How long does it take to investigate whether your employee insulted a decorated Army Ranger? Apparently, US Airways needs a lot of time.
If you have not heard the story here is a brief synopsis. On October 9, First Sergeant Albert Marle, a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, asked a flight attendant if she could hang up his jacket to keep it from getting wrinkled. According to various accounts, the flight attendant harshly and rudely refused saying the closet was for first-class passengers only, and Marle was not traveling in first class.
Apparently, she chastised three first-class passengers who offered to switch seats with the decorated soldier. According to news reports, passengers said the soldier did not raise a fuss and quietly returned to his seat. They said he did not accept the offer from other passengers to switch seats.
The following day, the airline issued an apology and indicated they were investigating the incident, giving the lip-service statement “We apologize for the situation and are reviewing the incident internally. We have a long and proud history of serving our military members and hold the men and women who serve our country in the highest regard.”
If that statement is true where is the outrage? If the passenger were not in the military and were say a Muslim, African American, Hispanic, or any other apparent endangered human, the flight attendant would be forced to take sensitivity training or possibly be fired. Heck, Al Sharpton would probably organize marches. So far, I have not heard from President Obama but he’s probably keeping his outrage to himself.
I am willing to bet if I wrote “stewardess” instead of “flight attendant” I would be flooded with hate mail from women’s group about my insensitivity..
How hard is it to call the flight attendant in and ask for her side? I’ve heard crickets ever since and I doubt we’ll ever hear what happened. . To be fair to US Airways, the media outlets may not cover the story of its actions because it does not fit their Liberal agenda.
Do you doubt me? Pop quiz: Have you heard of Jaron Holliday? How about Trayvon Martin? Jaron was a devout Christian, classically trained musician, and a corporal in the Army who was killed defending our nation. Trayvon was a drug user, a thief, expelled from two schools, and was killed while assaulting a neighborhood watch volunteer. Both were African American but which one got more publicity? Which one did President Obama mention?
The media controls and slants the information we receive. Do you doubt that too? Another pop quiz: Which news outlet slants the news more CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, NBC News, all of the above? I bet the knee jerk reaction is to say Fox News has a conservative bias. It does. The other news organizations have a Liberal bias but we do not hear that do we? The answer is all of the above.
I keep checking the US Airways website and still do not see a press release on their findings so my only thought is they are giving the public lip service. I suggest we boycott US Airways until they tell us the outcome of their investigation.