Airhead Cronkite School intern/Arizona Republic reporter Jamie Landers massages history, writing the United States was attacked…but never mentions the attacker
Today marks the 79th anniversary of the Japanese stealth bombing attack on our naval fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii resulting in the deaths of 2,335 American service members and 68 civilians. Nearly 1,180 were injured. The attack sank 12 naval vessels and heavily damaged nine others.
President Donald Trump released this Proclamation in remembrance of that horrific day that precipitated United States involvement in World War II.
The USS Arizona still lies beneath the harbor with its dead entombed. The ship sank in less than nine minutes after a 1,760-pound armor-piercing bomb penetrated its decks and exploded in the ship’s forward ammunition magazine. 1,177 sailors and marines on board were killed; 334 crew members survived.
Other major installations on Oahu, including Wheeler Field and Kaneohe Naval Air Station, also were attacked.
In his address to a joint session of congress declaring war on Japan, President Roosevelt rightfully referred to December 7, 1941 as, “a date which will live in infamy.”
But President Franklin Roosevelt could never have anticipated the politically correct and undereducated Cronkite News “Social Justice” Arizona Republic intern/reporter Jamie Landers who dutifully covered the 79th Pearl Harbor anniversary without ever mentioning the stealth attack was an unprovoked ambush perpetrated by the Imperial Japanese forces against the United States. She inanely writes the USS Arizona has “become a touchstone for the landlocked state.”
More than 1,000 crewmen remain entombed in the U.S. Arizona.