My 2 Cents: Viewers' Reactions To Marine Video Were Generational - - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

My 2 Cents: Viewers' Reactions To Marine Video Were Generational

Posted: Updated:

Usually I'm pretty good at gauging the reaction to my commentaries, but the more I thought about it the more I was taken aback by the response to My 2 Cents on the four Marines desecrating the Taliban bodies.

I was heartsick when I saw this video of the Marines urinating on the dead. Literally I had to turn away from it, knowing that doesn't represent the United States or the United States Marines.

What surprised me was a great deal of the varied reaction to the incident seemed to be generational, and it was revealing to me.

Many of the responses emailed to me, and the responses I got when I conducted a small survey in person, indicated younger people at least "understood" why the Marines did it.

Then it dawned on me, they're the 911 generation. Teenagers and 20-something's who've grown up in the shadow of terrorism and surprise attacks.

This is their war more than those of us who are middle-aged.

They're friends and peers are fighting and dying in the Middle East, they deeply relate to the fear and the anger and the carnage our young people in uniform are confront every day.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured On

  • Business News

    Find news on Oklahoma's economy, local business, the banking industry and more.

  • Links

    Looking for a website you heard mentioned on News 9? Find it here!

  • Local News

    Get the latest breaking news, current events and headlines affecting Oklahomans.

  • 9 Investigates

    Are you aware of incidents of fraud, corruption, government waste? We investigate.

  • Send Kelly Your 2 Cents

    * denotes required fields

    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks so much for giving me Your 2 Cents. I read every e-mail I get and appreciate your comments. Be looking for Your 2 Cents Monday through Friday on NEWS 9 at 10. Thanks so much, Kelly Ogle, NEWS 9 Anchor

Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.