Skip to comments.MSNBC host apologizes after saying he's 'uncomfortable' calling fallen soldiers heroes
Posted on 05/28/2012 5:13:08 PM PDT by tobyhill
The MSNBC host, who on the eve of Memorial Day said it makes him uncomfortable to describe fallen soldiers as heroes, apologized Monday after outcry from a top veterans group.
"On Sunday, in discussing the uses of the word "hero" to describe those members of the armed forces who have given their lives, I don't think I lived up to the standards of rigor, respect and empathy for those affected by the issues we discuss that I've set for myself," Chris Hayes, host of "Up With Chris Hayes," said in a statement. "I am deeply sorry for that."
The comment was made while kicking off a panel discussion on his show and he noted, it's "very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking valor, without invoking the words 'heroes.'"
Hayes tried to explain why that makes him uneasy: "I feel ... uncomfortable about the word hero because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war."
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Jane Fonda with a penis. Or maybe not...
Dollar short and a day late.
He’s a turd, flush him with the rest of that $hitty network.
Agree. I was so angry I sent him an email. These punks need to be exposed.
He is only sorry he said it out loud.
APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED!..crawl back under the rock scumbag...and stay there!
I would like that news to go viral
Course he would call anybody killing our soldiers a hero. What a traitor. They keep giving looks inside their minds.
Pray for Our Troops
Apology NOT accepted. That POS ought to try dedicating his very LIFE to defending this Country.
I’m tired of these lame ass “apologies” by the Liberal Rats where they still insert their anti-American propaganda.
He’s only sorry he got caught. What a classless scumbag.
It's despicable to imply that a soldier's primary objective is to become a hero rather than allegiance to the Constitution and obeying orders.
For those who tweet: https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/chrislhayes
I'll just post this picture for Mr. Hayes to look at....
I accept it.
On listening to the recording earlier I heard him seem to struggle with the concept. It wasn’t full of snarkiness, bile, or pomposity. I was actually quite surprised by that. And now he apologizes. I’m 20 years Navy and have been illuminated by fire control radar and chased by a Soviet sub. Other than those two non-combat experiences I haven’t been so much as insulted by an enemy. That’s all I come from. I’ll let those with real combat experience have their say but I am good with it.