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MSNBC host apologizes after saying he's 'uncomfortable' calling fallen soldiers heroes
Fox News ^ | 5/28/2012 | fox news

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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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chrishayes; msnbc
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Hell with his apology. The idiot said exactly what he meant to say.
1 posted on 05/28/2012 5:13:15 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Jane Fonda with a penis. Or maybe not...


2 posted on 05/28/2012 5:14:56 PM PDT by donozark (One in four Confederate Soldiers who fell at Gettysburg came from North Carolina.)
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To: tobyhill

What a freaking PIG! Hayes needs to get the .... out of this country!


3 posted on 05/28/2012 5:15:03 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: tobyhill

Dollar short and a day late.


4 posted on 05/28/2012 5:15:03 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: tobyhill

He’s a turd, flush him with the rest of that $hitty network.


5 posted on 05/28/2012 5:16:13 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: tobyhill

Agree. I was so angry I sent him an email. These punks need to be exposed.


6 posted on 05/28/2012 5:16:38 PM PDT by NoExpectations
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To: tobyhill

He is only sorry he said it out loud.


7 posted on 05/28/2012 5:16:51 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: tobyhill

APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED!..crawl back under the rock scumbag...and stay there!


8 posted on 05/28/2012 5:17:54 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: tobyhill

I would like that news to go viral

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/05/27/MSNBC-Host-uncomfortable-about-word-hero


9 posted on 05/28/2012 5:18:15 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: tobyhill

Course he would call anybody killing our soldiers a hero. What a traitor. They keep giving looks inside their minds.

Pray for Our Troops


10 posted on 05/28/2012 5:18:41 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: tobyhill; EveningStar
The great Iowahawk"s lastest tweet:


11 posted on 05/28/2012 5:21:18 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: tobyhill

Apology NOT accepted. That POS ought to try dedicating his very LIFE to defending this Country.


12 posted on 05/28/2012 5:21:23 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: NoExpectations

I’m tired of these lame ass “apologies” by the Liberal Rats where they still insert their anti-American propaganda.


13 posted on 05/28/2012 5:21:31 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: tobyhill

He’s only sorry he got caught. What a classless scumbag.


14 posted on 05/28/2012 5:21:47 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: tobyhill
"I feel ... uncomfortable about the word hero because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war."

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.

15 posted on 05/28/2012 5:21:47 PM PDT by randita
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To: tobyhill

For those who tweet: https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/chrislhayes


16 posted on 05/28/2012 5:22:12 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: tobyhill

I'll just post this picture for Mr. Hayes to look at....

17 posted on 05/28/2012 5:22:23 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: bray

sobmfah


18 posted on 05/28/2012 5:22:23 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: tobyhill

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.


19 posted on 05/28/2012 5:22:31 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Roscoe Karns

or latest


20 posted on 05/28/2012 5:24:04 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: tobyhill

Anybody gotta mugshot of this low-life?


21 posted on 05/28/2012 5:26:01 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: tobyhill

As a Viet/Cold War Veteran, I know true heroes. I believe the MSNBC commentator had stated his comments with purpose, direction and clarity. In doing so, he has spat, on EVERY military member’s grave, from the time of the Revolution, thrrough till now. My answer is “NO!” I wish him the full measure of the repercussions of his statement, to his last breath.


22 posted on 05/28/2012 5:27:35 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: tobyhill

He’s sorry he may have hurt his career.


23 posted on 05/28/2012 5:27:35 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Roscoe Karns

Perfect.


24 posted on 05/28/2012 5:27:55 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: tobyhill

He’s wasted his breath apologizing. I will not accept it. Still want to see his comfort zone adjusted.


25 posted on 05/28/2012 5:28:22 PM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: tobyhill

I’m not uncomfortable calling you an American POS.....


26 posted on 05/28/2012 5:30:24 PM PDT by geege
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To: boomop1

Yikes...

The “apology” is ALL ABOUT HIM!
then he bloviates some more. What scum!!

Send him to Iran or N Korea or syria...then he can “feel more conmfortable” with his stupidity!


27 posted on 05/28/2012 5:30:47 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: donozark

I thought Chris was Rachel Maddow’s sister.


28 posted on 05/28/2012 5:31:14 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: tobyhill

Nothing to see here folks. Just another Democrat. Move along now.


29 posted on 05/28/2012 5:32:06 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: tobyhill
MSNBC's Anti-Military Chris Hayes Called His Parents 'Heroic Figures'

By: Noel Sheppard | May 28, 2012 | 10:48 NewsBusters reported Sunday that MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes is "uncomfortable" calling America's fallen military members "heroes." According to a June 2011 piece about him published by the far-left Alternet, Hayes has no problem saying his parents are "heroic figures": Read more: http://newsbusters.org/#ixzz1wBe8sfzU

30 posted on 05/28/2012 5:32:37 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Graewoulf
Here's a pic of the little fag.


31 posted on 05/28/2012 5:33:06 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Graewoulf

aka Rachel Maddow's sister
32 posted on 05/28/2012 5:34:42 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: jimfree

I don’t. I spent enough time fighting the Commie Bastards that I’m not going to let a Commie Bastard off the hook with some lame ass “apology”.


33 posted on 05/28/2012 5:34:42 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: tobyhill


34 posted on 05/28/2012 5:38:40 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tobyhill
"I am deeply sorry for that."

tobyhill's right. He's not sorry one bit.

35 posted on 05/28/2012 5:40:29 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: tobyhill
Chris don't you know once you let the cat out of the bag it is hard to get it to go back in. To hell with your fake apology you ungrateful wretch!
36 posted on 05/28/2012 5:40:52 PM PDT by funfan
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To: tobyhill

Shame on him.


37 posted on 05/28/2012 5:44:41 PM PDT by Chainmail
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To: tobyhill

So this little Fag is what passes as a “Journalist” these days. I am so sick and tired of these useless vermin spewing their hate for America over the airwaves. Useless scum.


38 posted on 05/28/2012 5:44:49 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: unixfox

He looks like a pansy to me.


39 posted on 05/28/2012 5:48:34 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: tobyhill

The talking head is a metro-sexual douche bag with no worth in this world. Watching him in the video is like watching a vacant, hollow man spewing nonsense.


40 posted on 05/28/2012 5:49:20 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: tobyhill

Hard for these types to know a hero beyond Alinsky.


41 posted on 05/28/2012 5:51:40 PM PDT by hope
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To: tobyhill

Precisely.

I don’t understand this fetish our culture has for “apologies”. Especially an “apology” from a person that meant what they said. And, when he knows as well as we know, that not only did he mean it, but that he’d say it again if he could get away with it.

He’s sorry all right. He’s sorry we are so stupid.

For a member of the liberal intelligentsia, the guilt is not in the doing, it is in the getting caught.

I’ve gotten more sincere apologies from 3rd graders that got caught punching another kid on the playground.


42 posted on 05/28/2012 5:53:26 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: tobyhill
I feel ... uncomfortable about the word hero because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.

Marxists in America believe their comfort trumps American rights, law, and decency. I'll chip in $2 toward a one-way ticket to North Korea for this nitwit. Ten years there might help him reconsider the meaning of the word "comfort."

43 posted on 05/28/2012 5:54:59 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: unixfox

Oh My Gosh, It’s Meghan Mcains sister!


44 posted on 05/28/2012 5:54:59 PM PDT by hope
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
He is only sorry he said it out loud.

Exactly...

He probably thought he was "speaking power to truth" or some other BS left wing meaningless pablum... they think is powerful and inspiring

45 posted on 05/28/2012 5:56:41 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus to follow...)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I have no doubt the apology was forced by management. Obama is on a veterans support spree now in order to look like a normal prez, Chrissy’s statement is counter to it, even though Obama likely agrees with him.


46 posted on 05/28/2012 5:58:52 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I have no doubt the apology was forced by management. Obama is on a veterans support spree now in order to look like a normal prez, Chrissy’s statement is counter to it, even though Obama likely agrees with him.


47 posted on 05/28/2012 5:59:03 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: tobyhill

FUCH


48 posted on 05/28/2012 5:59:34 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Popman

He’s only sorry that he created a Sh*t storm!


49 posted on 05/28/2012 6:01:24 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: tobyhill

Chris Hayes apologized for not living up to “...standards of rigor, respect and empathy for those affected by the issues we discuss that I’ve set for myself.”

He apologized to himself for not living up to his journalistic standards.

He did not apologize to veterans and the rest of us for denigrating the honor of our fallen hero warriors.

There is no bottom for the left. They are lower than whale shit.


50 posted on 05/28/2012 6:01:50 PM PDT by Amadeo
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