Skip to comments.NYT declares MSNBC’s Chris Hayes awesome, leaves out a few things
Posted on 06/26/2012 2:23:47 PM PDT by Rufus2007
He is chic, hip and after reading last weekends piece in The The New York Times Sunday Styles section, you might think that Chris Hayes and his show Up w/Chris Hayes is the best thing to hit cable TV for the hipster in-crowd since AMCs Mad Men.
Hayes, the author of Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy, finds himself on the receiving end of a 1,400-word Times puff-piece by Alex Williams, who had a lot of good things to say about Hayes weekend morning show. And the premise that Hayes had arrived seems to be predicated on getting a shout-out from rocker Ted Leo at a concert in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Hayes, the host of MSNBCs new morning weekend political talk show, was padding around his apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn, early the next day when e-mails started popping up from excited friends who had been at the concert, Williams wrote. He was getting used to surging ratings and frequent mentions on The Huffington Post. But a shout-out from Ted Leo? He had arrived.
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Where morons gather.
I’ve never heard of Chris Hayes.
I feel like a deprived child.
Must watch mindless drivel program to make me feel better.
Ah. I never heard of Chris Hayes, either. Or, it turns out, I did, but didn’t bother to register the name.
Here’s some recent news, as found at Wikepedia:
On May 27, 2012, Memorial Day Weekend, Hayes made comments on air regarding the use of the word “heroism” as applied to American service members killed in action, stating that, “I feel... uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. Um, and, I dont want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone thats fallen, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism, you know, hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers, and things like that. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic. But maybe Im wrong about that.”
Chris Hayes? Rachel Maddow’s little sister? The sissy who rides his bike in an MSNBC commercial? The traitor who said dead US soldiers weren’t heroes? That Chris Hayes? Rachel is more manly than he is.
MSNBC...Manley girls and girley men.
Chris Hayes was very appreciative. That meant at least one person, the NYT reporter, actually watched his show.