Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chrishayes; msnbc
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-89 last
To: tobyhill

That little POS made my list...the list of a****les that I will gladly pay the fines for what happens after we meet.


51 posted on 05/28/2012 6:02:17 PM PDT by gilor (Pull the wool over your own eyes!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Roscoe Karns

LOL! Now THAT is funny!


52 posted on 05/28/2012 6:02:51 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Roscoe Karns

LOL! Now THAT is funny!


53 posted on 05/28/2012 6:03:07 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Up With Chris Hayes? How about “Up Yours, Chris Hayes”? Seems much more apropos.


54 posted on 05/28/2012 6:04:15 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

The worst thing about these people is that they have no balls. They are afraid to defend publicly what they actually believe.

They have no honor.

They are beneath contempt. I shall have no pity on them when the time comes.

None.


55 posted on 05/28/2012 6:05:59 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio; unixfox

Thanks for the pics.

Probably the horn rims would allow him to blend in with the Harvard OWS, but his head is tipped to his RIGHT.

The bottomless vanity shades place him in 1 %, but his head IS tipped to his LEFT.

No, the unixfox pic is out, definitely! Way to many teeth showing, which displays to much heroic aggression, even for PMS MSNBC.

Maybe a pinko shirt would help?

BTW, is Jay Carney stepping down? You laugh, but why else would Chris Hayes send up this trial balloon on Memorial Day Weekend?


56 posted on 05/28/2012 6:07:47 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

He is chief editor for the “Nation” a commie rag. From where the wimp arse commie spews his filth with impunity, for no real American reads it. On MessNBC he forgot where he was at and got caught out.


57 posted on 05/28/2012 6:09:31 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (I'll be a nice to you as you'll let me be, or as mean as you make me be.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Popman
A little more tidbit about this POS. His wife works for Dear Leader and his daddy in Law was a reporter for ABC in Chicago for a lot of years and is now (snicker) head of the Better Govt. Association in Illinois. His name is Andy Shaw and he sees nothing wrong with how the Madigans and Rahmbo are running things. (cough cough Bullsnort)

Kudos to JD Hayworth on WLS 890 AM this AM broadcasting what this POS said. I made certain hosts on WLS 890 Chicago Don Wade and Roma as well as Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft know about this. Mr Shaw for lack of a better term, washes up as a guest from time to time on these programs. Hopefully the above hosts will have the cojones to call out Mr. Shaw but don't hold your breath.

58 posted on 05/28/2012 6:10:19 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: HerrBlucher

Want to REALLY apologize, Chris??

Then suit up, pack up, put down the Perrier water, get out of the air-conditioned MSNBC studio, say goodbye to your wife and kid, and get your A** on the FIRST plane to Afghanistan and DO SOME GD embedded REPORTING on those men and women whom you classify as “not heroes!!!!” Get right in there with ‘em, Chris — right out there in the bright hot sun.

Freaking ‘effen IDIOT!!!

After that, you can do a stop by Ft. Leavenworth and check in with my friend whose husband was blown to smithereens last year in his humvee while on a tasker in olde Afghan. She’s dealing alone with a family of 5 kids now, the youngest being around 6 years old.

Perhaps you’d get a look, then, at a REAL live hero, you PIG!!!

Oh hell, you probably couldn’t even make it to the check-in counter without having a total meltdown.

These people make me SICK.


59 posted on 05/28/2012 6:13:28 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: slapshot
Also this douchnozzle is on a very short list of people who I would sucker punch in public. And believe me this little beeooootch will stay down
60 posted on 05/28/2012 6:15:05 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Non-apology apologies are insulting.

I despise the LSM.


61 posted on 05/28/2012 6:28:50 PM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill
But Chris... are they heroes ?

(Waiting)

62 posted on 05/28/2012 6:32:23 PM PDT by Chaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

anybody got a list of sponsors for his show?


63 posted on 05/28/2012 6:36:27 PM PDT by class8601_nuke (don't just be critical, be prompt critical.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Wonder if both the people that heard his original comment also heard his apology.


64 posted on 05/28/2012 6:43:23 PM PDT by kempster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BookmanTheJanitor

That brought tears to my eyes. How sad! This man is despicable.


65 posted on 05/28/2012 6:45:03 PM PDT by I_be_tc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill
I keep trying to find an apology and I can't.
There's no “there” there.
66 posted on 05/28/2012 6:46:39 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks tobyhill. His apology is complete BS, just another lie from his lying, shilling tongue, and made under duress. Here's his original heinous comment:
"I feel ... uncomfortable about the word hero because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war."
IOW, he fits right in with the other shills at MSNBC, Partisan Shill HQ for US media.


67 posted on 05/28/2012 6:49:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: randita
"I feel ... uncomfortable about the word hero because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war."

He should be deported just for using the term "rhetorically proximate."

68 posted on 05/28/2012 6:56:03 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio

Does he/she even have enough testosterone in her system to grow a beard?


69 posted on 05/28/2012 7:05:06 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests [hearts] and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.

— C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man


70 posted on 05/28/2012 7:05:17 PM PDT by bad company (There are no illegal guns, just undocumented firearms.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

FU butt boy and that was not an apology but a self serving parsed statement


71 posted on 05/28/2012 7:09:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

FU butt boy and that was not an apology but a self serving parsed statement


72 posted on 05/28/2012 7:10:14 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: slapshot

It was also played/exposed on:
—Bill Cunningham, syndicated, Sunday night

—Col. David Hunt in for Howie Carr, Howie network in
New England, today


73 posted on 05/28/2012 7:12:06 PM PDT by raccoonradio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill
War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things;
the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

John Stuart Mill

74 posted on 05/28/2012 7:32:04 PM PDT by Larry381 ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Something about this part of his apology doesn’t sit well with me

“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”

The problem wasn’t that he hates the military it was that he didn’t follow the high standards he set for himself.


75 posted on 05/28/2012 7:39:52 PM PDT by Leo58 (Those who cheer you today will curse you tomorrow, the only thing that endures is character.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Roscoe Karns; dighton; IowaHawk; abbi_normal_2; acapesket; aculeus; afraidfortherepublic; ak267; ...
Ping to post #11

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

I'm temporarily handling the Iowahawk ping list while dighton is away.

Please let me know if you want to be added to or removed from the list.

Please ping me to Iowahawk articles. Thanks. :)

76 posted on 05/28/2012 8:11:26 PM PDT by EveningStar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill
" Chris Hayes, host of "Up With Chris Hayes,"

This was a typo! The actual show is called "Up Yours Chris Hayes." /s

77 posted on 05/28/2012 8:20:38 PM PDT by rcrngroup
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

This is SOP for MSNBC commies and cowards. Insult our troops and them lamely apologize in order to keep their “phoney, baloney jobs”.

Fire his ass. Looks like the MSNBC (Mentally Ill, Nothing But Crap) bus undercarriage is getting awfully crowded.


78 posted on 05/28/2012 8:23:49 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

Thanks for the ping.


79 posted on 05/28/2012 8:36:46 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 76 | View Replies]

This piece of crap’s wife works as a lawyer in the White House Counsel’s office. Thiese are the people who rule us now. How long can we put up with it?


80 posted on 05/28/2012 8:41:26 PM PDT by Godwin1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 79 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill
Well, thank goodness he didn't call anyone a Slut.

That being said, I assume this is the kickoff of “The Democrat's War On Fallen Heroes”.

81 posted on 05/28/2012 8:42:31 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Not sorry he said it, just sorry he got caught saying it.


82 posted on 05/28/2012 9:23:27 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Did he try to get away with it because he knows his viewing audience is so low that it might go unnoticed?


83 posted on 05/28/2012 9:26:30 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Roscoe Karns; IowaHawk

Heh.


84 posted on 05/28/2012 10:01:44 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: donozark
Jane Fonda with a penis. Or maybe not...

Or as Ann Coulter tweeted last night: "'Uncomfortable' Calling Fallen Military 'Heroes' – Marines respond by protecting his right to menstruate.")

85 posted on 05/28/2012 10:06:33 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL...They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio
Chris Hayes may well be Rachel Maddow's sister. But she has a better haircut.

Then again, I may be confused as to which one "she" actually is...

86 posted on 05/29/2012 7:29:53 AM PDT by donozark (One in four Confederate Soldiers who fell at Gettysburg came from North Carolina.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: HerrBlucher
"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."

Exactly right. His beard works in the White House. Another perfectly timed obama own goal.

87 posted on 05/29/2012 7:41:36 AM PDT by lodi90
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: gilor

He’s a perfect example of an effete illiberal Liberal worm.


88 posted on 05/29/2012 8:05:16 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: yoe

Chuckle time PING.


89 posted on 05/29/2012 8:13:57 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-89 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson