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VFW Seeks Apology After MSNBC Host’s ‘Reprehensible and Disgusting’ Comments

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Over the weekend, MSNBC host Chris Hayes told his viewers that he’s “uncomfortable” with calling “war dead and the fallen … ‘heroes.’” Now, the Veterans of Foreign Wars group have responded by saying that Hayes’s comments “are reprehensible and disgusting” and are asking for the MSNBC host to apologize.

“Chris Hayes’ recent remarks on MSNBC regarding our fallen service members are reprehensible and disgusting,” Richard DeNoyer, a VFW official, told Fox News in a statement. “His words reflect his obvious disregard for the service and sacrifice of the men and women who have paid the ultimate price while defending our nation. His insipid statement is particularly callous because it comes at a time when our entire nation pauses to reflect and honor the memory of our nations’ fallen heroes.”

 

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  1. grayjohn

    May 28th, 2012

    I’m “uncomfortable” not beating his gay ass to a pulp. What kind of scum would say a thing like that?

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  2. MaryfromMarin

    May 28th, 2012

    Hooray for the VFW!! (And not just for this.)

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  3. historicus

    May 28th, 2012

    Do we know who advertises on MSPMSBC? I never watch the network, but is a broadside to their commercial supporters in order?

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  4. SgtZim

    May 28th, 2012

    I’m surprised. What vet would willingly watch PMSNBC?

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  5. Chuck U Farley

    May 28th, 2012

    I agree with historicus. An apology is no good. It wouldn’t be sincere or heartfelt. It wouldn’t even be a real apology. Just one of those “if I offended someone” piece of lawyer-speak crap.

    Write to all MSDNC advertisers and tell them you are now boycotting their products. It’s the only way to affect real change.

    …btw, who advertises on this trash-station?

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  6. Moe Tom

    May 28th, 2012

    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”:

    Hayes hails from the Bronx, where his Italian-American mother grew up, the daughter of a delicatessen owner. His father found his way to New York from Chicago via the Jesuits, while studying for the priesthood. While in seminary, his Irish-American father, Roger Hayes, did his first community organizing “for people who had trained with Alinsky,” Hayes says with a chuckle. When he was finishing up his degree at Fordham University, Roger Hayes moved into the apartment building where his mother, Geri, lived with her parents, beginning a courtship that prompted the young seminarian to leave the priesthood.

    Today his parents both work for the City of New York: Geri, a former schoolteacher, works for the NYC Department of Education, and Roger, after many years of community organizing, does health advocacy work in East Harlem for the NYC Department of Health. His younger brother is the Nevada state director for Organizing For America, the grassroots group built from the lists of the 2008 Obama campaign.

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/05/28/msnbcs-anti-military-hayes-my-parents-are-totally-amazing-heroic-figu#ixzz1wCzMAhRe

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  7. Moe Tom

    May 28th, 2012

    I believe Chris’s brother is Rachel Maddows also of msnbc. Somebody said. Hee, hee

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  8. TooMuchTime

    May 28th, 2012

    His “apology” will be full of so much bullshit, if I crumple it up and throw it on a field, it would fertilize crops for a year.

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  9. Sadie

    May 28th, 2012

    Hayes is married to the mob.

    Didn’t know that Hayes existed. If he wanted “ink” he got it – it’s a “blot” next to his name.

    p.s. Mrs. Blot, (Kate Shaw) is an Associate Counsel to Obama (whatever that title means).

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  10. Ohio Dan

    May 28th, 2012

    Apology Hell. He should be fired. The fact that he still has a job speaks volums about MSNBC

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  11. reddecaesari

    May 28th, 2012

    heros not homos

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  12. PATH

    May 28th, 2012

    Who had even heard of this person before this outrage. If you’re still watching TV, you’ve got a problem of listening to O’s propaganda – especially, from what I understand, MSNBC.

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  13. Dyrewulf

    May 28th, 2012

    I’d be shocked if the little POS apologized.

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  14. Pickled LIver

    May 28th, 2012

    I never watch that channel but if I did, and/or know anybody that does, it’s a good reason to suggest they stop immediately!

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  15. Robert Fine

    May 28th, 2012

    Enough with the ‘apology’ crap. Who cares?
    At a minimum, force that lunatic to resign.

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  16. well now

    May 28th, 2012

    He did come up with an apology and I say good. The libs always scream if a conservative says something not half as offensive-let them see how it feels when a fellow lib says something really offensive.
    Make them live up to their own standards. Is’nt that an Alinsky rule?

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  17. Bad Brad

    May 28th, 2012

    Grayjohn. as previously expressed, a share your view. Move to some other country you are comfortable with.

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  18. Doc

    May 29th, 2012

    I think that MSNBC needs to make amends and the best way I can think of is to send that little twinkletoescocksucker over an have him embedded with a forward operating company of Marines. Of course there would be a good chance he wouldn’t survive, but what the fuck…It might make points with the vets for that fukincommie network!

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  19. berlet98

    May 29th, 2012

    Memorial Day Postscript

    In “Memorial Day 2012″, I committed a serious error of omission as well as what liberals would characterize as a grievous blunder in word usage.

    In calling for renewed recognition of the meaning of Memorial Day honoring the 1,343,812 men and women who have died in the service of our country, I neglected to mention the tens of millions of veterans of America’s wars who honorably served. I also made the mistake–according to the Left–of calling our war dead “heroes.”

    Americans often confuse Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, with another national holiday, Veterans’ Day, originally referred to as Armistice Day.

    Memorial Day honors our war dead whereas the latter commemorates the official conclusion of World War One on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. The purpose of Veterans’ day was later changed to celebrate all who have served in America’s military.

    In fact, all veterans should be saluted as heroes and remembered in our prayers. The only difference between them and our fallen heroes is that they survived.

    Consider showing your appreciation and support for our hero vets by contributing to the very worthy Wounded Warrior Project.

    Then, again, are they really “heroes”?

    Chris Hayes thinks not.

    The leftist weekend host and fill-in for Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, and Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, the cable “news” adjunct of Barack Hussein Obama’s Democrat Party, believes his parents are “totally amazing, heroic figures” because they are far-out liberals. But he thinks referring to America’s fallen as “is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.”

    What Jesuitical gibberish!

    In honor of Memorial Day, Hayes felt compelled to demean our military and those who gave their lives for us. He said he feels “uncomfortable” in describing fallen American soldiers as “heroes.”

    In a stuttering, semi-articulate attack on those brave men and women, an attack with which his liberal guests fully concurred, Hayes uncomfortably explained his discomfort.

    In his own rambling words, Hayes said that ”Thinking today and observing Memorial Day, that’ll be happening tomorrow. . . Um, I, I, ah, back sorry, um, I think it’s interesting because I think it is very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking valor, without invoking the words “heroes.”

    Apparently, valor is as evil as heroism to America’s nasty, confused libs.

    If that insightful observation were not sufficient to demonstrate Hayes’ insensitive ignorance of the meaning of a hero and their ultimate sacrifice, he added, ”Um, and, ah, ah, why do I feel so comfortable [sic] about the word “hero”? I feel comfortable, ah, uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.”

    Perhaps realizing his grossly irrational insult of those who died and to give him more opportunity to make an ass of himself, Hayes babbled on: “Um, and, I don’t want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that’s fallen, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism: 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 I’m wrong about that.”

    I’m embarrassed to admit that I have a number of things in common with Hayes, including being a Catholic, Jesuit-educated Bronx native of Irish extraction who also graduated from Fordham University although I don’t share either his liberal family background nor Hayes’ radical leftism.

    Nevertheless, I completely understand Hayes’ discomfort. . .

    (Read more at http://www.genelalor.com/blog1/?p=24720.)

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  20. Jerry Manderin

    May 29th, 2012

    Chrissy Hayes is now hiding behind Rachel Maddow’s balls.

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  21. shootersgrandma

    May 29th, 2012

    Chris Hayes obviously learned quite a bit from his 60′s-ish parents. I wonder how well he could toke a dube with obama’s gang while continues to denigrate our military?

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  22. Dyrewulf

    May 29th, 2012

    http://bit.ly/K5K49P The dickhead apologized, though he qualified his apology by claiming that the reason he was uncomfortable was that it (the term ‘hero’) “…is used to assuage our own collective guilt about this disconnect with a pro-forma ritual that we observe briefly before returning to our barbecues.”

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  23. RUDE JUDE

    May 29th, 2012

    The American Legion is demanding an apology as well.

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