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MSNBC host apologizes after saying he’s ‘uncomfortable’ calling fallen soldiers heroes

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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.”

Veterans of Foreign Wars, in addition to a throng of conservative bloggers and groups, slammed Hayes for being so conflicted about the term.

“Chris Hayes’ recent remarks on MSNBC regarding our fallen service members are reprehensible and disgusting,” VFW National Commander Richard DeNoyer said in a statement to FoxNews.com. “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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[SNIP] Yeah, whatever. Great. Now apologize to the American people for MSNBC still being on the air.

» 21 Comments

  1. demonrat dave

    May 29th, 2012

    panty waste cheese eater

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  2. Cruisin' Cat

    May 29th, 2012

    MSNBC -’standards’
    LOLOLOL!

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  3. Tim

    May 29th, 2012

    “… that I’ve set for myself.”

    He apologized for not living up to his own standards.

    What a self-righteous pompous bitch.

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  4. leah

    May 29th, 2012

    Chris Hayes only apologized for stating what he and the rest of the elite media believe. May his picture join hanoi jane’s on the bathroom fixtures (not kidding) in many veteran’s halls around the country.

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  5. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    May 29th, 2012

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Thank you for watching that shit so I don’t have to.

    The WHOLE IDEA is to make the left “uncomfortable” . . . like a legion of dick ticks.

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  6. MNHawk

    May 29th, 2012

    Must suck being a leftist piece of garbage, always having to apologize for saying what you believe in.

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  7. Pickled LIver

    May 29th, 2012

    And we all know how sincere he was?

    Like he actually has any “standards” ! What an assbag!

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  8. MADJACK

    May 29th, 2012

    Piss on this little leftist faggot POS! Apology my ass. :mad:

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  9. RANDO

    May 29th, 2012

    “…rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.”

    !!!
    Asshole.

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  10. suzsanne

    May 29th, 2012

    Only after MSNBC lost their last 2 viewers.

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  11. Nunya

    May 29th, 2012

    Just don’t ever question a lefty’s patriotism right? *barf*

    I wonder just what he’s sorry for? Being an ungrateful SOB, or voicing his ungratefulness out loud? Either way, he’ll be thrown under the bus now since Demopr0gliberals NEVER apologize, only blame

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  12. Maudie N Mandeville

    May 29th, 2012

    “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.”

    But of course you have. And to the standards we’ve come to expect from MS, NBC, and GE. And your faux apology didn’t let us down, either.

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  13. Elwin Ransom

    May 29th, 2012

    Too little, too late…

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  14. Toaster

    May 29th, 2012

    Translation of apology: I’m sorry that you troglodytes don’t understand how enlightened and smart I am

    My level of disgust for these douches really can’t get much higher.

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  15. RosalindJ

    May 29th, 2012

    Chris Hayes really needs to keep his wanking private. He’s not fit for public consumption.

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  16. Don't Tread On Me

    May 29th, 2012

    Chris hayes felt perfectly comfortable referring to his Leftist community organizer Alinsky disciple parents as “heroic”, however:
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/05/28/msnbcs-anti-military-hayes-my-parents-are-totally-amazing-heroic-figu

    Maybe there should be an anti-trust suit against MSNBC for having a monopoly on douchebag anchors.

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  17. fxdwg

    May 29th, 2012

    Phucking dickweed. Chris Hayes is “uncomfortable” with the idea of being shitcanned and losing his soapbox for spouting Marxist rhetoric if he didn’t bow and scrape. Have any of these MSNBC hammer heads ever had a conversation with a normal person?

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  18. fubar

    May 29th, 2012

    might have something to do with the email address of his employer that was floating around conservative blogs this weekend, and the slamming he was getting on twitter.

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  19. fxdwg

    May 29th, 2012

    @fubar-
    Funny how those things happen. There really are more conservatives than liberals in our country, isn’t there?

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  20. Doc

    May 29th, 2012

    MSNBC need to send that polesmokin’ little cumstain to Afshitastan and embed him with a front line outfit. He may not make it out alive which would be just fine with me. Fukin maggots!

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  21. fubar

    May 29th, 2012

    @fxdwg

    I love it how twitter is trying to censor content, while conservatives are kicking ass – something about that 140 character limit really gets the juice flowing. >:)

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