MSNBC Analyst Chris Hayes: I’m ‘Uncomfortable’ Calling Fallen Military ‘Heroes’ (Video)

MSNBC host Chris Hayes finds it contemptible to remember the war dead as heroes. After all, it will probably just lead to more war.
Via NewsBusters:

NewsBusters provided the transcript:

CHRIS HAYES: Thinking today and observing Memorial Day, that’ll be happening tomorrow. Just talked with Lt. Col. Steve Burke [sic, actually Beck], who was a casualty officer with the Marines and had to tell people [inaudible]. 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.” 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. 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.

Yes. You would be wrong about that, Chris.

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  • Bruno

    Hayes’ heroes are the American Idol contestants who give their energy, their creative spirit, their emotion, all and despite the real talent they possess the AI judges still reject them, leaving them despondent and broken. Damn you, Randy Jackson!

  • RKae

    Why do I think his idea of a hero is a man in high heels, feather boa and g-string dancing down the street in a “pride” parade?

    Just when I think the left has nowhere lower to go, they dig their hole deeper. Must be the “shovel ready” jobs we heard so much about.

  • SeniorD

    Has Mr. Hayes ever served his country? Has this cretin ever thought about the freedom he enjoys that came from the sacrifice of others willing to put their lives on the line for his contemptable life?

    Nothing he says, nothing he does will remove the stain his specious, contemptable speech has made.

  • Callie369

    Dumbama is the only “hero” in his book! Chris is one miserable POS!!!!

  • Spartan79

    Hayes needs to remember Orwell: he (and others of his ilk) “sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf”.

  • I think most cowards are very reluctant to see others, who otherwise seem ordinary, to sacrifice for the good of their country when they themselves would not. Too bad, it has been said that those who have served enjoy their feedom a bit more. Those who have given their life in service to our country are truely heros.

  • CommieJuice

    I’m uncomfortable calling MSDNC a real ‘news’ organization. I’m also uncomfortable giving any kind of credibility to anyone they would hire to host or be a paid contributor.

  • Tim in Cali

    Somehow,I believe he thinks Havey Milk is hero

  • kato

    Television: Produced by idiots for idiots.

  • Robin

    I kind of agree with him. Just because someone was killed in a war doesn’t make them a hero. I served 25 years and saw soldiers die. No one called them heroes, but they were just as dead as if it had been war. Just because you serve doesn’t make you special. Its what you owe your country anyway.

  • Buffalobob

    This a person who wets himself watching “do you think you can dance?.

  • Linda

    Just TRY and do one tour in Afghanistan…and I guarantee you you will have no problem calling them Heroes!

  • Carmelita

    A villain is a person who gets everything he wants at no cost to himself but at great cost to others. It helps to understand villainy to see why members of the left are antithetical to heroism. They cannot project their villainy onto it, and must on some level cede that a hero is something they can never be. That’s really what makes this guy uncomfortable.

  • Militant Conservative

    Come out here in fly over country and say that.

    Powder is dry

  • Tim in Cali

    My definition of a Liberal

    One who wakes every morning at the crack of noon,whose supreme goal is the never ending pursuit of perfecting stupidity,ignorance and arrogance…

  • regularguy

    Spoken like a pitiful soul who has never and will likely never live for a cause greater than himself. He’ll only know the wretchedness of self-absorption and the accompanying anxiety that his life has little or no meaning, if he has any soul at all. Pathetic.

  • Militant Conservative

    #10 May 27, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    Robin commented:

    Your a bigger fool then.

  • JPL17

    The survival of civilization depends on reasonable men being willing to kill fanatics, at the risk of their own lives. See, e.g., . By belittling the men on whom the survival of civilization depends, Chris Hayes places himself among the lowest forms of human life that exist.

  • Multitude

    Actually, he’s got a point.

    To Progressives, giving up one’s life through self sacrifice is nothing special. The state owns all life and in general, is quite comfortable sacrificing millions for whatever it deems necessary. The life of an individual just really isn’t that special to them. It’s about the group.

    To an individualistic society, they get all worked up about the loss of life and tend to treat it differentiation. But Mao has explained that it would be nothing to lose 100 million or more Chinese for some cause the party deemed useful. It would be nonsensical to suggest a progressive would then somehow feel an obligation of tribute and recognition to people merely doing what was expected or required of them.

    Great leaders are heroes, like Mao, Obama, Lenin or Stalin. Masses who are sacrificed for the needs of the state require no such respect to any true Progressive.

  • RWiss

    I feel comfortable punching this pencil neck progressive in his face.

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  • Bubba

    What a turd this sad sack is. Just look at this clown. Everything about this loser says he’s a guy who’s all about trying to craft the image of an intellectual. The “hey, I need a pair of glasses that say ‘I went to an ivy league college” glasses. The riduculous “hey, but words seemed to work for that Buckley guy” fifty cent words. The cocky “f*** I’m brilliant” look on his face.

    Everything about the guy screams “pretender.”

    Sorry dimbulb, you don’t look intelligent–you look like the ass clown you obviously are.

  • sandy

    What a doofus! What would you call a man who gives his life for his country but a hero? By the way, Chris Hayes has a very edible face.

  • bg
  • sandy

    It would be interesting to find out just how many people in Obama’s Administration or Dems in Congress have ever served in the Military.

  • pst314

    I’m uncomfortable calling Chris Hayes a fellow American.

  • remember the people in the boardrooms of corporate america pay to sponsor this boob. i’ll bet he doesn’t feel uncomfortable calling bill ayers a hero.

  • tru

    Ya know Chris, I’m uncomfortable about using the word “journalist” because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more liberal media. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic. I think hack would be a more appropriate description for anyone in the conga line up of freaks and malcontents on MSNBC.

  • Toa

    Spoken like a true soft-faced sissy who feels “uncomfortable” at the sight of men who are each worth a dozen males like himself. Maybe he endeavors to ensure that he is on the good side of the “Occupiers”, Islamists, and other typical MSNBC fans.

  • bg



    May 27, 2012

    Texas A&M Commencement Address – The students
    gave a standing ovation; the faculty were deathly silent!

    [Now, before the dean has me shackled and
    hauled off, I have a few random thoughts.

    * You need to register to vote, unless you are on welfare. If you are
    living off the efforts of others, please do us the favor of sitting down
    and shutting up until you are on your own again.

    * When you do vote, your votes for the House and the Senate are
    more important than your vote for President. The House controls
    the purse strings, so concentrate your awareness there.

    * Liars cannot be trusted, even when the liar is the President of the
    country. If someone can’t deal honestly with you, send them packing.

    * Don’t bow to the temptation to use the government as an instrument
    of plunder. If it is wrong for you to take money from someone else who
    earned it — to take their money by force for your own needs — then it
    is certainly just as wrong for you to demand that the government step
    forward and do this dirty work for you.

    * Don’t look in other people’s pockets. You have no business there. What
    they earn is theirs. What you earn is yours. Keep it that way. Nobody
    owes you anything, except to respect your privacy and your rights, and
    leave you the hell alone.

    * Speaking of earning, the revered 40-hour workweek is for losers. Forty
    hours should be considered the minimum, not the maximum. You don’t see
    highly successful people clocking out of the office every afternoon at five.
    The losers are the ones caught up in that afternoon rush hour. The
    winners drive home in the dark.

    * Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech.
    Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.

    * Finally (and aren’t you glad to hear that word), as Og Mandino wrote,

    1. Proclaim your rarity. Each of you is a rare and unique human being.

    2. Use wisely your power of choice.

    3. Go the extra mile, drive home in the dark.

    Oh, and put off buying a television set as long as you can. Now, if you
    have any idea at all what’s good for you, you will get out of here and
    never come back. Class dismissed”]



  • Indiana

    Another usefull idiot….I’ve blocked MSNBC from my cable box….along with the other porn.

  • American Patriot

    My father and the other men who went before and after him served this country honorably, and many died for their love of this great Nation. They are all heroes. That piss ant isn’t worhty enough to wash their socks.

    On this day, I salute all our military men and women for the sacrifices they made and continue to make in the name of the United States of America.

  • DevilDogMomma

    Sounds like “balls envy” to me.

  • Dave-O

    The MSNBC announcer’s statement does not surprise me. I suspect Chris Hayes is extraordinarily uncomfortable in the presence of real men.

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  • NoBama2012

    The guy is a know nothing dick. It this was a real world then he would be picking up my garbage every Thursday or …

  • Doug

    Hayes is the guy who was groomed and brought up through the ranks by one Keith Olbermann…why is this shocking to anyone? He has always been a smug commie.

  • Patty

    well uh umm aahh. I don’t want to be problematic, good heavens, who are these people. And this guy, has he served a day in the military.

    Tell that to the mothers and fathers who lost a son or daughter, the children without a dad or mom. Please get the hook and pull him off the stage.

    This is one of the most embarrassing moments but of the many on MISERY SICK BIGOTED CHANNEL ON TV.

  • bg


    It Has Always Been The Soldier

    It is the soldier,
    not the President who gives US Democracy.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Congress who takes Care of US.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Reporter who has given us Freedom of Press.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Poet who has given us Freedom of Speech.

    It is the soldier,
    not the campus [community] Organizer who
    has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate.

    It is the soldier,
    who salutes the flag;
    who serves beneath the flag,
    and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
    that allows the protester to burn the flag.

    ~ Father Dennis O’Brien, US Marine Corp. Chaplain

    God Bless America!

    God Bless Soldiers everywhere for putting THEIR
    lives on the line to protect us ALL from terrorism!


  • Ghost

    This blogsite has the greatest comments page anywhere, I don’t have enough terabytes on my hard drive backup to archive them all.

    But, here is one I’ll remember:

    “Forgetfulness occurs when those who have been long inured to civilized order can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder whether their crops would grow to maturity without being stolen or their children sold into slavery by a victorious foe….They forget that in time of danger, in the face of the enemy, they must trust and confide in each other, or perish….They forget, in short, that there has ever been a category of human experience called …the enemy.

    “That, before 9/11, was what had happened to us. The very concept of the enemy had been banished from our moral and political vocabulary. An enemy was just a friend we hadn’t done enough for yet. Or perhaps there had been a misunderstanding, or an oversight on our part — something that we could correct….

    “Our first task is therefore to try to grasp what the concept of the enemy really means. The enemy is someone who is willing to die in order to kill you. And while it is true that the enemy always hates us for a reason, it is his reason, and not ours.”

    thanks #18, #5

  • Practical Jane

    I don’t see this guy very often, but when I do all I can think is he looks like Madcow in drag.

  • Patty

    OT = lol

    Bob Schieffer Laughs Out Loud After Playing Video of Obama Bragging About His Accomplishments

    CBS’s Bob Schieffer certainly wasn’t in an Obama-loving mood Sunday.

    Having asked the President’s senior campaign adviser “Whatever happened to hope and change” early in the program, the Face the Nation host in a subsequent segment laughed out loud after playing a clip of Obama bragging about his accomplishments on 60 Minutes last year (video follows with transcript and commentary):

    BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: I want to play a little something for you. I think one of the lessons that probably all of us recognize is that if you– I’ve wrote a book once about Ronald Reagan it came out the month that he was– that George Bush was inaugurated. The book, I– I think, everything in the book is accurate, but it is not entirely true, because we didn’t know at that time that the Soviet Union was going to fall in. I don’t give credit– Reagan credit, total credit for that but certainly his policies had a part in it. I think you really run a risk when you start trying to judge a presidency–{..} and Video of Laugh out loud.

    Read more:

  • JPeden

    “I feel comfortable, ah, uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.”/snif…I’m just sooo sensitive!

    aka, “The only true valor is immediate surrender to those who want to enslave you and not lifting a finger to defend anyone at any time,” aka, in praise of the Left’s “intellectual” love of dhimmitude and Deathworship.

    People don’t defend freedom because they want to be judged valorous, you pure bred retard.

  • Patty

    Chris, Crunch on this.

    Tribute to Adam Brown


  • Carbon Pootprint

    Who considers progressive traiotrs in New York Americans?

  • bg


    Patty #42 May 27, 2012 at 9:06 pm


    yes it is funny..

    but he should be crying..

    as we all will be soon enough..

    and what’s up with his “accurate but not entirely true” book??

    aah, okay, must be a code he and Rather share.. /s/


  • donh

    Make Hayes very uncomfortable and send him a postcard of
    Pat Tillman…>×2.jpg

  • Mad Hatter

    Chris Hayes doesn’t see Fallen Soldiers and Sailors as hereos, because the only people he sees as hereos are people like FDR, Saul Alinsky, The Weather Underground, The SDS, and the Communist Party USA.

  • Patty

    Those who have great love for their country are Patriots. Those who live and die for their country are the Heroes.

    They are the men and women who fight for freedom, even for Chris Hayes’s freedom of speech. But sitting at a desk, is just another job.

    But not just anyone can give their life for their country. Like Adam Brown and all those who we remember every day, not just today or tomorrow. The have the biggest and most important job of all.

  • Patty

    #46 May 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    bg commented:

    Don’t get me starting on Rather! Barf Alert!!!

    He is still sticking to his story. Poor thing, he just can’t find a place in the world. So, he writes Books.

  • Badco

    Spoken like a true Liberal coward.

  • Patty


    2 murders, 3 other shootings on the heels of ‘Stop the Violence’ rally in East St. Louis

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. ( — The Memorial Day Weekend has been filled with violence in East St. Louis. A man was shot and killed at a barbecue on Saturday. Another man was shot and killed early Sunday morning walking between bars. And about an hour later, 3 people were shot at a market. All the violence follows the “Stop the Violence” rally in East St. Louis on Friday featuring the parents of Trayvon Martin. News 4 asked Mayor Alvin Parks if the recent violence has been disheartening. “It’s not disheartening, but what you have is frustration,” said Parks. “Because… read on!!

  • Patty

    Isn’t it odd how the liberals can tell others who the heroes are.

    Definition of a Hero:

    a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.
    a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal: He was a local hero when he saved the drowning child.

    We really need to e mail this Chris Hayes and explain to him what the meaning of a Hero truly is.

  • Patty

    Americans jump into harms way each day. Some of their heroic acts aren’t publicized.

    No notoriety for my hero. A 2 year old was in the street, it was late and the child was just walking in the street. My hero scooped up the toddler and saved her life. There, don’t we all have a hero. We all know someone who puts their life on the line each day for our safety and protection. This story could never be compared to the soldiers stories. There are many troops who put themselves on the line and don’t expect any recognition for their heroism.

    It is so pathetic when an immature person who hasn’t any idea just how much we patriots admire and love our troops.

  • Joanne

    What is wrong with U.S. troops going into countries is that politicians call the shots, instead of the generals and military personnel. If you go to war for your country and risk your life, you are a hero. If that idiot is uncomfortable calling the U.S. military in war, heroes, then he needs to take a tour himself…….but he would be too much of a coward to actually do that…..and too selfish.

  • Jeff S

    God, I’m glad you were removed from the First Things site. You and your hanger-oners are pathetic.

  • Mr. Hayes is being insincere. He’s not uncomfortable talking about heroes. Instead, he’s taking the low road or the Bill Maher road. Mr. Hayes is talking out just like little kids that don’t respect their parents and haven’t had their asses beat enough.

    Think of all the other ways he could’ve made whatever point he wanted to make. For example, if Mr. Hayes had said “Many taxi drivers, for example, have dangerous jobs too but don’t earn health insurance or get the respect soldiers get” well that would be a point. But no Mr. Hayes wants the same kind of attention Bill Maher gets.

    I don’t watch msnbc. I don’t have cable TV and don’t miss it either.

  • Matt

    Maybe we have dumbed down the word hero too much. All soldiers are not heroes. It is an honorable profession but that does not make every soldier a hero.

    And if all soldiers are not heroes than how can dying be your sole heroic act?

    Being a hero requires heroic action.

  • valerie

    I’m sure this link would be lost on a self-centered numb-nuts like Chris Hayes, but most of the rest of us will get it.

    Mr. Hayes lacks empathy, for the sorrow that others have endured, and he lacks an education, for he does not know what he owes them. He lacks integrity, because he fails to admit that his statement is really about refusing to recognize something that is true: he lives in freedom because of people who don’t quite fit in with the political verbiage he wants to push.

  • JPL17

    @ Ghost #40: You’re most welcome. I discovered Lee Harris from reading a comment on some other blog a few months ago, and am now trying to spread the word because I think Harris is an extremely important writer/thinker. After Civilization and Its Enemies, I began (and am now about 3/4 the way through) The Suicide of Reason (, and as soon as I finish that, I’ll start The Next American Civil War (

    I highly recommend Harris’s books. His blog ( is worth following, too.

  • valerie

    #58 May 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm
    Matt commented:

    I’d like to know why the word hero is used so cheaply, to describe over-paid sports figures and communist loudmouths. People do misuse words. But all you’ve done is show your ignorance. You assume our soldiers died in comfort, passively, as victims of circumstance. Shame on you for your willful ignorance.

    Heroism isn’t about dying or getting killed. It is about grace under pressure. And if you bothered to find out about the way these people lived before they died, maybe you would understand why we call them heroes.

  • Tee Dub

    And I have trouble calling Chris Hayes an “analyst”… maybe an analist.

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  • bigL

    But watch soon as Rather -gate is coming back. KFI640 out in L.A.has done inteviews with GWBs officers and the host Bill handel says those are taped for broadcast later. He scoffed at the fonts being modern in the memo and says there is nothing now that won’t be overanalysed by internet mavens. Look at the analysis of Obama’s perfectly good B.C.and how itwastorn apart(paraphrasing).
    I wish he’d spend time prying loose the Tape of Obama singing to his mentor and the Pro pali jokesand the muslim songs It is a tape that the L.A. Times has locked up. I’d sure wish someone would pry it out of the Times.
    now Obama says he was born in Kenya in the book review bio..

  • Limousine Barry

    So am I!

    It’s so jingoistic to call fallen military people “Heroes” and I will avoid it at all costs!

    Let me be clear, these are my military people. I micro manage everything that they do. I am on stage and I am the only Hero!

    If I were in charge of 0bama Beach things would have been different. I would have won the war. In fact, If I was in charge there wound not have been a war!

    I could have had Predator drones rocket Hitler to death. If that failed, I would have called in a Seal team to take him out. All those generals in World War 2 sucked. I’ll even go so far as to say Democrat President Roosevelt sucked. He was a crippled cracker in need of 0bamaCare!

    Remember, the military is only as good as it Leader – which is ME! And I want you to know I am working a fast as I can to lose this war in the Middle East. I cannot answer any more questions. Good day.

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  • Economan

    Coward who lives in an insulated world who’s only heroes are statists, terrorists and nincompoops. He fits perfectly at MSNBC with the other mutants.

  • Matt


    I’ve been there and lived the conditions. I worked hard and think I did a good job, I even earned a couple of medals, but I don’t consider myself a hero. There was no heroic act.

    I love sports, but it offends me when they compare themselves soldiers or when low life murderers like Ray Lewis get accolades for being great people.

    Heroism isn’t limited to acts of courage, but it should require some extraordinary act.

    Mother Teresa was a hero.
    Jonas Salk was a hero.
    Norman Borlaug was a hero.

  • jdawg

    He needs to be reminded of who it is that secured his right to be uncomfortable.

  • Jeff

    After serving for 33 years and watching this ass….makes me sick!!!! The following says it best!

    War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person 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.

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  • #68 – You may not think of yourself as a hero, but we do. Thank you for your service.

  • Emr

    Im uncomfortable calling “him” Chris Hayes. Clearly, this is really just Rachel Maddow.

  • Arch

    Literally limp wrist.

  • obama is a fraud

    He is just another atheist freak…they are ALL parasites…

  • 1RedBeard

    I’m uncomfortable sharing my country with an effete pseudo-intellectual leftist pimple of a man like Hayes. I’m sure he’s equally uncomfortable here, having to live among American patriots. Perhaps we can pool our resources and buy him a one-way ticket to some rapidly decaying European country where patriotism and heroism are long forgotten qualities. He’ll fit in marvelously.

  • James

    War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person 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

  • Faye

    Get over it Mr Hayes and grow up, life isn’t fair and you have to put up with stuff that makes you uncomfortable.

  • penny

    The vile little creep’s comments have even made the British press:

    Anyone suggest where to find the corporate sponsors of Hayes’ show? They each need a boycott letter. Hurting MSNBC in their wallet is the only way to kill this vile network off.

  • bg


    anyone in a force of good against evil
    in this world is a HERO in my book..


  • valerie

    Among pseudo-intellectuals, it is considered a mark of sophistication to express something counterintuitive — or even tell an outright lie — about nearly anything. They feel the need to say something “new,” to add something called a “fresh” viewpoint, and this is more important than anchoring an opinion to fact, or consistency, or logic. The end result is nonsense, of course, but it is enough to get 15 seconds of fame, if you are a small-talent talking head with access to a nation-wide network.

  • Flintstone F.

    I wonder if he’s aware that his glasses make him look like a liberal woman.

  • Mr. Hayes,

    Perhaps you should read this and decide whether it applies to you:

    “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person 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
    English economist & philosopher (1806 – 1873)

  • bigkahuna

    Well anything that makes her uncomfortable is good with me.


    Chris Hayes is a far-left scumbag (sorry for being redundant here) and I don’t know his sexual orientation (I hope he is a homosexual simply so that he cannot procreate), but he sounds like a Valley Girl (ala Megan McCain) (insert gagging noise here) when he speaks with a cadance that every sentence ends on a high note like he is asking a question. What is up with that?

  • MVH

    Of course Hayes feel’s “uncomfortable.” After all, the military is full of “those people” who would never be part of Hayes’ social circle!

    Never mind that “those people’s” fighting, blood, and sacrifice make it possible for Hayes to say whatever he wants on his show and not get shot for it when he leaves the vaunted studios of PMSNBC!!!

  • valerie

    #82 May 28, 2012 at 10:14 am
    Payback commented:

    He has a work email. Use that. Posting personal emails and suggesting harassment is not what we’re here for.

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  • campfollower

    oh, this was a guy named Chris? I thought it was the president speaking…

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  • maynardb61

    I bet his grandma and grandpa would be tremendously proud of him on this Memorial Day!!

  • Lin


  • Tusk

    I keep trying to feel sorry for Hayes, but the “Feel Sorry” part of my brain just won’t let it happen this time so… Adios Jackazz! Don’t let that big old door hit you in the azz on the way to the un-employment line!!!

  • burt

    The MS in MSNBC stands for Micro$oft. The 1% is a little ungreatful.

  • Linda

    Remember the funeral of Petty Officer Jon T Tumilson, where his dog Hawkeye remained by his casket during the entire service?
    As I watched it I wept and I wondered how could a dog with a small brain and heart in comparison to that of a human have so much love, faithfulness, and grieve for his owner while some people can remain so apathetic to Our Troops sacrifices?

  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    Ref #95 May 28, 2012 at 2:01 pm wherein Linda commented:

    “Remember the funeral of Petty Officer Jon T Tumilson, where his dog Hawkeye remained by his casket during the entire service?
    As I watched it I wept and I wondered how could a dog with a small brain and heart in comparison to that of a human have so much love, faithfulness, and grieve for his owner while some people can remain so apathetic to Our Troops sacrifices?”
    = = = = =

    The unspoken subtext here: this dud Chris Hays is less noble, loyal, righteous, and generally all-around-American than — a dog.

  • stephen

    Chris Hayes–should be removed from MSNBC and fired from the “The Nation.” His comments on his reluctance to call military personnel heroes are reprehensible. His lack of gratitude for those who protect his freedom is shocking. We need to contact his network and express our dissatisfaction with his comments. Although, I think think he will self destruct on his own.

  • komas savant

    I watched your film clip, twice. At no time did she attack Breitbart or Malkin, Nor did she call them “extremists”, merely saying that she did not understand their positions.
    Please don’t make unfounded accusations to support your bias.
    The left is already doing way too much of this. There is no need to mimic them.

  • As a combat vet myself from Vietnam, I most certainly don’t mean to take from anyone who is truely a “hero”, what has happened in America though has shifted the meaning of the word “hero” to mean anyone who partisipates in the military. It’s that liberal thing where there are no losers or winners. Liberals believe that there shouldn’t be “competition” for anything because according to our generational long TRADITIONS, in competition there are ALWAYS WINNERS AND LOSERS. Liberals don’t like that conitation that someone is a “loser”. They believe that saying that about anyone “hurts” that persons feelings and no person should have to sit and be made fun of by people calling them a loser, and not a winner.

    Liberals have gone to extreme length to remove “winning” from our national traditions and customs. Liberals believe that just partisipating in our society and making an effort automatically makes you a “winner”. So what they’ve done is change the American language of words that used to mean something to everyone, now mean something else entirely different. “Hero’s” is one of those words. Of course there are real hero’s, they are men who act in a couragous manner in combat to either save the lives of their fellow soldiers, or act directly on enemy soldiers in such a way that friendly fire can be drawn down upon the enemy breaking their suppresion of friendly fire. Like when a soldier works his way up to a enemy machine gun nest and throws a hand grenade into it killing the enemy and stopping the machine gun fire.

    But in the new world of liberalism they don’t have such things happen where one single person would do anything other than what everyone else is doing. By doing something like that would distract attention from what everyone is doing, and draw attention to that single individual. Liberals don’t believe there should be “individuals” in our society. This of course is Communist in nature as the society is made up of the mass, not individuals doing things in their own way, but rather the mass all doing the same thing together. Being a member of a military unit where there are no individuals is the way our military has been “transformed” over the years. Now, attention is being drilled into the minds of our soldiers that they are members of a “TEAM”, that they are not individuals, but “TEAM MEMBERS”. See, it’s the mass, not individuals.

    When I was in the Army in 1966 the Army’s policy of training was to train the individual to be the weapon, not a team, our unit, or anything like that. It was attention to training the individual, because after all when the enemy has to worry about taking out every single “individual” and not just the unit, that makes for alot more to have to take into consideration when planning strategy and manuver’s. It’s because what happens if they don’t kill the whole unit and many “individuals” get away or aren’t so seriously wounded that they can still fight. Being in the military today teaches that you can’t survive if you loose most of your team, that it’s the team that has to survive in order for you to be affective in combat. What ever happened to the “mission first”, that if there was one “individual” left in the squad or platoon, they would be able to finish the “mission” and they would and could attack the target? How our troops are being trained these days is exactly like the old Soviet military used to be trained, that if the unit looses it’s leader that unit is done for because none of the individual soldiers knew what or how to finish the mission, and couldn’t because they aren’t trained as individuals.

    This business of what the Army was advertising some time ago, “A Soldier Of One”, I don’t know what happened to that because they weren’t training a soldier to be one, but rather one element of the whole unit, just “one” in the whole, the mass.

    So hero is a relavant term that these days means anyone and everyone who serves, dead or alive. I want to remember my fellow soldiers who fought with me in combat, but I wouldn’t consider very many of them hero’s. They were damn good soldiers, each and every one of them.

    And I want to thank everyone who has served his country with respect and dignity. Thank you for your service. But remember this, there is no time limit on the oath you took to defend your country from all enemies both foreign and domestic. And right now, we need some HERO’S who’ll take a stand against this government that has been taken over by Communists and Socialists that can make a single phone call and have a thousand anti-American’s on the street in an hour. This sounds like military operations to me, so we need military persons to prepare for doing combat with these people in order to put American’s back in control of our government and not usurpers!

  • Josey Warnne

    First Jane Fonda makes a comeback, now MSNBC the channel endorsed by Obama and company denegrates the nations war dead. I regreat more and more that I came home from the war at all.

  • ira

    what a horrible dirtbag, this guy needs a serious atitude adjustment, go to the wall and speak this crap
    you are a total bore

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  • Gizmo

    Im from Philly and I feel comfortable calling you a pussy.

  • Gregg

    The US gov’t does not care what you call them as long as they keep dying in endless wars for Israel, it all started a decade ago after a false flag attack.
    9/11, US and Israel:

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