Chris Hayes: I'm 'Uncomfortable' Calling Fallen Military 'Heroes' (Newsbusters)

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  1. Drew Wilson

    Drew Wilson AKA IceCube Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Effete: affected, overrefined, and ineffectual; see "Chris Hayes." OK, I appended the name of the MSNBC host to the dictionary definition. But if ever you wanted to see the human embodiment of the adjective in action, have a look at the video from his MSNBC show this morning of the too-refined-by-half Hayes explaining why he is "uncomfortable" in calling America's fallen military members "heroes."

    Hayes is worried that doing so is "rhetorically proximate" to justifications for more war. Oh, the rhetorical proximity! View the video after the jump.

    In fairness, Hayes and the other panel members distinguished between their respect for the valor of the individual military members who had given their lives with the worthiness of the various causes in which they fought. Even so, what does it say about the liberal chattering class, which Hayes epitomizes, that it chokes on calling America's fallen what they rightly and surely are: heroes? Watch the hesitant Hayes in what almost seems a parody of the conflicted intellectual.

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    I'm sure this won't cause debate at all. People will just ignore this as a "meh" issue and move on.[/sarcasm]
  2. Atheist Icon

    Atheist Icon Member Established Member

    I'm not "comfortable" calling him a douche-bag that isn't worthy of being used by Maddow.

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