MSNBC Host Sparks Controversy For Saying He Feels “Uncomfortable” Calling US Veterans "Heroes"
While many Americans were honoring the veterans this Memorial Day weekend, MSNBC host Chris Hayes was speaking out against calling the men and women who have fought for this country heroes. He said, “I feel uncomfortable about the word hero because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.”
Hayes issued a written apology after the controversial comments and stated that he was “deeply sorry.” Tonight on Hannity, Mike Ghouse from the America Together Foundation said he believes Hayes “made a big mistake by not calling them heroes” but that he does have freedom of speech to say what he thinks.
Sean Hannity responded, “This is what bothers me
, is that there is a mentality on the left that has seemingly contempt and a lack of understanding for the price that has been paid for them on NBC News to make one idiotic statement after another. He’s free to do it but the freedom comes from the very people that he’s reluctant to call heroes.”
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Fox News military analyst Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney said, “I think John McCain said it very well yesterday when he called the guy who was yelling a jerk … Look the people that go in the military, the veterans, they go in to serve their nation. They do not make the decision that we’re going to go to war in Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan. Political leaders make that decision.”