MSNBC ‘uncomfortable’ calling fallen military ‘heroes’…VIDEO!

May 27, 2012 6:35 pm  

(News Busters) – 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.

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.

Source: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2012/05/27/chris-hayes-im-uncomfortable-calling-fallen-military-heroes#ixzz1w6mBDLvo

Homes Prices Drop 2% to Post-Crisis Lows: Case-Shiller
Veterans Writing Project: Nation's Heroes Tell Stories of Pain, Personal Triumphs

Top Stories

Gen. Mattis Has Sharp Words For Obama Foreign Policy (Washington Free Beacon) - Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis had less than rosy words for the state of U.S. foreign policy Tuesday at a Senate Armed S...
Boehner: ‘I Was The Tea Party Before There Was A Tea Party’ (The Blaze) - In a wide-ranging interview that aired Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner made a claim that’s likely to astonish many members of t...
Report: Military Pay And Benefits Panel To Recommend Killing 20-y... (Stars And Stripes) - The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission will release its long-awaited report Thursday, which will pro...
Generals: Lift Defense Spending Cap or Risk Military Readiness (Newsmax) - The nation's military readiness will be put at risk in an increasingly threatening climate overseas if lawmakers don't lift a mandatory ca...
American Sniper: The Voice of Veterans Marine’s Response to Critics of ‘American Sniper’ Is 1,851 Words. It’s Worth It to Read Each One: (Oaf Nation) - Well, it’s a new year. Wel...
Navy Seal Blasts ‘Pompous Egomaniac’ Hollywood Liberals for A... [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5vxAHnMi-M[/embed] (Free Beacon) - Michael Moore and Howard Dean have doubled down on their anti-American Sni...

Comments


Please help us stay spam-free. Mouse over a spam post and click the X to report spam.