On Chris Hayes’ Hero Comments on MSNBC

I’ll not attempt to describe my revulsion and disgust at Hayes’ comments on MSNBC.  Without profanity I can’t come even close to describing my boiling emotions.

However, I’ll use words that should should have come out of Hayes’ mouth.

First, here’s what 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.  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, you know, 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…”

Now, what he should have said:

“I feel uncomfortable about the word ‘journalist’ because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to the ability to tell the truth.  Um, and, I don’t want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that practices honest journalism, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, actual objectivity, you know, fact-checking, presenting balanced, accurate reporting, 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…”

Rodney Page

Author, “Powers Not Delegated”…a conservative political thriller

…What Could Have Been and Might Still Be

Available November 2012

Author Bio:

graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, Rodney authored “Leading Your Business to the Next Level,” a non-fiction business book in 2005. “Powers Not Delegated” is Rodney’s first foray into fiction; the book meshes his knowledge of history, business and current events to produce a relevant and plausible tale of domestic and international intrigue. Additionally, Rodney writes political commentary on his own blog and for other nationally known blogs/websites. Rodney lives in Atlanta. His passions include hiking, photography, history, reading, and, of course, University of Georgia football.
  • Kayakbob

    I am sure MSNBC’s nine viewers were relieved to hear that.

  • Paul Courtney

    Rodney:  I know just how this guy feels.  I, too, felt uncomfortable with the word “hero”, about eight yrs ago, when John Kerry was “ready for duty”.  Bet if he’d won, Dems would have become so swept up in the martial atmosphere, we’d have invaded Vietnam!

  • Paul Courtney

    Rodney:  I know just how this guy feels.  I, too, felt uncomfortable with the word “hero”, about eight yrs ago, when John Kerry was “ready for duty”.  Bet if he’d won, Dems would have become so swept up in the martial atmosphere, we’d have invaded Vietnam!

  • Nancye

    As far as I’m concerned anyone who puts on the uniform of the United States of America, to fight for and protect us, is a hero. 

  • Nancye

    As far as I’m concerned anyone who puts on the uniform of the United States of America, to fight for and protect us, is a hero. 

  • Rick Johnson

    Outstanding. Simply, outstanding!

  • Rick Johnson

    Outstanding. Simply, outstanding!

  • Bruce A.

    Well done,  nobody watches MSNBC.

  • Bruce A.

    Well done,  nobody watches MSNBC.

  • Michael

    :)  Good job.

  • Michael

    :)  Good job.