Christopher L. Hayes, who is popularly known as "Chris" Hayes, is in the headlines for making a controversial statement about the heroes who sacrificed their lives on the Memorial Day. The renowned American broadcaster, journalist and liberal political commentator who hosts "Up with Chris Hayes", a weekend news and opinion television show on MSNBC, admitted that he feels slightly uncomfortable in using the word “heroes” as it is likely to breed more warriors or give us more rhetorical reasons to continue the wars.
Hayes feels that people usually refer to war and fallen soldiers when they speak of heroes during conversations, and that’s not right. He said, “I feel… 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, 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,” according to a report by Daily Mail.
Where some people disagree with Chris Hayes, there are few who might share their reservations over his candid remarks on such a sensitive topic. Usually people celebrate the Memorial Day in remembrance of all those who lost their lives, but on MSNBC today, Chris Hayes begged to differ. Quite interestingly, Columnistagreed with Hayes’ discontent with the word "hero" because it can be used as “argumentational strategies” consciously or unconsciously.
You can hear him speak on Mediaite.com in case you've missed the actual show.
Chris Hayes is known for his candid statements and reviews. He has worked as a guest host and commentator on shows such as "The Rachel Maddow Show" and "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell". Hayes also has experience in journalism. He is an editor at large of The Nation. He currently hosts "Up" for two hours on the mornings of Saturdays and Sundays. Hayes credits Maddow for him becoming a host at MSNBC. He said, "I absolutely would not be doing this if it weren't for her." MSNBC announced that Hayes would be filling in forduring Olbermann's suspension, but he was later removed from that project.