MSNBC is a faux news propaganda entity selling the far-left talking points from Media Matters et al, 24/7. Period. Their entire lineup of pundits, newsies, talking heads and show hosts are specifically and intentionally similar in one key aspect, supporting the far-left in general, and President Obama specifically.
This intellectually honest definition of MSNBC is no longer challenged by any observer of the media or their agenda. The insufferable lack of objectivity is also why MSNBC lags significantly behind the other news providers; MSNBC is simply a propaganda machine.
But they carry their echo-chambering message a bit to far at times ergo recently evidenced by host Chris Hayes saying he’s uncomfortable calling fallen soldiers heroes. He is, for all intents and purposes, a typical far-left prog. In typical prog elitist fashion his ‘Airs and Graces’ are far superior than all others except those few within his closed circle of like-minded prog elites.
The visible arrogance and pontificating attitude of superiority within such mindsets are the key qualifiers to determine how ideologically entrenched the pundit is on the propaganda channel. Rachael Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, Melissa Harris Perry, Martin Bashir and Chris Hayes are all cut from the exact same cloth.
So reading Chris Hayes’s apology is just another typical example of how a prog talks when their elitist views do not align with the majority of Americans. They retract, yet they blame the audience while backing away:
On Sunday, in discussing the uses of the word “hero” to describe those members of the armed forces who have given their lives, I don’t think I lived up to the standards of rigor, respect and empathy for those affected by the issues we discuss that I’ve set for myself. I am deeply sorry for that.
As many have rightly pointed out, it’s very easy for me, a TV host, to opine about the people who fight our wars, having never dodged a bullet or guarded a post or walked a mile in their boots. Of course, that is true of the overwhelming majority of our nation’s citizens as a whole. One of the points made during Sunday’s show was just how removed most Americans are from the wars we fight, how small a percentage of our population is asked to shoulder the entire burden and how easy it becomes to never read the names of those who are wounded and fight and die, to not ask questions about the direction of our strategy in Afghanistan, and to assuage our own collective guilt about this disconnect with a pro-forma ritual that we observe briefly before returning to our barbecues.
But in seeking to discuss the civilian-military divide and the social distance between those who fight and those who don’t, I ended up reinforcing it, conforming to a stereotype of a removed pundit whose views are not anchored in the very real and very wrenching experience of this long decade of war. And for that I am truly sorry.