FIRE MSNBC’s Chris Hayes says Silver Star Families of America

Posted: May 29, 2012 1:40 PM


Steve Newton founder of the Silver Star Families of America just released the following statement regarding Chris Hayes insensitive comments on MSNBC this weekend…

Founder of the Silver Star Families of America Calls for Resignation or Termination of Chris Hayes

For Immediate Release

Missouri 5/29/12

An angry Steve Newton, Founder of the Silver Star Families of America, called on Chris Hayes to resign or be terminated for his recent comments on MSNBC on the fallen of the United States Military.

“Mr. Hayes comments that he is somehow “uncomfortable” with the word “hero” to describe our fallen Soldiers are reprehensible.  As with a lot of the pundits in Washington he seems unable to separate politics from the sacrifices of our military.”

He continued, “He seems to have no sense of the hurt his words will bring to the families and friends of those who have paid the ultimate price for his freedom.  I would strongly suggest another line of work for Mr. Hayes that might increase his empathy and his love of country---say in the military.”

The Silver Star Families of America is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to remember, honor and assist the wounded, ill, injured and dying of our Armed Forces. [the website is currently slow due to increased traffic]

This post was authored by Gwilym McGrew.