On Memorial Day weekend the nation was united in its commemoration of our fallen heroes with coverage on all networks focused on their sacrifices throughout the day.
It kicked off with Chris Hayes, editor of ultra liberal "The Nation" magazine and host of the weekend show "Up" putting down our heroes. Hayes mused on his Sunday show, "I'm uncomfortable calling our military fallen 'heroes'". Hayes babbled on about unjust wars, denigrating his country and the military.
Hayes immediately had to issue an apology for his heinous remarks that caused a firestorm, big news for a minor league show. No doubt the MSNBC suits were "uncomfortable" with such egregious comments tarnishing the corporate brand.
The remainder of Monday's fare would reinforce Hayes' and the network's outlook. While MSNBC had news coverage in the morning, their afternoon and evening programming was reruns of their prison "doc block" series. Did NBC have no footage of heroic achievements of America's finest and bravest in their vaults to broadcast instead of tawdry stories about inmates who deserve not a second of airtime on this sacred day?
Obviously MSNBC is still in the radical liberal mindset of the Vietnam era in which our troops were treated with disrespect for their valor for too many years. Is it any wonder their niche audience is so small?