Not Simply Stupid..

Christopher L. “Chris” Hayes (born 1979) is an American broadcaster, journalist and (liberal) political commentator.

Hayes hosts Up with Chris Hayes, a weekend news and opinion television show on MSNBC. Hayes had formerly been a frequent guest host and commentator on shows such as The Rachel Maddow Show and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. Hayes remains an Editor at large of The Nation. On August 1, 2011, MSNBC announced that Hayes would host on Saturdays and Sundays a two-hour morning show, each going into depth on current issues.

The first airing of Up with Chris Hayes was September 17, 2011 and featured a live interview with former Speaker and current House minority leader Nancy Pelosi.


Hayes attended New York City’s Hunter College High School. He attended Brown University for his undergraduate education, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and worked with Production Workshop, the university’s student theatre group. Previously, Hayes was Adjunct Professor of English at St. Augustine College in Chicago.

From 2006 through 2007, Hayes was a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, and a Contributing Writer for The Nation.

On November 1, 2007, The Nation named him its Washington, D.C., Editor, succeeding David Corn.

He is also currently a Senior Editor at “In These Times,” a (liberal monthly magazine) based in Chicago. He has written “extensively” on (issues central to the liberal community,) including (what ails the Democratic Party in the post-9/11 era) ..and how the labor movement is changing.

Hayes is also a regular contributor to the Chicago Reader, an independent weekly newspaper, where he covers local and national politics.

He guest-hosted “The Rachel Maddow Show” in July 2010, while Maddow was traveling in Afghanistan; Hayes often filled in for Maddow when she was absent. Hayes has also hosted other MSNBC shows such as “The Ed Show,” “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.”

On November 5, 2010, MSNBC announced that Hayes would be filling in for Keith Olbermann during Olbermann’s suspension; ..however, ..the network later (backtracked) after finding out that Hayes had also made (political contributions) – the issue over which Olbermann was being suspended. Hayes credits Maddow with his becoming a host at MSNBC, saying “I absolutely would not be doing this if it weren’t for her.”  

(Sidebar) For those that enjoy good, ..albeit oblique humor; “Keith Olbermann was the individual most responsible for bringing Rachel Maddow into the MSNBC fold.


On May 27, 2012, Hayes made comments on air regarding the use of the word “heroism” as applied to American service members killed in action, stating that, …

“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.” This comment was considered controversial as he made it on Memorial Day weekend, and (Hayes has never served in the armed services himself.)


Hayes is married to Kate A. Shaw, Associate Counsel for President Barack Obama and daughter of award-winning Chicago journalist Andy Shaw, who has also appeared a number of times on MSNBC. Hayes and Shaw resided in Washington, D.C., until they moved to New York City, where Up with Chris Hayes is produced. (Source, Wikipedia)

What can I say boys and girls, ..“Academia” strikes again. Which might be considered as an arena to find humor in, ..if it weren’t for the fact that we, ..the (Common Sense) people, are (affected) and (infected) by irresponsible academic imbeciles like Chris Hayes every day.

As a fair individual who served in Vietnam and understands stupidity, I have offered the above not to justify what Mr. Hayes said, ..but rather, justify Mr. Hayes.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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