13 Responses to Chris Hayes

  1. imhotep November 23, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Chris Hayes talks too much. People who write for a living shouldn’t be allowed to host TV or radio shows. That said Hayes does try to spin the issues more to the Left then to the Right. Which is why those on the Left find him entertaining. He also invites somewhat left-of-center guests to speak their minds. Which is refreshing. It does seem however that MSNBC contrains him to a great degree in his ability to fully develop certain topics. Like the Israel-Palestine conflict for instance. Then again maybe Hayes himself is uncomfortable with beating up Zionists given his backround?

  2. susie November 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Which background is that?

  3. imhotep November 23, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    Let’s approach his backround from this angle. Since he was first published for money in 2001, he’s written a few hundred articles. For such periodicals as In These Times, Chicago Reader, The New Republic, American Prospect, Campus Progress, and The Nation to name a few. His topics were varied and covered a range of issues. It wasn’t until October, 2010 (9 years after he began) that he wrote Postcards From Palestine. That was the first and only time that he has ever raised the Israeli/Palestinian issue in print. It was a good piece, so better late than never. But…one wonders why he’s so reluctant to discuss the I/P conflict in depth? A philosophical problem? A religious problem?

  4. susie November 23, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    What religious problem?

  5. Izquierdo November 24, 2012 at 2:47 am #

    With a first name like Chris, it’s very unlikely that he’s either Muslim or Jewish. Christian, however seems quite likely.
    Does being Christian (or having Christian parents) constitute a problem?

    You seem to be accusing him of not writing about Israel frequently enough. OTOH, you seem determined to singlehandedly redress that imbalance, turning many topics here into Israel-centric or Zionist-centric ones.

  6. G3 November 24, 2012 at 6:03 am #

    Greg Mitchell on the MSNBC “liberal” hosts on the issue :
    http://www.thenation.com/blog/171365/msnbcs-disgrace-five-hours-primetime-fifteen-minutes-israel-gaza#

    And specifically liberal darling Rachel :
    http://gregmitchellwriter.blogspot.com/2012/11/coming-to-grips-with-gaza.html

    As Chris Hedges would like to say, the death spiral of the liberal class continues.

  7. susie November 24, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    Yes, Chris Hayes was raised Catholic. I believe he went to a Jesuit school.

  8. Izquierdo November 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    “Hayes” is a dead giveaway for Catholicism.
    I went to Cardinal Hayes HS in the South Bronx, incubator of such great men as George Carlin (expelled), Martin Scorcese, and — wait for it — Regis Philbin!

    We had all sorts of religious orders represented on the faculty, but couldn’t afford any Jesuits.

  9. imhotep November 25, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    lzquierdo, the I/P issue is far and away the most important issue facing the world today. Unless you can think of another one which impacts the Peace of the world to a greater extent? This conflict drives American foreign policy. It impacts our relationship with every other country on the face of the globe. Which is really too bad considering that Israel has only about 7 million residents and so should be playing a much smaller—-very, very much smaller—role in world affairs. The I/P issue should be brought up at every oppurtunity. The Peace of the world demands a resolution to this conflict.

  10. Boohunney November 25, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    My name is Boohunney and my last name is the same as a president. What does that make me?

  11. Boohunney November 25, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    My name is Boohunney and my last name is the same as a president. What does that make me? I was raised Episcopalian……

  12. Boohunney November 25, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    You can say that again!

  13. brendancalling November 25, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    Izquierdo writes: you seem determined to singlehandedly redress that imbalance, turning many topics here into Israel-centric or Zionist-centric ones.

    You need to understand that every topic -from I/P to to the WalMart strike corn futures in Iowa to Darryl Hall videos, indeed any topic at all– may be viewed through Israel-centric and/or Zionist-centric lenses. They are very thick lenses, capable of focusing only on one thing at a time.

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