@chrislhayes the most dishonest tweet ever tweeted. Good job.— Jimmy_James (@JimmyJames38) June 2, 2014
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes got out his straw man today. There’s barely even any straw in this one, but he tried anyway:
Am I correct that the American right-wing has spent the day arguing we should have left an American soldier behind?
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 2, 2014
Hayes is conveniently leaving a few things out isn’t he?
Yes he is:
Nice attempt by @chrislhayes to turn this into a left v. right issue when it is really about right v. wrong. Can guess which side he's on.
— AG (@AG_Conservative) June 2, 2014
No @chrislhayes, as usual you are wildly incorrect. Due as always to your assumptive attitude towards the "right-wing".
— Martini Shark (@MartiniShark) June 2, 2014
. @chrislhayes why don't you start a B E R G D A H L acrostic? Your followers will love that more than lying about GOP
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) June 2, 2014
@chrislhayes There is the possibility that you're being a little simplistic there.
— Daniel Rubin (@DanielYRubin) June 2, 2014
.@chrislhayes Am I correct that the left wing is thrilled that we let five Taliban commanders go free to get a deserter back?
— Pablo (@Pablo_1791) June 2, 2014
@chrislhayes Hey genius, name ONE right winger that has said that……GO.
— Jon McC (@fatdaddybulldog) June 2, 2014
— Steven Ertelt (@StevenErtelt) June 2, 2014
@chrislhayes Twisted view, CH. So, NO, not correct. He gave up being "soldier" when he abandoned. But terrorists aren't "Enemy combatants"
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) June 2, 2014
— Thomas Wilcox (@thomasgwilcox) June 2, 2014
— Homegrown Patriot (@MaxTollensJr) June 2, 2014
.@chrislhayes So you're down with treason? Good to know.
— Denise Russell (@DRussell76) June 2, 2014
— Karen Braun (@SpunkyBraun) June 2, 2014
Here's some truth, @chrislhayes: The President of the United States had a deserter's family at the White House for a Rose Garden ceremony.
— Tommy (@FirstTeamTommy) June 2, 2014
So @chrislhayes seems to know about 15% of the entire story. But JournOlist!
— Alexander Khanukov (@akhanukov) June 2, 2014
'Left behind", @chrislhayes? HE walked away from his post. HE seeked out the enemy for comfort. HE violated his oath. HE'S a traitor….
— Danger Saltine (@MarineReconDad) June 2, 2014
No. Next? RT @chrislhayes Am I correct that the American right-wing has spent the day arguing we should've left an American soldier behind?
— Will Antonin (@Will_Antonin) June 2, 2014
— john (@john_iamme) June 2, 2014
C'mon RT @chrislhayes: Am I correct that the American right-wing has spent the day arguing we should have left an American soldier behind?
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 2, 2014
@chrislhayes no. The argument from many (including a liberal vet like me) has been that we don't trade 5 super terrorists for a deserter.
— Brian Adam Jones (@bjones) June 2, 2014
— john (@john_iamme) June 2, 2014
— Chelsea (@chelseagrunwald) June 2, 2014
.@chrislhayes Am I correct that you're a simplistic hack?
— Isaac Morrison (@Thorrison) June 2, 2014
@chrislhayes The argument is that we should not have freed five high-threat terrorists for a deserter and possible enemy sympathizer.
— Aldous Huxley (@AF632) June 2, 2014
In order for Hayes to make his “argument” work he has to pretend not to know the entire story and misrepresent the position of those he disagrees with. Perfect MSNBC “journalist.”
A bit of unfortunate truth for Hayes from Katie Pavlich and others:
Am I correct in American Left has spent past 2 yrs arguing what difference does leaving 4 Americans behind in Benghazi make @chrislhayes?
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 2, 2014
@chrislhayes Wish you exhibited this much concern about the four men truly left behind in Benghazi.
— Harry (@Tark31) June 2, 2014
@chrislhayes ceased being an American soldier when he deserted. How about the 4 that did serve with honor at Benghazi ?
— Peter (@Legion3rei) June 2, 2014
@chrislhayes We're still trying to figure out why the Obama left-wing left four Americans behind to die in Libya.
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) June 2, 2014
— ★♥ Harriet Baldwin (@HarrietBaldwin) June 2, 2014
— James Murtha (@DundalkMurtagh) June 2, 2014
Hayes of course didn’t hear only criticism though.
Here’s sampling of those who agreed with Hayes. Put on your waders, plug your nose and walk in slowly:
@chrislhayes Apparently only "good" soldiers are worth bringing home.
— James Withers (@JamesWithers3) June 2, 2014
— Political Nerd (@Sttbs73) June 2, 2014
@chrislhayes yep. i think it's that pesky black president and his antics. they just don't like him.
— Game of Thornes (@GeoffThorne) June 2, 2014
@chrislhayes certainly what it sounds like. Obama did what they would have done, so naturally they have to hate it now.
— Rich (@richdupler) June 2, 2014
@chrislhayes maybe when the right wing says they care about vets they mean veterinarians? Just spitballing here.
— Brad (@BradT2032) June 2, 2014
@chrislhayes Yes, you are. And we are talking about someone who is 28, and lost 5 years of his life. Even if he did something foolish. . .
— Maggie Mahar (@maggiemahar) June 2, 2014
.@chrislhayes the right only send troops in to battle. After that the right loses interest-unless they can use them 4 political purposes
— stu stein (@thestustein) June 2, 2014
Consider those last eight tweets auditions for MSNBC hosting gigs.
Editor’s note: The final sentence was changed to correct a grammatical error.