In what must be one of the dumbest statements ever recorded by a so-called journalist, MSNBC’s Christopher Hayes, the host of “All In,” said the following on Twitter in the wake of the bombing attack in NYC over the weekend that injured 29 people.
We’re also very very lucky that the attackers tried to use explosives rather than guns.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 19, 2016
The suspect, identified as Ahmad Khan Rahami, was apprehended by police following a shootout in Linden, New Jersey on Monday. Rahami and two police officers were injured during the exchange of gunfire.
It didn’t take long for the Twitter-sphere to start smashing Hayes for his abjectly stupid statement.
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) September 19, 2016
@chrislhayes YES CHRIS….he didn’t use a gun. Well….he shot a cop. But other than THAT GUN yes he didn’t use a gun.
— CAPTAIN DEPLORABLE (@DeplorableCpt) September 19, 2016
— Vey (@VeyGraphics) September 19, 2016
— Smittie (@smittie61984) September 19, 2016
(also, fuck you.) pic.twitter.com/PETkoMPv5k
— THE Chris Coon (@Coondawg68) September 19, 2016
— jgderuvo (@jgderuvo) September 20, 2016
.@chrislhayes meh… pressure cooker, truck, knife, box cutter, plane, gasoline, motorcycle, suicide vest, trail camera… Yep we're lucky.
— Deplorable Devil Dog (@ddogky) September 20, 2016
@chrislhayes It's a good thing those guys on 9/11 used box cutters instead of guns! You're a sick person.
— David🇳️🇽️ (@DavidGX) September 20, 2016
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