MSNBC host Chris Hayes sparked controversy on May 27 when he stated on national television that he was "uncomfortable" referring to America's war dead as heroes. Nearly 24 hours later, Hayes issued an apology.
"On Sunday, in discussing the issues of the word 'hero' to describe those members of the armed forces who have given their lives, I don't think I lived up to the standards of rigor, respect and empathy for those affected by the issues we discuss that I've set for myself," Hayes said in a written statement. "I am deeply sorry for that." Read his written statement here .