***Update***: Hayes has apologized:
It’s not an on-air apology, but it’s better than Leonard Pitts non-apology.
Earlier tonight on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, frequent guest Chris Hayes (the Washington editor at The Nation) used the “no atheists in foxholes” line.
Video’s not up yet. I’ll put it up when it’s available.
Video’s up. Here’s the relevant portion:
Which is really the same thing Leonard Pitts said earlier.
It’s still not ok.
We know you’re using it as a literary device and not “stating it as fact.” But people think it’s true.
It’s slander and a disservice to the atheist men and women who serve our country honorably.
If we keep pushing that message, maybe they’ll stop saying it.
(Thanks to everyone for the link!)