Chris Hayes– who broke barrier on Palestinian guests– gets primetime slot at MSNBC

Israel/Palestine
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This is great news. Chris Hayes is taking over the 8 PM slot at MSNBC, right after Chris Matthews. Hayes actually believes in human rights for Palestinians, and has not been afraid to host actual Palestinian-Americans who believe that too, notably Yousef Munayyer and Noura Erakat (check out that astonishing panel from last November). Yes, Hayes has had to do the balancing act with the usual pomaded neocons, but he obviously does not feel intimidated and the network’s move is another sign that the lib-left has to make room for this discourse.

(P.S. I think Francis’s election yesterday was also good for Palestine, though it’s not quite as clear.)

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