Chris Hayes Hits Back at #FireChrisHayes Online Outrage Over His Coverage of Biden Allegation

MSNBC host Chris Hayes pointedly responded to the past 48 hours of online outrage that swarmed him on social media after he offered measured but critical coverage of the sexual assault allegations facing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden.

Hayes devoted a portion of his Friday night show to the blowback that followed his Wednesday segment with New York magazine writer Rebecca Traister, at the end of which both called out Biden’s refusal to personally address the explosive claims made by his former Senate staffer, Tara Reade. This coverage, however, was quickly deemed a betrayal by some liberal and pro-Biden advocates, who launched a #FireChrisHayes hashtag and soon got it trending — which, in turn, prompted a counter-backlash show
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