Should Martin Bashir be suspended from MSNBC for his reprehensible statements about Sarah Palin?
Alec Baldwin and Ed Schultz have both been suspended in the past for making reprehensible statements on their MSNBC shows. Why hasn't Bashir ? His was the most reprehensible of all three. For those of you who didn't hear Martin Bashir suggested someone should crap in Palin's mouth and urinate in her eyes. So much for "civility" from the left...Mr. President, where is your 2 cent lecture on civility now? Not an off the cuff comment his rant was carefully produced for TV airing and had to be approved by others producing the show - who should take the hit...anyone? Search YouTube for it.
I need to begin by saying that Sarah Palin's remarks did leave her open for criticism. I understand the point she was attempting to make but she should have chosen a less sensitive analogy.
The problem I now have with Bashir is this was not some off the cuff remark made in the heat of the moment. This was a detailed, planned, previously written, put on the teleprompter speech that I have to assume was approved before it was aired.
It was despicable and just another attempt to spew vitriol at any representative of the GOP he could find. This is simply what Bashir does though. MSNBC is the most biased mainstream news source on the planet, even above FOX news. The difference between the two? FOX leans right but MSNBC not only leans left but is based solely on hatred. They feed upon it, condone it and boister it among their viewers.
They will never suspend him because Bashir is what MSNBC is all about.
Sue, criticism is one thing but scummy gutter talk like Bashir fabricated for public television says tons more about him, his personality, his character, his ideology and beliefs than anything about Sarah Palin who actually stated the truth.
Agreed. Criticizing her choice of analogy would be fine. His disgusting rant should not be tolerated by anyone, I don't care which side of the aisle you support.
I saw this last night and I think it is the only commentary that actually explains the whole thing truthfully http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2JXQZBX_jE Like or hate Anne Coulter she has a nack for getting to the root of a matter and liberal bullies.
Do you remember those papers that used to occupy the racks by the supermarket checkout lines? Those that reported on things like two headed babies and other items equally interesting? Heck, perhaps they are still there and I just don't see them anymore.
It seems to me that MSNBC has taken the place of those tabloids for the TV crowd. They feel they are above the law when it comes to reporting the news, and follow the procedure of "report first," and "verify later."
Yes, someone using disgusting language like this on a TV broadcast should be suspended or fired. It is an indicator of how mentally unstable they really are, and just how fanatic they have become. They are perfect examples of foam-at-the-mouth liberals.
Not that it makes it okay, but he did publicly apologize for the remark (I'll post the link below). And, not that this makes it okay either, but Sarah Palin is no stranger to slinging muck in the name of scoring political points. This just underlines how heated and poisonous the current political climate is. When we demonize the other side into comically over exaggerated villains it just results in more gridlock.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/1 … 98095.html
Schultz and Baldwin apologized too- they were suspended. How can you liken anything Palin ever said to what Bashir said? - REALITY CHECK! What does Bashir think of the pro-slavery Democratic Party of the old south?They practiced slavery, Palin didn't
Bashir didn't practice slavery either, nor did he 'crap in Palin's mouth and urinate in her eyes'. He used words to lash out at her in a moment of frustration, then apologized. Rush Limbaugh does it all the time and he's still on the air.
Except it wasn't a moment of frustration. It was a scripted teleprompter speech.
Rush Limbaugh, Palin, no conservatives with the public presence of a Bashir would ever even think of broadcasting such scummy rhetoric and you know it - because Palin said being in debt is like slavery? Really? you just have no intellectual honesty.
And personal attacks indicate you have no interest in a discussion.
personal attack?...boo hoo! Nice cop out - you just can't take criticism. Bashir wasn't lashing out from frustration & to allege that or equate anything Palin hasdone with the likes of Bashir's behavior IS intellectually dishonest. Can't deny th
Being in debt is like slavery, no doubt about it.
I saw this last night it is the only commentary I've seen that actually explains the whole thing truthfully http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2JXQZBX_jE As Coulter says Palin made it clear she wasn't talking about racial slavery. Bashir has no excuse.
Well looks like Bashir has bit the dust! Martin Bashir Resigns, Finally, From MSNBC. If there was ever a case where a single offensive comment deserved repercussions, this was it.
Read more: Martin Bashir Resigns, Finally, From MSNBC | TIME.com http://entertainment.time.com/2013/12/0 … z2mYlIA3gX
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