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MSNBC's Martin Bashir Uses Bullying of School Bus Monitor to Attack GOP
News Buster.org ^ | June 22, 2012 | Jeffrey Meyer

Posted on 06/22/2012 7:37:35 PM PDT by Kaslin

Once again MSNBC's Martin Bashir has shown he is nothing more than a liberal hack disguising himself as a journalist.  One would think that a panel discussion about the vicious bullying of an elderly bus monitor would unite all the members in a moment of apolitical discussion and condemnation of same, but sadly, that was not MSNBC viewers got when they tuned in during the 12 p.m. Eastern hour of programming today.

During a segment on Now with Alex Wagner, Bashir saw the bullying of the upstate New York woman, Karen Klein, as the perfect opportunity to trash GOP politicians.  Bashir -- quite the political bully himself as we've documented -- disgustingly argued that “what's been interesting is you watched the condemnation of these children's behavior has been, some of the people who have been most vociferous in their condemnation of this conduct are actually the most vicious and inappropriate when it comes to what they say about the president and his background and life, his origins, his religious faith, his family, his wife.”  [Video follows page break;  MP3 audio here.]

“It's been interesting to see this absolute outflow of anger and animosity coming from individuals who themselves behave like that on a daily basis,” Bashir added.  Keep in mind that this coming from a man who: 

 
Bashir uses vile language to describe the GOP and conservatives on a daily basis making him rather unqualified to speak out against "bullying" by others in politics.

Martin Bashir Uses Bullying of School Bus Monitor to Attack GOP See the relevant transcript below.

MSNBC Now with Alex Wagner June 22, 2012 12:45 p.m. EDT

ALEX WAGNER: Those were exerts from a ten minute video posted online showing a group of seventh graders in New York bullying not another student but a 68-year-old school bus monitor. The video called “Making the Bus Monitor Cry” has gotten nearly four million hits. It has prompted outrage and outpouring of support and at least one serious question. Does cruelty know no bounds? Eric [BATES], we were talking about this during the break. And there are a lot of sort of things to unpack in this. And one of them is certainly cruelty can be sort of spread across the internet in a way that well when the internet didn't exist, it couldn't be spread across the internet, but cruelty can go viral in a way that it couldn't in other times, and certainly, there's been a lot of attention on the issue of bullying. The president and the First Lady have taken this on as an issue. The it gets better campaign, of course. I wonder, you know tell us about what your thoughts were when you saw the video.

ERIC BATES: Well, one thought was it reminded me of my school bus ride in the mornings. I mean it's not that different --

WAGNER: when you were little.

BATES: When I was little, yes. No, yesterday. But yeah, you know kids can be mean. What's striking is that this was the woman whose job it was to control and contain that very kind of situation who clearly was sort of unable to figure out a way to deal with it. So it makes you worry about the other kids on the bus, too, who had probably been subjected to this kind of behavior who didn't have an adult there to protect them. The other problem is the kids themselves getting labeled as bullies. Your 15-year-old kid, if you're acting like that, you’ve obviously have a lot of problems in your life, you need help, you need guidance, you need to be able to learn and grow from your mistakes. What you don't need is a whole big heaping of national ridicule which is what we get today that kids in our era wouldn't have gotten. It makes the problem worse.

WAGNER : And all of those children have apologized via the police department although no one has directly apologized to the bus monitor herself.

BEN SMITH: I would just say that there's something about the way this went viral and the way that kind of virality changes people's behavior. I mean there's been like $400,000 raised to send her on vacation. What an insane thing to do. Maybe some amount of money but like people are so eager to have like a solution to this problem and like I want to do something positive myself in response. And so almost anything will do. And like, this was not a rational particularly response.

BATES: The other responses online, too, you look at comments to the YouTube video where people are saying those kids should die, their parents should die, let's get their names, let's let their comments follow them throughout their lives, get their names.

JODI KANTOR: It's the bullying of bullies.

MARTIN BASHIR: But to that point, what's been interesting is you watched the condemnation of these children's behavior has been, some of the people who have been most vociferous in their condemnation of this conduct are actually the most vicious and inappropriate when it comes to what they say about the president and his background and life, his origins, his religious faith, his family, his wife. The early references that were barely concealed attacks on Michelle Obama. So it's been interesting to see this absolute outflow of anger and animosity coming from individuals who themselves behave like that on a daily basis. Also, the other thing is, the facts especially I believe in most states is that we've seen a decline in crime so in terms of serious actions, many young people are actually not behaving like this. This isn't an exemplar of the generation of young people. I've got three children. They don't behave like this. You've got young children. They wouldn't. It's not true.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 06/22/2012 7:37:41 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Stretching much?


2 posted on 06/22/2012 7:40:29 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Kaslin

Martin Basheer is an anti-American foriegner. His constant hate-mongering makes me sick.


3 posted on 06/22/2012 7:40:29 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir is not a Journalist, he’s a Urnalist.


4 posted on 06/22/2012 7:44:31 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kaslin
One would think that a panel discussion about the vicious bullying of an elderly bus monitor would unite all the members in a moment of apolitical discussion and condemnation of same,

Nope, the victim is old and overweight. A perfect target of the nazi youth movement.
5 posted on 06/22/2012 7:46:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Kaslin

Even by the lowly standards of MSNBC, this lefty is an unhinged, pompous windbag.


6 posted on 06/22/2012 7:50:21 PM PDT by JPG (Don't just talk about it, make it happen.)
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To: SandRat

Good one, I shall keep that one in my personal journal for future use. That is if you don’t mind.


7 posted on 06/22/2012 7:50:21 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: ozzymandus

Martin Basheer is an anti-American foriegner. His constant hate-mongering makes me sick.
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Welcome to the BBC, babes! Lived in the UK for almost a decade and it was INCREDIBLY anti-American!

Come to think of it.....isn’t there a deal with the BBC and the NY Slimes? Natch!


8 posted on 06/22/2012 7:50:38 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: Kaslin

“his background and life”

Communist and domestic terrorist influenced.

“his origins”

Bizarre; largely unknown.

“his religious faith”

Muslim or atheist.

“his family”

The best thing those daughters of his could do would be to become oppositional-defiant and rebellious. ‘Nuff said.

“his wife”

She is NO Jackie Kennedy, contrary to what your fellow Communist MSM toadies seem to think.

Is this helping you out, Marty?/s


9 posted on 06/22/2012 7:53:44 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: doc1019

Use at your pleasure.


10 posted on 06/22/2012 7:55:31 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kaslin

Drooling mental adolescents spewing at fellow drooling adolescents.

That’s MSNBC. My God, what f***ing idiots.


11 posted on 06/22/2012 7:56:13 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Kaslin
So a foreign-born liberal hack on the Marxist Socialist Nationalized Barack Channel (M.S.N.B.C.) goes to tortured lengths to twist some random headline into a GOP bashfest?

Yawn. I'm going back and finishing Season 2 of The Walking Dead.

12 posted on 06/22/2012 7:56:45 PM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Kaslin

Unbelievable. The first thing I thought when I saw the video was that those were the perfect little progressive brats...the kind that perfectly mimic their parents.


13 posted on 06/22/2012 7:58:38 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Kaslin
AS IF!!! These aren't Conservative kids!!
14 posted on 06/22/2012 8:01:10 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Kaslin
Apparently Mr. Bashir was away from his desk from 2000 to 2008 when G.W. Bush was President.
15 posted on 06/22/2012 8:07:25 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: ozzymandus

He needs to go back were he come from. Unfortunately the British probably don’t want him back


16 posted on 06/22/2012 8:07:56 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: originalbuckeye

Exactly. Conservative kids would not behave that way


17 posted on 06/22/2012 8:13:10 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: originalbuckeye
"AS IF!!! These aren't Conservative kids!!"

If any of those heathens were a child of mine they would learn very quickly that that kind of behavior is intolerable and unacceptable.

They would have red swollen behinds and damn any authority who tried to tell me that couldn't do that. After the red swollen behind, there would be more than enough punishment to make sure they would never embarrass and shame this family again with any duplication of that behavior.

And on top of that they would be marched at the point of being off the ground from my hand on their ear to that Lady's house to express their sincere apology and offer of 1000 hours of service to cut her grass, take out her garbage, paint her fence, and any other chores she wanted or needed.

Any objection or whining about the punishment would be met by 1000 more hours of service....and after all that I would STILL be embarrassed and ashamed beyond belief that I raised a cretin who would do even think of doing something like that.

18 posted on 06/22/2012 8:21:51 PM PDT by libs_kma (When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool)
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To: Kaslin

Of the $400K raised for the bus monitor, let’s see a breakdown of donors who consider themselves liberal versus those who consider themselves conservative. Wanna take a bet?


19 posted on 06/22/2012 8:24:45 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Kaslin

“...some of the people who have been most vociferous in their condemnation of this conduct are actually the most vicious and inappropriate when it comes to what they say about the president and his background and life, his origins, his religious faith, his family, his wife.”

And, some of the people who supported Obama were the ones who created the culture in which this incident came about; that being, a culture who believes that a child’s self esteem is paramount and all authority is wrong.

This wouldn’t have happened when I was a kid, not because we worried about getting in trouble with the bus monitor or the principal. It wouldn’t have happened because, first, our parents had sense enough to teach us why this is wrong, and second, because our parents would have had sense enough to destroy us if we were even slightly disrespectful.


20 posted on 06/22/2012 8:26:45 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; Kaslin; ozzymandus

He’s a Brit of Pakistani extraction. I’d be surprised if he didn’t act like he does.


21 posted on 06/22/2012 8:35:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amazingly stupid.


22 posted on 06/22/2012 8:46:49 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amazingly stupid.


23 posted on 06/22/2012 8:47:05 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: Kaslin

Does anyone watch the ragin’ hate monger’s show...he’s disgusting, vicious and dumb as a box of rocks. I wonder what rock CNN found him under. I’m sure he’s helping their poor ratings. I hope he takes them under.


24 posted on 06/22/2012 9:02:38 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Kaslin

what they say about the president
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Hm?...As in putting former president Bush’s head on a pike as happened recently in a popular TV show? ( Just wondering?)


25 posted on 06/22/2012 9:18:03 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: SERKIT

The talking heads at MSNBC seem to be saying that it’s OK to bully the bus monitor but not OK to bully the Obamas.

I was looking for some election data from Greece NY...Dave’s redistricting is too slow for me; I did find a local race; R’s took 2 of 3 precincts....not necessarily meaningful.

Dave’s app finally loaded. There are more than 3 voting districts in Greece, although some may be beyond the actual city limits. Anyway it appears to be a mixed bag politically.


26 posted on 06/22/2012 9:52:19 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Kaslin

Bashir has that Sandusky look about him.


27 posted on 06/22/2012 10:12:05 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: libs_kma

AMEN! But the MSNBC clowns could not wait to show their “sensitivity” toward the little criminals, could they?


28 posted on 06/23/2012 3:57:43 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: Kaslin
“BEN SMITH: I would just say that there's something about the way this went viral and the way that kind of virality changes people's behavior. I mean there's been LIKE $400,000 raised to send her on vacation. What an INSANE thing to do. Maybe some amount of money but LIKE people are so eager to have LIKE a solution to this problem and LIKE I want to do something positive myself in response. And so almost anything will do. And LIKE, this was not a rational particularly response.”

I don't like Ben Smith, maybe when he's 18 years old I'll like him, but right now I don't like him. In addition to not liking his improper use of like I don't like how eager he is to declare the contributions of concerned people as insane. I don't like insane either. I think he's like insane.

29 posted on 06/23/2012 7:23:52 AM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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