Skip to comments.Bashir Bashes Romney's 4th of July Holiday Plans, Gushes Over Obama's
Posted on 07/02/2012 6:39:14 PM PDT by Kaslin
On MSNBC, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee can't even get fair treatment when he takes a vacation.
Far from it, host Martin Bashir on the program hysterically bearing his name Monday absolutely trashed the Fourth of July holiday plans of Mitt Romney while practically swooning over what President Obama and his family will be doing (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Bashir Bashes Romney's 4th of July Holiday Plans, Gushes Over Obama's
MARTIN BASHIR: Every week is a good week when youre worth around $250 million, but this should be especially good for Mitt Romney. Thats because the presumptive nominee is taking a break from campaigning. And he's spending the week at his family compound on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. That's where Mitt and Ann, along with their ever-expanding clan, are celebrating Independence Day. The lakeside retreat has already given us a rare glimpse of Mr. Romney attending services at the nearby Mormon temple where the family, 30 members strong, makes up a third of the entire congregation. Mitts campaign handlers are hoping that the weeklong holiday will show voters a different side of their candidate: less cutthroat corporate raider, more devoted family man.
But that brings us to the campaign's big problem because the more Americans learn about Mitt Romney, it seems the less they like him. It's already abundantly clear that Mr. Romney has plenty of love in his heart for his five sons and 18 grandchildren. What's not so clear however is that Mitt Romney has all that much love for anyone else. After all, this is a guy whose boat house, valued at $630,000, is worth more than three times the average Americans home. Yet his solution to the housing crisis is to let foreclosures continue and do nothing to intervene. It was the same with the auto industry and the same with the banking industry. As long as Mitt Romney can retreat to his compound, he'd rather not intervene in the challenges facing the nation. And remember, this is the man who wants to be president.
Compare that to this gushing and fawning report Bashir gave later in the program on the Obamas holiday plans:
BASHIR: The president and his family will return to the White House from Camp David I believe tomorrow and then get ready for the Fourth of July. What are they planning this year, because there's always something of a festival at the White House on July the Fourth, isnt there?
KRISTEN WELKER, NBC NEWS: Absolutely, and this year will be no different. Military personnel and their families will be here at the White House will be honored and celebrated. Of course, staff members will be invited to participate in events here at the White House along with their family members. Theres going to be a barbecue, a concert, and of course, fireworks, Martin. And it always draws a very big crowd. Hundreds of people. It's a really big celebration, really a special evening here at the White House.
BASHIR: And of course, the first family celebrates the birth of the nation on Wednesday. They also the birth of Malia. She's turning 14. Any word on birthday celebrations for her, what theyre planning?
WELKER: Well, the White House is as you know, very guarded about the girls and about releasing information about them, so we couldn't get any details about how Malia will be celebrating specifically this year. We can tell you that in past years, she has invited friends to Camp David, and of course the first family is at Camp David right now. So it's possible that they're celebrating as we speak. By the way, Chelsea Clinton back in 1996, celebrated a birthday at Camp David. Also played paintball with her dad. Its always interesting to think about the fact that the president has to be a dad as well in the middle of being a president. So, despite everything that was going on last week, the president certainly has to mark his daughter's birthday. Take for example John F. Kennedy. His daughter Caroline turned five just after the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. So it's a juggling act, Martin.
BASHIR: Absolutely, and I think he does it with some skill.
At this point, I'm not sure there's much more to say other than MSNBC has become a 24-hour campaign network for the reelection of Barack Obama.
Has there ever in American history been a television channel so unabashedly campaigning for a presidential candidate?
Shouldn't every penny associated with this farce of a so-called "news" network be counted by the Fair Election Commission as a contribution?
I’m happy to see that Baghdad Bob found another gig.
Hey Martin Bashir, STFU and go back to wherever you came from!!
“MARTIN BASHIR: Every week is a good week when youre worth around $250 million....”
Hey Martin, every week is a good week when you have a job these days, thanks to your god, Obama.
He looks like he might be a raghead without the rag. Probably explains his adoration of Barack Hussein Obama.
Romney pays for his holiday taxpayers pay for the Obamas. There is a HUGE difference!
Thought 0 was gonna be in France.
This network should really be off the air. Boycott NBC and Comcast.
So how are those ratings thingys working out for ya, NBC?
How typical. Romney pays his own way. We pay Obama’s way. The libs need to buy a clue.
Isn’t this the same Martin Bashir who gushed over Michael Jackson talking about how he loves sleeping with young boys..what a sleaze bag!
It's a tossup!
It would not surprise me
When does Ramadan start?
This idiot is a radical from South London. He’s not even an American so where does he come off playing the expert on Independence day activities.
It always amuses me when rich talking heads have the nerve to play class warfare against rich people. When he’s not attacking rich Republicans, he’s playing the diversity racist baffoon.
According to one website, fasting begins July 20th this year.
In 2003, Bashir conducted a series of interviews with pop singer Michael Jackson, as part of a documentary for ITV, which Uri Geller had fixed up as a friend of Michael. Following the broadcast, which was viewed by 14 million in the UK and 38 million in the US, several media personalities[who?] accused Bashir of yellow journalism, claiming that he deliberately doctored the recordings in order to paint Jackson in an unflattering light, as well as emphasizing the allegations of child molestation made against Jackson. In an interview with Louis Theroux, Geller said that he felt betrayed by Bashir, and claimed that the ITV documentary had ruined Geller's own relationship with Michael. The New York Times called Bashir's journalism style "callous self-interest masked as sympathy."
In response, Jackson and his personal cameraman released a rebuttal interview, which showed Bashir complimenting Jackson for the "spiritual" quality of the Neverland Ranch. Bashir also describes Jackson as a wonderful father and says that Jackson's relationship with his children "almost makes him weep" Source
And then there is this from IMDb
Voted the 5th Worst Briton in Channel 4's poll of "The 100 Worst Britons of All Time".
Until two minutes ago I had no idea who this guy was. Now, because of this FreeRepublic post, I do.
And isn’t $250 million of taxpayers’ money about what Michelle Obama spends each year on her private world-wide jaunts?
yeah I knew that was the guy..what a sick freak. He gushes over a pedophile and Obama..not a surprise
Go back to Pakistan, you anti-American a-hole.
Who cares what he thinks?.....
Rather sophomoric. He seems to be just a half-step shy of breaking out and calling Romney a big, stupid, dummy head. And I had no idea Mitt was in charge of the bailouts or foreclosure market!
Even THIS non-Mormon knows that Sunday services are not held in a Mormon temple. Meeting houses, yes. In fact, here it is, from an LDS web site:
Profile of New Hampshire
Number of Temples 0
What do you expect from Martin Bashir when he says things like, If you listen carefully to Rick Santorum, he sounds more like Stalin than Pope Innocent III?
At first I thought they were talking about Bashir Assad.
A look at Bashir’s humble beginnings:
Has anybody even tried to calculate it?
As Mark Levin points out, the correct initials for the network is MSLSD.
I’m sure romney and obama celebrate what the rest of us call a “holiday” the exact same way, because the are like the same person you know
Gee, Mitt has a lot of dough? Of course, as we all know there are absolutely no filthy rich Dem pols or donors. What an ingenious ploy by a Dem sock puppet. Call a Republican a richy rich elitist. How original. (smirk)
Barry & Michelle cannot even spell “honored’ where out military is concerned.
Wht a load of crap.
We know where mitt's money came from. What's especially smarmy and hypocritical is the fact that obie is a millionaire, too, despite having only held government jobs.
When will the MSM tell us where obie's millions came from since they seem to hate money - even as they grub for it - for some reason? I won't hold my breath.
I'm much more concerned about a network that is willing to give him a venue.
Doubtless on the conservative side. Jim Geraghty reported at National Review [4/26/12] that Judicial Watch, via the FOIA, had confirmation that Michelle’s August 2010 trip to Spain - just ONE of her many vacations - cost taxpayers $467,585.
How DARE Romney be worth $250?!
If Romney occupies the White House next year how will Obama spend the next 4th of July? Would anyone care?
I'm sure once you count the payoffs to political donors like Solyndra (the equivalents of 1069 Michelle junkets), it would take even less time to cross that threshhold.
If that is a news channel I am a Napoleon Bonaparte.
Yeah and I am Joséphine de Beauharnais
There are great parallels here to how they paint Obama vs. how they paint his opponent, as they do in socialist economies that have some modicum of electoral system yet a government controlled news media. What first comes to mind in Venezuela, where their media there goes 24/7 for Hugo Chavez, portraying him as a man of the people, and any one who DARES oppose him would be cast as an elite, privileged bourgeous. It is all class warfare, and they are all in on it behind the scenes, you better believe it, like teeth to gums.
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