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MSNBC’s Martin Bashir Shouts Down Then Boots Republican Guest
Mediaite ^ | 8/23/12 | Andrew Kirell

Posted on 08/23/2012 9:39:38 PM PDT by Nachum

Thursday afternoon on Martin Bashir‘s MSNBC show, a disagreement over the implications of a current Army general denouncing military members who engage in partisan politics got heated quickly. The result was Bashir shouting down his opposing guest and cutting the segment short.

Earlier in the segment, GOP strategist Trey Hardin had said that military leaders are critical of the president, which prompted Bashir to bring up the recent Fox News quote in which General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, expresses disappointment in the anti-Obama campaign launched by several ex-military members (groups which Bashir characterized as “Swift Boat” groups, in reference to the 2004 pro-Bush groups that attacked John Kerry‘s military record).

“If someone uses the uniform, whatever uniform, for partisan politics, I am disappointed because I think it does erode that bond of trust we have with the American people,” Gen. Dempsey told Fox.

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KEYWORDS: bashir; bhodod; martin; msnbc; msnbcs; shouts
These people are a menace.
1 posted on 08/23/2012 9:39:49 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Why would any Republican go on MSNBC?


2 posted on 08/23/2012 9:40:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Fox shows have leftists on and let them get in their shots.

MSNBC is completely partisan.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 9:48:11 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Nachum
“If someone uses the uniform, whatever uniform, for partisan politics, I am disappointed because I think it does erode that bond of trust we have with the American people,” Gen. Dempsey told Fox.

You mean like permitting military personnel to appear in gay pride parades. Dempsey has no credibility with such remarks. The military has been politicized by Obama.

4 posted on 08/23/2012 9:50:30 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Nachum

Martin Bashir is the same guy that coddled Michael Jackson while he was playing find the pickle with that 13 year old boy. Its so funny seeing liberals throw temper tantrums like little preschoolers. They are scared to death they are about to lose, tick tock tick tock time is almost out for them


5 posted on 08/23/2012 9:50:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Nachum

Microsoft + NBC.

What could POSSIBLY go wrong?;)


6 posted on 08/23/2012 9:52:14 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: kabar

Bingo.

It’s cancer.


7 posted on 08/23/2012 9:52:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Frank_2001

MSNBC: Unfair and unbalanced!


8 posted on 08/23/2012 9:53:18 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: TigerClaws

Anybody who thinks Fox is conservative is just buying into marketing.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 9:56:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Nachum
Special Operations OPSEC targets Obama for reckless intelligence leaks (FR thread)

Dishonorable Disclosures (22:00 Youtube video)

Special Operations (OPSEC) (website to get involved)

10 posted on 08/23/2012 10:04:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Nachum
“If someone uses the uniform, whatever uniform, for partisan politics, I am disappointed because I think it does erode that bond of trust we have with the American people,” Gen. Dempsey told Fox.

The above quote comes from an active duty General speaking about retired military personnel. Think about it.

11 posted on 08/23/2012 10:07:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Nachum

What do Dempsey and Bashir think of John Kerrey’s actions in the early 70s?


12 posted on 08/23/2012 10:10:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Nachum

Ever hear of General Wesley Clark (d). That ran for president?


13 posted on 08/23/2012 10:14:07 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: kabar

Exactly. Hypocrital liar.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 10:21:29 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Nachum

The solution: don’t play their game. Don’t go on their stupid Barack Obama/leftist supporting shows. There’s nothing to be gained by going on with any of them.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 10:25:10 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Nachum

Dear General Demsey

With regard to military uniforms and partisan politics do
the names US Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight
Eisenhower mean anything to you? For a more recent
example how about Wes Clark?

Regards,
me

PS: I would also add shame on MSNBC except for the fact
that they already have more shame than they can handle.
Swiftboat my arse.


16 posted on 08/23/2012 10:37:58 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: Nachum

Why do we have foreigners questioning Americans in the first place?


17 posted on 08/23/2012 10:39:30 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Nachum

What is it with MSNBC and CNN giving all these shows to people like Bashir and Fareed Zakaria? Why don’t they just merge with Al Jazeera and (Iranian) Press TV and be done with it?!


18 posted on 08/23/2012 10:53:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Frank_2001

Good point:

Might I suggest Ctrl Alt Delete?


19 posted on 08/23/2012 10:53:36 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: nickcarraway

Yup, I want to see something along the lines of...

FREE REPUBLIC NEWS NETWORK

Hooo Boy, would that ever get the left boiling. :-)


20 posted on 08/23/2012 10:55:52 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: kabar
Here's a video of retired generals in 2008 explaining why they support Obama.
21 posted on 08/23/2012 11:05:42 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: TigersEye
Not as bad as Casey’s Muslim pandering, by the army’s coddling of the Ft. Hood shooter. Casey ought for his comment that the worst thing about the shooting was that it threatened diversity in the military. That is actually a slap at the Muslims who have done their duty as well as a revelation of Casey’s cravenness.
22 posted on 08/23/2012 11:14:55 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Nachum

Why take anything from a limey plick of arab descent?


23 posted on 08/23/2012 11:48:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Bobalu

A web based radio program of freerepublic would get me as a listener. In fact, each day the mods could select audio commentary sent in from freepers.


24 posted on 08/24/2012 3:06:23 AM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: Frank_2001

Microsoft is out of that game. They’ve cut their losses.

You’ll notice that if you type msnbc.com into a new browser tab, that it resolves to nbcnews.com.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/business/media/msnbccom-renamed-nbcnewscom-as-microsoft-and-nbc-divorce.html?_r=1


25 posted on 08/24/2012 3:28:07 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: nickcarraway

You can say that again.

That they are a little right of center is about the best you can say about them.


26 posted on 08/24/2012 3:29:33 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: cruise_missile
Ever hear of General Wesley Clark (d). That ran for president?

Where has that incompetent little puke been hiding lately? I haven't seen him since the election in '08 when his political opinion was still terribly irrelevant.

27 posted on 08/24/2012 3:55:54 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

He is now host of the Reality show “Stars Earn Stripes”.
These people never go away.


28 posted on 08/24/2012 4:08:57 AM PDT by coconut47
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To: Nachum

Another left wing media tramp starts to fade into oblivion.


29 posted on 08/24/2012 4:21:32 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Nachum

I get the impression that these people clueless guests go on these MSNBC shows having never watched them before. This is Bashir’s act, as with Sharpton.

If you go on those shows you must go on the attack, and start with the MSNBC host. Call him a Obama mouth-piece.


30 posted on 08/24/2012 5:13:18 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: FreedomPoster

FOX is the New Left...Reptile Repubs, Brainy Blondes, a bit of Saudi Arabia, True Blower O’Reilly, more crap that makes it almost as unwatchable as the rest of TeeVee!


31 posted on 08/24/2012 6:08:36 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: iopscusa

I quit watching BOR about a decade ago. I don’t see how people stand to watch him. His ego/big head outgrew his studio long ago.


32 posted on 08/24/2012 6:13:26 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Good catch. I guess it is OK if you are a retired general officer and take sides.


33 posted on 08/24/2012 6:58:02 AM PDT by kabar
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