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Martin Bashir Out at MSNBC in Wake of Palin Remarks (Phil Griffin destroying NBC News)
The Baltimore Sun ^ | Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | David Zurawik

Posted on 12/04/2013 3:29:04 PM PST by kristinn

You can fire 10 Martin Bashirs and it won't start to repair damage done to NBC News

Martin Bashir, the embattled MSNBC show host who on Nov. 15 urged a crude and graphic form of punishment for Sarah Palin, resigned from the channel Wednesday.

MSNBC could afford to do nothing less than force Bashir out in the wake of his hateful speech.

Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, tried stonewalling the mounting criticism even after Bashir delivered an on-air apology, but the words and actions were too gross and hateful to allow Bashir to return.

SNIP

Under Griffin's leadership, MNSBC has become the leading proponent of such ideologically-charged, rabble-rousing rhetoric.

They don't do news at MSNBC any more. They just do propaganda. And you can only attack your ideological enemies so long before you find yourself in the realm of hate speech as Bashir did.

I hope this event will help Comcast come to understand how deeply Griffin and his cynical programming strategy have damaged the brand of NBC News and the network in general.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: comcast; deportmartinbashir; liberal; liberalattackdog; martinbashir; msnbc; nbc; nbcuniversal; palin; pds; philgriffin; sarahpalin
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To: abb

Yes, and he’s no fan of Sarah Palin.


21 posted on 12/04/2013 4:05:15 PM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

“You can fire 10 Martin Bashirs and it won’t start to repair damage done to NBC News”

Has MSNBC done anything but hire Martin Bashirs in the past decade or more? Pre-2000(+/-), I watched MSNBC a LOT. It was, pre-Fox, the most conservative alternative to CNN. John Gibson was a delight.

Then Newsweek/WaPo took over and it was all downhill. Haven’t watched MSNBC in nearly a decade.


22 posted on 12/04/2013 4:05:22 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: windsorknot
Martin is forced to eat his words.

A real crap sandwich for Marty.

23 posted on 12/04/2013 4:07:26 PM PST by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: kristinn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Zurawik

http://bio.tribune.com/DavidZurawik


24 posted on 12/04/2013 4:11:33 PM PST by abb
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To: kristinn

No sympathy for Bashir, but he was just following orders. There is so much of this at NBC/MSNBC that it must be encouraged from above.


25 posted on 12/04/2013 4:14:05 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: kristinn

Good riddance to this disgusting pervert. He should have been out on his can the day he made that sick comment about Palin. Better late than never I guess.


26 posted on 12/04/2013 4:14:11 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: windsorknot

Yeah, except he didn’t eat his words, he never owned up to his mistake at all, he doesn’t believe that he made a mistake. His “apology” was — and I quote — “I deeply regret what was said...”

THAT is not an apology; it fails to takes ownership of what was said. An apology is, “I deeply regret what I SAID.”

This POS is NOT sorry; not by a long shot. At least he’s not sorry for his foul words, he’s only sorry that so many people were so judgmental of his words; sorry that the rest of the world isn’t the foul cesspool of sewage that his own mind is, and sorry to have lost his paycheck because the rest of the world doesn’t prefer sewage over civility and decorum.


27 posted on 12/04/2013 4:15:16 PM PST by HKMk23 (ditditdit dahdahdah ditditdit)
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To: HKMk23

Mistakes were made?


28 posted on 12/04/2013 4:22:16 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SandRat

Huff Po has probably called him already


29 posted on 12/04/2013 4:24:30 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: kristinn

I’d be embarrassed to advertise on this so called news channel.


30 posted on 12/04/2013 4:24:30 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: HKMk23

Someone in “authority” should deport this crude, hateful loser. There isn’t enough room in America for such degenerate aliens.


31 posted on 12/04/2013 4:24:55 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: kristinn

Na na na na, hey hey, goodbye
Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodbye


32 posted on 12/04/2013 4:32:30 PM PST by RginTN
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To: kristinn
Anyone notice that those who attacked Palin have either lost their jobs or became so irrelevant that they're just a shadow of what they used to be?

- Katie Couric
- Peggy Noonan
- Kathleen Parker
- Martin Bashir
- Tina Fey
- Oprah Winfrey (she didn't attack Palin, but it's interesting that she is no longer the star she used to be after Palin appeared on her show
- Steve Schmidt
- The Corrupt Bastards Club in Alaska
- Lisa Murkowski
- Frank Murkowski

33 posted on 12/04/2013 4:36:45 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Ann Archy

I believe the “MS” is just a holdover, as Microsoft long ago let go of its holdings of the network. I do not think Microsoft has any thing to do with MSNBC anymore.


34 posted on 12/04/2013 4:41:46 PM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: AlexW

Don’t be so cruel — let them go to a Muslim country where they discuss defecation in mouths on a daily basis. At least Bashir will be happy.


35 posted on 12/04/2013 4:47:40 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: kristinn
PhilGriffinMSNBC photo PhilGriffinMSNBC_zps03f8e331.jpg

36 posted on 12/04/2013 4:47:45 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: kristinn

Even Comcast doesn’t dare to go up against the Gay Mafia at NBC New York.

Just too much to lose, for so little gain, and the queers know it.


37 posted on 12/04/2013 4:50:24 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: 353FMG

“let them go to a Muslim country “
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Yes, I should have thought of that first. North Korea would be too much to their liking.


38 posted on 12/04/2013 4:54:56 PM PST by AlexW
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To: abb

Glen Becks cable Channel would be great! I would like a Tea Party network as well.


39 posted on 12/04/2013 4:59:00 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: kristinn

From the Sunpapers. One of the most Left leaning newspapers in the country.
I guess they will consider this a pro Palin story when really the Left just went over the top again.


40 posted on 12/04/2013 4:59:39 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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