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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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More at the source link including Bashir and Griffin's statements.
1 posted on 12/04/2013 3:29:04 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Good riddance to this disgusting clown.

Let’s kick him and Piers Morgan out of the U.S.A.


2 posted on 12/04/2013 3:30:29 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: kristinn

GOOD! Let’s hope that no one else hires him.


3 posted on 12/04/2013 3:33:04 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: kristinn

Palin: 1
Bashir: 0

(-:


4 posted on 12/04/2013 3:33:32 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: F15Eagle

Piers, is next.


5 posted on 12/04/2013 3:33:33 PM PST by omega4179
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To: F15Eagle

“Let’s kick him and Piers Morgan out of the U.S.A.”
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I have never seen PMSNBC, but I think there should be a move to boycott any and all sponsors.
Let them move to North Korea.


6 posted on 12/04/2013 3:34:21 PM PST by AlexW
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To: kristinn

Too bad these cable-satellite systems would never ever carry a conservative channel


7 posted on 12/04/2013 3:34:43 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: kristinn

Great, but were is the apology to Sara? Yeah I know.....****crickets****


8 posted on 12/04/2013 3:36:46 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: kristinn

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

9 posted on 12/04/2013 3:39:32 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: kristinn

Next, MSNBC should shut down. Who would miss it? Let ait become the extreme group on the margin of mainstream America and not let it pretend to be anything greater.

Can anyone say blog, website and podcast? This is where MSNBC belongs.


10 posted on 12/04/2013 3:40:46 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: kristinn

The author of this piece is a card-carrying lib, too.


11 posted on 12/04/2013 3:41:51 PM PST by abb
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To: kristinn
Too bad Bashir couldn't take Matthews, Sharpton and the rest of the “on-air talent” with him.
12 posted on 12/04/2013 3:46:27 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: kristinn

Bashir is a symptom. Notice how long it took NBC Universal, GE, and Comcast to act.


13 posted on 12/04/2013 3:46:57 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: kristinn

Amazes me that anyone was watching to react to Bashirs’ rantings. MSNBC hosts have to go over the top with their comments or else nobody would know that they’re still on.


14 posted on 12/04/2013 3:52:37 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: omega4179; AlexW

15 posted on 12/04/2013 3:53:21 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SandRat

Where’s left to go after MSNBC? The Scranton local access cable channel?


16 posted on 12/04/2013 3:53:41 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: kristinn

Did that Islamist-B-Gone solution finally work?


17 posted on 12/04/2013 3:55:20 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: kristinn

Martin is forced to eat his words.


18 posted on 12/04/2013 3:57:51 PM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: kristinn

He’ll sign on with The Compost within a week.Count on it!


19 posted on 12/04/2013 4:00:19 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: bigbob

What is LOWER than MSNBC.....Al Jazeera???? Tight race to the bottom, but I think that MSNBC (don’t forget that MICROSFOT is the MS part of MSNBC) is the LOWEST of the LOW!!


20 posted on 12/04/2013 4:03:45 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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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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To: SandRat

To get something really hateful Bashir had to go to British controled Jamaica to find a foul example—there were not that terrible in the USA—and old south.


41 posted on 12/04/2013 5:01:11 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: omega4179

Put Liary O’Donnell somewhere near the top of that list.


42 posted on 12/04/2013 5:03:12 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: kristinn

If Obama had a son, who grew up to become a political pontificator, he would look like Bashir.


43 posted on 12/04/2013 5:13:05 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: kristinn

MS who ?


44 posted on 12/04/2013 5:15:57 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Ann Archy

“What is LOWER than MSNBC.....Al Jazeera?”
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I see a number of post that consider AlJazera to be lower then low. Other then FOX, it is the only international TV news that I get. Yes, it comes from Qatar, which is my gateway from Europe to the Philippines, via Qatar Airways, one of very few five star airlines.
The few times that I watch Aljazera, I do not notice political opinions. I doubt that they could be as bad as CNN or PMSNBC. I would be interested in hearing some examples from those who say it is as bad as MSNBC.


45 posted on 12/04/2013 5:32:08 PM PST by AlexW
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To: SandRat
GOOD! Let’s hope that no one else hires him.

Al jazeira, with it's 30,000 viewers will find a prime time slot for this hater tw_t.

46 posted on 12/04/2013 5:38:29 PM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: kristinn

Never fear. PMSNBC will replace him someone equally obnoxious if not more so.


47 posted on 12/04/2013 5:42:51 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: kristinn
If Bash-Head went back to the camel turd country from whence he came, the locals would recognize him for the queer that he is, AND STONE HIS DUMB FAGGOT ASS to death. Hey, YO! BASH-HEAD:


48 posted on 12/04/2013 5:44:21 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
MS·NBC
/em?s ?nbese/
noun, verb

1. noun: A propaganda network that employs otherwise-unplaceable clinically-insane individuals.
2. verb: To be completely and utterly disassociated from reality in any way, and still opine on news matters of the day.
3. verb: To be willing to parrot exact talking points, however bizarre and contra-indicated from even casual observation, from the Obama White House.
4. verb: To, in a deranged and unhinged way, accuse all people who have any view other than your own, of racism.5. verb: To engage in crazed, psychotic, babbling and bizarre rants utterly devoid of any basis in fact and in complete opposition to demonstrable facts, and still be given access to a camera and a microphone.

Syn: Barking Moonbat, Certifiably Insane

Ex: "Did you see Chris Matthews? He MSNBC'd that poor conservative!"
49 posted on 12/04/2013 5:45:47 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: kristinn

Phil Griffin is an idiot...one who puts his likeness in prime TV time slots ..Madcow, whom he calls “our quarterback” didn’t even own a TV when he gave her primetime. This is a “lean-forward” network incapable of unbiased commentary, ie., matthews, maddow and sharpton are shining examples of how he thinks and operates. Bashir is just a drop in the liberal bucket...and according to a 12/2/2013 interview in The New Yorker magazine Griffin recently asked Ed Shultz to return to weekdays...to quote Griffin “Ed’s voice was missed”. Good grief.


50 posted on 12/04/2013 5:48:15 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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