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Good riddance to MSNBC’s Martin Bashir (A liberal condemns Bashir's M.O.)
The Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2013 | Erik Wemple

Posted on 12/05/2013 6:43:09 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo

Conservative America just lost one of its talking points about left-leaning network MSNBC. For the past couple of weeks, the network’s critics have slammed it for a lack of accountability in l’affaire Martin Bashir, who on Nov. 15 made nasty comments suggesting how Sarah Palin, who had foolishly compared public debt to slavery, should be treated to a most horrific form of slave punishment: Defecation in mouth. In his next broadcast, Bashir apologized, but people wanted something more.

Today they got it. Bashir has resigned from the network, an occasion marked, as always, by dueling releases of boilerplate. From Bashir:

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bashir; msnbc
The writer is no conservative as his comment about Palin shows, but he is also no fan of Bashir and provides a look at Bashir's method for anybody who missed the MSNBC program.
1 posted on 12/05/2013 6:43:10 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Well, I’d like to think that most of us would be mortified if someone said that about Sheila Jackson-Lee, Hillary Clinton or Rachel Maddow.

We don’t want to become them.


2 posted on 12/05/2013 6:45:21 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
MSNBC,will have another job for this creep..Strange he said what they wrote for him to say so lets get rid of the rest of the trash..I am not saying what he said he did not agree on just that others were involved..
3 posted on 12/05/2013 6:47:28 AM PST by PLD
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

When Sarah Palin was talking about slavery, she was talking about Proverbs 22:7. Liberals don’t understand that.


4 posted on 12/05/2013 6:47:42 AM PST by struggle
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Definitely not a conservative. In “foolishly” comparing public debt to slavery? In liberal land, a white person can only mention slavery when wearing sackcloth and ashes, and publicly flagellating themselves with thorns, all the while exclaiming how bad and evil they are.

I’m not sure whether he sees Bashir’s loss as a bad thing because of what Bashir said, or whether he’s glad that conservatives no longer have a talking point because he’s gone.


5 posted on 12/05/2013 6:50:20 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: henkster

Bingo!


6 posted on 12/05/2013 6:53:04 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Certainly, never in an open forum...


7 posted on 12/05/2013 6:53:27 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

With Hillary’s ascension the left realizes they need to distance themselves from their deplorable misogynistic rhetoric about Sarah Palin in order to position themselves as guardians of all things female. They will sacrifice many of their own in order to carry that faux-chivalric mantle.
My take...They falsely equate their success with race specific voting blocks with gender.


8 posted on 12/05/2013 6:56:01 AM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The Left has now decided that the S-word can only be used in one context: black-American slavery. No other use of the word is allowed - unless, of course, a lib tries it. Metaphors are verboten.


9 posted on 12/05/2013 6:59:03 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
What exactly was Palin's quote about debt and slavery? Haven't people used the analogy of debt and slavery for years? Isn't that what the song 16 Tons is about?
10 posted on 12/05/2013 6:59:53 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Sarah Palin, who had foolishly compared public debt to slavery

Liberals are opposed to individual liberty as defined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The only real issue they have with chattel slavery in America two hundred years ago is that the slaves were privately owned.

They are all orgasmic over the idea of slavery to the state.

Democrats never pass up on opportunity to tell us why enslavement by the state is for our own protection and our own safety, because life under the anarchy that conservatives want to impose is just too risky and dangerous. We can't have any of that inhumane"on-your-own economics" that conservatives advocate.

Thereby proving that you no longer have to be black to be an Uncle Tom.

11 posted on 12/05/2013 7:01:39 AM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: henkster
I’m not sure whether he sees Bashir’s loss as a bad thing because of what Bashir said, or whether he’s glad that conservatives no longer have a talking point because he’s gone.

Yes.

Bashir was "indiscreet", but he was also an excellent lightning rod while he was in place.

We do not lack for any number of other "lightning rods". But it takes additional effort to develop a strategy and act to cut off the target from the rest of the herd.

Take them down, one by one, and soon the herd is pretty well thinned out.

12 posted on 12/05/2013 7:02:02 AM PST by alloysteel (The Internet, a most exquisite system by which to confound and muddle any reasonable dialogue.)
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To: struggle

It’s ridiculous. “Debt slavery” is practically a cliche.


13 posted on 12/05/2013 7:03:38 AM PST by bkepley
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To: Sans-Culotte

As I recall, 16 tons is about the life of a coal miner.


14 posted on 12/05/2013 7:07:23 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Martin Bashir's new job:


15 posted on 12/05/2013 7:08:26 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Kirkwood
As I recall, 16 tons is about the life of a coal miner.

A coal miner who was "another day older and deeper in debt", and who "owed his soul to the company store". The song wasn't about the mining; it was about the debt.

16 posted on 12/05/2013 7:10:38 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

It’s hard to imagine ANYBODY who’s not Bill Maher bat-poo crazy actually DEFENDING what Bashir said.


17 posted on 12/05/2013 7:13:25 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sans-Culotte

Are you hard of reading?


18 posted on 12/05/2013 7:14:36 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

MSNBC needs to get some people on whom people will watch! They were fools to fire Keith Obermann. They need people who are more than Angry Commies. maybe some real marxists for a change—some Russians maybe. Maybe some raving, foming at the mouth Arabs who hate the west and all.


19 posted on 12/05/2013 7:16:34 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Never fear this bunch has an endless supply of nasty bastards to draw on!!!


20 posted on 12/05/2013 7:28:20 AM PST by ontap
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To: Sans-Culotte

Indeed, that’s what is so surreal. This analogy has been around for EONS. It’s been commonplace throughout history. “Debt slavery,” “wage slavery,” “debt bondage.” The libs arguing otherwise are either totally ignorant, or as usual, they are completely inventing a new ‘reality’ out of their posteriors, re-writing history and terminology, in order to send signals to their LIV crowd that Palin/tea-partiers are all a bunch of evil racists. Which the moronic LIV hordes will eat up and perpetuate.


21 posted on 12/05/2013 7:29:42 AM PST by greene66
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

karma, karma, heap loads of karma

notice how the liberal news media is failing miserably.

karma,

Obamas next


22 posted on 12/05/2013 7:30:14 AM PST by Sophia777
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Good riddance to MSNBC’s Martin Bashir and every other MSM which has defecated upon this country and its people by failing to do its job vetting corruption and failing to maintain its moral standards.
23 posted on 12/05/2013 7:31:12 AM PST by Errant
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
MartinlittlePP photo Martin-little-pp_zps2e270204.jpg


PhilGriffinMSNBC photo PhilGriffinMSNBC_zps03f8e331.jpg

24 posted on 12/05/2013 7:36:24 AM PST by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The left has a significant number of candidates for anger management classes and sensitivity training. Martin Bashir is a prime example.


25 posted on 12/05/2013 7:36:53 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Sarah Palin, who had foolishly compared public debt to slavery,

Nothing foolish at all about the comparison. It is entirely appropriate to the US national debt situation. And the term debt slavery has been around forever. It's just that the usual suspect leftist race hustlers and PC enforcers, for their own narrow purposes, want to ban another very apt term.

26 posted on 12/05/2013 7:37:53 AM PST by Will88
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Sarah is right about the “Death Panels” and she’s right about public debt is slavery. When a child is born owing huge amounts of money to the government that is slavery.


27 posted on 12/05/2013 7:41:06 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Kirkwood
"As I recall, 16 tons is about the life of a coal miner."

Another day older and deeper in debt

I owe my soul to the company store.

Just a song about another form of debt slavery, slavery to the coal company when wages were low and the company controlled the retail business in the coal town.

28 posted on 12/05/2013 7:45:00 AM PST by Will88
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
re: “Conservative America just lost one of its talking points about left-leaning network MSNBC.”

He actually thinks Conservatives have suffered a loss in the firing of Bashir. We have lost a useful "talking point", as if this is all just a political game and the words used are simply tools in that game. Well, there are always more "talking points" where Bashir's comments came from. And it is not just MSNBC. While acknowledging the inappropriate garbage that spewed from Bashir’s mouth the writer still comes off as a pompous jerk who minimizes what conservatives experience constantly from the MSM.

29 posted on 12/05/2013 7:49:44 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
LOL... and then change their call sign to MSإم إس إن بي سي
30 posted on 12/05/2013 7:54:27 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Bashir will be back.


31 posted on 12/05/2013 7:56:57 AM PST by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Sophia777

“Obamas next”

Karma descends in cycles, and his is coming.


32 posted on 12/05/2013 8:03:28 AM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The leftist communists truly believe that it doesn’t matter how a speaker uses a word,,it’s only meaning is that which the lefties assign to it and nothing else. IN other words, leftists are very comfortable telling you what you mean.


33 posted on 12/05/2013 8:08:52 AM PST by austinaero
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To: bkepley
It’s ridiculous. “Debt slavery” is practically a cliche.

Liberals don't seem to know that slavery predates the American South. I wonder if know about indentured servants or debtor's prisons.

34 posted on 12/05/2013 8:09:34 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Third Person
Bashir will be back.

Probably, I detest what he said, and yes in a way he should be fired, but... I maybe in the minority, but I sort of follow Rush's axiom of leaving liberal loons in place so we can show young critical thinking adults ( if their is such a thing today ) what Progressivism / Statism truly is, by their actions. Let MSLSD have all the loons and say what ever detestable thing they want too. In fact, MSLSD should bring Michael Moore, Martin Bashir, and even Bill Maher aboard and re-brand to The MSBHO-Channel. Let the world see them all in their splendor. I will turn my backs to them, and I think more and more are. Let that channel collapse into obscurity after peoples hearts and minds are changed, who chose to say no by turning off the channel....

35 posted on 12/05/2013 8:31:40 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If a Fox commentator said the same thing about a woman, he’d be extremely lucky to make it to the end of the day. And the left would still fuss about it.


36 posted on 12/05/2013 8:40:36 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Kirkwood

And company towns. Miners were constantly in debt to the mining companies and almost literaly slaves to that debt.


37 posted on 12/05/2013 8:42:45 AM PST by Scarlet Pimpernel (And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?)
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To: taildragger

I agree with you.


38 posted on 12/05/2013 9:05:55 AM PST by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

This writer doesn’t understand tax slavery since he moves among the elite who have no such problems. Sort of like when, after Nixon’s 1972 landslide victory, film critic Pauline Kael famously said, “I can’t believe Nixon won. I don’t know anyone who voted for him.”


39 posted on 12/05/2013 9:32:24 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Not to worry, he’ll soon be working for Fox Sports with Keith Olberman.


40 posted on 12/05/2013 11:45:53 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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