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  • Enraged Viewers Flee As MSNBC Plunges to Lowest Ratings Since 2007 ("Too Republican")

    04/30/2014 5:18:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | April 30, 2014 | Jason Easley
    MSNBC has screwed things up so badly with their viewers that the network now has its lowest ratings since October 2007. According to TVNewser: Compared to the same month last year, MSNBC was down -12% in total viewers and -19% in A25-54 viewers in total day. In primetime, the network was down -10% and -26%, respectively. “Morning Joe” slipped to third among the cable news morning shows in April, delivering its lowest-rated month in total viewers since December 2009. All three of MSNBC’s primetime shows were down across the board compared to April 2013: “All In with Chris Hayes” was...
  • Greenfield: The Paranoid Party

    04/13/2014 5:04:57 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, April 13, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, April 13, 2014 The Paranoid Party Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The Democrat may no longer believe in God, the Constitution or even motherhood and apple pie, but he devoutly believes with all the faith of a 9/11 Truther in the impermeability of steel and of a Neo-Nazi in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion that somewhere out there Republicans are sitting in a sealed room and plotting to bring back the 50s. And if not the 50s, then at least the early 60s. The left accuses the right of being deeply paranoid. Meanwhile...
  • The ‘Othering’ of Ted Cruz

    04/04/2014 10:30:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 3, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Liberals don’t like Ted Cruz. Many hate him. But why? Is it his conservative politics? That might have something do with it. The most plausible explanation is that liberals fear any politician who dares to be non-white, non-conformist, and non-complacent, and who challenges their 1940s Rooseveltian worldview. Whenever someone like Ted Cruz comes along, liberals cling to their outdated values, and immediately set out to neutralize this threat via a process known as “othering.” According to Yahoo! Answers: Othering is a way of defining and securing one’s own positive identity through the stigmatization of an “other.” Whatever the markers of...
  • AP Admits It: MSNBC's Leftist 'Loose Lips' Offer Plenty of Ammo to Critics

    02/08/2014 3:41:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | February 8, 2014 | Tim Graham
    he notion that MSNBC is now the most controversial gaffe-a-minute cable news network has been ratified by the Associated Press. AP media reporter David Bauder wrote a story headlined “Loose lips give ammunition to MSNBC foes.” “Since MSNBC is in the political ring, its opponents are always on the lookout for things to attack,” Bauder wrote. “Lately, NBC's left-leaning cable news sister has offered plenty of ammunition.” The firing of a staff member over an obnoxious tweet that the “rightwing” would hate a Cheerios ad with a biracial family comes after Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir were let go. Now...
  • MSNBC President Dismisses Anchors' Gaffes, Says They Haven't 'Hurt Us in Any Way'

    01/16/2014 5:25:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/16/14 | Randy Hall |
    Phil Griffin, head of the MSNBC cable television channel, told Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter that he accepts responsibility for recent embarrassments that led Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir to leave the network and Melissa Harris-Perry to offer a tearful on-air apology. "These were judgment calls made by some of our people. We handled them. We were transparent. That is our philosophy: Be factual, and step up when you make a mistake,” Griffin asserted. “We took responsibility for them and took action. They were unfortunate,” but “I don't think it hurt us in any way.” While known as a...
  • Rachel’s Show: Maddow is part of the new matriarchy running NBC News behind the scenes

    01/06/2014 8:13:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/06/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    MSNBC, the left-leaning cable-news network, has settled on one solution to its recent problems. It now has an executive reviewing scripts before they go on the air. The role, which has fallen to Rich Stockwell, a former executive producer of The Ed Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann who now oversees special projects at the network, was created as several of the network’s hosts have, to the embarrassment of network brass, conducted a master class in political incorrectness. In recent months, Alec Baldwin, Martin Bashir, and, most recently, Melissa Harris-Perry have awkwardly crashed into the trinity of sexual orientation, gender,...
  • 'Black holocaust denier Sarah Palin should eat her own crap'

    12/23/2013 9:16:09 PM PST · by Bratch · 61 replies
    The Voice ^ | 12-23-2013 | Dotun Adebayo
    All I want for Christmas is for black holocaust deniers to eat the crap that comes out of their mouths, Sarah Palin for example. When the acclaimed journalist Martin Bashir was a sports reporter on "The Voice" newspaper 25 years ago, neither I nor any of his colleagues could have tipped him to be one of the most celebrated TV correspondents of his generation. In fact, he was a bit of a tasty geezer in those days with a broad cockney accent that belies his current clipped vowels. All that changed when a certain princess called up the Panorama programme...
  • Why Sarah Palin should have just let it go with Martin Bashir (Heavy-duty Dem-mentia)

    12/10/2013 12:37:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 9, 2013 | Paul Goldman, Former VA Democratic Chairman
    Whoops, there it is: Sarah Palin’s fear of enslavement to the Chinese may actually be true. “Don’t wish for something, you just might get it” is a paraphrase of the often-cited Chinese proverb. The former GOP vice presidential nominee had called on MSNBC to cancel Martin Bashir’s talk show. Bashir was, at the time, serving as the conscience of the network, striking fear into those who defied political correctness. Not since King George has a Brit been so brash. Leaving aside Piers what’s-his-name, perhaps. To no one’s surprise, a few weeks ago. Marty found something Ms. Palin said to be...
  • Exclusive: Former Secret Service Agent Cancelled Appearance on Bashir's Show over Palin Remarks

    11/23/2013 2:08:18 PM PST · by gooblah · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | November 22 2013 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, a former U.S. Secret Service agent who is running for a House seat and has written a book about his life in the Service cancelled his prescheduled appearance on MSNBC's Bashir Live because of Martin Bashir's suggestion that someone should defecate and urinate in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's mouth.
  • How to Say Sorry to Sarah Palin

    12/07/2013 9:17:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | December 6, 2013 | Playbook Readers
    Each Friday, Politico Magazine picks the political scandal of the week, and our colleague Mike Allen asks Playbook readers to weigh in with their crisis-management expertise, both professional and otherwise. This week’s scandal: the spectacular implosion of Martin Bashir, the MSNBC daytime host who resigned Wednesday as controversy mounted over his remarks about former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Here’s what got him in trouble: On his Nov. 15 broadcast, Bashir called Palin "a world class idiot" because she made a comparison to slavery while discussing U.S. debt to China. The host then read an excerpt from the diary of a...
  • Women, We're Our Own Worst Enemies (Hillaryite talk show host)

    12/06/2013 2:11:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | December 5, 2013 | Leslie Marshall
    I am hoping that 2016 will be the year of the woman. I am hoping beyond hope that former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton will run for and win the presidency. But often things happen that make me question that possibility for America. Today, we are a little more than two years away from that date, and sadly, women still struggle with negative stereotypes and sexism. In this week alone, Martin Bashir handed in his resignation in at MSNBC after suggesting that Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, deserved to have someone defecate in her...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Martin Bashir, out at MSNBC over Palin slur, was previously suspended

    12/05/2013 11:13:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2013 | Howard Kurtz
    Turns out Martin Bashir’s mouth has gotten him into trouble before. Bashir resigned from MSNBC Wednesday over the sliming of Sarah Palin after meeting with the network’s president, Phil Griffin. But this isn’t the first time that Bashir has had to apologize for his remarks about a woman. While working for ABC News in the summer of 2008, he was addressing an Asian American Journalists Association convention in Chicago, with his “20/20” colleague Juju Chang also on stage. He began commenting on her dress. As New York magazine reported in a brief and little-noticed item, Bashir said that "I’m happy...
  • Sarah Palin’s first comments on Martin Bashir

    12/05/2013 7:46:45 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/5/2013 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    "...Palin said, adding that she hasn’t heard from any feminist groups or organizations." Read more:
  • Report: Networks ignored Bashir outrage

    12/04/2013 4:13:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2013 | Erik Wemple
    <p>The watchdogs at the Media Research Center (MRC) are flagging the big network news operations for failing to cover the vile comments of MSNBC host Martin Bashir. In his Nov. 15 show, Bashir said that conservative icon Sarah Palin would be an “outstanding candidate” for a barbaric punishment visited upon slaves — that of being forced to eat excrement. In his next broadcast, Bashir came forth with a strong apology.</p>
  • Martin Bashir Out at MSNBC in Wake of Palin Remarks (Phil Griffin destroying NBC News)

    12/04/2013 3:29:04 PM PST · by kristinn · 68 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | David Zurawik
    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...
  • Martin Bashir Resigns From MSNBC

    12/04/2013 11:44:38 AM PST · by seanmerc · 246 replies ^ | 4 Dec 13 | Tommy Christopher
    Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways.
  • MSNBC's Martin Bashir 'on vacation' after Sarah Palin remarks

    12/02/2013 1:47:35 PM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | December 2, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    Martin Bashir, the MSNBC host who has come under fire for the controversial remarks he made about Sarah Palin, is "on vacation" and will not host his namesake afternoon program on Monday, POLITICO has learned. Sources at the network said Bashir had been temporarily suspended from the network following graphic remarks he made last month about the former governor from Alaska. In that segment, Bashir suggested that Palin should be forced to endure slavery like conditions, including the consumption of feces. MSNBC spokesperson Lauren Skowronski told a different story: "He’s still out on vacation," she wrote in an email. Asked...
  • WaPo Collumnist (sic): Bashir Makes Very Legitimate Point About Palin

    12/02/2013 3:08:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/2/2013 | Trey Sanchez
    Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank appeared on Fox News' MediaBuzz and called Martin Bashir's statement of using Sarah Palin as a toilet, "legitimate." During the "Spin Cycle" segment, Milbank callously supported Bashir: The Martin Bashir thing…he was making a very legitimate point about Sarah Palin. Host Howard Kurtz jumped in with much needed context to remind the panel that Palin did compare the national debt to slavery and agrees that it is "fair game" to criticize Palin over that. What he says can't be disputed is that the network, MSNBC, approved the script containing the vile comments.   No matter...
  • MSNB-See no sexism

    11/29/2013 8:39:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 29, 2013 | Andrea Peyser
    Look out, ladies. The war on conservative women has turned from ugly and vicious to downright disgusting. MSNBC this week canceled Alec Baldwin’s little-watched talk show, “Up Late,’’ after the rage-aholic diva hurled anti-gay slurs — “c—sucking f-g’’ — at a Post photographer. Good riddance. But as much as I hate to admit it, The Bloviator was right to whine that he’s the victim of a double-standard. Because the same network that gallantly stood up for homosexuals by canning Alec’s sorry behind has issued nothing but hugs to its despicable host Martin Bashir — who verbally mutilated Sarah Palin. On...
  • Alec Baldwin, Fired by MSNBC, Asks Why Not Martin Bashir?

    11/28/2013 4:36:03 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    News Max ^ | 11/28/13 | Greg Richter
    Alec Baldwin's MSNBC show "Up Late" has been taken off the air for good, but the outspoken star notes that MSNBC host Martin Bashir remains on the cable news channel. Baldwin came under fire for allegedly using a gay slur against a photographer on the street, while Bashir called for Republican tea party favorite Sarah Palin to be administered unprintable punishments from the days of slavery. Bashir's remarks were scripted and made it onto his program. Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll "Martin Bashir's on the air, and he made...
  • Baldwin On Firing By MSNBC : 'Martin Bashir's On The Air'

    11/26/2013 10:28:42 PM PST · by chessplayer · 43 replies
    The New York Post reported Tuesday that MSNBC's Up Late with Alec Baldwin has been cancelled in the wake of the host's most recent gay slur. Yet eleven days after Martin Bashir said someone should defecate and urinate in former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's mouth, the vile host with some of the lowest ratings on cable television still hasn't been punished in any way.
  • Martin Bashir's Crude Emissions on Palin

    11/27/2013 4:54:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | November 27, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Like most MSNBC hosts, Martin Bashir has been hypersensitive to slights aimed at President Barack Obama, real or imagined. He was shocked at a picture in January 2012 showing Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pointing a finger at Obama on the tarmac in Phoenix. He somehow imagined the disrespect was "unprecedented!" When then-Rep. Joe Walsh decided to skip an Obama jobs speech before Congress in the fall of 2011, Bashir was shocked. "Are you able to be as disrespectful to the office of president by simply walking away from something that every member of the Congress is going to attend? Is...
  • Concha: What We Learned After 11 Days of Analyzing Martin Bashir & MSNBC

    11/26/2013 8:30:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 26, 2013 | Joe Concha
    “So is this thing over?” a non-political friend of mine asked me Sunday in regards to the Martin Bashir/Sarah Palin story. It took me a few seconds to figure out how to answer the question. But in bold terms that left no room for ambiguity, the response eventually was this: “Uh…well…I guess it is.” It’s now been 11 days since Mr. Bashir used a national television platform on a cable news network to suggest someone defecate and urinate into a former vice presidential candidate’s mouth. The end–which apparently sorta came when Palin accepted the host’s apology–appears to have arrived. Really,...
  • Pack your bags, Alec! MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    11/26/2013 10:07:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/26/13 | Richard Johnson
    Alec Baldwin has been fired by MSNBC, sources say. The rage-aholic’s weekly show, “Up Late With Alec Baldwin,” has been canceled because of the actor’s foul-mouthed rant at a photographer he called a nasty name.
  • Sorry is Easy. In the Case of Martin Bashir, Suspension Seems to be the Hardest Word

    11/25/2013 11:44:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    TV Newser ^ | November 25, 2013 | Gail Shister
    Judging strictly by precedent at MSNBC, if Martin Bashir had called Sarah Palin a ‘c**ks**king fag,’ ‘right wing slut,’ ‘d*ck,’ ‘pimp,’ or ‘nappy headed ho,’ he would be on suspension, at the very least. Instead, Bashir is a free man. All he said about Palin on Nov. 15 was that she should be forced to have someone defecate in her mouth and urinate in her eyes as punishment for her remarks on slavery. What’s wrong with this picture? Plenty, if one considers MSNBC’s long history of Foot in Mouth disease. In every case, the commentator was either suspended or fired....
  • Palin Blasts Media Hypocrisy Over Bashir Comments

    11/25/2013 3:18:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/25/2013
    On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Sarah Palin responded to the outrageous statements that MSNBC's Martin Bashir had made earlier this month during his program, during which he said that someone should "p*ss" and "s***" on Palin's face. Palin said:   Everybody in life takes shots. You have a decision to make when you take a shot. Are you going to become bitter or better? In a case like this, you  know, I don't have to accept his words - his vile, evil comments - so they don't have to affect me. I move on and I charge forth. ...
  • Sarah Palin on Martin Bashir comments: ‘I move on and I charge forth’

    11/24/2013 1:11:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | November 24, 2013 | Ashley Killough
    Sarah Palin responded publicly for the first time Sunday on the nasty comments thrown her way by MSNBC host Martin Bashir, who later apologized for saying she deserved degrading punishment. "Everybody in life takes shots," the former Alaska governor said on "Fox News Sunday." "You have a decision to make when you take a shot. Are you going to become bitter or better? In a case like this, you know, I don't have to accept his words - his vile, evil comments. So they don't have to affect me. I move on and I charge forth." ---snip--- Palin said if...
  • Exclusive: Former Secret Service Agent Cancelled Appearance on Bashir's Show over...

    11/23/2013 4:56:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 11/23/2013 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, a former U.S. Secret Service agent who is running for a House seat and has written a book about his life in the Service cancelled his prescheduled appearance on MSNBC's Bashir Live because of Martin Bashir's suggestion that someone should defecate and urinate in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's mouth. Dan Bongino, who was a Secret Service agent under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, told Breitbart News that his appearance to speak on Bashir's program about his book, Life Inside the Bubble, "was booked in advance of his unfortunate comments," and he could not in good faith appear...
  • How Low can MSNBC Go?

    11/23/2013 2:00:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | November 23, 2013 | Jeff Crouere
    MSNBC, the network of far left lunatics has taken their extreme hatred to a new level. Last week, host Martin Bashir called former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin a “world class idiot” and a “resident dunce.” For good measure, he claimed she possessed a “long deceased mind.” What provoked Bashir? In a recent speech, Palin said that “Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children, and borrowing from China. When that note comes due and this isn't racist, so try it. Try it anyway. This isn't racist. But it's going to be like slavery...
  • Sarah Palin Will Discuss Martin Bashir Comments on Fox News Sunday (RLY?)

    11/23/2013 12:25:38 AM PST · by onyx · 66 replies ^ | 2:30 pm, November 22nd, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    >Sarah Palin will address the controversial comments made by about her by MSNBC’s Martin Bashir for the first time on the November 24th edition of Fox News Sunday. Fox News’ Chris Wallace is also expected to interview Palin about the Affordable Care Act and her new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas.After Palin made her own controversial remarks comparing America’s debt crisis to “slavery,” Bashir delivered a monologue on his MSNBC program in which he suggested that, in order to truly understand the horrors of slavery, someone should defecate into Palin’s mouth. Bashir later...
  • Imus to MSNBC President for Not Firing Bashir: 'Come on, Man!'

    11/22/2013 9:36:35 AM PST · by gooblah · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | nov. 21 2013 | tony lee
    On Thursday, Don Imus, whom MSNBC fired in 2007 after he referred to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy headed hos" on the network, said he could not believe MSNBC President Phil Griffin is going to keep Martin Bashir on the air after he suggested someone should urinate or defecate in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's mouth.
  • Bashir Blames Republicans for Nuclear Option

    11/21/2013 6:45:28 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/21/2013 | Albert Merrick
    MSNBC’s Martin Bashir led his show Thursday with news of the historic changing of Senate rules, and placed the blame squarely on the party not in charge for the Democrat’s unprecedented power grab: We begin with Republican obstruction finally pushing Democrats to go nuclear, changing the rules of the Senate to clear the way for several of the President’s nominees. The landmark vote, detonated just after noon, striking down nearly 225 years of precedent, ending longstanding filibuster rules and breaking Republicans’ hold on Presidential picks for the cabinet and judiciary. The pro-Democrat rhetoric would only escalate from there as...
  • Fmr Clinton Official and Frequent MSNBC Guest Dee Dee Myers Calls for Martin Bashir’s Firing

    11/22/2013 12:26:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 21, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Former White House press secretary under President Bill Clinton and frequent MSNBC guest, Dee Dee Myers, is not accepting MSNBC host Martin Bashir’s apology after he intimated last week that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin should be subjected to gruesome and graphic slavery-era punishments involving human excrement. Meyers said that the comments mean that it’s time for MSNBC and Bashir to part ways. RELATED: Martin Bashir Says Someone Should Sh*t in Sarah Palin’s Mouth “Honestly,” Myers wrote in a tweet on Wednesday, “where do such thoughts even come from.” She tweeted the hash tag “#GotToGo” before linking to an Associated...
  • Sarah Palin: She's annoying, but enough with the abuse

    11/21/2013 7:34:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 21, 2013 | Robin Abcarian
    A simple request: Please stop calling Sarah Palin names. If you find her politics repellant and her intellectual gifts lacking, fine. Just say so. But stop with the verbal abuse and the debased revenge fantasies. Palin has always had a gift for making her critics crazy. But it's been five years since she was sprung from Alaskan obscurity as kind of “Hail Mary pass” for John McCain’s faltering presidential dreams. Liberals: She can't hurt you anymore. It's time to get over her. Her career is about self-enrichment now, not politics. She's found a formula for financial success and continuing celebrity....
  • Women of MSNBC Silent on Martin Bashir's Palin Comments

    11/21/2013 2:35:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | November 20, 2013 | Frances Martel
    It has been a week since MSNBC's Martin Bashir took the network's hatred of Sarah Palin one step further with a sexist rant suggesting someone defecate and urinate into the former Alaska governor's mouth. Having apologized but received no discipline, his female colleagues on the network declined to comment to Breitbart News on the network's inaction. Breitbart reached out directly to hosts Chris Jansing, Rachel Maddow, Abby Huntsman, Andrea Mitchell, Savannah Guthrie, Mika Brzezinski, Alex Wagner, Krystal Ball, and Alex Witt, as well as reporter Kelly O'Donnell, through a publicist, requesting comment on the continued lack of discipline Martin Bashir...
  • Limbaugh Asks: What if Krauthammer or O’Reilly Had Suggested Defecating in Obama’s Mouth?

    11/20/2013 6:46:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 20, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    In response to the controversy surrounding MSNBC host Martin Bashir‘s suggestion that someone defecate in Sarah Palin to show her the horrors of human slavery, Rush Limbaugh asked Wednesday afternoon what would happen if a Fox News personality had said the same thing about President Obama. After revisiting Bashir’s controversial Friday comments, Limbaugh lamented how “it sat there all weekend long, and there was not one peep from anybody at MSNBC suggesting that it was, in any way, inappropriate.” Eventually, the radio host noted, Bashir “made a big apology,” but the whole debacle asks a larger question: “Why is he...
  • SarahPAC Pens Open Letter to MSNBC for Bashir's Removal

    11/19/2013 6:28:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/19/2013 | Paul Bois
    Earlier today, Breitbart news published an article that featured an open letter from SarahPAC -- Sarah Palin's political action commitee. The letter openly stated the following to MSNBC President Phil Griffin and NBC News President Deborah Turness: If MSNBC fails to take disciplinary action on Martin Bashir, then they have truly demonstrated the only "war on women" has been waged by the left themselves.
  • Fox’s Kurtz Goes After Bashir’s Palin Comments: ‘Where Are His Bosses at MSNBC?’

    11/19/2013 9:56:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 19, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz went after MSNBC on Tuesday morning for allowing host Martin Bashir’s comments about Sarah Palin to go unpunished. (Bashir apologized for the remarks on Monday.) “Where are his bosses at MSNBC?” Kurtz asked. “Not a syllable from the network executives. There’s been no disciplinary action that we know of, no suspension of Martin Bashir, even though MSNBC had suspended a couple years ago Ed Schultz for calling Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut.” This is so far worse, it’s so beyond the pale, that I even hesitated to bring it up on my show.” “I’m...
  • Martin Bashir apologizes for indulging in on-air scatalogical insult to Sarah Palin

    11/19/2013 5:32:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    There’s a neat trick the Left has. When you do something stupid and vile, make it so stupid and vile that it makes people uncomfortable to even repeat what you’ve done in order to call you on it. Ted Kennedy is a perfect example. It’s so horrible to leave a woman to drown in a car you drunkenly wrecked while you stagger home to save your political career that even repeating the charge gives everyone an icky feeling. Opposition to born alive infant protection laws is another one. It’s so horrible to oppose a law that would require treatment for...
  • MSNBC's Bashir Apologizes For Saying Someone Should Defecate on Sarah Palin (video)

    11/18/2013 1:29:20 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 147 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 18, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    MARTIN BASHIR: Last Friday, on this broadcast, I made some comments which were deeply offensive and directed at Governor Sarah Palin. I wanted to take this opportunity to say sorry to Mrs. Palin and to also offer an unreserved apology to her friends and family, her supporters, our viewers, and anyone who may have heard what I said. My words were wholly unacceptable. They were neither accurate, nor fair. They were unworthy of anyone who would claim to have an interest in politics, and they have brought shame upon my friends and colleagues at this network, none of whom were...
  • MSNBC Forgets Widespread Liberal Hype of “Debt Slavery” in Palin Attacks

    11/18/2013 12:09:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | November 18, 2013 | Sean Long
    Liberals love to portray conservatives as idiots and slavery sympathizers. Despite such vicious attacks, these same lefties often forget their own inflammatory language. MSNBC host Martin Bashir made particularly disgusting comments on Nov. 15, attacking former Alaska governor Sarah Palin for comparing federal debt to slavery. Apparently, Bashir was too busy suggesting that someone ought to defecate and urinate on Palin to realize that liberals have been comparing debt to slavery for years. Bashir should have checked with his colleague, former Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Fla), before senselessly unloading on Palin. In 2011, on the Oct. 14 broadcast of MSNBC’s “Politics...
  • Mark Levin slams women's groups for silence over MSNBC attack on Sarah Palin

    11/16/2013 5:05:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 16, 2013 | Joe Newby
    After MSNBC's Martin Bashir suggested someone defecate and urinate on Sarah Palin, conservative talk show host Mark Levin slammed so-called women's groups like the National Association of Women for refusing to come to Palin's defense, reported Friday. On Friday, Bashir pushed the envelope and unleashed perhaps the network's most vile and egregious attack yet on Palin, recalling punishment meted out to slaves: “ In 1756, (Thomas Thistlewood) records that “A slave named Darby catched eating canes; had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s**t in his mouth.” This became known as Darby’s dose, a punishment...
  • Despicable: MSNBC's Bashir Wishes Sarah Palin Would Be Defecated, Urinated On

    11/15/2013 5:09:38 PM PST · by mandaladon · 176 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 15 Nov 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on Friday closed his show with likely the most disgraceful rant against former Alaska governor Sarah Palin you’ve ever heard. Besides calling her “America’s resident dunce” and claiming she has a “deceased mind,” Bashir suggested that someone should defecate in her mouth and urinate in her eyes (video follows with transcript and commentary, vulgarity warning): MARTIN BASHIR: It's time now to clear the air. And we end this week in the way it began - with America’s resident dunce, Sarah Palin, scraping the barrel of her long deceased mind, and using her all-time favorite analogy in an...
  • Levin Condemns Women's Groups' Silence on MSNBC Host Attacking Palin

    11/16/2013 3:01:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 11/15/2013 | Tony Lee
    Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin condemned left-wing women's groups Friday for ignoring MSNBC host Martin Bashir suggestion that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin deserved an inhuman punishment once used against slaves which includes defecation in one's mouth and urination in victims' eyes and mouth.After letting his listeners know that Bashir said on his MSNBC show that Palin deserved this "dose of discipline" a Jamaican slave master leveled on his slaves, Levin said Bashir likely had delivered the "most disgraceful rant" yet against Palin. "Hey tough guy. You like picking on women? You like picking on a mother and a grandmother?" Levin...
  • MSNBC Reports Newly Released ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Are Good (Talk About Delusional)

    11/13/2013 6:11:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 13, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, MSNBC is one of the least-trusted news organizations in America concerning information regarding ObamaCare. Martin Bashir perfectly demonstrated why this is Wednesday when moments after the disastrous October enrollment numbers were revealed by the White House, he actually spun them positively saying, "[T]he Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is, in fact, alive and kicking" (video follows with transcript and commentary):MSNBC Reports ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Are Good MARTIN BASHIR: A very good afternoon to you, and in spite of aggressive attacks by its opponents, in spite of zealous campaigns to prevent its passage and implementation, it...
  • Martin Bashir Challenges Alan Grayson: How Many Activists Has the Tea Party Killed?

    10/25/2013 5:02:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Link only: Martin Bashir Challenges Alan Grayson: How Many Activists Has the Tea Party Killed?
  • MSNBC Has Full Deck of Race Cards

    08/23/2013 6:45:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | August 23, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Why do they seem so determined to also make it racial?" So asks Joy-Ann Reid, the managing editor of The Grio, a web magazine owned by NBC News whose mission is to "focus on news and events that have a unique interest and/or pronounced impact within the national African Americans audience." The "they" in question are conservatives and journalists asking, among other things, why President Obama hasn't inserted himself into this case the way he did in the Trayvon Martin tragedy. The irony-impaired Reid was asking that question about a heinous murder in Oklahoma, where, according to police, an Australian...
  • Martin Bashir: When Republicans say “IRS,” they’re really dropping the N-bomb on Obama

    06/05/2013 5:25:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6:03 pm on June 5, 2013 | Allahpundit
    People were tweeting about this as it happened and I ignored it because I thought they were exaggerating. See for yourself. You can thank Charles Cooke for the video.I never thought I’d say it, but I’m saying it — MSNBC’s really gone downhill since Olbermann left. Not because Olby was above this sort of thing; he trafficked in it endlessly, sometimes bringing on cartoon character Janeane Garofalo to fling it while he played straight man. What I mean is, he was never this witless about it. The whole segment is a giant non sequitur. GOP strategist Lee Atwater once...
  • MSNBC’s Karen Finney Claims GOP Responsible For Benghazi Attack

    05/10/2013 5:21:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | May 10, 2013 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Apparently the folks at MSNBC have decided that the Benghazi investigation is merely a political ploy by the GOP to hinder Hillary ClintonÂ’s presidential ambitions in 2016. Instead of addressing the substantive issues that potentially resulted in a cover-up surrounding the attack, MSNBC anchors and pundits have been going out of there way to protect the Obama administration and smear Republicans. Doing her duty to defend team Obama on Martin Bashir May 10 program, soon-to-be MSNBC host and former DNC Communications Director Karen Finney laid the blame for the dead in Benghazi on, who else, congressional Republicans: But I believe...
  • Boorish Bashir Strikes Again: Americans Prefer 'Gonorrhea' To Congress

    04/26/2013 6:29:14 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 26, 2013 | Mark Finkelstein
    What is it with Martin Bashir and his proclivity to strut salacious language with women guests? A couple of months ago, we noted the MSNBC host claiming to guest Karen Finney that Marco Rubio, in his questioning of a hearing witness, was seeking to show that he had "very strong testicles." This evening, taking things a vulgar step further, Bashir told another Dem woman that Americans so detest Congress that they "would rather contract gonorrhea" than show respect for that institution. View the video here.