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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 Whenever someone like Ted Cruz comes along, liberals cling to their outdated values, and immediately set out to neutralize this threat via a process known as “othering.”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
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/sarah-palin-comments-martin-bashir-100713.html#ixzz2mcDj5Idc
  • 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
    Mediaite.com ^ | 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...