MSNBC Wusses Out…Again. Martin Bashir Resignation.

04 Dec

MSNBC commentator Martin Bashir has tendered his resignation to MSNBC. More than likely he was asked to leave by cowardly MSNBC Management. This leaves a huge hole in MSNBC’s lineup, taking away what was by far, their best interviewer. I mean I love you Rachael, but although she is smarter than the entire collection of Faux News bimbos combined, cutting through the bullshit in an interview isn’t her strong point. Bashir is a victim of responding to the Sno’ Ho’s ignorant and racist comments in kind – saying what a lot of us would if we had the microphone.

To be honest, if MSNBC is too chickenshit to call Palin on her pernicious and offensive racist statements…

Then they are too chickenshit for this viewer.

Putting this one under the heading of Domestic Terrorism.


Martin Bashir Resigns From MSNBC Following Sarah Palin Comments

Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC following weeks of controversy over his incendiary comments about Sarah Palin, he announced in an email posted byMediaite on Wednesday.

“Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the president of MSNBC, I have tendered my resignation,” the email read in part. “It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, at this special network, will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments.”

In a statement, MSNBC president Phil Griffin paid tribute to Bashir:

“Martin Bashir resigned today, effective immediately. I understand his decision and I thank him for three great years with MSNBC. Martin is a good man and respected colleague – we wish him only the best.”

Bashir had been a host on the network since 2011, and had frequently raised eyebrows with his hyperbolic commentary. But his comments in November in response to remarks about slavery by Palin touched off a firestorm. Among other things, Bashir said that someone should defecate and urinate in Palin’s mouth, a punishment delivered to some slaves. He apologized, but the comments continued tohaunt him.

Bashir’s resignation came shortly after Alec Baldwin parted ways with MSNBC over anti-gay comments he made towards a photographer. At the time, many wondered why Baldwin, who was suspended for two weeks for statements he made off the air, was seemingly being punished more than Bashir, who was not given any immediate suspension.

Bashir’s departure leaves a hole in MSNBC’s afternoon lineup. Leading candidates for the slot include MSNBC contributor and guest host Joy Reid, along with the recently hired Ronan Farrow. For the time being, Reid will fill in as a guest host.


Posted by on December 4, 2013 in Domestic terrorism


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6 responses to “MSNBC Wusses Out…Again. Martin Bashir Resignation.


    December 5, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Reblogged this on lovelyseasonscomeandgo.


  2. Hazmatt

    December 5, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    You, along with Martin Bashir, need to grow up. The anger in your blog is as palpable as was his in his disgusting down-and-dirty sophomoric rant about Palin, the latter of whom I’m no personal fan either. Just like Bashir, your retort is all style and little substance meant only to crane necks as people drive by the car wreck. Grow up. What are you, fourteen? And just another idealistic fool who has no clue how the world really works? Stop blog-bitching and maybe instead get in the game. It’s sad that our world has made such tripe prolific, and gives just about any shouting moron with a pulse a platform. That’s the real travesty.


    • btx3

      December 5, 2013 at 6:19 PM

      Gez…Speaking of ignorance…

      And what exactly is my “game”?


      • farlefty

        December 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM

        Love this post. Mine on this same subject was very similar. It’s obvious to those of us who look beyond the cover story that Bashir was forced out by MSNB Prez Phil Griffin, possibly due to his own decision or possibly because of pressure exerted by his bosses at Comcast, who never met a Republican political campaign they didn’t contribute lots of money to.

        And, like you, I will no longer watch any MSNBC show no matter who is the host. MSNBC may employ liberals but it doesn’t stand behind them. Bashir said nothing crude or out-of-line about Palin. Plain’s stock-in-trade is stupid, crude, and out-of-line statements.. Bashir called her out in a very erudite and well-thought-out manner. The right wingers are claiming he told Palin to eat shit but his wording was much more elegant than that. His firing–which is what it was–was a message to all “liberal” reporters and talk show hosts that it’s hands-off Palin–or else. She may be an embarrassing clown to the right wing but she’s THEIR embarrassing clown and trained attack pit bull. She serves a purpose and they want to keep it–meaning Palin–that way.


  3. Betsy Jacobson

    December 5, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Joy Reid is the most brilliant political commentator on television. Surely she’ll replace Martin Bashir.

    betsy jacobson


  4. farlefty

    December 5, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    I’m done with MSNBC and that means I’m done with Rachel, Lawrence (both too big to fire), Ed because they have the misfortune to be on that channel.

    Bashir didn’t resign of his own volition, he was ordered by Griffin to resign. The public statements tell the story if you look behind the words. Olbermann, Uygur, Shuster, Bashir (fi…the list of deposed liberals who were too liberal for MSNBC continues to grow.



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