Martin Bashir Fired After Speaking Truth to Palin


Martin Bashir was fired from MSNBC today for daring to make a cogent, albeit crass, point about Sarah Palin. Actually he was not crass, he was merely lampooning her own crass comparison of the federal debt to slavery. This woman is a dangerous racist idiot with presidential pretensions and she needs to be called out publicly on her stupidity. Here is the video of the “offensive” thing Bashir said…I still cannot believe that Martin Bashir can make a good point and get fired and Hannity can lie all day long and get a raise. Disgusting. And they will probably replace him with some “moderate” talking head. Yuck.,0,3269678.story#axzz2mYp2hiKN

So basically Martin Bashir was fired for making a joke MSNBC assumed its own audience was too stupid to understand. Shame on MSNBC. Shame on them. Sarah Palin and her ilk represent the death throes of a white conservative US that is fearful of the minority population, the workers, the women, and the immigrants that they have exploited and abused for decades. Their chickens are coming home to roost and you better expect more racist analogies, fascistic policy proposals and appeals to the lowest common denominator. All the US Right has left is its fear, its hate, its weapons, its racism, its money and its religion. They are dying out, slowly buy steadily, and they do not want to let go of the controls. Palin represents the thuggish fascism they have come to embrace as a last, best, great white hope to save a US that only ever existed in their minds. Bashir is just the latest victim of their feverish hate and stupidity. He will not be the last.

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3 thoughts on “Martin Bashir Fired After Speaking Truth to Palin

  1. He was NOT fired….might be a good thing to get the facts correct.

    A statement by Martin Bashir

    The following is a message for the msnbc community from Martin Bashir:

    “After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the President of msnbc, I have tendered my resignation. 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.

    “I deeply regret what was said, will endeavor to work hard at making constructive contributions in the future and will always have a deep appreciation for our viewers – who are the smartest, most compassionate and discerning of all television audiences. I would also wish to express deepest gratitude to my immediate colleagues, and our contributors, all of whom have given so much of themselves to our broadcast.”

    • nme16 says:

      Internal MSNBC sources (and a brief course in Media-ese 101) show that Bashir was FORCED out by the executives who have him the “option” of resigning or being fired.

  2. Pingback: Phil Robertson, Martin Bashir, and the right to free speech | The Mind of Brosephus

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