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Martin Bashir Resigns From MSNBC
Mediaite.com ^ | 4 Dec 13 | Tommy Christopher

Posted on 12/04/2013 11:44:38 AM PST by seanmerc

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.

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KEYWORDS: bashir; comcast; fired; getsarahpalin; liberalbigot; liberalmedia; martinbashir; misogynist; mslsd; msnbc; nastybashir; nbcuniversal; nonapology; palin; palinbashing; pottymouth; radicalleft; resignation; sarahpalin; takethatmartin; waronwomen
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Hurray!
1 posted on 12/04/2013 11:44:38 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Wow.


2 posted on 12/04/2013 11:45:06 AM PST by fhayek
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To: seanmerc

Spend more time with his family?


3 posted on 12/04/2013 11:45:28 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: seanmerc; onyx
YES!!
4 posted on 12/04/2013 11:45:56 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: seanmerc

He’ll probably wind up on Al-Jazeera.


5 posted on 12/04/2013 11:46:02 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp. Go Michigan State!)
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To: seanmerc

Hope he gets deported.


6 posted on 12/04/2013 11:46:21 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: seanmerc
Next stop ... the Executive Branch (possibly after a short but lucrative stint at a liberal “non-profit”).
7 posted on 12/04/2013 11:46:54 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: seanmerc

Don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out, jerk.


8 posted on 12/04/2013 11:47:37 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: seanmerc

Would fit right in as a press secretary at obozo’s WH.


9 posted on 12/04/2013 11:48:14 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: seanmerc

Extended vacation then on to Al Jazeera.


10 posted on 12/04/2013 11:48:18 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: KC_Lion

Ping


11 posted on 12/04/2013 11:48:46 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: seanmerc
I deeply regret what was said, will endeavor to work hard at making constructive contributions in the future...

Think about that first bit... "what was said"? Interesting way taking responsibility that!

12 posted on 12/04/2013 11:48:48 AM PST by Tallguy (between taglines...)
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To: seanmerc

He ‘resigned’, did he? My, my.


13 posted on 12/04/2013 11:49:06 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: dfwgator

Alec Baldwin will probably join him there.


14 posted on 12/04/2013 11:49:10 AM PST by uptowngirl
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To: dfwgator

Nice. Rush just stole your idea


15 posted on 12/04/2013 11:49:14 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: seanmerc

MSNBC should have fired him on day one.


16 posted on 12/04/2013 11:49:15 AM PST by Gator113 ( Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Mike Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: seanmerc

Excellent.


17 posted on 12/04/2013 11:49:19 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: seanmerc

HAHA..now go jump off a cliff Bashir, and take the rest of the goons from MSLSD with you..oh and Bill Maher too


18 posted on 12/04/2013 11:49:50 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Pan_Yan

bttt


19 posted on 12/04/2013 11:50:31 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: seanmerc

Wahoo on Bashir, but what about the producer of his show. Those words were on the teleprompter. Someone else should be leaving!


20 posted on 12/04/2013 11:50:54 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Gator113

MSNBC wouldnt fire him because they agree with what he said..look at MSNBC’s audience, you think any of them disapproved of what he said, they probably applauded him, after all, only leftist scum watch that “network”


21 posted on 12/04/2013 11:51:03 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: dfwgator

Or PBS.


22 posted on 12/04/2013 11:51:17 AM PST by tje
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To: seanmerc
Notice that MSNBC -- who are just as involved with this nastiness as Bashir is -- doesn't have to do anything. If they fired him, that would be an admission that what he did is wrong.

This way, MSNBC and NBC get off, scott free.

23 posted on 12/04/2013 11:51:39 AM PST by Brandybux (Oportet ministros manus lavare antequam latrinam relinquent.)
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To: jazusamo; onyx

Onyx I am still at work. You can ping Her list if you want :-)

This is good news but Bashir still needs s pair of cement shoes.


24 posted on 12/04/2013 11:51:51 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: seanmerc

I’ll be much happier when he (it) sits on a very big garbage disposal - running, of course - and we get to see and hear the results.

Sorry to consistently be so negative, but it’s long past time that we treat liberals like the vermin they are.


25 posted on 12/04/2013 11:52:08 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: seanmerc

I don’t care who you are or what your political persuasion is - as a news commentator/reporter, on the air, you have NO right to use obscene or quasi-obscene language in your commentary.

Good riddance to bad rubbish - Eric Sevareid is cheering from his grave ...


26 posted on 12/04/2013 11:52:28 AM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: ZULU
Don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out, jerk.

I'd like a piano to fall on his head on the way out.
27 posted on 12/04/2013 11:52:42 AM PST by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: seanmerc

How long before he’s hired by the Obama admin? By the DNC? By Organizing for Action? Will they wait a full week?


28 posted on 12/04/2013 11:52:45 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: seanmerc

29 posted on 12/04/2013 11:54:13 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Lmo56
I don’t care who you are or what your political persuasion is - as a news commentator/reporter, on the air, you have NO right to use obscene or quasi-obscene language in your commentary.

What if you used the acronym W.T.F. repeatedly or made jokes about "polls" being for strippers?

30 posted on 12/04/2013 11:54:34 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: seanmerc

Seppuku.

Nothing else is acceptable.


31 posted on 12/04/2013 11:54:38 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: dfwgator
"He’ll probably wind up on Al-Jazeera."

He'll be working for Obama in the not-too-distant future. They take in all the wayward reporters.

32 posted on 12/04/2013 11:54:51 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: seanmerc

Just as with cockroaches....

There is no end to the supply of liberal extreamists ready to scamper into the room to replace the one you just stomped.....


33 posted on 12/04/2013 11:55:03 AM PST by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: seanmerc
The Left attacks no one as viciously as Sarah Palin. Why? Because she's one of the few that, like Reagan, gets straight to the heart of the matter and isn't distracted, like so many on the Right, by the attempted deflections, red herrings, viscous attacks, and the smoke and mirrors of the Left.

In my mind, Palin and the Tea Party with some possible other exceptions, are the only ones who keep their eye on the ball: the threat of big government and big taxes AND focusing on the free market as the best solution to most of our issues.

34 posted on 12/04/2013 11:55:18 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: Personal Responsibility

What makes you think he hasn’t been on the payroll for years?


35 posted on 12/04/2013 11:56:26 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: seanmerc
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."


Translation: Being an abusive, sniveling political hack isn't particularly welcome even at MSNBC, and so I was summarily cashiered with the order to offer this ersatz statement of contrition on my way out. Which way to Algore's network, Current TV?
36 posted on 12/04/2013 11:56:50 AM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Tallguy

Exactly, this was written, edited, and vetted before being broadcast. This was not just a moment of idiocy. This was Bashir speaking from his heart and revealing who he really is.

I would be concerned for any women in his life. There is something very evil inside of him waiting to manifest.


37 posted on 12/04/2013 11:56:58 AM PST by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: seanmerc

He should resign from the human race. Oh yes. He already did.


38 posted on 12/04/2013 11:57:05 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Sgt_Schultze; dfwgator

Rush should “take care of” each and every quarterly here....seriously; FR is obviously a goldmine for his material.


39 posted on 12/04/2013 11:57:06 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Pan_Yan

“Next stop ... the Executive Branch “......

Being employed by MSNBC, wasn’t Bashir already part of the administration? (sarc)


40 posted on 12/04/2013 11:57:12 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: seanmerc

What’s even worse about all this . . . by doing the right thing he actually jumps to the head of the MSNBC class dignity-wise.

Which isn’t a high bar to attain . . .


41 posted on 12/04/2013 11:57:17 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: seanmerc

What’s even worse about all this . . . by doing the right thing he actually jumps to the head of the MSNBC class dignity-wise.

Which isn’t a high bar to attain . . .


42 posted on 12/04/2013 11:57:17 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yes, they did... A couple of lib aquaintances on facebook actually cheered it. Remember folks, we are dealing with people that actually have a media-induced HATE for us.


43 posted on 12/04/2013 11:57:30 AM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: seanmerc

There’s a hundred more to take his place (read post 34 - something most of us already know).


44 posted on 12/04/2013 11:57:37 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: seanmerc

Time for a “defecation of character” lawsuit from Palin.


45 posted on 12/04/2013 11:57:57 AM PST by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: jazusamo; KC_Lion

TYVM


46 posted on 12/04/2013 11:58:18 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Brandybux

Libs will have to look elsewhere on MSNBC for their Daily Two-Minutes Hate...


47 posted on 12/04/2013 11:58:27 AM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: seanmerc

Wow

Rare the progressives stumble as such


48 posted on 12/04/2013 11:59:20 AM PST by wardaddy (we have their bare throats....no time to go wobbly.....destroy them)
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To: seanmerc

A few successes here and there don’t change the fact that liberals get away with things that normal people can’t get away with.


49 posted on 12/04/2013 11:59:37 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: seanmerc

On his way to “Media Matters”


50 posted on 12/04/2013 11:59:55 AM PST by Zathras
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