Skip to comments.Martin Bashir Out at MSNBC in Wake of Palin Remarks (Phil Griffin destroying NBC News)
Posted on 12/04/2013 3:29:04 PM PST by kristinn
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.
Under Griffin's leadership, MNSBC has become the leading proponent of such ideologically-charged, rabble-rousing rhetoric.
They don't do news at MSNBC any more. They just do propaganda. And you can only attack your ideological enemies so long before you find yourself in the realm of hate speech as Bashir did.
I hope this event will help Comcast come to understand how deeply Griffin and his cynical programming strategy have damaged the brand of NBC News and the network in general.
(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...
GOOD! Let’s hope that no one else hires him.
Piers, is next.
“Lets kick him and Piers Morgan out of the U.S.A.”
I have never seen PMSNBC, but I think there should be a move to boycott any and all sponsors.
Let them move to North Korea.
Too bad these cable-satellite systems would never ever carry a conservative channel
Great, but were is the apology to Sara? Yeah I know.....****crickets****
Next, MSNBC should shut down. Who would miss it? Let ait become the extreme group on the margin of mainstream America and not let it pretend to be anything greater.
Can anyone say blog, website and podcast? This is where MSNBC belongs.
The author of this piece is a card-carrying lib, too.
Bashir is a symptom. Notice how long it took NBC Universal, GE, and Comcast to act.
Amazes me that anyone was watching to react to Bashirs’ rantings. MSNBC hosts have to go over the top with their comments or else nobody would know that they’re still on.
Where’s left to go after MSNBC? The Scranton local access cable channel?
Did that Islamist-B-Gone solution finally work?
Martin is forced to eat his words.
He’ll sign on with The Compost within a week.Count on it!
What is LOWER than MSNBC.....Al Jazeera???? Tight race to the bottom, but I think that MSNBC (don’t forget that MICROSFOT is the MS part of MSNBC) is the LOWEST of the LOW!!
Yes, and he’s no fan of Sarah Palin.
“You can fire 10 Martin Bashirs and it won’t start to repair damage done to NBC News”
Has MSNBC done anything but hire Martin Bashirs in the past decade or more? Pre-2000(+/-), I watched MSNBC a LOT. It was, pre-Fox, the most conservative alternative to CNN. John Gibson was a delight.
Then Newsweek/WaPo took over and it was all downhill. Haven’t watched MSNBC in nearly a decade.
A real crap sandwich for Marty.
No sympathy for Bashir, but he was just following orders. There is so much of this at NBC/MSNBC that it must be encouraged from above.
Good riddance to this disgusting pervert. He should have been out on his can the day he made that sick comment about Palin. Better late than never I guess.
Yeah, except he didn’t eat his words, he never owned up to his mistake at all, he doesn’t believe that he made a mistake. His “apology” was — and I quote — “I deeply regret what was said...”
THAT is not an apology; it fails to takes ownership of what was said. An apology is, “I deeply regret what I SAID.”
This POS is NOT sorry; not by a long shot. At least he’s not sorry for his foul words, he’s only sorry that so many people were so judgmental of his words; sorry that the rest of the world isn’t the foul cesspool of sewage that his own mind is, and sorry to have lost his paycheck because the rest of the world doesn’t prefer sewage over civility and decorum.
Mistakes were made?
Huff Po has probably called him already
I’d be embarrassed to advertise on this so called news channel.
Someone in “authority” should deport this crude, hateful loser. There isn’t enough room in America for such degenerate aliens.
Na na na na, hey hey, goodbye
Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodbye
- Katie Couric
- Peggy Noonan
- Kathleen Parker
- Martin Bashir
- Tina Fey
- Oprah Winfrey (she didn't attack Palin, but it's interesting that she is no longer the star she used to be after Palin appeared on her show
- Steve Schmidt
- The Corrupt Bastards Club in Alaska
- Lisa Murkowski
- Frank Murkowski
I believe the “MS” is just a holdover, as Microsoft long ago let go of its holdings of the network. I do not think Microsoft has any thing to do with MSNBC anymore.
Don’t be so cruel — let them go to a Muslim country where they discuss defecation in mouths on a daily basis. At least Bashir will be happy.
Even Comcast doesn’t dare to go up against the Gay Mafia at NBC New York.
Just too much to lose, for so little gain, and the queers know it.
“let them go to a Muslim country “
Yes, I should have thought of that first. North Korea would be too much to their liking.
Glen Becks cable Channel would be great! I would like a Tea Party network as well.
From the Sunpapers. One of the most Left leaning newspapers in the country.
I guess they will consider this a pro Palin story when really the Left just went over the top again.
To get something really hateful Bashir had to go to British controled Jamaica to find a foul example—there were not that terrible in the USA—and old south.
Put Liary O’Donnell somewhere near the top of that list.
If Obama had a son, who grew up to become a political pontificator, he would look like Bashir.
MS who ?
“What is LOWER than MSNBC.....Al Jazeera?”
I see a number of post that consider AlJazera to be lower then low. Other then FOX, it is the only international TV news that I get. Yes, it comes from Qatar, which is my gateway from Europe to the Philippines, via Qatar Airways, one of very few five star airlines.
The few times that I watch Aljazera, I do not notice political opinions. I doubt that they could be as bad as CNN or PMSNBC. I would be interested in hearing some examples from those who say it is as bad as MSNBC.
Al jazeira, with it's 30,000 viewers will find a prime time slot for this hater tw_t.
Never fear. PMSNBC will replace him someone equally obnoxious if not more so.
Phil Griffin is an idiot...one who puts his likeness in prime TV time slots ..Madcow, whom he calls “our quarterback” didn’t even own a TV when he gave her primetime. This is a “lean-forward” network incapable of unbiased commentary, ie., matthews, maddow and sharpton are shining examples of how he thinks and operates. Bashir is just a drop in the liberal bucket...and according to a 12/2/2013 interview in The New Yorker magazine Griffin recently asked Ed Shultz to return to weekdays...to quote Griffin “Ed’s voice was missed”. Good grief.