MSNBC Host Martin Bashir Resigns Amid Fallout Over Sarah Palin Comments

martin bashir MSNBC Host Martin Bashir Resigns Amid Fallout Over Sarah Palin Comments

MSNBC Host Martin Bashir Resigns Amid Fallout Over Sarah Palin Comments (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MSNBC host Martin Bashir resigned Wednesday amid continued fallout from comments he made two weeks ago in a scathing commentary that ended with the suggestion that someone should sh*t in Sarah Palin’s mouth. Bashir apologized in his next broadcast, but the fallout continued.

Here’s the statement Martin Bashir issued to Mediaite via email:

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.’

Not to excuse Martin Bashir’s crude comments but it all stemmed from Sarah Palin insensitively comparing our debt to China as slavery, considering blacks were enslaved and treated like sh*t in this country. So much for holding Sarah Palin accountable.

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 MSNBC Host Martin Bashir Resigns Amid Fallout Over Sarah Palin Comments
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.
  • John_Frank

    “Not to excuse Martin Bashir’s crude comments but it all stemmed from Sarah Palin insensitively comparing our debt to China as slavery.”

    Sigh …. debt has been compared to slavery ever since biblical times. Palin’s comments were totally appropriate.

    The reality is that people like Janet Shan and other Statists are using their alleged “sensitivity” for their own agenda.

    Tragic.