By this point nearly everyone heard about the infamous and vile words that came out of MSNBC host, Martin Bashir’s mouth during his show.
When talking about Sarah Palin, Bashir suggested that someone should defecate in Palin’s mouth. A truly disgusting new low in cable news.
“When Mrs. Palin invokes slavery,” Bashir said, “she doesn’t just prove her rank ignorance, she confirms (that) if anyone truly qualifies for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, then she would be the outstanding candidate.”
After a few days, Bashir apologized and took a break from the show but the controversy would not go away. Palin’s PAC wrote to the president of MSNBC, Phil Griffin asking that the network disciple Bashir. Twitter and social media has been abuzz with talk and speculation over the incident. Finally, yesterday, Bashir resigned officially from MSNBC.
In an email that was obtained by Mediate, Bashir said, “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.”
Griffin added, “Martin Bashir resigned today, effective immediately. I understand his decision and I thank him for three great years with MSNBC,” network president Phil Griffin said in a statement to TheBlaze. ”Martin is a good man and respected colleague – we wish him only the best.”
And now finally, Sarah Palin has taken to Fox News to respond to the personal attack targeted at her. “My role is to accept his apology and be humble enough to accept it and move on,” Palin said. “But I just hope that unprovoked attacks like that don’t result in people being hesitant to jump in the arena anyway. To get out and there and serve the public or start a business. Or, commit themselves to changing within their family, their community, their world; doing whatever they can despite the fact that in this world, you are going to be hurt. And attacks will come your way. I just hope that an attack like that doesn’t make people hesitate.”
Sadly, Palin may be more used to these types of abhorrent attacks than just about anyone else on the conservative stage. You would expect an out-pouring of support from all corners of the political spectrum, yet several organizations who claim to fight against attacks on women continue to remain silent. Most notably, silence continues to come from the National Organization of Women. Palin, herself claims she hasn’t “heard from one feminist.”