HE’S OUT … Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC.
Another one bites the dust at MSNBC; however, this time it was a resignation. The Politico is reporting that MSNBC’s Martin Bashir has resigned following the controversy and uproar started when the BSNBC host made sick and disgusting remarks toward former Alaska governor and GOP Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Bashir had been on vacation since making the offensive comments and was forced to make an apology after he called Palin on air “a world class idiot” because she made a comparison to slavery while discussing U.S. debt to China and an even more vulgar slave punishment comment after that. All that and he still was not fired by NBC.
MSNBC daytime host Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC following controversial remarks he made about Sarah Palin, MSNBC president Phil Griffin announced on Wednesday.
“Martin Bashir resigned today, effective immediately. I understand his decision and I thank him for three great years with MSNBC,” Griffin said in a written statement. “Martin is a good man and respected colleague — we wish him only the best.”
In his own statement, first published by Mediaite, Bashir announced that he had tendered his resignation following a meeting with Griffin and “further reflection” on his controversial remarks, in which he suggested that the former Alaska governor be forced to endure slavery-like conditions.
In 1756, he records that “A slave named Darby catched eating canes; had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth.” This became known as Darby’s dose, a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of the slave owners savagery and inhumanity.
When Mrs. Palin invoked slavery, she doesn’t just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms that if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, then she would be the outstanding candidate.
It really does beg the question, how does one resign and not get fired for such offensive, planned comments made on air, unless the network agrees with the comments, but just can’t take the heat? Bashir hasn’t been on the air since November 22. MSNBC said he was on a pre-planned vacation, but it appears the vacation has turned into a resignation. MSNBC and parent company NBC still have literally taken no public action against Brashir for his comments. How amazing was the lack of punishment against Brashir for his vulgar comments, even Lefty Alec Baldwin had to question why he was fired and Brashir was not.
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.”
MSNBC president Phil Griffin: “Martin Bashir resigned today, effective immediately. I understand his decision and I thank him for three great years with MSNBC. Martin is a good man and respected colleague – we wish him only the best.”
Good man and respected colleague, eh?
Why Wait For Black Friday to Start the Insanity, Mayhem and Bad Behavior When You Have Thanksgiving Day …Brawl Starts at Rialto, CA Walmart
The insanity does not even wait until “Black Friday” these days as some businesses have decided to open on Thanksgiving Day …
Police were called to the Walmart in Rialto, CA to break up a fight between two men that sent one police officer to the hospital. More than 3200 people lined up to wait for the 8 pm opening at the Walmart when the store made the decision to open the doors at 7 pm instead. And the chaos began. What could possibly go wrong with a massive crowd like this waiting to charge into a store? All of the people involved in the fights were taken into custody, but one of the men involved in the fight outside was arrested for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
Police officers descended on Walmart in Rialto after a brawl between two men injured a police officer who tried to break up the fight Thursday night.
The injured officer was transported to St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino with a broken wrist, police officials said.
A Walmart manager said the doors were originally scheduled to open at 8 p.m. but with the more than 3,000 people in line they made the decision to open the doors early, which police said led to the melee.
Police said there were three fights total shortly after 7 p.m. at the store at 1610 S. Riverside Ave., two of which were inside over merchandise and the third outside that caused injury to the officer.
Great, so now we can expect shoppers behaving badly as stores like Macy’s, the Gap and Target opened their stores on Thanksgiving Day to create “Black Thursday.” Pretty soon Black Friday will go the way of the DoDo as all chain stores will be opening on Thursday night to get the jump on sales and insanity.
Tensions were high at the retail giant’s Rialto location because shoppers were cutting in line, said Sgt. Nicholas Borchard, with the Rialto Police Department.
At least three people were involved in the brawl and two have been taken into custody, Borchard said. A police officer broke his wrist as he broke up the brawl.
The incident happened at 7 on Thanksgiving night at a Walmart at 1610 Riverside Ave.
UPDATE II: More Bad Behavior.
- A man in Claypool Hill, West Virginia, was slashed to the bone with a knife after threatening another man with a gun in an argument over a Wal-Mart parking spot, Tazewell County Sheriff Brian Hieatt told NBC station WVVA. Both faced charges after the incident that happened at 6:30 p.m. the station reported.
- Another shopper was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer after getting into an argument with a New Jersey Wal-Mart store manager about a television set, police told NBC New York. Officers arrived at the scene at 6:39 p.m. and once they had pacified the customer they also charged the shopper with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, Garfield police told the station.
Tax Cheat Democrat Charlie Rangel Says Tea Party Bunch of “White Crackers” & Compares Republicans to al Qaeda Terrorists
SHAMEFUL … RANGEL PULLS THE RACE AND TERROR CARD … THE LIBERAL DOUBLE STANDARD CONTINUES.
Where is the outrage, where are the calls for an apology as Democrat Charles Rangel compares the Tea Party to a bunch of “white crackers” and compared the GOP to al Qaeda Terrorists?
So this is what it has come to in the United States? A tax cheat like New York Representative Charles Rangel is allowed to use a racial slur regarding the Tea Party, referring to them as a “white crackers” with no outrage or punishment, yet an athlete like the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper uses the “N” word and is publican enemy #1, ripped to shreds in the media and in social media and is forced to take sensitivity training? Rangel made matters even worse as he compared the Republican party to al Qaeda terrorist. Really? Is this what we allow our elected leaders to act like? Could Rangel be any more irresponsible or ignorant?
Is this what the Democrat party has become? Referring to those you disagree with as crackers or terrorists? Seriously. How does anyone get away with this? How does Rangel even have a job at this point? But this is what political discourse has become these days. If you are black, you get away with calling others a racists or call them crackers with no accountability. But foolishly and ignorantly use the “N” word and your career is over. Heck, George Zimmerman became a “white” Hispanic so that the race-baiters could go after him and make the death of Trayvon Martin a Civil Rights case, when it was not. It is a sad state of affairs and people like Rangel just make matters worse.
From Mediaite -
“White crackers, eh”? I guess we are supposed to be impressed that Rangel did not refer to the Tea Party as “creepy ass” crackers.
Ok, if no one else wants to say it, we will. Charles Rangel is nothing more than a racist. He appears to only talk in words of black and white. Sorry, wasn’t it Martin Luther King Jr. who profoundly stated, it is not about the color of one’s skin, it is about the content of one’s character?” As for Rangel, he has no charter. The tax cheat and ethically challenged Rangel was even too much for Barack Obama as he had said for Rangel to call it quits. But that did not happen. What would be considered worse, a power hungry, ethically challenged politician not having the common decency to resign, or the ignorant voters reelected the characterless individual?
From The Daily Beast:
House Republicans? Have done more damage to American competitiveness than al Qaeda ever could. “What is happening is sabotage. Terrorists couldn’t do a better job than the Republicans are doing.”
The Tea Party? Defeat them the same way segregation was beaten. “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked. It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough. ‘I don’t want to see it and I am not a part of it.’ What the hell! If you have to bomb little kids and send dogs out against human beings, give me a break.”
He sees in some of the reluctance to move forward on immigration reform a fear, one that white people have of non-whites.
“Every white son of a gun from Europe has found a way to get here, and these barriers I think have a lot to do with color and the awkwardness or the uncomfortableness that a lot of whites feel about people of color,” Rangel said.
Asked, though, why black congressmen, who have traditionally resisted liberalized immigration laws, are now supportive of them, Rangel rejected the premise. “You are not going to go back to Abe Lincoln now and that bullshit are you? Blacks were tied to Abe, who freed the slaves, and so we followed the Republicans”—and called on all segments of society, including the Democratic Party, including religious institutions, to do more to help the downtrodden.
Just curious, how come Rangel is not more concerned about black unemployment at record highs or black on black crime that is at epidemic levels? Instead, it’s more about the hate and division.
The Gateway Pundit provides Rangel and us a history lesson as to the Democrat party after Republican President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves following the Civil Way.
EXIT QUESTION … WHERE IS THE LEADERSHIP FROM BARACK OBAMA TO PUT MATTERS INTO PERSPECTIVE AND CALL FOR CALM AND CIVILITY?
UPDATE I: Hey Charlie, if you want to compare the Republican party to Al-Qaeda … Since when has a US Embassy or Consulate been closed due to a communication from the GOP? I didn’t think so you idiot!!!
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Media Bias: CBS 60 Minutes Does Not Air on TV Barack Obama Admitting Mistakes in Campaign Ads … AKA Lying and Presenting Falsehoods against Romney
More Media Bias … Obama admits false ads against Romney and CBS decides not to air the comment on TV …
Could there be any greater example of MSM liberal bias than CBS’s 60 Minutes not airing during tehir TV broadcast that President Barack Obama admitted to mistakes in his campaign ads. UNREAL. CBS in their infinite wisdom and keeping up with being in the tank for Obama never allowed this to air during the TV broadcast, only posting it in line. During the interview Obama admits to … ” “Do we see sometimes us going overboard in our campaign, are there mistakes that are made … “. Mistakes made, or purposeful smear campaign Mr. President? But Obama justifies his campaigns deceitful lies because there is a lot at stake. Welcome to Chicago thug style politics. The GOP and Romney best not bring a knife to a political gun fight.
Barack Obama admits false political advertizing, but that’s ok, because you know, there’s a lot at stake in this election.
From the Weekly Standard:
Look, the fact-checkers have had problems with the ads on both sides,” Kroft says to Obama in the unaired clip, “and say they’ve been misleading and in some cases just not true. Does that disturb you? I mean, some of them are your ads.”
Obama responds: “Do we see sometimes us going overboard in our campaign, are there mistakes that are made, areas where there is no doubt somebody could dispute how we are presenting things? You know, that happens in politics.”
Kroft responds: “Aren’t the American entitled to the truth? Or a better version of it?”
“The truth of the matter is, most of the time we’re having a vigorous debate about a vision for the country,” Obama says. “And, you know, there’s a lot at stake in this election. So is it going to be sharp sometimes? Absolutely. But will the American people ultimately have a good sense of where I want to take the country and where Gov. Romney takes the country? I think they will.”
What, you mean that Obama and his minions knew that Romney did not help murder a cancer patient, did pay taxes and that the GOP is not out to kill old people and children, harm the air and water and kick granny off the cliff?
- Someone the Occupy Wall street protestors should recruit?
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ITS BEING BILLED AT TEA PARTY ZOMBIELAND … if only it was that cool and not so hypocritical. Yup, no promoting violence here against the Tea party and GOP … but that’s Ok.
As reported at the National Review Online, shoot a Tea Party Zombie and win a prize. Unreal.This is what it has come to? The LEFT went mental when Sarah Palin used bulls-eyes to target areas and politicians on a map and called it a threat of violence, yet actually shooting Sarah Palin, Bill O’Reilly and Newt Gingrich in a virtual computer game id just A-O-K.
Hey kids, hear about the latest rage? It’s “Tea Party Zombies Must Die” an exciting new first-person shooter “Advergame.” Here’s how it’s described:
DON’T GET TEA-BAGGED! The Tea Party zombies are walking the streets of America. Grab your weapons and bash their rotten brains to bits! Destroy zombie Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck, the Koch Brothers, and many more!
Could you imagine if such a game was created for taking out the LEFT? More at The Gateway Pundit including screen shots.
BIDEN’S WORDS, THOUGHTS AND DEEDS PRETTY MUCH SUM UP WHY AMERICA IS FED UP WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION AND DEMOCRATS …
Wasn’t Barack Obama and his presidency supposed to be about “Hope & Change”?
Is it any wonder why President Barack Obama and his minions like Joe Biden can’t find it in themselves to call it a war on terror, but instead refer to it as an overseas contingency operation? Sadly and most reprehensibly, VP Joe Biden joined the rest of the liberal, moonbat LEFT to calling the Tea Party terrorists.
Vice President Joe Biden joined House Democrats in lashing tea party Republicans Monday, accusing them of having “acted like terrorists” in the fight over raising the nation’s debt limit, according to several sources in the room.
Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting.
How out of touch is this Obama White House when the second in command calls other Americans terrorist because of their beliefs that America should reduce its spending and get its fiscal house in order. That is what Democrats call jihad. REALLY?
Democrats behaving badly even after Obama’s request for civility.
Remember when President Barack Obama said that we should be civil and set a good example for 9 year old Christina Green at the Tuscan, AZ Memorial service . Obama said that we should use civility in the wake of the murderous and hateful acts of Jared Loughner. Barack Obama said that “we could do better”. It would appear that Obama’s Democrat party cannot do better.
“I believe we can be better,” Obama said to a capacity crowd in the university’s basketball arena and to countless others watching around the country.
“Those who died here, those who saved lives here — they help me believe,” the president said. “We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us.”
In crafting his comments, Obama clearly sought a turning point in the raw debate that has defined national politics. He faced the expectations to do more than console, but to encourage a new day of civility, all without getting overly political in a memorial service.
Obama settled on a theme of challenging the country to have a debate that is worthy of those who died. He tapped into the raging debate about the role of incendiary rhetoric without dwelling on it. “Let’s remember that it is not because a simple lack of civility caused this tragedy. It did not,” the president said.
Really? Don’t say that to the Democrats and folks like Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). Chucky was only the latest in a long line of incivility by Democrats in taking rhetoric to a new and shameful way. This time it had to do with making childish comments in condemning Republicans in the budget battle. Schumer compared House conservatives to a flea.
Oh that liberal civility …
The liberal hate continues from US Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-D) via the airwaves of MSNBC. Cohen went on to MSNBC and was interviewed by Ed Schultz following Cohen’s hateful comments where he compared Republicans to Nazi’s. As stated by NewsBusters, the interview began as some what of an apology from Cohen; however, it wound up being something much different.
The interview actually started out seeming to be an opportunity for Cohen to apologize for his Tuesday comments, with Schultz asking: “Congressman, did you go too far there?” Cohen seemed hesitantly remorseful: “Well, apparently so because a lot of people, I guess, hold a strict liability rule on mentioning the Holocaust or anything….I’ve learned that lesson, I guess.” However, he quickly added: “But everything I said was true and I think people agree that it was true. That there’s been a message. It’s been given over and over and over and it’s a lie.”
Shultz followed up: “But do you feel like you, you know, brought us to a point where there should not have been a comparison, because the Holocaust was so horrific, as opposed to a repeal on health care?…Are you sorry for making the connection?” Cohen was more affirmative in an apology: “I definitely am. And I’m sorry any Jewish people, my Republican colleagues, or anybody, got the wrong impression….I hate if I participated in anything that made my congress, which I’m greatly honored to be a member of, or my district, which I love, have any problems.”
The irony of it all or is it just pathetic liberal, moonbat journalism. As Hot Air points out, during the MSLSD interview there was an “over the line” graphics up, yet never did Ed Schultz challenge Cohen.
It would appear that Steven Cohen has become the new Alan Grayson for the Democrats. He continued his hateful rhetoric and lack of civility after saying that he has learned his lesson, Cohen went on to compare Pence to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and receiving no resistance from Ed Schultz.
Where is the Ed Show in the ratings?
CABLE NEWS RACE
THURS. JAN. 20, 2011
FOXNEWS O’REILLY 2,918,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,079,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 1,940,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 1,786,000
FOXNEWS BECK 1,780,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 1,460,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,106,000
CNN PIERS 1,025,000
MSNBC MADDOW 976,000
MSNBC O’DONNELL 855,000
MSNBC SCHULTZ 760,000
CNN COOPER 740,000
MSNBC HARDBALL 700,00
With Keith Olbermann now a thing of the past on MSNBC, I would be awfully careful if I were Ed Schultz as he just might be next. with such low cable news ratings, Ed Schultz might want to watch his P’s and Q’s as who else would ever hire him if he loses his MSNBC gig.