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December 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

MSNBC hosts spew an average of 21.5 hours of irrational hate during the typical 24-hour broadcast day, but the hate that Alec Baldwin and now Martin Bashir spewed recently have proven to be too much. Bashir on Nov. 15 reacted to a perfectly normal comment by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin by saying that he wished someone would defecate in her mouth. Last week, he took some time off to reflect on his comments and hope the furor would die down. Today, he has resigned. Both he and the network have issued statements.

“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’s audience is a bit like Spinal Tap’s, in that has become more selective. It’s neither compassionate nor discerning, at least if one judges them by the product they watch every day.

As for MSNBC topper Phil Griffin, the network president released his own statement crediting Bashir with the decision. “Martin Bashir resigned today, effective immediately,” he said. “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.”

So, for Martin Bashir, next stop Al Jazeera? Or will he get picked up as a columnist for the New York Times?

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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I see. So, you are every bit the despicable pig Bashir is, indeed msnbc as a whole is a festering wallow of despicable pigs. You anal pores rant about racism and misogyny ,about homophobia. Then ,to a soul, you ignorant s**ts turn around and denigrate, abuse, and insult those very same people. What a bunch of cowardly, ignorant curs everyone of you turds are. Cowards, frauds ,and poseurs.
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Another rabid dog bites...the dust.

Olbie, the original frothing spew master, Baldwin...anger management dropout and Bashir scatalogical king's taster...no longer lounging with Englishmen in the noonday sun.

Tubolard Schultz, Lawrence of Acrazya, and Rachel Madcow remain in the kennel.

And the Prevaricator in chief wants to throw Tingles a bone.

MSNBC, where the question..."how low can you get?"...isn't an insult...it's a mission statement.
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She comments. That's worthy of wishing someone would do terrible things to her? If that is what you think, it says quite a bit about you and "all" who agree with you.
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Of all the things uttered by literally millions of people on radio, TV, in the movies and on the internet in the past 50 years, Martin Bashir's rude, premeditated, carefully written and teleprompted broadcast may have been the most disgusting of all.

That is saying something.

That MSNBC would overlook it is even more amazing and disgusting. Hate knows no bounds.
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just read over on instapundit, the foreigner Basheet or something, resigned from MSNBC after he disrespected Sarah Palin.
I don't understand why he resigned. Dimocrats love haters, maybe it's just a ploy to set him up at AlJazzera or as Spokesman for the candidate Clinton.
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So, for Martin Bashir, next stop Al Jazeera? Or will he get picked up as a columnist for the New York Times?

Is there a difference?
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There isn't a single viewer at MSNBC that will understand why he had to resign.
Of course there isn't a single member of the Democrat Party that will understand it either. Or the MSM.
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ill-judged.

more like just plain ill.

may he find healing and peace.
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As with Bryan Preston's comment. What other people say about you and how they treat you tells you far more about them than it does about you.
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What IS the matter with these people??
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Too bad the door didn't hit him in the ass on the way out.
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Personally, I'm thankful for Martin.

He's brought a new verb to the English language: "To Bashir."

It will live long after his departure, speaks volumes to the literate and isn't filtered by blog software...yet.
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Dang. I'm really very disappointed that Bashir is gone. With the loss of Bashir and Olberman, we on the right have lost two very valuable assets: Someone we can publicly point to and say "This is what the left is really like."
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