On November 15, NewsBusters posted a video of MSNBC host Martin Bashir’s disgusting remarks that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin should be the victim of a particularly vile slave-era punishment – specifically that she should be forced to consume excrement. The video went viral, and today a disgraced Bashir announced his resignation from the Comcast-owned cable "news" network.
This afternoon, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement in reaction:
The question here isn’t whether or not MSNBC will dispense with the hateful rhetoric it shamelessly peddles as ‘news.’
The question is: Which vile character assassin will NBC/Comcast recruit to replace Martin Bashir? MSNBC is an absolute laughingstock. If you're not apologizing for your insults (Ed Schultz), you're resigning because of them (Bashir). And if you’re not smart enough to resign, they have to fire you (Alec Baldwin).
NBC is the network where civility goes to die. And Comcast: You own that indecency.