It's becoming clear that MSNBC anchors, hosts, and commentators are allowed to say any defamatory thing they want about the Republican presidential candidates.
On Friday, Martin Bashir asked one of his liberal guests, Goldie Taylor, "Do you think Herman Cain can spell the word 'Iraq?'" (video follows with commentary):
For the record, Cain received a Masters degree in computer science from Purdue while working full-time for the Department of the Navy as a ballistics analyst. He went on to be CEO of Godfather's Pizza, CEO of the National Restaurants Association, chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve, and has served on the Board of Directors for major companies including Nabisco and Whirlpool.
By contrast, according to Wikipedia, Bashir studied English and History at King's College in London; no degree was listed. He has been a journalist ever since.
Yet he has the nerve to question the intellectual capacity of someone far better educated and accomplished.
Bashir and Goldie Taylor have been making a habit of trashing Cain each Friday. See Ken Shepherd on that.
As I've said before, the more I see of Bashir, the more disgusted by him I am.