Martin Bashir: GOP Candidates Are Idiots for Wanting Sheriff Joe's Endorsement

MSNBC's Martin Bashir isn't pleased with Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio claiming President Obama's birth certificate is a forgery.

Although that's to be expected, it was odd to see Bashir Friday on the show bearing his name end a segment about his disdain for Arpaio by saying, "The only thing that has been proven beyond any doubt is the rank stupidity of Herman Cain, Rich Perry, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum all of whom have sought this discredited and ridiculous man's endorsement" (video follows with commentary):

"Rank stupidity?"

For those unaware, Bashir has some history with Arpaio.

As NewsBusters reported in December 2009:

On Monday’s Nightline, co-host Martin Bashir conducted a one-sided, hostile profile of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s "brutal regime" and attacked his crackdown on illegal immigration as "racial profiling." The 11 minute investigation of the Maricopa County law enforcement official was almost totally negative.

Now, over two years later, Bashir once again trashed the Sheriff while also attacking the GOP presidential candidates.

Can't this man do a story without taking a shot at folks trying to unseat the president he adores?

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