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As NewsBusters revealed Wednesday, Martin Bashir resigned from MSNBC due to vile comments he made in November about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin that were first reported here.

This led the recently fired by MSNBC Alec Baldwin to actually praise and defend Bashir via Twitter early Thursday morning hysterically writing, "[He] created great television":


CNN founder freaks out to Fortune Magazine about nuclear war, climate change, overpopulation.


As NewsBusters revealed Wednesday, Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC due to vile comments he made in November about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin first reported here.

Palin responded on Thursday's Fox & Friends saying amongst other things, "I just hope that unprovoked attacks like that don't result in people being hesitant to jump in the arena anyway, to get out there and serve the public or, you know, start a business, or really commit themselves to changing within their family, their community, their world, doing whatever that they can, despite the fact that in this world, you are going to be hurt and attacks will come your way" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):


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Martin Bashir was fired from MSNBC this week for his ugly scatalogical suggestion about Sarah Palin. But there was Chris Matthews on the same network this morning using a barnyard epithet to attack another Republican. On today's Morning Joe, Matthews called John Boehner's comments on divided government "pissant."

That p-word has apparently become a favorite Matthews meme in attacking Republicans.  MRC's Tim Graham recently noted that Matthews used it against Rand Paul. View the video after the jump.


The Washington Post made no space in Thursday's newspaper for Martin Bashir's resignation from MSNBC. Instead, splashed in the story's natural spot at the top of the Style section came a story on a fake newsman --  Will Ferrell appearing at the Newseum in DC to plug "Anchorman 2." So much for the liberal notion that "news is what people don't want you to know."

All they offered on the front page was glittery publicity. The largest story on the Style front was a huge spread on "The White House opens its doors to military families to usher in the holiday season." The large headline is "Baubles, Boughs, Sunny & Bo." Between many column inches of colorful photographs, readers are told of hyper White House dogs, and amazing gingerbread-house facts.


It’s becoming clearer every day that the liberal hosts at MSNBC have no interest in giving conservatives a fair shake on their network. Time and time again, MSNBC hosts such as Thomas Roberts proudly slander Republicans of engaging in hateful acts such as a “war on women” or a “war on voting.”

With such hostility towards conservatives at the network, it makes you wonder sometimes why any conservative would want to come on and be verbally accosted by the liberal activists disguised as journalists, such as Thomas Roberts, who did his best to put Orlando Watson through the ringer.


The History Channel has been mocked when it's tried to score better ratings by avoiding history altogether, as with its reality shows like "Ice Road Truckers." PBS mocked it with an ad campaign touting fake shows like "Knitting Wars." But now the channel is really inventing history.

Nellie Andreeva at Deadline Hollywood reports the channel has turned to three horror-movie veterans -- including Eli Roth of the "Hostel" series -- to produce a "more controversial look" at the early years of Jesus called "The Lost Years." As in years historians and the Bible haven't fleshed out.


Seung Min Kim and Jennifer Haberkorn at the Politico have apparently been living in hermetically sealed Beltway caves since early October.

In an item which appeared Tuesday evening, the pair acted as if the idea that Americans stand a great chance of losing access to their current doctors and other medical providers as a result of signing up for a health care plan through the Obamacare exchange is something brand new. Kim and Haberkorn write that Republican opponents of Obamacare are going to have to "replicate the uproar" which occurred with "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan," when the uproar has been building for weeks, based on numerous stories involving real people (bolds and numbered tags are mine):


Manny's misguided attempt at being a good sport gets analyized. 


Let it not be said that msnbc.com is solely concerned with being a PR operation for the Obama White House. It also has plenty of time to pour forth worshipful patter about Hillary Clinton.

"For Hollywood, awards season is three months away. For Hillary Clinton, it never ends," gushed MSNBC.com writer and Andrea Mitchell Reports contributor Erin Delmore at the open of her December 4 story, which she closed on an equally flowery note (see screen capture below the page break):


CNN's Piers Morgan accused conservative Ben Shapiro of "allowing more and more [graves] to be dug" after last year's Newtown shooting, simply because Shapiro opposes an "assault weapons" ban. Morgan tweeted his gun control rant on Wednesday after the 911 calls of the Newtown shooting were released.

Shapiro has bested Morgan in two separate debates over gun laws, and called out Morgan for "standing on graves again." Morgan spat back, "While you demand your 'rights' to assault weapons, allowing more and more of them to be dug."


On the same day that MSNBC's Martin Bashir resigned after suggesting someone defecate in Sarah Palin's mouth, colleague Ed Schultz lamented the "crudeness over on the right." This is the same Schultz who, on his radio program in 2011, slimed radio host Laura Ingraham as a "slut." The Ed Show anchor's rant started over comments by Bill O'Reilly about whether users of food stamps waste money on drugs. Schultz sneered, "Meanwhile, there is Rush Limbaugh. He knows a thing or two about drug addiction."

He mocked, "I'd like to see Limbaugh, see how he fares on $133 worth of food a month. Or maybe a day." Schultz then played a clip of Limbaugh discussing the Pope: "The Pope is ripping America. The Pope is ripping capitalism...And Obama is having an orgasm." In a haughty tone, the host complained, "The President is doing what? Certainly no crudeness over on the right, is there?" [See video below. MP3 audio here.]


You never get a second chance to make a first impression. However, PBS’s Judy Woodruff wishes the Obama administration could get another crack at the rollout of ObamaCare.

While moderating an ObamaCare discussion on Tuesday’s PBS NewsHour, Woodruff posed this question to Ron Bonjean, a former Republican spokesman:


As NewsBusters revealed earlier, Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC due to vile comments he made in November about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin first reported here.

Moments after the announcement, Baltimore Sun television critic David Zurawik said MSNBC president Phil Griffin is just as responsible as Bashir: