MSNBC Flashback: Someone Should ‘SH*T’ in Sarah Palin’s Mouth
November 15th, 2018 8:00 AM
Civility. Journalists would have you believe that such a virtue died when Donald Trump became president and coarsened the national discourse. But a look back at what happened five years ago today tells you this simply isn’t so. On November 15, 2013, then-host Martin Bashir unleashed a shocking, vulgar attack on Sarah Palin, suggesting that someone needed to “S-H-I-T…
Slamming Santorum: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Former GOP Senator
May 27th, 2015 10:49 AM
Social conservative-haters in the liberal media are sharpening their knives today as Rick Santorum is set to announce his 2016 presidential ambitions. From his arrival to the Senate in 1995 through his 2012 presidential run the media have attacked the former Pennsylvania Republican Senator as a “terrifying” “theocrat” who wants to impose a “Christian version of…
Crushing Cruz: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Texas Senator
March 23rd, 2015 4:33 PM
Ted Cruz’s announcement that he is running for president was immediately greeted with hostility from the liberal media. On Monday, MSNBC’s Jonathan Alter questioned, “Is this 1964 when the Republican Party decided it would go with its most extreme candidate?” Donny Deutsch, also on MSNBC, called Cruz “unelectable” and added “I think he’s…
Martin Bashir Doubles His CBS Airtime...to Six Seconds
March 9th, 2015 4:51 PM
A week after getting his face on screen for three seconds as host of a cable TV program showing on a TV in a restaurant in a scene on CBS’s Madame Secretary, Bashir earned six seconds on Sunday night’s episode. Bashir is infamous for charging that Sarah Palin deserved to be punished by having someone defecate into her mouth, a vile diatribe which forced him off of MSNBC in late 2013.
Martin Bashir Returns to TV In Prime Time on CBS
March 5th, 2015 4:29 PM
Martin Bashir, infamous for charging that Sarah Palin deserved to be punished by having someone defecate into her mouth, a vile diatribe which forced him off of MSNBC in late 2013, popped up -- for a mere three seconds -- on this past Sunday’s episode of CBS’s Madame Secretary. His role didn’t take much of a stretch: He played a cable TV news host whose show could be seen on a…
The Incredibles: NBC's Growing List of Irresponsible Journalists
February 5th, 2015 4:02 PM
As NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams became embroiled in a major controversy on Thursday over his false story of being shot at in Iraq, he joined a growing list of NBC journalists whose credibility has been shredded in recent months in the wake of various scandals.
CNN's Costello Refuses to Apologize to Palins On Air
October 24th, 2014 12:17 PM
On Thursday, CNN’s Carol Costello offered an apology to the Palin family, via a statement sent to Politico and on her Twitter feed, but so far she has refused to do what even former MSNBC host Martin Bashir did, and offer an on-air apology. Mark Levin made fun of that.
MRC Gala: Martin Bashir Wins 'Damn Those Conservatives' DisHonor
September 26th, 2014 5:05 PM
It was no contest really. For the 2014 "Damn Those Conservatives to Hell" DisHonor, the winner hands down was former MSNBCer Martin Bashir, who infamously wished on national television -- if MSNBC can count as that -- that former Gov. Sarah Palin might be subject to someone defecating down her mouth.
Martin Bashir Compares Obama to King David on Twitter
June 13th, 2014 6:00 PM
Did you ever want to do a Bible study with Martin Bashir?
I ask because a few days ago the former MSNBCer, who once fantasized on air about former Gov. Sarah Palin being forced to eat human excrement, shared his observation in a tweet about one way in which the president can give his Amen to a lament of the biblical King David.
Bill Maher Hammers MSNBC for 'Turning Into Fox News
February 20th, 2014 10:10 PM
One way the MSNBC cable channel can tell it's in trouble is when liberal comedian Bill Maher -- host of the Friday night HBO program Real Time who almost got his own show on the "Lean Forward" network -- posts a tweet accusing you of “turning into Fox News” and stating that the channel has “stopped leaning forward” since “Bridgegate has become your…
AP Admits It: MSNBC's Leftist 'Loose Lips' Offer Plenty of Ammo to Cri
February 8th, 2014 1:09 PM
The notion that MSNBC is now the most controversial gaffe-a-minute cable news network has been ratified by the Associated Press. AP media reporter David Bauder wrote a story headlined “Loose lips give ammunition to MSNBC foes.”
“Since MSNBC is in the political ring, its opponents are always on the lookout for things to attack,” Bauder wrote. “Lately, NBC's…
It’s Not Just a Tweet: MSNBC’s Despicable Record of Smearing Repub
February 3rd, 2014 8:27 AM
On Thursday, MSNBC President Phil Griffin apologized for a Twitter post suggesting conservatives (“the rightwing”) are racists who would “hate” a cute new Cheerios ad because it featured a biracial family: “The tweet last night was outrageous and unacceptable. We immediately acknowledged that it was offensive and wrong, apologized, and deleted it. We have dismissed…
MSNBC’s Witt on Gov. Cuomo’s Hateful Remarks: ‘Even John Boehner
January 24th, 2014 5:19 PM
As if Weekends with Alex Witt weren’t bad enough, viewers were subjected to a weekday with Alex Witt as she guest-hosted the 11 a.m. hour of MSNBC Live on Friday. During a discussion with RNC communication director Sean Spicer, Witt brought up New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent insulting remarks about “extreme conservatives.” The weekend host played a clip of Cuomo…
MSNBC President Dismisses Anchors' Gaffes, Says They Haven't 'Hurt Us
January 16th, 2014 7:47 PM
Phil Griffin, head of the MSNBC cable television channel, told Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter that he accepts responsibility for recent embarrassments that led Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir to leave the network and Melissa Harris-Perry to offer a tearful on-air apology.
"These were judgment calls made by some of our people. We handled them. We were transparent. That is our…