Bashir

Posted by: steveg

Bashir - 12/06/13 06:28 AM

I know this is already old news, but, man, it still pisses me off. mad

Yes, he took Palin to task in a very harsh way over her public display of ignorance regarding slavery. But despite the off-she-shelf right wing outrage, he said nothing that one could truly call derogatory — and he issued a sincere apology — directly to her — a day later. Not the canned "…sorry to those who were offended…" pap, but an honest acknowledgement that he was wrong to allow his personal feelings and anger to influence his professional behavior, and that he would be especially diligent to prevent that from happening again.

But the noise from Fox Nation only got louder. Where were the charges of vulgarity when Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut? Where were the gasps of disbelief when Beck said Obama hates white people? I could list endless examples, but why bother?

So Bashir is gone — by his own choice — and once again, a Liberal takes the high road while Conservatives can't stop crapping in their pants. mad
Posted by: DLC

Re: Bashir - 12/06/13 10:16 AM

I hadn't heard, so he's off MSNBC?? I DID hear his Palin apology (but not the speech that elicited it) and your account was very accurate.

Sad ! I liked him. frown

Yeah too bad about the Rush's and Becks.... azzwipes !! mad
Posted by: steveg

Re: Bashir - 12/06/13 11:03 AM

He resigned a couple of days ago. After the Palin apology, he asked the network for a few extra days to get his head together, and then chose to resign rather than be a distraction. A real mensch. MSNBC published a statement explaining that this was Bashir's decision and that Palin did not get her way — which, of course is her POV regardless. Idiot. sick
Posted by: garyW

Re: Bashir - 12/06/13 11:25 AM

Alec Baldwin was destined to implode … who knew he would self-destruct so quickly. Thank god he only offended gays and not Sarah Palin [/sarcasm].

Martin Bashir was an excellent host & interveiwer, but his end of show commentary usually took the Olberman-style sarcasm and bite, and well, we know how well that ended for Olberman. I wasn't surprised that Bashir imploded too. Of course there is no comparison to the daily bile dished out on Fox and by conservative asshats. Fox is gloating, Palin is gloating too. I think Fox gave the MSNBC/Bashir story more air time than Mandela's death.

Palin can say that Obama pals around with terrorists, that he hates America. She can compare healthcare reform to slavery. She does indeed spew bullsh!t from her pouty lips but the difference is that the media cashes in on it … and Bashir's "resignation" is worth more to all of them because they get more Palin and more feigned outrage. And so it goes.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Bashir - 12/06/13 01:15 PM

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Alec Baldwin was destined to implode
I watched the first 10 min. of his first show and surfed away never to watch again. I don't know what the hell MSNBC was thinking.

Oh well, maybe they'll give Tweety the 4PM slot so he can once again have two spittle-spray-fests a day. sick
Posted by: MrB

Re: Bashir - 12/06/13 06:00 PM

I don't like any of these guys. They all have self induced sperm of self importance. It goes for them all. I see that Fox has given Megan Kelly her own prime time show and taken her off the morning show. They should have given her her own cat house. I really can't stand that woman.

Dave
Posted by: steveg

Re: Bashir - 12/07/13 02:33 AM

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self induced sperm of self importance
Is that prescription or OTC?
Posted by: MrB

Re: Bashir - 12/07/13 08:43 AM

I think it comes with the trade

Dave
Posted by: DLC

Re: Bashir - 12/07/13 11:07 AM

Originally Posted By: steveg
Quote:
self induced sperm of self importance
Is that prescription or OTC?

I dunno about you Steve but I think it's a "controlled substance" !!! shocked

laugh
Posted by: MrB

Re: Bashir - 12/07/13 08:14 PM

I rather consider all these talk news shows much like those garbage reality shows.

They all have a formulaFind some incident that can create polarized views then pick the side of which your viewers most likely share then pour on the rhetoric

(Not saying they have the same formula as reality shows but that they share one)

Dave
Posted by: DLC

Re: Bashir - 12/08/13 08:13 AM

I don't totally disagree... each has their own "agendas". BUT if you take them as "only 1 source"; they do have their informative value. What one does with the information is their own responsibility. So I listen to some with a very critical "analytical eye".

You stay warm Dave.... KS must feel like a glacier now ! grin
Posted by: MrB

Re: Bashir - 12/08/13 06:02 PM

Speaking of chilly, I watched the KC Chiefs play the Redskins today in Maryland with snow and freezing rain throughout the game with temps at 31°
They played with snow on the field.

Not fun

Dave
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: Bashir - 12/12/13 07:27 AM

By the same token, where was Brian Williams and NBC News, who reported --endlessly-- on Rush's "slut" comment not making a peep about one of their own calling for someone to take a dump in Palin's mouth?

Rush called the heroic heroine, good and noble, champion of all that is right in the wrold --Sandra Fluke-- a "slut" (for being used as a pawn by Democrats at a staged "hearing") and the whole media world explodes in ..."outrage"... and Bashir says this about Palin aaaaaaaaaaand nuttin'. I wonder what would've happened if Rush would've suggested someone take a crap in Fluke's face? Yeah...probably nothing...crickets...no one would've noticed. MSDNC and the Obama Advocacy Network (NBC) would've just overlooked it and moved on without a word...

...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Uh-no.
Posted by: six_of_one

Re: Bashir - 12/12/13 08:54 AM

Not a peep? Dude had to resign. Speaks volumes about the respective networks.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Bashir - 12/12/13 09:18 AM

Yo Matt. Don't be a stranger, eh?

But to your POV, inappropriate comments are unacceptable no matter who issues them. And several MSNBC peeps have inserted foot in mouth in the past. The diffy is that they've been bitch-slapped by the network, offered proper apologies, and then ordered to stand in a corner for a period of time, "allowed" to resign, or summarily fired.

Last time I looked, Rush is still employed (though on a shrinking platform), and none of the brainless trust at Fox have had to take responsibility for their out-of-bounds remarks.
Posted by: garyW

Re: Bashir - 12/12/13 10:43 AM

Originally Posted By: steveg
none of the brainless trust at Fox have had to take responsibility for their out-of-bounds remarks.


I think Glen Beck was shown the door. His brand of crazy was too much even for Fox.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Bashir - 12/12/13 10:52 AM

But he's back like a bad penny. Not as a Fox employee, but he's still being featured in segments from time to time.

Look, IMHO, Bashir overstepped the bounds of decency — no matter how justified his POV was. But his apology was an open acknowledgement that he allowed his emotions to rule his professional behavior. Not the canned and disingenuous mia culpa to "anyone I may have offended".
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Bashir - 12/12/13 11:03 AM

He "owned" it.
Posted by: garyW

Re: Bashir - 12/12/13 11:57 AM

Beck was ousted because of a powerful boycott on his show's advertisers. I believe Fox booted him because of economics, certainly not journalistic ethics.

Limbaugh also faced a heavy boycott from his slurs against Fluke. Again, the economics of the boycott cost Limbaugh his show in several markets …. but radio sure seems like a different game because as soon as one station dropped him another would be there to air his show.


From what I see on daytime MSNBC shows, the only advertisers that could have been boycotted for Bashir's show would be Cialis and eHarmony.com laugh
Posted by: steveg

Re: Bashir - 12/12/13 12:05 PM

eHarmony without Cialis is probably a waste of money. eek
Cialis without eHarmony is probably the cause of one bicep being twice the size of the other! blush laugh
Posted by: garyW

Re: Bashir - 12/12/13 12:20 PM