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MSNBC’s Other Problem: Martin Bashir

A few days ago, Sarah Palin compared the debt we’re racking up and will eventually owe to other countries with ”slavery.” Personally I would put slavery in the same category as Hitler as there’s nothing in the American political debate that compares to actual slavery or Hitler. But instead of just commenting on his displeasure with Palin’s analogy, Martin Bashir went to a place so awful that he should be fired (and I’ve never called for any cable host to be fired before).

Newsbusters has the full transcript, but the summary is Bashir, after telling of a horrific punishment of slaves in Jamaica that involved defecating in a slave’s mouth and urinating in his eyes, Bashir ended his segment suggesting Palin endure the same humiliation:

When Mrs. Palin invoked slavery, she doesn’t just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms that if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, then she would be the outstanding candidate.

MSNBC should get rid of him. No suspension like Alec Baldwin. No on air-apology like Ed Schultz over his horrible comment about Laura Ingraham. Fired. Now. 

 

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