Following the justified ongoing uproar over Bashir’s unimaginable suggestion that someone should “s–t” in Sarah Palin’s mouth, the cable host has finally resigned.
Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, in a statement to Mediaite Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways.
Here’s the statement to Mediaite, from Martin Bashir, via email:
After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday.
Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the President of MSNBC, I have tendered my resignation. It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, at this special network, will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments.
I deeply regret what was said, will endeavor to work hard at making constructive contributions in the future and will always have a deep appreciation for our viewers – who are the smartest, most compassionate and discerning of all television audiences. I would also wish to express deepest gratitude to my immediate colleagues, and our contributors, all of whom have given so much of themselves to our broadcast.’
MSNBC will be issuing a statement shortly.
Update: MSNBC released Bashir’s statement, plus the following statement from MSNBC President Phil Griffin:
“Martin Bashir resigned today, effective immediately. I understand his decision and I thank him for three great years with msnbc. Martin is a good man and respected colleague – we wish him only the best.”
Probable reality… MSNBC finally realized they needed to cut bait or sink over this matter so probably made Bashir the offer of quitting or be fired… and it is about time! Just think if Bashir had said something like this about Hillary, Valerie Jarrett, or Michelle Obama; he would have been gone the same day.
It is about dang time that someone stood-up for Sarah Palin and Conservative women! Sarah Palin is one of the strongest voices speaking out for average Americans who has withstood unmatched attacks on not only her but on her family by the mainstream media (MSM) based on fear, lies and total fabrications, creating Palin Derangement Syndrome from their own spin. Although this was one of the more overt and disgusting attacks on Palin, it is perhaps a good sign that America is waking-up and taking another look at Reaganesque Sarah Palin plus finally realizing that the MSM has been manipulating them for the past 5-years and are out of control. We can only hope! But Bashir’s exit is a good start!!