By Jueseppi B.
A statement by Martin Bashir
The following is a message for the msnbc community from Martin Bashir:
“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.”
Phil Griffin, President of msnbc, added the following:
“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.”
Martin Bashir Says Someone Should Shit in Sarah Palin’s Mouth – Attacks Sarah Palin
Bashir concluded his commentary by suggesting Palin is deserving of the same treatment.In his Clear the Airsegment, Bashir lit into Palin straight away, referring to her as America’s resident dunce and characterizing her remarks as scraping the barrel of her long-deceased mind, and using her all-time favorite analogy in an attempt to sound intelligent about the national debt.
He then played a clip of Palin’s comments from last weekend, in which she told a crowd at Iowa’s Faith and Freedom Coalition event, “Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children, and borrowing from China. When that note comes due — and this isn’t racist, so try it. Try it anyway. This isn’t racist. But it’s going to be like slavery when that note is due. It will be like slavery.”
Given her well-established reputation as a world class idiot, it’s hardly surprising that she should choose to mention slavery in a way that is abominable to anyone who knows anything about its barbaric history.
So here’s an example, Bashir continued. One of the most comprehensive first-person accounts of slavery comes from the personal diary of a man called Thomas Thistlewood, who kept copious notes for 39 years.
Thistlewood was the son of a tenant farmer, who arrived on the island of Jamaica in April 1750, and assumed the position of overseer at a major plantation What is most shocking about Thistlewood’s diary is not simply the fact that he assumes the right to own and possess other human beings, but is the sheer cruelty and brutality of his regime, Bashir added.
In 1756, he records that a slave named Darby ‘catched eating kanes had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth.’ This became known as ‘Darby’s Dose,’ a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of inhumanity.
And he mentions a similar incident in 1756, his time in relation to a man he refers to as Punch. ‘Flogged punch well, and then washed and rubbed salt pickle, lime juice and bird pepper, made Negro Joe piss in his eyes and mouth,’ Bashir recited. I could go on, but you get the point, Bashir said, concluding When Mrs. Palin invokes slavery, she doesn’t just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, she would be the outstanding candidate.
MSNBC Host Apologizes For Sarah Palin Comments
Published on Nov 20, 2013
“On Friday, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a blistering commentary in which he suggested that former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) deserved the same treatment as that described in the diary of British overseer Thomas Thistlewood’s diary. Bashir’s commentary was pegged to remarks that Palin made last week, comparing public debt to slavery. At the top of Monday’s show, Bashir delivered a lengthy, abject apology for his remarks, and promised to learn from the experience…”.* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
I admire Martin Bashir, and I like his show on MSNBC week days at 3 PM Central Standard Time. Of the seven “liberal” show host that MSNBC employs in the 3 PM to 10 PM time slot, The Rev Al Sharpton and Martin Bashir are my favorite political “expert pundits.”
I support Martin Bashir 5000% in his suggesting that Stupid Sarah Palin should receive a Darby Dose, and I suggest that every time she speaks on slavery….she gets dosed.
I’ll even go three steps further…anytime any politician or celebrity or public official opens his/her mouth to offer expert punditry on subjects they know jack shit about, they be made to endure a Darby Dose.
You speak about slavery without ever having studied slavery…Darby Dose. You talk about SNAP benefits and how that program should be cut, without ever having lived on food stamps….Darby Dose. You vote against legislation that 90% of Americans want…..Darby Dose.
Get my drift….
I realize Martin Bashir apologized to keep MSNBC happy, and for that I comprehend his apology. I also know Martin Bashir took time off to get the taste of apologizing to a stupid bitch, Sarah Palin, who has not ever apologized for circling America saying things 5000 times worse than what Martin Bashir suggested by saying Palin should be Darby Dosed.
I think she should be “pickled” as well as Darby Dosed. Daily.
I will miss you Mr. Martin Bashir.