Martin Bashir resigns; Donald Trump, Greta Van Susteren weigh in

Almost three weeks after delivering a disgusting personal attack on former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Martin Bashir resigned from MSNBC as an afternoon talk show host.

Long known for his outrageous comments directed at conservatives, Bashir took it way over the top last month when he suggested in a scripted comment that someone should defecate and urinate in Palin’s mouth.

His comments were immediately criticized and he responded with an on-the-air apology shortly afterwards– but it was too little and too late, according to Fox News.

Fox reported:

Bashir took off two weeks for what was billed as a vacation, and criticism mounted as MSNBC took no disciplinary action against him, even as it booted Alec Baldwin over an alleged anti-gay slur hurled at a photographer. In retrospect, it’s clear that by failing to suspend Bashir, MSNBC allowed public pressure to build to the point where the only way to control the damage was to sever its relationship with the British journalist.

Bashir made the following statement when he tendered his resignation:

“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.” 

Upon hearing the news, real estate mogul posted the following tweet and Instagram video. Click the link in his tweet to view the video.

Trump wasn’t the only one to take to Twitter. Actress Mia Farrow tweeted her suggestion to fill the vacuum left by Bashir, and Greta Van Susteren readily agreed.

Roman Farrow is the son of Ms. Farrow and actor/director Woody Allen, and is a activist, journalist and lawyer.

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  • JJBuck

    One down, four to go.

    • Aaron Barnes

      who the other 4 i know the guy from UK is one,

      • JJBuck

        Ed Schulz, Al Sharpton, Rachel Maddow and the drooling monster.

        • Aaron Barnes

          sharpton needs to go back where he comes from and go back to preaching and leave the politics and running the govt to the experts, or the some wht experts.

          • Eric

            When was Sharpton ever a preacher?

          • Aaron Barnes

            he was a
            Baptist minister that how he got his start

  • Doug

    She’s an airhead but super hot.

    • reinhold

      Who is “Super Hot” ?

      • Doug

        Sarah. She’s no kid but cute as a button with a nice body.

        • reinhold

          Agreed!
          However, Sarah is smarter than you think she is.

          SEE: ttp://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/11/12/bold-debate-sarah-palin-stands-up-to-hostile-matt-lauer-86984

      • Aaron Barnes

        yea she be the sexiest VP in the US history so far, and she reminds me of the blond girl on Big Bang theory who married to howard.

        • Eric

          When was she VP?

          • Aaron Barnes

            if she won the election back in 2008 she would have been vp

  • OldmanRick

    Piers Morgan should be next.

  • Diana Smith

    Did Bashir truly think what he said was OK ? Why would a person in his position say something so horrible if he knew he would have to later apologize? It doesn’t make sense to me. Maybe he wanted to get fired. He’s obviously a troubled, disgusting pig or he would not have even thought something like that, let alone speak it on air. Stupid is as stupid does , sir. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  • dennodog

    Bashit cites a Jamaican slaveholder. Who was “running” Jamaica back then??? Oh…The British. Bashir has a funny accent…sounds familiar. Oh. It’s British. Why do we even allow these british sphincters like bashir and morgan talk their garbage here. they should go back to their country of origin and talk their b.s. there.