Please someone, explain to me why Martin Bashir was released from MSNBC...or more politically correct, why was his resignation accepted? After all, its not like he called her a "nappy headed hoe." This man clearly had reached the end of his rope and responded to the latest imbecilic rant from Palin.
The story is that the British journalist handed in his resignation after weeks of controversy over a commentary in which, angry over Sarah Palin's comparison of the debt to slavery, he suggested the former Alaska governor deserved to have someone defecate in her mouth.
Bashir offered up a story of a slaver named Thomas Thistlewood who would punish slaves by having others urinate or "s-h-i-t" (Bashir's phrasing) in their mouths. "If anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood," said Bashir, "[Palin] would be the outstanding candidate."
It seems to me the public would have been better served by accepting Bashir's apology, requiring a bit of anger management counseling and returning to his office. Let's face it, Sarah Palin brings out the worst in all but the insane right who gulp up the feces she constantly spews from her mouth. It's not like Bashir suggested anything go in Palin's mouth that isn't constantly coming out of it.
I admit Bashir's comments were over the top, but Ms. Palin uses her bully-pit to regularly spew hate, Bashir gave her a dose of her own medicine and is punished. The insincere well-wishes and acceptance of the resignation by MSNBC make them complicit in the hateful ignorance of Palin.