MSNBC host Martin Bashir has “resigned” from his post as the hosts of his eponymous 4 p.m. program amid a firestorm of controversy. While it’s a poorly kept secret as to who MSNBC is eyeing as their next regular host, there is still some doubt as to which direction the network wants to go in the post-Bashir era. Here are a few likely prospects to replace the former host. Let us know who you would like to see replace Bashir in our poll below.
Martin Bashir has learned something Alec Baldwin already knows: Even a cable news host can say too much. MSNBC announced Wednesday that Bashir, a commentator and host of the 4 p.m. hour, is leaving after an uproar over his remarks last month about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Disputing Palin's position that compared the national debt to slavery, Bashir during an on-air segment called Palin "America's resident dunce" and then suggested a slave-like scatalogical punishment for her.
Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC following weeks of controversy over his incendiary comments about Sarah Palin, he announced in an email posted by Mediaite on Wednesday. "Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the president of MSNBC, I have tendered my resignation," the email read in part.
Following a firestorm over his recent comments about Sarah Palin, the MSNBC host Martin Bashir resigned on Wednesday, citing what he called his “ill-judged comments.” Mr. Bashir had been listed as being on vacation while the network faced heated criticism for not taking disciplinary action against him.
Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC as a result of the derogatory comments he made on the air a few weeks ago about Sarah Palin.
Martin Bashir, the MSNBC host who has come under fire for the controversial remarks he made about Sarah Palin, is "on vacation" and will not host his namesake afternoon program on Monday, POLITICO has learned. Sources at the network said Bashir had been temporarily suspended from the network following graphic remarks he made last month about the former governor from Alaska. In that segment, Bashir suggested that Palin should be forced to endure slavery like conditions, including the consumption of feces.
Ten days ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh bit of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should shit in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's (R-AK) mouth, and the world has never been the same since. Despite an abject and complete apology, calls for Bashir's scalp continued to ring throughout the media and political spheres. It's easy to see why Bashir makes such a tempting target, but even easier to understand why those screeching the loudest for his head ought to sit down and shut up.
Baltimore Sun TV critic David Zurawik angrily criticized MSNBC and NBC News — along with network stalwarts Tom Brokaw and Chuck Todd — for failing not only to punish host Martin Bashir for comments he made about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin recently, but also for not even speaking about the issue.
Though you wouldn’t know it from the outpourings of the BBC PR machine, Doctor Who isn’t the corporation’s only programme to be celebrating a big anniversary in the next few days. Tonight, the current affairs strand Panorama celebrates 60 years on the air – having launched just months after the Queen’s coronation.
That was a mournful president, in July, following the news that George Zimmerman had been acquitted after shooting Trayvon Martin to death in Florida. And here’s how the dignified, if distraught, parents of that unarmed young man responded to the president’s comments: “What touches people is that our son, Trayvon Benjamin Martin, could have been their son… This is a beautiful tribute to our boy.”