Sarah Palin Weighs In on Bashir Incident Following the MSNBC Host's Resignation USA Today
Sarah Palin has made her first public comments following the resignation of Martin Bashir from MSNBC over disparaging remarks Bashir made during a commentary about Palin.
USA Today reports that Palin addressed the situation today during an appearance on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," where the former Alaska governor said she's ready to move on.
The report quotes Palin saying: "My role was to accept his apology and be humble enough to accept it and move on."
The story adds: "Palin, a contributor to Fox News, has frequently criticized what she calls the 'lamestream media' for its news coverage. In her comments Thursday, she said it was 'refreshing to see though that many in the media did come out and say, "Look, our standards have got to be higher than this."'"
As we reported previously, Bashir implied in his commentary that Palin deserved to have someone "sh-t" in her mouth because of an analogy Palin had made comparing slavery with the nation's debt to China. Bashir soon followed up with an on-air apology.
Days later, Bashir resigned from his position with MSNBC, as we reported Wednesday.
The USA Today report notes: "In a statement e-mailed to Mediaite, Bashir said he hoped his departure would allow MSNBC 'to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments.'"