Alec Baldwin, who left MSNBC after allegedly making homophobic remarks to a photographer, has added his voice to the controversy over fellow network host Martin Bashir, who announced he’s leaving MSNBC after getting into trouble over remarks he made about Sarah Palin, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker.
As previously reported, Bashir intimated that Palin deserved to have someone “sh-t” in her mouth for her comparison of slavery and the U.S. debt to China. Baldwin, writing on Twitter, said: "I’m sorry to learn that @MartinBashir is out at MSNBC. Bashir created great television.”
Baldwin also wrote: “Broadcasters on certain networks are called upon to offer analysis of events and public policy, day in, day out. Often with tremendous aggression and scalding language. If, over the course of hundreds of hours on the air, they commit a foul….. Then it’s like high-sticking in hockey or a late hit in the NFL. Throw a flag. But to end someone’s job? I wish @MartinBashir the best of luck.”