Sarah Palin Weighs In on Bashir Incident Following the MSNBC Host’s Resignation

Dec 5, 2013  •  Post A Comment

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.’"

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  1. Regardless of whether he was right or not…..

  2. I’m glad Palin kept a level head and knew what her role in the apology should be. I’d hate to think she could have momentarily forgotten and accidentally apologized to him.
    “No no, Sarah, your role is to accept his apology. Be humble, accept it, and then move on.”

  3. Palin is always the lady and handled herself with grace. Bashir is gone, and hopefully will never work in T.V. again.

  4. I really feel like vomiting because Sarah Palin is soooooooooooooooooooo two years ago. She is in the public eye, loves being in the public eye, sold her family and the McCain campaign to be in the public eye, yet cannot take it when someone gives an opinion. Hell, I’ll even s**t in her mouth if you like…

  5. This Bashir is a perfect fit for Al Jazeera.

  6. Act like a man.

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