Martin Bashir Resigns from MSNBC

We reported a couple of weeks ago on the disgusting remarks MSNBC's Martin Bashir made against Governor Sarah Palin and the lack of media coverage that was given to those remarks. Soon after, Bashir took a "vacation" which, fortunately for him, coincided with the Thanksgiving holiday. 

He released the following statement via email this afternoon announcing his resignation:

"After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday.

Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the President of MSNBC, I have tendered my resignation. It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, at this special network, will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments.

I deeply regret what was said, will endeavor to work hard at making constructive contributions in the future and will always have a deep appreciation for our viewers – who are the smartest, most compassionate and discerning of all television audiences. I would also wish to express deepest gratitude to my immediate colleagues, and our contributors, all of whom have given so much of themselves to our broadcast."

A formal announcement from MSNBC will be made later today. 

Thoughts?

Photo courtesy of Reuters.

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  • commented 2013-12-05 10:25:44 -0500
    Na, na, na! Na, na, na! Hey, hey, hey! GOODBYE!! Creep!
  • commented 2013-12-05 03:29:02 -0500
    I agree with many commenting here that he still should have been fired…allowing him to resign gives the appearance he did nothing THAT wrong! They would have formed lynch mobs if Rush had made such a statement about Hillary!!!
  • commented 2013-12-04 20:46:38 -0500
    He still should be bitch slapped!!!
  • commented 2013-12-04 15:45:51 -0500
    Good riddance to this misogynist creep.
  • commented 2013-12-04 15:41:25 -0500
    Although, I am glad he is resigning – he should have been fired and MSNBC should be held accountable for letting him make the comment in the first place. His script would have gone through several avenues before being approved so there is no doubt that many people at MSNBC would have known what he was going to say before he said it.
  • commented 2013-12-04 15:25:17 -0500
    He should have been fired immediately after showing his inner fecal obsession on national TV. He is disgusting and I am just as appalled by the so called feminists who did not denounce his childish and demeaning behavior. Remember the faux outrage coming from the left when Rush called Fluke a slut for being 30 and wanting taxpayers to pay for her birth control? The hypocrisy kills me!