Martin Bashir Says Farewell! Hasta la Vista, Baby!



Martin Bashir, looking angry as always

Martin Bashir’s statement upon 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.

Is he on drugs do you think?

Bashir made extremely vulgar and repulsive comments about Sarah Palin which he had planned out in advance. I don’t want to repeat them. I have already posted them.

Bashir was a British journalist who worked at ABC before going to MSNBC. He conducted a series of controversial interviews with Michael Jackson during the Jackson child molestation scandal and trial. The interviews took place over a period of months and were put it into a film entitled, ‘Living with Michael Jackson.’

Michael Jackson agreed to interview with Bashir, thinking he’d get favorable publicity. After the interview aired and played poorly with the public, Jackson accused Bashir of yellow journalism saying he doctored the recordings to emphasize the allegations of child molestation against Jackson. The New York Times called Bashir’s journalistic style “callous self-interest masked as sympathy.” Jackson’s former manager said he died a slow death but he started to die that day.