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Bashir resigns from MSNBC over Palin comments
December 4th, 2013
04:49 PM ET

Bashir resigns from MSNBC over Palin comments

By CNN's Political Unit & Brian Stelter, CNN senior media correspondent

(CNN) – MSNBC host Martin Bashir said in a statement Wednesday that he would resign from the network following comments he made about former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

Bashir apologized on-air last month after suggesting that Palin deserved graphic punishment for comparing U.S. foreign debt to slavery. Palin later canceled an appearance on NBC's "Today."

Following intense backlash for the incendiary comments, Bashir elected to temporarily take additional time off during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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  2. Coo

    GOOD! I'm not a Palin advocate or proponent. HOWEVER, Bashir's comments were the lowest, most unprofessional, and VILE, I've ever heard coming from a network personality. OBVIOUSLY, this dude isn't reporting "news" and frankly who needs to hear his inner most twisted commentary? NOT ME!

    December 5, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Reply

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