MSNBC Host Says Sarah Palin Should Eat Feces, And Then Apologizes
MSNBC host Martin Bashir blasted Sarah Palin after she compared America’s deficit to slavery, and now Bashir is learning that two wrongs don’t make a right.
Our free stuff today is being paid for today by taking money from our children and borrowing from China,” she said. “When that money comes due and — this isn’t racist, so try it, try it anyway, this isn’t racist — but it’s going to be like slavery when that note is due. Right? We are going to be beholden to a foreign master.”
Bashir didn’t like the comments, calling her “America’s resident dunce” and a “world-class idiot” and saying that she should have a slave’s punishment for the comment by eating feces.
During his show on Friday, Bashir thought he’d give the governor a lesson on slavery by reading a passage from the writings of Thomas Thistlewood, who worked on a plantation in Jamaica.
In 1756, he records that a slave named Darby ‘catched eating kanes had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, sh-t in his mouth,'” Bashir read. “When Mrs. Palin invokes slavery, she doesn’t just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, she would be the outstanding candidate.”
Although Palin hadn’t responded to his criticism, he gave a formal apology to hear on the show, saying that he “wanted to take this opportunity to say sorry to Mrs. Palin and to also offer an unreserved apology.”