MSNBC Host Martin Bashir Commits Obscene Acts On Live News Broadcast
"Martin Bashir committed bizarre obscene attacks and actions on live television and violated every community standard previously protected. Removing him from the air is justifiable under current FCC regulations and his obscene actions probably violated the RICO Act, FEC laws, and most Health codes, " said Eugene Delgaudio President of Public Advocate.
George Carlin's 7 forbidden words and Howard Stern's crazy rants were all sanctioned by community standards. Bashir's actions on a live broadcast require similar sanction.
Former Nightline anchor and MSNBC host Martin Bashir suggested Friday that someone should defecate and/or urinate in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's mouth because she compared the federal debt to slavery.
WARNING-- DESCRIPTION OF OBSCENE ACTIONS FOLLOWS
Bashir said that, given what he believed to be Palin's "reputation as a world-class idiot, it's hardly surprising that she should choose to mention slavery in a way that is abominable to anyone who knows anything about its barbaric history."
He gave an example in Thomas Thistlewood, an overseer of slaves at a major plantation in Jamaica in the 1700s.
Bashir said that in his diary, Thistlewood wrote, "A slave named Darby catched eating canes; had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth."
Bashir said this became known as "Darby's dose, a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of the slave owner's savagery and inhumanity."
"And he mentions a similar incident again in 1756, this time in relation to a man he refers to as Punch," Bashir continued.
"'Flogged Punch well, and then washed and rubbed salt pickle, lime juice and bird pepper; made Negro Joe piss in his eyes and mouth.' I could go on, but you get the point."
In concluding his segment, Bashir said when Palin "invoked slavery, she doesn't just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms that if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, then she would be the outstanding candidate [emphasis added]."