According to an article at FOX News written by Howard Kurtz, Governor Palin has cancelled an upcoming Christmas interview with Matt Lauer over Martin Bashir’s vile comments.
It’s no secret that Sarah Palin is mighty steamed at MSNBC and Martin Bashir over his despicable remarks about the abusive treatment he imagines for her.
And now she’s doing something about it.
The former Alaska governor and Fox News contributor was scheduled to sit down with Matt Lauer for a Christmas season interview. That’s now toast.
Palin has now canceled Lauer’s scheduled trip to Wasilla, a source close to her tells me. It’s not because Palin is upset with Lauer or the “Today” show, but as a protest against NBC for not taking action against Bashir. In fact, Palin once sat in as a “Today”co-host.
Tim Crawford, treasurer of Palin’s political action committee, had told NBC News President Deborah Turness and MSNBC President Phil Griffin that “Americans deserve to know that your network doesn’t condone violent and hateful rhetoric.”
You can read more here.
As SarahPAC’s letter described, it’s disturbing that Alec Baldwin or Imus would face graver consequences for their own accompanying slurs and remarks, yet an establishment organization that markets itself as a news source still refuses to comment on why it is not holding Martin Bashir wholly accountable for his “wholly unacceptable” and vile remarks against an American woman.
Real action must be taken by the network beyond a mere quick-fix apology.
Update by Doug: (h/t ZH100) Via Tony Lee at Breitbart, Dee Dee Myers has called for NBC to get rid of Bashir. Good call:
On Wednesday, the first female White House press secretary suggested that MSNBC should fire host Martin Bashir for suggesting that someone defecate and/or urinate in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s mouth.
Dee Dee Myers, who was Bill Clinton’s campaign spokeswoman and his first White House press secretary, said she could not imagine where “such thoughts even come from” and tweeted “#Gottago” while linking to an article in which MSNBC was mum about whether Bashir’s apology was enough.
Honestly…where do such thoughts even come from? #Gottago. MSNBC not saying whether Martin Bashir apology is enough http://t.co/5ElIrTM1bn
— Dee Dee Myers (@deemyers) November 20, 2013
Myers, who has written a book about why women leaders should rule the world, spoke out after Breitbart News reported that feminist and women’s groups had been silent on Bashir’s remarks. Talk radio host Mark Levin suggested women’s groups were silent because Palin is not a left-wing politician.