After the conservative-hating derangement which exists at MSNBC finally pushed its own hosts to go way beyond the pale in their personal attacks on people they disagree with, Joe Scarborough took a random cheap shot at Governor Palin in his best effort to prove that he’s the classy grown up in the Republican Party.
JOE SCARBOROUGH, CO-HOST: Isn’t it sickening, Willie, seriously, these people on Twitter. It’s like, you know, people are total animals on both sides. Like Martin Bashir. Right? He said something terrible. And you know who said that? Martin Bashir. I talked to Martin on the phone while it was going on and he was like, “Oh, you know.” He was so hurt, and he felt so stupid, and he felt so bad. And people close to him were saying, “God, Martin,” you know? And, you know, he screwed up. We all screw up!
MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CO-HOST: And there’s a difference to the level of screw-ups because that was written, but I’ll tell you what happened with Melissa’s segment was just it kind of unraveled, and it was live, and other people jumped in, and she apologized for everybody on the set.
SCARBOROUGH: For everybody, exactly.
BRZEZINSKI: She took it all on her shoulders.
BRZEZINSKI: And people want to believe that she had some sort of evil ultimate motive. It makes no sense when you look at her own background. It makes no sense.
SCARBOROUGH: And, by the way, let me just jump in. Let me just jump in and say this. Let’s compare Sarah Palin’s response…BRZEZINSKI: Right.SCARBOROUGH: …to when she was wronged to Mitt Romney’s response. That’s all I’m going to say.BRZEZINSKI: Just don’t say anything else.SCARBOROUGH: That’s all I’m going to say. Mitt Romney showed total class.
Basically, Scarborough is claiming that Governor Palin has no class in her response to a remark made by someone on the same network that he works at that suggested actual physical harm against the Governor in a very vulgar way.
First of all, Governor Palin didn’t use the attack to paint herself as a victim. Her PAC merely stated that they found it odd that MSNBC would remain completely silent for weeks after Martin Bashir’s vulgar comments. It was especially odd considering they had recently tossed Alec Balwin out on his tail-end for making a comment deemed to be "anti-gay" even though he was off the set when he said it! In comparison, Bashir’s comments were written, approved by the producers at MSNBC, and fed into a teleprompter.
Further, after all was said and done, Governor Palin said it was her job to forgive Bashir and move on. The lack of response to Bashir’s comments confirmed what we all knew: that the big shots at NBC hate reformers who threaten their agendas to the point where it clouds their judgment completely.
Most importantly it did not matter who Bashir’s comments were directed at. That kind of vulgarity has no place at all on any network parading itself as a "news" organization.
Further, after Melissa Harris-Perry’s rude remarks about Mitt Romney’s grandchild, Governor Palin immediately came to Romney’s defense.
Not to be particular, but did Mitt Romney come to Governor Palin’s defense after Bashir’s comments? Did he come to her defense when his campaign operatives continued trashing her throughout the 2012 campaign that he ultimately lost? Not at all.
Let’s be clear folks, as politicians and members of the establishment media continue to disappoint us with their lies, their half truths, and their good old boys clubs, one of the only people to maintain class and self-respect has been Governor Palin.
In contrast, it’s unbelievable that an alleged conservative would remain on the same network that Bashir and Harris-Perry made those comments on. That’s why it’s laughable that Scarborough has the audacity to comment on who has "class.’ Considering that no other network would offer him a job, he’s the one who is forced to sell out for the purposes of clutching onto his low-rated bully pulpit.