Martin Bashir http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19474/all en It’s Not Just One Tweet: MSNBC’s Despicable Record of Smearing Conservatives as Racists http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/its-not-just-one-tweet-msnbcs-despicable-record-smearing-conservatives-racists <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/january/Cheerios.JPG" style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="267" />On Thursday, MSNBC President Phil Griffin apologized for <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2014/01/30/msnbc-slimes-right-wing-racist-over-cheerios-ad-featuring-biracial-ki"><strong>a Twitter post</strong></a> suggesting conservatives (“the rightwing”) are racists who would “hate” a cute new Cheerios ad because it featured a biracial family: “Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheer</p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/its-not-just-one-tweet-msnbcs-despicable-record-smearing-conservatives-racists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division character assassination Chris Matthews Keith Olbermann Lawrence O'Donnell Martin Bashir MSNBC race Racism Thomas Roberts Sun, 02 Feb 2014 20:15:00 +0000 rich.noyes 45452 at http://www.mrc.org Safeguarding Obama Throughout 2013 http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/safeguarding-obama-throughout-2013 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Liberal journalists were glowing and full of hope after Barack Obama won a second term. As 2012 drew to a close, there was the traditional hour of ABC’s Barbara Walters fawning: “Mr. President, Mrs. Obama. There is a photograph of you [hugging] that went viral, became the most shared photograph in the history of Twitter. How do you keep the fire going?”<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/safeguarding-obama-throughout-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Ed Schultz Martin Bashir Tina Brown Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:06:47 +0000 tim.graham 45160 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Martin Bashir Resigning After Repulsive Attack on Palin http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-martin-bashir-resigning-after-repulsive-attack-palin <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2013-11-15-MSNBC-MB-BashirPalin.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 169px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-martin-bashir-resigning-after-repulsive-attack-palin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Martin Bashir MSNBC NBC Resignation Sarah Palin Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:50:16 +0000 kyle.drennen 45087 at http://www.mrc.org Hours After Disgusting Bashir Is Fired, Ed Schultz Rails Against 'Crudeness' from Conservatives http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hours-after-disgusting-bashir-fired-ed-schultz-rails-against-crudeness-conservatives <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On the same day that MSNBC's&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/12/04/after-disgusting-attack-sarah-palin-msnbcs-martin-bashir-resigns">Martin Bashir resigned&nbsp;</a>after suggesting someone defecate in Sarah Palin's mouth, colleague Ed Schultz lamented the "crudeness over on the right." This is the same Schultz who, on his radio program in 2011, slimed radio host Laura Ingraham as a "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/03/14/ed-schultz-who-frothed-over-bastard-slut-dirthole-conservatives-alle">slut</a>." The<em>&nbsp;Ed Show&nbsp;</em>anc</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hours-after-disgusting-bashir-fired-ed-schultz-rails-against-crudeness-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ed Schultz Ed Show Martin Bashir MSNBC Rush Limbaugh Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:16:18 +0000 scott.whitlock 45083 at http://www.mrc.org After Disgusting Attack on Sarah Palin, MSNBC's Martin Bashir Resigns http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-disgusting-attack-sarah-palin-msnbcs-martin-bashir-resigns <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nineteen days after&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/11/15/despicable-msnbcs-bashir-wishes-sarah-palin-would-be-defecated-urinat">suggesting</a>&nbsp;that someone should defecate in Sarah Palin's mouth, MSNBC's Martin Bashir resigned from the network. In a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mediaite.com/tv/martin-bashir-resigns-from-msnbc/">statement</a> released on Wednesday, the liberal host announced, "Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the President of MSNBC, I have tendered my resignation.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-disgusting-attack-sarah-palin-msnbcs-martin-bashir-resigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Martin Bashir MSNBC Sarah Palin Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:15:01 +0000 scott.whitlock 45077 at http://www.mrc.org Networks That Skipped Bashir's Gross Attack on Palin Were Outraged By Limbaugh Fluke Joke http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/networks-skipped-bashirs-gross-attack-palin-were-outraged-limbaugh-fluke-joke <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/BashirPalin300.jpg" width="300" /><strong>UPDATE: <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/12/04/after-disgusting-attack-sarah-palin-msnbcs-martin-bashir-resigns">Bashir Resigns</a></strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/networks-skipped-bashirs-gross-attack-palin-were-outraged-limbaugh-fluke-joke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Diane Sawyer Martin Bashir Matt Lauer Rush Limbaugh Sandra Fluke Sarah Palin Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:46:38 +0000 geoff.dickens 45069 at http://www.mrc.org Martin Bashir's Crude Emissions on Palin http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/martin-bashirs-crude-emissions-palin <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Like most MSNBC hosts, Martin Bashir has been hypersensitive to slights aimed at President Obama, real or imagined. He was shocked at a picture in January 2012 that showed Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pointing a finger at Obama on the tarmac in Phoenix. He somehow imagined the disrespect was "unprecedented!"</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/martin-bashirs-crude-emissions-palin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Martin Bashir MSNBC Sarah Palin Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:58:37 +0000 tim.graham 45053 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC’s Disgusting Attack; Hoping Grateful Americans Forgive Obama’s Health Care Lie http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/msnbcs-disgusting-attack-hoping-grateful-americans-forgive-obamas-health-care-lie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 26, No. 23 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Nov252013_0.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=757553" title="Nov252013.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>MSNBC’s Most Disgusting Attack on a Conservative (So Far)</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/msnbcs-disgusting-attack-hoping-grateful-americans-forgive-obamas-health-care-lie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Barack Obama Chris Matthews Ed Schultz lies Martin Bashir Matt Lauer MSNBC NBC obamacare Sarah Palin Today Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:53:59 +0000 rich.noyes 45020 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Forgets Widespread Liberal Hype of 'Debt Slavery' in Palin Attacks http://www.mrc.org/articles/msnbc-forgets-widespread-liberal-hype-debt-slavery-palin-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Martin Bashir attacks Palin for debt slavery comments, ignored left’s use of term. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal"><span>Liberals love to portray conservatives as idiots and slavery sympathizers. Despite such vicious attacks, these same lefties often forget their own inflammatory language.</span></p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/msnbc-forgets-widespread-liberal-hype-debt-slavery-palin-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Martin Bashir Sarah Palin Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:48:28 +0000 mike.ciandella 44973 at http://www.mrc.org The Liberal Media's Top 10 Worst Anti-Gun Moments of the Year http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/liberal-medias-top-10-worst-anti-gun-moments-year <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-01-14-MSNBC-Bashir.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />In the immediate aftermath of the Navy Yard shooting the liberal media reflexively began their push for more gun control.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/liberal-medias-top-10-worst-anti-gun-moments-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Guns Martin Bashir Navy Yard Shooting Newtown NRA Piers Morgan Soledad O'Brien Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:30:06 +0000 geoff.dickens 44513 at http://www.mrc.org New MSNBC Ad Appropriates Martin Luther King to Push 'Dream' of Liberal Hosts http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/new-msnbc-ad-appropriates-martin-luther-king-push-dream-liberal-hosts <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>MSNBC commercials have a&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2013/04/10/more-socialism-harris-perrys-latest-lean-forward-most-successful-o">long history</a>&nbsp;of explicitly touting the network's liberalism. But a new ad combines that style with the exploitation of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech. In the latest promotion, an almost exclusively left-wing group of hosts hold up a whiteboard with messages explaining how they are personally&nbsp;living out King's dream. This came after footage of the civil rights leader.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/new-msnbc-ad-appropriates-martin-luther-king-push-dream-liberal-hosts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Matthews Martin Bashir Martin Luther King MSNBC Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:45:53 +0000 scott.whitlock 44418 at http://www.mrc.org Martin Bashir, Who Compared Conservatives to Hitler, Now Decries Nazi Comparisons http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/martin-bashir-who-compared-conservatives-hitler-now-decries-nazi-comparisons <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>MSNBC's Martin Bashir on Tuesday snarled at a fellow liberal, Congressman Alan Grayson, for daring to compare the National Security Agency's spying program to&nbsp;<a href="http://americablog.com/2013/06/alan-grayson-on-the-nsa-american-as-apple-spy-video.html">Nazi Germany</a>. This is the same Bashir who, on&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/01/14/no-shame-msnbcs-martin-bashir-disgustingly-compares-nra-hitler">January 14, 2013</a>, compared conservatives to Hitler.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/martin-bashir-who-compared-conservatives-hitler-now-decries-nazi-comparisons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Alan Grayson Martin Bashir MSNBC Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:59:46 +0000 scott.whitlock 43834 at http://www.mrc.org Refusing to See "Atmosphere of Scandal" Around Obama; On Cue, MSNBC Finds Racism http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/refusing-see-atmosphere-scandal-around-obama-cue-msnbc-finds-racism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 26, No. 12 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/June102013.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=791545" title="June102013.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>On Cue, MSNBC Equates Scrutiny of Obama With Racism</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/refusing-see-atmosphere-scandal-around-obama-cue-msnbc-finds-racism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc cbs Chris Matthews CNN Guns IRS scandal Martin Bashir MSNBC NBC Obama scandals Piers Morgan Racism Thu, 06 Jun 2013 23:34:51 +0000 rich.noyes 43759 at http://www.mrc.org As Britain Says Goodbye, Networks Tout Ugly Attacks on 'Polarizing,' 'Divisive' Margaret Thatcher http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/britain-says-goodbye-networks-tout-ugly-attacks-polarizing-divisive-margaret-thatcher <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the days leading up to Margaret Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday, the three networks repeatedly hyped hateful, ugly attacks on the former Prime Minister of Britain, describing her as a "polarizing," "divisive" figure. On&nbsp;<em>Rock Center</em>, his low-rated Friday night show, Brian Williams explained that it was "sad, but necessary to report" that, while Americans may like Thatcher, "<strong>It's been a harsh couple of days ...Tonight, the number one song on iTunes in Great Britain is the&nbsp;<em>Wizard of Oz&nbsp;</em>classic [<em>Ding Dong!</em></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/britain-says-goodbye-networks-tout-ugly-attacks-polarizing-divisive-margaret-thatcher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Britain funeral Margaret Thatcher Martin Bashir Today Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:50:49 +0000 scott.whitlock 43221 at http://www.mrc.org After Learning of Her Death, MSNBC's Bashir Trashes Thatcher: 'Divisive, Selfish' Instigated 'Race Riots' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-learning-her-death-msnbcs-bashir-trashes-thatcher-divisive-selfish-instigated-race- <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <div id="content-inner"><p>Leave it to MSNBC to bring an ultra-liberal daytime host to make the first comments following the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Speaking with host Chuck Todd and the BBC’s Katty Kay on <em>The Daily Rundown</em>, Bashir sharply smeared the legacy of the Iron Lady, calling her tenure very divisive and one that promoted selfishness.&nbsp;</p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-learning-her-death-msnbcs-bashir-trashes-thatcher-divisive-selfish-instigated-race-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Margaret Thatcher Martin Bashir MSNBC Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:51:29 +0000 scott.whitlock 43121 at http://www.mrc.org