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Martin Bashir Apologizes to Sarah Palin: Response To Slavery Remark Was Unacceptable And Unworthy

MSNBC’s political commentator, Martin Bashir, apologizes for the comments made towards former Governor Sarah Palin that he delivered last Friday. Bashir’s response suggested that Palin get the same treatment as described in the diary of Thomas Thistlewood, a British overseer. The response came after Palin made a comparison of America’s debt to slavery in her speech.

At a fundraiser event held by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, Sarah Palin talked about America’s debt. She said that the people are being deceived and seduced by the offering of free stuff. “Our free stuff today has been paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from China. When that note comes due, and this isn’t racist, but it is going to be like slavery when that note is due. We’re going to be beholden to a foreign master because there is no plan coming out of Washington D.C. to stop the incurrence of debt,” said Palin.

“It will be like slavery,” repeating what Palin said. “Given her well-established 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,” said Bashir.

Bashir presented two incidents of cruel treatment from a first-person account of slavery that came from the diary of Thomas Thistlewood, the son of a tenant farmer. Thistlewood was an overseer at a major plantation on the island of Jamaica in April 1750. The diary described the cruel punishment that he came up with, which later became known as Darby’s Dose punishment.

After reading the two entries, Bashir said, “I could go on, but you get the point. When Mrs. Palin invokes 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.”

On Monday’s show, Bashir apologized to Sarah Palin for the way he responded.

 

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  • LyndaLBD

    Actually…he was spot on the money…he’s right that she should try living the life of a slave before comparing the debt to slavery.

  • eileen pacheco

    I am sorry and pretty sure MSNBC made you apologize. Guess they do not want you all to NOT BE LIKE THE ” FOX REPORTERS “. Quote…end quote. Still will watch your program cause you tell it like it is .

    • Tom

      You well said and I do absolutely agreed with you.