MSNBC fires Alec Baldwin but Martin Bashir still has a job?
It is now being reported that MSNBC has fired Alec Baldwin for his gay slur but to date Martin Bashir still has a job.
Not to defend what Alec Baldwin said, but he made his homophobic comment while he was off the air and it was not a premeditated attack. Sure, he let his true feelings about gays known to the world, but the situation surrounding what he said pales in comparison to the situation surrounding what Martin Bashir said simply because Bashir’s comment was made while on the air at MSNBC and was a scripted and premeditated attack. You have to believe that some higher-ups at MSNBC were aware about what Martin Bashir planned to say during his broadcast.
Martin Bashir has not been on the air this week but MSNBC is saying this is because of a pre-scheduled vacation. If there is any justice left in the United States of America Martin Bashir will meet the same fate as Alec Baldwin.
The fact that MSNBC has taken little action against Martin Bashir for his words (other than probably telling him to apologize) is all the proof that I need they condoned what he said. Even if they do fire him at this point it will be too little, too late at this point for they will do so not because they disagree with what he said (because they do) but rather because they are facing immense pressure from the American people to do so.