First of all, Martin Bashir’s 100% uncalled for response to Sarah Palin’s comments about the national debt illustrate what I think is the primary problem with liberal and progressive media. People like Bashir, Mike Malloy, and Ed Schultz (to name but three) act as if the best response to wingnuttery is to become wingnuts themselves, and I believe this is one reason why many people don’t take progressive media seriously (there are other reasons, but I think this is one of the main ones). And Bashir’s suggestion that someone needed to crap in Sarah Palin’s mouth is so flat out bizarre and monumentally idiotic because it only helps Palin by reinforcing her sense of persecution. Yes Bashir apologized, and it was an abject apology, but I’m not convinced that he and the other folks I mentioned won’t blow up like this again.
With all that said, El Rushbo demonstrated that he must have the most gigantic brass balls in the history of mankind with this commentary on what Bashir said:
And he (Bashir) just lost it. He told a story about some Jamaican plantation owner who punished his slaves by requiring them to defecate in the mouths of other slaves. And he suggested this is what needs to happen to Sarah Palin. That somebody should defecate in her mouth. It’s just abject, pure, unadulterated, low class hatred.
Really Rush? “Pure, unadulterated, low class hatred???”