View Full Version : Legal Martin Bashir Is the latest idiot on MSNBC.

06-01-2011, 11:25 AM

While Sarah Palin was dodging mainstream media on her bus tour long enough to meet Donald Trump for a slice of pizza in Times Square, MSNBC's Martin Bashir bashed the former Alaskan governor and would-be presidential candidate's road trip, wondering if it breaches a federal law.

"What is the purpose behind Sarah Palin's current bus tour?" Bashir asked on his show Tuesday. "It's difficult to ask that question directly because Sarah Palin specializes in checkbook journalism. That is, she only gives interviews to a network that pays her in excess of $1 million a year. So we're forced to make judgments from the outside and it all looks like the precursor to a presidential campaign."

Last week, Fox News said that, despite Palin's presidential appearances, the network had no plans to suspend her contract.

Bashir proceeded to argue that the bus tour--like Trump's flirtation with a 2012 run--is little more than a publicity stunt manufactured for Palin's personal gain, and that it could violate a federal code in the way it uses the American flag:

In her paid-for interview, she seems coy and almost confused about what she's doing. "This is not a campaign bus," she said on Fox News. "This is a bus to express to Americans how much we appreciate our foundation and to invite more people to be interested about all that is good about America." It all sounds like a wonderful commitment to American values and American history, but it's nothing of the kind. In fact, the whole thing could be in breach of a federal law because the United States Flag Code establishes important rules for the use and display of the stars and stripes, the flag of the United States. Under standards of respect and etiquette, it's made clear that the flag of the United States should never be used for any advertising purpose whatsoever. Yet that's precisely what Sarah Palin is doing. She's using the flag of the United States for her own financial purposes. She drapes herself in the stars and stripes and makes millions of dollars in the process.

You can watch the clip below:

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This guy is a hack, jealous she is making more money than him ? Nice way to throw a story out there to discredit a person with no facts! This is pure liberal journalism with the intent to discredit a person to only apologize later, if he even does it at all.

06-01-2011, 11:28 AM
Huh? That doesn't even make sense.

06-01-2011, 11:34 AM
The flag code. The FLAG code?

Refund your employer for those three minutes, you thief.

06-01-2011, 11:49 AM
MSNBC is still on the air???

06-01-2011, 12:38 PM
I hope she runs just so we can see months and months of this derangement from the media. It's classic.

Pitt Gorilla
06-01-2011, 12:47 PM
Martin Bashir: Why the hate?

06-01-2011, 12:49 PM
Martin Bashir: Why the hate?

go bo
06-01-2011, 01:04 PM
ok, this guy is so far out there that i almost long for olbermann...

06-01-2011, 01:26 PM
ok, this guy is so far out there that i almost long for olbermann...

Almost ? WOW, to be honest, I really don't know Martin, but I found his comment to be idiotic and degrading to a possible candidate.

Radar Chief
06-01-2011, 02:50 PM
:spock: Who? And hes on where again?

06-01-2011, 03:08 PM
:spock: Who? And hes on where again?

He is on MSNBC and if you tune in tonight you have a chance to be the 100th veiwer. That comes with a gift card for a blinfold and ear plugs~