Report: Sixth- or seventh-most obnoxious MSNBC host fired for being obnoxious

posted at 2:01 pm on November 26, 2013 by Allahpundit

This is a rare moment where I’m disappointed that MSNBC doesn’t have better ratings. If it did, publishers would be scrambling to tell the incredible! true! story! of how the most successful cable news network in America hit ratings paydirt by hiring some of the most insufferable jackholes in media. Olbermann, Baldwin, Bashir — the critics said it was madness to bring together egos as combustible as that, but somehow MSNBC harnessed the energy for a ratings moon shot. It’d be the cable-news equivalent of “The Bronx Zoo,” the inside story of how a championship team gelled through conflict, swagger, and general jerkiness.

If it’s not a championship team, though, who cares? Who wants to read at length about an also-ran that perennially finishes 20 games out, even if it’s full of insane rageaholic dish like this?

“The decision has been made. He’s gone,” an insider at the cable channel told me. “The [parent company] Comcast guys have decided. Word is spreading through the building.”

Baldwin’s dismissal was decided on partly because of his diva-like behavior toward co-workers, a source said.

Besides demanding a humidifier because he claimed the air at 30 Rock was too dry, Baldwin alienated staffers when he demanded a separate makeup room being used by a woman with cancer who is sensitive to hairspray.

When Baldwin was told he couldn’t have his way, he allegedly bellowed at the top of his lungs, “I don’t give a f - - k if she has cancer or not, I want that f - - king makeup room.”

So that explains why Baldwin’s confrontation with the photographer earned him a pink slip even though half the MSNBC line-up routinely says nastier things about Republicans, albeit in more delicate terms. It’s not about the photographer; they wanted him out because, as the entire world already knew, the guy seemingly can’t control his anger and wasn’t delivering big enough numbers to make the production team willing to grudgingly tolerate him. That’s the difference between him and Olby.

Does this mean Bashir’s job is safe, then, so long as he’s more courteous to MSNBC staff than Baldwin was? Or does it mean he’s out too on the logic that what he said about Palin was more grotesque than Baldwin’s mindless slur of the photographer? It’d be funny if Bashir ended up as the guy who got canned from MSNBC for hating Republicans a little too much, just because I’ve always had a sense that his shrill, nasty leftism is partly an affectation driven by him wanting to ingratiate himself with the MSNBC audience. He’s a true-blue liberal, no doubt, but some of his attempts to demonize the right are so cartoonishly desperate that I can’t quite believe they’re completely on the level. He’s trying to give his viewers the strongest dose of right-bashing that he can in hopes that it’ll make him a star; what he said about Palin was a byproduct of that. If Roger Ailes bought the network tomorrow and declared that MSNBC’s ideological line is now pro-conservative, I think all of the hosts would quit except maybe Bashir. He’d think about it. A little.


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canopfor on November 26, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Alec Baldwin
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MSNBC reportedly cancels Alec Baldwin talk show ‘Up Late’ – @THR
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canopfor on November 26, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Martin Bashir still employed

workingclass artist on November 26, 2013 at 2:11 PM

MeanWhile,……..

60 Minutes Benghazi story scandal
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CBS orders ’60 Minutes’ correspondent Lara Logan, producer to take leave of absence following internal review of Benghazi story – @AP
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Lara Logan
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CBS News correspondent Lara Logan no longer hosting the annual press freedom awards dinner hosted by the Committee to Protect Journalists – @mlcalderone
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canopfor on November 26, 2013 at 2:14 PM

He’s out only because he uttered homophobic slurs.

22044 on November 26, 2013 at 2:14 PM

I heard back in the day that he lost his ride as Jack Ryan in the Tom Clancy movies because he was such a pain. Why is anyone surprised?

suburbanite on November 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

What’s in your wallet, Alec?

A lot less, now.

Bwahahaha!

kingsjester on November 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

He looks like dogcrap smells.

Akzed on November 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

the critics said it was madness to bring together egos as combustible as that, but somehow MSNBC harnessed the energy for a ratings moon shot.
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Lol!!

canopfor on November 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

So was Baldwin not really acting in that famous scene of his in Glengarry Glen Ross?

Doughboy on November 26, 2013 at 2:16 PM

What’s in your wallet, Alec?

A lot less, now.

Bwahahaha!

kingsjester on November 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

kingsjester:Dats a good one:0

canopfor on November 26, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Baldwin obviously didn’t shiite in the right people’s mouths.

Bishop on November 26, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Just a total class act…MSNBC are such idiots…

right2bright on November 26, 2013 at 2:17 PM

The senior leadership of both MSNBC and NBC News, by their continuing refusal to hold Bashir accountable and responsible for his despicable and vile comments, demonstrate their intellectual and ethical bankruptcy daily.

And Alec Baldwin showed what he was made of when the NY Post photographer who he assaulted and insulted challenged him to a 3 round boxing match – with $5K to the winner’s favorite charity on the line….once he found out that the photog was an ex-boxer, he scurried off to hide in the Hamptons.

Athos on November 26, 2013 at 2:17 PM

I heard back in the day that he lost his ride as Jack Ryan in the Tom Clancy movies because he was such a pain. Why is anyone surprised?

suburbanite on November 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Sadly I read that he simply turned down Patriot Games. And he reportedly passed on the role of Richard Kimble in The Fugitive. Harrison Ford owes his resurgent career in the early 90′s(which included 1994′s Clear and Present Danger) to Baldwin.

Doughboy on November 26, 2013 at 2:18 PM

One of the liberal commandments: Thou shall not demean a ghey. Most non-gheys however are fair game.

xblade on November 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Alec, eat a bag of sh!t, you suck!

islandman78 on November 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM

He’s a true-blue liberal, no doubt, but some of his attempts to demonize the right are so cartoonishly desperate

Isn’t he the bright spark that came up with the idea that the mention of golf was a racist attack on Obama? The “logice was something like this:

Tiger Woods is black.
Tiger Woods golfs.
Tiger Woods got himself into some trouble with mistresses.
Obama golfs.
Obama is black.

QED, So when anybody mentions golf they equate Obama with Tiger Woods and since Woods was unfaithful that is really just a racist attack on Obama.

I know, doesn’t make sense to me either.

Happy Nomad on November 26, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Just a total class act…MSNBC are such idiots…

right2bright on November 26, 2013 at 2:17 PM

baldwin is a clact ass.

VegasRick on November 26, 2013 at 2:20 PM

What’s in your wallet, Alec?

A WHOLE LOT LESS CASH!

Bwaa haaa haaa!

portlandon on November 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

I heard back in the day that he lost his ride as Jack Ryan in the Tom Clancy movies because he was such a pain. Why is anyone surprised?

suburbanite on November 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Sadly I read that he simply turned down Patriot Games. And he reportedly passed on the role of Richard Kimble in The Fugitive. Harrison Ford owes his resurgent career in the early 90′s(which included 1994′s Clear and Present Danger) to Baldwin.

Doughboy on November 26, 2013 at 2:18 PM

IIRC, the studio was going to give Baldwin like $2M for “Patroit Games” but he also wanted script approval, casting approval, and some other demands. So the studio said no thanks and got Ford for $4M.

suburbanite on November 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

The best of Alec Baldwin’s rants

Bwahahahaha!!!

Roy Rogers on November 26, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Once Ann Coulter said he should not be fired they had to let him go!

Tainted.

Lonetown on November 26, 2013 at 2:26 PM

You are worthress Arec Bahwin!

Roy Rogers on November 26, 2013 at 2:27 PM

You forgot Sharpton. Honestly I swear MSNBC was formed strictly as an agent provocateur and for no other reason. They certainly aren’t a news organization.

neyney on November 26, 2013 at 2:29 PM

“Hey you little fa66ot, where’s your Capital One card?”

slickwillie2001 on November 26, 2013 at 2:29 PM

????????

Rob Morris ‏@ROBLOVE146 4h

“There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair.”-Mandela
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Cryptic: Alec Baldwin retweeted this Nelson Mandela quote just three hours before the news broke

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2513986/Alec-Baldwins-officially-cancelled-MSNBC-homophobic-rant-excessive-demands.html

canopfor on November 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM

MSNBC has read the tea leaves, and they reveal that 14 months from now anyone actively supporting Obama, his cabal, or anything to do with his administration will be in the minority and open to public ridicule.

All MSNBC is doing is clearing out the ultra-libs, and will be hiring more moderate to moderate-right leaning opinionators.

BobMbx on November 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Martin Bashir still employed

workingclass artist on November 26, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Yup. Get back to me when that sicko is shown the door.

Fallon on November 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM

When does Bashir go?

BetseyRoss on November 26, 2013 at 2:31 PM

IIRC, the studio was going to give Baldwin like $2M for “Patroit Games” but he also wanted script approval, casting approval, and some other demands. So the studio said no thanks and got Ford for $4M.

suburbanite on November 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

In Baldwin’s defense, the script for Patriot Games wasn’t very good. But it still wound up being a hit. And The Fugitive started filming without a completed script(it’s a miracle that movie turned out as great as it did). So maybe that factored into him flaking out on that one as well. But what is indefensible is how Baldwin wound up doing crap like The Getaway(with his then-wife) and The Shadow instead.

Doughboy on November 26, 2013 at 2:32 PM

You forgot Sharpton. Honestly I swear MSNBC was formed strictly as an agent provocateur and for no other reason. They certainly aren’t a news organization.

neyney on November 26, 2013 at 2:29 PM

The really funny thing is that they actually think they are balanced because they have “conservatives” like Morning Joke to balance out the rabid lefties. They think they are tolerant because they have commentators that are gay. They have men, women, and whatever the hell Rachael Madcow is…..

In short they are blind to their own insufferable brand of liberalism.

Happy Nomad on November 26, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Who gives a shite about this loser…soon there won’t be enough botox in the world to make his face ‘palatable’ to even his low-IQ viewers who currently watch him…this is his chance at retirement..not that he will take it…

jimver on November 26, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Bash Palin meh

Bash lgtb….you’re fired

Great logic msdnc

cmsinaz on November 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM

ex_machina

The slur that got him fired happened on his own time too, unlike Bashir’s comments which were uttered while clocked in at his job at PMSNBC.

xblade on November 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM

In Baldwin’s defense, the script for Patriot Games wasn’t very good. But it still wound up being a hit.

Doughboy on November 26, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Patriot games sucked. Especially the car chase scene on the LA freeway that was supposed to be Annapolis because they put up a sign for Riva Road.

Happy Nomad on November 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM

It’s funny. It is perfectly ok to say things about nasty things about female Republicans, and Republicans in general. But saying nasty things about gays is a fireable offence. I wonder if he had directed his homophobic attack against a Gay Republican if it would be OK?

Critic2029 on November 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Bash Palin meh

Bash lgtb….you’re fired

Great logic msdnc

cmsinaz on November 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Hey! Palin is pure evil. But LGBTs are precious snowflakes that can not stand up to the withering rage of a doughy middle-aged no-talent blowhard.

Happy Nomad on November 26, 2013 at 2:38 PM

That’s my favorite pic of the sweaty, greasy, bloated, maniacal, raging alcoholic.

Buttercup on November 26, 2013 at 2:42 PM

All of MSNBC is absolutely horrible.

SC.Charlie on November 26, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Couldn’t have happened to a bigger reprobate.

Murphy9 on November 26, 2013 at 2:42 PM

IIRC, the studio was going to give Baldwin like $2M for “Patroit Games” but he also wanted script approval, casting approval, and some other demands. So the studio said no thanks and got Ford for $4M.

suburbanite on November 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

He was also looked at for a sequel to The Hunt for Red October, but the studio found he could no longer fit through the hatch of a submarine.

slickwillie2001 on November 26, 2013 at 2:43 PM

I’ve watched a bit of Al Jazeera and they are more fair than MSNBC.

SC.Charlie on November 26, 2013 at 2:44 PM

MSNBC has a niche market to preach to….vile violent Marxist traitors. Led by Schultz, Sharpton, Maddow, Chrissy, and the rest. Good gravy! Who knew there were that many sick twisted people in this country? And…how did they get that way? Were they indoctrinated or were they born evil?

csdeven on November 26, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Not that I care… but

Besides demanding a humidifier because he claimed the air at 30 Rock was too dry

This was a problem for them? I hate dry air too. How much is a commercial use office humidifier? $150?

mankai on November 26, 2013 at 2:47 PM

what happened to Palin’s face? serious question

nonpartisan on November 26, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Patriot games sucked. Especially the car chase scene on the LA freeway that was supposed to be Annapolis because they put up a sign for Riva Road.

Happy Nomad on November 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM

The only thing I liked about Patriot Games is that it may the only instance I can recall of an R-rated sequel to a PG movie.

Doughboy on November 26, 2013 at 2:49 PM

This was a problem for them? I hate dry air too. How much is a commercial use office humidifier? $150?

mankai on November 26, 2013 at 2:47 PM

When Baldwin was demanding a humidifier he meant somebody to follow him around spritzing the air in his general direction.

Happy Nomad on November 26, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Couldn’t have happened to a bigger douchebag.

Bashir still gets a pass, of course.

SOP at the network a half step above Public Access.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on November 26, 2013 at 2:54 PM

And…how did they get that way? Were they indoctrinated or were they born evil?

csdeven on November 26, 2013 at 2:47 PM

They never grew up. Seriously, MSDNC liberalism has always reminded me of the smug know-it-all undergrad who thinks he/she has the world all figured out and wants you to know just how super-smart they are.

Happy Nomad on November 26, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Couldn’t have happened to a bigger douchebag.

Bashir still gets a pass, of course.

SOP at the network a half step above Public Access.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on November 26, 2013 at 2:54 PM

PMSNBC has to look up to look down.

VegasRick on November 26, 2013 at 2:56 PM

I did not realize you could be too much of a a**hole for MSNBC… isn’t that a little like being too tall for the NBA?

Dirty Creature on November 26, 2013 at 2:57 PM

When Baldwin was demanding a humidifier he meant somebody to follow him around spritzing the air in his general direction.

Happy Nomad on November 26, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Cheerfully, I moistly fart in his general direction.

M240H on November 26, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Cheerfully, I moistly fart in his general direction.

I would cheerfully fart chunks in his general direction… (ala Bashir)

Kuffar on November 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM

In a sane world I would start to wonder when Phil Griffin was going to be fired, but there is nothing sane about MSNBC.

NotCoach on November 26, 2013 at 3:01 PM

I’ve watched a bit of Al Jazeera and they are more fair than MSNBC.

SC.Charlie on November 26, 2013 at 2:44 PM

That’s like saying Mussolini is more fair than Hitler.

NotCoach on November 26, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Oh, and Capital One? It’s too late for you. Your Alec-Baldwin-stain is permanent.

Knott Buyinit on November 26, 2013 at 3:03 PM

In a sane world I would start to wonder when Phil Griffin was going to be fired, but there is nothing sane about MSNBC.

NotCoach on November 26, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Phil Griffin? I thought Peter Griffin skillfully ship of shite over there.

M240H on November 26, 2013 at 3:07 PM

what happened to Palin’s face? serious question

nonpartisan on November 26, 2013 at 2:48 PM

This is how women are SUPPOSED to look.
Stop hanging out with liberal women.

AllahsNippleHair on November 26, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Sixth- or seventh-most obnoxious MSNBC host fired for being obnoxious

Heh. Maybe that’s MSNBC’s Quality Program — if you can’t make their top five for all-around jackassery, they cut you.

Jaibones on November 26, 2013 at 3:08 PM

AllahsNippleHair on November 26, 2013 at 3:07 PM

really, women are supposed to look like they had some bad botox injections?

nonpartisan on November 26, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Nice double standard there MSNBC. You fire Alec Baldwin because he used a gay slur against a photographer out on the street during his personal time but you do absolutely nothing to Martin Bashir who said on air that somebody should crap on Sarah Palin. I bet Martin Bashir’s job wouldn’t be so safe if he said the same thing about Sandra Fluke.

SoulGlo on November 26, 2013 at 3:12 PM

AllahsNippleHair on November 26, 2013 at 3:07 PM

really, women are supposed to look like they had some bad botox injections?

nonpartisan on November 26, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Really? With liberal Hollywood, that’s all you can come up with?
Petty little hack. I hope your uncle smashes your head into the wall when you start mouthing off OFA talking points.

AllahsNippleHair on November 26, 2013 at 3:13 PM

really, women are supposed to look like they had some bad botox injections?

nonpartisan on November 26, 2013 at 3:08 PM

1. A poor, poor deflection from the subject at hand.
2. Does “War on Women” sound familiar, or are you of the Bashir bent?
3. An obtuse tangent of an ad hominem in place of any substantive observations on the subject at hand.
4. Go rub one off to your Pelosi poster.

M240H on November 26, 2013 at 3:17 PM

really, women are supposed to look like they had some bad botox injections?

nonpartisan, Juris Doctor on November 26, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Botox? Is there no subject in the universe you aren’t a complete and total ignoramus about?

Botox tightens up the skin. Palin looks like she is aging naturally. If you want an example of Botox nightmares look at Pelosi and her perpetually frozen Joker’s grin.

I suppose they taught none of this at Harvard Law, so I’ll give you a pass, this time.

NotCoach on November 26, 2013 at 3:18 PM

what happened to Palin’s face? serious question

nonpartisan on November 26, 2013 at 2:48 PM

I know. It’s incredible how she gets more beautiful with age.
Must be some kind of deal with the devil.

Buttercup on November 26, 2013 at 3:18 PM

hey Alec,

here’s a foot up your AZZ!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

ToddPA on November 26, 2013 at 3:20 PM

I’ve explained this before, but the reason Baldwin is out and Bashir is not is quite simple:

Baldwin had his outburst on a public NYC street, in full public view, and was videotaped doing it. Everyone saw it.

Bashir uttered his slur during his MSNBC show, on-air – so nobody saw it.

Adjoran on November 26, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Heh. Maybe that’s MSNBC’s Quality Program — if you can’t make their top five for all-around jackassery, they cut you.

Jaibones on November 26, 2013 at 3:08 PM

That would explain Ed, the talking Horse, and
the guy who has sh*tty thoughts..

Next up? Dice Clay with poetry….
Little Bo Peep, lost her sheep, who gives a F*ck, I lost
my wallet..

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, shave that P*ssy, it’s
too damn hairy!!

ToddPA on November 26, 2013 at 3:28 PM

really, women are supposed to look like they had some bad botox injections?

nonpartisan, Juris Doctor and the lightmaker’s left nut on November 26, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Botox? Is there no subject in the universe you aren’t a complete and total ignoramus about?

Botox tightens up the skin. Palin looks like she is aging naturally. If you want an example of Botox nightmares look at Pelosi and her perpetually frozen Joker’s grin.

I suppose they taught none of this at Harvard Law, so I’ll give you a pass, this time.

NotCoach on November 26, 2013 at 3:18 PM

He’s looking for the thin mustache and tampon earrings. That there’s a real liberal woman, even when she throws feces at you.

AllahsNippleHair on November 26, 2013 at 3:28 PM

what happened to Palin’s face? serious question

nonpartisan on November 26, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Love that face – especially when she winked at me at the 2008 RNC.

AnotherRightWingConspirator on November 26, 2013 at 3:29 PM

They never grew up. Seriously, MSDNC liberalism has always reminded me of the smug know-it-all undergrad who thinks he/she has the world all figured out and wants you to know just how super-smart they are.

Happy Nomad on November 26, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Can’t argue with that. The wife met lots of those types when she was in college.

csdeven on November 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM

What are MSNBC hosts most thankful for this Thanksgiving?

They’re thankful they can spout their leftard talking points….

Thomas Roberts: “I’m thankful I get to cover the social justice trend of marriage equality domestically and internationally”

Chris Jansing: “I’m thankful for the people who turn personal tragedy into public advocacy – Malala, the Newtown families and
Elizabeth Smart, to name a few.”

Craig Melvin: “I’m thankful for the solution-finders and idea-generators.”

Martin Bashir: “I’m thankful for the resilience and courage that we see in those who daily fight chronic illness and disease–a spirit that I witnessed firsthand in my late brother Tommy and his battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy—a disease that took his life but never diminished his ability to inspire love and kindness in others.”

Chuck Todd: “I’m thankful for the privilege to help people navigate the complex and sometimes messy process that is Washington politics, and for the opportunity to make it easier for others to understand and digest.”

Ed Schultz: “After what my wife Wendy went through the past year and a half, I’m thankful for a healthy body and a healthy family.”

Alex Witt: “I’m thankful for those who won’t give up on a bipartisan pursuit of background checks on all commercial gun sales.”

Abby Huntsman: “I’m thankful SCOTUS is advancing gay rights”

Andrea Mitchell: “I’m thankful for the Fisher House Foundation coming to the rescue of military families who were denied the death gratuity benefit during the government shutdown.”

Krystal Ball: “I’m thankful that my home state of Virginia IS NOT going to have to suffer through 4 years of Ken Cuccinelli as Governor!”

Veronica De La Cruz: “I am thankful for the ACA & the Democrats who refuse to play politics with people’s lives by continuing to stand behind it.”

Chris Matthews: “I’m thankful for John Kerry’s effort to avert war with Iran.”

Chris Hayes: “I’m thankful for the bravery of the fast food workers who risked their livelihoods to demand a better future.”

Melissa Harris Perry: “I’m thankful for the women who stood up in Texas, for brave North Carolinians arrested on Moral Mondays, and everyone who stays in the struggle.“

What none mention is being thankful they still have jobs despite their intellectual and ethical bankruptcy.

The network is little more than a joke…the propaganda arm of the DNC.

* I really like the supposed ‘serious’ journalist Chuck Todd’s reason to be thankful – so he can be an advocate to ‘educate’ the people rather than someone who reports current events without bias.

** Oh, Andrea, any words to say to the Administration which stopped those payments in a political power-play?

Athos on November 26, 2013 at 3:37 PM

***BREAKING NEWS***
Apparently Alec Baldwin had a show.

Chickyraptor on November 26, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Bashir is the face of Comcast and NBC…

d1carter on November 26, 2013 at 3:45 PM

what happened to Palin’s face? serious question

nonpartisan on November 26, 2013 at 2:48 PM

nothing you post here is serious.

22044 on November 26, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Report: Sixth- or seventh-most obnoxious MSNBC host fired for being obnoxious

You’re a riot, AP. I don’t have the time at the moment to read this; I should be at the store now. But I just had to pipe up on the headline.

Dusty on November 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM

What’s in your wallet, Alec?

A lot less, now.

Bwahahaha!

kingsjester on November 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

He’ll be vice president of something by next week.

Foxhound on November 26, 2013 at 4:04 PM

what happened to Palin’s face? serious question

nonpartisan on November 26, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Is this the type of non-sequitor that is supposed to make us believe you are an independent minded, Romney supporting, deep thinker?

Or, have you given up at least that lie yet?

I know that because you are a hard-core leftist, you are required to lie every time you communicate, but every now and then I have hope you may look inside your feeble little head and discovery that being required to always lie must mean your basic beliefs are wrong.

Of course, you are too damn stupid for that ever to happen. So you’ll continue your lies and think you are clever.

Monkeytoe on November 26, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Report: Sixth- or seventh-most obnoxious MSNBC host fired for being obnoxious

Sixth or seventh? How did you determine that? What sort of criteria did you use? How about doing one of those top ten things like the military channel where you give points for the components of obnoxiousness. You know like flying spittle would be pegged out for Chrissy Matthews, self centered egotism would be high for Olbermann, although he’s no longer around. Al Sharpton would get top marks in incoherence and sheer ugliness.

Oldnuke on November 26, 2013 at 4:17 PM

What I really hate about this mess is Comcast. Where I live, I’m stuck with them. I don’t have a choice. If there was another provider, I would go with them.

Mirimichi on November 26, 2013 at 4:18 PM

He’ll be vice president of something by next week.

Foxhound on November 26, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Of what? His own fan club?

kingsjester on November 26, 2013 at 4:23 PM

So, let me get this straight… Comcast can get involved and demand firing over a prima donna hissy fit and offensive language off-the-air by Baldwin, but an on-air rant by Bashir featuring the suggestion that someone should crap in a woman’s mouth in order to punish her for her political view is a-okay?

Sounds to me like someone at Comcast need to be fired too.

Murf76 on November 26, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Honestly, all the call about Bashir too notwithstanding…

I don’t think Bashir’s firing (or release, ironically) is that far off: There is a protocol to all this and frankly it’s BIGGER to ‘fire’ Baldwin; let him suck what little media hype it make create about ANYTHING MSNBC related…

….then get rid of Bashir. His staying at the station will give them less credibility as a serious news station (yeah I know), than as a news station that went extreme in criticizing a minority group (Conservative or not) like women; especially as a group that have quite a bit of buying power and market share.

It’s still a company, with shareholders: Dollarwise, letting him go and shifting maybe to a different network less visible than MSNBC (snicker)…? after the next Big Story comes forward, he’ll be back to working for some 3 string hack shack in the Old Media empire backwater.

BlaxPac on November 26, 2013 at 4:32 PM

really, women are supposed to look like they had some bad botox injections?

nonpartisan on November 26, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Why do you belittle Nancy Pelosi, elitist erudite one?

Schadenfreude on November 26, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Not that I care… but

Besides demanding a humidifier because he claimed the air at 30 Rock was too dry

This was a problem for them? I hate dry air too. How much is a commercial use office humidifier? $150?

mankai on November 26, 2013 at 2:47 PM

$150 = $149.99 more than that POS was EVER worth!

Katfish on November 26, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Missing from the story: what MSNBC female host (1)has cancer and (b) can’t stand hairspray?

It’s like accidentally discovering the Titanic was sinking while interviewing the ship’s band.

DarthBrooks on November 26, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Report: Sixth- or seventh-most obnoxious MSNBC host fired for being obnoxious

Speaking of that, whatever happened to that Hayes
Hermaphodite?

ToddPA on November 26, 2013 at 5:04 PM

It’d be funny if Bashir ended up as the guy who got canned from MSNBC for hating Republicans a little too much, just because I’ve always had a sense that his shrill, nasty leftism is partly an affectation driven by him wanting to ingratiate himself with the MSNBC audience. He’s a true-blue liberal, no doubt, but some of his attempts to demonize the right are so cartoonishly desperate that I can’t quite believe they’re completely on the level.

I love the way Allahpundit writes. lol

Hope Bashir gets canned. What a nasty, passive-aggressive twit.

inviolet on November 26, 2013 at 5:20 PM

ex_machina on November 26, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Cleveland Steamer. Ha!

BobMbx on November 26, 2013 at 5:29 PM

if you like your Alec…

Wade on November 26, 2013 at 5:41 PM

100

If they were to clean house of every single nasty POS they employ they wouldn’t have enough people to staff a hot dog stand.

CWchangedhisNicagain on November 26, 2013 at 6:08 PM

and 101

CWchangedhisNicagain on November 26, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Report: Sixth- or seventh-most obnoxious MSNBC host fired for being obnoxious

If an obnoxious liberal host is fired from a show no one watches, did he still make a sound?

Does this mean Bashir’s job is safe, then, so long as he’s more courteous to MSNBC staff than Baldwin was? Or does it mean he’s out too on the logic that what he said about Palin was more grotesque than Baldwin’s mindless slur of the photographer?

When it comes to liberals, there’s no such thing as logic. Bashir is safe, for now.

rukiddingme on November 26, 2013 at 9:12 PM

If they were to clean house of every single nasty POS they employ they wouldn’t have enough people to staff a hot dog stand.

CWchangedhisNicagain on November 26, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Hope they keep them as the POS’s would just get lower and become politicians.

Wade on November 26, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Alec Baldwin shares a brain with some of his brothers so we can’t expect him to be all there all the time. There is nothing wrong with the MSNBC line-up: it is liberals-on-parade every day. America needs to be reminded of the full effects of leftist pathology.

virgo on November 26, 2013 at 11:18 PM

He’s a true-blue liberal, no doubt, but some of his attempts to demonize the right are so cartoonishly desperate that I can’t quite believe they’re completely on the level. He’s trying to give his viewers the strongest dose of right-bashing that he can in hopes that it’ll make him a star; what he said about Palin was a byproduct of that.

I’ve thought exactly this. His bashing just seems a little over-the-top to be real. It’s like the wallflower suddenly wanting to be noticed by the cool kids.

goflyers on November 27, 2013 at 9:35 AM