Former White House press secretary under President Bill Clinton and frequent MSNBC guest, Dee Dee Myers, is not accepting MSNBC host Martin Bashir’s apology after he intimated last week that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin should be subjected to gruesome and graphic slavery-era punishments involving human excrement. Meyers said that the comments mean that it’s time for MSNBC and Bashir to part ways.
“Honestly,” Myers wrote in a tweet on Wednesday, “where do such thoughts even come from.” She tweeted the hash tag “#GotToGo” before linking to an Associated Press story which noted that the network’s executives have not yet specified whether they believe Bashir’s apology was sufficient.
On Monday, Bashir apologized for a commentary segment broadcast last week in which he listed a variety of graphic punishments to which mid-18th Century enslaved Africans in Jamaica were subject. He said that Palin “would be the outstanding candidate” to also be subjected to those punishments after she equated America’s national debt with enslavement.
Myers frequently appears on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Now with Alex Wagner, but is not an official contributor with the network.
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