MSNBC’s Martin Bashir Displays His Green Card On Air To Quiet Angry Critics

In a truly bizarre segment on MSNBC, Martin Bashir (who earlier in the week suggested that Sarah Palin‘s bus tour might be in violation of federal law for its use of the American flag) said he’d been swamped with “angry and anonymous” emails, phone calls and messages–some from people who apparently had questions about the Brit’s legal status in the U.S., saying “in quite colorful terms,” Bashir said, that he’s “an illegal immigrant who they plan to report…so that I can be deported as a matter of urgency.”

To address those concerns, Bashir took the extraordinary step of displaying his green card and saying “I am, in fact, a legal, permanent resident of the United States…and I’m well on my way to becoming a citizen of this great country.”

The segment that inflamed some viewers aired Tuesday, when Bashir questioned the motives of Palin’s bus tour, and said:

“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.”

Watch it here, from MSNBC:

(h/t NewsBusters)

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