Appearing on Steve Malzberg‘s NewsMaxTV show Wednesday, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough spoke out about the controversy surrounding his colleague Martin Bashir suggesting someone ought to defecate in Sarah Palin‘s mouth in retaliation for her comments likening debt to slavery.
Malzberg asked Scarborough why MSNBC hadn’t suspended Bashir or publicly reprimanded him. Obviously hesitant to comment on internal matters, the Morning Joe host suggested that, much like how Fox chief Roger Ailes doesn’t allow his hosts to attack each other, MSNBC’ers are unable to do the same.
However, he did say:
Every time something horrific is said like that, I go in and I talk to Phil Griffin, who I’m good friends with. And I say, Phil, this is unacceptable. Either they apologize for it or I’m going to bring it up myself.
Scarborough agreed with Malzberg that Bashir’s words were “deplorable” and he is “glad” his colleague made such a “heartfelt” apology. “I can guarantee you he didn’t write all of that by himself,” he added.
Watch below, via NewsMaxTV:
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