The following is a piece I wrote on September 26, 2012, when the presidential election was in full swing. With the recent comments and resigning of Martin Bashir, I felt it was a good time to review the following post. I don’t deny Governor Palin has her own issues but I think it’s good Mr. Bashir apologized. Just because the other side resorts to name calling and lying doesn’t mean we should do the same. Take the high road, even if that means swallowing a little pride. To be honest, I’ve seen this coming Mr. Bashir. He’s a very intelligent man and passionate about what he believes in, something for which I will never fault anyone. But he takes things to the extreme just like others on the right. Sure, they’re doing it and sometimes you just get a little frustrated and you stoop to their leve. We’ve all been there, for sure. But I find him doing it for no other reason than to be a dick. That’s the modus operandi of the right. Let them have that; don’t stoop to their level.
Here’s the original post from September 26, 2012:
This is a rare evening post but I felt so compelled to write and you’ll soon see why.
I don’t think it’s any great secret that I prefer MSNBC. I watch in the evening and I listen on XM while in the car. Today, I was listening to Martin Bashir. Earlier today, a report surfaced that Representative Ryan allegedly nicknamed Governor Romney, “stench.”
I’m not going to address that as, frankly, I don’t care. That’s not an issue that concerns me. Whatever Representative Ryan calls Governor Romney in private is of no concern of mine. I prefer real news.
During a segment on Mr. Bashir’s program, he kept referring to Governor Romney as “The Stench” and kept trying to get the guests to refer to Governor Romney as “The Stench.” Thankfully, none of them took the bait.
I don’t care what you think of someone as a person or what you think of their politics, common courtesy, decency and respect mandates you don’t stoop to such a level to calling a nominee for the President of the United States a derogatory nickname. It’s uncalled for, it’s unprofessional and it’s unbecoming of a person in Mr. Bashir’s position.
We can, and will, disagree. Debates will be heated as we discuss important issues. But, please, let’s have some decency and some mutual respect.