Published November 09, 2012
The childish unprofessionalism on display at MSNBC is becoming breathtaking.
Anchor Martin Bashir on Wednesday jokingly apologized to young viewers who might have been “frightened by” Charles Krauthammer's face in a video clip that was aired on his show.
While speaking about the election with GQ’s Ana Marie Cox and the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Bashir asked, “Do Republicans understand what has happened? Let’s listen to the great Charles Krauthammer.”
This evoked laughter from Cox and Capehart.
After playing a Fox News video clip of Krauthammer commenting about Tuesday’s election results, Bashir said, “Now I need to apologize to any young viewers who may have been frightened by that face.”
This again evoked laughter from Cox.
Honestly, is this what MSNBC considers journalism today?
Krauthammer is a Pulitzer Prize-winner whose columns are syndicated to more than 275 newspapers and media outlets.
He received a medical degree from Harvard in 1975 completing his residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1984 he was certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
While at Harvard, he was involved in a diving accident that left him paralyzed but didn’t prevent him from finishing his studies and completing his degree.
He received a Pulitzer Prize in 1987, and is considered one of the nation’s leading conservative voices.
Yet Bashir, who commands virtually no respect from his peers given his consistent unprofessionalism and sophomoric behavior, has the nerve to ridicule Krauthammer for his appearance.
And the folks at MSNBC wonder why nobody takes this so-called “news network” seriously.