Posted on | December 4, 2013 | 81 Comments
Yeah, a lot of readers are asking, “Charles Who?” But the dude actually used to be somebody, and now he’s reduced to playing silly Media Matters/Crooks & Liars “gotcha” games with blog commenters:
“Meanwhile, at Breitbart.com, where they’ve been on a non-stop campaign to get Bashir fired, they’re in a celebratory mood. And you know what that means: lots of gloating (nobody gloats like a wingnut), mixed with thousands of openly racist, xenophobic comments: MSNBC’S BASHIR RESIGNS!!!“
Johnson links to an article by Ben Shapiro. Is he accusing Shapiro of leading this “right wing lynch mob”? Is he saying that Shapiro or anyone else at Breitbart endorses and/or encourages “openly racist, xenophobic comments”? What exactly is he saying?
Better question: Does anyone believe that Martin Bashir resigned from MSNBC because of the “non-stop campaign to get Bashir fired” by Breitbart.com? Or do you suppose, rather, that Bashir’s comments were simply indefensible and that MSNBC — taking a look at Bashir’s anemic ratings — is probably just seizing on this controversy as a pretext to give that time slot to someone more likeable?