It wasn’t a very good week for MSNBC, but it was exactly the week the channel deserved. “Cycle” host Touré kicked things off Thursday with his suggestion that U.S. Senators are affected by gerrymandering.

On Friday, host Martin Bashir concluded his program by suggesting that someone should defecate in Sarah Palin’s mouth and urinate in her eyes as her punishment for using slavery as an analogy for crushing debt (an analogy heartily endorsed by the Occupy Wall Street crowd).

Finally, MSNBC announced that its new show “Up Late” would be suspended for two weeks after host Alec Baldwin was again accused of using homophobic slurs against a photographer. In a statement, Baldwin said he wasn’t sure if the show would return.


  • JeffWRidge

    That’s what happens when a channel values ideology over good sense and civility.

    • WhoMeToo

      Stealing this! ~_^

    • lainer51

      and follows the likes of Spittle Matthews.

  • pinupartist

    When that Jeff Daniels show decides to do their version, it’ll no doubt be a Sarah Palin or Tea Party type who says all the hateful/stupid things, & the super smarties at msdnc will all shake their heads & wag their fingers disapprovingly.

    The fact is, this is the way leftists talk among themselves when they think they’re among comrades.

  • MNWoman

    Unfortunately, MSNBC gets most of its coverage from conservative sites. They don’t have any actual viewers, so I am sure they are feeling the mockery and very little support from their audience.

  • Mark Youngkin

    Are we really sure that this was worse than a typical week for MSNBC?

    • Joseph Hansell

      Just so. Is there really much difference between these examples and what normally goes out on the air from MSNBC on any other given week?

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  • HanaFiveO

    Misogynist, homophobic and stupid is no way to go thru life fellas.
    NBC needs to clean house. Tell a sponser.

    • Marvin Nelson

      We don’t watch NBC at all, so we can’t boycott them or their sponsors. Based on what I read, I can’t believe that anyone with two brain cells to rub together would waste a second being insulted by this “news organization.”

      • HanaFiveO

        For the sponsors, its not about whether you watch the shows, its the stank the show creates that gets associated with their products.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Pretty sure Bashir has such a hate for women because so many are…taller than him. If I were a dude and shorter than me, I’d hate me too.

    • HanaFiveO

      Oh how Id love to pat him on the head………..with my toaster.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        And then he can be your toaster pedestal. How cute would that be? Toaster on his head, cutting board in one hand, cream cheese in the other. Bashir Bagel Buffet.

        • HanaFiveO

          Makes me giggle just to think of it!

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Don’t forget to kick him in the ding-ding before you walk away with your delicious bagel. Why? Just because.

          • HanaFiveO

            Its like putting a period at the end of a sentence. Its just the right thing to do.

          • Michelle ✓classified


          • Jack Deth

            Memo to all others regarding Michelle and Hana:

            “Do not make them angry.

            You wouldn’t like them when they are angry!”

            *Apologies to Bill Bixby. Bruce Banner and The Incredible Hulk*

            Well done, ladies!

          • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

            “ding ding”…love it.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Learned it from my other, he’s been saying it for 25 yrs and it still cracks me up.

          • TheRealJackpineSavage

            It sounds so much better in mixed company than DingleDangle. :op

          • Sean Barrentine

            Oh wow.. Y’all are nuts, you know that, right? Gotta love you, though. Thanks for the laughs, Michelle and Hana. And please, no ding-ding kicking for me if ever I in error make you angry. I am but a simple man, and women still confuse me at times.

  • Zach Smith

    I will never knowingly give Comcast a dime of my money. I would boycott their sponsors, but I have no idea who they are.

    • Hand of Doom

      MSNBC’s biggest sponsors: Charmin Toilet Paper, Depends, Drano & Liquid Plumr. Can’t make this s*** up!

      • Zach Smith

        So, they are trying to introduce toilet paper to the MSNBC audience?

        • Hand of Doom

          I may be wrong, but I think Charmin came on board as an advertiser shortly after that OWS protester took a dump on a cop car.

          • Zach Smith

            They saw an untapped market and decided to exploit it. This could never have happened under communism.

          • Hand of Doom

            Actually, the market was unwiped. 😉

          • mike_in_kosovo

            So, they ‘cleaned up’ in that demographic?

      • TheRealJackpineSavage

        Makes perfect sense considering the hosts, and most of the audience are Full of Crap.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Bashir, Toure, and Baldwin have a combined IQ of a box of rocks. Does the N in MSNBC stand for “News” or “Numbnuts?”

    • beebop1952

      It stands for NOTHING ….

  • JD

    I have to admit, I thought that Alec Baldwin’s show would at least be on the air longer than the Chevy Chase Show was

  • Pat Loudoun

    Tell me again that the left isn’t scared ishtless.

  • Michael Curley

    I heard Chris Brown is out of rehab, perhaps he could fill in a time slot.

  • Kristy Patullo

    I guess this is what MSNBC money buys. They just need to hire Bill Maher and Piers Morgan and they’re all set.

  • Maxx

    It’s getting to the point where the men who are behind bars in MSNBC’s “Locked Up” programming are beginning to look less offensive than the network’s own pundits.

  • keyboard jockey

    Comcast corp owns controlling interest in NBCU so this must be the high standards the company keeps- impressive/

  • Sunshineandsurf

    Okay Mr. Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast , haven’t you been embarrased enough by your sleazy network MSNBC, or did Obama at your meeting a few months ago give you an offer you can’t refuse! Time to pull the plug. NBC founders are rolling over in their graves.

  • Christian J.

    MSNBC just demonstrates what level of people hating, mental masturbatory midgets those left-wing bigots really are, while at the same time claiming they are the “thinkers”. They fought against ending slavery and now claim to hover in the upper echelon of caring for all and sundry. What a farcical bunch of people they have shown themselves to be. Genuine hypocrites.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “Wait. So Alec Baldwin is now too toxic for even MSNBC? The same network that employs Toure, Martin Bashir & Ed Schultz? Really?”

    Really says it all, doesn’t it?

  • CasualMeyhem

    Much as I do not like Alec Baldwin, and that’s LOTS AND LOTS, it was Martin Bashir who condoned and encouraged sexual violence. How the hell is this excusable?

  • dwsmokin

    I watched the entire Toure clip-does MSNBC have anyone that can put a single, coherent sentence together? Are they so smart that they can’t vocalize their opinion in one, easy to follow dialogue? After two minutes the only thing I took away form Toure’s semi-rant was-the Republicans didn’t support it, and he obviously needs a refresher course in US government.

  • radicallyalyssa

    Toure has an even worse lisp than mine. He’s intolerable to listen to, and that only makes it harder.

  • Scot Harvath

    Does anybody know the name of the MSNBC viewer?

  • mcwsunshine

    that’s what happens when a tv channel is funneled funds from the President of the United States from so-called stimulus funds. They are then obliged to carry his water and msnbc has been carrying buckets of administration sludge since this President came into office.

  • Paul C.

    MSNBC represents the WH they do nothing without Soros’s approval and you know who his buddy is!!

  • Paul C.

    MSNBC has to try to piss the blacks off as the 2014 election is coming.

  • heyheythere

    What the hell is this channel? Could you imagine if a Fox commentator spoke the way Martin Bashir did? What an arrogant, self-important, mean-spirited a**.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    Quick question for the MSNBC folks. How many boxtops does somebody have to send in to get a show on your network? I’m asking for a friend…

  • richardd2013

    gotta love MSNBC. because sometimes good TV is just too much for you. EVery now and then you need to see some sad people make fools of themselves on national tv. (would be even funnier if people actually watched that channel)