MSNBC's Martin Bashir on Tuesday called Fox News commentators and Rush Limbaugh a "river of sewage" and a "sewer of absolute crap."
This from the man with some of the consistently lowest ratings on all of cable news (video follows with transcribed lowlights and commentary):
After showing clips of Gretchen Carlson, Dana Perino, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Bernie Goldberg, and Laura Ingraham commenting about the President's reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict, Bashir said, “And after that river of sewage, let’s get right to our panel."
He then introduced race-baiting MSNBC contributors Goldie Taylor and James Peterson who continued the trashing concluding with Taylor claiming that the aforementioned conservatives are “[baiting] this strain of white populism that’s happening in this country to drive their ratings and to line their own pockets. And that is dangerous.”
After Peterson agreed, Bashir said, “I wish we had more time, but you both have provided a wonderful explanation of that sewer of absolute crap that we just had to watch.”
Now Bashir knows how most sane people feel whenever they watch his show.
Isn’t it fascinating how one of the lowest-rated anchors on cable news calls those far more successful and influential than him “a sewer of absolute crap?”
On Friday, Bashir had only 454,000 people watch his show, only 94,000 in the all-important demographic aged 25 to 54.
In the same time slot, Fox News’s Neal Cavuto had 1.3 million and 232,000 respectively.
As for those Bashir called “a sewer of absolute crap,” Carlson’s Fox & Friends garnered 974,000 and 213,000 respectively.
Perino’s The Five had 2 million and 335,000.
O’Reilly had 2.1 million and 321,000.
Hannity 1.5 million and 292,000.
As such, it sure does seem the public considers what Bashir regularly presents on his program “a sewer of absolute crap” and decides not to watch it.
I wish I had that luxury.