Levin: MSNBC 'Filled with Hateful, Racist, Anti-Semitic, Anti-Gay, Misogynistic' People
On Monday, Mark Levin called MSNBC a place "filled with hateful, racist, anti-Semitic, anti-gay, misogynistic elements and individuals." Levin used the Reverend Al Sharpton, Alec Baldwin, and Chris Matthews to illustrate his point:
"You look at this MSNBC, this is one bad place, this is one ugly place, and it is connected to the National Broadcasting Company, to NBC News - and they're proud of it. There's overlap in coverage. Sometimes, you'll see people who report for NBC on MSNBC and vice versa.
"Look at MSNBC: you got Al Sharpton; Al Sharpton's anti-Semitism, certainly in the past, is unconscionable. Go ahead and Google it; you don't have to take my word for it. Chris Matthews is the quintessential misogynist. He's the poster boy for misogyny. They bring this Alec Baldwin in. Alec Baldwin has a long history of gay-bashing, among other things. He's a nut. They bring him in anyway, and what does he do? He gay bashes. So they suspend him for two weeks. Well, why did they hire him?
"None of these people would be hired by the media, none of these would work in Hollywood, none of these people be working at all, if they were conservatives saying and doing these things, not repeatedly but ever...ever. MSNBC is filled with hateful, racist, anti-Semitic, anti-gay, misogynistic, elements and individuals who at some time in their past, or even now, have shared one or all of those traits. Not all of them, but many of them. It is a completely disreputable broadcast outlet, and yet it is, it is of the left, created for the left. And that tells you a lot."
Levin also delved into crude statements MSNBC's Martin Bashir recently made about Sarah Palin.
Levin, who rebuked Bashir last Friday evening, expressed disappointment that others hadn't spoken out against Bashir's attack on Palin and said he was not sure why his response wound up all over the internet.