Martin Bashir

A Recent History of the Heckler’s Veto

The television world has weathered quite a few controversies in the last several months, many of which have one disturbing thing in common: They are fomented and sustained by people who are hurt, saddened or otherwise aggrieved and think that this gives them the right to demand that an offending television program cease production.

MSNBC Host Martin Bashir Out After Palin Obscenity

We'll make it quick: MSNBC host Martin Bashir read a really graphic description of 18th-century British overseer Thomas Thistlewood's horrifying treatment of his slaves on the air last month, including eliminating bodily wastes of all kinds into the mouths of his fellow men, and then said that "if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, [Sarah Pa