11:26 pm - 11/19/2013

Cher Calls Sarah Palin a ‘Dumb C*nt’ & Martin Bashir Apologies to Sarah

When did MSNBC’s Martin Bashir lap pop legend Cher in cultural relevancy? Last Friday, apparently. As Bashir’s scathing, scatological commentary about former Governor Sarah Palin resulted in immediate controversy, and an apology, Cher called Palin a “dumb C word” on Twitter, and it took four days for Breitbart.com offshoot Truthrevolt to notice. Even Twitter-monitoring Michelle Malkin site Twitchy only managed a brontosaurus-like reaction time of three days. Palin fan hub Conservatives4Palin hasn’t even noticed yet.

She followed up with a potential condemnation from beyond the grave:

Am here ready to get foot fixed ! If I die ….. DOUBLE MY LAST TWT (random square) & Throw in the T -JIHADISTS LOVIN MY CREW (3 random squares)

Apparently, Cher was about to undergo surgery for a lingering foot injury:

The “Believe” hitmaker, 67, recently took to her Twitter.com blog to tell fans that she suffered a compound fracture in the late 1990s when a piece of equipment fell off the wall of her rehearsal studio and “crushed” her foot.

Cher admits she suffers every time she slips into high heels as a result of the incident, and now she is set to sort out the issue once and for all.

Wonkette‘s Rebecca Schoenkopf points out, there’s something less-than-genuine about the sort of outrage that attends incidents like these, but there are multiple other irritating things about this story, like, for example, if you’re going to call someone a c-word, you should use the actual c-word. What do you even do with a tweet like this? Say that it’s O-word-rageous? How does Cher retain almost 2 million followers while slipping in and out OF ALL CAPS? And what are all those random squares in her tweets?

Despite her inability to match Martin Bashir in outrage-generation (she sent her tweets hours before Bashir’s commentary), Cher does have something in common with the MSNBC host. His suggestion that Palin deserves to undergo barbaric punishment is getting all of the attention, but that unworthy provocation was at least made in service to amplifying a worthy point. Bashir’s ad hominem attacks on Palin as “America’s resident dunce” with a “long-deceased mind,” though, were empty of thought, as was Cher’s out-of-the-blue, if weirdly de-fanged, attack.

MSNBC political commentator Martin Bashir is apologizing for his commentary about the oft-politically incorrect Sarah Palin after she compared the United States’ indebtedness to China to America’s enslavement of blacks, The Wrap reports.

“Our free stuff today is being paid for today by taking money from our children and borrowing from China. When that money comes due and – this isn’t racist, so try it, try it anyway, this isn’t racist – but it’s going to be like slavery when that note is due. Right? We are going to be beholden to a foreign master,” Palin said during a speech on November 9.

Bashir was so jolted by Palin’s comments, he reserved a segment on his self-titled show to bash the former Alaskan governor for her off-the-wall analogy. He called Palin “America’s resident dunce” who attempted to “sound intelligent about the national debt.” Ouch! But Bashir doesn’t stop there, in fact, he was just getting started.

“Given her well-established reputation as a world class idiot, it’s not surprising that she chose to mention slavery in a way that is abominable to anyone that knows anything about its barbaric history,” Bashir began. The British journalist then offers a primary source that describes the torturous days of slavery — the diary of Thomas Thistlewood, a plantation overseer who kept notes for over 39 years.

“In 1756, he records that a slave named Darby was ‘[caught] eating kanes. Had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s**t in his mouth… ‘This became known as ‘Darby’s Dose’, invented by Thistlewood, that spoke only of his savagery and inhumanity,” he revealed.

When Mrs. Palin invokes slavery,” Bashir added, “she just doesn’t prove her rank ignorance, she confirms that if anyone truly qualifies for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, then she would be the outstanding candidate.”

Bigger ouch!

A few days later, Bashir apologized for his caustic insults and offered a two-minute speech of sincere regret for his comments on Palin:

“I wanted to take this opportunity to say sorry to Mrs. Palin and to also offer an ‘unreserved apology’ to her friends and family, her supporters, our viewers and anyone who may have heard what I said,” he said. “Upon reflection, I so wish that I had been more thoughtful, considerate, and compassionate, but I was not…I deeply regret what I said.”

However, few seemed fazed by Bashir’s biting words towards Palin.

“Bashir’s mistake was thinking Palin ‘needed’ someone to s**t in her mouth. She’s fully capable of producing fecal material with her mouth and needs no assistance,” a reader noted under The Wrap’s article.

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boweeko 19th-Nov-2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
like does Cher have a PR team or anything? How do they let her on Twitter?
turi 19th-Nov-2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
Lmao for what?
turkish_popstar 19th-Nov-2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
wtf is closer to the truth
boweeko 19th-Nov-2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
she just always tweets weird stuff and seems very clueless

anderbobo 20th-Nov-2013 12:57 am (UTC)
Her twitter is the BEST! May she never be censored.
maryastor 19th-Nov-2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
omg that gif
youandeyeteewhy 19th-Nov-2013 11:54 pm (UTC)
I didn't get very far in my sign language studies but I if that sign means what I think it does............................................................Ha!
pikapika217 19th-Nov-2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
what do you think it means?
dafuqgetoffmeho 19th-Nov-2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
i can't stand old people who type like cher. my supervisor at my old job was 67 and he typed like 'u need 2 bring me da papr asap its rlly imprtnt"
imabadkid 19th-Nov-2013 11:53 pm (UTC)
my friend texts like that and sometimes i'm not sure if it's her ESL or what but i don't wanna be rude so i don't say anything.
dafuqgetoffmeho 19th-Nov-2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
yeah i never said anything because i didn't want to be mean, but it really bugged the crap out of me. he used to say he was bad at grammar because of "the war" and how he never got the chance to go to college or something.
taaywz32587 20th-Nov-2013 01:15 am (UTC)
Me too

espressotorte 19th-Nov-2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
I know a 50 year old that types this way, it's so embarassing
sandstorm 19th-Nov-2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
I can't stand anyone typing like that, especially some people I have to deal with...if it hurts them to poke at a little keyboard, I understand, but chances are you have unlimited text messages and characters, write your words!
brucelynn 20th-Nov-2013 12:01 am (UTC)
doesn't she have dyslexia ??
pigeon_poop 20th-Nov-2013 12:03 am (UTC)
my grandma has had various mobiles for YEARS and she still sends texts without spaces. i honestly find it hilarious every time i receive a text from her. not exactly relatable to what you said, but hey we're talking bout old ppl rn
melissa_ivory 20th-Nov-2013 12:21 am (UTC)
I can't stand anyone who types so lazy.
mjgchick 19th-Nov-2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
Dang girl.
imabadkid 19th-Nov-2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
I love calling people cunts.

calinewarkwc69 19th-Nov-2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
Same. And I love the variations you can have with cunt. Cunt rag, smelly cunt, leather flap cunt, cuntosaurus, Cunt it up...

I mean, they're endless...
crucified 20th-Nov-2013 12:00 am (UTC)
lol @ cuntosaurus. I need to remember that one.
foureyedgirl 20th-Nov-2013 04:29 am (UTC)
LMAO @ cuntosaurus!
crucified 20th-Nov-2013 12:00 am (UTC)
brucelynn 20th-Nov-2013 12:02 am (UTC)
Me too and I get glory in obnoxious folks getting mad when other females use it

" emagaud u hate Sarah Palin for being a woman !! "
childish 20th-Nov-2013 12:08 am (UTC)
Twat is better
dib0n 20th-Nov-2013 12:11 am (UTC)
lol this gif
weatherstaff 20th-Nov-2013 12:22 am (UTC)
A gay guy was pissed that I used the word cunt so he thought it was okay for him to use the n-word. I actually blacked out and snatched some of his hair out.
ohwutevernvm 20th-Nov-2013 01:45 am (UTC)
omg i was just reading your comment as I scrolled down when my mom came in to sit on the bed with me. I tried to switch the tab, but it was too obvious. We were talking and she saw your comment with that gif. She was like what is that? why is Britney Spears calling people cunts? *smh* aww that cat!

turi 19th-Nov-2013 11:53 pm (UTC)
Did she lie
Where is the lie
therearewords 19th-Nov-2013 11:54 pm (UTC)
We go from Cher's tweets to her fractured foot, the common link is Sarah Palin and wait I'm going to go to bed.
calinewarkwc69 19th-Nov-2013 11:54 pm (UTC)
I don't think he should've felt it necessary to apologize to Palin. He should've trashed her more tbh.

(Per usual, I don't know what Cher is talking about, but I laughed)
vdwoodsen 19th-Nov-2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
lwowl @ gif
crucified 19th-Nov-2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
LOL she didn't lie.
turi 20th-Nov-2013 12:03 am (UTC)
Dressed to kill is actually pretty good
grammaire 19th-Nov-2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
im_chris_hansen 20th-Nov-2013 12:20 am (UTC)
I'll leave when I'm good and ready!
spanishsaharaa 19th-Nov-2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
Sarah Palin is so useless. I can't even watch an interview with her...Her voice is so fucking annoying.
arilicious 19th-Nov-2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
as much as i hate sarah palin, i don't think cher is being much better by calling her the c word....
just my opinion.
saintvlas22 20th-Nov-2013 12:15 am (UTC)
Cher is better tho
arilicious 20th-Nov-2013 12:24 am (UTC)
i'm not saying that i disagree with cher by the fact that i also hate sarah palin, what i'm saying is that i don't like the c-word and i don't like any body, male or female, using that word towards women.
you may feel differently, and i respect your opinion, but i do not like the word, and i would never use that word when talking bad about another woman.
brucelynn 19th-Nov-2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
Well it's the truth

Cher didn't lie
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