Martin Bashir Is Shocked and Angry that… a Politician is Using a Flag in an Ad (Update: Harsh Video Added)
[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]
Update: I have been completely outclassed:
Hat tip: Hot Air. That’s gonna leave a mark.
Boy, this guy is not even trying to hide his bias. You see yesterday Martin Bashir decided to chide Sarah Palin for using the U.S. Flag in advertising, even insinuating that this violated the law!
And look it is fair as to point out as Newsbusters did that in fact that if you can burn the flag, Congress really can’t restrict what you do with it, and the Flag Code is purely voluntary anyway.
That’s all well and good, but what is really wrong about this is just how selective this is. No flags in advertisements? Well, then you better tell Barack Obama…
…and John Kerry…
Oh, and not to mention that the very network that Bashir hosts has been known to use the flag in an equally inappropriate setting:
And really do you have to think too hardly to know this? Politicians wrap themselves in the flag all the time. Love it or hate it, it’s what they do.
So why is he singling out Sarah Palin?
Or is that a dumb question?
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]