Catalina Camia, USA Today
Sarah Palin said Thursday that she is ready to "move on" following
MSNBC host Martin Bashir's apology and resignation for offensive
comments he made about the former Alaska governor.
"My role was to accept his apology and be humble enough to accept it and move on," Palin said Thursday on Fox & Friends.
The comments from the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee were her
first about Bashir since he stepped down. Bashir had called her, among
other things, a "world-class idiot," on an MSNBC broadcast last month.
He had also suggested that Palin undergo an act of cruelty inflicted by a
slave owner to punish slaves, as depicted in the diary of British
landowner Thomas Thistlewood.
Bashir announced Wednesday that he
has resigned from the cable network. He had previously made an on-air
apology and took some time off.
In a statement e-mailed to
Mediaite, Bashir said he hoped his departure would allow MSNBC "to
focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my
Palin, a contributor to Fox News, has
frequently criticized what she calls the "lamestream media" for its news
coverage. In her comments Thursday, she said it was "refreshing to see
though that many in the media did come out and say, 'Look, our standards
have got to be higher than this.'"