MSNBC host Martin Bashir apologized Monday on his show after his “deeply offensive” comments about Sarah Palin.
On Friday, Bashir responded to Palin’s comments about borrowing money from China to pay American debts.
“This isn’t racist,” Palin said. “But it’s going to be like slavery when that note is due.”
Bashir responded by mentioning the diary of a Jamaican plantation owner who was known for “Darby’s Dose”, an inhumane punishment.
In 1756, the diary mentioned a slave named Darby who was caught “well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, sh** in his mouth.”
Bashir continued that when Palin discussed slavery she proved her ignorance and confirmed herself as a prime candidate for Darby’s Dose.
During his aired apology, Bashir made it clear that he wanted to seek forgiveness from Palin as well as his viewers.
"My words were wholly unacceptable,” Bashir said. “They were unworthy of anyone who would claim to have an interest in politics.”
Bashir has caused controversy in the past with his remarks, including one instance in which he compared the NSA to Hitler.