I'm not a fan of Martin's. I always felt he got too fired up and I could not trust him to be objective, plus it's just annoying. But, we're all human and make mistakes. I say, watch and see how it affects his performance in the future. If he applies better self control and greater objectivity, move on.
We all know that there are pundits out there who say vile things every day and I rarely hear apologies from them.
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self" -Hemingway
Try adding this...
I think it sounded sincere, he's saying sorry, hes acknowledged his mistake, and so long as his mistake doesn't cause the loss in healthcare of millions of Americans, I say accept it.
I don't think the man should be fired - he's representative of MSNBC's audience and the mean spirited, personal hatred shown by liberals against conservatives - particular strong, female conservatives. No one can deny that liberals refer to strong female conservatives in the most vile, ignorant terms. Check out any number of liberal comments by political commentators or even liberals here on DP when they discuss Palin, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Liz Cheney, Michelle Bachmann, etc. etc.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Fired. His comments were well over the line, even for a network like MSNBC.