Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has reportedly canceled a sit-down Christmas season interview with NBC's Matt Lauer after MSNBC host Martin Bashir suggested someone should urinate and defecate on her face last week.
"Palin has now canceled Lauer's scheduled trip to Wasilla, a source close to her tells me," Fox News media critic Howard Kurts reported Wednesday. "It's not because Palin is upset with Lauer or the 'Today' show, but as a protest against NBC for not taking action against Bashir."
This image released by NBC shows co-host Matt Lauer, left, listening to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during an appearance on NBC News' "Today" show, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 in New York. Palin was on the show to promote her new holiday book, "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas." (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)
Bashir, who apologized Monday for his remarks, has not been disciplined by the cable news network for the comments that he even acknowledged were "deeply offensive" and "wholly unacceptable."
According to Kurtz, Tim Crawford, who works for the former Republican vice presidential nominee's political action committee, demanded MSNBC prove they don't "condone violent and hateful rhetoric."
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