Martin Bashir Likes his Journalists Asian and Babelicious

August 1, 2008

Ah, nothing like throwing out an erection joke to a room full of...professional journalists.

I think his speech stepped beyond cheeky and fully immersed itself into the creepy category. He's like a less funny, not at all satiric version of Will Ferrell's "Anchorman", Ron Burgundy. But perhaps he's not entirely at fault. He does have a brain tumor.


Sylvie Kim

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Gross! Dammit Martin Bashir.
I heard the speech in person, and yeah, it was crass.On the other hand, an AAJA tradition of auctioning off the speaker's tie was restarted this year, and Bashir's neck wear raised $2,100. He even bid on his own tie a few times to get the price up.