Sarah Palin accepts Martin Bashir's apology, resignation

By Kyle Johnson,

Sarah Palin has said that she accepts Martin Bashir's apology and resignation and is ready to "move on" from the comments that the former MSNBC host made towards her.

Appearing on Thursday's episode of Fox & Friends, the former vice presidential nominee said, "My role was to accept his apology and be humble enough to accept it and move on," reports USA Today.

Palin also added towards the media, which she likes to critique, that 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.'"

As previously reported, Bashir resigned from MSNBC on Wednesday after his recent remarks aimed at Palin. The comments stemmed from after the former Alaskan governor awkwardly compared slavery to the U.S.' debt to China.

Bashir was not particularly happy with her thoughts on the matter and decided to read part of Thomas Thistlewood's 18th century diaries on the air. The sections he read aloud focused on the ghastly treatment of slaves. He then said Palin "prove[s] her rank ignorance" when she made those comparisons. He then added, "She confirms if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, she would be the outstanding candidate."

After resigning from MSNBC, Bashir offered up an apology to Palin, noting that the journalist "deeply regret[s]" what he said towards her.

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