Martin Bashir

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Bashir in 2012

Martin Bashir (born 19 January 1963) is a British journalist. He is known for interviewing Princess Diana in 1995 and Michael Jackson in the 2003 documentary Living with Michael Jackson. That year he was voted the fifth 'worst Briton'.[1] He started being a journalist in 1986. He worked with BBC until 1999. Then he joined ITV. In December 2010 he joined MSNBC. He hosted Martin Bashir on MSNBC on weekdays.

On 15 November 2013, Bashir made people angry when he said on his MSNBC show Clear the Air that someone should defecate in Sarah Palin's mouth and called her a 'world-class idiot'.[2] In December 2013 Bashir stopped working at the MSNBC.[3]

Bashir was born to Pakistani parents in Wandsworth in South London. He speaks English and Urdu.

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  1. "Blair branded 'worst Briton'". 11 May 2003 – via
  2. "Martin Bashir Says Someone Should Sh*t in Sarah Palin's Mouth".
  3. McCarthy, Tom (4 December 2013). "Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC over comments disparaging Sarah Palin" – via