MSNBC has a track record of blowing shit like this way out of proportion. MSNBC acts like they are playing in a high respectable field. MY ASS. They are pundits, and the world of punditry is dirty, slanderous, hypocritical, and just plain shitty. All MSNBC does by punishing these acts is highlight them and confess that they believe they are wrong. All the while the conservative stations actively ignore their pundits' transgressions and they look better for it.
MSNBC just doesn't know the rules and is failing horrifically because of it.
Oh and the double standard for conservative talk females? Nope. The only double standard is that they can launch bombs like no one's business, but once anyone goes after them it's like the pope was slapped with a burning flag.