Buchanan fired for un-PC Views

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It was only a matter of time:

NEW YORK — MSNBC dropped conservative commentator Pat Buchanan on Thursday, four months after suspending him following the publication of his latest book.

The book “Suicide of a Superpower” contained chapters titled “The End of White America” and “The Death of Christian America.” Critics called the book racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic, charges Buchanan denied.

MSNBC President Phil Griffin said last month that he didn’t think Buchanan’s book “should be part of the national dialogue, much less part of the dialogue on MSNBC.”

The network said on Thursday that “after 10 years, we have decided to part ways with Pat Buchanan. We wish him well.”

Buchanan, in a column posted on Thursday, called the decision “an undeniable victory for the blacklisters.”

The former GOP candidate had seemed increasingly out of place on MSNBC as it emphasized liberal commentary in recent years. But he kept a regular presence, even forging an unlikely chemistry with talk show host Rachel Maddow despite disagreeing on most issues.

Buchanan wrote that advocacy groups like Color of Change and the Anti-Defamation League brand people as racists or anti-Semites if they dare “to venture outside the narrow corral in which they seek to confine debate.” They seek to silence and censor dissent while proclaiming devotion to the First Amendment, he said.

“I know these blacklisters,” he wrote. “They operate behind closed doors, with phone calls, mailed threats and off-the-record meetings. They work in the dark because, as Al Smith said, nothing un-American can live in the sunlight.”

The liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America said that MSNBC made the right decision in letting Buchanan go.

The book “was not his first, nor his worst offense,” said Ari Rabin-Havt, executive vice president of Media Matters. “He’s been making the same racially insensitive, anti-Semitic and homophobic statements for the past 50 years.”


  1. Love catching up with these old articles Eric. Buchanan was just on sean hannity the other night and sean just kept repeating all of his zionist masters talking points about Iran threatening us and wanting to destroy Israel and how could Buchanan support that. Blah blah blah. He kept cutting off Buchanan every time he started telling the simple truth. It was nauseating. Buchanan isnt perfect but he’s smart. I always read his articles.

    • Hi Mark,

      I know Pat a little from Washington Times days; I’ve been to his home in McClean, Va. He’s a good dude. I don’t agree with him on everything – but I don’t demand that for friendship. What I do expect is straight-shooting and he’s that.

    • Why are white people the only ones on the planet that find advocacy for their own culture, ways and traditions to be offensive?

      • White guilt, the white man’s burden – etc.

        One of the points Buchanan makes that I can’t disagree with is the disgusting duplicity of race-baiters such as Jesse Jackson, et al who couch everything in terms of race (their race) while at the same time commanding that others not only refrain from doing the same, but equate any criticism of their orthodoxies, on whatever grounds, as implicitly (and even overtly) “racist.”

        Want to stop it already with the race stuff? Fine, I’m all for it. No more Black History Month (for the same reason there would be outrage over an explicitly race-based “history” month for whites). No more “African” Americans (or otherwise hyphenated Americans). No more race-based quotas and differing (lower) standards. Either you’re qualified on the merits or not – black white green or purple. No more criminalizing free association. Etc.

        It’d be a start.


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