One and Done – Pat Buchanan and MSNBC

Not sure what took so long, but…

Pat Buchanan May Be Done At MSNBC: Phil Griffin

The president of MSNBC criticized Pat Buchanan — the network’s controversial pundit who has been missing from the air for months — during interviews on Saturday and said it is not certain that Buchanan will remain a paid contributor to the network.

Buchanan has been absent from MSNBC since late October, just after his latest book was released. The book, “Suicide of a Superpower,” contained typically incendiary musings on race and immigration, and Buchanan even appeared on an openly “pro-white” radio show to promote it.

It’s not altogether certain what made “Suicide” so different from Buchanan’s other work. After all, he has been a lightning rod around issues of race and religion for decades. However, there was also apublic call for MSNBC to fire or punish him from African American, Jewish and gay rights groups.Hundreds of thousands of people also signed a petition calling for Buchanan’s removal.

On Friday, The Huffington Post and others once again raised the issue of Buchanan’s status with the network.

MSNBC had not commented on Buchanan’s absence until president Phil Griffin spoke to reporters from Deadline and the New York Times during the annual Television Critics’ Association tour in California on Saturday.

“The issue has become the nature of some of the statements in the book,” Griffin said. “I don’t think the ideas that [Buchanan] put forth [in the book] are appropriate for the national dialogue, much less on MSNBC.” He said he and Buchanan were going to meet to discuss the latter’s future on the network, but that he has not yet made up his mind.

Should Pat Buchanan Be On MSNBC?

Buchanan's Ideas on Who Built America Go Back to the "Social Darwinism" of the Early 20th Century.

Although MSNBC is a Progressive/Liberal outlet, they employ several conservative commentators. Most recently the network picked up Michael Steele, former RNC Chair. One of their long term conservative talking heads has been Pat Buchanan. That Buchanan comes out of the bigoted, white-right arm of conservatism really never has been an issue.

So I don’t think anyone is surprised at the white supremacist sections of Buchanan’s new book. I mean, MSNBC hired Buchanan to represent the racist side of conservatism, and to provide a world view commentary from that Republican interest group.

So I don’t get the outrage at MSNBC, when he house conservative bigot…

Writes a book including bigoted statements.

I mean Pat Buchanan is what he is. And the point isn’t his racism – the point is how that racism defines the conservative worldview.

Fire Buchanan? I can’t see it.

Color Of Change Urges MSNBC To Fire Pat Buchanan

African American political advocacy group Color Of Change has called for MSNBC to fire longtime analyst (and even longer-time lightning rod) Pat Buchanan for what it called his “white supremacist ideology.”

The advocacy group sent petition letters to its members on Tuesday. The letter said that MSNBC gives Buchanan a platform to pass off his often loaded remarks as “legitimate mainstream political commentary.”

While Color of Change cited comments made by Buchanan from as early as March 2008, the advocacy group highlighted Buchanan’s new book “Suicide Of A Superpower” and a Saturday appearance on the controversial radio show “The Political Cesspool” (whose host has described his ideology as “pro-white”) as current reasons the network should fire Buchanan.

“Buchanan has just published a book which says that increasing racial diversity is a threat to this country and will mean the ‘End of White America.’ This weekend, to promote his book, he went on a white supremacist radio show…” read the “Fire Pat Buchanan” petition letter.

Buchanan also appeared on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show” on Tuesday and further discussed his new book and radio show appearance on “Political Cesspool.”

He defended his decision to visit the radio show and asked “Am I supposed to go and vet all the people on these shows and get the list from [Anti-Defamation League chief] Abe Foxman on what shows I can go on to?”

He added, “The individual was very interested in the race issue…but I wouldn’t be on the program if somebody started calling racial or ethnic names. Or rather, I’d be on it, but I’d say that’s the last time we’re going on that one.”

Buchanan also told Rehm that “the argument that diversity is a strength is a canard. It is nonsense.”

Buchanan’s new book takes on the racial makeup of the U.S. and has a chapter entitled “The End of White America.” Pat Buchanan appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show and responded to then-speculative controversy surrounding this particular chapter. Buchanan said he was “not against minorities.”

Buchanan has made headlines for other remarks in the past few months. He recently said that African Americans were living on a liberal plantation. He also referred to President Obama as “your boy” during an interview with Al Sharpton (though he strongly disputed that there were any racial overtones to those comments).

Pat Buchanan Lets His Racist Flag Fly

Pat Buchanan is David Duke without the robes…

Where did Herman Cain get that “plantation” talk? While kissing Buchanan’s ass.

Twelve Pretty Racist Or Just Crazy Quotes From Pat Buchanan’s New Book

On the segregation era:

Perhaps some of us misremember the past. But the racial, religious, cultural, social, political, and economic divides today seem greater than they seemed even in the segregation cities some of us grew up in.Back then, black and white lived apart, went to different schools and churches, played on different playgrounds, and went to different restaurants, bars, theaters, and soda fountains. But we shared a country and a culture. We were one nation. We were Americans.

From the chapter “‘The White Party’”:

What the above points to is a strategy from which Republicans will recoil, a strategy to increase the GOP share of the white Christian vote and increase the turnout of that vote by specific appeals to social, cultural, and moral issues, and for equal justice for the emerging white minority. If the GOP is not the party of New Haven firefighter Frank Ricci and Cambridge cop James Crowley, it has no future. And although Howard Dean disparages the Republicans as the “white party,” why should Republicans be ashamed to represent the progeny of the men who founded, built, and defended America since her birth as a nation?From the chapter, “Equality or Freedom?”:

Not until the 1960s did courts begin to use the Fourteenth Amendment to impose a concept of equality that the authors of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, The Federalist Papers, and the Gettysburg Address never believed in. Before the 1960s, equality meant every citizen enjoyed the same constitutional rights and the equal protection of existing laws. Nothing in the Constitution or federal law mandated social, racial, or gender equality.

Pat Buchanan Loves Having Herman Cain Out There on the Lawn

‘Nuf said after this one…

Pat Buchanan Calls President Obama…”Boy”

Conservatives really have to quit trying to be cool by using slang either developed in the black community, or colloquialisms which have racial undertones.

I mean – why go there, when so obviously ill equipped? Obviously this was a shot by Buchanan to try and get under Sharpton’s skin…

But…Damn.

Here’s “Punchdrunk Pat” Buchanan…

Pat Buchanan Calls Obama ‘Your Boy’ To Al Sharpton, Clarifies Remark 

Pat Buchanan was forced to clarify some potentially controversial remarks he made on MSNBC Tuesday night.

Buchanan was on Al Sharpton’s 6 PM show, having a very boisterous discussion with the Rev. about President Obama’s debt deal. Sharpton was defending Obama’s handling of the situation, and Buchanan was challenging his interpretation of events. He brought up the issue of the Bush tax cuts.

“And let me tell you, your boy, Barack Obama, caved in on it in 2010 and he’ll cave in on it again,” he said. Sharpton looked shocked.

“My what? My president Barack Obama? What did you say?” he asked. “He’s your boy in the ring, he’s your fighter,” Buchanan responded.

“He’s nobody’s boy,” Sharpton thundered back. “He’s your president and he’s our president. And that’s what y’all have got to get through your head.”

On Wednesday’s “Morning Joe,” Buchanan sought to clarify his remarks.

“I was asked who was the big losers in these battles and the big winners, and I said one of the big losers, using boxing terminology, was ‘your boy,’ and I meant the president of the United States,” he said. “Rev. Sharpton said my boy is the president of the United States and he’s doing a rope-a-dope in the Ali fashion and he’s going to finish off your crowd. Now this was taken, some folks took what I said as some kind of slur. None was meant, none was intended, none was delivered, for the record.”

 

Chris Mattews – AA for White Guys in the NBA

This one is funny! Matthews is obviously putting Buchanan on… Which will probably generate a veritable poop-storm on conservative rags.

Colbert: Reverse Racism

Colbert Hits one out of the park, as a new black man!

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