Why is Pat Buchanan Still on MSNBC After his Disparaging Comments About Blacks in America?

pat+buchanan Why is Pat Buchanan Still on MSNBC After his Disparaging Comments About Blacks in America? I must admit, I never liked Pat Buchanan because I always felt that he did not care much for the needs of blacks in America. But his statements last month have confirmed my position and I will not be watching MSNBC as long as he is on. Below is the complete article, “A Brief for Whitey,” in his syndicated column written on March 21. He asserted that “America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever know.”This is not only insulting but degrading to all blacks everywhere. Please flood the telephone lines at MSNBC about what Buchanan has said. Why is he still on the air? He owes ALL BLACKS an apology for these racist statements. Call MSNBC at 212-664-4444.

Buchanan was discussing Sen. Barack Obama’s March 18 speech addressing race and controversial comments by his former pastor, Jeremiah A. Wright. He continued, “Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.” Buchanan then asserted that “no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans.” Later in the column, Buchanan added: “We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?” Gratitude? Has he forgotten the days of segregation? The days of Jim Crow? The days when blacks were enslaved? The days when women were raped by their slave masters and their men could only watch? The days when we had to use separate entrances to public facilities? The days when we had to sit at the back of the bus? Did he somehow forget the days when we were denied the right to a fair trail, as in the case of Emmett Till’s murder? How dare this man have such effrontery!

This reinforces the fact that there are many people who share his position and they would never in a million years want a black man to dare to dream to be the president of the United States, much less actual run for the position, as Barack Obama has done. They would rather put a bumbling idiot in the White House or a woman who is so polarizing and mistrusted, than to put a black man in office. Gratitude? Where is the gratitude that Buchanan has for what blacks have done in America–the sweat of our labor has created some of the most magnificent structures he and others use today.

Buchanan’s column, syndicated by Creators Syndicate, was posted on the WorldNetDaily, Real Clear Politics and VDARE.com websites, as well as on his own website.
From Buchanan’s March 21 column:
How would he pull it off? I wondered. How would Barack explain to his press groupies why he sat silent in a pew for 20 years as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright delivered racist rants against white America for our maligning of Fidel and Gadhafi, and inventing AIDS to infect and kill black people?
How would he justify not walking out as Wright spewed his venom about “the U.S. of K.K.K. America,” and howled, “God damn America!” My hunch was right. Barack would turn the tables.
Yes, Barack agreed, Wright’s statements were “controversial,” and “divisive,” and “racially charged,” reflecting a “distorted view of America.”
But we must understand the man in full and the black experience out of which the Rev. Wright came: 350 years of slavery and segregation. Barack then listed black grievances and informed us what white America must do to close the racial divide and heal the country. The “white community,” said Barack, must start “acknowledging that what ails the African-American community does not just exist in the minds of black people; that the legacy of discrimination — and current incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the past — are real and must be addressed. Not just with words, but with deeds … .”
And what deeds must we perform to heal ourselves and our country? The “white community” must invest more money in black schools and communities, enforce civil rights laws, ensure fairness in the criminal justice system and provide this generation of blacks with “ladders of opportunity” that were “unavailable” to Barack’s and the Rev. Wright’s generations.
What is wrong with Barack’s prognosis and Barack’s cure? Only this. It is the same old con, the same old shakedown that black hustlers have been running since the Kerner Commission blamed the riots in Harlem, Watts, Newark, Detroit and a hundred other cities on, as Nixon put it, “everybody but the rioters themselves.”
Was “white racism” really responsible for those black men looting auto dealerships and liquor stories, and burning down their own communities, as Otto Kerner said — that liberal icon until the feds put him away for bribery.
Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America. Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard.

And among them are these:
First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known. Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.
Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the ’60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream.
Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks – with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas — to advance black applicants over white applicants.
Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks. We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?

Final thoughts….

What he has written is not only insulting to blacks in America, but also Latinos, women and other races. Pat Buchanan, for your information, not all blacks live in the inner cities. Not all blacks are on food stamps and I must add that not only blacks get food stamps and government assistance. There are many blacks in positions of power in this country and who make valuable contributions in the grand scheme of things. Mr. Buchanan, you are no better than the racists within our midst. I say we boycott MSNBC until he apologizes for what he has said. Talk about gratitude? The election is about race and nothing else. Many would prefer to see Hillary Clinton get the nomination, not because of her policy issues, but simply because she is white. Just my thoughts, you be the judge…..
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 Why is Pat Buchanan Still on MSNBC After his Disparaging Comments About Blacks in America?
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.
  • Anonymous

    Yes Buchanan is a Racist
    MSNBC NEW THAT WHEN THEY HIRED HIM
    We need shows like MSNBC and Pat Buchanan,They show us just how racist most of white America still is. You dont here much fuss about his comments do you Buchanan is know better than Jeremiah Wright,but worse.The BuchananS of this country are what ultimately is going destroy America.

  • Renee

    The reverse is actually true. White Americans have much to be thankful for. Blacks have made many contributions to the US. Buchanan has always been a racist, and I am not the least bit surprised by this commentary. The media has a poor history of punishing those who make racist commentary. It may cause a stir for a brief time, but eventually it all gets swept under the rug and only those that have been offended remember.

  • Anonymous

    “Why is Pat Buchanan Still on MSNBC After his Disparaging Comments About Blacks in America?”

    For the same reason he is on in the first place: He has the stones to express what White America evidently feels. Do you think he surprised the bosses @ MSNBC with his comments? No. He was hired to make those comments.
    “We need shows like MSNBC and Pat Buchanan,They show us just how racist most of white America still is.” I beg to differ. White America needs this, just to let the (white/racist) masses know that America has not gone off course, and that racisim is indeed, still the order of the day.
    Beside, I’d be willing to bet that the majority of Black people do not watch MSNBC, or similar shows.
    If you ever have any questions about America, read the Willy Lynch Letter. It is essentially the foundation stone of this country, and explains just about everything.

  • Janet Shan

    I think a lot of the things that happen with the media are ratings-driven. The more outrageous the analysts, the better. Pat Buchanan clearly has a history of making racists statements and I really don’t know why they would have him on, but in reality he appeals to a segment of the population and therein lies the reason he is on MSNBC. We as blacks in America do not have to put up with this. We have a lot of recourse.

  • Janet Shan

    Renee, from what I have read, Pat Buchanan’s statements are seemingly saying that all blacks get public assistance and have our hands out to the government. He has neglected to mention the blacks that are hardworking, decent, law-abiding people who have made significant contributions to America in every aspect. He is also neglecting to mention all the whites that have done wrong things, including Columbine, Oklahoma city bombing, Unibomber, Zodiac Killer and not to mention the segment of the white population that is on public assistance, the Skinheads and I could go on and on. But no, knock black people for speaking up about a history of racism in America that seems to have gone underground and manifested in subtle ways.

  • LOVE

    WHY DO PAT FIND NO FAULT IN JOHN MCCAIN HE IS NO SAINT WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT HIM ‘QUESTION FOR PAT I AM FIRST SO GLAD YOU DID NOT WIN THE PRESIDENCY, THANK GOD,BUT THE QUESTION IS WHY IS IT STILL TODAY YOUR HIDING INFO ABOUT WATERGATE, YOU MR.BUCHANAN SHOULD TELL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ABOUT YOURSELF YOU NEVER HAVE ANY THING POSSIVE TO SAY ABOUT PEOPLE, THAT YOU CALL AND I QUOTE,’EXOTIC’ WHY AREN’T YOU AS WISE AS YOU PROFESS TO BE BUT,I DON’T AGREE, TELL PEOPLE WHEN YOU HAVE SOMETHING THAT IS WORTHY THAT WHEN THEY CALL OUT WORD’S LIKE ‘KILL HIM’ THE MOST DAMAGING THING, ‘TELL HOW YOU AS A PEOPLE SHOULD CHECK EACH OTHER WHEN YOUR PEOPLE YELL OUT DANGEROUS RACIST WORD OF THAT NATURE YOU LOOK MATURE ENOUGH, WISE I DOUBT, BECAUSE IT IS FRIGHTENING TO EVEN THINK THAT SOMEONE JUST COULD KILL HIM BUT, YOU ARE TO BUSY LIFTING WRONG UP UNTIL THE TRUE POINT JUST DOESN’T MATTER TO YOU MAYBE IF MORE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE SPOKE UP WE MAY HAVE REAL LEGEND,LIKE JFK,MARTIN L. KING, ROBERT KENNEDY PEOPLE WHO WOULD NOT BE AS BIAS AS YOU MR.BUCHANAN, ‘I PRAY MSNBC WILL GET A TRUE POLITICAL ANALIST SO I WANT HAVE TO SEE RACISM RAISE HIS UGLY, FOUL HEAD LOVE

  • Anonymous

    I DO BELIEVE MR. BUCHANAN IS HOWEVER A RACIST I SAY WITH SORROW,BUT IT IS TRUE WE FIND OUR SELF IN TROUBLESOME TIME’S WE DO NOT NEED ANY ONE TO FUEL THE FIRE OF HATRED AT THIS MOMENTOUS TIME IN HISTORY,MR.BUCHANAN CAN BE A HELP HOWEVER I FIND IT A NEGATIVE WHEN SOMEONE’S LIFE IS IN DANGER WE SHOULD NOT UP HOLD WRONG, BUT TEAR IT DOWN WHEN WE HEAR IT WE SHOULD USE OUR VOICE FOR POSITIVE’S NOT FOR ANYTHING THAT MIGHT IN ANYWAY BE INTERPUTED AS CRITICAL LOVE