The notion that MSNBC could even have to deliberate on whether to fire racist political analyst Pat Buchanan is a slap in the face off all those people he has offended. There is no real decision to make here. In case you haven’t noticed, Pat Buchanan hasn’t been on the at MSNBC lately over his appearance on white nationalist radio show The Political Cesspool with James Edwards promoting his latest book, Suicide of a Superpower, which was garbage, in my opinion. Pat Buchanan pushes a vile brand of racist rhetoric on par with other nationalist wingnuts, though he hasn’t called for violence, but his words are just as dangerous. Those words could lead nativists and white supremacists to conclude that his words are a call to action because their faith, civilization and ethnicity are in jeopardy. Pat Buchanan loves to feed the crazy fundamentalist extremists all over the place.
I have been blogging for the last two and a half years that Pat Buchanan and his sister, Bay Buchanan, have no place on television and should be disqualified from the political discourse because of the extremist views and the questionable “friends.” MSNBC doesn’t have the guts to do the right thing. They will sneak him back on television when the furor subsides. If you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig. You can’t change the facts about Pat Buchanan — a racist windbag.
MSNBC’s top executive said Saturday that he hasn’t decided whether conservative commentator and author Pat Buchanan will be allowed back on the network.
Buchanan, a former GOP presidential candidate and a paid MSNBC contributor, hasn’t been on the network since the publication of his book “Suicide of a Superpower” last October. The book has chapters titled “The End of White America” and “The Death of Christian America” and its author argues that the United States is in the “Indian summer of our civilization.”
“When Pat was on his book tour, because of the content of the book, I didn’t think it should be part of the national dialogue much less part of the dialogue on MSNBC,” said MSNBC President Phil Griffin. The minority advocacy group Color of Change has circulated a petition urging MSNBC to fire Buchanan.
Buchanan did appear for an interview about his book in October on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” where host Sean Hannity said, “welcome out of exile.” Griffin would not discuss the length of Buchanan’s contract with MSNBC or whether it would be renewed. Source: CBS News
Mark my words. If MSNBC doesn’t get the cojones and fire Pat Buchanan, they will sneak him back on the air when the presidential election campaign heats up. Yeah, that’s when they think people will be so fired up about their candidate that they won’t notice if they bring him back for his “analysis.”