Pat Buchanan out at MSNBC

Filed in heightenedTags:

NEW YORK (AP) ? 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.”

Associated Press

Source: http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/4e67281c3f754d0696fbfdee0f3f1469/Article_2012-02-16-TV-MSNBC-Buchanan/id-4990c897daf145f3a12f2b40e9add246

new moon apple iphone 5 who got voted off dancing with the stars rome martha stewart google doodle environment

Leave a Reply

great track record of success
Phillies beat Orioles to break 6-game skid

By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer Associated Press Sports updated 10:38 p.m. ET June 8, 2012 BALTIMORE (AP) – Jim Thome felt right at home – in the cleanup spot, in the DH slot. Thome broke loose for the first time this year, Shane Victorino homered and drove in five runs, and the Philadelphia Phillies [...]

Keen On? Why MessageMe Might Be The Future Of Real-Time …

Ali Rosenthal joined Facebook back in early 2006, when it was a 50 person startup with 4 million users and she quit at the end of 2011 when it employed 3,500 people and was closing in on a billion users. As a member of Facebook?s founding business team, she helped pioneer their mobile business, growing [...]

Join WUSA-TV & Walk To End Breast Cancer

? As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We all have been touched by this disease indirectly or directly including JC Hayward, and it’s for this reason that WUSA-TV and JCHAYWARD.COM wants to make a difference in the community by walking towards a cure. WUSA-TV?will be walking and raising money in [...]

Evolving into Certified Being a Phlebotmist | 24 Hour Online …

It is possible to receive phlebotomy teaching at a number of hospitals, which in turn advertise such training classes jobs in the health industry website or of their publications. Still, training alone is oftentimes not enough to be able to become a professional phlebotomist. Though the position responsibilities associated with a Nursing Assistant can be [...]

Mobile Miscellany: week of April 23rd, 2012

Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you’re like us and really want to know what’s going on, then you’ve come to the right place. This past week, we learned that ZTE intends to release a phablet of its own, and Samsung unseated Nokia as the world’s largest supplier of [...]