Pat Buchanan Canned Over Book at MSNBC

    February 17, 2012
    Mike Tuttle
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After an uproar about his publication of a book in October called “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025??”, MSNBC has finally bowed to the pressure from various groups and fired Pat Buchanan.

Some have viewed Buchanan’s book as anti-Semitic, pro-White, and generally racist overall. MSNBC asked Buchanan to not appear on its network while he was promoting the book. After four months of absence, calls for his ouster by the Anti-Defamation League and other groups finally found a hearing ear.

Buchanan, a former speech writer and opposition researcher for Richard Nixon, himself says his book is not racist, but merely reports on the breakdown of America along social and racial lines, which he says threatens to destroy it from within. He says he did not endorse any views that he explored, only reported them.

Buchanan addressed his being let go in a blog post yesterday at The American Conservative:

My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end.

The calls for my firing began almost immediately with the Oct. 18 publication of Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?? A group called Color of Change, whose mission statement says that it “exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice,” claimed that my book espouses a “white supremacist ideology.” Color of Change took particular umbrage at the title of Chapter 4, “The End of White America.”

MSNBC President Phil Griffin told reporters, “I don’t think the ideas that [Buchanan] put forth [in his book] are appropriate for the national dialogue, much less on MSNBC.”

The modus operandi of these thought police at Color of Change and ADL is to brand as racists and anti-Semites any writer who dares to venture outside the narrow corral in which they seek to confine debate. All the while prattling about their love of dissent and devotion to the First Amendment, they seek systematically to silence and censor dissent.

Without a hearing, they smear and stigmatize as racist, homophobic, or anti-Semitic any who contradict what George Orwell once called their “smelly little orthodoxies.” They then demand that the heretic recant, grovel, apologize, and pledge to go forth and sin no more.

Defy them, and they will go after the network where you work, the newspapers that carry your column, the conventions that invite you to speak. If all else fails, they go after the advertisers.

I know these blacklisters. 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.

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  • sj

    Really surprised that MSNBC caved and fired Buchanan. I think it’s time that white, heterosexual Americans start standing up for OUR rights. This quote says it all:
    “A group called Color of Change, whose mission statement says that it “exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice,” claimed that my book espouses a “white supremacist ideology.”

    It’s ok for blacks, gays, and polka dotted aliens to beat their chests for THEIR particular agendas, but not ok for White America to express their opinion?

    This country is in a hand basket and headed for hell in a hurry.

    WHITE,STRAIGHT,FEMALE and damn proud of it.

    • http://cass-hacks.com Craig

      It would seem not all are allowed to be proud of one’s heritage.

      Personally, I don’t know of any heritage or lineage without enough skeletons in its closet to populate a thousand grave yards but hey, some would seem better or maybe more politically popular would be a better way to put it.

  • Aaron

    Apparently in today’s society one can no longer have a opinion outside of the mainstream. High profile people are being fired left and right every day for speaking their opinions. This is not a good road to go down, it is dangerous to develop a generation of PC sheep. Pat is not someone I exactly look up too, however I have read many of his books and thought they were great, obviously not mainstream, but that is what makes America great, ppl of all lines of thought. I don’t see it as being racist to say that whites are quickly becoming a minority, it is a fact, are facts racist? Many ppl say yes, I disagree. We just need to drop the whole equal rights crap and finally admit that we are not a nation of hyphenated Americans, we are just Americans plain and simple. Pat is in a league of his own, we all know this, I just wonder whom they are going to replace him with? Ann Coulter? Herman Cain? lol

    “There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.” Theodore Roosevelt

  • Nate

    The problem is that the same people that are accusing him of being a racist because of the title of his book are ignorant. They are basing their facts off of the cover of a book and therefore make it theory not fact. Maybe if the idiot left loonies were to start reading a little instead of getting offended at everything or throwing the race card around, they might understand Pat’s point of view. STOP JUDGING PEOPLE BY THE COVER OF THE BOOK!!! START READING!!
    The government, liberal media and others such as the progressives are sensitive individuals, and the political correctness this country has blindly accepted, is destroying our freedoms. I understand the liberals believe in big government and that government is the answer to all problems and because of the blatant disregard for our Constitution and the First Amendment, it’s leading our country to an ominous disaster. We need to stand up for our rights as individuals against these injustices and bring our country back to where it needs to be, where EVERYONE, not just liberals have the right to publicly speak and write books that are ones opinions.
    The only way you’re going to know if you agree or disagree is to read it and make a wise and educated decision for yourself.