Pat Buchanan Out: People Respond OnlineBy: Mike Tuttle - February 17, 2012
After he served ten years as an analyst, MSNBC has shown Pat Buchanan the door.
Protests have gone on for years about Buchanan’s statements and perceived racism. Buchanan maintains that this is all a conspiracy by the left to have him ousted. And, there were coordinated and concerted efforts to petition and pressure MSNBC to can him.
Most who are happy to see him go can recite certain statements that Buchanan has made over the years, including:
Upon news of his firing, people took to Twitter to express glee or outrage, depending on their lean:
— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) February 17, 2012
oh good, pat buchanan gives conservatives another opportunity to explain the first amendment right to a tv pundit job.
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 17, 2012
Pat Buchanan should STFU. People heard you and voted no. It’s the risk ALL of us take when we express opinions. Go scream on a street corner
— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) February 17, 2012
We thank everyone who contributed to @MSNBC ending its relationship with Pat Buchanan and the hateful, outdated ideas he represents.
— ColorOfChange.org (@ColorOfChange) February 17, 2012
MSNBC felt having one token Right leaning person like Pat Buchanan on the air gave the GOP an unfair advantage in discussions.
— Tooth Fairy Denier (@FunkynFortunate) February 17, 2012
Pat Buchanan is like Benedict Arnold, but without the charm and grace
— Jon Hartmann(@jonhartmannjazz) February 17, 2012
It’s more than a little bit remarkable that Pat Buchanan lasted 10 years at MSNBC.
— Adam Wagner (@AdamWagner1990) February 17, 2012
The only thing shocking about Pat Buchanan leaving MSNBC is he was billed as “analyzing” anything.
— Jared James (@count_01) February 17, 2012
Pat Buchanan dropped from MSNBC. It must’ve been hard for him to find a spot to park his horse and buggy when he came to work everyday.
— Sabine Mariano (@TweetEverstrong) February 17, 2012
With Pat gone from MSNBC, what will happen to the Florida voting juggernaut that is Jews For Buchanan? We came so close in 2000,
— Boo Radley (@BernardRieux68) February 17, 2012
I didn’t agree with Pat #Buchanan, but found him to be interesting. If he was racist and anti-semitic, he didn’t express those ideas on TV
— Jack W. Orf (@JackWOrf) February 17, 2012