Pat Buchanan is a long-time opponent of affirmative action, but on the Rachel Maddow show, Buchanan let loose some of his most regressive ideas about saving white males from the scourge of women and people of color that victimize them. You can read more about this recent appearance here
Buchanan is a paid news contributor for the cable news program MSNBC. As Media Matters recently wrote: "What would Pat Buchanan have to say to get himself fired by MSNBC?"
Pat Buchanan has finally crossed the line and MSNBC should no longer be paying him for his racist views. It's time for MSNBC to fire Pat Buchanan.
From Media Matters:
"That MSNBC grants Buchanan such a platform is remarkable in light of the long history of bipartisan denunciation of him. In 1991, conservative icon William F. Buckley wrote in National Review
that it was "impossible to defend Pat Buchanan against the charge that what he did and said during the period under examination, the military build-up for the Gulf War, amounted to anti-Semitism." During Buchanan's 1996 presidential campaign, he faced considerable media scrutiny of his views and statements, including an extremely contentious appearance on ABC that featured a grilling by conservative George Will and fellow Beltway insider Cokie Roberts. That same year, then-RNC chairman Rich Bond said Buchanan was "heading toward a low-road message of anger, hate and race-baiting." During Buchanan's 1999-2000 presidential campaign, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer said, "There's no doubt he makes subliminal appeals to prejudice."
And last night's screed was the final straw.
Please tell MSNBC that they shouldn't be paying contributors for racist and sexist commentary anymore. It's time for MSNBC to fire Pat Buchanan.