MSNBC Finally Fires Pat Buchanan, White Supremacist

MSNBC has finally fired white supremacist Pat Buchanan, but he isn't going easily. 

From Raw Story:

In a lengthy screed published to his personal website, Buchanan tore into his former employer of 10 years for what he called “an undeniable victory for the blacklisters,” in which the former Nixon aide calls out MSNBC for caving to organizations like the African-American advocacy group Color of Change, LGBT advocates with Human Rights Campaign, Jewish advocates at The Anti-Defamation League and progressive media watchdog Media Matters for America.


 MSNBC President Phil Griffin said recently that Buchanan’s suspension came after the publication of his latest book, “Suicide of a Superpower,” which contains a chapter called, “The End of White America.” Griffin said last month that he did not think the book belonged in the public discourse and Buchanan has been off the air since October, but news of his suspension did not break until January. At the time, MSNBC said there was no decision yet on his potential future with the network.

The book is alarmingly hateful, with passages that warn for race war and blame minorities for racism against them. 

But, as Raw Story noted, it wasn't just the book that got him fired:

Buchanan has long courted racial controversy in his rhetoric. Last April he said that President Obama’s path to the White House was the result of “affirmative action all the way,” and in 2009 he asserted that the U.S. “has been a country built, basically, by white folks.”

See a list of his 10 most outrageous statements here

AlterNet / By Staff

Posted at February 17, 2012, 5:27am

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