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Blacklisted, But Not Beaten

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

After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous.

The calls for my firing began almost immediately with the Oct. 18 publication of Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? [1]? 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.”

Media Matters parroted the party line: He has blasphemed!

A Human Rights Campaign that bills itself as America’s leading voice for lesbians, bisexuals, gays, and transgendered people said that Buchanan’s “extremist ideas are incredibly harmful to millions of LBGT people around the world.” Their rage was triggered by a remark to NPR’s Diane Rehm—that I believe homosexual acts to be “unnatural and immoral.”

On Nov. 2, Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League, who has sought to have me censored for 22 years, piled on. “Buchanan has shown himself, time and again, to be a racist and an anti-Semite,” said Foxman. Buchanan “bemoans the destruction of white Christian America” and says America’s shrinking Jewish population is due to the “collective decision of Jews themselves.”

Well, yes, I do bemoan what Newsweek’s 2009 cover called “The Decline and Fall of Christian America” and editor Jon Meacham described as “The End of Christian America.” After all, I am a Christian.

And what else explains the shrinkage of the U.S. Jewish population by 6 percent in the 1990s and its projected decline by another 50 percent by 2050, if not the “collective decision of Jews themselves”?

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Let error be tolerated, said Thomas Jefferson, “so long as reason is left free to combat it.” What Foxman and ADL are about in demanding that my voice be silenced is, in the Jeffersonian sense, intrinsically un-American. Consider what it is these people are saying.

They are saying that a respected publisher, St. Martin’s, colluded with me to produce a racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic book, and CNN, Fox News, C-SPAN, Fox Business News, and the 150 radio shows on which I appeared failed to detect its evil and helped to promote a moral atrocity.

If my book is racist and anti-Semitic, how did Sean Hannity, Erin Burnett, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Megyn Kelly, Lou Dobbs, and Ralph Nader miss that? How did Charles Payne, African-American host on Fox radio, who has interviewed me three times, fail to detect its racism? How did Michael Medved miss its anti-Semitism?

In a 2009 cover story in the Atlantic, “The End of White America?” from which my chapter title was taken, professor Hua Hsu revels in the passing of America’s white majority. At Portland State, President Clinton got a huge ovation when he told students that white Americans will be a minority in 2050. Is this writer alone forbidden to broach the subject?

That homosexual acts are unnatural and immoral has been doctrine in the Catholic Church for 2,000 years. Is it now hate speech to restate traditional Catholic beliefs?

Documented in the 488 pages and 1,500 footnotes of Suicide of a Superpower [1] is my thesis that America is Balkanizing, breaking down along the lines of religion, race, ethnicity, culture, and ideology and that Western peoples are facing demographic death by century’s end. Are such subjects taboo? Are they unfit for national debate?

So it would seem. 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.”

In the 10 years I have been at MSNBC, the network has taken heat for what I have written, and faithfully honored our contract. Yet my four-months’ absence from MSNBC and now my departure represent an undeniable victory for the blacklisters.

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.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? [1] Copyright 2012 Creators.com.

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#1 Comment By Thomas O. Meehan On February 18, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

The significant number of Left commenters here who also stand up for Pat’s right to be heard is encouraging. But I must say that such evocations of the spirit of polite dialogue may be moot in the long run. It seems clear to me that left and right in the US are not ideological disputes so much as two separate and irreconcilable cultures battling for dominance within one polity. Obviously this cannot end well.

Pat draws the hatred of his left establishment enemies not because he is wrong but because he represents an identity they seek to destroy. They hate his identity and the more he seeks to represent a Euro-American Christian identity, the more they will suppress him and any like him. How else can we explain their horror at commentary on the eclipse of his own people. As we all know, our culture is seeping with affirmative stories of other groups proclaiming their difference. Only those people who previously comprised the vast majority of Americans are censored for mere self-awareness.

Conservatives as representatives of the Old Republic and largely, the traditional people of America must stop trying to “Win the argument” with the left. The left is only a collections of angry acquisitive minorities bent on dispossessing the rest of us. There is no argument with a burglar. The left by its nature, is not interested in truth, indeed it sees truth as only a social construct. The single overriding drive of all leftists is to seize and maintain power.

So either we traditional Americans and those who wish to become so will unite to take back our institutions, our culture and our streets, or we will become a despised set upon minority in our own land. We need to create and support our own institutions and media. We need to stop apologizing for defending our own interests.

#2 Comment By ML On February 18, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

What is wrong with being white?

Its not a crime for caucasians to have their own culture, to enjoy being who and what they are (white). I would love to start groups where caucasians could celebrate their European heritages (German, English, Irish, etc) but sadly, it would be called a hate group by everyone else.

#3 Comment By Kellie Reeve On February 18, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

Mr. Buchanan,
I have not always agreed with everything you have said or written, but I believe MSNBC has put yet another nail in their own coffin by releasing you. I have always appreciated your quick wit, but moreover, your valuable expertise and knowledge about this country’s political system. No other living person has the ability to put past events in context and analyze their application to today’s political climate. No one else has the depth of knowledge combined with your ability to communicate, and you will be sorely missed. Take care, sir. .

#4 Comment By Dr. M. Goslins On February 18, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

I am not a fan of Mr. Buchanan’s opinions. But to characterize his “Blacklisted but not beaten” reply to his firing as an “unhinged rant” puts the writer’s article in the “unhinged rant” catagory instead. While as unpalateable as his views are, his article is certainly not “unhinged”, though it could probably be considered a “rant”.

#5 Comment By rafraf On February 18, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

You have the freedom to continue to speak, Mr. Buchanan. What you are whining about is that you aren’t being given a megaphone by which to make amplify your voice, because this conversation has been had for the last fifty or so years, and society has decided opposite to what you believe. The majority of your listeners have let the room, yelling after them and continuing to badger won’t bring them back.

#6 Comment By Jeff Gunn On February 18, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

Pat;

I too am an endangered species in today’s America. My general belief system is under constant assault by politicians and by a media seemingly more drawn to the profitability of pandering to the anti-intellectual extremism on both ends of the political spectrum, than rationally and factually educating viewers. Offending the sensibilities of neo-liberals, or the reactionary dogma of so called conservatives, has replaced a sober, cogent, solution-oriented conversation about the difficulties facing our nation. I’m surprised you were retained as long as you were, by a network interested more in being an alternative to Fox, than providing context from divergent viewpoints.

#7 Comment By C. Richards On February 18, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

Bottom line is, Pat, I’d invite you into my home without a second thought. You’re an honorable, courageous, decent and honest man who is up front and who unflinchingly speaks his mind and says what he, and most of us, and I emphasize most of us in our country, are truly concerned about: right, decency, moral and philosophical principle and country. You are on a much higher moral, personal and intellectual level than anyone responsible for trying to silence you at MSNBC can dream of ever being. They lose. And who really cares anyway?

#8 Comment By brian fl On February 18, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

PatGreat
Great book. Just finished it. As a jew I didn’t find it offensive at all. References to race, religion, sexual orientation where all carefully put into a proper historical and societly context. For the media that think they can silence they have not. The raw anaylis in this book is something every
American should read.

#9 Comment By Viking LS On February 18, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

Thomas Meehan

I don’t see much difference between what’s being done to Buchanan and what was done to the Dixie Chicks and Bill Maher. The split is between those who beliveve liberty means making space for opinions and ideas they find odious and those who don’t, not left and right.

#10 Comment By Scott Lahti On February 18, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

Boo freakin’ hoo.

One measure of a man – as opposed to an Elmer Fudd crybaby – lies in his possession of a mirror, the better to see in his own pockmarked reflection the sole author of every last among his troubles, in hopes that, whether at seven or seventy, he might show promise of someday growing either a pair or the eff up.

Oh, wait – I forgot the tattered script – it’s always the – tee hee! – “liberals’” fault.

As you were, proud “conservatives”; we now return you to the show, already in infantile regress…

#11 Comment By James pedie On February 18, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

Mr. Buchanan I also do miss your voice, people have to learn that silencing other point of view is not wise, but they should hear and learn for their enemy whether political or otherwise. I rarely agree with any conservatives but I never agree with homosexuality and never will. That only as The Bible said is an abomination in the eyes of God and the devil is really tricking people to make them think it is acceptable. I do pray for all of those lost souls headed to he’ll to be forever lost. Yes God loves everyone but also hates all sin, and God has not changed from the Old Testament about it being unnatural and an abomination for man to lay with man or woman to lay with woman. Remember he made Adam and Eve. Not Adam and Steve.

#12 Comment By Rossbach On February 18, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

“In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act”. – George Orwell.

#13 Comment By super stupid On February 18, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

Pat thanks for being one of thefew originals on tv

#14 Comment By OWN14 On February 18, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

Buchanan for President!

#15 Comment By Michael Shamamian On February 18, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

I hope to see you on Current TV, with the other exiles.

#16 Comment By AndrewH On February 18, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

Isn’t this the same MSNBC/General Electric that employs Rachel Maddow who endorsed slaughtering brown people in Libya because the DNC said it was kosher? Defending with words the founding stock of the US is racist but physically killing actual non-white human beings in Libya, Pakistan, Afghanistan and soon Iran is perfectly acceptable to progressives – as long as the President is a Democrat. Progressives haven’t changed a bit since the Stalin days.

#17 Comment By Thomas O. Meehan On February 18, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

Viking LS wrote, “The split is between those who beliveve liberty means making space for opinions and ideas they find odious and those who don’t, not left and right.”

No sadly, it’s between traditional Americans and the left. As this episode makes obvious, the left can be relied on to silence us and literally displace us. So it’s them or us. It’s that simple.

#18 Comment By SPQR On February 18, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

It is not immoral or illegal to love your nation, religion or race.

“spiritual values as aristocratic, masculine, traditionalist, heroic and defiantly reactionary”.–Evola

#19 Comment By Rusty Shackleford On February 18, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

When calling a behavior immoral is considered per se to be “hateful” or “phobic,” whatever that really means, we are truly lost as a civilization.

It is astounding how many people today, including a number on this thread, willingly engage in this utterly despicable form of mud-slinging. They are the true purveyors of hatred and bigotry, even as they level this charge relentlessly against anybody who dares to disagree with them. And when they reap what they sow, they will blame everyone but themselves, so complete is their dishonesty.

#20 Comment By Defiant On February 18, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

I am in agreement with Mr. Buchanan on many issues. I’m certainly a fiscal conservative. I disagree with him on some social issues and many of you would not consider me a “social conservative.” I do however, believe in individual liberty and in the U.S. Constitution, and as a Viet Nam era veteran, I have been, and am ready now, to die defending our Constitution.
I don’t want government taking the money I earn to subsidize corporations, any foreign governments, or foreign military interventions, or to buy votes by handing out “entitlements” to individuals too lazy to work and provide for themselves, regardless of race.
Wether from Socialists, or from militaristic Neo-Cons our Constitution and our freedoms are in grave danger. If we don’t immediately change our monetary and foreign policies, and begin dismantling both the privately controlled central bank known as the Federal Reserve, and the military industrial complex, our Republic is lost; tyranny will be the new reality. Dissenting voices such as Mr. Buchanan’s will not be allowed to be heard, and people such as him will, in all probablilty, be herded into re-education camps in some far off gulag.

#21 Comment By ral On February 19, 2012 @ 12:15 am

Statements like this are why conservatives have no credibility, “Rachel Maddow who endorsed slaughtering brown people in Libya because the DNC said it was kosher”. I mean, really, that’s almost as stupid as Rick Santorum’s bizarre Stone Age theocratic mindset.

As for Pat Buchanan – he’s been a racist since at least the 60’s and probably before. I’ve had to listent o his bilge for decades, and he IS a racist.

#22 Comment By John On February 19, 2012 @ 4:48 am

Another example of why the elctronic and print media that must be socially, politically, and gender correct, confine debate to two minute segments, and gives more time to the escapades of Hollywood stars and such mundane things as speculation on when Prince William’s wife will get pregnant, has been replaced by The WEB as a source of real and significant news and debate. When someone is punished for his written or spoken views you can be sure of one thing: he speaks an inconvenient truth.

#23 Comment By John Koster On February 19, 2012 @ 7:32 am

Pat Buchanan probably took the chop because he opposes the future war in Iran as he opposed the past war in Iraq and exposed the origins of the long past war with Japan as a manipulation of the FDR White House. How does that comport with attempts to portray him as a bigot or a racist? I’ve known Pat for 30 years and while my spectrum of friends of all races is broader than his, I believe him to be a fair-minded and honest man. The purge of commentators who refuse to become the flunkies for people who don’t care what happens to American service personnel of all colors when they are sent off to die for special interests is more deeply racist and vicious than anything Pat ever wrote.

#24 Comment By Tom Piatak On February 19, 2012 @ 7:32 am

There is no “whining” by Pat Buchanan here. The testimonials to Pat Buchanan from such former colleagues at MSNBC as Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Peter Fenn, and Chris Matthews speak for themselves.

What many of the comments do show is the utter fatuousness of any attempt at a left-right alliance in this country. Buchanan has been a forthright opponent of American intervention since the Cold War and has also championed the interests of working-class Americans. Supposedly, the American left cares about these issues. But Buchanan’s stance on these issues gets him no credit from the intolerant left, because the left cares far more about hating genuine conservatives than it does about any particular issue.

#25 Comment By Ted On February 19, 2012 @ 8:27 am

Pat, I happen to think you are a racist and a bigot, based on things you’ve said in the past. I’ve not read your book, and have no interest in doing so, but if what these groups say about it is true, it sounds like it’s a reflection of beliefs you’ve held for years. I don’t care personally whether you have a platform on TV, but I find it *incredibly* hypocritical that MSNBC would give you a show, knowing what your opinions are, and then take it away from you for expressing (on a completely different platform) the opinions you have held all along. That’s caving to special interests, and I find that disgraceful whether it happens on the left or the right.

I suppose you would describe me as a liberal, but I don’t affiliate myself with anyone who would behave as stupidly and as cowardly as MSNBC has in this affair. You deserve better. We, Americans, the viewing public, the body politic, deserve better.

#26 Comment By DirtyHarriet On February 19, 2012 @ 8:49 am

I once had a CJ professor for a Friday evening class – I loved to listen to him speak. He was a higher up in the NYSP. I never missed any of his classes.

Pat Buchanan, like that professor, is someone that I could listen to all day. His knowledge, passion and delivery is unmatched by any other on the tube or in print. Sometimes I agree with him, sometimes I don’t. But I will still listen, and read..

God speed to you, Sir. Hope you are able to continue to speak your mind and please don’t change a thing. Some of the posts here almost bring a tear to the eye – glad to see the support, even from the other end of the political spectrum.

#27 Comment By L. Weil On February 19, 2012 @ 9:45 am

I am sure that you will continue to find a forum that permits you to express your one-sided beliefs. Perhaps you will find tolerance somewhere down the line but your venom will not be missed on morning joe.

#28 Comment By Spencer Oliver On February 19, 2012 @ 11:14 am

Patrick, Having known you as I have for about sixty years, I just want to say that you are one of the most honorable, courageous, and intellectually honest people I have ever known. What MSNBC has done in censoring your views , although as a liberal democrat I disagree with you most of the time ,is wrong and absolutely disgraceful. It brings to mind the censorship and repression of journalists and regime opponents in authoritarian governments and dictatorships around the world. MSN BC has brought shame and dishonor it’s journalistic license.

#29 Comment By Cynthia On February 19, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

I donot know what most of you must be thinking; Mr.
Buchannan is a patriot! Don’t forget that -C.S.

#30 Comment By Adel Abdulhaq On February 19, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

Pat Buchanan is courageous & sincere american hero. His eloquent way of presenting facts does not go too well with the hypocrite controlled media that prefer chameleons. Alas,C’est la vie. I don’t agree with everything Pat said but I admire his steadfastness in his views no matter what the consequences. I am sure though that history will be kinder to him.

#31 Comment By Jan Rogozinski On February 19, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

Brutus et al.

“The Church” has not “existed for 2,000 years.” There is no such thing as “The Church.” For example, read Rebecca West’s still-brilliant Black Fox & Gray Falcon on how dramatically the view regarding sexual intercourse has changed oscillated over the centuries among the power elite calling themselves Christians. There was a time when sexless marriages were considered holy, and then their was a time when sexless marriages were condemned and both spouse burned at the stake for not having sex.

Only Individuals exist, as Saint Thomas Aquinas quite clearly teaches. And as Roman Catholics are supposed to believe. (After all, the various individuals calling themselves pope have not canonized all of their predecessors. Because they realize there is no such thing as ”The Pope”–there only are individuals calling themselves pope , some of whom were quite evil, and a few of whom were holy men.)

There is no Church, no State, no United States–there only are individuals. Do this thought experiment regarding “The Government.” Replace all existing functionaries with ultra-efficient Swedes Socialist bureaucrats–or with Mexican ultra-corrupt bureaucrats, take your pick. Each of the two groups is “The Government” while it is in power. But in fact each group; is only individuals, in each case doing what they do best, be it Swedish efficiency or Mexican bribery. Which of the two is “The Government” .

Similarly with Christianity. In one-third of Jesus’s parables he bashes the 1% for abusing the 99%. He sure knew how to curse out the 1% and their minions. He never says one word criticizing either heterosexuality or homosexuality. Gay-bashing was made up centuries later by some individuals pretending to be “The Church.” At other times, the men pretending to be “The Church” have held contrary views.

#32 Comment By Adam S. On February 19, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

A lot of people agree with you Mr. Buchanan and are not happy with the decline of Western culture. Keep up the good fight.

#33 Comment By Jan Rogozinski On February 19, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

Permit me to add a second thought.

Mr Buchanan’s less than manly whining is inconsistent with every word in every book he has ritten.

He consistently has been a “severe” defender of our current economic system against attacks from the left.. (Call our system what you want–crony capitalism, monopoly capitalism, globalisation.) There is one and only one response to his firing consistent with this faith in the “market” that he has expressed for forty years.

Which is: The CEO of MSNBC believes he will make more money without me on the station than he will with me on the station. I have for decades strongly opposed both labor unions and governmental programs protecting workers’ rights. I believe that the Free Market always is right. Therefore I applaud the CEO’s decision to fire me.

He might add, “I also am delighted that my absence from the TV screen will increase the value of the stock of the company owning NBC.”

After all, no one has a right to be on a political commentary program.

#34 Comment By sal magundi On February 19, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

this isn’t a blacklisting.
but of course there’s a good rhetorical reason for using such a word.

#35 Comment By Tom S On February 19, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

“Fired but not Blacklisted” is a better title for this piece.

Also, it is not mudslinging when the criticism of Mr. Buchanan’s beliefs is taken from his copious writings.

Mr. Buchanan will most likely end up on Fox, where he will provide much needed intellectual heft to that network’s stream of political dog spew.

#36 Comment By LarryS On February 19, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

Reminds me of what was done to Sam Francis. You are in good company there, Mr. Buchanan. You have been right from the beginning.

#37 Comment By Sergey On February 20, 2012 @ 11:00 am

Although I often disagree with your views, Mr. Buchannan (on Israel, Ron Paul for example), I think that your firing from MSNBC is a moral outrage. You have a right to express your views and the ultra-liberal and leftist side should have an honest debate with you–not shut you down.

#38 Comment By Thomas O. Meehan On February 20, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

Koch brothers, spend less time at the track, betting on the right horse=candidate. Buy a network and get your message across without interference. FOX is just neo-con central and an actual conservative/libertarian network would have an audience and with sufficiently good programing, substantial ad revenues.

#39 Comment By Linda On February 20, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

I think it is an outrage that MSNBC has done this,,I used to watch some of their programs, can not stomach them now. They get delight in making fun of conservative’s and anyone who does not agree with them. It is really sickening to watch them.. They want to demonize anyone that is not a liberal sniffing at their door..They tell of the bravery of any group who promotes their agenda. And when hundreds of thousands of peace loving, mothers, fathers, children, grandparents came to Washington several years ago wanting to restore decency and honor and by the way did not leave garbage all over nor spewed hate, MSNBC belittled them to.More people are tuning them out as should be. .Just my belief, I would say ED, Rachel, AL, Lawrence, chris, mika, willie to name a few wanted you out. They have to promote their views. Not about God fearing people who love the Lord and have more compassion in our pinky than they have for a lifetime. I do not understand how they can be given a show to talk all their hatred.
Mr. Buchanan I wish you well and know you are loved

#40 Comment By genetuttle On February 20, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

This may not set MSNBC’s advertisers to trembling, but I will boycott the Morning Joe program for the shameful way the network has treated Buchanan. That is too bad, because the show has been superb at presenting a variety of left-right viewpoints on current events in an entertaining and informative ambiance.

My decades of experience living in many social and ethnically strife-torn societies on several continents confirms much of what Buchanan has been saying about the dangers American society also faces from within.

I have long been a fan of his, and have taken much pleasure from hearing a growing number of liberal friends and family members express surprise (and at times disquiet) at how often they find themselves agreeing with Pat over recent years.

His success in challenging the intellectual shallowness behind so much of today’s progressive trendiness has obviously become too dangerous to tolerate. We can just hope that Pat is nevertheless taking comfort from that success that so frightens his opponents and that it continues to motivate him to keep up the good fight.

#41 Comment By Judge Bartley On February 20, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

Pat Sack: see illustration @ [2]

#42 Comment By Bertil Wedin On February 20, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

From Bertil Wedin, Kyrenia, Cyprus.
Patrick Buchanan is a great thinker and writer. His enemies will never admit why they wanted him blacklisted. It was because he made it difficult for them to continue heir destruction of the Western civilisation. I wish him, not them, much further success. BW.

#43 Comment By Philip J Tramdack On February 20, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

I don’t much care for Pat’s politics, but I thought he really brought something to MSNBC. This is a BIG mistake. On a personal note, about 10 years ago Pat wrote a column defending the use of torture in the nation’s defense. I wrote him an email where I asked him, exactly, where he intended to find cowards willing to inflict pain on helpless human beings– no matter what they were alleged to have done. Pat wrote me back a very gracious and sensible email basically conceding my point. I was really impressed that a great man like himself would take the time to write to me on such a personal level.

#44 Comment By Kevin J On February 20, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

For those of you who say this is not technically censorship because the government wasn’t involved, please note that powerful government officials have previously spoken of the need to end “racism” and “sexism” in the media.

Look at the EEOC chair Naomi Earp’s reaction to Don Imus’ admittedly vulgar remarks about that ladies’ basketball team:

“Employers must become intolerant of racist and sexist behavior in the workplace and invoke a zero-tolerance stance towards such offensive conduct, and so must the media and entertainment industry

The federal government empowers censorship groups whose frivolous charges of bigotry can kill careers.

#45 Comment By No Thanks On February 20, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

MSNBC/FOX = Donkey/GOP = Neolib/Neocon.

Nearly a third of the electorate identifies as independent rather than be associated with these noxious pseudo-choices, both of which will lead to more taxes, more government, more bailouts, more ginned up wars, more immigrants and more outsourcing.

#46 Comment By S. Pearson On February 21, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

Pat, I’m left-leaning but have always respected the positions you espouse. You don’t degrade to name calling, so you come off convincing and pusuasive. Looking forward to your continuing presence on TV political shows. Always cherished your appearances on the McGaughlin Group. Every Good Wish.

#47 Comment By M. Mitchell On February 21, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

Mr. Buchanan, I disagreed with your political perspective most of the time but I deeply believe you have a right to say it and as an American of African descent, am outraged that your voice has been silenced on MSNBC. What I most respct about you is your sense of humor and your intellect. You were always a gentleman, no matter the circumstance. Whenever I heard a commentary from you that I initially disagreed with, I would ask myself why i disagreed, could I intellectually respond to your comment? Did I know the subject matter well enough to have an opinion or a discussion? Sometimes I would have to learn more, read more. So I thank you for your many years of intellectual honesty and I wish you well. You deserved to be treated better than this.

#48 Comment By Robert Tradorfski On February 23, 2012 @ 10:56 am

Dear Mr Buchanan

I have never been accused of being a Republican, but I am saddened by your leaving MSNBC.There are many voices in a true democracy, not just one.

You were right in your view that Israel was using John Demjanjuk for internal politics.

And clearly, Senator Hollings was silenced by the neocons in his criticism of the Iraqi war.

Best
RT

#49 Comment By John Meehan On August 26, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

In regards to Pat Buchanon
Whatever happened to his right of free speech. I liked his commentaries on MSNBC