February 17, 2012
Longtime conservative author and commentator Pat Buchanan wrote in The American Conservative that his “days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end” and that he’s been blacklisted from the network. MSNBC executives say the controversial content of Buchanan’s most recent book, Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025, was was prompted the decision.
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?? 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!
This article was posted: Friday, February 17, 2012 at 4:52 am