Pat Buchanan “quits” MSNBC? Quits? Not likely…

Pat Buchanan writes…no…”writes” is too tame a word…blasts a bunch of people in The American Conservative as he says that he’s out at MSNBC…

Documented in the 488 pages and 1,500 footnotes of Suicide of a Superpower 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.

Mediaite is spinning this as Buchanan quitting MSNBC but Buchanan never used the term quit. He only used the term “departing” which as everyone knows only describes what has happened not why it happened or who initiated it. I doubt very much Buchanan would quit the network. He would probably want to stick around to fight it out. That’s his style. A more likely scenario is that he was either pushed out or not renewed…thus the “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore” spiel.

Update: Mediaite has revised its original story and removed any references to “quitting”…

Update 2: The AP’s David Bauder has more

The network said on Thursday that “after 10 years, we have decided to part ways with Pat Buchanan. We wish him well.”

Update 3: The Hollywood Reporter’s Marisa Guthrie has still more

Nevertheless, Buchanan is well-liked personally by many colleagues at MSNBC who say that he always graciously accommodated appearance requests despite being on a yearly, rather than a per-appearance, contract. And he had some important allies at MSNBC, notably Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough.

In fact, Buchanan himself credited the show with making him more likable to the wider public.

“He would come in and say, ‘People are hugging me in airports. I could have used you guys when I ran for president,’” recalls a Morning Joe insider. “He went from being this screaming, crazy, right-wing guy to like your grandfather because Joe knew how to use him. He has this unbelievable institutional knowledge of the conservative movement. He has forgotten more than most of these so-called pundits will ever know.”

But having Buchanan on the air became increasingly untenable, says another source. “The elephant in the room is his crazy politics.”

34 Responses to “Pat Buchanan “quits” MSNBC? Quits? Not likely…”

  1. I guess will still see him on the McLaughlin show . I do agree there’s a big difference between quit and depart

  2. Ah, when Maddow had him on as “Uncle Pat”, and Morning Joe had him on when it was still watchable, and Alex Witt paired him with a Democrat for a go-around. Now you can just listen to the liberals talk to each other. I say “you”, because it sure won’t be me.

    (Spud slips in on tiny cat feet)

  3. He sure didn’t deserve this firing. Hopefully this will be the beginning of the end for MSNBC.

    I didn’t read Buchanan’s book, but from how it was described, he addresses events that are actually occurring (decreasing levels of whites, Christians, etc.). But I guess in the land of MSNBC, some things just shouldn’t be discussed.

    Meanwhile, I know we’ll soon be seeing “Pat Buchanan, Fox News Contributor”. Good for Pat! People will actually be watching him there.

  4. “Meanwhile, I know we’ll soon be seeing “Pat Buchanan, Fox News Contributor”. Good for Pat! People will actually be watching him there.” – missy

    That’s a fact! Speaking of Fox/MSNBC, why is SE Cupp no longer on Red Eye or any Fox show? She sometimes shows up on NOW with Alex Wagner, where she seems a little subdued.

  5. Carol, I had never heard of NOW or Alex Wagner until your post, but I now see that he’s with MSNBC. If S.E. Cupp is over there, she’s not gonna last, based on what they did to Pat B. We just found out that they cannot tolerate anything other than 100% liberal thought.

  6. SE is probably very busy with her GBTV duties.

    As for Pat, you might see him on FNC, but I’m not so sure they will jump at the chance to hire him. They are trying to broaden out a bit and Pat wouldn’t fit in with that strategy.

  7. I hope Pat Buchanan stays off FNC. There’s other venues more suitable for him and he doesn’t have to be a news channel opinion head in order to have an audience.

  8. SE’s hasn’t been specific about it, but she made it clear more than once that she can’t be on FNC. I’ve assumed it was something related to her GBTV contract…. maybe FNC can’t pay her to appear on its shows so she won’t.

  9. Pat Buchanan has preaches white victimization at the hands of those mean old blacks and browns. Not even Roger Ailes will touch that.

    SE has been showing up on Martin Bashir’s show since she signed with Beck. She’s not “subdued”, she’s just in intelligent conversations which call for more than giggling at talking points she agrees with. And she’s good at it, btw.

  10. Joe, show me specifically where Pat Buchanan “preached white victimization at the hands of those mean old blacks and browns”..

    You make him sound like an idiot and a monster.

  11. -Buchanan preaches victimisation-

    I’m not convinced that’s true. I’ve heard many claims of that but with those I’ve checked they were false. I don’t like the guy but I dislike false claims more.

  12. You know Joe, those who characterized you simplistically, I learned over time, were most unfair, and very wrong.

  13. He’s made it crystal clear that he considers the growing population of minorities in America to be a threat to the white race. You can sugarcoat that any way you want, but it says what it says.

  14. If you’re referencing his most recent book, that’s not anywhere close to what he’s said.

  15. Oh for God’s sake, I’m referencing what he’s been talking about for 20 years. I’m not gonna dance with you all night about the ‘colorblind utopia’ you bring to every discussion about race. Pat Buchanan got fired for the same reason Fox won’t hire him: His views are poison beyond one very small demo.

  16. America desperately needs immigration for continued economic and social growth. Historically, among these immigrant populations have come an inordinate number of our most successful job creators. These immigrants absorb the culture of their new country to become Americanised, and America collectively absorbs a part of their culture.

    An uncontrolled influx of immigrants – from anywhere – brings with it the risk of negatively altering the natural evolution of American society. While the changes can be more apparent if the population is of a non-English-speaking one, the unhealthy changes can still happen regardless. It’s about the problems associated with radical societal change as opposed to the tried and true gradual one.

    We can poke all sorts of holes into the theory, but it’s still one well worth considering. It does everyone a great disservice to disregard it using false claims of bigotry and racism. For more than 20 years Buchanan has been a protectionist. While I think he’s wrong, just because his attackers have called that “bigotry” does not make it so.

  17. If Pat had preached black victimization at the hands of those mean old whites, MSNBC would have given him the 6PM slot.

    Oh wait: they already did.

  18. I’m fron NY and I can tell you some racist, anti-Semetic things Al Sharpton has said over the years that would make your head spin. Yet MSNBC gives HIM his own show??

  19. bushleaguer Says:

    Pat Buchanan’s politics were well-known for a long, long time. His recent book is not the first controversial thing he has had published… me, this says more about MSNBC than it does about Buchanan which is that a bunch of interest groups started screaming and MSNBC caved.

  20. Cable news pundits are like pro athletes, they work at the pleasure of their bosses. Pat had a good run at MSNBC but they are going in a different direction this election cycle (more moderate Republicans – less flamethrowers) and Buchanan just doesn’t fit in anymore.

    I too don’t think he will appear at FNC but is a much better fit at GBTV where he could be the moderate in the room.

    SE Cupp fits in with the new Republican pundit model at MSNBC (Steve Schmidt, Michael Steele, Megan McCain etc.) who are less ideological, smart and funny. BTW I’m not sure Cupp has even been hired at MSNBC yet.

  21. ^ “SE Cupp fits in with the new Republican pundit model at MSNBC (Steve Schmidt, Michael Steele, Megan McCain etc.) who are less ideological, smart and funny. ”

    Megan McCain “smart”? Boy, if she is smart – who is dumb? I think she got the gig because of her name, not because of her smarts!

  22. SE Cupp is NOT a moderate.

  23. “Megan McCain “smart”? Boy, if she is smart – who is dumb? I think she got the gig because of her name, not because of her smarts!”

    ^^ I and others have a different opinion. Yes she got her job partly because of her heritage but she’s not stupid in spite of the ‘dumb blond’ and fat jokes made about her.

    “SE Cupp is NOT a moderate.”

    I didn’t say she was a moderate I said she was a more moderate Republican and not a flamethrower a la Pat Buchanan and ‘less ideological, smart and funny’. You can be those things and still be a conservitive – at least at MSNBC.

  24. “Black victimization”? Not in THIS day and age!

    A dear friend is a highly educated “white woman” with an excellent job. However, she’s now in a position where she must interface with uinion thugs, most of whom are minorities.

    You would not believe their level of incompetence and unwillingness to work. And they are empowered to bully her and the company in which they work, because of the backing of the union and their minority status. Any other group of people (white, non union types, for example) would have been shown the door within five seconds of their antics. But many of these people (and their relatives), many of whom are illiterate, have been working there for years, draining the company of millions because of their ineptitude. (And it goes without saying that they CANNOT be fired or redeployed.)

    So tell me again who the victim is here?

    I am very sorry for the actions of SOME while people hundreds of years ago who reduced blacks to servitude, but none of us in THIS day and age have done so. We are competing with China, India and other countries in the global marketplace, yet must may exhorbitant salaries to many (not all) incompetents just because of the color of their skin.

    We are truly putting our country at a huge economic advantage in doing so. And it is morally wrong and unfair to do so.

  25. Only an idiot-moron would be satisfied substituting Megan McCain’s analysis of politics in place of Patrick Buchanan’s. Or a demon.

  26. It is morally wrong to drop to ‘lowest bidder’ status in a free-market global economy. Some things Buchanan is right about.

  27. From Hollywood Reporter:

    when Maddow got her own primetime show in September 2008. Buchanan and Maddow had multiple clashes on The Rachel Maddow Show’s “It’s Pat” segments. One discussion in July 2009 about Sonya Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court became particularly heated. Buchanan called Sotomayor an “affirmative action appointment” and explained that “affirmative action is to increase diversity by discriminating against white males.” Maddow disagreed.

    MSNBC could not afford that kind of discussion, but at the same time has grown more accommodating to fiery retoric of the left. As explained in THE GODFATHER, “It’s business. It’s not personal”.

  28. “Only an idiot-moron would be satisfied substituting Megan McCain’s analysis of politics in place of Patrick Buchanan’s. Or a demon.”

    ^^Gee I’m an idiot-moron or a demon because I have a different opinion than LK. I guess that ends all discussion on the matter and I’m certainly glad personal attacks are frowned upon on this site.

  29. “Discriminating against white males”. Yes, we have it so rough. That’s like if Kate Upton complained she’s not taken seriously. Suck it up, sweetheart..

  30. Who is Kate Upton? (I refuse to Google it and you can’t make me)

    ————- Today’s acknowledgments:

    (1) to Joe for the use of “idiot” and “moron” which I find very handy.

    (2) to Congresswoman Maxine Waters for the use of “demon” of which I am growing most fond. Quite the Devil’s fail by the way when during the “666” branding he only throws a “3”.

  31. larry, Kate Upton is the new cover girl on Sports Illustrated. She is also the niece of Republican congressman Fred Upton of Michigan.

  32. ^ And my sense is, at least in Fox-land, she’s a really big ‘news’ story.. 😉

  33. I’ll say it again how can they can Pat and keep Al when Sharpton’s own record of antisemitism and other racist remarks against Whites and Asians DIRECTLY LED TO DEATHS?

  34. mlong, excellent point. re: Pat B. But that’s MSNBC for you; we KNOW they have a double standard. And they know it too.

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