But as a recent interview with RT shows, it is not Buchanan’s supposed “white supremacist ideology,” as Color of Change ludicrously charged, that got him fired, but his common sense views on U.S. foreign policy, views that often intersect with the views of another pariah and thorn in the side of the establishment, Ron Paul.
As the drums of war grow stronger, the establishment media, including a supposedly liberal establishment, are purging their ranks of critics like Buchanan.
In a normal, non-Bizarro world, Ron Paul would be an ideal candidate for antiwar Democrats.
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?”
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.”
“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”?
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?
Fox News Drifting Leftward? (“Cliff Kincaid at America’s Survival has launched a call for Fox News to bring back Glenn Beck.”)…
Fox News Drifting Leftward?
American Thinker ^ | 1-26-2012 | James Simpson
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 9:46:46 AM by servo1969
This announcement comes on the heels of troubling revelations about Beck’s firing and other disturbing trends at Fox. It quickly got front-page coverage at the Huffington Post, presumably to launch a campaign of ridicule and smears before Kincaid’s idea builds momentum. No matter how much they sneer, the left is terrified of Beck.
msnbc ^ | 1/8/2012 | ap
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2012 7:28:24 AM by tobyhill
MSNBC’s top executive said Saturday that he hasn’t decided whether conservative commentator and author Pat Buchanan will be allowed back on the network.
Buchanan, a former GOP presidential candidate and a paid MSNBC contributor, hasn’t been on the network since the publication of his book “Suicide of a Superpower” last October. The book has chapters titled “The End of White America” and “The Death of Christian America” and its author argues that the United States is in the “Indian summer of our civilization.”
“When Pat was on his book tour, because of the content of the book, I didn’t think it should be part of the national dialogue much less part of the dialogue on MSNBC,” said MSNBC President Phil Griffin. The minority advocacy group Color of Change has circulated a petition urging MSNBC to fire Buchanan.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com …
While attending an event billed as “open to the public”, conservative blogger Adam Sharp was harassed, roughed up and forcibly removed.His “crime”? Someone at the Washington University at St. Louis thought Sharp worked for Fox News, and didn’t like the questions he was asking Van Jones – the main speaker at the event.Gateway Pundit reported that “several university officials harassed the citizen journalists at the event.
One university thug even roughed up Sharp and grabbed for his camera.”Van Jones was recently ousted from his White House position as the so-called “green jobs czar” after his admitted communism and 9-11 trutherism stirred controversy.Jones also published an obscenity-laced anti-government rap song in which he called Uncle Sam “the real terrorist.”A group funded by Jones, Color of Change, led a successful campaign to keep Andrew Breitbart off ABC News Election night coverage.
The group is also targeting Glenn Beck and Fox News in hopes of silencing them as well.Sharp attended the event in hopes of asking Jones about his radical views, but Sharp learned first hand the progressive definition of free speech.