Skip to comments.The New Blacklist by Pat Buchanan (fired by MSNBC)
Posted on 02/16/2012 11:53:12 PM PST by iowamark
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."
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"?
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" 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.
“MSNBC finally had enough of him making them all look like benighted asses”
Probably; it is their loss. He is a brilliant man, a proud patriot, a conscientious Christian, and I guess a few other things that would keep him off any network that so openly is opposed to the American people and their traditions.
Pat has the most accurate and pithy explanation for Nixon's resignation and I'm sorry but I will have to paraphrase as I lack the time to look it up.
On Pres Nixon's downfall:
“He paid the price for trying to help an old, dear and loyal friend.”
—that friend being AG Mitchell who was about to be crucified by the Liberal Democrat Watergate Witch Trials.
So, putting the conservative voice on a channel loaded with progressives was, what? I don't get it. How was Buchanan the criminal in this?
What anti-semitism? I never heard it.
I’ve always thought he had a brilliant mind, and those that tried to marginalize him with the “anti-semite” label cheapened the word, minimizing the danger of true anti-semites.
His most loyal supporters saw through the smokescreen, and know he was targeted for conservative Judeo-Christian views.
MSNBC wasn’t such a left-wing loony bin ten or more years ago. I used to watch occasionally when they had Joe Scarborough, Tucker Carlson and Rita Crosby in their nighttime lineup. At least that group could be something from neutral to conservative.
But now I can’t remember the last time I watched. If people didn’t post some of the goings on from MSNBC here, I’d know nothing on what goes on there now.
Anyone who watches any channel that ends with ABC, CBS, NBC or CNN is a brain-dead robot.
This is all a part of the same cloth as Media Matters setting investigators after FOX.
For sure, it's a harbinger of CW2. The lines are being drawn.
Agree. They are becoming more fearless and less reticent about showing us who they really are and what they intend to do. History is about to repeat itself, and in the ugliest, bloodiest possible way.
So FOX News is for intelligent human beings?
No. I don't think they have the stones to keep the jihadis from taking it out of their hands.
The only reason they are beating us is because they are betraying us from behind our own defenses.
The muslims will not scruple to punish such tactics with ruthless efficiency.
Great article by Pat.
Every group can brazenly advocate its agenda except for whites and Christians. To be proud to be white and seek what’s best for whites is denounced as racist and xenophobic by the NAACP, Rainbow Coalition, LaRaza, etc. To be unapologetically Christian risks being accused of antisemitism, anti-mohammedanism, anti-homosexual, etc.
I’m glad Buchanan didn’t buckle and I’m glad he is not apologizing.
The war against whites and Christians has been going on for some time. Some are just now waking up to that fact and realizing it’s pretty late in the game. Others are in denial. A few, like Buchanan, have had the courage to speak out.
The best thing about Pat was how he’d LOL at Eleanor Clift’s ignorance on McLaughlin.
Perhaps the “awkward time” is about over?
Even though Fox News has become Politically Correct and about 50% of it has been tainted by progressives and establishment Republicans, it still has more conservative news than any other on TV to date.
You have confused elitist republican establishment with Conservatism.
I think so.