More lowlights in Pat Buchanan's career.
" an individual of great courage...Hitler's success was not based on his extraordinary gifts alone. His genius was an intuitive sense of the mushiness, the character flaws, the weakness masquerading as morality that was in the hearts of the statesmen who stood in his path."
Originally quoted in The Guardian 1/14/92
Yes, that Hitler. The mushy, flawed and weak statesman who stood in Hitler's path happened to be American President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, to name a few.
"integration of blacks and whites ... is less likely to result in accommodation than it is in perpetual friction, as the incapable are placed consciously by government side by side with the capable,"
Guess who is more capable in Pat's eyes. Need a hint?
[For President Nixon to visit King's widow on the anniversary of King's assassination because it would] outrage many, many people who believe Dr. King was a fraud and a demagogue and perhaps worse.... Others consider him the Devil incarnate. Dr. King is one of the most divisive men in contemporary history.
Of course, Pat is no fan of teh gays either.
With 80,000 dead of AIDS, our promiscuous homosexuals appear literally hell-bent on Satanism and suicide
Of course, we should not forget Buchanan's stance against women.
The real liberators of American women were not the feminist noise-makers, they were the automobile, the supermarket, the shopping center, the dishwasher, the washer-dryer, the freezer.
Of course, the Gods forbid that any combination of woman/minority/non-catholic all happen to exist in the same person. In his bashings of Supreme Court Justice Nominee Sonia Sotomayor, Pat explains why latino women in particular who have the audacity to vie with White Men for positions of power could not possibly be as qualified. In Pat's fevered mind it must be an affirmative action nomination, as we have seen what he thinks of the likelihood of a non white persons chances at being capable when compared with white competition, as evidenced by his comments quoted above.
Recently, Pat Buchanan appeared at this event
Peter Brimelow is the editor of VDare.com, whom I will not provide a link for. Here is a quote from their FAQ page, in order to let you know what they are all about.
By Peter Brimelow
Why VDARE? Well, we thought about MSDARE, but we didn’t want an antitrust suit.
I have always been fascinated by the story of Virginia Dare. She was the first English child to be born in the New World, in August 1587, shortly after the founding of what was to become known as "The Lost Colony" on Roanoke Island off the North Carolina coast.
Guess what Pete, when the second question on your FAQ page is "Is VDARE.com a 'White Nationalist'?", you probably aren't making yourself clear about it, but, then again, when you complain about 'Multiculturalists' in the first answer of your FAQ's, maybe you are.
Media Matters notes that Pat Buchanan appeared on the June 29, 2008, and September 14, 2006, editions of "The Political Cesspool," a white nationalist radio show whose "Statement of Principles" asserts that it "represent[s] a philosophy that is pro-White." Buchanan’s appearance on the show last June was streamed live on Stormfront.org, a major white nationalist online forum popular with neo-Nazis, skinheads and other hard-core racists. Buchanan’s recent books have been filled with citations of white nationalists’ works and advance racist arguments about Latino immigrants, such as that they enter the U.S. to invade it. . .
Southern Poverty Law Center
After his visit on "The Political Cesspool", his gracious hosts had this to say of Pat's visit.
In an exultant E-mail sent out by the radio show after Buchanan was featured, long-time white supremacist Winston Smith celebrated.
"Don't ever let anyone tell you that this broadcast doesn't matter, my friends," he wrote, "because when the likes of Pat Buchanan agrees to be on your program, he does so only after his people have researched the program and decided it's in their interest."
Southern Poverty Law Center
No more of this bullshit. I say we throw down the gauntlet at the feet of MSNBC. MSNBC has fired others for less, and if they do not fire Pat Buchanan, we must assume that they endorse his brand of hate and fear mongering.
But the most extraordinary thing about MSNBC's continued employment of Pat Buchanan is that all of this barely scratches the surface. Anyone willing to devote a few minutes can easily find dozens, if not hundreds, more examples of flagrantly over-the-top rhetoric targeting racial and ethnic minorities, women, gays, and immigrants, among others -- from the '60s through the present day.
Pat Buchanan's bigoted comments are not merely an aspect of his public persona; if they are not what he is best known for, they should be. MSNBC needs to explain why they are not disqualifying.
Here is a contact page for MSNBC where you can voice your disgust for the continued employment of Pat Buchanan
Here is the E-Mail address for Keith Olbermann who is also employed by MSNBC.
As well as some other addresses at MSNBC.
I am looking for a good e-mail address for Keith Olbermann and current General manager of MSNBC. Anyone who can find one, or other good points of contact, please leave them in the comments below, and I will continue to update. Thanks.
Others voices at MSNBC who should speak out against Pat Buchanan can be e-mailed at their addresses here.
Contact Rachel Maddow email@example.com
Contact Ed Shultz at this link here
You can contact Ed Shultz and speak to him yourself. I am going to call from a pay phone around two. Call live at 1-877-WEGOTED (934-6833), Show Hours are 12PM - 3PM Eastern, 9AM - 12PM Pacific. No calls are screened - this is real talk radio.
Contact Chris Matthews here firstname.lastname@example.org
Other numbers to contact can be found here
Mr. Phil Griffin,
Senior Vice President, News
NBC Television Network
30 Rockefeller Plz
New York, NY 10112
President, NBC News
30 Rockefeller Plz
New York, NY 10112
Sure, it is all well and good when Olbermann and others at MSNBC call out Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Boss Limbaugh for the disgusting rhetoric they spew, but what about the voices of hatred within your own house. To ignore Buchanan while you chastise O'Reilly is hypocritical.
If you believe in equality for all, then you should agree that people can be equally wrong. This is true regardless of whether the lying hate monger you despise works for a competing broadcast company or your own.
Contact MSNBC and let them no that Buchanan's bullshit was just as hateful in 1959 as it is today in 2009. Or should we wait until FOX hires him to say that?
UPDATE: An appropriate way to express my feelings on the matter
Crossposted at docudharma.com
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