The confirmation that Pat Buchanan’s days as an analyst at MSNBC are over came from Pat Buchanan. He stated, “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.”
Buchanan made his statement in a post written for creators.com. He said the parting of ways was clearly related to publication of his latest book, “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?”
Buchanan was hit with charges of racism, and anti-Semitism after its publication, and said charges of homophobia were added to the list after an interview with Diane Rehm on NPR — charges he disputes. He said he was discussing issues of importance to America and that his voice should be part of the debate.
Buchanan said, “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?
The book came out 10/18/11, and Buchanan instantly disappeared from MSNBC programs. The network confirmed that its ties with the pundit were now severed.
Buchanan noted that Color of Change was one of the loudest voices clamoring for his removal, and the National Hispanic Media Coalition was among the groups congratulating MSNBC for the move. “Pat Buchanan has no place in mainstream media,” NHMC’s President and CEO, Alex Nogales remarked. “NHMC applauds MSNBC for its corporate responsibility. This should be a lesson to all media company executives, programmers and shareholders, that hate speech doesn’t pay. It is a liability, not an asset.”