Guess how many people want MSNBC to fire Pat Buchanan... Hint: A lot!

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We've written post after excoriating post here at TPC about MSNBC's "Uncle Pat", yet he's still a contributor and has been for years.... a despicable bigoted, racist one who keeps shooting off his big mouth in full view of millions of viewers (hide the kids, literally).

MSNBC continues to invite him on, and he continues to offend us because he draws viewers. Why else would they expose us to all that toxicity? It's all about ratings.

Maybe now they'll take a hint.

Think Progress is reporting that a whole lot of people are objecting. I do believe I was one of those who signed the petition that was sent to MSNBC president Phil Griffin:

In response, African-American civil rights organization ColorOfChange.org and CREDO Action gathered 275,000 people who are demanding that MSNBC President Phil Griffin fire Buchanan immediately. The ColorOfChange.org petition reads, “Buchanan has a long and consistent history of peddling white supremacist ideology as legitimate political commentary, on your network and elsewhere.”

Nobody is saying Buchanan doesn't have a right to opine or be on the Tee Vee machine, but when he "broadcasts bigotry and hate to millions" he crosses a very bright line.

Dump him already.

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  • ProChoiceGrandma

    I guess we should be grateful that he doesn't wear his pointed hood on TV, eh?  

  • Chernynkaya

     These are just a few articles you might find helpful in recognizing (and hopefully treating) your pathology. Until you understand your illness  it is a waste of time engaging you. I'm sorry for your upbringing, but that doesn't excuse it. Good luck.

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-is-he-thinking/200908/what-makes-right-wing-mobs-tick?page=2%20

    http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2003/07/22_politics.shtml

    http://mydd.com/users/paul-rosenberg/posts/rightwing-authoritarianism-and-conservative-identity-politics-pt-3-in-the-series

    http://politics2100.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/pathologyofthewill1/

  • http://twitter.com/BoomerJack Jack M. Boardman

    Buchanan is an embarrassment to humanity. 

  • http://twitter.com/Aqua_Buddah Jason Rowe

    Only intellectually lazy jackasses make such absurd statements about people whose opinions differ from theirs. Like YOU and Pat Buchanan.

  • http://twitter.com/BoomerJack Jack M. Boardman

    He is a racsist: "On race relations in the late 1940s and early 1950s: "There were no politics to polarize us then, to magnify every slight. The 'negroes' of Washington had their public schools, restaurants, bars, movie houses, playgrounds and churches; and we had ours." (Right from the Beginning, Buchanan's 1988 autobiography, p. 131) http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2553

    He's a xenophobe: "In a September 1993 speech to the Christian Coalition, Buchanan described multiculturalism as "an across-the-board assault on our Anglo-American heritage." http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2553
    He's an Anti-Semite: "Buchanan called for closing the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations, which prosecuted Nazi war criminals, because it was "running down 70-year-old camp guards." (New York Times, 4/21/87)" http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2553

    It may be Buchanan's "truth" but these examples show the character of the man. Pathetic.

  • Gordon

    I signed the petition as well. We don't need hate on MSNBC. If Pat wants to get his hatred on air he needs to go to Faux Noise with ilk like him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fogbelter FogBelter Sfo

    If Ford hadn't pardoned Nixon it is unlikely we would even know of Pat Buchanan, or Roger Ailes for that matter.  Many of the proud conservatives we see running the show today wouldn't have survived with careers had the Nixon Administration been fully investigated as it should have been.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edward-Allen/100000381146159 Edward Allen

    Pat Buchanan has made a career out of telling the truth, only anti-American/anti-white Communists call Pat Buchanan a bigot, a racist and lie about him. God Bless Pat Buchanan.

  • dandy

    Nothing like leaning forward, now is there?

  • HarborGuy

    He needs to be off of MSNBC...he can go to FuxNoose...he can go to AM Hate Radio...he can head on over to RedState...he has that choice.

    Thank goodness I have a choice too...I simply turn off MSNBC if and when he came on...MSNBC, is that what you really want? Viewers to turn off your channel?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    "Nobody is saying Buchanan doesn’t have a right to opine or be on the Tee Vee machine, . . . "

    Oh, I'll say it -- that he doesn't have the right to be on the TeeVee machine, that is.

    These rightwingnuts and their teabagging listeners/viewers are forever screaming, "freedom of speech violation!" whenever someone calls for a boycott of sponsors or for them to be taken off the air when they say something racist.

    They don't seem to realize that while freedom of speech is a RIGHT, the electronic venue to express it [television/radio] is a PRIVILEGE -- one that lasts only as long as there are advertisers/viewers to support it.

    Uncle Pat is free to exercise his freedom of speech by screaming racist crap at the four walls of his basement to his heart's content -- but, his freedom of speech ENDS where my tax-paid airwaves BEGINS . . .

  • http://twitter.com/Brett_Cottrell Brett Cottrell

    Pat Buchanan needs white paint to make the world fit his racist fantasy.  Send it care of MSNBC.
    http://brettcottrell.blogspot.com/2011/10/pat-buchanan-needs-white-paint.html

  • http://twitter.com/TyJuanOn Lonnie

    He always has a job over at the FOX Republican Network.