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Then They Came For Pat Buchanan...
Cornered at last?
How fitting that it was on a day which a two hour MSM-hosted GOP contender debate completely suppressed the immigration issue that the chief Commissar at MSNBC smirked to a couple of courtiers that the final push to eliminate Pat Buchanan from the air has begun.
The president of MSNBC criticized Pat Buchanan — the network's controversial pundit who has been missing from the air for months — during interviews on Saturday and said it is not certain that Buchanan will remain a paid contributor to the network…
MSNBC had not commented on Buchanan's absence until president Phil Griffin spoke to reporters from Deadline and the New York Times during the annual Television Critics' Association tour in California on Saturday.
Pat Buchanan May Be Done At MSNBC: Phil Griffin The Huffington Post Jack Mirkinson 1/7/12
Buchanan has been spitefully kept off the network since October to avoid giving any help to the sales of his new book: Pat Buchanan's MIA From MSNBC While Promoting Controversial Book The Huffington Post Michael Calderone 11/8/11 -
...an MSNBC executive said… there had been a conscious decision -- predating any outside criticism -- not to have Buchanan on air promoting the book. The issue at hand, the executive said, was the views expressed in the book rather than any policy against promoting books written by on-air talent.
Indeed, MSNBC recently hosted glitzy book parties for "Hardball" host Chris Matthews at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City and at the Hays Adams Hotel in Washington...
(Alexander Hart reviewed the book – Suicide Of A Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? for us here. Steve Sailer’s remarks are here.)
But now his enemies are gathering for the kill. Revealingly, it is not just Buchanan’s presence on MSNBC which is the grievance: it is his presence in public debate at all.
"During the period of the book tour I asked him not to be on,” Mr. Griffin said. “Since then the issue has become the nature of some of the statements in the book.”
Mr. Buchanan argues in “Suicide of a Superpower” — which has the subtitle “Will America Survive to 2025?” — that the “European and Christian core of our country is shrinking,” which is damaging the nation “ethnically, culturally, morally, politically.” The book also contains a chapter titled, “The End of White America.”
Mr. Griffin said, “The ideas he put forth aren’t really appropriate for national dialogue, much less the dialogue on MSNBC.”
Patrick Buchanan’s Future at MSNBC Is Murky, Network’s Chief Says By Bill Carter The New York Times January 7, 2012 (VDARE.com emphasis)
How curious that being concerned about the European and Christian core of America is not “…really appropriate for national dialogue” at the same time as a minister in everyone’s favorite country can be quoted saying of African immigrants
Their presence "is an existential threat" to the State of Israel, he asserted, vowing to "defend the Jewish majority”.
The problem here is what I said in The CBS/GOP Debate Atrocity Quantified
The concept of deciding political issues by debate rather than force came to America as part of its WASP heritage. It is far beyond the comprehension of most other cultures.
The American MSM is a not a WASP culture zone.