MSNBC Fires 'Uncle Pat'; Pundits Rush in to Defend 'Honor' of Self-Proclaimed Bigot & Racist

(http://twitpic.com/8lbwj8) The news of the firing of former conservative MSNBC commentator Pat Buchanan has pundits from major cable news networks rushing in to defend their fellow pundit who has garnered an almost 'endearing' reputation as political bigot and racist. Read More
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MSNBC FIRES CONSERVATIVE COMMENTATOR PAT BUCHANAN...

4 MONTHS PRIOR TO HIS OFFICIAL FIRING, BUCHANAN WAS DISMISSED FROM MSNBC; GROUPS COMPLAINING ABOUT HIS EXTREME VIEWS ON RACE & RELIGION CALLED FOR HIS DISMISSAL

BUCHANAN'S CONTROVERSIAL BOOK MAY HAVE ULTIMATELY LED TO BUCHANAN'S FIRING...

SAM SEDER WITH MAJORITY REPORT GIVES BUCHANAN A SATIRICAL FAREWELL

SELECTED VIDEOS SHOWING BUCHANAN'S EXTREME VIEWS INCLUDING HIS BELIEF THAT WHITE MALES ARE THE VICTIMS OF DISCRIMINATION...

AFTER GETTING OFFICIAL WORD OF HIS FIRING, BUCHANAN SAID IT AMOUNTED TO HIS BEING 'BLACKLISTED.' HE THEN SENT OUT A TWEET REGARDING THE FIRING...

ALTHOUGH SAYING THEY DISAGREE WITH HIS RACIST & BIGOTED RHETORIC, SOME PUNDITS RUSHED IN TO DEFEND BUCHANAN...
Andrew Sullivan @sullydish
Shame on MSNBC for firing @PatrickBuchanan. Another step backward from real debate on cable "news": http://t.co/QiCsqhxa
Mike Allen @mikeallen
siren: @JoeNBC, @Morning Mika "strongly disagree" on Pat Buchanan's amicable but involuntary departure from MSNBC http://t.co/1g0EWnoQ
David Frum @davidfrum
Credit Pat Buchanan at least with this: nothing he said got anybody killed.
Joe Scarborough @JoeNBC
@mikecurcio Mika and I will be releasing a statement on Pat today.
Daryle Lamont Jenkins @DLamontJenkins
Matthews: "Pat sticks up for his people like nobody I ever know". Yeah, but that's to a serious, racist, anti-Semetic fault.
Joe Scarborough @JoeNBC
Good job, Chris. / Chris Matthews Passionately Defends Ousted MSNBC Analyst Pat Buchanan http://t.co/93xNvv3C
Mediaite @Mediaite
Chris Wallace Defends MSNBC Firing Of Pat Buchanan, Calls Glenn Beck 'Irresponsible' (Audio) http://t.co/WAGFvxDX (Column)
SOME TWEETERS ON TWITTER EXPRESSED AGREEMENT WITH THE DECISION TO FIRE BUCHANAN & VOICED OUTRAGE OVER PUNDITS DEFENSE OF BUCHANAN...
Eric Deggans at NPR @Deggans
What bizarro media world do we have where Chris Matthews doesn't mention Pat Buchanan's racism but Sean Hannity does? http://t.co/kefhBOX9
@PerryJoanne
Pat Buchanan Dropped as MSNBC Commentator, Criticized for Racist Views http://t.co/5OJc2Fgl
Propane Jane™ @docrocktex26
Hand me the barf bag, @hardball_chris is actually trying 2 pay homage 2 racist Pat Buchanan. Seriously Chris, you shouldn't have gone there.
Pascal Robert @probert06
Pat Buchanan was the most dangerous type of White Supremist. One who's charm and banter would get him invited to your dinner party.
Rafael Olmeda @rolmeda
Never meant to imply that I think Pat Buchanan is a racist. Meant to state it outright.
Pascal Robert @probert06
I think Chris Matthews farewell to Pat Buchanan in light of Buchanan's neo-Confederate racism was intellectually dishonest.
Lynn Hunter @lynnmpls
@Korkie: Chris Matthew's platitudes of Pat Buchanan has moved him a notch down in my eyes.”. Agree.
Sheila Gatling @sgatling
Good riddance Pat Buchanan.Chris Matthews did not need to champion this racist.
Larry Timmons Sr. @Larrytsr
Pat Buchanan out at MSNBC: http://t.co/igtBt7Dx via @msnbc The man had it coming he had to know when this book was printed it was over.
Karen J @KaJo503
@MorningMika & @JoeNBC You're defending @PatrickBuchanan? http://t.co/mGZuTTde R U nuts? His style of "debate" is to shrill over everyone.
UrbanPippiLongstock @UrbanPippilotta
So long Pat Buchanan!! I'll miss the way how you send RW messages through your dentures.
Sunbeams Are Free @JackDeTate
RT @bikini_bomb MSNBC fires commentator Pat Buchanan ☛ http://t.co/VskffP4k ¦ Buchanan is a bitter old man, filled with hate and fear.
Daryle Lamont Jenkins @DLamontJenkins
Matthews at least acknowledges that Pat's longing for 1950s America is what gets him into trouble, but he should NOT romanticize that!
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Skeptical Brotha 🌈 @skepticalbrotha 18/02/2012 14:28:09 WIB
buchanan was allowed 2 skate by on the prestige of his presidential runs & his history as a white house advisor 2 nixon & reagan. the substance of his extremism & the reality of his racism were never seriously dealt with until now. his dismissal by msnbc
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