Pat Buchanan and cabler MSNBC have
parted ways, the AP reported.
MSNBC on Thursday said it had
terminated its partnership with Buchanan after 10 years.
MSNBC President Phil Griffin suspended
Buchanan in October. He said that the views expressed by Buchanan in
his book Suicide of a Superpower, in which he laments the
decline of the nation's “European core,” were behind the
In a post at this website, Buchanan
said he was being stigmatized as racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic.
“My four-months' absence from MSNBC
and now my departure represented an undeniable victory for the
blacklisters,” he wrote.
During an earlier radio interview with
Sean Hannity, Buchanan defended the issues raised in his book.
“It seems to me the issues raised in
that book are what I believe are the greatest issues facing the
country in the next 25 years,” he said. “And I think they ought
to be discussed nationally.”
Buchanan went on to say that Van Jones
of the group Color of Change and “militant gay rights groups”
were targeting him.
“Look, for a long period of time the
hard left, militant gay rights groups, militant – they call
themselves civil rights groups, but I'm not sure they're concerned
about civil rights – people of color, Van Jones, these folks and
others have been out to get Pat Buchanan off TV. This has been done
for years and years and years and it's the usual suspects doing the
same thing again.”
In October, the Human Rights Campaign
(HRC), the nation's largest gay rights advocate, called on MSNBC to
sanction Buchanan after he called homosexuality “unnatural”
during an interview on National Public Radio (NPR).
“I believe that homosexuality is –
that it is unnatural activity. Unnatural and immoral,” Buchanan
told Diane Rehm, host of The Diane Rehm Show. “I would say
that kind of conduct should be discouraged in a good society, in a
“And it used to be discouraged. And
I do think that the idea that men can marry men and women marry women
in the USA is a sign of a civilization in its final throes. I mean,
we saw things like this at the end of the Weimar Republic. Things
like this at the end of the Roman Empire. And they are attendant to
a declining nation and a declining civilization.”