Ding, dong, the witch is dead: MSNBC has announced that it will officially get rid of Pat Buchanan after a decade of having the religious firebrand sputter and spew all types of white supremecist nonsense. Recently, Buchanan had come under attack from groups like Color of Change and the Anti-Defamation League, who simply pointed out what we'd all known for a while: That he was a huge jerk. This pressure presumably expedited the firing process, which he was none too happy about. “The modus operandi of these thought police at Color of Change and ADL is to brand as racists and anti-Semites any writer who dares to venture outside the narrow corral in which they seek to confine debate,” Buchanan wrote in a Thursday column. “Without a hearing, they smear and stigmatize as racist, homophobic, or anti-Semitic any who contradict what George Orwell once called their ‘smelly little orthodoxies.’”
On one hand, yeah, maybe we have become a little sensitive in our national discourse, and have to learn how to explore uncomfortable issues and feelings without getting immediately offended. On the other... holy hell, dude, you're Pat Buchanan. You seriously wrote a book crying about how white America will end in 2025, filled with fear-mongering garbage like "Those who believe the rise to power of an Obama rainbow coalition of peoples of color means the whites who helped to engineer it will steer it are deluding themselves. The whites may discover what it is like to ride in the back of the bus." God. Jump in a lake forever. Whatever kernel of perspective might be buried in his insane jingoism has got to be found somewhere else less horrible.