NBC's Meet the Press this weekend will host Pat Buchanan, a homophobic and racist commentator. MSNBC parted ways with Buchanan in 2012 following blowback over his book Suicide of a Superpower, which claimed to document how diversity and immigration are ruining the country.
The Sunday show states on its website that it will interview Buchanan about "the return of populism" on the presidential campaign trail. Buchanan's brand of "populism" has long included bigotry against minorities, immigrants, and LGBT people during his career as a political candidate and commentator.
Buchanan has repeatedly defended Adolf Hitler and once labeled him "an individual of great courage." He claimed "in a way, both sides were right" during the Civil War. He declined to disavow the idea that minorities have inferior genes. He defended a school's ban on interracial dating. He opined that "this has been a country built, basically, by white folks" and falsely claimed only "white males" died at Gettysburg and Normandy. He once claimed "conservatives are the niggers of the Nixon administration" and urged President Nixon not to visit Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow because King was "one of the most divisive men in contemporary history."
We've always said that disgraceful conservative commentators never die and this is proof of that fact. No matter how odious, racist, hateful and ignorant a conservative commentator is on the airwaves or in print, they are always welcomed back by the networks with open arms.
Chuck Todd tweeted out why Pat is coming back.
@owillis fwiw, I'm having him on as part of a Trump segment. Trump 2015 and Buchanan 1992 share a lot of similarities on issues
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) July 25, 2015
Doesn't it make sense to have on a racist hatemonger to discuss the over the top lunacy of Donald Trump? How could anyone else analyze him properly.
If you remember, MSNBC President Phil Griffin always had a thing for Pat Buchanan and back in 2012, said he might be back.
MSNBC’s top executive said Saturday that he hasn’t decided whether conservative commentator and author Pat Buchanan will be allowed back on the network.
And in 2014, Joe Scarborough brought back Buchanan for a segment. Joe Scarborough Welcomes Racist Pat Buchanan Back To MSNBC
Click here to view our Buchanan archives. It's quite extensive.