Thursday, July 16, 2009

He Finally Snapped.



If you watched Pat Buchanan lose his mind on Rachel Maddow's show last night, you know he went too far with the loud, racist, sexist tirade against Sonia Sotomayor.
We really don't have to take this.
Please write to the head of NBC News at steve.capus@nbcuni.com and voice your complaints, then copy and paste your letter in my comments section.

Here's what I wrote to him. Feel free to borrow liberally:

Dear Sir,

As a devoted viewer of all of MSNBC's nightly news/political programs, I have to express my outrage and dismay at Buchanan's sexist, racist rant on the July 16 episode of The Rachel Maddow Show.
He was more offensive and disrespectful than I've ever seen him before, and that's saying something.
While everyone is entitled to their opinion-- no matter how warped it is-- keeping Buchanan on as an analyst (and on staff) makes it appear that MSNBC is actually endorsing or approving of his radical right opinions.
Between Buchanan and Ron Christie, I'm beginning to feel like I'm watching Fox News.
I really enjoy watching Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow and even Ed Schultz, so I won't threaten a boycott, but I'll tell you what I will do.
Next time I see Buchanan or Christie on as guests on any of these shows, I'll change it to CNN until I'm certain their segments are done. If CNN happens to have on compelling content, I may well watch the whole show.
I'm done listening to Buchanan and Christie. If I wanted to watch Fox News, I'd do so.
The courtesy of a reply is requested.

Sincerely,
Karen Zipdrive

14 comments:

Dusty said...

Patty-boy is MSNBC's resident racist and has been forever and a day.

There is a D-Kos post up about Patty and Eugene Robinson on Tweety's show today..they are saying he used the word boy when addressing Pulitzer prize winning Eugene Robinson.

Personally, I think he said 'boys' relating to both Tweety and Eugene..make up your own mind by listening to him here:
http://ta-nehisicoates.theatlantic.com/archives/2009/07/msnbcs_resident_racist.php

The sick fuck has to go..

Dusty said...

Here is my letter to Mr.Capus:

Mr. Capus,

I have watched all your political shows for a few years now. I am a devoted viewer and I enjoy the give and take from both sides of the aisle for the most part.

Pat Buchanan has to go. He snapped not once, but twice this week. First on Hardball with Pulitzer prize winning writer and MSNBC contributor Eugene Robinson. Then Thursday night on Rachel Maddow's show.

The man made flat-out racist comments, no ifs, ands or butt's about it. It was actually embarrassing to watch a man of his stature sink that low. If those are his true beliefs, I can no longer tolerate him on my television. He has become increasingly shallow and elitist, not to mention sounding like an original member of the KKK.

Going forward, I will not sit and watch Buchanan scream and holler at anyone. I will change the channel. Whether I go back to the show he is on depends on what I find to watch whilst Mr. Buchanan waxes poetic about how the white folks are getting screwed and how racist Judge Sotomayor is. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but giving Mr. Buchanan a soap box from which he sounds like someone in need of a psychological intervention is down right ridiculous and dangerous. Dangerous in that you will be losing loyal viewers.

Relegating Mr. Buchanan to the Morning Joe show might be an alternative. I never watch Morning Joe as it's thankfully on at 3am here on the left coast.

I would appreciate a response from you sir.

Thank you,
Dusty Taylor
Bakersfield, CA

Fran said...

Buchanan is on the McLaughlin Group PBS talk show as well. I call it "Yell Fest" because the theme of the show seems to be if you can talk louder over the person who is speaking & cut them off so the camera goes to you, then your drivel gets featured.

They need intervention & possibly go with the "whomever holds the object can speak" format.
I was going to say use a stick, but frankly he should NOT be given a sharp object in these settings!
Maybe a Koosh ball or Nerf ball (soft foam)?

In Pukeanan's case (typo intended), I wonder if they give him a bonus for being off the wall & insidious?
I get the impression he is encouraged to be outlandish.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Ohh nicely done, Dusty.

Dusty said...

Thanks Kz. I also wrote up a post with the videos of yesterdays TWO meltdowns. ;)

Lulu Maude said...

Watched this online. All those nice white Americans and all their nice white accomplishments! Of COURSE every job of note should go to them!!

What a whiny voice! What a sour countenance! Ole Patrick has it all.

Rachel handled him well, but who wants to handle him at all?

bigsis said...

Had to get a dig in at Morning Joe, but here it is:

Mr. Capus,

Since President Obama took office many prominent public figures have revealed themselves as rabid racists. No surprise that Fox is headquarters for these racists, misogynists and haters.

To appear neutral its almost acceptable to me that MSNBC would have someone as ignorant and arrogant as Morning Joe infiltrating an otherwise rational line up of pundits and news reporters on MSNBC. In fact, putting the self-promoting Joe on only once per day at an ungodly hour of the morning is actually a great idea because it insulates most viewers from his idiocy.

The surprise to me is that MSNBC allows Pat Buchanan to constantly bellow his blatant racist remarks every single day of the week during prime time. Is MSNBC so desperate to snag Fox viewers that you let Buchanan spew his venomous hate mongering all over your loyal and civilized audience?

I could do to MSNBC what I've had to do to other stations who lost all sense of decency and just stop watching all together. But I stay with MSNBC for Keith, Rachel, Chris, and especially Lawrence O'Donnell. You should know that more and more I find myself switching to CNN because the only craziness they allow is the unearthly white teeth of the benign latino-phobic Lou Dobbs.

Please eliminate Pat Buchanan's appearances completely. He serves no purpose other than to incite fury in the hearts and minds of disturbed people watching him as they clean their weapons and waiting for any excuse to shoot someone.

MSNBC is supposed to be above adding to the chaos and hate that's tearing our country apart. A response would be appreciated.

Dusty said...

BigSis..I love Lawrence ODonnell!!!! ;)

Great letter m'dear.

nonnie9999 said...

i kept mine very short and not so sweet. in the subject line: Patrick Buchanan. then this:

Dear Mr. Capus:
I have been an avid MSNBC viewer for many, many years. I am sorry to say that I will probably have to switch over to CNN for my news, at least until your hosts stop pallin' around with racists.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Nice job, y'all.

Distributorcap said...

you guys are SO terrific......

KZ - there are others to write to

HelenWheels said...

Great work, everyone! My jaw dropped when I saw that the other night.

Pat must be losing his marbles completely.

Anonymous said...

Pat Buchanan is the reason the mute button was invented.

E in MN

Margaret Benbow said...

Buchanan's autobiography makes clear that he was savagely abused as a child by his terrible father. What pathology cruelty causes! Apparently the apple didn't fall too far from the tree, although in the son's case he vents his rage in verbal abuse.