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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:52 PM

White supremacist Pat Buchanan will co-star on public television's relaunched McLaughlin Group

Pat Buchanan is a white supremacist who has complained that the United States is “committing suicide” because “Asian, African, and Latin American children” are replacing whites; said that undocumented immigrants are conducting a “third world invasion” of the country; defended Adolf Hitler as “an individual of great courage” who didn’t want to go to war; and argued that homosexuality should be “contained, segregated, controlled, and stigmatized.”

Maryland Public Television (MPT) will feature him in a public affairs program starting next month.

The public television station announced on August 12 that it will relaunch The McLaughlin Group in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., area in September. MPT also plans to expand the program nationally in January 2020 “through an agreement with American Public Television.” The program was briefly relaunched last year on WJLA, Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s D.C. station. The weekly program will feature host Tom Rogan and panelists Buchanan, Eleanor Clift, and Clarence Page, as well as guest panelists. Clift, Page, and Buchanan were panelists on the original McLaughlin Group, which was hosted by the late John McLaughlin.

Buchanan is a former aide to President Richard Nixon and a longtime media personality who worked for MSNBC and CNN. He also ran for president as a Republican and third party candidate.

In 2000, he won the Reform Party’s nomination. At the time, Donald Trump said of Buchanan: “He's a Hitler lover. I guess he's an anti-Semite. He doesn't like the blacks. He doesn't like the gays. It's just incredible that anybody could embrace this guy.” In 2016, Buchanan said that “Trump has raised the very issues I raised in the early nineties.” Trump has flip-flopped on Buchanan, praising him for being “way ahead of your time!” and quoting him on immigration.

https://www.mediamatters.org/pbs/white-supremacist-pat-buchanan-will-co-star-public-televisions-relaunched-mclaughlin-group

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Reply White supremacist Pat Buchanan will co-star on public television's relaunched McLaughlin Group (Original post)
demmiblue Aug 14 OP
pangaia Aug 14 #1
pwb Aug 14 #2
Peregrine Took Aug 14 #11
hlthe2b Aug 14 #3
bdamomma Aug 14 #4
TreasonousBastard Aug 14 #5
maxsolomon Aug 14 #6
Cartoonist Aug 14 #7
dalton99a Aug 14 #10
hatrack Aug 14 #15
spanone Aug 14 #8
dalton99a Aug 14 #9
Cirque du So-What Aug 14 #12
gratuitous Aug 14 #13
hatrack Aug 14 #14
ooky Aug 14 #16
dalton99a Aug 14 #17
Kingofalldems Aug 14 #18
eShirl Aug 14 #19
stillcool Aug 14 #20
Hortensis Aug 14 #21

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:54 PM

1. godzooks, I remember that show..

I watched it as coulpe times back when I had a tv.. back in the dark ages,, 45 seconds was abuot all i could stomach...

what a stupid waste of air....

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:56 PM

2. Cant wait to not watch, again.

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Response to pwb (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:26 PM

11. Agreed. Have to add it to my "don't watch" list:

Faux News
CNN
MSNBC until Chris Hayes comes on til end of Lawrence.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:57 PM

3. A more "gentlemanly" presentation for white nationalism, I guess...

I suppose he's more tolerable because he's actually articulate and capable of intelligent thought (no matter how much I may disagree with it)--unlike the white nationalist fascists on Fox and elsewhere.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:58 PM

4. crap go back under your rock

we have enough swamp dwellers.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:00 PM

5. Wasn't that the show where they all ended up yelling at each other?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:07 PM

6. Really tough to find a Conservative Pundit that's not compromised by Racism.

Can't think of one, frankly.

Can you imagine a "Leftist" equivalent being allowed on PBS?

Or even a rational, intellectual proponent of Reparations like Ta-nahesi Coates?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:08 PM

7. Is he still ambulatory?

He's old. Real old.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:17 PM

10. He deserves a slow painful and incurable disease.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:06 PM

15. He has one - it's called "Being Pat Buchanan"

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:12 PM

8. That's a 'no-watch'

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:15 PM

9. Buchanan is also a Holocaust denier and called for the Central Park Five to be lynched.

Buchanan is a white supremacist who has pushed virulently racist rhetoric.

Buchanan said that the United States is “committing suicide” by “not reproducing itself” while “Asian, African, and Latin American children come to inherit the estate.”

Buchanan has repeatedly referred to undocumented immigrants as invaders. His 2006 book is titled State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America. He said on Fox News: “You've got a wholesale invasion, the greatest invasion in human history, coming across your southern border, changing the composition and character of your country.”

Buchanan declined to disavow the idea that people of color have inferior genes compared to white people when pressed by a radio host. And as a Nixon aide, The Boston Globe reported, Buchanan “suggested in a memo to President Nixon that efforts to integrate the U.S. might only result in 'perpetual friction' because blacks and the poor may be genetically inferior to middle-class whites.”

Buchanan has repeatedly defended Adolf Hitler, including claiming that he was “an individual of great courage” and that he didn’t want war. He also complained that the Supreme Court had too many Jewish justices after Eleana Kagan was nominated to the court.

Buchanan defended Bob Jones University's ban on interracial dating (the prohibition was removed in 2000).

Buchanan was asked if he had a problem with California becoming “majority Hispanic, majority Latino.” He replied: “Yes, I do. Yes, I do. If their -- because of the Mexican situation, Mexico has a claim on this country.” He also complained that immigration would turn the country into “a polyglot boarding house for the world, a tangle of minosquabbling rities." He additionally warned against the country becoming “multiracial, multicultural, multiethnic,” explaining: “I prefer the kind -- I grew up in a different country.”

Buchanan said that “in a way, both sides were right” during the Civil War.

Buchanan falsely claimed that “this has been a country built, basically, by white folks” and that only “white males” died at the battles at Gettysburg and Normandy.

Buchanan said that “America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known. … We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?”

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:36 PM

12. We should complain loudly & often

White supremacy does not deserve a platform.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:59 PM

13. Thank goodness Pat Buchanan will again get a national platform

The pent-up demand for the bigoted rantings of a Nazi manque have finally seen results, thanks to Maryland Public Television.


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:05 PM

14. Also appearing: Imhotep III, Otzi The Iceman and Jeremy Bentham

Who the hell is going to tune in for that?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:20 PM

16. Pat Buchanan, oh boy. Can't wait to hear what he thinks.

I can hardly contain my excitement.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:21 PM

17. Maryland Public Television deserves a boycott for giving Pat Buchanan a platform

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/columnists/zurawik/bs-ed-zontv-pat-buchanan-mpt-20190814-zciiehvpr5ct7meagkpow6wpiq-story.html

MPT rebooting “The McLaughlin Group” with controversial Pat Buchanan as a regular
By David Zurawik
Baltimore Sun | Aug 14, 2019 | 2:15 PM

Maryland Public Television announced this week that it is rebooting “The McLaughlin Group" next month, and it will include Pat Buchanan, a controversial right-wing figure, among its regular panelists. Also on the panel will be journalists Clarence Page and Eleanor Clift.

Writing on nbc.com last year, the network’s national correspondent Steve Kornacki described the similarities between Buchanan and Donald Trump and how the failed presidential candidate influenced the successful one now in the White House.

“He wanted a wall along the entire southern border and a pause on all immigration," Kornacki wrote. "He vowed to rip up trade deals and revive manufacturing. He hated political correctness and warned of the decline of Western culture. He railed against a ‘rigged’ system and fomented a populist uprising that terrified the Republican Party’s leaders. He was endorsed by David Duke. And he was denounced and labeled a racist — by Donald Trump. His name was Pat Buchanan.”

In an email response to the Sun, MPT declined comment beyond a statement it issued to Media Matters, saying: “Public media provides a big tent for the expression of many points of view. The McLaughlin Group has been a long-time staple on public TV. It’s a program series viewers appreciate for its wide range of views and perspectives, as well as the lively debate on issues that takes place among its panelists.”

Many points of view:





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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:34 PM

18. Here it is:

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:35 PM

19. Remember when Rachel Maddow used to have him on the show regularly?

I think the segment was called "It's Pat" or "Uncle Pat."

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:46 PM

20. his voice is cringe-worthy..

forget about what he actually says. I wonder what audience they're targeting? Maybe the graveyard.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:56 PM

21. I already cut PBS evening news/Judy Woodruff for corruption

since the Kochs were allowed to influence, and PBS will be off my list entirely if this is broadcast in our areas.

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