Bye Bye Buchanan
Heard the news last night and still smiling about it this morning. Don't think anything made me this happy since the moment I watched George W. Bush board that helicopter and leave the White House for the last time. Just hope this isn't some kind of cruel fakeout and MSNBC is really firing Pat Buchanan as a political bloviator. This quote does give me some hope:
"When Pat was on his book tour, because of the content of the book, I didn't think it should be part of the national dialogue much less part of the dialogue on MSNBC," said MSNBC President Phil Griffin.Of course, Unka Pat says nothing new in his new book, "Suicide of a Superpower." It's the same racist, anti-Semitic crap he's been spewing on the air for years. So I guess that's probably not the real reason MSNBC is cutting him loose. Certainly it's not really to please liberals and progressives who have been howling Pat should be fired for just about forever. And they're still giving Morning Joke his three hours every day, though intriguingly it appears Joe Scar was investigating jumping ship on his own.
Meanwhile, "Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski acknowledged at a news conference Saturday that they considered offers from other networks in recent months, including CBS, which is launching a new morning show on Monday. Former "Morning Joe" producer Chris Licht is producing the new CBS show.Sadly, that is not to be:
Scarborough said they concluded that they couldn't duplicate their show on broadcast television, specifically the lengthy interviews.I suspect the real reason is they gave him and Mika a big pot of money to stay on. While the morning jokester is as bad as Buchanan in many ways, liberals still love to hate him and keep masochistically watching his show. Never going to get rid of him unless and until his ratings go down.
But hey, I'm not greedy. Willing to settle for seeing Unka Pat sent into exile at last. Even this slight dredging of the celebrity media cesspool is a reason to celebrate. [graphic: Crooks & Liars]
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