dgibby (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-02-11 08:49 PM
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Here's the e-mail I just sent to MSNBC
Please let me introduce myself. I am a 65 year old white female
, registere Independent, and loyal MSNBC viewer; however, my viewing habits are about to change, thanks to Pat Buchanan. I have had it with his bigoted, racist attitude and remarks. I have also had it with the fact hat he as remained employed at MSNBC despite his deplorable track record.
Tonight he crossed my line in the sand. Having grown up in the South during the '50's and '60's, I KNOW a racist dog whistle when I hear one. It is more than egregious that he would refer to the first black President of the United States as "boy".
How much more disparaging and demeaning does he have to be before he is fired. Would showing up in a white hood and a sheet do it? Is that what it will take before MSNBC wakes up to how offensive he is? How many viewers do you have to lose? How much revenue?
Bottom line: I love ed Schultz, Lawrence O'Donnell, and Rachel Maddow, but I, and many others will walk if Buchanan remains in your employ one more week. Give him his severance pay and bid him farewell or say goood-bye to your viewers. I stayed when you let Keith go, I stayed when you let Cenk go, but if Buchanan is there next wee, spewing his racist drivel, I'll boycott you and your sponsors, and your sponsers will know exactly why.
Please do yourselves and your viewers a a favor, and do the right thing.