Michael Fauntroy’s Very Good Question: Why Does Pat Buchanan Still Have a Job, and Helen Thomas Had to Retire?

Fauntroy’s piece asks one of those blind-obvious questions some of us have been wondering for a long bloody time. Buchanan’s long-standing racism, his whites-only view of the world, should have earned him lifelong rebuke a long time ago; instead, he’s continued spewing like a BP oil rig (here’s an interesting one-page condensation of his past explosions). Not to mention his co-authorship of the phrase “nattering nabobs of negativism,” which by itself, by God, ought to disqualify Buchanan from ever again holding any position whatsoever with the public media. Ever. Really.

Of all places, you can find him on MSNBC. If he was to be fired, of course he knows very well F”N”C would snap up his racist ass in a warm heartbeat, so maybe he doesn’t feel he has to worry. He doesn’t deserve his position if Thomas no longer does. This would be a good time to give Buchanan his papers.


About johnwylam1957

I'm a poet and teacher now living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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