In the aftermath of the church slayings of nine innocent worshippers in Charleston, SC by a young white racist madman, Chuck Todd and Meet The Press ran a video montage of gun violence that only featured black men.
After a day or so of taking a Twitter beat down, MTP and Todd decided to stop the bleeding, hence they offered some sort of half ass apology.
Enough atonement for the summer?
Well, MTP and Todd strangely decided to enter the hazy area of race insensitivity (yet again) by reaching out to the one man more xenophobic than Donald Trump — Pat Buchanan — to basically explain why pandering to the racial fears of white men works so successfully for politicians.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” reserved a seat at the table Sunday for conservative commentator Pat Buchanan, much to the chagrin of social media users.
Buchanan, 76, previously worked as a commentator on MSNBC. But the cable network dropped him in 2012 amid fallout over his book “Suicide of a Superpower,” which claimed diversity and immigration were ruining the country. Buchanan has also previously drawn fire for defending Adolf Hitler, and complaining that “homosexual sex is unnatural and immoral.”
A former adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, Buchanan ran for president himself in 1992, 1996 and in 2000.
On Sunday, he joined “MTP” moderator Chuck Todd to discuss “the return of populism” in the 2016 presidential race, along with similarities between his ’92 White House run and Donald Trump’s current campaign.
Straight outta Pat’s mouth:
“But the other one Trump is hitting, which is one of the hottest issues in the whole West, as well as the United States, is the massive invasion, if you will, of what people feel is the conquest of the West by massive third-world immigrations, coming from refugees, and border jumpers, and all the rest of them. He’s wired into both of these and they’re enormously popular issues.” read more
Hey Chuck, that’s strike two…