MSNBC Fires Buchanan as Chris Matthews Praises

Pat Buchanan has been fired from MSNBC, where he was a regular on Morning Joe. This prompted Chris Matthews to pay tribute on his MSNBC show.

MSNBC Thursday dropped conservative commentator Pat Buchanan, the recipient of two "Thumbs Down" awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, after decades of complaints that his pronouncements amounted to expressions of white nationalism, anti-Semitism and homophobia. The trigger this time appeared to be his latest book.

"The book 'Suicide of a Superpower' contained chapters titled 'The End of White America' and 'The Death of Christian America," David Bauder wrote Thursday for the Associated Press. "Critics called the book racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic, charges Buchanan denied.