In a press release received by The Seattle Lesbian office earlier today, the Courage Campaign shared reasoning behind their demand that Pat Buchanan be fired from MSNBC.
The Courage Campaign started out by writing:
Buchanan has been promoting his latest book on white supremacist radio stations and repeatedly making homophobic remarks.
Rick Jacobs, chair and founder of the 700,000 member Courage Campaign stated, “Sane, clear-thinking people everywhere are asking, ‘Why does MSNBC continue to give political commentator Pat Buchanan a stage for him to spout his hatred?’”
Jacobs added, “And ironically, MSNBC’s motto is ‘lean forward,’ but if they don’t do something about Buchanan soon, they might as well change their motto to ‘look backwards.’ This is why we are joining with our friends at Media Matters and the Human Rights Campaign in calling on this typically well-regarded television station to sanction, or better yet, fire Buchanan.”