NUGENT: MSNBC separates from reason – Washington Times

NUGENT: MSNBC separates from reason – Washington Times.

Cutting ties with Buchanan hastens network’s descent into irrelevancy

By Ted NugentThe Washington Times

Air America, the left-wing syndicated radio station, died in the marketplace. It could not sustain itself because its

 business model was flawed from the start. Americans did not listen.

Air America died a just death. When a business such as Air America offers a product that virtually no consumer wants, it is dead in the water. That’s how that works. Rightly so.

Like Air America, left-leaning National Public Radio would also go out of business if it had to compete in the marketplace and was stripped of all public dollars that artificially prop it up.

Left-wing cable television MSNBC is next. Its ratings are dismal. Like Air America, MSNBC offers a product that virtually no one wants. Its leftist programming does not send shivers up the legs of Americans.

And so what does MSNBC do? It caves in to left-wing media goon hit squads who pressured the failing network and its advertisers to fire the only guy on the network who consistently made sense.

Author, columnist and presidential candidate, Pat Buchanan, was fired by MSNBC for doing nothing more than voicing his rock-solid conservative thoughts on the otherwise failing network.

Because leftists cannot win the argument with pragmatism, common sense, intellectual rigor and facts, they resort to anti-American guerrilla warfare tactics by contacting whichever media outlet hires conservative voices and their advertisers to pressure them to silence those voices. That is so American of them. Che Guevara would be proud.

Leftist extremists employed this tactic against Glenn Beck when he was on Fox News, and used it against radio talk-show host Michael Savage and other conservative commentators.

Ironically, it is those on the left who claim America needs to be more open, accommodating and tolerant to divergent views, thoughts and lifestyles. The truth, however, is much different. Leftists despise anyone who does not support their socialist agenda.

The real message of the left is intolerance, zealotry, bigotry and hate. The left has no use for the First Amendment or the rest of the Constitution unless it fits their multicultural, euro-socialist agenda, which is failing all across Europe and everywhere it is practiced.

Because the foundation of the left is largely built upon lies, emotions and intellectually bankrupt ideas, the left resorts to character assassination to try to silence conservative commentators, who easily pick their platform and agenda apart. Left-wing media zealots also resort to throwing pies at conservative speakers and trying to shout them down.

While leftist extremists may have been successful at pressuring MSNBC to drop Mr. Buchanan, the couple of hundred or so Americans who actually watch MSNBC’s left-wing drivel will now become even dumber now that Mr. Buchanan is no longer available to offer them a real education steeped in facts and sage wisdom.

The bottom line is that left-wing media do not do well in the marketplace because they offer a product that few Americans want to listen to, read or watch.

MSNBC actually did Mr. Buchanan a favor by firing him, as it is never wise to be the last one to flee a rapidly sinking ship.

Ted Nugent is an American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns, & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).


“Threatening the left” – some background of my own – Tea Party Nation

“Threatening the left” – some background of my own – Tea Party Nation.

I just enjoyed reading Judson Phillips‘ blog of today, “Threatening the left”, in which he expressed support for Marco Rubio and myself.

 I’m honored that he would even talk about me in the same blog with Marco Rubio.

 It was especially comforting in light of the abuse I’ve experienced this week from the drooling “useful idiot” loons of the left, even to the point of posting a photo of me online and receiving veiled death threats.

 It was particularly poignant to me, because I was born in Miami in 1948 and lived my first 31 years there. I would have voted for Marco Rubio, if I’d still been living there when he ran for office, and would definitely vote for him today if he ran for President. I think he’d make a great one.

 Growing up down there, I gained first hand experience with, and sympathy for, the people who fled Cuba and Castro in the early ’60’s.

 I was there during the “Cuban Missile Crisis“, and later, a co-worker who was retired Air Force told me that our country was literally sitting there with the ICBM doors open, something I imagine not many Americans ever realized.

 Yet now we have a President who has abandoned the Monroe Doctrine and allows missiles to be placed in Venezuela, and aimed a the United States, and which could receive nuclear warheads when Iran goes nuclear, at some time in the near future.

 I had a summer job while in high school, at an anodizing company, where the plant manager had been a medical doctor in Cuba and had given that up to come to the United States to be free. Freedom is a powerful thing and I truly believe that most people yearn for it.

 I heard so many horror stories about the totalitarian socialist regime in Cuba, the “socialist paradise” that trendy U.S. Marxists like Michael Moore and his Hollywood limousine liberal friends like to visit, that it sickens me when I see someone wearing a “Che Guevara” t-shirt. Do they even realize that Che may have personally killed as many as 17,000 Cubans, that he said there was no need of trials to determine someone’s guilt, and that he was a rabid racist who despised black people? This is no hero they wear on their t-shirts, anymore than Mao, who killed an estimated 70 million Chinese people.

 Judson said to me yesterday, that, “when the left goes after you like this, you are a real threat to them”, but I replied to him that I’m no threat to anyone, I’m nobody. Just an individual who still supports freedom. I think that the real threat to the left is the Tea Party movement itself, which they’ve been doing everything within their power to lie and smear out of existence since its inception. Why?

 Because I think the Tea Party movement is the only thing still standing between socialism and their century-old global domination agenda. The only thing, and with the majority who are good, decent freedom-loving Americans standing with us.

 We’re the ones who would agree with the words of Cuban patriot Jose Marti, who said:

 “La libertad no es negotiable.”  ( Liberty is not negotiable. )

 And that terrifies them.

 Viva Cuba libre!