In his latest Washington Times column, "American rock 'n' roll, sporting and political activist icon" and National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent criticizes MSNBC in response to Pat Buchanan's announcement that he is departing the network. According to Nugent, Buchanan "was fired by MSNBC for doing nothing more than voicing his rock-solid conservative thoughts" on the air.
Nugent also criticizes "leftists" for using "anti-American guerrilla warfare tactics" by attempting to "silence" conservatives, adding that their "real message" is "intolerance, zealotry, bigotry and hate."
As Buchanan noted in his column, his parting from MSNBC came in the face of sustained criticism from Media Matters, Color of Change, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Anti-Defamation League, among others, in response to Buchanan's lengthy record of bigoted comments.
Nugent, of course, has his own history of inflammatory rhetoric.
From Nugent's column:
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.