"The fastest growing television stations and radio stations are Hispanic. There's a huge number of folks contiguous to Mexico. Our ancestors came across the seas. And look they've got their own language, their own culture. They don't want to be Americans!”
These words come from former Republican presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan, who was on Fox on Nov. 26 promoting his latest hate book, "Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology and Greed are Tearing America Apart."
“You've got a wholesale invasion, the greatest invasion in human history, coming across your southern border,” he told the hosts of “Hannity (the bigot) and Colmes (the apologist)"and their misinformed listeners. In the interview, Buchanan presents the clearest image of what he is. No, he is not a conservative pundit. He is a white supremacist in a business suit.
“The melting pot worked with the Irish, the Jews, the Germans, the Scotch-Irish, and we were all melded, but that doesn't mean you can bring the whole world in here in numbers we have never known before, no nation has never known before and it's going to work again,” Buchanan said.
Whether you watch the interview or read it, the context is unmistakable: Buchanan and Hannity spout racism as if they weren’t really saying anything offensive at all. A brief example:
BUCHANAN: I do believe we're going to lose the American Southwest. I think it is almost inevitable. If we do not put a fence on that border .
HANNITY: I agree with you.
BUCHANAN: You're going to have 100 million Hispanics in the country, most of them new immigrants from Mexico which believes that belongs to them. What's going to happen to us, Sean, in my judgment, is what is happening right now. We are Balkanizing.
Not one mainstream media pundit reacted to the blatant racism. Not the token Latinos on any of the alphabet networks such as ABC, CBS or NBC, not my colleagues at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. It is official, we are living in a time when attacking Mexicans is absolutely OK.