Spencer Ackerman vs. Pat Buchanan on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 9:43 am

If you weren’t watching MSNBC at around 7 a.m. EST today, you missed some great television. TWI’s Spencer Ackerman appeared on “Morning Joe” alongside NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and MSNBC contributor Pat Buchanan to talk about the failed Christmas terror plot. The conversation took a sharp turn, however, when Buchanan took a Cheney-ite stance in favor of “hostile interrogation” of the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, and fireworks ensued. Check it out after the jump.

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26 Comments

Paula Parker Connell
Comment posted December 29, 2009 @ 9:46 am

wow. What is it with lefty journos looking like they should be modeling for Andrew Sullivan (NTTAWWT)?


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tnazar
Comment posted December 29, 2009 @ 10:38 am

Pat needs to buy his boxers a size bigger.


ajm8127
Comment posted December 29, 2009 @ 11:51 am

Don't give him pain medication for his wounds, but I'm not advocating torture.

OK Pat.


chris campbell
Comment posted December 29, 2009 @ 12:06 pm

Pat Buchanan is insane. Maybe I'd still have TV if I didn't have to watch morons like him.


riptorn
Comment posted December 29, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

Why is this lady allowed to ask questions?


Ric Mitchell
Comment posted December 29, 2009 @ 1:30 pm

Now you are just watching him on the interwebs… maybe you should get rid of your computer too!


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Woody
Comment posted December 29, 2009 @ 6:28 pm

Can someone explain to me why Pat Buchanan is on TV? He's incompetent to discuss just about anything. His only skill is trying to redirect any point someone makes, dropping it for some new outrageous statement, and it's pretty transparent when he does it, so he's not that great at it. And it drives me crazy how his voice gets squeekier and squeekier every time he “debates” someone.

Oh, Paula, your NTTAWWT didn't work. What's your beef with guys with beards? They happen to be really nice and warm in the winter, even short ones. I sure like mine!


kmansfield
Comment posted December 29, 2009 @ 7:24 pm

Wow! Nice Job Spencer, you couldn't have done a better job. :)
Buchanan has become Cheney, and is sceaming fire in a crowded theater.
Speaking of draining the extremism from constituencies… we could start with Pat. He has made himself not only totally irrelevant, but dangerous.
It's nice to hear from someone who uses his faculties of higher thinking, rather than reactionary screeds from fear mongers – and some times their fingers have been on the button.
Thanks


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David DeLong
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 10:15 am

Obviously, there was a failure in the security system. This is the responsibility of DHS, DNI, NSC to fix.
Buchanan's et al hysteria is just plain stupid.
We are going to win against Al Qaeda by winning the intelligence battle.
Suppose we have human intel. resources on the ground in Yemen. They're following threads that will lead us to important targets.
If some Am. politician goes apesh** and fires off a cruise missile that would be just plain stupid.
I repeat. Just plain stupid.
Today's GOP. Just plain stupid.


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David DeLong
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 3:15 pm

Obviously, there was a failure in the security system. This is the responsibility of DHS, DNI, NSC to fix.
Buchanan's et al hysteria is just plain stupid.
We are going to win against Al Qaeda by winning the intelligence battle.
Suppose we have human intel. resources on the ground in Yemen. They're following threads that will lead us to important targets.
If some Am. politician goes apesh** and fires off a cruise missile that would be just plain stupid.
I repeat. Just plain stupid.
Today's GOP. Just plain stupid.


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tiger tim
Comment posted May 26, 2010 @ 4:42 am

Buchanan is all too obviously playing 'Conservative/America-firster'
frontman, blindisde and apologist for our decades long sellout and
enablign suck-up to history's –MOST– awesomely genocidal regime
-bar none! —ACROSS the Pacific.

Everything he says, does and writes MUST be viewed in that damning
light.

-AMEN-


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