Conservative pundit, Pat Buchanan has officially left MSNBC after a long hiatus from the network. MSNBC was pressured by several groups to sever ties with Buchanan after he put out a book called “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?” which many progressive groups considered racist
Buchanan promoted the book on the “The Political Cesspool” a white supremacist radio show hosted by James Edwards, who referred to Buchanan as “our mutual friend” in an open letter to Ron Paul.
The New York Times Reports
The circumstances of Mr. Buchanan’s departure are unclear, but he has not appeared on the channel since October, when he began promoting his book, “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?” The book conveyed Mr. Buchanan’s concerns about the effects of demographic changes in the United States, including what he called “the end of white America” and the shrinking of the “European and Christian core of our country.”
A number of statements in the book were seized upon by liberal groups, who pressured MSNBC to either sanction or fire Mr. Buchanan. In his essay Thursday on the Web site of The American Conservative, a magazine he co-founded, Mr. Buchanan cited Abraham H. Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League, an influential Jewish organization, and wrote, “What Foxman and A.D.L. are about in demanding that my voice be silenced is, in the Jeffersonian sense, intrinsically un-American.”