Pat Buchanan, a right wing Republican and former MSNBC pundit has lashed out against his opponents, including former White House staffer, Van Jones and “civil rights groups” over his controversy with the network.
Buchanan has not appeared on MSNBC since October of 2011 and MSNBC President, Phil Griffin says that it was due to his book “Death Of A Superpower,” which contains a chapter called “The Death of White America.” Buchanan took heat when he appeared on the white supremacist radio show, “The Political Cesspool” to promote the book.
The s”The Political Cesspool’s” host, James Edwards who has strong ties to several white supremacist movements called Buchanan a mutual friend of his and GOP political candidate, Ron Paul and cited Buchanan’s response to the controversy as a way for Paul to deal with possible media reaction to Paul’s campaign’s scheduling of an appearance on the show in 2006.
The Huffington Post reports:
“Look, for a long period of time the hard left, militant gay rights groups, militant — they call themselves civil rights groups, but I’m not sure they’re concerned about civil rights — people of color, Van Jones, these folks and others have been out to get Pat Buchanan off TV,” Buchanan continued. “This has been done for years and years and years and it’s the usual suspects doing the same thing again.”