If anybody has been wondering about the status of conservative commentator and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan at MSNBC, it is suspended indefinitely. It ties into a book he wrote and has been promoting, dates back to October and has just been acknowledged. At least one activist group that has been pushing for it, ColorOfChange.org, hailed the decision.
The book is “Suicide of a Superpower.” Some have been troubled by the premise of the book, not to mention some of the chapter titles it includes, such as “The End of White America” and “The Death of Christian America.”
In addition to objecting to the book itself, ColorOfChange.org objected to some of the places Buchanan was willing to go to promote it, prominently referring to radio program “The Political Cesspool.
According to Associated Press, MSNBC exec Phil Griffin said, “When Pat was on his book tour, because of the content of the book, I didn’t think it should be part of the national dialogue much less part of the dialogue on MSNBC.”
The watchdog’s Rashad Robinson commented, “”ColorOfChange.org welcomes MSNBC’s decision to indefinitely suspend Pat Buchanan. However, it’s time for MSNBC to permanently end their relationship with Pat Buchanan and the hateful, outdated ideas he represents. We appreciate this first step and urge MSNBC to take the important final step to ensure that their brand is no longer associated with Buchanan’s history of passing off white supremacy ideology as mainstream political commentary.”