MSNBC Boots Pat Buchanan

Conservative blames axing on 'thought police'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2012 1:26 AM CST
Updated Feb 17, 2012 4:17 AM CST
MNSBC Boots Buchanan
"After 10 years, we’ve parted ways with Pat Buchanan. We wish him well," an MSNBC spokesman said.   (Getty Images)

Pat Buchanan is leaving MSNBC after a decade, an apparent victim of the network's swing toward the liberal and a backlash against his Suicide of a Superpower book, in which he warns of "the end of white America." Buchanan had been suspended from the network for four months, and MSNBC President Phil Griffin recently said he didn't think Buchanan's views on race and immigration in his book should be part of the national dialogue, much less "part of the dialogue on MSNBC."

Buchanan issued a statement saying he was leaving "after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous." He slammed the "thought police" of the Anti-Defamation League. "I know these blacklisters. They operate behind closed doors, with phone calls, mailed threats, and off-the-record meetings. They work in the dark because, as Al Smith said, nothing un-American can live in the sunlight." Next stop, Fox? wonders the Daily Beast. (More Pat Buchanan stories.)

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