Pat Buchanan could be finished as an MSNBC political analyst after his most recent book was criticized by several groups as racist and anti-Semitic, according to reports.
MSNBC President Phil Griffin said he has not made a final decision about the conservative commentator, but told Deadline Hollywood he doesn’t think some of the ideas put forth in “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive 2025?” are “appropriate for the national dialogue, much less on MSNBC.”
Buchanan has not appeared on the network since October when he began his book tour. According to the New York Times, civil rights groups and the Anti-Defamation League have protested Buchanan’s comments in the book, and the ADL sent a letter urging MSNBC to drop him. According to the Times, among the contested statements are that the “European and Christian core of our country is shrinking,” which is damaging the nation “ethnically, culturally, morally, politically.” Additionally, one of the book’s chapters is titled “The End of White America.”
“Pat and I are going to meet soon and discuss it,” Griffin told the newspaper. “During the period of the book tour I asked him not to be on….Since then the issue has become the nature of some of the statements in the book.”
Of Buchanan’s reaction to being sidelined, Griffin told Deadline: “Pat’s a good guy. He didn’t like [being removed from the air], but he understood.”
(h/t Yid with Lid)