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MSNBC, Buchanan May Be Parting Ways

MSNBC, Buchanan May Be Parting Ways

Patrick Buchanan may lose his job as an MSNBC commentator because of statements in his new book that have been called racist and anti-Semitic.

MSNBC President Phil Griffin told The New York Times over the weekend that because of the anti-Semitic nature of some of the arguments in "Suicide of a Superpower," Buchanan might not be invited to return to his position at the station. Book chapter titles include "The End of White America" and "The Death of Christian America."

Griffin told the Times that he and Buchanan would meet to discuss his future with the network. Buchanan has been off the air since he began a book tour in October.

The Anti-Defamation League recently sent Griffin a letter urging the network to drop Buchanan as a commentator.

"In spite of his continuing role as a political commentator for the mainstream media, former Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan now increasingly advances an anti-Semitic, racist, and anti-immigrant ideology," the ADL says in its information pamphlet "Patrick Buchanan: Unrepentant Bigot." "Many of the views he holds are identical to those of self-declared 'white nationalists.'

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