Pat Buchanan Appears on Political Cesspool, a White Supremacist Radio Show
Posted: June 30, 2008
On Sunday, June 29, 2008, Patrick Buchanan, who regularly appears as a political commentator in mainstream media, was interviewed for the second time on Political Cesspool, a Tennessee-based AM and Internet radio show run by white supremacist James Edwards. Edwards regularly invites anti-Semites, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, Holocaust deniers, conspiracy theorists and anti-immigrant leaders to voice their views on his show. He is not only a radio host; he appears and speaks at events hosted by racist groups and has been involved in the Council of Conservative Citizens, a white supremacist group.
Buchanan, who has a long history of racist and anti-Semitic comments, came on the show to promote his new book, Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World. Buchanan posited that World War II was unnecessary and that the British "blundered…to bring about a war with Germany," a war that Hitler did not want. Buchanan also stated, "Had there been no war, there would have been no Holocaust…"
When Edwards mentioned Charles Lindbergh, Buchanan defended the American aviator hero who led America First, a group opposed to U.S. intervention in World War II. Lindbergh claimed that powerful Jews in America were trying to push the United States into war against the Nazis to preserve Jewish interests. Buchanan stated, "Good for you for bringing up Colonel Lindbergh's name because his reputation has been blackened because of a single speech he gave and a couple of paragraphs in it where he said that...the Jewish community is beating the drums for war…but frankly, no one has said what he said was palpably untrue."
In speaking about his plans for the future, Buchanan said that he has "one book in mind" which will detail how the "the wars of race and ethnicity and culture are going to replace the old wars, if you will, of ideology and dynasty and empire." One of the show's hosts later commented that Buchanan's topic pertained to "the coming ethno-conflict or the potential of a race war or an ethnic war in this country..."
The hosts also praised Buchanan for displaying "exceptional courage" by coming on Political Cesspool, which has faced public criticism for the extremist views and activities of its hosts and guests. Edwards explained, "His [Buchanan's] publicist contacted me and wanted to set up the whole interview."
Edwards recounted how his experience volunteering for the 2000 Buchanan presidential campaign inspired him to become politically active. In concluding the interview, Edwards stated, "Mr. Buchanan, thank you so much for coming back on our program, for fighting for our people."