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ADL Denounces Pat Buchanan's Bigoted Views In Recent Book; Urges MSNBC To Reconsider His Role With The Network

New York, NY, November 2, 2011 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) voiced grave concern today that Pat Buchanan, a political analyst for MSNBC, continues to openly express anti-Semitic, racist and anti-immigrant views.

 

In his new book, Suicide of a Superpower, Buchanan reiterates many of his bigoted views, which are nearly identical to those of self-declared "white nationalists." Some of his outrageous claims include blaming the downfall of the U.S. on "racial diversity" and attributing the decrease in the Jewish population to a "collective decision" to have abortions. Buchanan recently appeared on The Political Cesspool radio show, which is run by white supremacist James Edwards, to promote his new book. It was his third appearance on the show.

 

"Buchanan has shown himself, time and again, to be a racist and an anti-Semite," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "It is especially disturbing that he continues to be given a platform to espouse his views at a mainstream network like MSNBC, where he is presented as a knowledgeable and respected analyst. Buchanan continues to show his true colors by espousing hateful, bigoted statements in his new book."

 

In a letter this week to Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, the League urged the network to stop giving Buchanan "legitimacy and credibility" by providing a platform for him as an analyst.

 

In a 2009 report, "Patrick Buchanan: Unrepentant Bigot," ADL said that Buchanan's increasingly bigoted worldview is identical to those of self-declared "white nationalists." Buchanan has repeatedly demonized Jews and minorities and has openly affiliated with white supremacists. He has also claimed that the sovereignty of the United States is being undermined by Israeli control and Mexican incursion.

 

In his new book, Suicide of a Superpower, Buchanan blames the disintegration of the U.S. on its racial diversity and bemoans the destruction of white, Christian America.

 

Buchanan also turns his attention to the Jews in the book.  In a discussion about the declining population of white Americans, Buchanan outrageously claims that the Jewish population is shrinking, as well, due to the "collective decision of Jews themselves," to support and have abortions.


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