MSNBC removes Buchanan column defending Hitler

WASHINGTON (JTA) – MSNBC took down the Pat Buchanan column defending Hitler’s actions hours after a Jewish group urged its removal.

The National Jewish Democratic Council had released a statement Thursday imploring MSNBC to remove the article from its Web site.

Buchanan, a conservative pundit, had alleged that Hitler did not want war and that the Allies’ actions were unnecessary.

"MSNBC took the responsible action" in removing the column, NJDC President David Harris said in a statement.

"No worthy news organization should employ and promote a commentator who engages in such vile fiction," he said. "This sort of historical revisionism is deplorable."

Buchanan has been accused in the past of making racially insensitive and anti-Semitic comments.

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