MSNBC reacts after NJDC attack on Buchanan


The National Jewish Democratic Council attacked MSNBC, the cable darling of the left — and got results. has taken down a column by Pat Buchanan entitled "Did Hitler Want War?" from its Web site (here’s the page with the column no longer posted) in which the MSNBC commentator argues that "Hitler wanted to end the war in 1940, almost two years before the trains began to roll to the camps" and blames World War II on Poland and Great Britain.

"Buchanan has a long history of insensitivity when it comes to issues surrounding the Holocaust, and he has taken the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II as an opportunity to voice these opinions once again," said NJDC president David Harris before the column was taken down.

In a statement after MSNBC removed it, Harris noted, as he did in his first statement, that MSNBC should reconsider the platform it gives Buchanan on its network.

"MSNBC took the responsible  action and removed Pat Buchanan’s column defending Adolf Hitler from their website, but no worthy news organization should employ and promote a commentator who engages in such vile fiction," said Harris.

Aaron Keyak of NJDC has some background on Buchanan’s long history here in the Huffington Post.

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