MSNBC's Phil Griffin loves having a white supremacist at the office. t.co/jgLvxXO
What has Markos so fired up? Oh, it is about Pat Buchanan’s defense of Norway’s alleged right-wing terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik, after his disgusting acts of violence. Yes, Buchanan went there:
As for a climactic conflict between a once-Christian West and an Islamic world that is growing in numbers and advancing inexorably into Europe for the third time in 14 centuries, on this one, Breivik may be right.
Jamo has a good post on MMFA pointing out how this is not the fast time Buchanan has emerged as “the Devil’s advocate .” We just flagged MSNBC few weeks ago for their serious Buchanan problem for his appalling vitriol directed at supporter of same sex marriage .
Yet as Markos observes :
This stuff has a home on the fever swamps of the right. Remember, this is an ideology that despises multiculturalism, thinks torture is okay, and "empathy" is a dirty word. And if you don't like it, well, they have lots of guns. So much so, that the country literally ran out of ammunition to sell after Obama was elected in 2008.
Yet rather than be shunned from polite circles, he's been given a permanent cot in the MSNBC green room. Apparently, MSNBC President Phil Griffin loves having a white supremacist around the office.
If MSNBC bosses like Phil Griffin had any sense of moral decency, Buchanan would no longer be on their payroll.
The questions progressives should ask pose to other progressives who have shows on MSNBC: are they OKAY with having a white supremacist walking around at MSNBC? Are they going to going remain quiet if MSNBC does nothing to hold this individual accountable?
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