I have often wondered how MSNBC can consider itself a credible "news" network and still keep in its employ one Pat Buchanan.
And, I am not alone.
So does Gay Patriot West in this short, yet to the point posting.
Now, to me it is not just the blatant anti-Semitism that discredits Mr. Buchanan from being called a serious conservative.
Mr. Buchanan clearly has no problems with such economic policies as high tariffs, anti-free trade and virtual total isolationism. These are the kind of economic policies that can set back the United States to the 19th century.
But, what GPW states in the post is the reason I believe that MSNBC keeps Mr. Buchanan around:
Does MSNBC just keep him on because they believe he’s a conservative and they so want to tar conservatism in general by his narrow-minded mean-spirited rantings?
Of course that is the reason Mr. Buchanan is kept around.
Mr. Buchanan is pretty much conservatism's version of Keith Olbermann.
Even CNN have people like Bill Bennett and now Mary Matlin on their payroll. And I think they represent conservatism much better than Mr. Buchanan.
And, lets face it. Until MSNBC actually can get any conservative voice from say the late 20th century and or the current era, well they will continue a network-wide spiral into oblivion.