Buchanan’s at it again, folks. Menachem Rosensaft’s piece at Huffpo ties it all up quite nicely, but for my part I want to underline Rosensaft’s point re: how long this has been going on. Believe you me, I’ve noticed it too, and been appalled. Buchanan quite simply should not have a job at MSNBC unless the idea is that his particularly Nazified version of conservatism somehow balances the liberal perception. As we all know, he’d have a gig at FNC tomorrow if he lost his current one today. Their lineup’s a rogues’ gallery anyway….
During the ’08 election coverage, Keith Olbermann would occasionally look over at Buchanan as though the latter was literally sporting, Goebbels-style, a swastika armband over his coat sleeve. I was expecting, well, not just fireworks, but one of those nail-your-face-to-the-floor soliloquys he’s known for. Buchanan deserved it all the way but Olbermann never pulled the trigger on his own, a business colleague. Yeah, I’d hoped for more, too.
Rosensaft’s keeping a light on this ongoing travesty, looks like.