David A. Harris, President of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), released the following statement:
NJDC condemns MSNBC conservative commentator and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan’s recent column, “Did Hitler Want War,” in defense of Adolf Hilter’s actions in World War II. It is particularly disturbing that MSNBC is promoting this column on MSNBC.com.
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.
This sort of historical revisionism is deplorable. Buchanan’s latest column should be removed immediately from MSNBC.com, and no worthy news organization should employ a commentator who engages in such vile fiction. The Constitution protects Buchanan’s right to say whatever he wants, but it does not require MSNBC or any other network to provide a prominent platform for such drivel.