Buchanans Hitler column taken offline

MSNBC took down the Pat Buchanan column defending Hitler’s actions hours after a Jewish group urged its removal.

The National Jewish Democratic Council had released a statement Sept. 3 imploring MSNBC to remove the article from its Web site.

Buchanan, a conservative pundit, had alleged that Hitler did not want war and that the Allies’ actions were unnecessary.

NJDC President David Harris said in a statement, “No worthy news organization should employ and promote a commentator who engages in such vile fiction. This sort of historical revisionism is deplorable.”

Buchanan has been accused in the past of making racially insensitive and anti-Semitic comments. — jta