Hire Wire Feb 17 2012

Pat Buchanan and MSNBC Part Ways

By Lyneka Little

Pat Buchanan is out at MSNBC. The conservative pundit, who spent ten years on the air for the network, wrote in an essay that political pressure was behind his departure.

In a piece posted on The American Conservative, Buchanan wrote, "After ten enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous. The calls for my firing began almost immediately with the Oct. 18 publication of 'Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? '"

Buchanan went on to write, "In the ten years I have been at MSNBC, the network has taken heat for what I have written, and faithfully honored our contract. Yet my four-months' absence from MSNBC and now my departure represent an undeniable victory for the blacklisters."

Read the complete story at WSJ.com's Speakeasy blog.



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