A controversial former presidential candidate and opinionated TV host is parting company with cable news channel MSNBC, and political differences have been cited as a factor in the breakup.
Conservative Pat Buchanan is officially leaving the channel after not appearing on it since October, reports The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog. In an essay he blamed "an incessant clamor from the left" as the reason, according to the story.
“After 10 years, we’ve parted ways with Pat Buchanan. We wish him well," said a spokesman for MSNBC.
Buchanan hadn’t appeared since he started promoting his book, “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?,” in which he expressed concerns about the country’s demographic changes and described what he called "the end of white America," the piece notes.
Some liberal groups had pressed MSNBC to either fire or sanction Buchanan, citing the statements in his book, according to the article.