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MEDIA FIGHT Buchanan Blames Gays for MSNBC Blackout Brendan Smialowski / Getty Images

Buchanan Blames Gays for MSNBC Blackout

Pat Buchanan escalated his war with MSNBC on Wednesday, blaming “militant gay rights activists” and Van Jones for Buchanan's months-long absence from the network. Buchanan hasn’t been on MSNBC since late October, and network president Phil Griffin stirred up conflict by telling reporters on Saturday that it was over Buchanan’s latest book, Suicide of a Superpower, which has implicitly racist passages. Buchanan told radio host Hugh Hewitt that his TV blackout actually began with medical problems and that he has not been formally suspended from MSNBC.

January 11, 2012 10:39 AM