UPDATE: Visit our latest blog post: 92% want Buchanan on MSNBC.
The Huffington Post's Michael Calderone and his leftist pals are spreading a smear: Buchanan has been banned from MSNBC.
While Patrick J. Buchanan is off his regular gig at MSNBC so that he can promote his New York Times Best Seller, Suicide of a Superpower, Calderone, taking his lead from anti-Catholic bigots and left-wing loud mouths, is regurgitating an unverified, false claim.
And now TV Newser's Managing Editor has been duped.
Chris Ariens (pictured) writes, "An MSNBC executive told HuffPo's Michael Calderone that there had been a conscious decision not to have Buchanan on air because of the views expressed in the book..."
But if Ariens had read Calderone's revised posting, he'd note Buchanan has been on air AFTER his book launch. In addition, MSNBC declined to comment on the matter according to Calderone's same blog post.
So our question, who is this so-called "MSNBC executive?" Why isn't Ariens verifying with his reliable sources at MSNBC and instead relying on the unreliable Calderone?
As sloppy and lazy as Calderone is, sadly Ariens has matched or exceeded his pal's slothfulness.