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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:21 PM

17. Maryland Public Television deserves a boycott for giving Pat Buchanan a platform

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/columnists/zurawik/bs-ed-zontv-pat-buchanan-mpt-20190814-zciiehvpr5ct7meagkpow6wpiq-story.html

MPT rebooting “The McLaughlin Group” with controversial Pat Buchanan as a regular
By David Zurawik
Baltimore Sun | Aug 14, 2019 | 2:15 PM

Maryland Public Television announced this week that it is rebooting “The McLaughlin Group" next month, and it will include Pat Buchanan, a controversial right-wing figure, among its regular panelists. Also on the panel will be journalists Clarence Page and Eleanor Clift.

Writing on nbc.com last year, the network’s national correspondent Steve Kornacki described the similarities between Buchanan and Donald Trump and how the failed presidential candidate influenced the successful one now in the White House.

“He wanted a wall along the entire southern border and a pause on all immigration," Kornacki wrote. "He vowed to rip up trade deals and revive manufacturing. He hated political correctness and warned of the decline of Western culture. He railed against a ‘rigged’ system and fomented a populist uprising that terrified the Republican Party’s leaders. He was endorsed by David Duke. And he was denounced and labeled a racist — by Donald Trump. His name was Pat Buchanan.”

In an email response to the Sun, MPT declined comment beyond a statement it issued to Media Matters, saying: “Public media provides a big tent for the expression of many points of view. The McLaughlin Group has been a long-time staple on public TV. It’s a program series viewers appreciate for its wide range of views and perspectives, as well as the lively debate on issues that takes place among its panelists.”

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