by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Special To The Jewish Week

The fatal shooting at Washington’s U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum two weeks ago is a grim reminder that white supremacists and Holocaust deniers are dangerous fanatics — domestic terrorists, if you will. The assailant James von Brunn’s hatred for Jews and African-Americans was fueled by the vitriol he spewed out on his Web site and that he absorbed from similar internet sources. “The Holocaust is a lie,” he wrote in a note found in his car after the attack. “Obama was created by Jews.”

I do not know whether Patrick J. Buchanan’s official Web site was one of von Brunn’s regular haunts, but it easily could have been.

Buchanan is a former senior White House official in the Nixon and Reagan administrations, erstwhile arch-conservative candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, and now a highly paid political commentator on MSNBC. He is also a patron of Holocaust deniers.