Keith Olbermann, MSNBC’s primetime firebrand host, has been suspended indefinitely for violating the ethics policies of his employer earlier this year when he donated to three Democrats seeking federal office, MSNBC announced Friday.
MSNBC TV President Phil Griffin:
“I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.”
Olbermann must have known the policy. He must have known that political donations are public information. What was he thinking? This is really going to hurt MSNBC’s ratings.
Note that Griffin didn’t fire Olbermann.
UPDATE: Joe Scarborough and Pat Buchanan have made campaign contributions. When will they be suspended?
-David Drumm (Nal)
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Tucker Carlson Sent Emails Posing As Keith Olbermann
The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson First Posted: 11- 9-10 05:23 PM | Updated: 11-10-10 08:51 AM
On Tuesday night, Yahoo’s Michael Calderone reached Carlson by phone. Carlson confirmed that he had, in fact, sent the emails posing as Olbermann.
“Could you resist?” Carlson said. “It was just too funny. The flesh is weak.” end excerpt
Thanks for the heads-up with the link.
Check your email
A PCCC* petition to get Keith back on the air:
*The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)
From Huffington Post
MSNBC Wants Keith Olbermann Mea Culpa
First Posted: 11- 7-10
MSNBC suspended anchor Keith Olbermann on Friday for making contributions to Democratic candidates without obtaining prior approval from his superiors.
Now, Politico’s Mike Allen reports that the suspension came about, not because Olbermann violated network policy — but because he wouldn’t apologize on-air:
It should be very clear now who is running our country. Big republican corporations. I think Keith Olberman is the most intelligent guy on tv now. He makes you think! and Investigate! How dare he!. Where is your moral indignation America? Sit back on your fat butts and let it haqppen. It’s good enough for Keith Olberma – but not for Scarboro and buchanan.
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