Olbermann Suspended From MSNBC for Campaign Donations

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Editor’s Note –  There just may be an opening at MSNBC and there’s only one human being on the planet that can follow in Olbermann’s pugnacious footsteps – Alan Grayson!

After threatening the voters of FL-D8 over the past two days that he may be back in 2012 to run again, this could be our one chance to be rid ourselves of this menace, once and for all.

Perhap’s, a ‘Draft Alan Grayson To Replace Keith Olbermann’ initiative should be started.  NOW! 

 

Olbermann Suspended From MSNBC for Campaign Donations

By Brian Stelter and Bill CarterNY Times

4:15 p.m. | Updated Keith Olbermann, the pre-eminent liberal voice on American television, was suspended Friday after his employer, MSNBC, discovered that he made campaign contributions to three Democrats last month.

The indefinite suspension was a stark display of the clash between objective journalism and opinion journalism on television.

The MSNBC president, Phil Griffin, issued a statement saying: “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.”

Politico had reported Friday morning that Mr. Olbermann’s contributions were in apparent violation of MSNBC policy.

In a statement to Politico, Mr. Olbermann, the longtime host of “Countdown,” acknowledged donations of $2,400 to the campaigns of Representatives Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and Attorney General Jack Conway of Kentucky, who lost his Senate race to Rand Paul.

Mr. Olbermann did not respond to requests for comment after the suspension was announced Friday afternoon.

Read More – http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/05/olbermann-suspended-from-msnbc-for-campaign-donations/?nl=afternoonupdate&emc=aua1

 

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