05 November 2010

NBC suspends Olbermann for donations

The Principle is not amused.
NBC suspends Olbermann for donations - Washington Times:
"Olbermann acknowledged to NBC that he donated $2,400 apiece to the campaigns of Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway and Arizona Reps. Raul Grivalva and Gabrielle Giffords.

NBC News prohibits its employees from working on, or donating to, political campaigns unless a special exception is granted by the news division president — effectively a ban. Olbermann's bosses did not find out about the donations until after they were made. The website Politico first reported the donations.

'I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night,' Phil Griffin, MSNBC's chief executive, said Friday. 'Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.'

Olbermann was not immediately available for comment.

His 'Countdown' show, which airs at 8 p.m. ET, is MSNBC's most popular program. His on-the-air transformation from the host of a straight news program to a liberal commentator led the network itself to go in the same direction, filling its prime-time lineup with left-leaning hosts and doing better in the ratings than anytime since its 1996 launch."
I do not see the problem.  His whole show is an ad for liberal candidates and a platform for lies against anybody who is not a liberal as he likes.

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