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Keith Olbermann Suspended from MSNBC for Political Contributions‎

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November 06, 2010 – Comments (10)

I know it's childish and wrong to revel in someone else's misery or misfortute, but I simply can't help it when it come to Keith Olbermann.

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#1) On November 06, 2010 at 2:54 PM, FleaBagger (29.37) wrote:

"For political contributions"? What, they were afraid people would think he wasn't objective?

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#2) On November 06, 2010 at 3:30 PM, Acesnyper (33.14) wrote:

The only thing Keith does worse then news and politics is sports.

 

Never before have I cried to my tv "Bring back Joe Buck".

 

If anything I thank Keith just for going away for a small amount of time. 

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#3) On November 06, 2010 at 5:59 PM, ChrisGraley (30.25) wrote:

I don't like Keith Oberman, but I'm against infringing on anyone's rights.

He has a right to support any political cause that he believes in even if that view is totally wrong.

Shame on MSNBC.

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#4) On November 06, 2010 at 7:33 PM, allstarvulture (< 20) wrote:

He has a right to support any political cause that he believes in even if that view is totally wrong.

Chris-

Unless I'm mistaken, he was suspended for violating is contract (supposedly, there is/was a clause in his contract regarding contributions).  As such, I don't believe MSNBC would be infringing upon anything if that's the case.

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#5) On November 06, 2010 at 9:07 PM, ChrisGraley (30.25) wrote:

Well if that's the case, I don't feel as bad for him.

 

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#6) On November 06, 2010 at 9:25 PM, eddietheinvestor (< 20) wrote:

Yes, it is in his contract--no political contributions to candidates.  But there is the issue of objectivity.  He sent a candidate $2400 and then interviewed him on the show--the same day that he sent the contribution.  He didn't tell his audience that he was interviewing a candidate to whom he had contributed.  I'm sure that the tone of an interview with a candidate that Olbermann sent a contribution to would be far different than an interview with that person's opponent. But there might have been other reasons for the suspension, such as his partisan tone, including his bitter diatribe against Scott Brown. It was even worse than Chris Mathews asking Michelle Bachmann repeatedly if she was hypnotized and calling her a moron.

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#7) On November 08, 2010 at 1:24 AM, edwjm (99.87) wrote:

Michelle Bachmann IS a MORON!

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#8) On November 08, 2010 at 10:27 AM, KDakotaFund (23.73) wrote:

My understanding is that MSNBC personel can make political contributions but need to get permission from the brass first.  Olbermann failed to do so.

In the case of Olbermann, it's not like he pretends to be objective.  Everyone knows where he stands.  I really don't care if a journalist or TV pundant makes political contributions, assuming there is transparency in doing so.

In Olbermann's case he violated MSNBC's rules and was punished for it.  I say "kudos" to MSNBC for enforcing their rules without prejudgice.

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#9) On November 08, 2010 at 10:35 AM, topsecret10 (22.02) wrote:

 Olbermann cannot be taken seriously as a journalist. He Is a far left liberal that spins the news to fit the MSNBC agenda,just like Chris Matthews. They should permanently get rid of both of them and report the news (political) from an objective standpoint not from a partisan one...    TS

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#10) On November 08, 2010 at 12:56 PM, edwjm (99.87) wrote:

You, johnhenr, are not nice.

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