Saturday, November 6, 2010

Keith Olbermann

Guess most of you have heard by now that Keith Olbermann has been suspended from MSNBC for contributing to two Democratic candidates. NBC has a policy that journalists cannot contribute to campaigns unless they received approval. Rachel Maddow's commentary on this situation was excellent!


Bob said...

I actually disagree with Rachel this time out.
Olbermann knew the rule, and broke the rule, and now must suffer the consequences.
But you can't compare how FauxNews handles their pundits donating and campaigning to how msnbc does it.
I don't expect much from Faux anchors.
i expect more from all other anchors.

David Dust said...

I've been reading about the fascinating behind-the-scenes drama over at MSNBC. It seems that the guy who runs the network is actually a conservative - and the Keith/Rachel/Lawrence progressives hate him and the Boss hates them right back.

The only "friend" the Boss has over there is Joe Scarborough. In fact, when Markos Moulitsas (Daily Kos) got into a Twitter war with Scarborough, the Boss banned him from MSNBC completely - even though Markos was a frequent guest on Keith's show.

Furthermore, NBC/MSNBC/CNBC is preparing to be acquired by Comcast - which is headed by a friend/financial back of George W. Bush and is considered a conservative company.

I really hope this doesn't mean MSNBC is trying to stifle their progressive voices. Regardless, they've made their point and it's time to bring Keith Back.


Joy said...

Bob, I agree that Keith knew the rules, signed a contract, and should accept the consequences. This gave Rachel an opportunity to make a point about FOX and how they aren't a news organization.

Wow, David, I'm glad you told me about all this! I didn't know. Comcast is becoming too powerful, and I contribute to their profits. Only cable company around here, though. Damn. Yes, Keith needs to come back after being suspended long enough to make the point.