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Friday, November 05, 2010

I guess Phil Griffin wants to replace him with Christine O'Donnell
Posted by Jill | 2:20 PM
That didn't take long.

Phil Griffin, who heads up MSNBC, has suspended Keith Olbermann indefinitely without pay for donating his own money to political candidates.

As Kos points out, Pat Buchanan donated money to Republicans between 2005 and 2008 (not to mention what a virulent hatemonger he is) and he's still on Morning Schmoe on a regular basis.

This morning Meredith Viera had a cuddle with Christine O'Donnell, who in case anyone forgot, LOST her election bid on Tuesday, but is somehow still a more valuable commodity on television than the guy who actually WON.

I can add 2 + 2, can you?

Meanwhile, Faux Noise doesn't seem to care about its on-air talent advocating for candidates on their own time with their own money. Here's a list of Sean Hannity's donations.

UPDATE: I'm shocked, I tell you...shocked...SHOCKED...and APPALLED...that Joey the Intern Killer Scarborough donates to Republicans -- but Phil Griffin has no problem with that.

UPDATE #2: Greg Sargent calls bullshit.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Sounds like an excuse to get rid of Olbermann, like they had to get rid of Donahue...

Anonymous mandt said...
Time to blog stomp MSNBC!

Blogger Barry said...
I guess they figure it tarnishes his hard-won aura of impartiality.

Seriously, I think KO is a horse's ass, but he got a bum deal here. I'd boycott MSNBC if I watched it.

Blogger Nan said...
Wonder how much longer it'll take for them to find an excuse to can Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow, too? I expect both to be gone by January.