Friday, November 05, 2010

Keith Olbermann suspended indefinitely without pay

I was shocked to hear this, Keith Olbermann suspended for donating to three Democratic candidates without obtaining management's authorization. I understand this is MSNBC's policy, to obtain approval before donating to a political candidate, but suspending is excessive.

I enjoy watching Olbermann's show. Also, it was him who took MSNBC from being a struggling network to beating CNN. He brought in Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell and defined MSNBC's prime-time lineup. I think MSNBC President Phil Griffin was worried more about his ego than company policy when he made this move.

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UDPATE: Conservative commentator Bill Kristol says Olbermann's suspension is ludicrous.

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