Keith Olbermann AND IowaHawk — Suspended — Reinstated — Apologized.
IowaHawk in the same legal sinking boat.
Now it gets good.
Oy vey…… Click it: ……and just like The Greaseman, he apologized…..
The rest is just a mess now.
In the immortal words of the late great NBC news and editorial commentator Ms. Emily Litella…… “Never Mind”.
Can you say “Publicity Stunt” ?
Article at NBC Dallas/Ft. Worth: Mr. Olbermann is back on the air beginning Tuesday 9 November 2010.
Hey, you don’t think this might have possibly been some sort of attempt at a distraction from someone’s trip overseas with 3,000 of his closest friends plus a bunch of warships, could it ?…… Not even a simple “nudge” to such a cross-populated-with-agenda-agreeing-members ‘objective’ media outlet would get that kind of ‘distraction’ done, right ?
Didn’t think so.
Politico reported Friday that Olbermann contributed to the campaigns of three Democratic candidates this fall, including one on the same day he appeared on Olbermann’s “Countdown” program.
Olbermann is MSNBC’s highest-rated personality and the linchpin of its move to a prime time show of liberal viewpoints. He was one of the network’s anchors for election day coverage this week. Olbermann was not immediately available for comment.
Politico article by Simmi Aujla:
MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a statement Friday: “I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.”
Olbermann made campaign contributions to two Arizona members of Congress and failed Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway ahead of Tuesday’s election.
Olbermann, who acknowledged the contributions in a statement to POLITICO, made the maximum legal donations of $2,400 apiece to Conway and to Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords. He donated to the Arizona pair on Oct. 28 — the same day that Grijalva appeared as a guest on Olbermann’s “Countdown” show.
Mr. Olbermann should have stuck with sports. He was good at it. One of the best too. A top-of-the-line snarkers snarker who ever snarked a snark.
Then he took himself seriously.