Not only did we sweep the elections but we got rid of some other baggage along the way.
Olbermann suspended for Dem contributions
By CNN Political Unit
November 5, 2010
(CNN) – Keith Olbermann, MSNBC’s primetime firebrand host, has been suspended indefinitely for violating the ethics policies of his employer earlier this year when he donated to three Democrats seeking federal office, MSNBC announced 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,” MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a statement.
First reported by Politico and confirmed by Federal Election Commission filings, the primetime television host gave $2,400 – the maximum individual amount allowed – to each of the campaigns of Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway, and Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords. (View PDF’s of FEC filings for Conway, Grijalva, and Giffords)
Conway lost his bid to Republican Rand Paul while Grijalva eked out a win over Tea Party-backed candidate Ruth McClung for a fifth term. Grijalva found himself in an increasingly competitive race after he announced his support of a boycott of Arizona businesses in response to the state’s controversial new immigration law and often appeared on Olbermann’s show where he found a sympathetic audience. CNN, meanwhile, has yet to declare a winner in Giffords’ race, but the Democrat currently holds about a 3,000-vote lead with all precincts reporting.
The contributions may have violated an NBC policy that requires employers of the news organization to obtain permission ahead of any political donations or activities that could be deemed as a conflict of interest. CNN institutes a similar policy.
In a statement to Politico before the suspension was announced, Olbermann defended the contributions:
“One week ago, on the night of Thursday October 28 2010, after a discussion with a friend about the state of politics in Arizona, I donated $2,400 each to the re-election campaigns of Democratic Representatives Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords,” he said in the statement. “I also donated the same amount to the campaign of Democratic Senatorial candidate Jack Conway in Kentucky.“
I was wondering when it would happen.
It was only a matter of time. Bad things come to those who hate.
As someone said to Juan Williams when he was fired from National Public Radio (NPR) for making a seemingly anti-Muslim remark on the O’Reilly Factor , “they must have been looking for an excuse to do so all along.” The same is most likely true for our dear insane liberal friend Keith Olbermann. Face it- his ratings are in the tank. Fox News kicked serious ratings butt with 7 million viewers on Tuesday election night. MSNBC is the worst when it comes to rapid liberal pundits- Olbermann, Maddow and Chris “Tweety” Mathews. The latter who treated Michelle Bachman like a sub-standard human being during her victory party.
This last clip even had liberal columnists criticizing MSNBC as stepping over the line of professionalism.
What? You guys are just now noticing that Keith Olbermann has stepped over the line of professionalism?
It is so unfortunate that we could not send all of the Kool Aid zombies to the political time machine – 2010 – so they could see what a wonderful job Obama has done. Remember what hopes everyone had for Obama? Hey screw Hillary! He is the chosen one. Republicans are dead!!! Obama is the KING OF THE WORLD
Keith Olbermann was one of the prime suspects in Hillary Clinton’s character assassination. All for Obama. Now that the fools are stuck on Barry’s Island hungry, in debt- the honeymoon was about as long as a three hour tour.
Bye Keith, good riddance. Looks like you will join the 9.6% that are unemployed in America. Karma is woman that you take into a room and only she comes out. Perhaps a tweety bird or two will soon follow. Too bad your don’t have good conservative friends at Fox News like Juan Williams had to pick a brither up when he is down.
Maybe your good friend Barack will give you a bailout. You have so much hopium, I am sure something will come through.
OH, btw. If you are gonna contribute to a Democrat’s campaign make sure it is a good Democrat. Jack Conway????? Give me a break. Rand Paul cleaned his clock Tuesday night-everyone but Keith Olbermann saw that coming.
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