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Friday, November 5, 2010

Olbermann suspended indefinitely from MSNBC

MSNBC has suspended prime-time host Keith Olbermann indefinitely without pay for making political contributions.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.
President of MSNBC Phil Griffin released this response:
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 was not immediately available for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.


1 comment:

Janis said...

Well, I'll be damned! Someone took Keef into a back room, and only they came out!