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Olbermann back from vacation

Democrat shill to return to the Democrat shill network:

Keith Olbermann will be allowed to resume his nightly program on MSNBC on Tuesday, the channel's president said Sunday night, after he was suspended for donating money to three Democratic candidates.

The policy at MSNBC's parent, NBC News, says journalists cannot make political contributions without permission from the head of the news division. "After several days of deliberation and discussion, I have determined that suspending Keith through and including Monday night's program is an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy," the MSNBC president, Phil Griffin, said in a statement. "We look forward to having him back on the air Tuesday night."

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On Friday night, the MSNBC host Rachel Maddow asserted that MSNBC's enforcement of its policy in this case confirmed that Fox News was a "political operation" while MSNBC was a "news operation."

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"Let this incident lay to rest forever the facile, never-true-anyway, bullpucky, lazy conflation of Fox News and what the rest of us do for a living," Ms. Maddow said. "I know everybody likes to say, 'Oh, that's cable news. It's all the same.' Fox News and MSNBC, mirror images of each other."

"Hosts on Fox raise money on the air for Republican candidates," she added. "They endorse them explicitly; they use their Fox News profile to headline fund-raisers."

She concluded, "We are not a political operation. Fox is. We are a news operation. And the rules around here are part of how you know that."

I, along with many conservatives, found nothing wrong with Olbermann putting his money where his mouth is. 

The larger issue is the lie that would suggest that MSNBC is an objective news outlet and the third or more of the country's psychophants who've bought into that lie.


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Comments (12)

I said at the start that he... (Below threshold)
retired military:

I said at the start that he would be back. Thou shall not fire liberals for being liberals. You can only fire liberals when they go against the mime.

Who cares? Olberdouche is h... (Below threshold)
CZ:

Who cares? Olberdouche is harmless. He has no audience to speak of.

If anything we need him around to remind everyone how hateful and downright rotten the left actually is.

Here look for yourself...No... (Below threshold)
Thom:

Here look for yourself...Northern New Mexico, Eastern Utah, Southern Arizona, Imperial County in California, Los Angeles, Eastern Oaklahoma, parts of Georgia, Tacoma, Washington...are some of the worst areas of those states...with the highest drop out rates, crime and drug abuse.
Just because a state is blue doesn't mean they are the smartest...It's the blue spots that count. they are also the most broke, the most corrupt, the most crime ridden and the ones who are segregated with white Liberals and old hippies.

An exercise in irr... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:


An exercise in irrelevancy, staged by fools.


Typical.

He wa punished enough on tu... (Below threshold)
914:

He wa punished enough on tuesday.

yes we all knew that KO was... (Below threshold)
jack s:

yes we all knew that KO was a batshit liberal crazy idiot, but the comedy in the situation was that he was fighting the honcho's at NBC/MSNBC to be labeled a straight "news" guy. Well, "straight" news guys can't give political contributions and he was suspended. So now, KO has an "opinion" show, he's just a talking head commentator exactly the way he was already classified and ignored by most, and he can't lie or hide from it any longer. Hah hah hah haha hah!

Wait, maybe now that he can't pass himself off as a Walter Murrow type newscaster there will be slightly less comedy in anything he says now.

Well dang, there goes Alan ... (Below threshold)
MikeNC:

Well dang, there goes Alan Grayson's next job opportunity.

Dozens of mouth-breathers a... (Below threshold)
Roy:

Dozens of mouth-breathers are happy. They have something to watch during that time slot again, other than shiny objects.

He needed a little bathtub ... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

He needed a little bathtub timeout.....

MSNBC commentators are so o... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

MSNBC commentators are so obsessed with Fox. It is bordering on pathological. Liberals hate to lose fairly so they have to call it cheating. Children, all of them. ww

Great video response to Mad... (Below threshold)
Brian The Adequate:

Great video response to Maddow over at J$ linked at HotAir:

http://johnnydollar.us/files/101107fhwir.php

How can msnbc be making mon... (Below threshold)
moseby:

How can msnbc be making money with this shitty programming...or are they the tax write off for MS and nbc? heh heh




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