Keith Olbermann Suspended Indefinitely From MSNBC Over Donations
This morning, Politico revealed Keith Olbermann’s donations to three Democratic candidates for Congress in October.
This afternoon, Olbermann was suspended indefinitely by MSNBC:
MSNBC president Phil Griffin released the following statement Friday following the news that Keith Olbermann had donated to three Democratic candidates this election cycle:
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.”
Presumably this means that Olbermann did not comply with the MSNBC policy that requires political activity like this to be approved by a supervisor, which is surprising in itself because he most assuredly knew that his name would show up in the FEC database as soon as the campaigns in question filed their next reports. Olbermann may be many things, but I never thought that stupid was one of them so this surprises me to some extent, unless Keith thought, incorrectly, that he was so valuable to MSNBC that he could whatever he wanted regardless of the rules.