Keith Olbermann: Suspended by MSNBC

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Aiming to tone down the rancor in his commentary, Keith Olbermann suspended his Worst Persons in the World segment earlier this week.

Now, MSNBC has done the same to the face of its network. But for a different reason.

According to a report in Politico, the Countdown host donated the maximum legal contribution ($2,400) to Arizona congressman Raul Grijalva, Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and Kentucky attorney general Jack Conway during this election cycle.

As a result, MSNBC President Phil Griffin said, “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."

And for good reason, too. With this information public, viewers might think Olbermann was biased toward liberals in his commentary!

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I am a person who goes back and forth from Fox News to MSNBC during the prime time hours. I like to get both sides of the days stories. THANK YOU MSNBC for firing Keith Olbermann! God bless you. I am so glad you finally came to your senses. His rant about the AZ shooting and blaming Palin and the TEA party folks was just plain wrong in every way. I had had enough!


Keith Oberman is a brilliant news analyst. MSNBC needs to bring him back immediately! The Republican Party officially has FOX to spread its lies and hate speech to keep working-class whites voting as Republicans and thus voting directly against their own economic self interest. These working class Republican voters think they know what is best for them and they deserve to get it good and hard.


What's good for Oberman is also good for CBS, NBC, PBS and especially FOX News. The Oberman Suspension equals his pay hopefully. If the other new outlets suspends their people for their fund raising activities equal to their pay,the talking heads will completely disappear, which will be a blessing in itself. However, as long as our laws allow secret funding of campaigns let anyone give as much money as they need to buy their favorite politician. Free enterprise at it's worst.


MSNBC goes the way of Air America...there is no installed base for liberals.


Keith Oberman an idiot, including (Rachel Maddow,Chris Matthews)i seriously think that they think George Bush is still president


I am glad he is gone. His ridiculous battle with Fox News, and general rudeness hurts MSNBC; a network I generally like. Now, will Rachel Maddow be next to go, I hope? Chris Matthews is a star!


What's good for Juan Williams is good for Keith Oberman!!


Hahaha! What comes around, goes around!


My favorite part of the Keith Oberman show was always his worst person in the world segment. Bring keith back now and bring that segment back. What can MSNBC be thinking. Why would it be a surprise or somehow wrong for Keith to support anyone he chooses to support in any way he chooses. Isn't this a free country. Have they gone mad? Their ratings are going to dump now and while we're at it where on earth is the wonderful Dan Abrams.


maybe nancy pelosi and keith can go on dancing with the stars. really,no one will even know he's gone lol