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!