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!


I love this guy. Suspending him is wrong and it sends the wrong message. It's preposterous to say the least. Being able to donate the maximum allowed by law is a basic right provided to all Americans. All the people at the from both sides of the isle donate money. You're not going to tell me that those good old folks at FOX News don't and didn't donate money to their Tea Party candidates. MSNBC, come on!


This is just insane if he was eager to contribute why not let him. I mean why get in his way he was just trying to help


Obermann simply spews HATE and constantly BERATES people he happens to disagree with. No wonder we can't agree on anything anymore.


I just read elsewhere that asking for permission has NOT been the policy for MSNBC although it is for NBC. This doesn't make any sense to me as it is a basic RIGHT to be able to doesn't seem to stop Hannity at FOX