Olbermann Suspended For Contributions To Conway, Others

by Rick Howlett on November 5, 2010

MSNBC host Keith Olbermann has been suspended indefinitely for making contributions to three Democratic political campaigns, including the U.S. Senate bid of Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, who lost to Republican Rand Paul in Tuesday’s election.

Olbermann contributed $2,400 to each campaign.  

The suspension was announced in a brief statement from MSNBC President Phil Griffin, reported by the cable network today.

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NadePaulKuciGravMcKi November 6, 2010 at 1:37 am
Tom Degan November 6, 2010 at 5:24 am

So, Keith Olberman donated some cash to a couple of Democratic candidates? I am shocked. SHOCKED!

Conflict of interest? Please. He should have donated to the candidacies of Michelle Bachmann or Rand Paul. Now THAT would have been a conflict of interest!

Could it be that the suits at MSNBC have finally found the excuse they needed in order to silence the most lethal progressive voice broadcasting in the main stream media today? Remember, that network didn’t “go left” a few years ago out of any ideological conviction. It was purely a business decision on their part. After all, they had one time given a forum to Michael Wiener Savage among other people…

“Alan Keyes Is making Sense”. Remember that little early evening atrocity from about a decade ago?

“Watch It with Laura Ingram”. Remember that monumental televised train wreck?

MSNBC eventually realized that they couldn’t outfox FOX Noise so they went to the left out of sheer desperation. It turned out to be a damned good move on their part. Maybe now they can afford to dump the most visible thorn in the side of the right wing plutocracy.


Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

BootsC November 6, 2010 at 10:56 am

IF ….. in the grand scheme of things Keiths suspension does anything to clean up the mess associated with campaign donations I’m all for it. Since it won’t …..The only fair thing is for ownership to make ALL of their electorial campaign donations public. Or is this a case of do as I say not as I do?

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