Bad Week For Dems… First The Shellacking- Now They Lose Olbermann
What a rotten week for democrats.
First there was the historic shellacking…
Now they lose unhinged mouthpiece Keith Olbermann.
He will be missed… By the few hundred crackpots who tune in to his show.
the Upshot reported:
MSNBC suspended “Countdown” host Keith Olbermann Friday after the news that he donated to three Democratic candidates.
“I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night,” MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a statement. “Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.”[Related: MSNBC’s election night lineup criticized]
Olbermann gave the maximum individual donation of $2,400 to three candidates in Tuesday’s election: Arizona Reps. Gabrielle Giffords and Raul Grijalva and Senate hopeful Jack Conway, who lost in Kentucky to Republican Rand Paul. (Grijalva appeared on Olbermann’s “Countdown” on Oct. 28, the same day the host donated to his campaign; Conway was last a guest in May).
Olbermann, in a statement to Politico, said that he “did not privately or publicly encourage anyone else to donate to these campaigns nor to any others in this election or any previous ones.” Also, Olbermann said he had not “previously donated to any political campaign at any level.”
But the revelation raised clear ethical issues.
Is it really surprising that Olbermann donated to some socialist-democrats?… Really?
It’s not as if MSNBC is a real news channel.