Monday, November 8, 2010

Keith Olbermann to return on Tuesday

Just when you thought the air waves would be less polluted, Keith Olbermann makes a return.
Mediate: You know all that talk about whether Keith Olbermannwould ever be back on MSNBC?
Well whoever speculated about that (me) was totally off – Olbermann will return to Countdown Tuesday night.
From Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC:
After several days of deliberation and discussion, I have determined that suspending Keith through and including Monday night’s program is an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy. We look forward to having him back on the air Tuesday night.
I think the whole Olbermann suspension thing is just more proof of MSNBC being in desperate need of new management.   Did anyone really believe that all of a sudden MSNBC would concern itself with “journalistic independence”?  If that was remotely a real concern for MSNBC, we never would have been treated to Frat Night last Tuesday.

Via: Mediate


John B. Hefmier said...

Phil Griffin:

Mark said...

Update: Something that has bothered me about this story from the beginning was that I couldn’t find anything at the FEC website about Olbermann’s contributions. Go here, type in “Olbermann, Keith,” and nothing shows.
Yet Politico in its article on this subject Friday reported:
POLITICO discovered the Olbermann donation to Grijalva in a Federal Election Commission filing, and when MSNBC was asked for a comment, it forwarded a statement from Olbermann:
“One week ago, on the night of Thursday October 28 2010, after a discussion with a friend about the state of politics in Arizona, I donated $2,400 each to the reelection campaigns of Democratic Representatives Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords,” Olbermann said. “I also donated the same amount to the campaign of Democratic Senatorial candidate Jack Conway in Kentucky.”
Under FEC rules, an individual donor may give only $2,400 to a candidate per general election campaign. The FEC filings for Olbermann’s contributions list an address that is a Mailboxes Etc. storefront in New York, and it also lists his occupation as a newscaster for NBC Television.
Where is that filing?
FEC checks of the candidates Olbermann gave money to also produced no results.
Here are individual contributors with last names beginning with the letters K through O for Jack Conway, Raul Grijalva, and last names beginning with O for Gabrielle Giffords.
No Keith Olbermann.
I sure would like to know what FEC files Politico discovered.

Larry Sheldon said...

I think they were opening a slot for Alan Grayson, who apparently had standards too high and turned them down.

Since he accounted for three of the un-paid portion of the audience, they had to take him back

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