So as you may (or may not have) heard, MSNBC ‘indefinitely’ suspended Keith Olbermann earlier today in light of the news that Olbermann donated to three democratic candidates in the midterm election. Olbermann, who acknowledged the contributions, made the maximum legal donations of $2,400 to each of the three candidates.
According to POLITICO:
NBC has a rule against employees contributing to political campaigns, and a wide range of news organizations prohibit political contributions — considering it a breach of journalistic independence to contribute to the candidates they cover.
It’s not like Keith Olbermann claimed to host a nonpartisan show – EVERYONE knows that the majority of times, he support liberals candidates and liberal causes. How is this any different from how he expresses his point of views on the show (along with all of the other journalists)? When has Olbermann ever claimed to be an impartial journalist?? That’s like saying a journalist on Fox News is impartial.
It’s always been an on-going battle at my house — I like CNN while my brother likes MSNBC — but the ONE show I actually liked on MSBNC was Keith Olbermann’s. The same article I mentioned earlier stated that Olbermann tripled MSNBC’s ratings at 8 p.m. Without a doubt, MSNBC’s rating will plummet without Olbermann.
What do you think about MSNBC’s decision?
P.S. Don’t forget to leave me a comment below on your thoughts! As always, I’d love to hear from you.
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