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Olbermann Indefinitely Suspended From PMSNBC
Mediaite ^ | 11/5/10 | Steve Krakauer

Posted on 11/05/2010 11:14:36 AM PDT by careyb

Blowback to the political donation is immediate, and shocking.

Statement from Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC:

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: liberalbias; olbermann
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1 posted on 11/05/2010 11:14:41 AM PDT by careyb
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To: careyb

Is this for real?


2 posted on 11/05/2010 11:15:32 AM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: careyb

Well, that put a smile on my face.


3 posted on 11/05/2010 11:15:50 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: careyb

Sweet!


4 posted on 11/05/2010 11:16:06 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Skin-color counters are bigots!!!!!!!!!!....(thanks paulycy))
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To: careyb

If this is for real—just wow.


5 posted on 11/05/2010 11:16:24 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: IrishCatholic

Must be a joke.

They didn’t know where he stood?


6 posted on 11/05/2010 11:16:30 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: careyb

Christine just launders his by using his dog’s name.


7 posted on 11/05/2010 11:16:38 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government has no other end, but the preservation of property." --John Locke)
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To: careyb

I bet his viewer will be disappointed.


8 posted on 11/05/2010 11:16:41 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: careyb

Suspended without pay, not fired?

Vacation with no pay. So what.


9 posted on 11/05/2010 11:16:43 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: careyb
GOOD!
10 posted on 11/05/2010 11:17:25 AM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: Phantom Lord

Now his head really WILL explode.


11 posted on 11/05/2010 11:17:39 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment

LOL!


12 posted on 11/05/2010 11:18:20 AM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: careyb

Ding dong the witch is dead,
which old witch,
the wicked witch,
ding dong the wicked witch is dead!!!

Hi ho the merry oh,
singing high,
singing low,
ding dong the wicked witch is dead!


13 posted on 11/05/2010 11:18:49 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Freddd

Suspension without pay means that there’s a 99% probability of being fired. He does have a contract, so they can’t immediately fire him as he does have some recourse per his contract.

It’s not like it was a one-week suspension, rather indefinitely.


14 posted on 11/05/2010 11:18:57 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: Constitution Day

True...just heard it on FOX radio at the top of the hour...just can him and the rest...save Comcast the trouble.


15 posted on 11/05/2010 11:19:02 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: careyb

It would have meant something if they had suspended him for calling women ‘mashed up bags of meat’...


16 posted on 11/05/2010 11:19:02 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: careyb

I guess Phil Griffin will be the “Worst Person in the World” today.


17 posted on 11/05/2010 11:19:02 AM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Time to Clean House.)
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To: careyb
Here is a fuller version of the story.

I feel sorry for all those grieving lefties who will denied his bile as balm for their wounds.
18 posted on 11/05/2010 11:19:41 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: careyb

I’ll bet Keith has a new nominee for “Worst Person In The World”


19 posted on 11/05/2010 11:19:52 AM PDT by Artem55
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To: XEHRpa

I guess they were afraid someone would get the idea Olberman was biased.


20 posted on 11/05/2010 11:19:57 AM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: careyb

Ha!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

It’s been a GREAT election season. :D:D:D:D:D


21 posted on 11/05/2010 11:20:10 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: careyb
Photobucket
22 posted on 11/05/2010 11:20:19 AM PDT by lonevoice (I can see Tuesday from my house!)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

Man this is sweet.....so sweet.


23 posted on 11/05/2010 11:20:29 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: XEHRpa
Is this for real?

Yep … came through about a half-hour ago.

24 posted on 11/05/2010 11:20:52 AM PDT by ShorelineMike (Constituo, ergo sum.)
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To: careyb

They PAY him?


25 posted on 11/05/2010 11:21:12 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
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To: careyb

I guess he’ll say that George W. Bush contributed the funds in his name.


26 posted on 11/05/2010 11:21:24 AM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: XEHRpa

So it is on to the Loser Channel For KeithO...
Someone better put him on suicide watch...


27 posted on 11/05/2010 11:21:33 AM PDT by Shady (God Bless the United States of America...and your gift of LIBERTY to all!)
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Lean Forward Keith!


28 posted on 11/05/2010 11:21:35 AM PDT by isom35
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To: careyb

Bye Bye Keith!
Could not help yourself could you. Maybe CNN will pick you up.


29 posted on 11/05/2010 11:21:43 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: careyb

Shouldn’t all of those folks be suspended?


30 posted on 11/05/2010 11:21:56 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: careyb
Gimme a break.

MSNBC contributes tens of millions of dollars of TV time to the Democratic Party.

They pay Olbermann to editorialize in favor of the Democratic Party.

Now they suspend him for contributing a fraction of his MSNBC paycheck to the Democratic Party?

Get outta town!

31 posted on 11/05/2010 11:22:02 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment
...I bet his viewer will be disappointed...

LOL! Best post of the day.

32 posted on 11/05/2010 11:22:19 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Yoiks...and away!!)
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To: careyb

Most excellent. Maybe they will hire a conservative replacement?


33 posted on 11/05/2010 11:22:19 AM PDT by libbylu
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To: careyb

So will he go to FOX?


34 posted on 11/05/2010 11:22:27 AM PDT by Jolla
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To: careyb

They need to clear a primetime slot for Alan Grayson.


35 posted on 11/05/2010 11:22:30 AM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: careyb

Wow! you were fast!

Rush just mentioned it and this just in;

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/05/olbermann-donated-to-three-dems-in-apparent-violation-of-nbc-policy/:


36 posted on 11/05/2010 11:22:30 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: XEHRpa

Yep, it’s for real.

Suspended indefinitely for donations to three Democrats.

I guess MSNBC should have made the donations directly, like News Corp did.

And I wonder what the donations records are of *all* the cable anchors, from MSNBC to CNN to Fox.


37 posted on 11/05/2010 11:22:30 AM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: XEHRpa

RUSH reporting on this even as I type...


38 posted on 11/05/2010 11:23:20 AM PDT by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: pillut48

Keith could be in trouble. Alan Grayson needs a new job!!


39 posted on 11/05/2010 11:24:23 AM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: careyb

I hope MadCow is next.


40 posted on 11/05/2010 11:24:30 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, Maynard Dixon Country)
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To: chickadee
< dons hazmat suit >

I'm heading over to the DUmp to see what's up. I suspect great gnashing of teeth and woe is me! comments, LOL. BRB!
41 posted on 11/05/2010 11:25:07 AM PDT by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: careyb

MSNBC has ethics?
Who woulda thunk it?


42 posted on 11/05/2010 11:25:07 AM PDT by devere
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To: careyb
Oblabbermann has already admitted he made these contributions, and one can only speculate how many other contribs he has made in the past via cash and checks to other candidates by other means.

All I can say on this occasion is, "hahahahaha!"

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43 posted on 11/05/2010 11:25:34 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: careyb

YES!! Rush is talking about it right now. Olbermann violated rules by donating to 3 Democrats.


44 posted on 11/05/2010 11:25:46 AM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: careyb

HE just became aware?

Fire Phil Griffin — the stupid liar.


45 posted on 11/05/2010 11:25:51 AM PDT by eleni121 (http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/memoryof.htm)
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To: careyb

MSNBC has an ethics policy?


46 posted on 11/05/2010 11:25:52 AM PDT by slumber1 (Texas Rangers - 2010 American League Champions!)
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To: careyb

That’s kinda like getting Al Capone on tax evasion.


47 posted on 11/05/2010 11:25:52 AM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: careyb

The schadenfreude is strong in this thread! Heh


48 posted on 11/05/2010 11:26:10 AM PDT by Citizen of the Savage Nation
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To: careyb

It’s a good excuse to get rid of him. His numbers suck!


49 posted on 11/05/2010 11:26:23 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: careyb
HA! HA! Olberbutt!!!
50 posted on 11/05/2010 11:26:32 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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