Skip to comments.Rachel Maddow on suspended Keith Olbermann: MSNBC should reinstate him
Posted on 11/06/2010 1:26:44 PM PDT by Racehorse
Rachel Maddow came to the defense of her suspended MSNBC colleague Keith Olbermann, saying network chiefs have made their point and the "Countdown" host should be reinstated.
Maddow also sought to dispel claims that MSNBC is a left-wing version of Fox News, saying the Murdoch-owned broadcaster has a history of "not just giving money to candidates, but actively endorsing campaigns and raising millions of dollars for politicians and political parties."
"Their network is run as a political operation. Ours isn't," Maddow said during the final segment of her show Friday. "Yeah, Keith's a liberal, and so am I. But we're not a political operation - Fox is. We're a news operation."
Maddow added that the rules surrounding political contributions "are part of how you know that."
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Why not? Like anyone is surprised that he was donating to the Left! This includes the entire network.
No, apparently they are a comedy operation! Thanks Rachel, I needed a good laugh. :D
I agree. Why make a martyr out of him? We all know he’s part of The Professional Left.
No escaping that.
And yes, all of 'em should be fired. Their time has come ~ and gone!
Poll: Whom do we care less about:
Rachel Maddow vs Meghan McCain
Enquiring minds don’t give a crap.
RM like KO is a mendacious Leftist boil long overdue for lancing.
There are SO many.
“We’re a news operation.”
Get outta here! This is surely an earth-shaking revelation (sarc/)
Maybe Maddow will start selling Che-style t-shirts with Olberman’s face or something. Idiots.
Well, in Rachel's defense, this does come as news to me.
No, apparently they are a comedy operation! Thanks Rachel, I needed a good laugh. :D
I don't think that even liberals are stupid enough to believe that!
I’m sure Olbermann’s dozens of viewers are up in arms over his suspension.
It’s a stupid rule that MSNBC employees cannot donate to candidates.
It's not. FNC actually reports right down the middle, and many points of view from all corners of the political spectrum are expressed in its opinion segments.
Actually, a few that I know get all their NEWS from Keith. I do believe they ARE that stupid. But, you’re right, surely most are not?
Which really seems to tick the MSM off to no end.
SPEWING ALL THE PROPAGANDA THAT’S FIR TO SPEW.
“... [Fox] has a history of not just giving money to candidates, but actively endorsing campaigns and raising millions of dollars for politicians and political parties.”
So, is that documented or more leftwing hype and myth?
IIRC, MSNBC’s parent company, NBC, is owned in turn by GE. How strongly did they campaign for and raised millions of dollars for Team Obama and other Dems? More importantly, how well have they benefited from the Obama Administration ?
I know there are a number of threads on this and I didn’t get to read all the posts.
But my theory here is that MSDNC is protecting KO from himself. Obviously he was delusional to begin with, on that there is no question. Right now he is probably in bed in a fetal position, sucking his thumb, with a well-worn, pages-stuck-together copies of The Audacity of Hope and An Inconvenient Truth clutched to his breast, with John Lennon’s “Imagine” playing in the background on a continuous loop.
Surely MS D-and-C did this to get him off the air so he could not be fodder for the Right during this time. And the campaign contributions, slimy and loathsome though they were, will probably serve to enhance his street cred among his “audience” (both of them).
Rachel needs to go by a BP station and pump some air back into her head! I think she’s sprung a slow leak or something. What a half-witted dweeb.
That right wing extremist Jerry Rivers is proof about how right of center FOX news is. /s
I suspect that Fox has no such language in their contracts......
She is one of those leftists who think that just by strongly asserting something, they can make it so.
MSNBC is, if anything, more overtly liberal than FOX is pro-conservative because it takes that lib tactic of treating liberal positions as being not liberal at all, just common sense, what EVERYONE knows is the reasonable, rational position. They think their biased views are facts, and their conviction is all the proof one needs. So just shut up and believe them okay?
Here's the question I'd ask Maddow: If MSNBC WERE a liberal advocacy channel, how would it be any different from what it is now? All liberal hosts--check. A pro-liberal agenda--check. Advocacy for liberal causes on "news" shows--check.
So what's the difference?
Hey,Rachel, how about this--why don't you and Keith really show the courage of your convictions and leave behind all those MSNBC millions and go for a start-up liberal broadcasting radio station? Call it Air America.
Maybe Olbermann can work as a full time anger management consultant for Plugs Biteme, rather than just being on retainer.
That Rachel, he is so bitchy and pathetic.
I have to admit, I never can stand to watch her. I occasionally flip past her and that pack of @$%s. I stop in amazement, and then I have to move on as I feel my bp rising into the normal range. It is not anything like news. All I ever see is a constant hatefest. They are angry and bitter and they the truth has nothing to do with it. I’m pretty sure truth is somewhere in the definition of news.
She needs medical help.
I believe they can just as long as they divulge it. Olberdork didn't.
Maddow should keep his big trap shut before they suspend him too
I mean her, I think.
You mean BOTH of them
I figured Keith’s brother would open his mouth. I’m surprised his sister Chris Matthews hasn’t said anything...
Whats that? Thought i heard rats squealing. Someone must’ve found their nest.
One must divulge to their employer which candidates they give money?
I just do not believe that it is an employer’s concern who you give money and such a policy will limit employee donations to candidates who may not be favored by the powers that be at a particular company.
I don’t think any of us would like to have our employers have to approve of where we donate money.
I bet they were looking for an excuse to let him go.
There's only one Physician that can treat her condition.
All it took was for a news outlet to come along and start reporting what was being buried for decades and it became a fly in the ointment. Then the Internet really took off...just look at the hits ...of sites like the Drudge Report and the ratings of Fox News...there simply is a large amount of people out there who search for differing views than the same echo chamber we see and hear every day from NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, Current, etc...
When you add up the total viewership of all of those channels in comparison to what Fox News gets...why are they concerned so much with what Fox News has to say? Clearly more people get their news from those other outlets combined!
They go after Fox News because Fox News blew the lid off and continues to blow the lid off of the bias and the b.s. the other outlets feed the world every single day.
How about the fact that Lawrence O’Donnel came out on Morning Joe yesterday and admitted that he isn’t a liberal, a progressive, or blue dog Democrat...but a full extreme to the left Socialist? What balance does MSNBC have? ED Schultz - Pro...gressive Liberal, Keith Olbermann - Progressive Liberal, Racahel Maddow - Progressive Liberal, Chris Matthews - Liberal Democrat, Eugene Robinson - Progressive Liberal, Jeffrey Immelt - Progressive Liberal, Mika - Progressive Liberal...I can go on and on and on all day long. MSNBC is nothing but a propaganda arm for Socialists, Marxists, Progressives, and Liberals.
The majority of liberals I know get all their news from Jon Stewart, which if you think about it is just a different choice of clown. The fact that liberals obtain the majority of their "news" from a clown or a comedian is rather sad, but it explains much in how ill informed liberals are.
Hardly. Both you and he are radicals, leftist extremists, falling well beyond the range of liberalism.
I think it’s easier to mimic a clown than to listen and assimilate real information and then come up with your own opinions.
Not you, but at MSNBC apparently so. Otherwise, Olberdork could give much more free air time to his favorites, without the boss knowing about it, which could influence an election. I'm sure MSNBC doesn't want to be tinged with that allegation so they include it in their contracts.
If you sign a contract and blow it, you can get canned. Olberdork, as BRILLIANT as he is, should've known that.
If she’s sooooo liberal, why does she try to look like Sean Hannity?
isn’t her claim to fame that she was the person who mowed the lawn for some important lesbian who took her in and made her what she is today— a nobody?
Are these network execs gonna stand for this insubordination? Why, it they had any backbone, they would suspend Maddow too!