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Rachel Maddow on suspended Keith Olbermann: MSNBC should reinstate him
New York Daily News ^ | 6 November 2010 | Christina Boyle

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."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kietholberman; msnbc; rachelmaddow
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1 posted on 11/06/2010 1:26:46 PM PDT by Racehorse
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To: Racehorse

Why not? Like anyone is surprised that he was donating to the Left! This includes the entire network.


2 posted on 11/06/2010 1:28:01 PM PDT by CommieCutter (A Centrist Democrat is now defined as: between Socialism and Communism.)
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To: Racehorse
We're a news operation

ROFLMAO!!!

No, apparently they are a comedy operation! Thanks Rachel, I needed a good laugh. :D

3 posted on 11/06/2010 1:29:13 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Racehorse

I agree. Why make a martyr out of him? We all know he’s part of The Professional Left.


4 posted on 11/06/2010 1:29:26 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Racehorse
MSNBC's face on the world is gay and far leftwingtard.

No escaping that.

And yes, all of 'em should be fired. Their time has come ~ and gone!

5 posted on 11/06/2010 1:30:16 PM PDT by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: Racehorse

Poll: Whom do we care less about:

Rachel Maddow vs Meghan McCain

Enquiring minds don’t give a crap.


6 posted on 11/06/2010 1:30:23 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Contributing to a book about GD I doesn't give you the right to print half a trillion dollars.)
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To: Racehorse

7 posted on 11/06/2010 1:30:35 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Racehorse

RM like KO is a mendacious Leftist boil long overdue for lancing.

There are SO many.


8 posted on 11/06/2010 1:30:46 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("So this is how a black man leads America.")
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To: Racehorse

“We’re a news operation.”

Get outta here! This is surely an earth-shaking revelation (sarc/)


9 posted on 11/06/2010 1:31:48 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: Racehorse
". But we're not a political operation - Fox is. We're a news operation."


10 posted on 11/06/2010 1:31:56 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Racehorse

Maybe Maddow will start selling Che-style t-shirts with Olberman’s face or something. Idiots.


11 posted on 11/06/2010 1:32:01 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Racehorse
...we're not a political operation. We're a news operation."

Well, in Rachel's defense, this does come as news to me.

12 posted on 11/06/2010 1:32:10 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Racehorse
Rachel is a strange name for a man...


13 posted on 11/06/2010 1:32:20 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: brytlea
We're a news operation"

ROFLMAO!!!

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!

14 posted on 11/06/2010 1:32:41 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: Racehorse

I’m sure Olbermann’s dozens of viewers are up in arms over his suspension.


15 posted on 11/06/2010 1:33:06 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Racehorse

It’s a stupid rule that MSNBC employees cannot donate to candidates.


16 posted on 11/06/2010 1:33:28 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Racehorse
Maddow also sought to dispel claims that MSNBC is a left-wing version of Fox News

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.

17 posted on 11/06/2010 1:33:58 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: highlander_UW

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?


18 posted on 11/06/2010 1:34:14 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: dr_who
Better “Cher” style T-shirts—she is more a symbol of current liberal asshattery than the well dead Cuban executioner.
19 posted on 11/06/2010 1:34:59 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("So this is how a black man leads America.")
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To: Mr. Mojo

Which really seems to tick the MSM off to no end.


20 posted on 11/06/2010 1:35:54 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Racehorse

SPEWING ALL THE PROPAGANDA THAT’S FIR TO SPEW.


21 posted on 11/06/2010 1:36:33 PM PDT by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Racehorse

“... [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 ?


22 posted on 11/06/2010 1:38:16 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: CommieCutter

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).


23 posted on 11/06/2010 1:39:11 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: brytlea

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.


24 posted on 11/06/2010 1:40:00 PM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Mr. Mojo
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.

That right wing extremist Jerry Rivers is proof about how right of center FOX news is. /s

25 posted on 11/06/2010 1:41:27 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: CommieCutter
Corporate policy is corporate policy. If your contract prohibits contributions to any political party and you violate that contract then you deserve to be suspended or fired.

I suspect that Fox has no such language in their contracts......

26 posted on 11/06/2010 1:41:53 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (There's only one cure for Obamarrhea......)
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To: Racehorse
"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."

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.

27 posted on 11/06/2010 1:41:59 PM 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: Racehorse

Maybe Olbermann can work as a full time anger management consultant for Plugs Biteme, rather than just being on retainer.


28 posted on 11/06/2010 1:42:10 PM PDT by Post Toasties
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To: Racehorse

That Rachel, he is so bitchy and pathetic.


29 posted on 11/06/2010 1:45:54 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: geezerwheezer

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.


30 posted on 11/06/2010 1:48:29 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Texas Eagle

She needs medical help.


31 posted on 11/06/2010 1:48:52 PM PDT by Benchim
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To: trumandogz
It’s a stupid rule that MSNBC employees cannot donate to candidates.

I believe they can just as long as they divulge it. Olberdork didn't.

32 posted on 11/06/2010 1:49:10 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Racehorse

Maddow should keep his big trap shut before they suspend him too

I mean her, I think.


33 posted on 11/06/2010 1:50:32 PM PDT by Mr. K (All our candidates suck! The media SAYS SO!!)
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To: GreenHornet

You mean BOTH of them


34 posted on 11/06/2010 1:51:47 PM PDT by Mr. K (All our candidates suck! The media SAYS SO!!)
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To: Racehorse

I figured Keith’s brother would open his mouth. I’m surprised his sister Chris Matthews hasn’t said anything...


35 posted on 11/06/2010 1:53:46 PM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: Racehorse
Madcow is a disease and should be banned from all airways lest she pollute the general population.

vaudine

36 posted on 11/06/2010 1:54:55 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Racehorse

Whats that? Thought i heard rats squealing. Someone must’ve found their nest.


37 posted on 11/06/2010 1:55:11 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Libloather

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.


38 posted on 11/06/2010 1:56:28 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Racehorse

I bet they were looking for an excuse to let him go.


39 posted on 11/06/2010 1:56:44 PM PDT by MNDude (And we were SO close to acheiving utopia)
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To: Benchim
She needs medical help.

There's only one Physician that can treat her condition.

40 posted on 11/06/2010 1:57:09 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Racehorse

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.


41 posted on 11/06/2010 1:57:19 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Racehorse
"We're a newspeak operation."

Fixed it for you.
42 posted on 11/06/2010 2:05:28 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: brytlea
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?

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.

43 posted on 11/06/2010 2:09:26 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: Racehorse
"Yeah, Keith's a liberal, and so am I.

Hardly. Both you and he are radicals, leftist extremists, falling well beyond the range of liberalism.

44 posted on 11/06/2010 2:13:57 PM PDT by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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To: highlander_UW

I think it’s easier to mimic a clown than to listen and assimilate real information and then come up with your own opinions.


45 posted on 11/06/2010 2:16:47 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: trumandogz
One must divulge to their employer which candidates they give money?

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.

46 posted on 11/06/2010 2:17:41 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: trumandogz
If he was just a commentator than that would be one thing but he was hosting the election coverage. Of course, it's ridiculous that Olbermann was doing that in the first place. However, in my estimation someone in that position shouldn't be giving money to candidates.
47 posted on 11/06/2010 2:25:16 PM PDT by Catphish
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To: Racehorse

If she’s sooooo liberal, why does she try to look like Sean Hannity?


48 posted on 11/06/2010 2:28:44 PM PDT by 100%FEDUP (I'm seeing RED!)
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To: Racehorse; Dr. Eckleburg

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?


49 posted on 11/06/2010 2:42:35 PM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: Racehorse

Are these network execs gonna stand for this insubordination? Why, it they had any backbone, they would suspend Maddow too!


50 posted on 11/06/2010 3:00:37 PM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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