Skip to comments.MSNBC suspends Scarborough for campaign donations
Posted on 11/19/2010 10:58:38 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
MSNBC said Friday that it is suspending Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough for two days after he acknowledged giving eight previously unknown $500 contributions to friends and family members running for state and local offices during his tenure at the network, a violation of parent NBCs ban on political contributions by employees without specific permission from the network president.
I recognize that I have a responsibility to honor the guidelines and conditions of my employment, and I regret that I failed to do so in this matter, Scarborough said in a statement. I apologize to MSNBC and to anyone who has been negatively affected by my actions, said, adding that after he was made aware of some of the contributions, he called MSNBC president Phil Griffin and agreed with Phil's immediate demand of a two-day suspension without pay.
POLITICO had sought comment from the network after finding evidence that Scarborough gave at least five separate previously unknown $500 contributions while serving as an MNBC host all to Republican candidates to whom he was close who were running for state legislative seats in or near Scarboroughs hometown of Pensacola, Fla. After being contacted by POLITICO about the donations, Scarborough voluntarily disclosed three other $500 contributions to a friend running for county office in Florida.
Scarboroughs suspension, during which he will not be paid, will end Wednesday, Griffin said in a statement, adding As Joe recognizes, it is critical that we enforce our standards and policies.
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They'll discover the MSNBC has a Paypal account set up for its employees JUST for DNC candidates.
FWIW, I'd venture a guess that Mika has donated to BOTH Hillary and Hussein's respective campaigns.
Good one. Here’s another...
Q: What kind of talking heads do you have on MSNBC?
A: We have both kinds: communists AND socialists!
Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy, 2 days tho, is that all?
How predictable. “Scarbrow” is a pimp anyway. Next week it will be women and then blacks the week after followed by different religions.
More attention seeking behavior.
He donated to Pelosi?
You have to appreciate the real no-weasel apology. I did it, it was my responsibility to follow the rules, I was wrong.
See you Tuesday Joe LOL!
Could be... I'm sure he'll be back at work Monday.
Oh well, doesn't matter. He's gone. Time to be happy!
Say it ain’t so, Joe! Say it ain’t so! < /sarc >
Meanwhile the debate moderator of the final Presidential Debate in 2008 had a PRO-bama book already in line to be released on Jan 20, 2009. No bias in that. No conflict of interest.
Nothing to see, move along.
“If PBS didn’t do it, who would?”
I wonder if this a repeat of Olbermann’s phony publicity stunt?
Joe isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he made his “contributions” after the Olbermann stunt.
Wow! I thought I had logged onto DU by mistake. I'm not a Romney supporter,never have been, but really thought this type vitriol would never be posted on this site.
Is it Romney or his Mormonism? Just curious.
So which Democrats did he donate to?
What part of draft-dodging, abortionist, big government fascist/Statist, commiecare-pushing, backstabbing-RINO, lying two-bit political whore do you not understand?
If Romney is the cream of the crop for the Republican party, then I’m no longer a Republican.
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