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MSNBC suspends Scarborough for campaign donations
Politico ^ | 11/19/10

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 NBC’s 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.”

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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 Scarborough’s 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.

Scarborough’s 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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1 posted on 11/19/2010 10:58:39 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

Another NPR moment for an MSLSDer (Faux Republican).


2 posted on 11/19/2010 11:01:11 AM PST by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Oh no!

Who will stand and sell out almost all known conservative principals on air under the auspices of providing all perspectives? /sarc


3 posted on 11/19/2010 11:01:23 AM PST by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent)
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To: My Favorite Headache

maybe they discovered a way to get ratings


4 posted on 11/19/2010 11:02:30 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
See! They DO enforce it on both sides!

Both the far-far-extreme-far left and the not-so-far left are subject to the same rules!

5 posted on 11/19/2010 11:04:03 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: driftdiver

Another weekend off?


6 posted on 11/19/2010 11:04:38 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Anyone watching Morning Joe will be treated to an endless stream of shots of Mika alternately looking constipated, or as if she’s filling her pants.


7 posted on 11/19/2010 11:05:18 AM PST by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: driftdiver

Maybe they’ll try the Howard Beale tactic and begin offing themselves on air...


8 posted on 11/19/2010 11:05:44 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Were any of them guests on his show?


9 posted on 11/19/2010 11:06:16 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: My Favorite Headache
As Joe recognizes, it is critical that we enforce our standards and policies.” Again Who Knew MSNBC has "standards and policies?"
10 posted on 11/19/2010 11:06:32 AM PST by ColdOne (Again Who Knew MSNBC has "standards and policies?")
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To: brownsfan

>>>... endless stream of shots of Mika alternately looking constipated, or as if she’s filling her pants.

I thought that was the nature of the beast.


11 posted on 11/19/2010 11:07:47 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Scarborough’s suspension, during which he will not be paid, will end Wednesday,

Will he go on double secret probation after that?

12 posted on 11/19/2010 11:08:54 AM PST by McGruff (A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs)
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To: My Favorite Headache

“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 “

Guess that Republican part was what got him in trouble.


13 posted on 11/19/2010 11:09:27 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

No one likes traitor Joe. Bi-partisan schadenfreude.


14 posted on 11/19/2010 11:09:50 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: brownsfan

That ain’t coffee in that cup!


15 posted on 11/19/2010 11:10:20 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: driftdiver
"maybe they discovered a way to get ratings"

That tactic hasn't worked for Olberman. He's still only getting his five faithful wingnuts watching him every night. Just like before the suspension...
16 posted on 11/19/2010 11:10:33 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: My Favorite Headache
What about Mika. She done this? How about ever other MSDNC employee. Their records going to be searched?
17 posted on 11/19/2010 11:10:37 AM PST by McGruff (A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs)
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To: My Favorite Headache
...all to Republican candidates to whom he was close who were running for state legislative seats in or near Scarborough’s hometown of Pensacola, Fla.

Scarborough gave money to "Republican candidates"?? This is the most shocking revelation of this story.

18 posted on 11/19/2010 11:11:53 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami (0bama - All the compassion of a crocodile, wisdom of a crack addict, and ethics of the devil himself)
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To: driftdiver

That’s funny, Drift!


19 posted on 11/19/2010 11:13:35 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: My Favorite Headache

http://edschultz.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=45022


20 posted on 11/19/2010 11:18:26 AM PST by NC Angeleyes
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To: McGruff
What about Mika. She done this? How about ever other MSDNC employee. Their records going to be searched?

Excellent queries.

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.

21 posted on 11/19/2010 11:19:27 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami (0bama - All the compassion of a crocodile, wisdom of a crack addict, and ethics of the devil himself)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Good one. Here’s another...
Q: What kind of talking heads do you have on MSNBC?
A: We have both kinds: communists AND socialists!


22 posted on 11/19/2010 11:20:25 AM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy, 2 days tho, is that all?


23 posted on 11/19/2010 11:21:28 AM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: My Favorite Headache

How predictable. “Scarbrow” is a pimp anyway. Next week it will be women and then blacks the week after followed by different religions.


24 posted on 11/19/2010 11:22:13 AM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: My Favorite Headache

More attention seeking behavior.


25 posted on 11/19/2010 11:27:40 AM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: My Favorite Headache

He donated to Pelosi?


26 posted on 11/19/2010 11:28:54 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: My Favorite Headache

You have to appreciate the real no-weasel apology. I did it, it was my responsibility to follow the rules, I was wrong.

How refreshing.


27 posted on 11/19/2010 11:28:54 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: My Favorite Headache

See you Tuesday Joe LOL!


28 posted on 11/19/2010 11:33:52 AM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: driftdiver
maybe they discovered a way to get ratings

Could be... I'm sure he'll be back at work Monday.

29 posted on 11/19/2010 11:37:25 AM PST by Skeez
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To: My Favorite Headache
That's one way out of a losing contract, or would that be a contract with a loser?

Oh well, doesn't matter. He's gone. Time to be happy!

30 posted on 11/19/2010 11:40:32 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Say it ain’t so, Joe! Say it ain’t so! < /sarc >


31 posted on 11/19/2010 11:54:28 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: sauropod

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?”


32 posted on 11/19/2010 11:56:20 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Pfffftt!!!


33 posted on 11/19/2010 11:58:31 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: My Favorite Headache

I wonder if this a repeat of Olbermann’s phony publicity stunt?


34 posted on 11/19/2010 12:01:32 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: My Favorite Headache
Hey. What a great time to be "Suspended". Looks like a nice long holiday for Joe.


35 posted on 11/19/2010 12:04:06 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ozzymandus

Joe isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he made his “contributions” after the Olbermann stunt.


36 posted on 11/19/2010 12:07:38 PM PST by Walleye_Walter (Not all Libs are stupid, but all stupid people are Libs)
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To: Keith in Iowa

You rang...?


37 posted on 11/19/2010 12:17:59 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Starve the beast. Save the liver!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Romney is an unrepentant abortionist/statist lying political whore! Just to be absolutely clear, there will never ever be a RINO Romney campaign on FR!! If he somehow becomes the nominee, FR will be running a full-time campaign to DEFEAT him!! If you wish to support him then I suggest you sign off FR and onto Wankers for Mitt!!

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.

38 posted on 11/19/2010 12:19:49 PM PST by Chuck54 (Dollar-A-Day Freeper (on fixed income). Join the club please.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

So which Democrats did he donate to?


39 posted on 11/19/2010 12:25:55 PM PST by Grunthor (Touch my junk and Ill knock you the f**k out)
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To: Chuck54

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.


40 posted on 11/19/2010 12:25:56 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Wonder if he’ll be reinstated a la Olberman.


41 posted on 11/19/2010 12:26:47 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: McGruff

Scarborough’s suspension, during which he will not be paid, will end Wednesday,

Meh...he’s probably scheduled the day before Tanksgiving as vacation.


42 posted on 11/19/2010 12:29:33 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Migraine
LOL. They're all bozos on that bus.


43 posted on 11/19/2010 12:30:43 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

It’s the same tactic the Democrats’ own atheist/communist ACLU uses. Every decade or so they defend the Illinois Nazis to “prove” they are “unbiased”.


44 posted on 11/19/2010 12:31:19 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Chuck54
Do some homework. Romney is the ultimate pandering weakling scumbag. Clear enough?


45 posted on 11/19/2010 12:34:17 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: My Favorite Headache

That’s why the Olbermann firing because of donation could never stick - everyone would have been wiped off the network....


46 posted on 11/19/2010 12:37:13 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Jim Robinson
If Romney is the cream of the crop for the Republican party, then I’m no longer a Republican.

No one said he was the 'cream of the crop' and there are plenty of RINOs to choose to slur and slander.

I was just wondering why Romney was the "pick of the litter' to slur and slander.

I'm just thinking he must be 'really' special be at the 'top of the heap'.

The blurb just made me think of how Charles Johnson went completely bonkers about Bush and Republicans.

Just expressing my thoughts and concerns about FR and the usual 'give and take'. No give and take about Romney for sure. Jeez!

47 posted on 11/19/2010 12:44:47 PM PST by Chuck54 (Dollar-A-Day Freeper (on fixed income). Join the club please.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Dear God, don’t tell me Mika is going to run the show.


48 posted on 11/19/2010 12:49:18 PM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: Lancey Howard

Mike Luckovich? Really? Now there’s a great ‘fair and balanced’ cartoonist. LOL


49 posted on 11/19/2010 12:50:59 PM PST by Chuck54 (Dollar-A-Day Freeper (on fixed income). Join the club please.)
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To: Chuck54

Absolutely none! Rudy, Romney, et al, can go straight to hell as far as I’m concerned. Those who don’t like it are free to take a hike. FR is a pro-life, pro-family, constitutional conservative activist site and will remain such. Abortionist/statist, homosexual agenda pushing RINOs can KMA!!


50 posted on 11/19/2010 12:52:43 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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