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Ear to the Ground

And Now for Another MSNBC Suspension

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Posted on Nov 19, 2010
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Yes, you, Joe: Scarborough appears on a recent episode of “Morning Joe” with co-host Mika Brzezinski.

Perhaps it was in the name of being fair and balanced, but whatever the reason, MSNBC brass decided to give “Morning Joe” anchor Joe Scarborough the Keith Olbermann treatment for making campaign contributions—but in this case to Republican candidates.  —KA

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Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough has been suspended by MSNBC without pay for making $4,000 worth of politcal donations without the company’s consent, a violation of NBC News policy.

The suspension—like the the one “Countdown” host Keith Olbermann got earlier this month for the same violation—will be for two days, MSNBC said.

And, just like Olbermann, it was Politico that uncovered the donations that sacked Scarborough. (Interestingly, Scarborough contributed an essay to Politico.com on Thursday—a “Survival Guide” for the Congressional Class of 2010.)

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By PatrickHenry, November 21, 2010 at 7:31 pm Link to this comment

The river in which Scarborough and MSNBC runs deep.

Skeleton in his closet?

http://www.americablog.com/2010/07/more-on-msnbcs-hypocrisy-and-that.html

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By ocjim, November 21, 2010 at 3:02 pm Link to this comment

No loss, although Joe is not as annoying as the douche bag Rush.

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By Inherit The Wind, November 21, 2010 at 9:30 am Link to this comment

aacme88, November 20 at 11:40 am Link to this comment

Just as stupid as the Olbermann suspension, yes, but for two days. Olbermann got suspended indefinitely, ending up being a couple of weeks and reinstated after a big deal protest, for contributing to…Democrats.
Not quite the same, it seems to me.

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Nah.  They couldn’t figure out what to do with KO (especially when they saw the ratings slump).  Once they figured it out, they simply did the same thing to JS.  A no-brainer.

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By SteveL, November 21, 2010 at 12:19 am Link to this comment

The imbeciles that run MSNBC need to grow up

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By PatrickHenry, November 20, 2010 at 2:21 pm Link to this comment

I guess those big paychecks and notoriety come at a loss of those freedoms we simple folk enjoy so much.

Selling ones soul to the company store.

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By aacme88, November 20, 2010 at 6:40 am Link to this comment

Just as stupid as the Olbermann suspension, yes, but for two days. Olbermann got suspended indefinitely, ending up being a couple of weeks and reinstated after a big deal protest, for contributing to…Democrats.
Not quite the same, it seems to me.

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By CaptRon, November 20, 2010 at 12:17 am Link to this comment

The way of our world today. Suspensions handed out for supporting a candidate by MSNBC to their TV anchors. Fox rewards theirs while they incite bigotry, encourage grown-up bully tactics while displaying fire-arms, support buying of elections by large contributors through illicit means, etc. I hate all that yuppy type attitude the GOP uses like if they are untouchable, all that shallow tee-hee-ing, that high school clique attitude. Some might say that MSNBC is taking the high road. How about you? What legal means can be used to stop these bastards?

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By angryspittle, November 19, 2010 at 7:49 pm Link to this comment
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This is just as stupid as the Olbermannn suspension.  It is just an effort by the
boss to prove that he is balanced.  In both cases it is just stupid because wwe all
know where these men stand.

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