Olbermann Suspended From MSNBC Over Campaign Contributions
Posted on Nov 5, 2010
MSNBC pundit Keith Olbermann joked after the midterms, responding to taunts from certain Fox News types, that he was still around despite the lashing Dems took at the polls. But as it turns out, he might have committed career suicide, or something close to it, on his own.
Perhaps Olbermann wasn’t up on the company rules about campaign contributions, or perhaps he thought that somehow his might go unnoticed, but regardless, Politico followed his money trail and the network’s top brass lowered the boom Friday. —KA
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann has been suspended indefinitely without pay after POLITICO reported that he made three campaign contributions to Democratic candidates.
MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a statement Friday: “I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.”
Olbermann made campaign contributions to two Arizona members of Congress and failed Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway ahead of Tuesday’s election.
Keith Olbermann’s off the air, for the time being at least, at MSNBC.