imageNBC has suspended Keith Olbermann indefinitely without pay because of campaign contributions that he made to three Democratic campaigns.  I understand that most news organizations have rules against this, but in Olbermann’s case it seems pretty ridiculous.  I mean, what, because he doesn’t contribute to campaigns he can feign independence?  Pretend that he is a neutral observer?  Act as though they have higher standards since Fox News doesn’t have the same rule? That didn’t seem to be a concern of theirs on election night.

Really, what’s worse, shilling for a party or a candidate and pretending you’re objective (to be fair I don’t know if MSNBC or Olbermann has necessarily claimed objectivity) or being up front about your positions and supporting candidates you favor?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to see this guy off the air, I can’t stand the guy.  Olbermann’s show on MSNBC, “Countdown” is considered one of their highest rated which demonstrates why they get creamed by Fox News on a weekly basis.  Personally I think NBC is trying to find a reason to get rid of him.  They need to do something to stop their hemorrhaging ratings.

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