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  1. I’m not too pleased with this. I think it is always better to have communists and socialists right out in the open where you can see them.
    Anyone know where the fired MSNBC socialist David Shuster ended up?

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — November 5, 2010 @ 2:50 pm - November 5, 2010

  2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/23/david-shuster-resurfaces_n_657601.html

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — November 5, 2010 @ 2:52 pm - November 5, 2010

  3. I support the suspension of Keith Olbermann if he donated to Democratic campaigns while a news reporter. It is wrong for news people or news organizations to donate to candidates or parties, don’t you agree?

    What’s fair for one side is fair for the other, or at least it should be. So, therefore Fox will now suspend itself totally off the air for its huge donation to the GOP.

    Comment by writerJerome — November 5, 2010 @ 2:58 pm - November 5, 2010

  4. I believe it has more to do with Comcast purchasing NBC; expect major changes in MSNBC & the other NBC Obamabots.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — November 5, 2010 @ 3:09 pm - November 5, 2010

  5. Jerome, Olbermann breached his contract with MSNBC. He didn’t break a law. FOX can set any standards it wants for its commentators.

    Comment by Brendan in Philly — November 5, 2010 @ 3:37 pm - November 5, 2010

  6. Edward R. Olberdouche bites the high hard one.

    Maybe there really IS a God! :-)

    Comment by Eric in Chicago — November 5, 2010 @ 3:48 pm - November 5, 2010

  7. Olbermannwatch reports that he used his blog for fundraising back in 04.

    I damn near drove off the road, a few weeks ago, when Savage said that Olby urinates on himself behind the desk.

    So, therefore Fox will now suspend itself totally off the air for its huge donation to the GOP.

    You mean Murdoch’s, who’s neither an anchor nor a commentator, donation? And what of PMSNBC’s donations to the DNC? Will they suspend themselves off the air or do you just demand it for Fox, a-hole?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 5, 2010 @ 4:13 pm - November 5, 2010

  8. Classical Fail, A Look At The Fall Out From The Midterm Elections. Falling From Great Heights – A Cautionary Tale Of Son Worshiping.

    Icarus Syndrome.

    http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2010/11/falling-from-great-heights-cautionary.html

    Comment by keyboard jockey — November 5, 2010 @ 4:14 pm - November 5, 2010

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  10. OK. Lemme see if I get this straight. We’re gonna exchange a committed Commie for a commie that needs to be committed?

    Comment by Delusional Bill — November 5, 2010 @ 5:36 pm - November 5, 2010

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    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 5, 2010 @ 5:52 pm - November 5, 2010

  12. Seems silly for MSNBC to suspend their premiere crank over campaign contributions.

    I don’t think anyone considers Olbie to be a reporter (much less an objective reporter).

    Comment by SoCalRobert — November 5, 2010 @ 6:07 pm - November 5, 2010

  13. Hey, guess who didn’t learn anything from Tuesday’s elections? Nancy Pelosi.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 5, 2010 @ 7:05 pm - November 5, 2010

  14. ILC, oh well…

    Comment by Steven E. Kalbach — November 5, 2010 @ 7:11 pm - November 5, 2010

  15. Apparently there is a group of Worst Persons in the World who are trying to get KO back on the air. Conservatives aren’t better off with KO gone, unless of course he gets replaced by Alan Grayson.

    Comment by Chad — November 5, 2010 @ 8:03 pm - November 5, 2010

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  17. Good riddance, but…
    Mr. Blatt, is that really the reason Olbermann was let go? It just seems a bit strange.
    As much as I dislike the man [he's offensive and boorish], isn’t he entitled to make political donations to whomever he wants? Regardless of NBC rules, it’s not like Olbermann’s the only whose ever done that.
    Thanks.

    Comment by MVH — November 6, 2010 @ 2:32 am - November 6, 2010

  18. Well one should be able to donate to whomever unless they’re in a position where they’re supposed to be objective. His role is opinion, so that wouldn’t interfere. There’s no way in hell anybody could watch his show for two seconds and conclude that he’s objective.

    I had a look, out of curiosity, and Sgt. Schultz hasn’t donated to anybody since 2007 which I’m fairly certain was before he started on PMSNBC. I’d love to see him go, but apparently he played by the rules. ALTHOUGH, I don’t know how they can fire a jackwagon for political donations and not the asshole who threatened to burn down the building.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 6, 2010 @ 3:28 am - November 6, 2010

  19. He was suspended because he violated terms of his contract which said that any such contributions must be cleared in advance by his management. He didn’t do that. Plain and simple. If Fox News doesn’t include such language in their on-air talent contracts, why is that an example of a double standard? It’s a double standard only if all contracts from all networks had the same language, which they don’t. It all has to do with contractual language. Plus, imho, somebody (maybe Comcast) wants him gone and used this as an excuse.

    Comment by Mary — November 6, 2010 @ 9:56 am - November 6, 2010

  20. To the extent that Mary is right about the contract clauses (and I’m not calling her out; I simply have no information on the matter), this would be the only legitimate reason for firing Olbermann.

    Olbermann is not a news reporter, he’s an opinion columnist. There is no objectivity–and he never represented that there was–in his opinion making or publishing. Thus, there is no impact on any objectivity in his job by giving money to his favored candidates. And there is nothing wrong with his putting his money where his mouth is.

    I won’t miss Olbermann (not much of a decrement since I rarely watched him), but I see a larger problem illustrated in this firing, if it’s for any other reason than the one Mary suggests: the view of GE, and by extension of the Left, concerning the nature of free speech. Apparently, the Left views free speech as nothing more than the freedom to quote from the Left’s Holy Writ.

    Eric Hines

    Comment by E Hines — November 6, 2010 @ 12:14 pm - November 6, 2010

  21. Eric, I didn’t mention that the contract language violation was what was quoted in my local newspaper’s article this morning about KO’s suspension, so I guess I assumed they were correct. I know, shouldn’t assume! Thanks for reminding me that I omitted that. The article also mentioned that Comcast has not yet completed the deal with GE, so it may be that the decision was GE’s alone.

    Comment by Mary — November 6, 2010 @ 2:49 pm - November 6, 2010

  22. A FoxNews report (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/05/msnbc-suspends-keith-olbermann-indefinitely-contributing-democratic-campaigns/ ) also said that NBC has this prohibition, although apparently it’s waivable on a case by case basis, and Olbermann didn’t ask, “Mother, may I?”

    As to the Comcast purchase, they’re looking at all of NBC Universal. Olbermann is pretty small potatoes in that; if there are any delays, those will be due to FCC interference.

    Eric Hines

    Comment by E Hines — November 6, 2010 @ 3:44 pm - November 6, 2010

  23. Comcast wants all of NBC, CNBC, & MSNBC into ratings winners to make money; therefore, Comcast will shake-up NBC down the line. Olbermann indefinite suspension is the beginning of the end for the propaganda network.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — November 6, 2010 @ 4:19 pm - November 6, 2010

  24. Hey no one said Olderbermann was fired, he was just suspended. And trust me most all of the MSNBC toads wish they could have a few weeks off after the peoples election tuesday. I understand on election nite, independent FOX NEWS had like 6 million viewers while MSNBC had about the same as the cooking channel, 500,000. So keep all the nutty anchors. We don’t need more unemployed people wandering around taking jobs from construction people!!

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — November 6, 2010 @ 4:27 pm - November 6, 2010

  25. Olbermann indefinite suspension is the beginning of the end for the propaganda network. Don’t hold your breath. Comcast does want ratings winners, but they’ll go about it by trying to do a more effective job with the liberal propaganda. Don’t look for any improvement in objectivity, or even in balance.

    Eric Hines

    Comment by E Hines — November 6, 2010 @ 5:59 pm - November 6, 2010

  26. I just swithced over to MSNBC to get their take on Obamas day in India and they had on some prison show…
    nice news network hehe

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — November 6, 2010 @ 6:43 pm - November 6, 2010

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