Laugh Of The Day! Opinion – Uninterrupted; Olbermann unsuspended.

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Golly, I do hope those two days off learned him a lesson!

Restating my assertion that Keith Olbermann never should have been suspended, NBC has thankfully ended it. He’ll be back on the air on Tuesday. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of Olbermann’s program by any means, but to punish him, for providing hints that he might be partisan???? Olbermann… Partisan…. Nah! Anyway, here is NBC’s rationale for suspending him. If you’re drinking coffee or milk, swallow first before you read this:

Like many news organizations, including The Washington Post, NBC News prohibits its employees from making political contributions, a ban designed to prevent the appearance of partisanship by a news organization.

MSNBC, the home of Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Chris Mathews… Biased??? Nah. Couldn’t be. I’ll give nutral observer Rachel Maddow the final word:

“Let this incident lay to rest forever the facile, never-true-anyway, bull-pucky, lazy conflation of Fox News and what the rest of us do for a living,” she said on her program Friday. “Hosts on Fox News raise money for Republican candidates. They endorse them explicitly, they use their Fox News profile to headline fundraisers. . . . We are a news operation, and the rules around here are part of how you know that.”

PS. Maybe, it could be said that FOX News policy is on the cutting edge – transparency and openness and all that. The U S government could take lessons.

2 Comments to “Laugh Of The Day! Opinion – Uninterrupted; Olbermann unsuspended.”

  1. By Jeff Alberts, November 14, 2010 @ 5:48 am

    Anyway, here is NBC’s rational for suspending him

    Sorry, but NBC is not rational.

    What?

    Oh, you meant rationale.

    Never mind.

  2. By Sonicfrog, November 14, 2010 @ 6:51 am

    Thanks for the catch.

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