I honestly thought this thing with Keith Olbermann making campaign contributions to some Democratic candidates was the most non-storyish non-story that ever wasn't a real story in Non-Storyland. (I mean, even conservative bloggers were bored into a coma by the news.)
But, apparently, the suits at MSNBC think differently…
"I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night," Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, said in a statement. "Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay."
Olbermann, who does not hide his liberal views, has acknowledged donations of $2,400 each to Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway and Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords during this election cycle.
NBC's ethics policy generally bars political activity, including contributions, without the approval of the president of NBC News, Steve Capus, according to a 2007 story on MSNBC.com.
OMG! Can you even imagine! Somebody on MSNBC having taken a strong political stance. That's gonna mess up their whole objectivity thing. And then where would they be?
Tags: Democrats, Keith Olbermann, Money, MSNBC