It's Really Hard to Discern How Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow Feel About Barack Obama's Deal with Republicans
I've watched these clips from last night's shows over and over again, and I just cannot for the life of me figure out where these two people stand on Obama's agreement with Republicans to extend the Bush Tax Cuts.
This is what I can't stand about liberals! They're so goddamned wishy washy about everything!
(via Talking Points Memo)
Tags: Barack Obama, Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Republicans, Taxes
It's not every week that important global happenings are reductively expressed through humorous tweets. Wait a minute. Yes it is!
The anticipation, the overspending, the disappointment — even if I didn't mix up Christmas and midterm elections I still would have voted for Santa Claus.
More after the jump…
Tags: Barack Obama, Christine O’Donnell, Democrats, Food, Harry Reid, India, Jay Leno, Jimmy McMillan, Keith Olbermann, McDonald's, Midterms, MSNBC, Republicans
"Statement Regarding Keith Olbermann" from Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC…
"After several days of deliberation and discussion, I have determined that suspending Keith through and including Monday night's program is an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy. We look forward to having him back on the air Tuesday night."
Keith Olbermann? Who is that? Wait, I think I have vague memories of a large-headed man in a pin-striped suit from really really ago. Like, late last week long ago. He's going back on the air? In what capacity. Is he even still alive?
Tags: Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, NBC, Quote Unquote
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