Keith Olbermann Suspended Indefinitely By MSNBC


Nov. 5 2010, Published 3:18 p.m. ET

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Keith Olbermann has been suspended indefinitely without pay by MSNBC.

Olbermann’s suspension is because he made three campaign contributions before Tuesday’s election. MSNBC chief executive Phil Griffin said on Friday:“I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night.

“Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.”

NBC’s policy is that employees may not donate to or work for campaigns unless they get pre-approval. Olbermann, host of Countdown With Keith Olbermann, did not obtain that exemption.

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According to reports Olbermann donated $2,400 to Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway and Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords – on the same day Grijalva appeared as a guest on his show.

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Washington editor of The Nation, Chris Hayes, will be filling in on Friday for Olbermann, according to MSNBC.

The website Politico broke the story about Olbermann’s donations.



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