At the same time, several conservative talking heads on the network, including Joe Scarborough and Pat Buchanan, have similarly donated to Republican causes, but strangely enough they're allowed to continue broadcasting. The network is saying KO is a reporter, while Joe and Pat are commentators.
But really, does ANYONE tuning in to watch Keith Olbermann honestly think he's anything but what he is? Can we just try to give TV viewers even the slightest credit for being intelligent?
(Actually, judging from the popularity of "Two and a Half Men", the answer is obviously "no".)
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders came out with the following statement:
"It is outrageous that General Electric/MSNBC would suspend Keith Olbermann for exercising his constitutional rights to contribute to a candidate of his choice. This is a real threat to political discourse in America and will have a chilling impact on every commentator for MSNBC."BTW, FoxNews superstars Karl Rove and Sean Hannity have similarly contributed butt-loads of cash to Republican candidates and causes. And Rupert Murdoch effectively encourages them to do so.
So, what will it take for all you GOPers out there to finally give the "Liberal Media" meme a rest? At best, it's all corporate media. And at its worst, it's conservative media.