Olbermann Was Suspended For Refusing To Apologize On Camera … A MSM Game of MSNBC Chicken … Olbermann to Return Tuesday
Keith “Worst Person in the World”Olbermann was suspended indefinately because he refused to apologize on air for his donation indiscretions. According to reports. Olbermann is stating that he did not know he was barred from making campaign contributions, although he is resisting saying that publicly, let alone an apology. So where does that leave Olbermann … still suspended.
Politico’s Mike Allen added another layer of speculation to Keith Olbermann’s sudden and indefinite suspension on Friday: Olbermann was suspended for refusing to apologize on air. From Playbook:
Network sources tell Playbook that Keith Olbermann was suspended because he refused to deliver an on-camera mea culpa, which would have allowed him to continue anchoring “Countdown.” Olbermann told his bosses he didn’t know he was barred from making campaign contributions, although he is resisting saying that publicly. Olbermann may not hold as many cards as he thinks. He makes $7 million a year and MSNBC’s prime time is not as dependent on him as it was before the addition of Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell, who make considerably less.
More of Keith Olbermann’s media brilliance
One has to wonder where Olbermann is going with this game of liberal, moonbat chicken. Just how many media outlets does Olbermann think are out there that is going to allow the nonsense that takes place at MSNBC? Who gets paid $7 million for the sparse ratings Olbermannreceives? Olbermann was been a PITA to employers dating back to his days at ESPN. Has Olbermann finally worn out his welcome at MSNBC?
Allen goes on to point out that Olbermann mightn’t be as much in the driver’s seat at MSNBC as he used to be.
At $7 million a year, his salary is quite lofty given his ratings, especially as Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell who both make far less are drawing roughly the same number of eyeballs in their respective time slots.
I would have to agree with News Busters, when will MSNBC apologize to the public for subjecting their viewer’s to Olbermann’s drivel?
UPDATE I: What MSNBC management conviction … the indefinite suspension of Keith Olbermann ends at two shows and four days, as Olbermann is to return Tuesday. Wow, way to make a statement and enforce your so-called ethics violations.
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.
Honestly, I could care less whether Olbermann donated $’s to liberal and Democrat candidates. What else would I expect him to do, give donations to Republicans? I do not consider Keith Olbermann a news man, he is a commentator with a liberal slant. He is nothing more than editorial, not news. As stated at the American Spectator, so what gives with MSNBC and their policies? Do the have an ethics policy, does Olbermann fall under it and is a two show suspension, really a suspension?
What I would say to the LEFT and to Olbermann, isn’t it amazing that you actually had folks on the RIGHT that defended Olber-idiot and his right to stay on the air. We chose just to not watch the nonsensical rantings of Olbermann, not to have him forced off TV. Teawits, eh … the LEFT will just never understand. Olbermann got more PR and media attention with this idiotic story than who actually watch his show. The LEFT continues to be clueless. However, it is just too bad that the LEFT cannot say the same in their never ending attempts to try and force the likes of Glenn Beck from the air waves. Pathetic indeed.