Ride or Die
Keith Olbermann’s suspension from MSNBC will end Tuesday. MSNBC President announced the decision Sunday night.
“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 Read More
Rachel Maddow rose to the defense of her suspended MSNBC “colleague and friend” Keith Olbermann on her show Friday night. MSNBC President Phil Griffin relieved Olbermann of his hosting duties indefinitely following a report on Politico that revealed Olbermann’s campaign contributions to three Democrats in violation of the Read More
Something must have bee in the air on Friday as the media industry was hit with a series of scandals and shakeups. Here’s what you missed if you weren’t paying attention to the day’s insanity.
It all began early in the morning when a recent college grad named Simmi Aujla published a story on Read More
The journalist who broke the story that got Keith Olbermann suspended from MSNBC is a recent college grad who’s been working in D.C. for less than six months..
Simmi Aujla was a member of Brown University’s class of 2009. She joined the staff at Politico in May. On Friday morning, she Read More
Today is just not MSNBC’s day.
First, the network suspended its top-rated host Keith Olbermann after Politico published a report detailing his political donations to three Democrats campaigning in Tuesday’s mid-term elections. Initially, MSNBC tapped The Nation Editor Chris Hayes as Olbermann’s replacement for Friday night’s show, but shortly after Hayes was named, the Read More
MSNBC brass isn’t saying when Keith Olbermann will be allowed back on-air. On Friday, the cable news host was suspended “indefinitely without pay” by MSNBC President Phil Griffin following the publication of a story in Politico that revealed Olbermann had made campaign contributions to Democratic candidates.
A spokesperson for the network told Read More
MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann has been suspended indefinitely for contributing to three campaigns this elections cycle, network president Phil Griffin announced this afternoon. Here’s the statement.
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.
Politico Read More
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann donated a total of $7,200 to three different Democrats prior to Tuesday’s election. NBC, like many other news organizations, has a policy against its employees making political contributions.
Olbermann gave $2,400 apiece, the maximum allowable by law, to Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords, and to Kentucky Senate Read More
Bold Moves, Moves
Outside of a few elections here and there, the most important thing that happened to the United States of America yesterday was the release of Matt Taibbi’s Griftopia, a book-length version of his iconic Goldman-Sachs-as-vampire-squid Rolling Stone extravaganza. (The secret AIG book was big, too.) Mr. Taibbi, whom The Observer interviewed for a Read More
If Dave Weigel’s time at The Washington Post saw the MSNBC-ification of the paper, his resignation on Friday has brought the MSNBC-ification of Dave Weigel.
Last night on Countdown, Keith Olbermann introduced Mr. Weigel as an “MSNBC contributor.” (Is that a job?) Mr. Olbermann also announced the hire on Twitter, according to Read More