Well that was quick. It didn't take long for MSNBC's president Phil Griffin to determine that a two-day suspension is sufficient "punishment" for Keith Olbermann's alleged violation of company policy by making two direct -- and perfectly legal -- campaign contributions to Democratic candidates.
Was it supposed to be some kind of shock that Keith Olbermann supported Democrats? Were there regular Countdown viewers who thought he was a Teabagger or something? Gimme a break.
The absurdity was only compounded by the fact that media personalities routinely make personal political contributions without any consequences, including MSNBC's own Joe "Shot Your Woman Down" Scarborough.
But of course, Joe's politics are much more in line with Comcast,
the soon-to-be new corporate master at NBC/Universal.
Why was the
suspension so short-lived? Did they bow to fan pressure (doubtful) or
perhaps they decided to wait until the merger was officially approved,
then shut down the whole dammed network (more likely).
It's easier to just turn off the lights then pick off each program one at a time. Cleaner that way.
The Huffington Post is maintaining a good, timely update of all things Olbermann. Read on!