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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Keith Olbermann SUSPENDED From MSNBC Indefinitely Without Pay

From the Huffington Post:

MSNBC has suspended star anchor Keith Olbermann following the news that he had donated to three Democratic candidates this election cycle.

"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," MSNBC president Phil Griffin said in a statement.

Politico reported Friday that Olbermann had donated $2,400 each to Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, and to Kentucky Senate contender Jack Conway. While NBC News policy does not prohibit employees from donating to political candidates, it requires them to obtain prior approval from NBC News executives before doing so.

The reports say Olbermann was not suspended for donating to the campaigns per se, but for donating without receiving permission from NBC prior to making his donations.

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