As Katie mentioned below
, Keith Olbermann has been suspended by MSNBC:
MSNBC President Phil Griffin announces Keith Olbermann suspended indefinitely without pay, after word he made political contributions
Look, I enjoy a little Olby misfortune as much as the next guy, but really
? Olbermann apparently made some political donations to liberal Democrats -- violating NBC News' editorial policy. I can see why this might make sense for the likes of Brian Williams, Matt Lauer, & Co. But Olbermann
? Does anyone consider him a newsman in any traditional sense? I think the whole country fully understands that he's an in-the-tank Leftist. It neither surprises nor offends me that he chose to send some of his own money to political candidates he supports.
This strikes me as a silly decision by the MSNBC brass, but there is an upside for them: Countdown's
ratings will likely improve
in Olby's absence.