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Keith Olbermann suspended:

  1. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Olbermann was suspended without pay indefinitely from MSNBC for contributing money to 3 democratic candidates. Gee, I sure will miss him! Do you think he'll be back?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co … redstories

    1. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I do not know if he will, sense he suposidly broke company polocy..?
      not sure, but it sounds fishy...

    2. Reality Bytes profile image90
      Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I do not think he will be offered a sweet, sweet, deal at Fox?

      I bet he wishes he would though.  lol

      1. habee profile image89
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Prolly not, but you gots to admit - it would be a killer show! Hmmm...maybe literally! lol

      2. Ralph Deeds profile image70
        Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Olbermann, as a matter of principle, wouldn't take an offer from Fox.

        1. habee profile image89
          habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Olbermann has principles?? Who knew?

    3. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Olbermann, Matthews, and Maddow are just as bad as Hannity, Beck, and Limbaugh - they just "analyze" things to conform to a different ideology.  MSNBC and Fox should drop all pretense of being news organizations and admit that they are shills for their respective parties.

    4. JWestCattle profile image60
      JWestCattleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Gee, I sure hope not.  Unless he comes back on Saturday Night Live, where he plays himself ad nauseum..........ha ha ha, he's never been anything but a laughable and freakish dolt, they must have been looking hard for a reason to fire him, as he surely was a growing embarrassment -- kind of like Joy Behar, can't wait until that crass and rude gal gets the boot, it is long, very long, overdue.

  2. TamCor profile image79
    TamCorposted 6 years ago

    Wow....well, I, for one, won't miss him... smile

  3. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Tam, you DO know I was using verbal irony, right?

    I know a GREAT job for Keith! Remember Hannity and Colmes? How 'bout Hannity and Olbermann? It would be the greatest show on cable!!

    1. TamCor profile image79
      TamCorposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol...Yeah, I understood, habee!!  big_smile

      Olbermann on Fox...oh my gosh...I'd pay to see that! 

      lol

      1. habee profile image89
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        So would I, Tam! I think it would be a smart move for FOX.

        1. TamCor profile image79
          TamCorposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Oh it would...put him on with Charles Krauthammer--talk about the Odd Couple, lol...

          1. habee profile image89
            habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Krauthammer is a genius! (NOT verbal irony this time!)

            1. TamCor profile image79
              TamCorposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Oh, I agree, habee.  My husband, sons, and I all feel the same way about him--we could listen to him talk for hours. smile

            2. Ralph Deeds profile image70
              Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Krauthammer is an evil neocon genius.

              1. TamCor profile image79
                TamCorposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Oh, if only there was a "just the kind of reaction I expected of you" smiley....   lol

    2. Gene.Mulhern profile image61
      Gene.Mulhernposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'd pay to see that! But Hannity is too much of a coward to have Keith on.

    3. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That would be priceless. Might consider that the last event at an MMA match. I would pay my hard earned money to watch that. I realize that the policy of MSNBC was to not let there quote unquote reporters not give to candidates, however this just seems wrong.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    When I first saw the headline on this, I assumed it was because he was being a dork.

    But then I found out it was because he had exercised his civil right to contribute to candidates of his choice. An employer should not be allowed to do that to someone. In the case of news/commentator personnel, the news organization can always just tack a disclosure blurb someplace.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Anybody remember Joe Pyne and Whiffinpool (or whatever his name was)?

  6. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Tams, how ya like Ralphie's cosmetic work??

    1. TamCor profile image79
      TamCorposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      Well, can I just say "no comment"...  lol

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image70
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ralphie likes your new look!  How about a shot of your "Winning Wedgie Techniques?"

  7. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 6 years ago

    I've never watched msnbc or fox new and would never trust a comentator that gets paid millions to push a certain agenda.  Olbermann's suspension may seem harsh but he agreed to his company policy. 

    According to that article in the OP his show was geting 1.1 million viewers in October. I don't think he'll have a problem getting back in or finding a new position somewhere else. He's proven he can draw an audience, regardless of your politics.

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image70
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      He'll probably be back soon on MSNBC where he has lots of loyal fans.

      1. habee profile image89
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I used to watch Countdown sometimes...until Keith bashed Hillary.

        And having lots of loyal fans doesn't mean your show is good - look at Beck.

        1. Ralph Deeds profile image70
          Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Very true. But the Olberman fans are smarter and better informed than Beck fans.

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            logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Not saying a whole lot is it?

            1. Ralph Deeds profile image70
              Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Actually it is. Olbermann has been right more often than not.

              1. habee profile image89
                habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Being "right" in politics is subjective. lol

              2. profile image65
                logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                According to him.

  8. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    If FOX got Olbermann opposite Hannity, they could change their motto to "Fair and Unbalanced." Two crazy zealots on the same show! lol. They'd probably end up killing each other.

  9. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    That's my daughter. She's single now.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Really?  I'm married but my wife and I kind of have an "arrangement" that could be applicable here.  Does your daughter happen to be into old fat bald guys with little ambition and even less money?

      If so, what's her number?

      1. habee profile image89
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry, Ron. I want her to find a nice-looking guy who's about 30 or so, with a good job! She says she wants to be single for a while, however.

        I really hope she finds a nice guy. She's such a sweet girl, and she's funny, has a good job as a nurse, and she's also a great cook and homemaker.

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image70
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is she attracted to older men?

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    Charlotte Tingleposted 6 years ago

    the first rule of professional journalism is impartiality, not to mention ethics. students learn that during their first semester.

    suspended?

    he should be fired.

    1. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's pretty harsh. Journalist or not and Olbermann is not a journalist he is a comentator with a stated political agenda which is why people watch hime in the first place.

      There is no rule that says journalists cannot donate to a political campaign except the arbitrary rules made up by the company he works for.

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image70
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      By that standard Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews would all have to be fired. NBC has every right to fire Olbermann, and their viewers and advertisers have every right to object. It does seem silly to suspend him. After all, he's and avowed liberal Democrat, and he is a reporter, not a commentator. It might have been smarter for NBC to have a little talk with him about complying with the rule, unless of course, they are bent on backing off a bit on their evening lineup of Democrats in view of the election results. Larry O'Donnell was added recently. He's less strident than the others, and probably smarter.

      1. Flightkeeper profile image72
        Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Larry O'Donnell may be less strident but he's not less paranoid than any of those libturds on the show.  It was incredibly hilarious that he built up a fear scenario around Rand Paul and how he singlehandedly would prevent the debt ceiling from being raised and "wreck havoc on the world financial market". lol lol

      2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Are you sure you meant to say that?  Keith Olbermann is certainly not a reporter; he is paid to offer his opinions.

        1. Ralph Deeds profile image70
          Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, Olberman is a commentator, not a reporter.

      3. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I heard that too Ralph. Apparently, Joe Scarborouhg gave money to a Republican, but he ASKED them about it first. Just a point of you have to follow the rules is all.
        At least they have these rules. It would be nice if Fox did. Instead of being so blatantly biased.

        And MSNBC better no get rid of him! He's the ONLY one who speaks for me!

        1. habee profile image89
          habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Rachel doesn't speak for you? I like her show, yet I hate Olbermann's.

      4. habee profile image89
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Ralph, I thought the timing was a little coincidental, too. I'm certainly no Olbermann fan, but I don't think he should have been suspended over this.

        JWest, whre ya been??

  11. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Agreed, Ron.
    As such, if Fox "commentators" are allowed to donate to candidates (not to mention the network itself EMPLOYING candidates) -- in all fairness, MSNBC should also allow its commentators to donate.
    At least set a non-journalism standard that's fair on both sides lol

  12. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    Did you see Maher?

    "Keith Olbermann is right when he says he's not the equivalent of Glenn Beck. One reports facts the other one is very close to playing with his poop."

    ahahaha......

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image70
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ha! Very true.

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    sandra rinckposted 6 years ago

    If you owned 90% of all media, what would you do with it?  What power do you think you could have?  What trouble do you believe it would cause?  How many people do you think you could influence?

      If someone called your news station biased and deceitful, what proof would you have outside the media to back it up?   

    - several opinion blogs influenced by the same network?
    - several internet trolls who are paid to make sure that you have the opinion they need you to have?
    - radio stations that appeal to evangelic voters
    - churches who only listen to conservative radio and shows like 7th Heaven?


    FX, who through their arrogance makes it well known they [fox] have more viewers then CNN and MSNBC combined who will tell their viewers on their shows to not let their children watch MSNBC because what they might see might scare them so that they never will watch it.
     
    For what purpose would they do that if MSNBC has such distastefully low ratings?

    And if you can find a resource outside the media, what source do you think the viewers of fx are using? 

    - the bible

    1. lovemychris profile image80
      lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes sandra...Consolidate and Control.

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      sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's so quite here.  Hmmm

 
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