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On Friday, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann was suspended “indefinitely” for violating NBC’s clearly stated ethics policy after it was discovered he made three donations to Democratic candidates in the 2010. Did he take this lying down? Possibly. I guess you should ask his therapist. Popeater reports:
“Keith is furious about the way this has all been handled and insisted that MSNBC bosses apologize to him before he would agree to return,” a network insider tells me. “Keith sees himself as the star of MSNBC, the person who put them on the map and discovered fellow network anchors Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell. To be treated like this by the network he helped shape, he considers disgusting.”…”In addition to an apology, Keith is demanding that the rules be changed,” an executive tells me. “Keith thinks it’s unfair that FOX News anchors can make contributions and support candidates and he can’t. It’s his money that he has earned, he should be allowed to do whatever he wants with it. What sort of country do we live in where an actor can trash a hotel room with an escort and drugs and Keith can’t donate money to people running for office he believes in? It makes no sense. If they think they can slap Keith’s wrist and have him to return a few days later like nothing happened they are wrong. They picked the wrong guy.”…”Keith clearly won this battle. Not only has he got the bosses to say sorry but he’s also got the company to review its ethic rules,” a friend of Keith’s tells me. “You watch — his rating on Tuesday when he returns will be bigger than ever, giving him even more power at MSNBC.”
Yikes, somebody’s vagina is a little sandy for getting a four day weekend. Ok, look, here’s the thing. Rachel Maddow once said that FOX News has a political agenda but MSNBC was an unbiased “news station”, yet now her daddy wants the rules changed to be more like FOX? Man, that seems a little, I don’t know, hypocritical? Both stations have a clear political agenda, and it’s a bit ridiculous to hold up some journalistic standards ideal when you have Bill O’Reilly and Rachel Maddow on the air. Conservatives want to tell you how you should live while sending their pregnant teen daughter out of town to have her baby and give it up for adoption, and liberals want to tell you how you should think about the poor black kid’s education and healthcare while they drop their kid off at his private parochial academy for morning yoga with a tofu bagged lunch. Long story short, fuck everyone. MAYANS FOR 2012!