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Keith Olbermann's suspension is an outrage: simply. One of the best voices we've got on the left, and now suddenly silenced. And it's not even halfway believable that he's been silenced for the reasons given: political donations.

This is namely because Republican Joe Scarborough has also made political donations. But, oddly enough, he got a pass:

"Joe Scarborough, host of the "Morning Joe" talk show and the evening newscast "Scarborough Country," $4,200 in March 2006 to Derrick Kitts, Republican candidate for the House from Oregon. A spokesperson for NBC, Jeremy Gaines, replied to questions sent to Scarborough. "Yes, he did make a donation to Derrick Kitts. Kitts is an old friend of Joe's. Joe hosts an opinion program and is not a news reporter."

Well, here's a most unnecessary newsflash: Neither is Keith! Keith Olbermann is the host of an opinion program - and he is most definitely not a news reporter!

Please protest this travesty and demand that MSNBC reinstate Keith Olbermann - effective immediately.

And just for good measure, here is Phil Griffin's email: phil.griffin@nbcuni.com

ADDED:
Here is Griffin's direct office number: 212-664-2456.
And to reach Phil Griffin's boss: jeremy.gaines@msnbc.com...

Originally posted to mizzum on Fri Nov 05, 2010 at 12:08 PM PDT.

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