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: email@example.com
Here is Griffin's direct office number: 212-664-2456.
And to reach Phil Griffin's boss: firstname.lastname@example.org...