Nov 6, 2010
He had to know that one day it would come to this.
WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD
DONATED OWN MONEY, MSNBC AIRTIME
Herr Olbermann was suspended indefinitely without pay READ FIRED because he was dumb enough to donate money to 3 Democrat candidates using his own name.
Add to that – all three had been guests on his show – one on the very night of the donation.
Biggest problem = MSNBC sponsors. Olbermann gave Dem candidates money and afforded them free campaign airtime. No other way to look at it. He knowingly invited guests on his show that he supported = free campaign airtime brought to you by MSNBC sponsors. Proven beyond a shadow of a doubt when he admitted money had changed hands.
Curious how it came out on Friday night with barry out of the country.
Oct 28 Olbermann donated $2400 (max allowed) to 3 Democrats opposed by Tea Party candidates.
And the Democrats were quite happy to accept it, along with plenty of airtime courtesy of MSNBC sponsors.
1-US Senate JACK CONWAY (KY)
Defeated by Tea Party RAND PAUL. Both guests.
2-US Rep RAUL GRIJALVA (AZ)
Defeated Tea Party Ruth McClung.
Grijalva had been a frequent guest re: AZ immigration. Donation made the same day Grijalva appeared on the show – Oct 28.
3-US Rep GABRIELLE GIFFORDS (AZ)
Narrowly defeated Tea Party Jesse Kelly.
Giffords had been on his show at least once – May 2010 – AZ immigration.
Don’t know if McClung or Kelly had been guests. Even if they were, he didn’t pay them.
MSNBC President PHIL GRIFFIN:
I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.
OLBERMANN to Politico prior to his “suspension”:
One week ago, on the night of Thursday October 28 2010, after a discussion with a friend about the state of politics in Arizona, I donated $2,400 each to the re-election campaigns of Democratic Representatives Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords. I also donated the same amount to the campaign of Democratic Senatorial candidate Jack Conway in Kentucky.
I did not privately or publicly encourage anyone else to donate to these campaigns nor to any others in this election or any previous ones, nor have I previously donated to any political campaign at any level.
He checked out during the primaries as did the rest of the barrymedia. One wonders if he asked his staff to donate that day as well. And why Arizona? To ensire the barry soetoro birth certificate bill disappears like barry’s entire paper trail?
The Nation’s CHRIS HAYES (past MSNBC sub) was scheduled to host but he thought better of it when he realized his own donations to Democrats would just as easily be discovered – though he denied that was why he declined.
Tweet: I’m not filling in on Countdown tonight because I didn’t feel comfortable doing it given the circumstances.
Curious how it never stopped him before. Jan 2009 he donated $250 to Thomas Geoghegan (IL) and this summer he interviewed Geoghegan on Maddow.
MSNBC has been assisting barry since the primaries and down the stretch Rachel Maddow did her show from a Delaware bar, Psychotalk Ed did his from Nevada and Matthews spent his time doing what he does best – attacking Palin and the woman candidates.
And in a class all it’s one – there’s Morning Joe aka propaganda central.