Friday, November 5, 2010

The Hero Falls. Ugh.

Olbermann suspended from MSNBC for making contributions to three democratic congressional candidates, a total of $7,200, without prior approval from NBC, a violation of the network's ethics policy. The suspension, per the Huffington Post, is "indefinite."

Meanwhile, over at Fox:
News Corp made multiple undisclosed donations to the Republican Governors Association, totaling at least $1.25 million, in addition to a $1 million contribution to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its pro-Republican election-year activities. Fox News has helped GOP candidates raise money on the air; Fox News personalities are featured guests at Republican fundraisers; while other Fox News personalities continue to help generate financial support for Republican candidates now, even after the elections.
Olbermann's stupidity at not getting prior approval (or, at the very worst, creating a blind trust or some other vehicle for making political contributions that is not tied to him personally) notwithstanding, the hypocrisy at Fox is staggering.

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