Hey MSNBC, let me get this straight…
Having an opinionated talk show host who singles out someone every night and calls them, “The Worst Person in the World,” that’s okay under the journalist ethics policy.
Having the same clown openly cheer for the Democrats on air, that’s okay under the journalist ethics policy.
The following is also acceptable under MSNBC’s ehtics for journalists,
“[The Tea Party-backed Republicans are] a group of unqualified, unstable individuals who will do what they are told, in exchange for money and power, and march this nation as far backward as they can get, backward to Jim Crow, or backward to the breadlines of the ’30s, or backward to hanging union organizers, or backward to the trusts and the robber barons…It is nothing short of an attempted use of democracy to end this democracy, to buy America wholesale and pave over the freedoms and the care we take of one another, which have combined to keep us the envy of the world. You do not think your freedom is at stake next Tuesday?…If you sit there tomorrow, and the rest of this week, and you let this cataclysm unfold, you have enabled this. It is one thing to be attacked by those who would destroy America from without. It is a worse thing to be attacked by those who would destroy America from within.”
But when he donated a little money to a few Democrats, Keith Olbermann was “indefinitely suspended.”
Why? Were they afraid Olbermann was damaging the integrity of MSNBC?
Olbermann should have been fired long ago for simply being in poor taste and having poor ratings. However, MSNBC and NBC should not suddenly pretend they have any reputation of journalistic integrity to protect. They sacrificed that with Olbermann long ago.