NBC News has suspended Keith Olbermann without pay for giving political donations to democrats during this last election cycle. There has been some controversy going on around the blogosphere about his hypocrisy for blasting Fox News for giving money to the Republican Governors Association.
OK, below is the NBC News policy on political contributions:
Anyone working for NBC News who takes part in civic or other outside activities may find that these activities jeopardize his or her standing as an impartial journalist because they may create the appearance of a conflict of interest. Such activities may include participation in or contributions to political campaigns or groups that espouse controversial positions. You should report any such potential conflicts in advance to, and obtain prior approval of, the President of NBC News or his designee.
In what universe would Olbermann be considered an impartial journalist? He in no way hides his far left views. This is like being surprised that Hannity or Rush voted for republicans on Tuesday. It makes no sense.
What I find more disturbing is the fact that NBC is putting him in a category as a journalist. He is nothing more than liberal hack that spits out far left views on his show that is not exactly a ratings blockbuster. This is a man who was heard laughing in the background during an "interview" that Chris Matthews was performing with Congresswoman Bachmann on election night. He isn't a journalist and NBC News trotting out this policy as a statement to justify it's suspension has to make one think what type of organization are they running if they call this man a journalist. It is just further proof that the News needs to be removed from NBC News. The people of this country should be very afraid if Olbermann is now what we are calling impartial journalists in this country. This is not something to celebrate, no matter what you may think of Olbermann and his views.