But we all knew MSNBC was biased. Everyone knew MSNBC was biased. The Corporate News unspeakable code is one of bias as long as you don’t point it out… because pointing it out was what MSNBC and CNN held against FOX NEWS… but now it appears that FOX NEWS was the better transparent system. This is also what happened to Rick Sanchez. CNN had no problems with AntiSemites… they just don’t want a blow hard like Rick Sanchez pointing the bias out. The same thing happened to Olbermann… but Olbermann will survive because when the Corporate frame committee came they didn’t stick him with any untouchable Mel Gibson like theatrics.
Keith is furious about the way this has all been handled and insisted that MSNBC bosses apologize to him before he would agree to return,” a network insider tells me. “Keith sees himself as the star of MSNBC, the person who put them on the map and discovered fellow network anchors Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell. To be treated like this by the network he helped shape, he considers disgusting.
Keith also demands to be allowed to contribute to political campaigns like FOX News anchors can.
First, he donated money to candidates he liked. He didn’t take money, or favors, in a way that influenced his reporting. Second, he’s not a reporter. It’s an opinion show. If Olbermann wants to put his money where his mouth is, more power to him.
Third, GE, the corporate parent of MSNBC, gives money to political organizations. GE executives and, I’m sure, NBC executives give money. Why can’t Olbermann?
Perhaps Olbermann violated NBC News “policy and standards.” But NBC doesn’t have real news standards for MSNBC—otherwise the channel wouldn’t exist. It’s a little strange to get all high and mighty now. But there’s now a Republican House, and perhaps GE is trying to curry favor by dumping Olbermann? Republicans of the world, show you believe in the free expression of opinion! Tell the crony corporatists at NBC—keep Keith!
also the legal blog Volks says that it is hard to see where Olbermann was not transparent
image courtesy of Roger at Curmudgeonly & Skeptical