Christmas Comes Early as Keith Olbermann Gets Taken Off The Air

The low rated Olbermann

Bookmark and Share    Christmas really came to America early this year. Here we are in the first week of November, and Nancy Pelosi is out of power as the Speaker of the House, Republicans have won a majority of statehouses and state legislatures, and record number of House victories. Now we find out that Keith Olbermann, the only man who was found too stupid to deliver the news as a sportscaster and now host of MSNBC’s low rated Countdown with Keith Olbermann, has been suspended indefinitely without pay.

As ecstatic as I am, I am just amazed at the liberal logic which the corporate big wigs running NBC, used to suspend Olbermann.

According to Phil Griffin, president of the General Electric Co., owners of NBC stated “Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.”

Before we get into what that policy and those standards are, I must confess that I am shocked to learn that NBC News had any standards. I am still not so sure they do and in the end, “standards” had little to do with Olbermann’s “indefinite suspension”. NBC’s policy is what actually did him in.

It would seem that the NBC News does not allow its employees to participate in any political activity, including such practices as financial donations to political campaign. Fortunatley, or unfortunately, depending upon how you  look at it, Olbermann donated the maximum amount allowed by law to the failed campaign of Arizona’s Democrat senate candidate Jack Conway and two more Arizona congressional candidates.

In truth, I find the situation incredibly absurd and example of twisted liberal logic.

Here is MSNBC, an obvious and blatant corporate front group for the Democratic National Committee and the liberal cause, trying to claim that they do not allow their staff to privately exercise their rights as Americans but promote the blatantly partisan slander and bias by their on air gaggle of talentless mouthpieces. This is just another example of bass-backwards liberal thinking. Nonetheless, if Keith Olbermann signed on and agreed to this policy, he signed his right to privately support candidates away and is in violation of the so-called policy.

Or could it be that NBC finally found an excuse to ditch Olbermann and his extraordinarily low rated program that weighs the networks cable outlet down during, of all times, primetime. NBC certainly could not simply ditch Keith and risk alienating the six or seven loyal liberal viewers who comprise Olbermann’s audience, so they needed  to present a good rationale for getting rid of him. This was it.

Now leftists will shout “where the is the outcry against this action, that there was when Juan Williams was fired from NPR“. Well in the first place, people like Juan Williams, few like Olbermann. But the main reason for the lack of opposition to Olbermann’s “suspension” is due to the fact that Juan Williams was fired for making a point by offering a personal opinion on a media outlet separate from NPR. In response, NPR fired Williams claiming that the practice of offering an personal opinion was a violation of his contract. The uproar that ensued was based on the fact that if that was the reason Williams was fired, how come his NPR counterparts who famously offer their opinions, did not suffer the same fate as Williams? The reason clearly is because that Williams offered an opinion that did not conform to the liberal bias of NPR, while the opinions consistently offered by others at NPR are in synch with the station’s liberal ideology.

Even though I find the reason that NBC used to suspend Olbermann was twisted, if it is in fact their policy to prohibit their employees from exercising their rights when it comes to privately supporting the candidates they believe in, if this was indeed the reason Olbermann was taken down, I commend the network for applying their standard and policy to all their employees and didn’t give Keith a pass simply because he is as a liberal. However, as I stated previously, I think this suspension was motivated more by the lack of ratings than the donations Olbermann made to candidates.

Either way, I really have no desire to defend Olbermann. He consistently espouses a Marxist-liberal view which promotes federal control of people regarding everything from what they eat, to what their children learn and what they must purchase. So even if his rights were denied here, I’m sorry to say it but my only response is, good. It’s inline with the policies he promotes on MSNBC every week night.

Maybe if Olbermann ever said anything of merit or even that contained some semblance of fact, I would be less inclined to support NBC’s decision. But let’s face it, Keith Olbermann is a nothing but an arrogant idiot. His ignorance and downright hypocrisy is mind numbing. And for a man who claims to be of superior intellect he is incredibly dumb. Case in point is his violation of policy by directly donating money to liberal candidates. A smart person would have understood how simple it would have been to make his campaign contribution found its way to his candidates of choice and still avoid violating his station’s policy and jeopardizing his limited career. But Olbermann is not smart, he is just,…..well, he is just incredibly arrogant and stupid. I still want to know who slept with at NBC to get his job and who he was sleeping with to keep it, because that is the only possible explanation for him lasting as long as he has. And apparently, now he hasn’t even been doing that very well either. But up till now, it certainly hasn’t been ratings or popularity that kept him on the air. And I doubt very much it was his charm and wit which helped. That came from the writers who wrote his words for him.

No matter what though, I can honestly say that Santa came to town early this year.

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6 responses to “Christmas Comes Early as Keith Olbermann Gets Taken Off The Air

  1. If a reporter is delivering just the facts, as they should, but rarely do, yes it would be acceptable to me. But if a reporter like Dan Rather is creating issues ina an attempt to promote his or her candidate, then I have a serious problem. However, Hannity, ORielly, Beck, Olbermann, Mathews, they are not reporters. They are commentary hosts. So if Hannity donates $250.00 to Allan West in Florida and speaks highly of his conservative views oin his programs, I do not have a problem. His money is only going to the candidates that he is telling me he is supporting. And as I sytate in my post, this is the case with Olbermann too. The only difference here is that he apparently agreed to the offensive terms that NBC have in place and he violated them. Hannity or beck did not.

  2. I think you are either missing or ignoring something here. When FOX presents an opinion, they also have someone whom has a different opinion, defend it. On Election Night, MSNBC gathered together Keith Olbermann, Rachel Madow and Chris Matthews together with on location reports from Ed Schultz to offer jokes, sarcastic inuendos and nothing but biased commentary regarding the conservative candidates included in any election results that they reported on.

    Fox actually delivered election results and along with 3 different Democrat political consultants, offered an analysis of the results. They did not offer personal opinion commentaries about the candidates beliefs or the Democrat Party. And again, what’s more is, they did so with the input of Democrats. So yes, Fair and Balanced does apply.

    What the left does not like about Fox is that they carry programs which are billed as conservative opinion based shows, not liberal ones. They do not pretend that O’Reilly is right of center and offering such opinions. They do not pretend that Beck or Hannity are not conservative opinion programs. yet shows like Hannity and O’reilly often have the other side and their opinions available on their shows. But when it comes to actual reporting of news, Fox is not throwing in the liberal spin that the rest of the lamestream media typically does. And in hypocritical fashion, the liberal diominated media finds any delivery of fact that is does not contain the amount of liberal slant that they wish to perpetuate, to be biased. Yet their own biases are acceptable. Their own biases are “Fair and Balanced”.

    Sorry, but I trust FOX to deliver a fact far more than I do the likes of the corrupt and proven illegitimate news organizations of NBC, CBS, ABC and the New York Times. I trust Harris Faulkner to deliver a detailed account of actual events far more than do a Dan Rather, Chris Mathews or Keith Olberman.

    When Keith Olbermann has Newt Gingrich or Dick Cheney on his show to defend themselves against the absolute lies that Olbermann tries to convey as factual truths, then I might take his station and its sponsors seriously. Until then, I view FOX as the only station that does not exist to promote a liberal agenda. And until anyone on the left starts attacking and holding accountable their preffered media outlets for being biased, I can do nothing but laugh when anyone tries to point fingers at Fox?

    Furthermore, has it occured to anyone why Fox is consistently the highest rated cable channel in the nation? They have to be doing something right. I mean, afterall, MSNBC, the one that carries Mathews, Maddow, Shultz and Olbermann, is one of the lowest rated stations. That would indicate to me that they are doing something, make that many things, wrong.

  3. James McPherson

    Let me put it to you this way: If a reporter gives to a Democratic candidate, does it make you more or less likely to believe s/he’s objective?

    If you say it makes no difference, good for you–but I think you’re in the minority.

  4. James McPherson

    OK, but if you’re going to pretend to be an unbiased (or “fair and balanced”) “news” organization, you shouldn’t be pimping for–or financially supporting–the people you’re interviewing.

    No one at Fox violated their policy, that I know of–I just think their policy s a bad one if they want to build trust in their fairness. Nor do folks there have a right to complain when Dems won’t go on their shows, if they’re obviously supporting the opponents of those Dems.

  5. Yup, it is. So what’s your point? That I am correct in suggesting that it is wrong to deny people the right to, as individuals, privately support the candidates of their choice? Fox believes this to be true. It is afterall kind of suggested in that little document called the Constitution, a document which the liberal geniuses at NBC have little adherence to. But as stated in the post, if Olbermann agrred to give this right away, I guess there is little he can do for breaching the policies he accepted.

  6. James McPherson

    True, Olbermann shouldn’t have done it. But it’s accepted practice at Fox News: http://mediamatters.org/research/201010270005

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