Maddow on Olbermann’s Suspension from MSNBC

Huffington Post reported Friday that MSNBC president Phil Griffin suspended Keith Olbermann releasing the statement, “I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.”

Olbermann defended his donation, saying, “I did not privately or publicly encourage anyone else to donate to these campaigns nor to any others in this election or any previous ones, nor have I previously donated to any political campaign at any level.”

Later reports clarified it was not the contributions that were at issue, rather that Olbermann did not clear them through management before making the contributions, as required by MSNBC policy for all news employees.

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