Wide Open Déjà vu All Over Again As Olbermann Ousted Over Political Donations

Even while broadcast pundit after broadcast pundit, not to mention the owner of News Corps, the parent company of Fox, at the behest of Ohio governor-elect, John Kasich, make small and ginormous political contributions, Keith Olbermann gets an indefinite suspension from MSNBC over three.

I hope this brings Jeff Coryell out for a guest post.

Sigh. We were so ahead of our time, weren’t we? Or something.  Like Jeff Jarvis says, just disclose and forget about it.

One thought on “Wide Open Déjà vu All Over Again As Olbermann Ousted Over Political Donations

  1. The issue is more than just having an opinion, it also hinges on the policy of the employer. I agree with disclosure over limitation — in my experience everyone has opinions. Journalists are human beings; the audience deserves to be aware of their mindset in weighing credibility. Not having an opinion is certainly not something I’d value from someone who’s job it is to pursue a story regardless of where it leads. It does play a role in determining fair treatment, however. In Olbermann’s case, he violated a strong policy of employment as a journalist. He’s more than just a commentator or analyst — and looked good in a tux picking up an Edward R. Murrow Award for his writing last month in NYC.

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