MSNBC ends suspension of host Keith Olbermann
By Paul Farhi
Washington Post Staff Writer
November 8, 2010
Keith Olbermann's "indefinite" suspension from MSNBC turns out to be definitely short: two days.
The liberal host will be back on the air Tuesday, the cable news network said Sunday night. Which means that Olbermann's punishment for violating NBC's policy against making contributions to political candidates amounted to being taken off the air for only two shows, on Friday and on Monday...
Rachel Maddow on suspended Keith Olbermann: MSNBC should reinstate him
BY Christina Boyle
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
November 6th 2010
Rachel Maddow came to the defense of her suspended MSNBC colleague Keith Olbermann, saying network chiefs have made their point and the "Countdown" host should be reinstated.
Maddow also sought to dispel claims that MSNBC is a left-wing version of Fox News, saying the Murdoch-owned broadcaster has a history of "not just giving money to candidates, but actively endorsing campaigns and raising millions of dollars for politicians and political parties."
"Their network is run as a political operation. Ours isn't," Maddow said during the final segment of her show Friday. "Yeah, Keith's a liberal, and so am I. But we're not a political operation - Fox is. We're a news operation."...