Fri, 11/19/2010 - 17:46 EDT - NPR - National Public Radio (Business News)
MSNBC said Friday it has suspended "Morning Joe'' host Joe Scarborough for two days because he donated to four Republican candidates. The suspension comes two weeks after Keith Olbermann was suspended for making political contributions to Democrats.» E-Mail This» Add to Del.icio.us
US cable television news channel MSNBC suspended one of its most high-profile hosts on Friday for donating to the election campaigns of three Democratic candidates for Congress.Keith Olbermann, a prominent liberal voice on MSNBC TV, has been suspended indefinitely for violating NBC News ethics policies, MSNBC.com said."I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night," MSNBC TV President Phil Griffin said in a statement. "Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay."
The morning after NBC's Michael Isikoff scooped the memo on the U.S. government's rationalization for legally killing American citizens, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough tore into the program as "terrifying."
The "Morning Joe" panel slammed Sen. Marco Rubio's Republican response to the State of the Union this morning, saying Rubio had "performance issues" and saying he "looked like he was running to be the head of a fraternity in college."
MSNBC has suspended Keith Olbermann indefinitely without pay for violating the network's policy and standards. Olbermann made personal donations to three Democratic candidates this election cycle. This comes on the heels of news that Sean Hannity made personal donations to Michele Bachman's PAC and to a Republican congressional candidate.