After several days of deliberation and discussion, I have determined that suspending Keith [Olbermann] through and including Monday night's program is an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy. We look forward to having him back on the air Tuesday night.Griffin was discreet enough to omit any mention of the extent to which the owners of MSNBC have consistently violated the policy they set for their employees. Fortunately for those of us who care about such matters, The Nation did a good job of bringing that inconsistency into the sunshine. Sometimes the good guys get to score a point or two.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Recognizing the Obvious
Last night Ari Melber used a post to The Notion blog to reproduce the following statement from Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC: