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:
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.

1 comment:

Charlie said...

In other news, Phil Griffin stated that Olbermann is not a journalist, therefore should not be held to the same standards as NBC news personnel. He also stated that Olbermann is not a human being, therefore he is free to rant and rave about Fox news, republicans and the majority of americans. Griffin noted that MSNBC was never in it for the ratings, that the sole purpose of lean forward was to distinguish itself from other programming that actually made sense and had ethics.