Keith Olbermann suspended indefinitely for donations to Democratic candidates
The Washington Post reported this statement from Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC:
“I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.”
MSNBC has a strict policy of no political donations for journalists reporting on politics.
Policies vary by news organizations. Time, Fox, US News and World Report allow it.
US News and World Report is reviewing its policy for potential conflicts of interest.
Reuters allows donations but not for political journalists.
Newsweek, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and the New York Times forbid political donations from their journalists.
With stories from The Washington Post and MSNBC.