NBC Yields to Conservative Pressure
Puts Keith back on the air!
7:01 AM, Nov 8, 2010 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
On Friday, THE WEEKLY STANDARD called MSNBC’s suspension of Keith Olbermann “ludicrous,” and urged, “Republicans of the world, show you believe in the free expression of opinion! Tell the crony corporatists at NBC—keep Keith!”
Republicans and conservatives across this great land responded to our call ... and NBC has backed down. Here’s the “STATEMENT REGARDING KEITH OLBERMANN,” from MSNBC president Phil Griffin: “After several days of deliberation and discussion, I have determined that suspending Keith 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.”
You’re welcome, Keith.