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CNN REINSTATES FAREED ZAKARIA

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN and corporate sibling Time magazine on Thursday reinstated Fareed Zakaria following the revelation that a paragraph of a recent commentary on gun control that he wrote had virtually been plagiarized word-for-word from an essay by journalist Jill Lepore in the New Yorker last April. CNN said that it had conducted a rigorous review of […]

REPORTER SUSPENDED BY TWITTER: “WHY?”

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Guy Adams, the Los Angeles bureau chief for the London Independent, may have had his Twitter account reinstated after the uproar that followed its being suspended, but NBC and Twitter are still being battered in the press for yanking it in the first place. Forbes magazine commented that the incident “reflected poorly on [NBC’s] stance […]

MSNBC SUSPENDS ED SCHULTZ

May 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

MSNBC has suspended another one of its hosts. The Comcast-controlled cable news channel on Tuesday put Ed Schultz on a one-week hiatus without pay for calling conservative commentator Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut” on his syndicated radio program. MSNBC has a history of suspending its talent for remarks or activities that often aren’t related to […]

OLBERMANN RECEIVES BIG WELCOME ON HIS RETURN

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann’s return to MSNBC after a two-day suspension produced big ratings — not only for himself but for the other primetime hosts on the channel. Olbermann’s audience jumped by half as 1.5 million viewers tuned in to hear what he would have to say about his treatment by the network’s bosses. Rachel Maddow also […]

OLBERMANN’S SUSPENSION: “NOT A PUBLICITY STUNT”

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann returned to the air on Tuesday after an “indefinite” suspension — that lasted precisely two days — for violating a company rule barring its hosts from contributing to political campaigns without permission. Although his return to the air was likely to boost ratings for his show, Olbermann insisted, “This was not […]

OLBERMANN’S SUSPENSION LASTS TWO DAYS

November 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann is not going to be fired. MSNBC President Phil Griffin said on Sunday that he will lift Olbermann’s suspension on Tuesday, adding that keeping him off the air for two days was appropriate punishment for his violating NBC News policy banning on-air personalities from contributing to partisan political campaigns without permission. Olbermann reportedly […]

MSNBC SUSPENDS OLBERMANN

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

MSNBC President Phil Griffin suspended Keith Olbermann today (Friday) for making contributions to the campaigns of three Democratic candidates. Griffin said in a statement that he had learned of Olbermann’s contributions Thursday night and immediately suspended him indefinitely without pay for violations of NBC’s policies. Politico.com reported that Olbermann had donated $2,400 to the campaigns […]