Olbermann Says Donation Policy ‘Needs Debate’

By Andrew Gauthier 

The New York Times

Keith Olbermann returned to his MSNBC program, “Countdown,” on Tuesday after a two-day suspension with words of thanks to viewers who supported him, including about 300,000 who signed a petition calling for his reinstatement.

Mr. Olbermann was suspended last Friday after it was reported by Politico that he had made donations to three Democratic candidates. Political donations are a violation of policy at MSNBC and its parent, NBC News.


After playing a video clip of Jon Stewart calling that a “stupid policy,” Mr. Olbermann said it was not stupid but that it “needs debate.” More…