Am I the only one who thinks that suspending Keith Olbermann is publicity driven bullshit?
My theory: MSNBC got pissed off when Jon Stewart ran a montage at the Rally that drew heavy comparisons between MSNBC and Fox. Since the elections on Tuesday proved that most Americans have no comprehension skills at all whatsoever - there's no point in "refudiating" Stewart with a well presented, clearly articulated logical comparison/contrast. Nothing sensational about that - even if it were presented on Jon Stewart's show. Jon Stewart is busy making friends with Fox's Chris Wallace these days anyhow.
As soon as MSNBC suspended Keith for a couple of campaign contributions, Twitter and Facebook came alive. Outraged liberals from coast to coast started shouting "double standard" and making a bunch of noise about Fox's well known GOP, GOTea fund raising activities. Some tweeple said MSNBC showed favoritism by suspending Keith when other employees made contributions without getting in trouble. As I understand it, those contributions were pre-approved by the network and Keith's weren't - but again - nobody pays attention when that much reading is required.
When the whole incident can gallop ahead in 140 characters or less on Twitter and Facebook Status updates - both providing links to MSNBC or to Michael Moore's emergency petition supporting Keith Olbermann - half the world will be watching MSNBC next week.
I'm thinking there's a special comment from Keith - already in production - where he says being suspended was appropriate because it distinguishes MSNBC from FOX. Then he can go on Jon Stewart and make himself and MSNBC appear to have Moral Authority.
Suspending Keith has been very effective PR so far.
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