Friday, November 05, 2010
WRITE AND CALL MSNBC : BRING KEITH OLBERMANN BACK NOW
KeithOlbermann is NOT OPTIONAL Call: 212 664-4444 Phil Griffin's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DO also sign the Petition for Keith after only being on for 3 hours it had over 116,000 Signatures Please forward this far and wide, also do Encourage them to write REAL letters (snail mail ) and also to keep calling,and faxing.
Short Story, Keith Olbermann made 3 personal small donations, as a host he was supposed to ask permission of the Administration. Keith Olbermann did disclose this information of the donations,but he did not ask permission. Please ask that Keith be brought back. Bravely tonight Rachel Maddow pointed out the Issues and Double Standards of this grim situation, I will post her video later...
In closing I have to say this Keith got all of us through 8 years of Hell of Bush, and the War Years and he has been our Sanity and our Glue...So FIGHT like HELL for him...Just Do it...( and do remind MSNBC that Keith is their MAIN MONEY MAKER-not Joe, or David Gregory....the EVE folks have rocked the ratings this year...DO Write , and DO Call !!! )
10 PM Friday Update:
Petition is over 120,000.....and as of Saturday Night it is over 234,000 Here is the Petition LINK Share it far and wide...Twitter, other blogs, and Facebook....
Think Progress has a Story up regarding this situation that is a MUST READ.....regarding Comcast and NBC and changes....
By Monday Eve the Petition Count is over 319,000 and the MSNBC station was flooded with faxes and emails and phone lines jammed through the weekend. So as of today Phil Griffin has announced that Keith will be back on Tuesday Night. YAY !!!!
THIS is Keith's Letter To Countdown Viewers ( Please do read it closely....)::::
"I want to sincerely thank you for the honor of your extraordinary and ground-rattling support.
Your efforts have been integral to the remedying of these recent events, and the results should remind us of the power of individuals spontaneously acting together to correct injustices great or small.
I would also like to acknowledge with respect the many commentators and reporters, including those with whom my politics do not overlap, for their support.
I also wish to apologize to you viewers for having precipitated such anxiety and unnecessary drama. You should know that I mistakenly violated an inconsistently applied rule – which I previously knew nothing about -- that pertains to the process by which such political contributions are approved by NBC.
Certainly this mistake merited a form of public acknowledgment and/or internal warning, and an on-air discussion about the merits of limitations on such campaign contributions by all employees of news organizations.
Instead, after my representative was assured that no suspension was contemplated, I was suspended without a hearing, and learned of that suspension through the media.
You should also know that I did not attempt to keep any of these political contributions secret; I knew they would be known to you and the rest of the public. I did not make them through a relative, friend, corporation, PAC, or any other intermediary, and I did not blame them on some kind of convenient 'mistake' by their recipients.
When a website contacted NBC about one of the donations, I immediately volunteered that there were in fact three of them; and contrary to much of the subsequent reporting, I immediately volunteered to explain all this, on-air and off, in the fashion MSNBC desired.
I genuinely look forward to rejoining you on Countdown on Tuesday, to begin the repayment of your latest display of support and loyalty - support and loyalty that is truly mutual."