Here we go again. MSNBC TV Host, Joe Scarborough, was suspended today for making donations to eight political campaigns from 2004-to-2008. MSNBC President, Phil Griffin, announced a two-day suspension without pay for Scarborough saying he “… will return to the air on Wednesday, November 24th.”
Scarborough is a former Republican congressman from Florida. His punishment was similar to that received by MSNBC host, Keith Olbermann, on November 5. NBC News policy forbids political contributions by its journalists without prior approval of the company president. NBC is the parent company of MSNBC.
Olbermann was testy about his suspension and claimed to be unaware of the policy. On the other hand, Scarborough showed more grace. He issued a statement saying he agreed with Griffin’s decision and apologized to MSNBC “…and to anyone who has been negatively affect by my actions.”