TVNewser AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Hypocrisy May Doom Olbermann

News broke today that Keith Olbermann has been suspended indefinitely and without pay for his failure to report his Democratic donations to NBC leadership. While the move broke a company policy that has taken him off the air, it’s Olbermann’s double-talk  that may be his undoing.

Recently, Olbermann declared Rupert Murdoch the “worst person in the world” because of his political donations.  According to the Mr. Media Training blog, “righteous crusaders” like Olbermann, Rush Limbaugh, and Eliot Spitzer, have little room for these sorts of ethical breaches.

Mr. Media Training (a.k.a. Brad Phillips of Phillips Media Relations) suggests a “heartfelt apology” of the sort that Lawrence O’Donnell delivered to Michael Steele as a way for Olbermann to right this one. What do you think?

Mediabistro Course

Freelance Editing

Freelance EditingStarting August 6, learn how to build a thriving freelance career as a creative professional! In this course, you'll learn the best practices for managing a freelance carer, such as, how to establish your online presence, pitch to clients, manage your finances and solicit referrals and testimonials. Register now!