Now MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Suspended For Campaign Contributions

Exactly two weeks after MSNBC briefly suspended Keith Olbermann over undisclosed campaign donations, the news cable channel is doing the same with Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough. Politico reports that Scarborough will be sidelined for two days without pay after he acknowledged giving eight previously unknown $500 contributions to friends and family members running for state and local offices while working at MSNBC. That is a violation of NBC’s policy of banning political contributions by employees without first obtaining a permission from the network president. That policy came under scrutiny following the Olbermann suspension, which was originally indefinite but was quickly cut to 2 days, matching Scarborough’s. “I recognize that I have a responsibility to honor the guidelines and conditions of my employment, and I regret that I failed to do so in this matter,” Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, said in a statement. “I apologize to MSNBC and to anyone who has been negatively affected by my actions.”

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