MSNBC President Phil Griffin slammed one of his network’s on-air personalities for denouncing fellow MSNBC host Keith Olbermann’s personal attacks on Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown.
MSNBC Suits go after Scarborough for criticizing Olbermann
In an official MSNBC memo, Griffin warned, “We do not publicly criticize our colleagues,” but did not address Olbermann’s remarks about Brown that first prompted the opposition.
Olbermann last Monday described Brown as “an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, teabagging supporter of violence against women and against politicians with whom he disagrees.”
In response, “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough used his Twitter account to blast Olbermann’s rant.
“How reckless and how sad,” Scarborough wrote. “It is no longer enough to simply disagree with someone. These days some feel the need to call opponents evil. It happens on both extremes.”
Continued Scarborough: “Just as when [Fox News host Glenn] Beck called the president racist, this sort of rhetorical extremism must be discouraged. It cheapens the debate.”
Griffin then fired off the memo, denouncing not Olbermann’s remarks, but Scarborough’s, as “unprofessional.”
Read More: By Aaron Klein, WND
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