MSNBC suspends Scarborough over donations to GOP

MSNBC has suspended morning host Joe Scarborough after he admitted to having made eight previously undisclosed donations to the campaigns of Republican candidates.

Scarborough and MSNBC management agreed to the two-day hiatus after Politico reporter Kenneth P. Vogel asked for comment about five donations Scarborough had made to political candidates. Scarborough admitted to making the donations, as well as three others.

Scarborough apologized for the donations, but said they were not meant to have a political agenda and were simply him “being kind to longtime friends.” Scarborough is a former Republican congressman.

The suspension comes two weeks after MSNBC suspended prime time host Keith Olbermann “indefinitely” over his donations to three Democratic candidates.

Though Olbermann was quickly reinstated, the suspension caused an outcry among Olbermann’s progressive supporters, and sparked a debate over whether news commentators such as Olbermann and Scarborough should be held to the same journalistic standards as straight news reporters.

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