- Politico, Tuesday, November 23, 2010 12:35 AM
MSNBC said Friday that it is suspending "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough for two days after he acknowledged giving eight $500 contributions to friends and family members running for state and
local offices during his tenure at the network, a violation of parent NBC's ban on political contributions by employees without specific permission from the network president.
suspension, during which he will not be paid, will end Wednesday. The disciplinary action against Scarborough, a former Republican congressman who also writes a weekly column for Politico, came two
weeks after MSNBC announced it was suspending "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann "indefinitely" for three contributions he made to Democratic candidates during the 2010 campaign cycle. The network later
reduced the suspension to two days.
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