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High Noon: Olbermann’s Donations

The news that MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann contributed to the campaigns of three Democratic candidates has to be the most shocking development since Lindsay Lohan’s last arrest. Watch “Countdown” for five minutes and it’s clear that Olbermann is a fierce partisan who uses his program to bolster liberal causes. It’s an approach that has worked big time, hugely increasing MSNBC’s audience during Olbermann’s time slot. In fact, Olbermann’s M.O. evolved into a business model for MSNBC. Its wall of left-leaning primetime programs gave the longtime also-ran among the three cable news (or “news”) networks an identity and pushed it past the pioneering, but now awfully vanilla by comparison, CNN/Rem Rieder, American Journalism Review. More here. (AP photo)

Question: Would you trust a journalist/broadcaster who you knew contributed to partisan candidates or causes?