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Giffords, Olbermann, Buchanan & The Media’s Weird Standards

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Keith Olbermann donates $2,400 each to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Rep. Raul Grijalva & Senate candidate Jack Conway. He doesn’t tell his bosses. Reaction by MSNBC? OMG GET THAT MAN OFF THE AIR INDEFINITELY.

In the days immediately after aforementioned Rep. Giffords is shot point blank in the head by a crazy person, Pat Buchanan says conservatives are the targets of blood libel, a pogrom & a lynch mob. Apparent reaction from his newspaper syndicate & MSNBC? CONTROVERSY’S GREAT FOR RATINGS!

We’re left to conclude that according to today’s media code of ethics, making a legal donation to Rep. Giffords is worse than stoking the fires of hate & violence after an assassination attempt on her.

I’m not saying Olbermann didn’t deserve to be punished for violating policy. But there seems to be some … well, disparity here.