Friday, November 5, 2010

TPM-"Morning Joe" Scarborough Donated To GOP With No Backlash

MSNBC GOP pundits Pat Buchanan and Joe Scarborough:
(Story reported by Jillian Rayfield for Talking Points

MSNBC suspended host Keith Olbermann today, following revelations that he made campaign contributions to three Democrats in the elections -- a violation of MSNBC policy.

But a search of reveals that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough and MSNBC contributor Pat Buchanan have also made contributions to political campaigns. Here's what we found...

In March 2006, Scarborough, who hosts the show Morning Joe, gave $4200 to Derrick Kitts (R-OR). And, as the Daily Kos points out, a month later Kitts was a guest on Scarborough's show.

Between 2005-2008, Pat Buchanan made five contributions to Republican candidates, totaling $2250.

Chris Hayes, the Washington editor for The Nation, is a frequent contributor to MSNBC shows, and often fills in for Rachel Maddow on her show. The Upshot reports that he gave $250 to Alabama Democratic candidate Josh Segall this year before he signed his contract with MSNBC.

(Click here to read the full story on the Talking Points website.

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