posted on Nov, 5 2010 @ 02:00 PM
After carefully reading the article and seeing what it stated, the reality is, that he did violate the rules of the company he worked for, and thus is
being punished for it. Those rules are present for a purpose and everyone who works should understand that. They may not understand why a rule is in
place, but there is usually very good reasons for such. Most of the time, a rule such as the one on political contributions are present, or talking
to the media, are present as it means that sometime in the past history of a company or its parent, there have been problems or lawsuits involved with
such. So here you have it, a person in an organization and a large corporation wants to donate money to a political candidate who favors their views,
ok, that is fine, but do it with in the rules of the company that the person works for, and do not make an announcement about such.
But let us also consider Olbermann, and the actions he also did. Donating to a candidate in the state he lives in, I can see, perfectly acceptable
and should never be questioned, as that is the person who is going to represent his personal interest at some level of government. But where it
starts to become questionable and one has to wonder, is that he donated too three different candidates, in three different states, that I would say
is ultimately a conflict of interest, or at least verges on it. If he donated to say the Democratic national convention, where he is not supporting
any personal candidate, that too would have been acceptable, as that is a choice of party, not person, and would not be a conflict of interest. Do
you see the difference?
To put and donate, when you are a large corporation or company or big name, to a specific party, means you are supporting that party, and would
technically have no influence over an election, as that party would distribute money to the different candidates, as they see fit, but to donate to
different specific candidates in different states, does verge on tampering with an election. And when the suspicion on if the elections are fair, or
have been tampered with, the last thing anyone wants to see is another scandal concerning voting fraud or election tampering.