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Originally posted by jjf3rd77
It is against corporate policy of any news organization for employees to give to Presidential campaigns, no matter if you work in the political section of the news, or not!
Workers in news organizations ranging from the New York Times to NBC News are making donations to President Obama's re-election campaign even though many companies forbid employees to do so for fear that such contributions will raise questions about the staff's impartiality.
“In this case, he made this donation without direct knowledge of that policy,” Murphy said of Stickney. “He is now aware of the policy and sincerely regrets having made the donation.”
The spokeswoman added that Singer inadvertently donated to Obama’s campaign by attending a fashion event that she didn’t realize was a fundraiser:
Sally Singer’s donation was to a fashion industry event. When she realized that the event was a fundraiser for the Obama re-election campaign, she asked for and had her money returned.
Another contributor to the current White House resident is Jennifer Granholm, the former Democratic governor of Michigan who now hosts “The War Room” on the liberal Current TV channel. She has donated twice to Obama’s campaign, $1,000 on March 8 and $500 on March 29.
According to a press contact at the channel -- which was founded by former Vice President Al Gore -- the donations don’t pose any problems because they “have no policies at all dictating political contributions.”
As NewsBusters reported in November of 2010, Keith Olbermann -- then of MSNBC -- was suspended after giving money to Democratic congressional candidates.
However, Democrats aren't the only ones getting in trouble for making such donations while working at the liberal cable network. “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough was suspended during the same month for making eight previously undisclosed donations to Republican candidates.