The cable news network today suspended Keith Olbermann for making campaign donations to three Democratic candidates last month.
This contrasts with the Herald's Howie Carr. In addition to speaking at and hosting Republican fundraisers this year, the columnist last month gave $100 to Wellesley state Rep. candidate Royall Switzler, according to records on file at the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance.
Carr endorsed Switzler in print on Sunday. Oddly, Carr, who never forgets 30-year-old offenses of Democrats, forgot to mention that Switzler dropped out of the race for governor in 1986 for "exagerating" his military record. Not that Carr's endorsement this year made much difference in Wellesley, where he also lives: Switzler lost.