Back then, a policy against political contributions would have aimed to avoid even the appearance of partisanship. But today, when Olbermann draws more than 1 million like-minded viewers to his program every night precisely because he is avowedly, unabashedly and monotonously partisan, it is not clear what misdemeanor his donations constituted. Consistency?
Ted Koppel speaks some sense...I wish it were catchy. This issue may be near the core of what I coined in my last entry as the loss of civility.