Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.: Keith Olbermann’s suspension means we can’t let Republicans own media companies

Oh good grief. Looks like Senator Sanders forgot to take his Metamucil or something:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he would look to block a merger between NBC and Comcast, citing the decision last week by MSNBC to suspend liberal anchor Keith Olbermann.

Sanders said Comcast’s attempt to acquire NBC from General Electric would result in “another media giant run by a Republican supporter of George W. Bush.”

The Vermont senator, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, has loudly criticized MSNBC’s suspension of Olbermann last week for violating company policies when he donated to three Democratic candidates. The suspension was imposed Friday, and Olbermann will be back on the air  Tuesday night.

Because that’s how commerce is done in this country, right? We let Senators tell us businessmen what they can and cannot buy based on whether or not it will enrich their political opposition.

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