Yet again, Glenn Greenwald not only anticipates what I was going to say, he does it better: GE's silencing of Olbermann and MSNBC's sleazy use of Richard Wolffe – Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com deconstructs today's NYT article reporting that GE & Murdoch News got together and agreed to clamp down on blowhards O'Reilly and Olbermann.
It's especially amazing that nowhere in Brian Stelter's article reporting that a pair of owner/publishers of news/opinion TV shows agreed secretly to muzzle them is there any hint that there might be an journalism ethics issue. No one from a J-school is quoted.
Who muzzled the New York Times? And is the most depressing answer that it muzzled itself.
(Bonus amazement: Charlie Rose either lied about the events he witnessed or didn't understand their significance any more than did Brian Stelter.)