Tonight on 360, we’re Keeping Them Honest, pointing the double-talk mirror at politicians who said one thing on the campaign trail and are doing the opposite now. They slammed President Obama for putting health care reform first and jobs second. But now that they’ve won the election, health care reform suddenly is their number one focus. Tonight, playing politics with health care and jobs.
Also tonight, MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann has been suspended indefinitely without pay. The network took action after it discovered that Olbermann donated money to three Democrats running in the midterm elections, a violation of NBC policy. Tonight, the revelation is raising questions about what Olbermann didn’t disclose when interviewing political candidates on air. Olbermann is known as a vocal critic of the corrosive effect of money in politics, and he rails against donors who do not disclose their giving. Keeping Them honest, has he been saying one thing and doing another?
President Obama is on his way to India, the first stop of his 10-day Asian tour. Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry is covering the trip. We’ll get a reality check from Ed on its cost. Some critics have claimed that the trip will cost American taxpayers $200 million a day. But that claim originated with the Press Trust of India, a news agency that quoted an anonymous Indian official. The White House has called the rumored price-tag wildly off-base. Tonight we’re doing some fact-checking.
We’ll also check in with actor-activist Sean Penn in Haiti, where heavy rains from Hurricane Tomas are raising the threat of floods and mudslides.
See you at 10 p.m. eastern.
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