By the way, my thought on the Olbermann thing are that its soley a matter between him and his employer. Because of his vitriolic attitude, he is more disliked than liked, so there will be many more of those waiting to pee on his career failures.
As for NPR, they hired Juan after he was already an opinion commentator. You can't say that this statement changed things any more than they were. NPR can do what they want. I am sure Juan was well compensated upon departing. I am not worried about it. However, I do think that if you collectively look at NPR's positions, you realize that they should not be privately funded. They should be playing on equal ground as everyone else selling air time.
Of course this is coming from an mean spirited imperialist capitalist.