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Olbermann: Fox News 'The Fundraising Arm Of The GOP' (VIDEO)

First Posted: 09/23/10 11:08 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:50 PM ET

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Keith Olbermann blasted Fox News on Wednesday's "Countdown" after it was revealed that Republican candidates view the network as a prime source of fundraising for their campaigns.

"Turns out that Fox News is...not solely the communications arm of the GOP," he said. "It is also the fundraising arm of the GOP."

Olbermann criticized several candidates, but his chief target was Nevada Republican candidate Sharron Angle. He played footage that surfaced showing Angle saying that her appearances on Fox News led to a reliable stream of donations:

"When I get a friendly press outlet - not so much the guy that's interviewing me - it's their audience that I'm trying to reach...when I [went] on Sean Hannity's television show, we made $40,000 before we even got out of the studio in New York."

"Is that from the staff?" Olbermann joked.

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Filed by Jack Mirkinson  |