The host of MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann isn’t filing for unemployment just yet. It appears that the network was forced to bend before Olbermann would on a suspension that EVERYONE felt was unjust and ridiculous. Right after he was suspended for giving donations to three different democrats’ campaigns many of his fellow network hosts, including his buddy Rachel Maddow, and more than 250,000 fans rallied together by petition and outspoken reports to keep him on the air.
People haven’t come out to beg Oprah to stay like they’ve come out to keep him on the air. The president of the network, Phil Griffin, has agreed to allow Keith Olbermann to resume his show on Tuesday. In a statement he released Sunday, he said, “I have determined that suspending Keith through and including Monday night’s program is an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy.” Olbermann has yet to apologize for the infraction against the network, but he contends that he didn’t know that it was a problem to give donations to candidates especially when he never publicly endorsed them.
The unruly political news show host is surely to give a good show upon his return on Tuesday. Can’t wait to see his World’s Worst list. Surely Griffin will make the page. Check out the full story here.