After being suspended for two whole shows, KO is back! MSNBC’s Phil Griffin announced that Keith would return to the air on Tuesday. MSNBC suspended Keith last week after Griffin discovered that Olbermann had made a whopping 7.5K in political contributions without seeking prior approval. Many in Blogistan have wondered why the hell one would have to seek approval. Was such approval ever denied? And if it was, isn’t that, like, some sort of violation of something? Like common fucking sense? I can’t imagine that a company can pick and choose for its employees what political donations are or are not permissible. It’s basically the “Whatevah! I do what I want!” rule. Otherwise, MSNBC should have enacted a policy preventing all its employees from donating to anything at all. Full stop.
Well, whatever. It doesn’t matter anymore because he’s back! And you know the Malkinites and Teatwits are all pissed off, and that alone makes me alive with pleasure:
The host of MSNBC’s “Countdown” was given an indefinite suspension last week after his boss, network president Phil Griffin, discovered that Olbermann had made political contributions without seeking prior approval, as per company policy.
A network spokesman released the following statement via email:
STATEMENT REGARDING KEITH OLBERMANN – SUNDAY, NOV. 7
From Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC:
After several days of deliberation and discussion, I have determined that suspending Keith through and including Monday night’s program is an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy. We look forward to having him back on the air Tuesday night.
Hey MSNBC? That egg? How does it feel all over your face?