Keith Olbermann: Returning to Work, Thankful for Support

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Well, that didn't last long.

Just days after he was suspended by MSNBC for contributing to a trio of political campaigns without first seeking permission, Keith Olbermann has been re-instated by Phil Griffin, the network president who has feuded with the anchor for years.

"I have determined that suspending Keith through and including Monday night's program is an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy," Griffin said. "We look forward to having him back on the air Tuesday night."

Olbermann has received an outpouring of support from both sides of the political aisle, as ultra-conservative commentator William Kristol referred to the liberal host's punishment as "ludicrous" last week.

Tweeted the opinionated anchor last night: Greetings From Exile! A quick, overwhelmed, stunned THANK YOU for support that feels like a global hug & obviously left me tweetless XO"


I miss you, Come back we need you, Egypt people need you, We need you.


We are simply not going to watch anything on protest of the final firing of Keith. His passionate, "tell it like he sees it" style is refreshing and a change from the "fox-speak" so prevalent in today's network/cable news. Drinking the koolade is what the lower end of the gene pool enjoys....let them keep it. Shame on MSNBC for giving the Glen Beck's, Hannity's, Rush, and O'Reilly folks something else to rant about. Challenging ideas are good for everyone ... and Keith did it best. It is also hard to believe that COMCAST didn't have a say in this...therefore we will also protest COMCAST by never using their services and may give up NBC altogether.


Best move MSNBC has made in a long time. Thank You, Thank You.


Welcome back indeed, Keith! Thank you, Mr. Griffin, for reinstating this wonderful man, who always speaks the truth on his highly entertaining news program, which I watch religiously. I enjoy watching Countdown, Rachel Maddow's show, Hardball, The Chris Matthews Show, and The Ed Show. I also like listening to righties, such as Pat Buchanan, whom I highly respect, and Joe Scarborough. But Pat is definitely the best conservative broadcaster, although I'm not a big fan of right-wing politics. He's just an entertaining guy to listen to. He doesn't any harbor any malice in his heart, unlike some of his conservative counterparts. Nevertheless, I'm extremely static to have Mr. Olbermann back on Countdown. Thank you, thank you!


Thank you for keeping your readers updated on news and information regarding Keith's return to "his" anchor desk.BRAVO!!


I couldn't be happier! We need Keith, he speaks for all who don't have a say! Keith tells us what we need to hear....
Welcome back!