November 7th, 2010
02:20 PM ET
4 years ago

Keith Olbermann speaks out

(CNN) – Keith Olbermann, who was indefinitely suspended by MSNBC, spoke out via Twitter Sunday.

“Greetings From Exile! A quick, overwhelmed, stunned THANK YOU for support that feels like a global hug & obviously left me tweetless XO,” he wrote on his Twitter page.

The post comes two days after MSNBC President Phil Griffin suspended the primetime host without pay for contributing to political campaigns, which is in direct violation of NBC news policy.

– CNN's David DeSola contributed to this report


Filed under: Keith Olbermann
soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. Robert Warner

    He violated the rules and MSNBC, not being the party mouthpiece that FOX is, took appropriate disciplinary action. Sit him down for a few weeks and bring him back. That will prove MSNBC's integrity- something completely foreign to that FOX.

    November 7, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  2. Dinesh

    What is FOX News' policy?

    November 7, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  3. walter

    This policy has been in place a long time. Olbermann had to have known about it and chose to ignore it. For those who grouse about Fox News....They have a different policy in place. Trust me, if the liberal media had found that Fox people were violating the same policy, they would have been squawking about it night and day.

    November 7, 2010 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  4. InlandEmperor

    KO...you can take solace in that it appears that you work for a quality organization. Your reported contirbutions to Democratic politicians apparently caused MSNBC to take this temporary course of action. Unlike the foreign owned FOX group...who have done more to take down this country than any other foreign... or domestic..... entity....your employer has made a decision that will only emphasize your staure in the eys of most thinking Americans. One would guess that you could have gone the route of the Fox mongrels and hidden your donations but instead you had the guts to stand up and be counted. Please continue your good work.

    November 7, 2010 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    Partisan media has become a major problem, as media becomes more about entertainment, than news.

    November 7, 2010 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  6. Dave, Illinois

    He is the worstest! I can't stop laughing......

    November 7, 2010 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  7. Bob Lowy

    Keith does a great job and has a right to contribute to who he wants. MSNBC, BIG HUGE MISTAKE in doing what you did.

    November 7, 2010 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  8. pw

    I guess fox can used their network as campagin stop. The so-called journalists on fox are bunch of educated fools!!

    November 7, 2010 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  9. ray gibbs

    Mr. Olbermann–the "gold" standards are Tom Brokaw and the late Peter Jennings. Good Luck.

    November 7, 2010 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  10. ED FL

    I think this Griffin guy needs investigating, the last three months before the election Msnbc became a clone of the GOP ,Cnn and Fox. never saw such a change in the content of a network like Msnbc over that period of time. Msnbc's seemed to become an arm of the GOP and you could not differentiate between CNN Fox and Msnbc. Olberman with his independent views and comment must have rubbed this Griffin guy who is the type of guy the GOP has/wants. Big money and do not give a damn for less fortunate. Hopefully he will switch jobs and msnbc can once againbecome a voice of the REAL AMERICA.

    November 7, 2010 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  11. russinmaine

    Jeremy you were one letter off in your evaluation of the situation in stating, "I think Olbermann is a hypocritical tool," he is actually a hypocritical fool!

    November 7, 2010 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  12. librarian

    Frankly the only reason I turn on MSNBC is to watch Keith, Rachel and Lawrence.The rest of their programs about prisons, prisoners and on and on don't interest me in the least.

    November 7, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  13. Marie MD

    Keith why don't you go to faux news. If MSNBC doesn't want your hard hitting truth faux news can have you and you won't have to tell the truth. They are all about lies.
    And yes, Keith, that woman IS AN IDIOT!

    November 7, 2010 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  14. Michigan Rick

    Suspending Keith is a disgrace. Look a FOX. Keith is the main reason my wife and I watch MSNBC. He truly puts politics into a proper perspective. We urge you to bring him back Please.

    November 7, 2010 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  15. jgb

    Miss you much, Keith, and look forward to your speedy return. My family supports you and find no fault in what you did. Dumb rule of MSNBC when a person can't send a political contribution to a candidate of their choice. FOX people do it all the time. Heaven forbid MSNBC being like FOX NEWS.

    November 7, 2010 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  16. Annie, Atlanta

    If you're an Olbermann fan, go to bold progressives dot org and sign the petition to reinstate him.

    November 7, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  17. Annie, Atlanta

    Joe Scarborough and Pat Buchanan have both made contributions. MSNBC's excuse for Scarborough is that he has an opinion show. What the heck is Countdown? Should we forget that it's ok if you're a Republican, this once again brings it front and center.

    November 7, 2010 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  18. Rick

    Howdy, Keith. We will hopefully see U again soon!!!

    November 7, 2010 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
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