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OLBERMANN’S SUSPENSION LASTS TWO DAYS

November 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann is not going to be fired. MSNBC President Phil Griffin said on Sunday that he will lift Olbermann’s suspension on Tuesday, adding that keeping him off the air for two days was appropriate punishment for his violating NBC News policy banning on-air personalities from contributing to partisan political campaigns without permission. Olbermann reportedly contributed a total of $7,200 to the campaigns of three Democratic candidates in the last election. The incident was the latest in a history of clashes between Olbermann and executives of broadcast and cable outlets he has worked at. On Sunday afternoon, before the suspension was lifted, he Tweeted: “Greetings from Exile! A quick, overwhelmed, stunned THANK YOU for support that feels like a global hug & obviously left me tweetless XO.” Olbermann’s four-year contract at MSNBC, reportedly worth $30 million, runs through the 2012 election.