Keith Olbermann, suspended last week by MSNBC for making political donations, will be back hosting Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Tuesday night.
In a statement released Sunday evening, MSNBC president Phil Grifffin said, “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.”
Olbermann, on his Twitter account, wrote: “Greetings From Exile! A quick, overwhelmed, stunned THANK YOU for support that feels like a global hug & obviously left me tweetless XO.”
This short trip to the woodshed will bring to an end a controversial punishment, and is nicely timed for a lot of publicity. It’s likely that every talk show — news and entertainment — on Monday will be making Olbermann comments and jokes, and as I wrote earlier, it’s going to be most fun to see what, first, Jon Stewart has to say about the situation on Monday night, and, second, what Olbermann says on the air upon his return on Tuesday night.
What do you think about Olbermann’s rapid reinstatement?