Keith Olbermann returned to the airwaves last night after being suspended by MSNBC on Friday for donating to three Democratic candidates. The Countdown with Keith Olbermann host learned of the suspension lift on Sunday night.
Phil Griffin (president of MSNBC TV): "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 released a letter that explained his side of the scandal.
Here's an excerpt:
I was suspended without a hearing, and learned of that suspension through the media.
You should also know that I did not attempt to keep any of these political contributions secret; I knew they would be known to you and the rest of the public. I did not make them through a relative, friend, corporation, PAC or any other intermediary, and I did not blame them on some kind of convenient 'mistake' by their recipients…I immediately volunteered to explain all this, on air and off, in the fashion MSNBC desired.