Olbermann Apologizes to Viewers, Slams MSNBC

Keith Olbermann has apologized to his viewers for the “unnecessary drama” created by his suspension from MSNBC. In an open letter, the Countdown host said his fans and their “ground-rattling support” are responsible for his scheduled return to the air tonight, the New York Times reports. No olive branch was offered to the network, however, which Olbermann slammed for its “inconsistently applied” policy.

“I mistakenly violated an inconsistently applied rule—which I previously knew nothing about—that pertains to the process by which such political contributions are approved by NBC,” he wrote. “Certainly this mistake merited a form of public acknowledgment and/or internal warning, and an on-air discussion about the merits of limitations on such campaign contributions by all employees of news organizations. Instead, after my representative was assured that no suspension was contemplated, I was suspended without a hearing, and learned of that suspension through the media.”

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2 Responses to Olbermann Apologizes to Viewers, Slams MSNBC

  1. A Michael J. Scott

    November 9, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I am not surprised by anything NBC does. The fact that they didn’t even tell the guy he was suspended, only for him to hear it on the news, speaks to their inhumanity.

  2. Holte Ender

    November 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    NBC, we’re talking corporate media here, it amazes me that Olbermann and Maddow even get a forum.