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Monday, November 8, 2010

Keith Olbermann Thanks His Supporters via Letter Issued on Bold Progressives.org

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MSNBC Anchor Keith Olbermann
Thanks his supporters via letter
This evening, via Bold Progessives.org a statement was issued by Keith Olbermann, thanking this supporters in the effort to return him back to work, off of the "indefinite" suspension, that MSNBC President Phil Griffin issued to Olbermann on Friday


Without further ado, here the letter that Mr. Olbermann wrote to his supporters. 
"I want to sincerely thank you for the honor of your extraordinary and ground-rattling support.
Your efforts have been integral to the remedying of these recent events, and the results should remind us of the power of individuals spontaneously acting together to correct injustices great or small.
...I also wish to apologize to you viewers for having precipitated such anxiety and unnecessary drama. You should know that 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.
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.
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.
When a website contacted NBC about one of the donations, I immediately volunteered that there were in fact three of them; and contrary to much of the subsequent reporting, I immediately volunteered to explain all this, on-air and off, in the fashion MSNBC desired.      
I genuinely look forward to rejoining you on Countdown on Tuesday, to begin the repayment of your latest display of support and loyalty - support and loyalty that is truly mutual."
Full Text of Letter
Please support Mr. Olbermann's rightful return back to work, by watching his program, "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" on Tuesday, November 9th, at 8pm EST/7pm CST. 

What are your thoughts on Keith Olbermann letter to his supporters? Will you watch the "Countdown" program on Tuesday, November 9th? Feel free to comment on this story below!
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