Keith Olbermann Talks About the Media Firestorm Surrounding His Suspension, Then Apologizes (VIDEO)
by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 10th 2010 7:57PM
On his first day back from his "indefinite" two-show suspension for donating to three democratic political candidates without first disclosing the contribution to his bosses, Keith Olbermann wanted 'Countdown With Keith Olbermann' (weekdays, 8PM ET on MSNBC) viewers to know what a big deal his suspension was.
"You know [that it's a big deal] when there's a petition supporting you that winds up being signed by 300,000 people and you get 21,000 tweets in a 72-hour period," he bragged. "They want you to be the lead story on 'Good Morning America' and Larry King and Letterman' and you break the traffic records on the Huffington Post and you're on the front page of the New York Times without being dead or in jail or Charlie Sheen."
Then, taking the self-effacing-while-self-aggrandizing tone that so many of our leading bloviators have mastered, Olbermann explained how humbling all the attention has been. Next he issued a few apologizes, including one for not knowing about NBC's disclosure rules -- which he couldn't help but mention were neither in his contract nor probably legal.
We think it's safe to say that Olbermann has thoroughly enjoyed this little episode.