After being suspended without pay last week—for failing to inform management about his political donations—Keith Olbermann will be back hosting his MSNBC show on Tuesday night. MSNBC president Phil Griffin said, "After several days of deliberation and discussion, 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."
Politico broke the news of Olbermann's contributions to three Democratic candidates on Friday, and soon after MSNBC announced it was putting its star personality on the ice. Olbermann's colleague Rachel Maddow discussed his suspension during her program, saying that she understood and agreed with his suspension given the NBC News policy, but also took the opportunity to essentially say that at least MSNBC was a news operation, versus the political one Fox News seems to behave as.
Olbermann had remained quiet during the mini firestorm, but he Tweeted yesterday, "Greetings From Exile! A quick, overwhelmed, stunned THANK YOU for support that feels like a global hug & obviously left me tweetless XO." You know what this means, right? He'll probably do a special comment.