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Keith Olbermann Apologizes to His Viewers



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And, as TV Newser notes, not to MSNBC. Text of Olbermann’s letter here. An excerpt:

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.

Funny, I don’t remember Olbermann demanding a hearing for Juan Williams before he was fired.



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