Here’s the statement that just came out from MSNBC President Phil Griffin. Well, that’s one way to goose the cable network’s seriously sagging ratings:

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.

The lifting of Olbermann’s suspension follows the $7 million-a-year MSNBC anchor’s own first public statement on Twitter today about the ruckus over his making political contributions that violated network policy. Or was he put on ice because, as news reports are suggesting, he wouldn’t deliver an on-air apology? At least this mess is over now:



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