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Greetings From Exile': Olbermann Sends First Post-Suspension Tweet

"Feels like a global hug."

There is only so much you can do with 140 characters or less:

The message comes as Politico is reporting that Olbermann was suspended after refusing to give an on-air apology:

Olbermann told his bosses he didn't know he was barred from making campaign contributions, although he is resisting saying that publicly. Olbermann may not hold as many cards as he thinks. He makes $7 million a year and MSNBC's prime time is not as dependent on him as it was before the addition of Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell, who make considerably less.

Mediaite's Tommy Christopher, meantime, is exploring they hypothesis that this might all be a cooked up publicity stunt:

One wrinkle that hasn’t been explored is an intriguing notion that a colleague of mine floated to me. Could the whole thing be an ingenious part of MSNBC’s re-branding effort, a publicity stunt with the dual purpose of drawing a sharper contrast with rival Fox News? Was 11/5 an inside job?

Deliberately or not, the Olbermann suspension is accomplishing great things for MSNBC. First of all, this thing is generating enough publicity to make P.T. Barnum look like Greta Garbo.

Mediaite also used the kerfuffle as justifiable reason to bring back a little Keith Classic:

One last thing…
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