The Associated Press In this May 3, 2007, file photo, Keith Olbermann poses at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Olbermann is leaving MSNBC and announced that Friday's "Countdown" show will be his last. MSNBC issued a statement Friday that it had ended its contract with the controversial host, with no further explanation.
NEW YORK (AP) - Keith Olbermann is leaving MSNBC and has
announced that Friday's "Countdown" show will be his last.
MSNBC issued a statement Friday that it had ended its contract
with the the controversial host, with no further explanation.
Olbermann hosted the network's top-rated show, but his combative
liberal opinions often made him a target of critics.
Olbermann did not say why he was leaving.
He was suspended without pay from the network for two days in
November for donating to three Democratic candidates, which
violated NBC News' policy on political donations.
Olbermann complained that he was being punished for mistakenly violating an inconsistently applied rule that he had known nothing about.
The host apologized to fans - but not to the network.
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