Keith Olbermann was suspended Friday afternoon by MSNBC brass for not telling them that he’d contributed to three democratic congressional candidates in the days leading up to the election — a violation of NBC News policy. The Twittersphere lit up after the news (Keith Olbermann is a trending topic in the U.S.).

Andrew Breitbart, conservative commentator:

Olbermann SUSPENDED from MSNBC Indefinitely Without Pay – for Dem Political Donations. (I’m beginning to think this guy is biased.)

Kirsten Powers, Fox News/Democratic analyst

Who cares if Keith Olbermann gave $ to dems? He’s an unabashed liberal; what’s the big shocker?

Felix Gillette, New York Observer

getting crowded in the MSNBC penalty box

Jeff Bercovici, Forbes

Prediction: @keitholbermann won’t go back to work at MSNBC after suspension. Quitting in a dust-up is his M.O.


Oh my RT @annieg917 (AP) –MSNBC has suspended prime-time host Keith Olbermann indefinitely without pay for making political contributions.


#MSNBC suspends primetime host Keith #Olbermann indefinitely for donating money to Democrats.

Olbermann, who has about 137,000 followers, hasn’t tweeted since about NoonET, when he wrote of another suspension: his WPITW segment:

@thejosha no. Suspended it Monday, during show, in the spirit of what was right about Stewart’s remarks.