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Keith Olbermann is an impartial journalist. Just ask him!

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“I don’t vote. It’s the only thing I can do that suggests even that I don’t have a horse in the race.”

In other Yes, Keith Actually Said That news, here are some selections from his Twitter feed a couple of weeks ago, giving a full-throated defense of NPR’s decision to fire Juan Williams for violating his contract:

(Hat tip: Johnny Dollar)

More reax:

TVNewser: “Insiders we’ve talked to say Olbermann won’t be back.”

Hugh Hewitt: “With all the credibility that a two-time ‘worst person-in-the-world’ winner can muster, let me join the chorus of Kos Kids in demanding the return of Keith.”

Rachel Maddow: “Let this incident lay to rest forever the facile, never true, bullpucky, lazy conflation of Fox News and what the rest of us do for a living.”

Emergency Petition to MSNBC: “Keith Olbermann made your network a success. If you want your viewers to keep tuning in to MSNBC, put Keith back on TV now!”

Brent Bozell: “Keith Olbermann is officially the Worst Hypocrite in the World. He rails about a ‘national cable news outlet’ that ‘starts to donate to partisan groups of one party,’ then does exactly that. But it begs a bigger question: why did it take NBC so long?”

Craig Crawford: “Giving money to political candidates, especially without disclosing it to the public or your bosses, is about as dumb as you can get and expect to keep your job as a journalist.”

Matt Taibbi: “I’m biased, obviously, because I’m a guest on the show, but this is beyond stupid.”

Howard Kurtz: “It’s hard to fathom what Olbermann was thinking, because he must have realized that the donations would show up in federal election records and eventually be made public.”

Mary Katharine Ham: “The indefinite suspension of Olbermann seems an incredibly silly overreaction. It’s not like he endangered his reputation for impartiality.”

Greg Gutfeld: “Everybody knows that he’s a pinko communist, so why does it matter who he gives his money to?”

Russell Simmons: “Without Olbermann, MSNBC can’t survive – and the voice of progress will fall to the dark ages, when one unholy church dictated a fictional version of the truth.”

Mike Allen: “Network sources tell Playbook that Keith Olbermann was suspended because he refused to deliver an on-camera mea culpa, which would have allowed him to continue anchoring ‘Countdown.'”

Keith Olbermann: “I don’t have a good working definition of smug.”

For more on this story as it develops, see KeithOlbermann.com.