BREAKING: ESPN Suspends Keith Olbermann After His Twitter Rant Bashing Pediatric Cancer Charities

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Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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ESPN has suspended talk-show personality Keith Olbermann for his unwarranted Twitter rant against a charity run by Penn State students.

On Monday, @lisaadeleon tweeted a link to an article describing the 2015 Penn State Panhellenic Dance Marathon — a yearly tradition dating back to the 1970’s — and the $13 million it raised for pediatric cancer research to Olbermann, and his response caught many twitter users off-guard.

If you thought Olbermann might have been calling something else “pitiful,” he spent the remainder of the day blasting any PSU students who dared to question his middle school-esque rebuttal.

On Tuesday, ESPN announced Keith would be suspended for the next week:

We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect the views of ESPN. We have discussed it with Keith, who recognizes he was wrong. ESPN and Keith have agreed that he will not host his show for the remainder of this week and will return on Monday. The annual tradition of THON and the efforts of the students of Penn State to fight pediatric cancer should be applauded.

Olbermann has since tweeted an apology, but I doubt this will assuage the anti-Keith movement that’s currently growing in Happy Valley and across the nation.

[h/t Deadspin]

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