Keith Olbermann is out of a job…

MSNBC made a surprising announcement last night (Jan. 22) that they have ended their contract with the the political commentator.

According to TMZ, the statement read:

“MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.” (Source)

A spokesman went on to say that Comcast’s acquisition of NBC Universal had nothing to do with the decision.

Olbermann was suspended for two days in November for violating a network rule on political donations. Lawrence O’Donnell, who hosts a show on the network at 10:00 PM, will fill Olbermann’s 8:00 PM slot beginning Monday.

Oh well…guess it’s on to the next one!

Thoughts?