Here's a good rule for life: Don't ridicule the efforts of people who literally raised more than $13,000,000 for pediatric cancer research.
This is something I didn't think anybody would need a refresher course in, but I guess I've been ignoring Keith Olbermann for so long I'd forgotten about his existence.
Olbermann, as he's been known to do, got into a Twitter dust-up last night with Penn State fans. Here's just a sample; Barry Petchesky of Deadspin.com has a further rundown if squabbling is your thing:
@lisaadeleon ...Pitiful— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 23, 2015
I'd like to thank the students and alums of Penn State for proving my point about the mediocrity of their education and ethics.— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 24, 2015
ESPN showed their gratitude by suspending Olbermann for the rest of the week and issuing this statement, via Ken Fang of AwfulAnnouncing.com:
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.
I've picked my bones with Penn State students, but THON is not among them. In fact, I'd even go as far as to say THON is extremely good. As for Olbermann, well, he could use a break from the hot take kitchen. He knows it, too:
I apologize for the PSU tweets. I was stupid and childish and way less mature than the students there who did such a great fundraising job.— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 24, 201