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Keith Olbermann breaks his silence on Twitter

January 24, 2011 |  7:09 pm

Olb After a brief moment of silence that followed his last night on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann's back ... on Twitter. On Monday afternoon, he promised to greet his fans at 8 p.m., and he did. And did. And did. There was a message at 8:01 PM: “Citizens Of The Free World: Greetings! …….(more to come).” And again at 8:04 p.m.: “My humble thanks to all Friends of Keith for the many kind words. The reports of the death of my career are greatly exaggerated.” And again at 8:48 p.m., by which point he was already trending: “Trending in 45 minutes! You guys are so good, you get a 'Hellooooooo!' (it was cold here today) #FOK." That FOK stands for Friends of Keith, and the shout-out arrived with a photo of Olbermann braving the chill. By the time these words hit the blog, there will no doubt be more Tweets. The guy just can't stay on hiatus for long.

— Melissa Maerz

Photo: Keith Olbermann. Credit: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images.