Keith Olbermann Breaks Silence: I'll be Back

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Keith Olbermann says his career in television is not over. Speaking for the first time since he either quit or was fired from MSNBC, Olbermann suggests that he'll be back.

Taking to his Twitter account on Monday, Olbermann wrote:

"Citizens Of The Free World: Greetings! My humble thanks to all Friends of Keith for the many kind words. The reports of the death of my career are greatly exaggerated."

Olbermann rocked the media world Friday night when he announced he was hosting his final show on the news network. It's still not clear what led to his departure.

Many people speculated that it was because Comcast just purchased NBC Universal, but the network denies any connection.

Olbermann's former rival, Glenn Beck, has his own theory.

"He was impossible to work with," Beck said on his Fox News show on Monday. "You can handle the mediocre ratings if the guy's not a total pain in the ass. But from every indication, Keith Olbermann is the biggest pain in the ass in the world. Nobody liked working with him."

Olbermann's exit deal reportedly bans him from returning to television for at least six to nine months. If and when he comes back, Beck will be the first to welcome him.

"I kind of like the easy competition," Beck said.