He didn’t care that the school had raised $13 million to fight pediatric cancer.
His explanation wasn’t much better…
…especially when he called The Daily Collegian, Penn State’s student newspaper which wrote about the fundraising, a “fanboy site.”
He then turned it back into a “criticism” of the institution at large:
With, again, a dig at Penn State students as an entity:
.@dave_seidel Again – get your $ back – you didn’t learn how to read. PSU students are pitiful because they’re PSU students – period.
I’d like to thank the students and alums of Penn State for proving my point about the mediocrity of their education and ethics.
As a result, ESPN suspended Olbermann for four days.
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.