The Progressive Campaign Change Committee, which pushes progressive causes and candidates, has launched a an online petition drive to try and get MSNBC Countdown anchor Keith Olbermann reinstated.
In an e-mail late Friday, the group asked web surfers to sign an "emergency petition" to get him back on the air after the news network was suspended indefinitely by without pay for making donations to three Democratic candidates
"The Democratic Party sadly saw this week what happens when you alienate your base," said PCCC. "Tell MSNBC that if they want to keep their viewers, they must put Keith back on the air NOW!"
AP was reporting, and an MSNBC source confirmend, that one of the contributions to a candidate came the same day that candidate appeared on Olbermann's "Countdown" program.
PCCC pointed out that Olbermann had donated to two candidates it had endorsed, adding "Good for Keith."