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2011-01-22 Home Front: Culture Wars
Olbermann OUT at MSNBC
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Posted by tu3031 2011-01-22 00:00|| || Front Page|| [336101 views ]  Top

#1 Buh-bye, asshole.

Don't let the door peacock hit you in the ass on the way out - you really can't afford any more brain damage.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut 2011-01-22 00:14||   2011-01-22 00:14|| Front Page Top

#2 couldn't happen to a lower d-bag, oh wait...Larry O'Donnell is even more unhinged
Posted by Frank G 2011-01-22 00:34||   2011-01-22 00:34|| Front Page Top

#3 He said he was grateful to the network that he was given time to sign off, noting that when he left ESPN in the 1990s, he was given 30 seconds — cut in half at the last minute to get in tennis results.

Heh. Sounds like they loved him over there too...
Posted by tu3031 2011-01-22 00:39||   2011-01-22 00:39|| Front Page Top

#4 the value of his message was realized earlier than most, and predates the Snuggie and Shamwow, both of which have more $ per seconds
Posted by Frank G 2011-01-22 01:59||   2011-01-22 01:59|| Front Page Top

#5 Olbermann hosted the network's top-rated show, but his combative liberal opinions often made him a target of critics gave him lower rankings than the ENTIRE FoxNews lineup.

Maybe he could do sports announcing for JV college games?
Posted by Free Radical 2011-01-22 06:08||   2011-01-22 06:08|| Front Page Top

#6 Beck ????
Posted by Speck  2011-01-22 06:40||   2011-01-22 06:40|| Front Page Top

#7 "MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC's success and we wish him well in his future endeavors," the network said.

Making MSNBC a brand name among news outlets like the 'Yugo'* was for automobile manufacturing.

*The Yugo was voted Car Talk's worst car of the millennium.
Posted by Procopius2k 2011-01-22 07:53||   2011-01-22 07:53|| Front Page Top

#8 Safe in saying he won't be working at Fox?
Posted by Besoeker 2011-01-22 08:51||   2011-01-22 08:51|| Front Page Top

#9 I suspect he'll do the book/lecture thing with occasional returns as a guest on different shows that need a spike in the ratings. I wish he were gone but I just don't see it. The folks at Huffington Post went nuts over this, he has a passionate following, even if it is small and partially unhinged.
Posted by rjschwarz 2011-01-22 10:01||   2011-01-22 10:01|| Front Page Top

#10 Never watched him except when a sane news/opinion program showed clips of his idiocy, so he served the cause better where he was. He reminded me of the Far Side cartoon:
Posted by jack salami 2011-01-22 10:35||   2011-01-22 10:35|| Front Page Top

#11 Safe in saying he won't be working at Fox?

Could you imagine the legions of Fox viewers who would tune in just to rage at him?


Roger Ailes - call me. We'll do lunch.
Posted by Pappy 2011-01-22 11:08||   2011-01-22 11:08|| Front Page Top

#12 No dice, Pappy, they already have Shepherd Smith and Bill O'RLY for that sort of thing.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2011-01-22 13:12||   2011-01-22 13:12|| Front Page Top

#13 Both viewers are despondent.
Posted by CincinnatusChili 2011-01-22 14:19||   2011-01-22 14:19|| Front Page Top

#14 Lets hope Comcast keeps going and adds some maturity and common sense to this network. Moving the network to the center, being critical of both parties could be a market coup.
Posted by 49 Pan 2011-01-22 15:07||   2011-01-22 15:07|| Front Page Top

#15 I detect a trend...

As an employee, Olbermann was his own kind of Worst Person in the World. His sense of superiority and caustic vibe eventually cost him gigs and friends at three networks. How naughty was he? Olbermann was the only former ESPN star not invited back for the sports network’s 25th anniversary (he’s allowed to participate on Patrick’s radio show only because Patrick promised that Olbermann would never set foot on the network’s Bristol, Connecticut, campus).

....He was fired from his first stint at MSNBC after he denounced his own show in a commencement address at his alma mater. Fox hired him to host its major-league baseball Game of the Week and then sent him home with a year left on his contract simply for being a malcontent.

Still, where some saw a brash breath of fresh air, others saw a self-righteous gasbag. And despite the show’s unprecedented success (Olbermann and Patrick were SportsCenter’s most popular duo), Olbermann was a world-class agitator. He began firing off thousand-word memos to management, lobbying on causes from saner hours for lowly production assistants to profit-sharing for ESPN employees who were helping the network generate billions. Along the way, he won a reputation as a miserable jerk. “Of all the people I’ve known inside and outside of the business, he was the unhappiest,” recalls a SportsCenter staffer. “Sometimes, at the end of the night, I’d leave early just so I wouldn’t have to give him a ride home. And it wasn’t out of my way.”
Posted by tu3031 2011-01-22 15:19||   2011-01-22 15:19|| Front Page Top

#16 Nailed it: "self-righteous gasbag"
Posted by OldSpook 2011-01-22 18:01||   2011-01-22 18:01|| Front Page Top

#17 "Years from now, all of us will be able to answer the heartrending question "where were you when you heard Keith Olbermann was quitting?"

It came so suddenly, and so unexpectedly. One moment he's calling the Tea Party racist, or declaring Sarah Palin to be "The Worst Person In The World," and the next moment he's gone. Keith, we hardly knew ye.

Currently, there is no solid information about why Olbermann and MSNBC parted ways. There is absolutely no indication that Olbermann had a longstanding homosexual affair with mass-murderer Jared Loughner, nor is there anyone willing to go on record that MSNBC believed Olbermann to be a necrophiliac pedophile who hated minorities.

Although rumors abound, there is no confirmation that Olbermann was terminated for "relieving himself" manually while looking at pictures of the First Lady's yams, nor should anyone believe - absent verifiable proof - that MSNBC forced him to leave because of drug, alcohol, and orphan abuse.

All we can say for sure at this point is that Keith Olbermann's journalistic voice has, for the time being, been stilled."

Lifted from Weaasel Zippers, thanks!

Posted by 49 Pan 2011-01-22 18:16||   2011-01-22 18:16|| Front Page Top

#18 Damn, Pan, that's hysterical! :-D
Posted by Barbara Skolaut 2011-01-22 19:01||   2011-01-22 19:01|| Front Page Top

Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2011-01-22 19:03||   2011-01-22 19:03|| Front Page Top

#20 GlennBeck Correctly Predicts Keith Olbermann's Departure
Posted by tipper 2011-01-22 19:06||   2011-01-22 19:06|| Front Page Top

#21 Great find, tipper.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut 2011-01-22 20:34||   2011-01-22 20:34|| Front Page Top

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