Saturday, January 22, 2011

Keith Olbermann Fired – Leaves MSNBC

If you were watching Keith Olbermann on Friday night you were one of the first to hear the news. Olbermann is leaving MSNBC effective immediately and Friday was his last show. Wow.

Reports indicate Keith had an additional two years left on his contract and did not really give an explanation as to why he was leaving. Was he fired? Yes.

Remember, Keith was suspended for two days in November for “Improper campaign donations” and has come under fire for comments in the past.

By Saturday morning some new outlets were reporting that the recent Comcast NBC takeover approval was the death nail for Mr. Olbermann. In fact, it looks like NBC will continue to pay him his $7 million a year salary. He will probably have to stay off the air for up to a year or more as a result.

“Countdown with Keith Olbermann” was the highest rated show on MSNBC and helped make the network what it is today. Why would the top brass of Comcast want him out?

We never liked Comcast to begin with, and with this move are starting to feel very uneasy about the NBC Comcast deal.

Our favorites Keithisms:

‘That woman is an idiot.’— May 13, 2010, referring to Sarah Palin

‘I accuse you, Mr. Bush, of lying this country into war.’— July 3, 2007

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