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sack316
01-22-2011, 01:29 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_tv_olbermann
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">NEW YORK – Keith Olbermann was MSNBC's most popular personality and single-handedly led its transformation to an outspoken, left-leaning cable news network in prime time. Despite that, he often seemed to be walking on a tightrope with his job. Friday night, it snapped.

Olbermann returned from one last commercial break on "Countdown" to tell viewers it was his last broadcast, and read a James Thurber short story in a three-minute exit statement. Simultaneously, MSNBC e-mailed a statement that "MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract." The network thanked him and said, "we wish him well in his future endeavors."

Neither MSNBC President Phil Griffin, Olbermann nor his manager responded to requests to explain an exit so abrupt that Olbermann's face was still being featured on an MSNBC promotional ad 30 minutes after he had said goodbye. </div></div>

Wonder what the real story is, or if we'll ever even know? I know from accounts from his ESPN days he was always... ummm... interesting to work with, let's just say.

Maybe O'donnell will get his spot. He at least has some sense... and though as far left (if not more so) than many of his colleagues over there, he at least has representation of the opposing view on Last Word AND even lets them talk, AND lets them answer questions he asks!

So long Keith O. If you ask nicely maybe Dan Patrick will give you another shot at a job again /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Sack

sack316
01-22-2011, 01:50 AM
oh, and also BTW... his recollection of his final days at ESPN is fuzzy, to say the least. I was a huge fan of "The Big Show" (the nickname for the SportsCenter episodes that were anchored by Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick). I even bought their book!

And I recall those final days. Perhaps he is right about his actual final words getting trimmed, but his good-bye was all but small. There was a "best of" special highlighting lighter and humorous moments of he and Dan at the desk. There were features of his many "This is SportsCenter" commercials. And I recall the entire final "Big Show" being quite a good send off (I was late for school that day to watch it all).

But I guess, as always, his take on reality is his own (btw, he did take his whole 30 seconds, the video is on ESPN's website). Maybe he'll go back to sports... as much as I disagree with his politics he was possibly the best SC anchor there ever was.

Sack

LWW
01-22-2011, 05:02 AM
Now that MSNBC has served it purposes, and been paid for said purposes in TARP money, I suspect we will see the network unload several "journalists."

LWW

LWW
01-22-2011, 05:43 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Keith Olbermann was fired by MSNBC sources tell TMZ, and we're told it had everything to do with Comcast's acquisition of NBC.


Sources connected with the network tell us ... Comcast honchos did not like Keith's defiance and the way he played in the sandbox.

Our sources say Keith has around two years left on his contract, and he'll be paid his salary -- around $7 million a year.

We don't know if Comcast will let Keith make a deal with another network as part of an exit agreement, but it's a good bet he'll be benched for a minimum of 6 months, and probably longer. </div></div>
Paid $14M to go away ... a good investment IMHO. (http://www.tmz.com/2011/01/21/keith-olbermann-fired-comcast-countdown-msnbc-contract-cable-news-network-pay-or-play/)

LWW

llotter
01-22-2011, 08:20 AM
Olbermann certainly has a gift of gab but, like The Moron, the words that flow out so easily have little in common with intelligent discourse or reality...like most on the Left.

It is interesting how a stream of babble often requires a lot of thought to deconstruct and find the errors but the gabbers could care less about truth or logic, they only seem to be interested in the easy flow of words in well constructed sentences.

Sev
01-22-2011, 10:00 AM
Expect to see MSNBC's rating plummet further.

One of the networks will be going down in the near future.

Perhaps Roger Ailes will purchase it. Now wouldn't that be fun.

Gayle in MD
01-22-2011, 10:39 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sack316</div><div class="ubbcode-body">http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_tv_olbermann
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">NEW YORK – Keith Olbermann was MSNBC's most popular personality and single-handedly led its transformation to an outspoken, left-leaning cable news network in prime time. Despite that, he often seemed to be walking on a tightrope with his job. Friday night, it snapped.

Olbermann returned from one last commercial break on "Countdown" to tell viewers it was his last broadcast, and read a James Thurber short story in a three-minute exit statement. Simultaneously, MSNBC e-mailed a statement that "MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract." The network thanked him and said, "we wish him well in his future endeavors."

Neither MSNBC President Phil Griffin, Olbermann nor his manager responded to requests to explain an exit so abrupt that Olbermann's face was still being featured on an MSNBC promotional ad 30 minutes after he had said goodbye. </div></div>

Wonder what the real story is, or if we'll ever even know? I know from accounts from his ESPN days he was always... ummm... interesting to work with, let's just say.

Maybe O'donnell will get his spot. He at least has some sense... and though as far left (if not more so) than many of his colleagues over there, he at least has representation of the opposing view on Last Word AND even lets them talk, AND lets them answer questions he asks!


<span style="color: #990000">Sack,

So you really think the so called, "Conservative" stars of Fox, give their viewers opposing views, and allow them to talk????

IMHO, Keith Olbermann, was the treasure at MSNBC, one of several, I might add.

I don't think the words, "Fair and Balanced" represent Beck, Hannity, O'Reilly, or their morning program commentators, on Fox, etc., and in fact, "Fair and Balanced" used as a description of that cable network, is a joke, IMO!


Just as a comparison, to your statements, below I have given several links, along with a bloggers statemments, about Keith Olbermann, which reflect my own views about Mr. Olbermann.

I'd be interested in your take.....</span>

So long Keith O. If you ask nicely maybe Dan Patrick will give you another shot at a job again /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Sack
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<span style="color: #990000">Link to the letter written to Ailes, of Fox: </span>
http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/CCRPivenLetter.pdf


<span style="color: #990000">Link to the blogger, I quote, from CBS Web Site, just below the link:</span>http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/21/entertainment/main7270700.shtml
by buffiesguy January 22, 2011 1:23 AM EST
With the exception of the ultra-Right Wing haters in our society, I'm confident open-minded, objective people recognize the wit, wisdom, openness, honesty and articulation of Mr. Olbermann as of tremendous value.

Keith Olbermann calls "it" precisely as it is - no sugar-coating, no B.S. He is consistently willing to root out the facts, and report them responsibly. This, in diametric opposition to the likes of Fox News, that is the cable T.V. equivalent of the National Enquirer.

Keith will be missed on MSNBC, as a personality and as a journalistic professional. I hope and trust he'll soon land at another media service, to continue his responsible, open & honest delivery of facts.

As to the haters on this post, one can only consider and accept the reality of their poisoned positions. When one listens to the nonsense of the GOP, and believes it, one is a pitiful soul - indeed!

I am proud to be a life-long independent citizen and voter, and equally proud to be a Keith Olbermann fan.

<span style="color: #990000">Link to the story about Beck's irrational and violent suggestions to his viewers, along with some of the threats which followed. </span>
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/21/glenn-beck-target-frances_n_812268.html
A campaign has begun to defend a longtime professor and activist from the frequent attacks of Glenn Beck—and the death threats that the attacks have brought with them.

Frances Fox Piven, a 78-year-old professor and political theorist, has been the subject of harsh criticism by Beck for years. Now, the Center for Constitutional Rights has written a letter to Roger Ailes, CEO of Fox News, asking for his "immediate help in stopping false accusations by Glenn Beck that are putting Professor Piven in danger."

Beck has cast Piven—who is now a professor at the City University of New York—and her late husband, fellow academic Richard Cloward, as the architects of the economic crisis and key influences behind what Beck sees as Barack Obama's drive to break down and radically transform the American government.

In one broadcast, Beck described Piven and Cloward as "the people who you would say are fundamentally responsible for the unsustainability and possible collapse of our economic system." Piven is also a frequent target on Beck's news site, The Blaze; one headline on a recent article reads, "Frances Fox Piven Rings In The New Year By Calling For Violent Revolution."

As recently as Monday, Beck devoted over seven minutes of his TV show to Piven, repeatedly calling her an "enemy of the Constitution" due to an article she wrote for The Nation in which she praised the demonstrations and civil disobedience that occurred in Britain and Greece in the past few months.

He also included her in a pledge that he asked members of Congress to sign following the Arizona shootings. In it, he compared her to a violent, far-right militia whose members are now in jail for conspiring to overthrow the U.S. government.

"I denounce violent threats and calls for the destruction of our system - regardless of their underlying ideology - whether they come from the Hutaree Militia or Frances Fox Piven," Beck's statement read.



<span style="color: #990000">I have to wonder, when compared to Beck, Or O'REilly's famous "Diller The Killer" rants, how you might think Mr. Olbermann, differs from the radical rants, which Fox's "Fair and Balanced" "News" presents on their Republican propaganda station????

G.</span>

Sev
01-22-2011, 11:08 AM
Looks like MTV violated child porn regulations and outed themselves.
It must be Bushes fault.

eg8r
01-22-2011, 12:26 PM
See ya, don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

eg8r

Sev
01-23-2011, 10:00 AM
Perhaps FOX will pick him up.
Hannity and Olbermann???

LWW
01-23-2011, 10:01 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Perhaps FOX will pick him up.
Hannity and Olbermann??? </div></div>

That would be off the hook bro.

LWW

Sev
01-23-2011, 10:55 AM
I was laughing just picturing it.