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Friday, January 21, 2011

bad news for modern man

ko has been ko'd:
keith olbermann, the highest-rated host on msnbc, announced abruptly on the air friday night that he is leaving “countdown with keith olbermann” immediately.

the host, who has had a stormy relationship with the management of the network for some time, especially since he was suspended for two days last november, came to an agreement with nbc’s corporate management late this week to settle his contract and step down.

in a closing statement on his show, mr. olbermann said simply that it would be the last edition of the program. he offered no explanation other than on occasion, the show had become too much for him.
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in a statement, msnbc said : “msnbc and keith olbermann have ended their contract. the last broadcast of ‘countdown with keith olbermann’ will be this evening. msnbc thanks Keith for his integral role in msnbc’s success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”
oh, no, there's no problem with the nbc-comcast merger at all.

[addendum: dave neiwert, the best writer in blogtopia and yes, we coined that phrase, gives us keith's farewell starement.]
posted by skippy at 7:50 PM |

3 Comments:

I still vote for Driftglass, but that's just my opinion.
commented by Blogger mahakal, 9:36 PM PST  
On the other hand, this is a great post!
commented by Blogger mahakal, 11:58 AM PST  
I'm not exactly shocked that Comcast did this. They are the same evil corporation that has lobbied against Net Neutrality and which has censored its customers' incoming emails.
commented by Blogger libhom, 2:18 PM PST  

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