Skip to comments.Olbermann in stand-off with MSNBC until 7:30 last night! Being shopped to CNN
Posted on 11/10/2010 12:39:50 PM PST by JedEckert2000
If you read JedEckert.com, you know that our sources inside NBC have been very good at providing context and background to the always entertaining Keith Olbermann saga. And this latest news makes perfect sense as we observe the overall narrative of the self-absorbed, self-destructive, troubled TV personality.
Here's what we've been told:
What is at work here? Certainly, Keith has history of implosion everywhere he has worked. There would be nothing unusual about another hysterical break-up with Olbie slinking off like Gollum to his cave of self-pity. But there could be a calculated gamble going on here. Let's take a look at some more evidence:
But here is where it gets interesting. Olbermann recently switched representation to ICM. So already, we know he is looking to make some changes.
Is he trying to provoke MSNBC?
Olbermann has two years left on his contract. But our same sources tell us that ICM has already been shopping him to CNN. That network will desperately be looking for another 8:00pm show after the imminent failure of Parker Spitzer. (There is nobody left at CNN or anywhere else who thinks that stinker will last even another few months.)
If he is really looking at CNN than provoking his MSNBC bosses could have the desired effect of cutting him loose. BUT, Comcast could also take him off the air and eat the two years.
Let CNN be warned
Hiring Olbermann changes their entire culture. His baggage ("How dare you, Mr. President") is enough to ruin decades building trust with their audience.
Not to mention having this creature in their midst.
CNN, MSNBC... what’s the difference?
Replacing Parker Spizzer with the ‘Beerman would be like trading horse* for cow* as fertilizer.
Olberdork to CNN, the “centrist” network? Hahahahah.....
If I had a good alternative, I’d tell COMCAST just what I think of them keeping this worthless POS on the air.
Olberunist changes CNN’s entire culture?
They should bring Michael Savage back and get an audience.
That would be great. Put Olbie on with Wolfie and let them play off each other.
I can’t imagine CNN wanting him.
But then again, I can’t imagine why they’d want a slimeball like Eliot Spitzer.
I thought they were trying to change their image?
What good does replacing a mentally unfit character from the left with a mentally unfit character from the right do?
Olbermann has an inflated view of himself. CNN at least makes an attempt at being serious although biased news. Maybe Nic at Night is more suitable for Olbermann’s juvenile thatrics.
My first thought EXACTLY.
Rush says that CNN is trying to rebrand itself as the “centrist” media outlet. They are advertising that Fox News is for Tea Party zealots and MSNBC is for left wing zealots and that independants/centrist should come to them for unbiased reporting. What a joke...who do they think they are kidding.
He wasn’t being fired.
And the publicity stunt continues. CNN is now trying to present itself as “centrist” (even though they bash conservatives exclusively every single night). I am hopeful that Olbermann is running out of options for his future. His history of p*ssing on everybody who’s ever given him a job may finally catch up with him. His tiny core audience of stupid leftist college kids may follow him anywhere, but his only option may be as a sidekick for Jon Stewart.
Don Imus once said of Olbermann he was a second rate sports announcer with some child bearing hips!!!
I hope CNN hires him....that ought to put them out of their misery!!!
He could play a cow on RFDTV!!!
Four instead of three letters.........
Ahh there is one leftist hack bloviator salivating and chomping at the bit for OldBeermans gig—that Big Dummy Ed Schultz.
What good does denigrating Savage do for conservatism? These are dire times and you’d be wise to recognize your friends.
Savage is the 3rd most listened to radio host and lots of his fans drive the trucks that bring you your food.
Savage had a show on MSNBC back in the day.
“Maybe Nic at Night is more suitable for Olbermanns juvenile thatrics.”
A Munsters sitcom is more befitting
Seemed kinda obvious to me too
CNN panders to gays, MSNBC to Lesbians. That's why Keith is on MSNBC.
“He could play a cow on RFDTV!!!”
Nahhhhh, he’d make a better ass than a cow.
Right. Keith is a lesbo trapped in the body of a moron.
How can a Savage fan complain about denigrating fellow conservatives?
All I need to say is “Hush Bimbo,” “Sean Vanity,” and “Groucho Marx.”
Michael Weiner is to the right what Olbermann is to the left: a parody of himself.
CNN could always revive “Crossfire” with Olbermann on the Left and Michael Savage on the Right. It may not be great television or particularly enlightening but, heck, UFC sells so why not this?
MSDNC: “We will trade you Olbermann for Joy Behar and two moonbats to be named later.”
I like it.
But, you do it, too.
He could do made-for-TV monster movies at Syfy, or "Queer Eye" on Bravo. Even host Hitler, crime, or nature documentaries on History, Biography, or National Geographic. He could be "El Gringo Loco" on Telemundo.
He could take over for Jim Kramer on CNBC or for Tony Shaloub on USA's "Monk" or for Alex Baldwin on that Tina Fey show on the mother network. There's a lot of opportunities in the NBC Universal family for an ex-sportscaster.
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