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Olbermann in stand-off with MSNBC until 7:30 last night! Being shopped to CNN
www.jedeckert.com ^ | 11-10-2010 | Jedeckert2000

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cable; cnn; msnbc; olbermann; olberwomann

1 posted on 11/10/2010 12:39:56 PM PST by JedEckert2000
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To: JedEckert2000

CNN, MSNBC... what’s the difference?


2 posted on 11/10/2010 12:43:06 PM PST by samtheman
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To: JedEckert2000

Replacing Parker Spizzer with the ‘Beerman would be like trading horse* for cow* as fertilizer.


3 posted on 11/10/2010 12:43:19 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: JedEckert2000

Olberdork to CNN, the “centrist” network? Hahahahah.....


4 posted on 11/10/2010 12:44:14 PM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: JedEckert2000

If I had a good alternative, I’d tell COMCAST just what I think of them keeping this worthless POS on the air.


5 posted on 11/10/2010 12:45:02 PM PST by bigbob
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To: JedEckert2000

Olberunist changes CNN’s entire culture?


6 posted on 11/10/2010 12:47:29 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: JedEckert2000

They should bring Michael Savage back and get an audience.


7 posted on 11/10/2010 12:47:59 PM PST by donna (Conservatives believe in God, Family, Country. Not money, money, money.)
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To: JedEckert2000

That would be great. Put Olbie on with Wolfie and let them play off each other.


8 posted on 11/10/2010 12:50:14 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: JedEckert2000

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?


9 posted on 11/10/2010 12:50:54 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: donna

What good does replacing a mentally unfit character from the left with a mentally unfit character from the right do?


10 posted on 11/10/2010 12:51:49 PM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: JedEckert2000

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.


11 posted on 11/10/2010 12:58:43 PM PST by chuckee
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To: samtheman
CNN, MSNBC... what’s the difference?

My first thought EXACTLY.

12 posted on 11/10/2010 12:58:49 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: JedEckert2000

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.


13 posted on 11/10/2010 12:58:55 PM PST by NRG1973
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To: JedEckert2000

He wasn’t being fired.


14 posted on 11/10/2010 1:05:58 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: JedEckert2000

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.


15 posted on 11/10/2010 1:08:12 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: samtheman

Don Imus once said of Olbermann he was a second rate sports announcer with some child bearing hips!!!


16 posted on 11/10/2010 1:26:05 PM PST by ontap
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To: JedEckert2000

I hope CNN hires him....that ought to put them out of their misery!!!


17 posted on 11/10/2010 1:27:05 PM PST by ontap
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To: chuckee

He could play a cow on RFDTV!!!


18 posted on 11/10/2010 1:28:27 PM PST by ontap
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To: samtheman
CNN, MSNBC... what’s the difference?

Four instead of three letters.........

19 posted on 11/10/2010 1:31:29 PM PST by Lockbox (`)
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To: JedEckert2000

Ahh there is one leftist hack bloviator salivating and chomping at the bit for OldBeermans gig—that Big Dummy Ed Schultz.


20 posted on 11/10/2010 1:35:20 PM PST by tflabo
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To: Dan Nunn

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.


21 posted on 11/10/2010 1:35:33 PM PST by donna (Conservatives believe in God, Family, Country. Not money, money, money.)
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To: chuckee

“Maybe Nic at Night is more suitable for Olbermann’s juvenile thatrics.”

A Munsters sitcom is more befitting


22 posted on 11/10/2010 1:37:04 PM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: Lockbox

Seemed kinda obvious to me too


23 posted on 11/10/2010 1:41:42 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: samtheman
CNN, MSNBC... what’s the difference?

CNN panders to gays, MSNBC to Lesbians. That's why Keith is on MSNBC.

24 posted on 11/10/2010 1:51:17 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Jack Black

LOL!


25 posted on 11/10/2010 1:57:06 PM PST by samtheman
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To: ontap

“He could play a cow on RFDTV!!!”

Nahhhhh, he’d make a better ass than a cow.


26 posted on 11/10/2010 1:58:26 PM PST by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wined up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: Jack Black

Right. Keith is a lesbo trapped in the body of a moron.


27 posted on 11/10/2010 2:00:07 PM PST by samtheman
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To: donna

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.


28 posted on 11/10/2010 2:11:24 PM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: JedEckert2000

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?


29 posted on 11/10/2010 3:01:51 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: samtheman

MSDNC: “We will trade you Olbermann for Joy Behar and two moonbats to be named later.”

- JP


30 posted on 11/10/2010 3:23:03 PM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Josh Painter

MSDNC.

I like it.


31 posted on 11/10/2010 3:25:46 PM PST by samtheman
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To: samtheman
MSDNC
32 posted on 11/10/2010 3:35:36 PM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Dan Nunn

But, you do it, too.


33 posted on 11/10/2010 3:41:24 PM PST by donna (Conservatives believe in God, Family, Country. Not money, money, money.)
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To: JedEckert2000
NBC owns a lot of networks and has an interest in a few others as well. It shouldn't be hard to find a place for Keith.

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.

34 posted on 11/10/2010 3:56:10 PM PST by x
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