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Keith Olbermann: Machine Gun for Hire (Next stop: Al Jazeera?)
NY Times ^ | 4/1/12 | David Carr

Posted on 04/01/2012 3:46:54 AM PDT by jimbo123

Given Keith Olbermann’s abrupt removal at Current and his typically temperate response — “Current’s statement are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions I will be filing against them presently” — it seems as if his next stop will be a puppet show shot from a basement somewhere. He’ll never work in this town, or any other, again, right?

Wrong. Many of his past employers will testify to his unmanageability and unpleasantness, but the fact of the matter is that somewhere, sometime, after some kind of cooling-off period, Mr. Olbermann will be coming to a television near you.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
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1 posted on 04/01/2012 3:46:59 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

It is so funny, watching commies fight among themselves.


2 posted on 04/01/2012 3:54:07 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (I'm no Dim or RINO. I am a Monarchist. I serve THE coming King of kings!!!)
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To: jimbo123

This story is a complete white-wash of Olbermann. They try to blame his miserable 177,000 viewership on the black backdrop of the Current set.

The fact is, the only reason Olbermann reached a million viewers on MSNBC is that it is MSNBC and probably has a hard-core million leftist watching it no matter what schlock dim-wit they put on.

Olbermann is finished. 177,000 is his number and he owns it.


3 posted on 04/01/2012 4:00:55 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

I could not care less about olberman. If he dropped dead in the next 10 minutes, it would not affect my life.


4 posted on 04/01/2012 4:51:32 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: jimbo123

I laugh at how many times the Left tries to recycle this misfits. First you see them on tv, then they move to radio, then back to tv and then....epic fail. They never learn that the majority of this country doesn’t give a crap about their agenda. But, we have to all bend over for the AGENDA. I hope he gets what he deserves, nothing.
Arrogance personified.


5 posted on 04/01/2012 4:56:50 AM PDT by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: jimbo123

So the Slimes admits what all conservatives know: Olberbaby is a certified nutjob. An uncontrollable, nasty prima-donna with a slim grasp on reality (and sanity) who couldn’t get along with Mother Theresa.


6 posted on 04/01/2012 5:05:22 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: jimbo123
it seems as if his next stop will be a puppet show shot from a basement somewhere

Sesame Street???

7 posted on 04/01/2012 5:11:27 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: jimbo123

Didn’t I read somewhere that he was looking for a way out anyway?

So what is the problem? They did him a favor breaking up with him first. He is just ticked he didn’t get the last word in.

Kind of like Rosie’s show getting cancelled a day early. Heh heh heh. Wonder what shenanigans she had planned for the last day. I hope Orca’s people spilled the beans and gave Rosebud away- just desserts for her treatment of them. Excuse me, ALLEGED treatment.


8 posted on 04/01/2012 5:17:53 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: richardtavor

If I had to step over his twitching body to get to the remote to dvr the Capitol One commercial so hubby could see the funny goat in it that sings, it would affect my life. Momentarily, but still.

Blubberman isn’t worth the effort to cross the room to spit on him if he was on fire.


9 posted on 04/01/2012 5:23:03 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: jimbo123

“. . .somewhere, sometime, after some kind of cooling-off period, Mr. Olbermann will be coming to a television near you.”

Probably correct. After all, somebody’s got to pitch those Snuggies and Sham-Wows.


10 posted on 04/01/2012 5:27:44 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: jimbo123
If I were fat al, I'd be gettin' worried.

The kooks at msnbc have proven that they have no morals or ethics and they know that keith o is a big draw with the crazy lefties.

11 posted on 04/01/2012 5:38:56 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: richardtavor
"If he dropped dead in the next 10 minutes, it would not affect my life."

It would affect my life. It would brighten my day.

12 posted on 04/01/2012 5:42:27 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: jimbo123

I predict Keef will join the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Or gay porn.


13 posted on 04/01/2012 5:53:33 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus)
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To: Lockbar

The guy has serious problems.

At MSNBC, I have heard that during his over the top commentary, he would regularly wet himself and the janitorial crew had to clean up. He should have went with a heavy duty adult diaper.

He also was ripped a new one by a woman he had an aborted fling with. She blogged many details about how inept and cowardly he is with the women.

He needs mental help.


14 posted on 04/01/2012 5:54:20 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: jimbo123
Mr. Olbermann will be coming to a television near you.

Any 'television near me' with his ugly, insipid mug on it gets turned off. Immediately.

15 posted on 04/01/2012 5:55:21 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Myth Romney: "Governor Goodhair" is really just a Whig.)
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To: USS Alaska

“If I were fat al, I’d be gettin’ worried.”

Nope, Fat Al has a deck full of race cards, he’s safe.

MSNBC is stuck with....”This muck we mush and you can be sure we will munch much.”....everyday at 6PM FOREVER!


16 posted on 04/01/2012 6:02:22 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: samtheman

I had seen 46000 a number of places.

http://amerpundit.com/2011/10/18/olbermanns-ratings-fall-to-just-46000/
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-49641680/keith-olbermann-paid-10-million-to-lose-viewers/

But he wasn’t fired for being unpleasant.


17 posted on 04/01/2012 6:05:58 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Beagle8U
MSNBC is stuck with....”This muck we mush and you can be sure we will munch much.”....everyday at 6PM FOREVER!

Good.

I don't watch MSNBC, and I will especially not watch MSNBC at 6 pm or whenever Fat Al is on.

18 posted on 04/01/2012 6:09:46 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: jimbo123

When I first saw Keith Olbermann on ESPN, I thought he was hilarious and I enjoyed his telecasts. Unfortunately, not only is Liberalism a Mental disorder, but an increasingly progressive disease that attacks until it destroys the host. He became unbearable when he left sports for PMSNBC, and by the time he came back for NBC football telecasts, he totally sucked.


19 posted on 04/01/2012 6:12:54 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: RetiredArmy
It is so funny, watching commies fight among themselves.

Sorta like the periodic power struggles in Communist countries between the Trotskyites, the Stalinists, the Hitlerites, and the Maoists.

20 posted on 04/01/2012 6:14:44 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: Ole Okie
I'm not exactly sure what the wording of his infamous incoherent rant was, that fateful first day of his show, but what I posted was close.
21 posted on 04/01/2012 6:29:47 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: richardtavor
I could not care less about olberman. If he dropped dead in the next 10 minutes, it would not affect my life.

 I've never killed a man, but I've read many an obituary with a great
 deal of satisfaction.
                         - Clarence Darrow

22 posted on 04/01/2012 6:34:13 AM PDT by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: Ole Okie

I found it...

“But resist, we much… we must… and we will much… about… that… be committed.” – Al Sharpton, August 9, 2011


23 posted on 04/01/2012 6:36:27 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U
Nope, Fat Al has a deck full of race cards, he’s safe.

MSNBC is stuck with....”This muck we mush and you can be sure we will munch much.”....everyday at 6PM FOREVER!


I think he meant AlGore, con-man and (part) owner of current tv...

No big thang, though - we all have days like this...
24 posted on 04/01/2012 6:39:21 AM PDT by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: Peet

Sorry, I think I am correct.

Al Gore is at current TV, Al Sharpton is at MSNBC.

Reread the whole post.


25 posted on 04/01/2012 7:08:28 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: HarleyD

No, Russia TV!


26 posted on 04/01/2012 7:12:38 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: jimbo123

Keith Olbermann comes across like the barfly who makes everybody else in the bar miserable, because he hates his own life and wants, after getting half a bottle, by shots, of the cheapest whiskey, to snarl at everyone and everything.

His job is as a deadwood employee of an indifferent company, with zero chance for advancement, raise or recognition. His wife is a drab who hates him, and they have a loveless marriage. One of their children is a homosexual prostitute and the other is a junkie. They both left home at 16, because it was worse than living on the street.

So he comes to the bar, because its liquor is cheapest, and everyone else there just gives a quiet groan and ignores him. After he gets drunk, then he starts ranting.

He is a bigot, who hates minorities. And a misogynist, who hates all women. And he hates capitalism, because he thinks he should be a billionaire, so he could hurt everyone he hates. And he hates government, because he wishes he could be powerful enough to hurt other people as well, as a dictator.

He never tips the barkeep and tries to swipe other people’s tips off the bar, and drink other people’s unfinished drinks when they go to the restroom. And when he really gets plastered, he picks a fight with the biggest guy in the bar, who thumps him. Again.

Having been thrown out of bar after bar, he is running out of places to get cheap liquor and be obnoxious, so now he is threatening to sue them for kicking him out.


27 posted on 04/01/2012 7:14:08 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!")
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To: jimbo123


28 posted on 04/01/2012 7:26:00 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: marygam
I laugh at how many times the Left tries to recycle this misfits.

True, but you have the places wrong.

They move from the media to Democratic administrations and then back to the media.

29 posted on 04/01/2012 7:42:23 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Last Dakotan

I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama hires Olbermann to replace Reggie Love.


30 posted on 04/01/2012 7:51:44 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Last Dakotan

Someone mentioned it earlier. First Rosie now Keith.

My bet is these netwoks got narching orders from the WH to make the left seem more moderate and are using their two leftwing whack job standard bearers as sacrificial lambs.

I am thinking they tried that with Schultzie and his union ties but it was too expensive to buy him out and Obama didn’t have enough taxpayer cash to funnel to MSNBC.


31 posted on 04/01/2012 7:53:18 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: Beagle8U
Sorry, I think I am correct.

Al Gore is at current TV, Al Sharpton is at MSNBC.

The confusion is understandable. There's something about the name "Al" - Al Gore, Al Sharpton, Al Jazeera, Al Qaeda,

32 posted on 04/01/2012 7:59:33 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: jimbo123
I thought Olby and Algore were MFEO...

But alas...
Dont let the screen door hit ya in the patootie on the way out...
...umm... again!

33 posted on 04/01/2012 8:01:13 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Beagle8U

Darn. I got all turned around thinkin’ USS Alaska was talking about the Al that owned current, not the Al MSNBC hired to replace the olberdork that current is now firing.

Not enough coffee and not a careful enough reading before posting so I got my fat, stupid Als all mixed up.

Sorry about that!


34 posted on 04/01/2012 8:46:56 AM PDT by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: jimbo123

35 posted on 04/01/2012 8:52:34 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: jimbo123

I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama hires Olbermann to replace Larry Sinclair.


36 posted on 04/01/2012 1:43:11 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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