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Keith Olbermann Casts A Wide Net In Job Search
Forbes ^ | 10/25/12 | Jeff Bercovici

Posted on 10/25/2012 7:27:21 PM PDT by markomalley

Think Keith Olbermann has burned his last bridge in the television business? He doesn’t think so.

Seven months after he got dismissed by Current TV, the temperamental host is aggressively job-shopping, and he’s not being too picky about it.

In recent weeks, Olbermann has reached out to executives at a slew of different networks to communicate his desire for a new on-air role, according to people with knowledge of those conversations. Those include both cable outlets and at least one broadcast network.

He has expressed interest in taking over as anchor of existing shows and in starting a new show. Indeed, several of the networks he’s approached don’t have any news programming per se on their schedules. His frustration at not having a real platform during the height of election season has been evident.

Not that a news show is all he’ll consider. Olbermann has also told people he’d like to be involved in sports coverage. During his run hosting “Countdown” on MSNBC, he was, for a time, also an on-air commentator for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” although that arrangement ended in 2010.

You might suspect that Olbermann would be steering clear of NBC Universal in his job hunt, given his acrimonious history with that company, and you’d be right, at least as far as I’ve heard. Among the networks he’s approached are ones owned by Viacom and AMC Networks, two conglomerates he has yet to quarrel with.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: keitholbermann; olbermann

1 posted on 10/25/2012 7:27:22 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Maybe he can be the new dog wiper at Nobama’s home in Hawaii. If he insist it be televised I’m sure Maddow can follow him around.


2 posted on 10/25/2012 7:32:13 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: markomalley

I’ll admit, there *are* certain things I’d pay good money to watch Keith Olbermann do on teevee.

How much dignity do you have left, Keith, ol’ buddy?


3 posted on 10/25/2012 7:32:48 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: markomalley

Uber-dork might end up on one of the cable shopping channels hawking leftover Obama items when the election is over.


4 posted on 10/25/2012 7:33:08 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: markomalley

Maybe he could alternate and give the guy who plays Big Bird a break. Although he may not be smart enough to know the numbers and letters.


5 posted on 10/25/2012 7:33:26 PM PDT by kempster
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To: markomalley

Well...I hear Big Bird might be out of a job soon. Maybe he can apply.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 7:33:49 PM PDT by TXBlair (Don't stop at Hasan's beard; shave off his entire head.)
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To: markomalley

Whats even funnier than Oberdork is his messianic posters in the comments! They are really off their rockers!


7 posted on 10/25/2012 7:35:17 PM PDT by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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To: markomalley

This product is looking for a Paid Spokesperson.

8 posted on 10/25/2012 7:36:24 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: kempster

Nah. He should have a show at 3 am, hawking penile enhancement drugs with Ron jeremy beside him.


9 posted on 10/25/2012 7:36:38 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: markomalley

That’s just...sweet.


10 posted on 10/25/2012 7:36:56 PM PDT by moovova (I work well with others, as long as they leave me alone.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Perhaps Keith could star in a reality show titled “What Would You Do for A Dollar?” In each episode, Keith follows audience suggestions for actions that he can execute for a buck.


11 posted on 10/25/2012 7:42:02 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: markomalley

Totally forgot about that loser....


12 posted on 10/25/2012 7:42:08 PM PDT by Michigander222
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To: markomalley

Home Shopping Network? Oprah? A fill in for the Sham Wow guy?


13 posted on 10/25/2012 7:42:38 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: max americana
He should have a show at 3 am, hawking penile enhancement drugs with Ron jeremy beside him.

Enhancement? He's already enough of a...

14 posted on 10/25/2012 7:43:35 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: markomalley
Keith, i'm sure someone with your qualifications would have no trouble finding a top-flight job in either the food service or housekeeping industries.
15 posted on 10/25/2012 7:44:58 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: markomalley

The Funny Farm needs to cast a wide net to catch Keith Olberdouche.


16 posted on 10/25/2012 7:47:39 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: markomalley

” Indeed, several of the networks he’s approached don’t have any news programming per se on their schedules”

hell if they hire him and give him a show they still won’t have any news programming.


17 posted on 10/25/2012 7:48:00 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: markomalley

18 posted on 10/25/2012 7:48:29 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: markomalley

McDonalds might want a new clown.


19 posted on 10/25/2012 7:48:39 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire.)
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To: markomalley

I only wish that he was on the same unemployment line with Maddow and Chris Mathews.

By the way Juan Williams and Geraldo should be in the same line.


20 posted on 10/25/2012 7:50:40 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: markomalley

He was on Current? He was fired from Current? News to me.
Pretty bad when you can’t make it on algore’s network.


21 posted on 10/25/2012 7:51:06 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Mark
Fox News is hiring


22 posted on 10/25/2012 7:51:39 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: markomalley

He could apply to be alternate sheep at the White House..
for when Obama can’t get out to go on the Down Low..
All he needs is a trap door on back of his Levis..

He has no shame and qualify’s for the job...


23 posted on 10/25/2012 7:59:07 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Gay State Conservative
A fill in for the Sham Wow guy?

"Why the hell aren't you getting this, camera guy? HAVE YOU NO SHAME???!!!!!!"

24 posted on 10/25/2012 7:59:14 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote conservative Congresspeople to stop Romney.)
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To: markomalley

By next spring he’ll be on the infomercial circuit selling Sham-Wows and Ginsu knives.


25 posted on 10/25/2012 8:00:54 PM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: markomalley

Keith is just not bright enough to understand
that the only job he is really suited for is
working at Junky Joe’s Auto Salvage sucking
stale farts out of old car seats.


26 posted on 10/25/2012 8:01:00 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: markomalley

Why hire him when you can get liberal bullcrap in so many places for free?


27 posted on 10/25/2012 8:01:42 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Nervous Tick

Mark Levin leads everyone to believe Olberman has a huge ASS

that He is shaped like a pear....

I’d like to see Him on the Home shopping network hawking
shamwow!s wearing a thong!!!

OH HAAA HAAA Hawwwwww!!!!! I just pissed myself.


28 posted on 10/25/2012 8:01:41 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: LtKerst

He can apply for one of Obama’s shovel ready jobs.


29 posted on 10/25/2012 8:06:21 PM PDT by YukonGreen
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30 posted on 10/25/2012 8:20:28 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: markomalley

Go suck welfare, Keith.


31 posted on 10/25/2012 8:26:59 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: markomalley
He'd be perfect as a spokeshole for Kim Jong Un. “No pleasurable activities for 90 days!”
32 posted on 10/25/2012 8:27:15 PM PDT by twister881
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To: markomalley

A wide net? He wants to be a fisherman in a third world country?


33 posted on 10/25/2012 8:33:20 PM PDT by righttackle44 ( I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine . . .)
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To: markomalley
Unilever is looking for armpit smellers:


34 posted on 10/25/2012 8:37:20 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: markomalley
Keith casts a wide net for a new job, and lands his "most dangerous" catch ever!

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35 posted on 10/25/2012 8:37:49 PM PDT by FredZarguna ("The future does not belong to those who do not eat crab.")
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To: markomalley

My backyard needs raking, and I don’t want to hire any Mexicans.


36 posted on 10/25/2012 8:39:21 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Slyfox

Just when I think I’ve seen everything...


37 posted on 10/25/2012 8:40:46 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: VanShuyten

Yeah I need my lawn cut!


38 posted on 10/25/2012 8:46:08 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: eyedigress

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, KEEP HIM OUT OF CANADA! We have enough of his variety on Canadian news.

Does he speak Spanish? He should try Venezuela. Hugo Chavez might need a new spokeperson.


39 posted on 10/25/2012 8:53:17 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: markomalley

When Romney wins, he’ll be out there claiming it’s because there was a conspiracy to keep him and his brilliant commentary off the air.


40 posted on 10/25/2012 9:47:54 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: fieldmarshaldj

He should get a slot on Oprah’s Network—I liked his show because it was funny—something rare on MSNBC. But—Then again, I like Matt Druges TV show too.


41 posted on 10/25/2012 11:21:55 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

That’s not nice to laugh at the mentally ill.


42 posted on 10/26/2012 12:57:09 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: markomalley
I dunno, I'd watch him on November 6 to watch his breakdown. Heck I'd vote him to be the one to put the trashcan on his head this time


43 posted on 10/26/2012 1:02:58 AM PDT by McCloud-Strife ( USA 1776-2008)
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To: markomalley

Maybe there’s an opening for a weather man.


44 posted on 10/26/2012 2:39:12 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Sivad
Keith is just not bright enough to understand that the only job he is really suited for is working at Junky Joe’s Auto Salvage sucking stale farts out of old car seats.

How about in a hospital beating farts out of of bed sheets?

45 posted on 10/26/2012 6:31:34 AM PDT by dearolddad
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