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Keith Olbermann dropped by 'Sunday Night Football' (no, not b/c he's far left)
NY POST ^ | 8/9/10 | MICHAEL SHAIN

Posted on 08/09/2010 6:09:26 PM PDT by Liz

Bombastic Olbermann is being yanked off NBC's "SNF".......NBC complained it was distracting him from his cable news network show. Olbermann missed several editions of MSNBC's, "Countdown." NBC officials assured reporters that Olbermann's florid, left-of-center politics and tendency to rant against Republicans is not the reason he is being yanked. The Sunday night game is NBC's highest-rated program, and losing his weekly spot will mark the end of the promotion his cable show has been getting the past three years.

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1 posted on 08/09/2010 6:09:27 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

OK I may watch it now.


2 posted on 08/09/2010 6:10:40 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: Liz

If Bathtub Boy is off, I’ll start watching again.


3 posted on 08/09/2010 6:12:45 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Howie66

Me, too. Who wanted to watch anything with him on it?


4 posted on 08/09/2010 6:13:29 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: ColdOne

Me too!


5 posted on 08/09/2010 6:14:48 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Zero will never be my President, never!!!!!)
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To: Liz

NBC is worried about “Countdown”? ROTFL!!! I don’t think the clowns who watch that crap are capable of telling you if Olbermann is doing the show or not.


6 posted on 08/09/2010 6:14:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America! aka The Big Pinata. Bash it and the goodies fall out.)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe I will too.


7 posted on 08/09/2010 6:18:04 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Liz

“NBC officials assured reporters that Olbermann’s florid, left-of-center politics and tendency to rant against Republicans is not the reason he is being yanked”

Yea sure..I think they finally got tired of all the emails and negative comments from NFL fans.

Now I can turn up the sound.


8 posted on 08/09/2010 6:18:40 PM PDT by GreatMan
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To: Liz
“Countdown's” ratings can't go down any lower — I'd say a guest host, or reruns of Howdy Doody would be well worth a try.

Still, I've been in the habit of clicking my televsion off or to another channel whenever Olbermann intruded on a football game. Often, I didn't click back until long after the game had resumed. I suspect there are others like me and that this will be a good move for NBC.

9 posted on 08/09/2010 6:20:35 PM PDT by Mobties (I yield back the balance of my time)
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To: Liz
The Sunday night game is NBC’s highest-rated program, and losing his weekly spot will mark the end of the promotion his cable show has been getting the past three years.

UHH...That really helped your ratings huh Kief??

Without the ability to promote your show that nobody watches, I guessing your ratings will drop even more.

Whoops there goes sole possession of distant 2nd!!

Probably wind up competing against that dude from CNN, or that hag from that CNNish like channel that nobody watches either.

Why were you in sports anyway...I thought Commies were against competition?? Seeing your ratings...that's a plus for you.

10 posted on 08/09/2010 6:38:35 PM PDT by skully (There are Americans, and then there are Liberals.)
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To: Liz

What a load of crapola...I for one took time last year to formally complain about having to watch that flaccid schlong while trying to enjoy a football game. In fact I turned the channel when his face hit camera time...the same with millions of others I’m sure...hence no more K.O. on Sunday Night Football.


11 posted on 08/09/2010 6:39:18 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: Liz

Countdown to zero ratings!!!


12 posted on 08/09/2010 6:42:07 PM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: Liz

What a frigging joke.
Why the NFL is dealing with NBC in the first place is what i wanna know.

Olberman........Give me a frigging break.


13 posted on 08/09/2010 6:44:37 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Liz

awwwww golly, we will not miss you Keith.


14 posted on 08/09/2010 6:45:02 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 ("When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ColdOne

I turned to some other channel when there was the possibility Olbermoron would on. Now is the question was he really distracted from his own show or was he driving away advertisers from SNF?


15 posted on 08/09/2010 6:45:10 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (2010, the beginning of the end of our long national nightmare.)
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To: Liz
...and here I thought Sunday Night Football's best move ever was replacing Pink with Faith Hill....


16 posted on 08/09/2010 6:45:13 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: Liz

they dropped him because it was hurting the ratings, no matter what they say....he is a complete asshole and everyone knows it.


17 posted on 08/09/2010 6:45:58 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

No shit.
The NFL is keeping Keith from his regular duties?
LOL


18 posted on 08/09/2010 6:46:09 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: depressed in 06
I turned to some other channel when there was the possibility Olbermoron would on. Now is the question was he really distracted from his own show or was he driving away advertisers from SNF? I am hoping it was driving away advertisers...
19 posted on 08/09/2010 6:57:24 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: Liz

Keith Olbermann....that reminds me. I need to put toilet paper on my shopping list.


20 posted on 08/09/2010 7:00:53 PM PDT by ILS21R ("Every night before I go to sleep, I think who would throw stones at me?", she said)
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To: Liz; ColdOne
What a shame.
He was actually good at carnival barking through football bloopers.
It seemed like a good outlet for his OCD and speed demon Tourette's.
The "roughing the Brady" penalties won't be quite the same without Keith's neurons sputtering and overdriving on Dexedrine cocktails.

"Keith, we hardly knew ye. Farewell."


21 posted on 08/09/2010 7:01:27 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Liz

Another major lie from NBC. Olbermann’s staff has been quitting over the last month including his producer and some of his supporters higher up in PMSLSD are on their way out now that Comcast is in charge. This guy will be ranting exclusively on twitter in his pajamas by next year.


22 posted on 08/09/2010 8:00:08 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: mowowie

no sh$t!!!! lets get back to Howie, Dandy and Keith Jackson on MONDAY Night Football!!!.....oops wait a minute...okay, you can come along the next year Frank!!...howie...maybe another lifetime.


23 posted on 08/09/2010 8:31:37 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: GreatMan
“NBC officials assured reporters that Olbermann’s florid, left-of-center politics and tendency to rant against Republicans is not the reason he is being yanked”

We didn't fire him because he's a leftist loonie, we fired him because he SUCKS.

24 posted on 08/10/2010 6:44:45 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

just in time for the regular season. Don’t let the door hit your *** on the way out Olberdork.


25 posted on 08/10/2010 10:54:23 AM PDT by BenKenobi (We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. -Silent Cal)
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