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Keith Olbermann Out At MSNBC, Final 'Countdown' Broadcast Is Tonight
TV By the Numbers ^ | January 21, 2011 | who knows what evil?

Posted on 01/21/2011 6:07:44 PM PST by who knows what evil?

MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract. The last broadcast of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” will be this evening. MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.


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To: who knows what evil?

bfl


51 posted on 01/21/2011 6:36:53 PM PST by Mears
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To: GOPJ

NBC did dismiss him from Sunday Night football a while back...he might have known he was toast at the end of his contract...


52 posted on 01/21/2011 6:37:29 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: re_tail20

I am guessing the Comcast takeover had everything to do with this.

I blame Palin. :)


53 posted on 01/21/2011 6:38:46 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: who knows what evil?
MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success

What success would that be? They are the lowest rated news network on TV.

Surprised the moron lasted as many years as he did.

54 posted on 01/21/2011 6:38:52 PM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: who knows what evil?

Oh Comcast, firing olberman is a half-a$$ed move. Just shut down the entire msnbc network already!


55 posted on 01/21/2011 6:39:08 PM PST by Vision Thing (He has a white house, and he wants to paint it black.)
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To: who knows what evil?; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; ..
Has anyone else heard this?

Yes... just got a "Breaking News Alert" e-mail from 77 WABC Radio in NYC at 9:29 pm ET:

Keith OIbermann Leaves MSNBC

MSNBC ends contract with "Countdown" host. His last show was tonight.

No other details though...

56 posted on 01/21/2011 6:39:08 PM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: GeronL

$7M/yr for going off one’s meds? Wow.


57 posted on 01/21/2011 6:41:55 PM PST by mike-zed
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To: nutmeg

According to DU and KOS; a long line of empty boxcars just headed south from Wasilla, Alaska...purpose and destination unknown.


58 posted on 01/21/2011 6:44:30 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: j-damn

LOL!!!!!!!


59 posted on 01/21/2011 6:45:00 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: nutmeg
"Has anyone else heard this?"

How would anyone hear? ...he only has a hundred viewers

60 posted on 01/21/2011 6:45:36 PM PST by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: who knows what evil?

Olbermann will be perfect as Obama’s Press Secretary.


61 posted on 01/21/2011 6:46:01 PM PST by devere
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To: who knows what evil?
Breaking news... now Hannity and Greta are talking (live) about "the news from that other network"... "O'Reilly squashes another one!"

LOVE IT! Hope Olberidiot is gone for good.... ;-D

62 posted on 01/21/2011 6:47:03 PM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: devere

There’s a creepy thought...


63 posted on 01/21/2011 6:47:36 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: JoeGar

“Do you think FOX News will pick him up??????”

Naah. If not Obama, maybe the North Koreans.


64 posted on 01/21/2011 6:50:16 PM PST by devere
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To: nutmeg

Comcast should give Olbermann’s slot to Andrew Breitbart...that would be seven kinds of awesome!!!


65 posted on 01/21/2011 6:50:47 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Richard Kimball
Although his ratings were not good, it was still MSNBCs highest rated show.

If that's true, then Matthews, Madcow, and Ed Shultz must have tears rolling down their legs right about now. LOL

66 posted on 01/21/2011 6:51:55 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: who knows what evil?

I just heard that the President is naming him as his new media civility czar.


67 posted on 01/21/2011 6:52:27 PM PST by right way right
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To: who knows what evil?
"MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success..."

I'd like to know how MSNBC defines success. Aren't they the lowest rated cable network in the known universe?

68 posted on 01/21/2011 6:53:51 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: nutmeg

great news, thanks, now it’s time for colbert and stewart to go.


69 posted on 01/21/2011 6:56:40 PM PST by Coleus (Adult Stem Cells Work, there is NO Need to Harvest Babies for Their Body Parts!)
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To: Windflier

They are giving Olbermann’s slot to O’Donnell and they are moving Schultz to 10 p.m. EST??? That will be interesting...


70 posted on 01/21/2011 6:56:51 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?
Was he the person who gave money to dem candidates?
71 posted on 01/21/2011 6:57:14 PM PST by GOPJ (How Liberal Journalists Think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF3hbPtCttc)
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To: who knows what evil?

Sounds like the new owner of NBC is serious about making money and not allowing blowhards to destroy the bottom line as Olberman has.

This could be a reawakening of MSM as they realize that pushing Marxist drivel is a loser.

There does come a moment when even Marxists become Capitalists.

Namely, when their job is on the line.


72 posted on 01/21/2011 6:58:53 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: GOPJ

That is correct...he, unlike most others; got caught.


73 posted on 01/21/2011 7:00:19 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: volunbeer

give DUmmies something to chew on... lol

wasn’t Comcast... Limbaugh bought it just for the fun of firing all of them???


74 posted on 01/21/2011 7:01:55 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (NY... Can't afford to Live Here... Can't Afford to LEAVE!!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Contract ran out my ass. He has no one watching him rant and rave.


75 posted on 01/21/2011 7:02:14 PM PST by fish hawk (reporter to old Indian: you lived here on the reservation all your life? Old Indian, "not yet".)
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To: who knows what evil?

Yes. I received a Breaking news email from 77WABC radio in NY that Olbermann leaves MSNBC. MSNBC ends contract with “ Coundown” His last show was tonight.


76 posted on 01/21/2011 7:06:55 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: gwilhelm56

OLBERMANN OUT AT COMCASTGEMSNBC...

CABLE MAKEOVER...

NEWS RACE
THURS. JAN. 20, 2011

FOXNEWS O’REILLY 2,918,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,079,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 1,940,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 1,786,000
FOXNEWS BECK 1,780,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 1,460,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,106,000
CNN PIERS 1,025,000
MSNBC MADDOW 976,000
MSNBC O’DONNELL 855,000
MSNBC SCHULTZ 760,000
CNN COOPER 740,000
MSNBC HARDBALL 700,000


77 posted on 01/21/2011 7:08:19 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: who knows what evil?

With the Comcast takeover, Tim Conway Jr predicted this on his KFI show in Los Angeles.


78 posted on 01/21/2011 7:09:28 PM PST by doug from upland (Barack Hussein Obama - making Jimmy Carter look better every day)
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To: who knows what evil?
"they are moving Schultz to 10 p.m"

He's next.

79 posted on 01/21/2011 7:12:01 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: who knows what evil?

“thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success”

I would not call pointing the ratings nose to the ground with the mixtures rich and throttles to the firewall “success,” but maybe that’s just me.


80 posted on 01/21/2011 7:12:06 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: who knows what evil?

Any chance we could see reruns in syndication up the road. lol


81 posted on 01/21/2011 7:13:19 PM PST by kempster
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To: who knows what evil?

“Damn...sounds like Olbermann didn’t even have a chance to steal any office supplies...”

I still feel guilty about the stapler I took and I retired a long time ago. :-)


82 posted on 01/21/2011 7:18:08 PM PST by Mears
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To: who knows what evil?
I have mixed feeling on whether journalists should be able to donate to campaigns. The power Olbermann has - the power to put people on his show - the power over what to cover and how - that's the real value - and that's what's got to be watched. That's where bias can undermine press credibility. A hundred dollar donation here or there is nothing compared to the facetime he can offer...

If as a citizen he wants to donate to an individual candidate, that small amount of money would have almost no effect. I knew a journalist many years ago who was an outspoken champion of all things liberal, but chose not to vote in elections so he wouldn't appear to be 'biased'. He might have been the only person who didn't get how silly that was...

I suspect the network is feeling more than a little guilt about the liberal bias that runs through every news show they have - and this type of 'illusion trumps reality' might be comforting. Also, in their own little world, it might be the only thing that gives the illusion they're less biased than FOXNews - which allows citizens who happen to work for their network to make donations to politicians.

83 posted on 01/21/2011 7:21:47 PM PST by GOPJ (How Liberal Journalists Think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF3hbPtCttc)
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To: Mears

84 posted on 01/21/2011 7:22:43 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: doug from upland

I wish Tim had been on the air when I lived in LA. I’ll have to catch his show online. And, he’s a conservative?


85 posted on 01/21/2011 7:23:12 PM PST by peggybac (In the contemporary world, they pulled a Pearl Harbor. We need to pull a Hiroshima.)
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To: who knows what evil?

If MSLSD wants to make money, they need to compete with Fox on the right. Jettison the entire lineup and every producer and just start over.
Imagine a true conservative line-up, which would not only compete with Fox but probably kick Fox’s middle of the road lineup.

Give Mark Levin an hour a day on the Constitution
Coulter & Malkin point/counterpoint.
Bring back Laura Ingraham
NRA TV news
Sirius/XM hour with Wilkow, Church and Boortz
See if Rush wants another shot at TV
Keep the morning Shmoe as the only liberal, and as another poster suggested, let Mika do the news topless.


86 posted on 01/21/2011 7:24:28 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Liberals are drooling buffoons backed by satanic goons.)
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To: funfan
“MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.” If he made it such a success why is he out? if this is true he should bring back his Worst person in the World and insert his name being his last day and all

I know you're being facetious, but whenever someone is canned, it's considered bad form to throw rocks at them as they leave. I've seen quite a few people canned, and unless they're led out in handcuffs, the official explanation is "we thank them for their services..."

Also, it's very common for TV personalities to get fired. Coaching is probably the only profession with a shorter shelf life. Despite his ratings, Limbaugh would have been canned probably five or six times if he wasn't independently syndicated.

87 posted on 01/21/2011 7:26:17 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: JoeGar

LOL!


88 posted on 01/21/2011 7:37:24 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Lancey Howard

OMG,I just returned to my laptop noshing away on a bowl of Brigham’s Coffee Ice Cream and saw your post.

It wasn’t pretty !!!! :-)


89 posted on 01/21/2011 7:38:20 PM PST by Mears
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To: JoeGar

If Fox picks up Uglyman then I am finished with FOX.


90 posted on 01/21/2011 8:02:44 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: who knows what evil?
Yeah, he's gone. I think I watched him, no more than perhaps three or four times in his (I believe) 8 year stint. It must be the ratings.


91 posted on 01/21/2011 8:30:38 PM PST by Brian_Baldwin
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To: who knows what evil?

Maybe “Countdown” was considered un-PC, associating with the countdown of a ballistic missile, thus a reference to a violent weapon, or maybe they confirmed Keith’s brain matter was found in the vicinity of his lower intestine.


92 posted on 01/21/2011 8:33:50 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Windflier
*"MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success..."*

I'd like to know how MSNBC defines success. Aren't they the lowest rated cable network in the known universe?

Maybe that was the point.

The other possibility is that they've decided to start a professional news organization. Sorry... of course that's ridiculous... not sure what I was thinking.

93 posted on 01/21/2011 8:45:56 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: nutmeg

Finally, finally rid of this obnoxious socialist pig.


94 posted on 01/21/2011 8:46:12 PM PST by stanz
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To: JoeGar
Do you think FOX News will pick him up??????

I doubt that would go over very well with Fox viewers>

CNN, Sirus XM or going back into sports broadcasting would seem more likely options.

95 posted on 01/21/2011 8:50:57 PM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Interesting Times
The other possibility is that they've decided to start a professional news organization.

Sorry... of course that's ridiculous...

It most certainly is .. LOL

Someone upthread said that their wife works for Comcast in their gov't liaison wing, and that they're as left-wing as any media org.

MSLSD will remain just as lefty as ever, but perhaps they'll find someone a bit less bombastic to fill Keith's spot. I have a feeling that the new owners understand that they can improve their ratings by losing the nutbags, and replacing them with a more 'nuanced' crew.

Same message - lower key.

96 posted on 01/21/2011 8:54:02 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: stanz; NautiNurse; misterrob; big'ol_freeper; raccoonradio; warsaw44
Finally, finally rid of this obnoxious socialist pig.

WOO HOO! However, I wonder where he'll turn up next... nowhere I hope, including ESPN or any of the sports networks - especially the MLB Network!

Can you imagine tuning in to watch the Yankees / Red Sox / whatever MLB team - and up pops OlberIdiot? Ugh...

I really hope Rachel Madcow is next to go... followed by Ed Schultz.

97 posted on 01/21/2011 9:24:20 PM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: re_tail20

If true, I’d say everything. Gosh, I am coming to like Comcast.


98 posted on 01/21/2011 9:28:17 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: mware; StarFan
Wow, thanks for posting those ratings for 1/20/11, mware.

Really tells a story, doesn't it? I hope Chrissy Matthews, Rachel MadCow and Ed Schultz are shaking in their boots right about now, LOL.

And Anderson Vanderbilt Cooper's ratings? I had no idea they were that low!

99 posted on 01/21/2011 9:33:20 PM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: JoeGar

No........ don’t you know the story behind Olberman’s vendetta against Fox?


100 posted on 01/21/2011 9:44:45 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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