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MSNBC says it's ending contract with Keith Olbermann; last broadcast of 'Countdown'
MSNBC ^ | January 21, 2011

Posted on 01/21/2011 6:09:11 PM PST by John W

MSNBC says it's ending contract with Keith Olbermann; last broadcast of 'Countdown' tonight


TOPICS: Breaking News
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To: John W
Hahahahahahahahahaha -- the unemployment line starts around the corner, vile Oblabermann.
151 posted on 01/21/2011 7:10:53 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: jwalsh07

I hear FOX is 16%ish points down....GET RID OF SHEP!! AND I’LL tune back on! TAKE notice FOX!!


152 posted on 01/21/2011 7:11:18 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: vox_freedom
Wait!!!

This thing has more appeal than Oblabermann.

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153 posted on 01/21/2011 7:12:20 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: John W

Am at cocktail party with old network freinds and fields in NY. News hit like thunderclap.

To answer question, did he jump or was he shoved... there are 10,000 fingerprints on his back!

Also notice when info released: Friday night, in the black hole of news releases.


154 posted on 01/21/2011 7:13:02 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: John W

He “Leaned Forward” a bit too much and fell flat on his already ugly face.


155 posted on 01/21/2011 7:13:04 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: John W

CORRECTION:

Am at cocktail party with old network freinds and FIENDS in NY. News hit like thunderclap.

To answer question, did he jump or was he shoved... there are 10,000 fingerprints on his back!

Also notice when info released: Friday night, in the black hole of news releases.


156 posted on 01/21/2011 7:13:38 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: Windflier

Yep,as I say on my Homepage,I’m old.


157 posted on 01/21/2011 7:13:40 PM PST by Mears
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To: John W

You know, I never want to wish hard times upon another human being, but good riddance. Maybe other left wing nutjobs will take notice......


158 posted on 01/21/2011 7:14:12 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: John W

Schultz and O Donnell aren’t any better, just as deranged as Olbermann.


159 posted on 01/21/2011 7:14:23 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Stentor

“Honorable mention to Lawrence O’Donnell “

He’s Olberfool’s replacement per WSJ.


160 posted on 01/21/2011 7:15:20 PM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: RoseofTexas

Shep won’t leave until Roger can get him the job of Dean of Students at Ole Miss. He could coach the cheerleaders as a side job.


161 posted on 01/21/2011 7:15:26 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Olbermann would do it in blackface if they let him. :-)


162 posted on 01/21/2011 7:16:23 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: John W

Well, I don’t know who this benefits, since no one watches this idiot, but it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy...


163 posted on 01/21/2011 7:16:23 PM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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Ole Miss isn’t what it was in the seventies, so Shep’s empty head would be right in line with the curricula.


164 posted on 01/21/2011 7:16:49 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: OrangeHoof

I’ll take HBO for a thousand Alex.


165 posted on 01/21/2011 7:17:00 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: John W

It’s all about ratings, and the Democrat base of atheists, pinky-ring union thugs, welfare grandmothers, abortion enthusiasts, condom-throwers, the permanent minority “victim” class, Boy Scout-hating lesbians, hand-wringing college professors, Hollywood drunks, and every other variety of America-hating parasites, losers, and goofballs are not tuning in enough.

Look for Schultz to get pushed over the cliff next.


166 posted on 01/21/2011 7:17:29 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

I hope your right.

I can’t imagine that they will keep the lunatics that they have been there after buying the company.

Chrissy Matthews and MadCow Maddows need to go next.

I wonder how the KOS is taking it all. Must be hard on them. He was their cheerleader and insider wasn’t he?

Now Carzy Eddie will be on .. he won;t last long if they want ratings


167 posted on 01/21/2011 7:17:45 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: John W

The tactic that MSNBC used a few months ago to try and shore up Olbermann’s ratings, the phony firing, I guess didn’t work.

So now he’s fired for real.


168 posted on 01/21/2011 7:19:36 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: John W

Olbermann: You want fries with that?


169 posted on 01/21/2011 7:19:47 PM PST by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: OrangeHoof
Democracy Now.

-PJ

170 posted on 01/21/2011 7:19:47 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: John W

In place of Olbermann MSNBC will do a dramatic series on Obama’s birth certificate called ‘The Twilight Zone”. It’s going to be scary!


171 posted on 01/21/2011 7:21:37 PM PST by devere
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To: RoseofTexas

Shep is too funny to lose. I like the guy, lefty and all. I am man enough to admit it. Flame away but remember. I’m a disabled Marine with a short lifespan ahead, black guns, an attitude, 11 acres and a shovel.


172 posted on 01/21/2011 7:21:53 PM PST by chesty_puller (70-73 USMC VietNam 75-79 US Army Wash DC....VietNam was safer.)
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To: headstamp 2
“Honorable mention to Lawrence O’Donnell “

He’s Olberfool’s replacement per WSJ.

That is amazing ....Lawernce O'Donnell might even be worse.

:(

173 posted on 01/21/2011 7:22:15 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Jazz1968

BO supporters or not, profit is king there. Olbermann was either a losing money operation or lots of bad publicity or both


174 posted on 01/21/2011 7:22:42 PM PST by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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To: John W

Dropping like flies. Dupnik, Olberass.....more to come.


175 posted on 01/21/2011 7:23:57 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: John W

"It's All a Right-Wing Conspiracy!!"


176 posted on 01/21/2011 7:24:57 PM PST by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: John W
Laughing as I watched CNN cover the story...Could not believe my ears as they talked about how Keith O was the powerhouse/face of the network and that his ratings were very very good.

The ratings for the entire network are a joke! But I guess CNN real;ly had to stay out of that because their ratings are not really any better.

Early reports have Keith moving to Fox News...just kidding

177 posted on 01/21/2011 7:32:08 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or bust)
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To: CPT Clay
Can I do my happy dance yet?

Git yer jig on, buddy. It's a wrap.

178 posted on 01/21/2011 7:32:26 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: MindBender26
Keith will be crying all the way to the bank.

Via the NY Times:

...NBC executives said one term of his settlement will keep him from moving to another network for an extended period of time.

NBC executives said the move had nothing to do with the impending takeover of NBC Universal by Comcast.

Mr. Olbermann had signed a four-year contract extension in 2008 for an estimated $30 million.

SNIP

According to several senior network executives, NBC’s management had been close to firing Mr. Olbermann on previous occasions, most recently in November after he revealed that he had made donations to several Democratic candidates during the 2010 congressional elections...SNIP

179 posted on 01/21/2011 7:32:45 PM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: John W

Another one bites the dust, hey hey!


180 posted on 01/21/2011 7:33:34 PM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: John W

When will CBS wake up to last-place Katie?


181 posted on 01/21/2011 7:34:04 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: John W

It feels as if the world just got a little cleaner...great news...


182 posted on 01/21/2011 7:39:04 PM PST by savage woman
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To: kristinn
INFORMED GUESSES FOLLOW

“...NBC executives said one term of his settlement will keep him from moving to another network for an extended period of time.”

24 months. Get them through 2012 election.

“NBC executives said the move had nothing to do with the impending takeover of NBC Universal by Comcast. “

Probably BS, but matters not. Dead is dead. Grave doesn't care how you died.

“Mr. Olbermann had signed a four-year contract extension in 2008 for an estimated $30 million.”

40% of contractual $ until original end of contract. Free to do speeches, book deals.

183 posted on 01/21/2011 7:42:19 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: rdl6989

Anyone notice the irony of this moron’s content on the site and then the name of his book?

“In a Special Comment, Countdown’s Keith Olbermann recounts asking every politician and commentator to renounce violent rhetoric and apologize for any use of it, even inadvertent.”

And then he titles his new book Pitchfork and Torches where he takes aim at Beck, et al. I suppose he doesn’t realize what those pitchfork and torches where used for when the mob took to the streeets?

What a moron. Good riddance. Now if we can get that hag Maddow off the airwaves...sheesh.


184 posted on 01/21/2011 7:42:35 PM PST by OgreTheGreat
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To: John W
He went off when they told him that the word "Countdown" is one of those words you can no longer say, like target & attack"
185 posted on 01/21/2011 7:42:53 PM PST by granite (This is America! This is the home of the FREE!!)
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To: John W
He went off when they told him that the word "Countdown" is one of those words you can no longer say, like target & attack"
186 posted on 01/21/2011 7:42:57 PM PST by granite (This is America! This is the home of the FREE!!)
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To: John W

LMAO


187 posted on 01/21/2011 7:43:32 PM PST by Licensed-To-Carry (Hey Obama! All you have done is awaken a sleeping giant and filled us with a terrible resolve!!)
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To: John W

It ain't over 'til the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hey, wait a minute. Stop that! Stop singing!

188 posted on 01/21/2011 7:43:41 PM PST by Hunton Peck (I am required to warn you that this metaphor is registered as a deadly weapon in 32 states.)
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To: John W

Music to read this thread by...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNQRfBAzSzo

FUKO


189 posted on 01/21/2011 7:44:55 PM PST by PGalt
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To: MindBender26

Drudge is still sleeping on this.


190 posted on 01/21/2011 7:46:24 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: John W

I had a dream, and tonight, that dream came true.

So long, Olberdouche. America is now a better place.


191 posted on 01/21/2011 7:46:32 PM PST by coaltrain (Obama's a Harvard lawyer like Elvis was a Black Belt)
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To: John W

I’m sure we’ll see him doing with a duet with Bill Maher on HBO this time next week. Those two eggheads were meant for each other.


192 posted on 01/21/2011 7:49:44 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: MindBender26

Thanks for your analysis. It would be nice to have a two year break from him.


193 posted on 01/21/2011 7:53:07 PM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: OrangeHoof

My bet is on “White House Spokesman” or perhaps MoooChelle will have him in the garden diggin’ taters.


194 posted on 01/21/2011 7:53:55 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: All
Best news I've heard all day... week.
195 posted on 01/21/2011 7:57:06 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: John W; All

Your Donations To FR Are Helping To Create
Embarassing MSM Moments Like This!!

196 posted on 01/21/2011 7:58:49 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: rdl6989

Actually pretty good for an opus. Bye Kieth!

Bye! Bye! (strangely it feels GOOD to bid him goodbye!)


197 posted on 01/21/2011 8:01:04 PM PST by DBrow
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To: John W

Odd.

I wonder why.

I’m thinking he was offered a better job somewhere. (Is the White House Press secretary job still open?)


198 posted on 01/21/2011 8:01:23 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: kristinn
This would have all been spelled out in his current contract.

The headline that he is fired / contract ending is wrong. What is happening simply is NBC is exercising sub-paragraph # 283,(b), LXXIV, (1) (or there abouts...) that says what happens when they choose to take him off air.

No modern talent contract requires them to give you airtime, but they have “play me or pay me” provisions. Only contract I ever knew that guaranteed airtime was Paul Harvey's.

Have a good weekend.

199 posted on 01/21/2011 8:04:15 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26
Comcast ......Leaning MSNBC Forward, tonight !!

Thank You, Comcast !!

200 posted on 01/21/2011 8:12:02 PM PST by W-Girl
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