The Shotgun Blog
Saturday, January 22, 2011
"We wish him well."
I bet you do:
Sources said talks between MSNBC and Olbermann about his departure had been going on for weeks, but it's not clear when the final decision to boot him was made.The exact reason for his departure was not announced, but the network last night in a statement said "MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract," and added, "We wish him well."
I'm not much for American Cable News. Olbermann, however, was just a cut below.
Posted by Richard Anderson on January 22, 2011 | Permalink
I hope he runs for president. Really.
Posted by: dp | 2011-01-22 1:33:16 PM
I like watching Keith's show it is very informative and is very straight forward unlike Fox News which many of you foolishly watch even though you know you are being lied to makes me think of the war in Iraq a war started basically on lies and was proven so yet we continue to fight there JUST DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE.
I respect Keith's journalism so much that I got hooked onto his show i was flipping through the channels a year and a half ago seeing what all the major news networks are talking about off course Fox news just made me switch the channel right away then same thing happened with CNN but not as swift as fox I then turned to MSNBC watched the whole episode of "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" and was immediately hooked not only can I see the true sense of journalism from this guy I can also see what he was bringing to the show was the Truth something foxnews is the opposite of.
I am very disappointed with Keith's decision cause hes one of the last few real journalists around that will tell it like it is much less so with Jon Stewart who although chooses the satirical route with his show yet he tell you the news without covering up the truth like foxnews yes foxnews. One thing that comes to mind that may be the reason for his sudden unfortunate departure might be the Gabrielle Gifford's shooting and the not surprising post response from our very patriotic politicians. I couldn't be more disgusted when Sarah Palin and the likes thereof acted like they had no accountability for what happened even though she proudly used terms like RELOAD! I can see why Keith might not want to be any part of such a corrupt and atrocious system of government where blame is passed onto each other instead of claiming accountability like Keith did and surprisingly John McCain. Although they are not directly responsible for the Arizona shooting they stood up and said something out of their hearts instead of their behinds like Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, & Rush Limbaugh have been doing.
I wish Keith all the best kind of like how i did the same with Dan Rather who was also a journalist I had huge respects for its a shame how we just keep sinking deeper and deeper into the abyss where the truth is very hard to come by its all up to Jon Stewart Now.
Posted by: NotoriousRambo | 2011-01-22 1:46:10 PM
Keith was a lying socialist douchebag. He didn't know what he was talking about. He was as big a loser as that senile old bat Phil Donohue and his ratings prove it. MSNBC is a lousy news network that no one watches. We have Chris O'Donnell the self professed socialist. We have Ed Schultz who claims that when he was conservative he used to mock the homeless(once an idiot always an idiot). Finally, we have Rachel Maddow a swarmy obnoxious twit that puts on airs like she is smarter than everyone else in the room(also she doesn't think that private citizens should be allowed to keep firearms in their homes). No wonder the best part of MSNBC is their prison show "Lockup" on the weekend! MSNBC is a component of a larger network NBC that has lousy news coverage and mostly garbage entertainment(only good shows are "The Office" and "Outsourced"). This is why Fox News is winning the news ratings and CBS the entertainment ratings("Hawaii Five-O", "Big Bang Theory, NCIS", "Rules of Engagement", "Two and a Half Men").
I don't always agree with Fox News but I feel that with O'Reilly and Neil Cavuto that I get balanced news analysis. As for Hannity, I don't expect balance from him. Hannity's show is not news analysis. It is just him stating his opinion. Also, I find Beck very entertaining. I don't support all his theories. In addition, I don't agree with all the conclusions that he draws from American history. However, I can tell you as someone with a history degree that his facts are pretty dead on. If Beck is doing anything, he is at least getting Americans to learn their history. That alone I appreciate.
Posted by: Ed | 2011-01-22 2:22:55 PM
Why do I feel like I just watched an old episode of Crossfire?
Notoriousrambo- You funny!
Posted by: dp | 2011-01-22 4:36:45 PM
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