Olbermann Exits MSNBC

22 Jan

This one is a bit sudden. Apparently MSNBC management was still simmering over the incident after the election where Olbermann had donated to several Democrat candidates…

Bad move, MSNBC!

The other burning question is what role MSNBC’s new owner Comcast played in the firing? And does this mean that Liberal Cable has been bought out by the right wing to silence Liberal voices? Is MSNBC on the way to becoming a Faux News KKKlone?

I wouldn’t terribly be surprised if MSNBC picks up Michael Steele.


Posted by on January 22, 2011 in Domestic terrorism, Faux News


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5 responses to “Olbermann Exits MSNBC

  1. brotherbrown

    January 22, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    He’s a bit of a diva and a loose cannon. Still, some of his commentaries cut to the bone and were precisely what needed to be said.

    Do news channels have that much influence that the firing of KO matters? I seldom get my news from TV.


    • btx3

      January 22, 2011 at 12:22 PM

      Yeah it does make a difference because of the Raygun destruction of the “Fairness Doctrine” allowing the rise of propaganda outlets like Faux News and Hate Radio. At least as long as MSNBC was on the left, there was some counter. In terms of it mattering, remember Faux News worked overtime in selling the Iraq War on false premises, not much different that the Hearst “Yellow Journalism” which led to the Cuba-American War early in the 20th Century. Biased news, without substantive counter allows the sale of the “Big Lie” – which is why conservatives want to control the airwaves.

      I think this was more about Olbermann being a Prima Donna than anything else – hopefully he will find a new home on the air.


  2. t-shirts101

    January 22, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    If it’s any consolation, cable “news” doesn’t receive the same attention it may have in the past. Fox and MSNBC can receive anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 viewers respectively, while American idle received some 25 million views.

    There was some poll taken recently (I don’t have the link, sorry) that stated Fox was the most distrusted news source out there, and cable “news” in general was on the decline as far as viewership. I think (I hope) the general public is getting tired of the rhetoric.


  3. brotherbrown

    January 22, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Perhaps HBO Showtime, or Sirius/XM are places where he could pop up.


    • btx3

      January 23, 2011 at 1:24 PM

      Mikkie has gotten used to living “high on the hog”. It will be interesting to see if he can actually earn money from his own labor to support that high living.



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