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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    There's an obvious and glaring omission from this thread ... it's a none too subtle message to Olbermann.




    My comment is that finally, the little prima donna at MSNBC has a final temper tantrum and quits. Not too surprising - it'll happen again at MSNBC if Comcast keeps their current roster of commentator/entertainers.

    Lastly - does anyone know the significance of Olbermann reading the short story "The Scotty who knew too much" as the last 3 minutes of his broadcast? Is the skunk "Fox News", is the porcupine "his conservative enemies" and is the farm dog "MSNBC management" and is he claiming high ground by stating he was, all along, "asking questions" and now plays the "martyr"? Here's Thurbers story:

    Quote Originally Posted by "The Scotty who knew too much" by James Thurber

    The Scotty Who Knew Too Much
    James THurber

    Several summers ago there was a Scotty who went to the country for a visit. He decided that all the farm dogs were cowards, because they were afraid of a certain animal that had a white stripe down its back. "You are a pussy-cat and I can lick you," the Scotty said to the farm dog who lived in the house where the Scotty was visiting. "I can lick the little animal with the white stripe, too. Show him to me." "Don't you want to ask any questions about him?" said the farm dog. "Naw," said the Scotty. "You ask the questions."

    So the farm dog took the Scotty into the woods and showed him the white-striped animal and the Scotty closed in on him, growling and slashing. IT was all over in a moment and the Scotty lay on his back. When he came to, the farm dog said, "What happened?" "He threw vitriol," said the Scotty, "but he never laid a glove on me."

    A few days later the farm dog told the Scotty there was another animal all the farm dogs were afraid of. "Lead me to him," said the Scotty. "I can lick anything that doesn't wear horseshoes." "Don't you want to ask any questions about him?" said the farm dog. "Naw," said the Scotty. "Just show me where he hangs out." So the farm dog led him to a place in the woods and pointed out the little animal when he came along. "A clown," said the Scotty, "a pushover," and he closed in, leading with his left and exhibiting some mighty fancy footwork. In less than a second the Scotty was flat on his back and when he woke up the farm dog was pulling quills out of him. "What happened?" said the farm dog. "He pulled a knife on me," said the Scotty, "but at least I have learned how you fight out here in the country and now I'm going to beat you up." She he closed in on the farm dog, holding his nose with one front paw to ward off the vitriol and covering his eyes with the other front paw to keep out the knives. The Scotty couldn't see his opponent and he couldn't smell his opponent and he was so badly beaten that he had to be taken back to t he city and put in a nursing home.

    Moral: It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    Good riddance to that smarmy jerkoff.
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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    Where will the liberals gets all their facts to back themselves up in debate now? Where oh where oh where?
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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

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    big baby had a tantrum and quit!

    Comcast didn't fire Keith Olbermann, company VP says - National TV on DVD | Examiner.com
    Since the very abrupt announcement Friday night that Keith Olbermann and his "Countdown" show were parting company, there's been speculation over whether this was voluntary or whether Comcast, the new owner of NBC Universal, was involved. We reported last night that the stream of Twitter posts Olbermann left going into the show may have been a clue to what prompted the surprising turn of events.

    However, Sena Fitzmaurice, Vice President of Corporate Communications issued an official response on Comcast's official blog insisting Comcast had nothing to do with it. In a post titled "Comcast Response to Questions about MSNBC and Keith Olbermann," Fitzmaurice wrote, "Comcast has not closed the transaction for NBC Universal and has no operational control at any of its properties including MSNBC. We pledged from the day the deal was announced that we would not interfere with NBC Universal's news operations. We have not and we will not."

    There has been no response from Olbermann yet to confirm or deny this any of this as of yet. It'll be interesting when the back story emerges as it likely will.
    But maybe the best clue were the final words from Olbermann's usual quote from James Thurber that ended his Friday shows. "It is better to ask some of the questions than know all of the answers," he said.

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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Where will the liberals gets all their facts to back themselves up in debate now? Where oh where oh where?
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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    I wouldn't be too happy if I was a conservative. Now they won't be able to respond any time someone complains about O'Reilly, Beck, or Hannity with: "but Olbermann _________!"

    Personally, I don't care. Never watched Olbermann, and didn't much like what I saw in clips.

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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Bob Beckel, Kristin Powers, Juan Williams, The Rev Al Sharpton, off the top of my head - Mara Lliason - not exactly shrinking violets. Colmes was every bit as annoying to my con tastes as any of the others mentioned, be he wasn't rude generally, (and I often thought Hannity appeared to be so to him and I didn't like it) but I think libs took a disliking to him simply because he worked at Fox.
    Look at the list that you mentioned. When I watched Fox I never saw Beckel, so I can't comment on him. Williams ended up agreeing with O'Reilly or Hannity most of the time, Powers disagreed, but never really said things with much force or she was like yeah I am disappointed in the Democrats. And Sharpton...hell most liberals don't even like the guy and he just ends up giving liberals a bad name more than not. And you are right Colmes wasn't rude, but he was completely submissive to Hannity.

    And just so it doesn't seem like I am attack Fox, my Freshman year my roommate watched Chris Matthews and I pointed out to him a few times how the Republicans were just weak compared to Matthews. And in my opinion I think it has more to do with what opinion the show wants the public to believe is the more valid one.

    "Weak and submissive?" Let's think about that. Many libs have said they will not - WILL NOT - appear on Fox. Not exactly a bold and powerful stance. If libs appear that way to you, maybe it's not so much their personalities as their arguments, heard side by side with cons.
    Agreed it, at times, is a girlish stance, but I remembered after Fox took a piece of a Colbert interview to smear a Democrat Congressman I didn't really blame them all that much. And I think it has more to do with the way the argument was presented more than the actual argument. I mean yeah sure sometimes the conservative host had a better argument and that was that. But then there were a lot of times where when I was listening I was thinking to myself there is a much stronger argument you could be making, so why not make it. And I felt the same way at times when I was watching Matthews.

    If you care to reply, I'm interested in hearing what would give Fox balance in your view. Thanks in advance.
    Honestly, I don't think you can give any news network balance, given the way the media is set up now. I mean you have four or five corporations that own everything and they want to make money and get viewers, so they will put on what they want people to hear, but also what they want people to hear. That is the great thing about Fox because it shows it. Fox is the right's version of MSNBC that wasn't there before. So, to give any news network balance I think you would have to move away from this way the media is set up. Granted I could be wrong, I just started a class on U.S. Media and Politics, so I could discover a different reason by the semester's end.

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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    True that... but then again, there are some leftists on here that believe just because you are a Conservative (like myself) that means you love Sarah Palin (which I most certainly do not) and are a birther (which couldn't be further from the truth)...
    Truth people LOVE to use generalizations.

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    What happened to hockey on ESPN? There used to be a ton of hockey games on ESPN -- both NHL and college... what happebed?
    It isn't as popular anymore, and they get better numbers showing college basketball and the NBA instead. I mean I still get to watch the Bruins up here on NESN, but when BU isn't home I have to listen to it online because it is only on NESN when they are playing BC.

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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    O'Donnell has moved into Keith's timeslot and The Ed Show will be at 10. My question is why do they have Hardball playing at 5 and 7? Can't they find someone to fill in that time?


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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The power of right wing corporatism strikes again. And all the little right wing toadies can now be content that the guy the said nobody watched or listened to has been silenced. But they want it both ways. They will celebrate and gloat but still insist nobody viewed him and he was no threat. Even in their revelry they wallow in their hypocrisy.

    KO had two years to go on a contract that would pay him $7.5 million for each year.
    Dude, all cable media is corporate controlled.
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