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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Dude, all cable media is corporate controlled.
    That is not news. What is news is that a corporation involved in this field puts politics ahead of its bottom line and ratings.
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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    this from Deadline Hollywood

    The statement (below) about Keith Olbermann's exit came without warning. The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell will move to 8 PM weekdays on MSNBC, and The Rachel Maddow Show remaining at 9 PM, with The Ed Show starring Ed Schultz moving to 10 PM. Cenk Uyger of the liberal "Young Turks" will be taking over Ed's 6 PM slot. The moves are simultaneous with new owner Comcast starting to show its hand over the broadcast network and cable NBCU after receiving FCC approval. "He's been very problematic," an NBCU source told Deadline about Comcast's attitude to Olbermann. Officially, the Comcast takeover is next week. But word has been circulating for months now that the new owners have wanted to "tinker" with MSNBC and had many changes in store, including a right turn for the left-wing cable channel so that it represents both political points of view more evenly. It is well known that both Comcast chief Brian Roberts and NBCU chief Steve Burke have donated heavily to the Republican party with Burke more recently donating money to a few Democrats as well as heavily to Republicans. Roberts was a co-chairman of the host committee at the 2000 Republican Convention while Burke raised at least $200,000 for George W Bush’s re-election campaign.

    Olbermann hosts the highest-rated program on MSNBC. His Countdown averaged 1 million viewers, down a modest 10% from 2009. However, he's known as a very polarizing figure and a loose cannon, and became more and more of a liability for MSNBC. In November, he was briefly suspended for making Democratic campaign contributions -- and then reinstated. Olbermann's exit follows yesterday's departure of NBC primetime president Angela Bromstad in a housecleaning there.
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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    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 _________!"
    No worries, there's still Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz (who's probably even worse), whoever the dip**** is the replaces Olbermann, and all of Media Matters. Our right wing conspiracy really needs to get on the stick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    No worries, there's still Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz (who's probably even worse), whoever the dip**** is the replaces Olbermann, and all of Media Matters. Our right wing conspiracy really needs to get on the stick.
    Be patient. The other shoe or shoes will fall. Your right wing conspiracy is indeed on the stick and riding it hard.
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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    That is not news. What is news is that a corporation involved in this field puts politics ahead of its bottom line and ratings.
    have you any proof for this allegation?



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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Be patient. The other shoe or shoes will fall. Your right wing conspiracy is indeed on the stick and riding it hard.
    Seriously Haymarket, if this is a right wing conspiracy to silence the left, why replace Olbermann with someone just as liberal?
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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    have you any proof for this allegation?
    We have already established that he was not fired because of ratings since his ratings led the entire network.

    We have already established he was successful in the task he was hired to perform, lead MSNBC past CNN in the ratings.

    We have already established that not one person can demonstrate any proof that MSNBC has lost as much as one red cent from Olbermann and his show.

    So the normal business reasons for firing him simply do not exist.

    On the other hand, we have the political record of the new owners of MSNBC as movers and shakers in the GOP and they are opposite of that of KO.

    So we have the complete absence of the usual business reasons for a shows cancellation but the existence of a partisan political motive by the new owners whose takeover was approved this very week.

    Yes, that is evidence enough to continue looking at this entire issue very closely.
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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Seriously Haymarket, if this is a right wing conspiracy to silence the left, why replace Olbermann with someone just as liberal?
    Hang on, I think I got this. I speak a little bit of tinfoil.

    Because they guy replacing him will be under their control so they can... something something. (sorry, my translations aren't that great)
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Seriously Haymarket, if this is a right wing conspiracy to silence the left, why replace Olbermann with someone just as liberal?
    I suspect if we are patient we will get the definitive and final answer to your question.
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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Hang on, I think I got this. I speak a little bit of tinfoil.

    Because they guy replacing him will be under their control so they can... something something. (sorry, my translations aren't that great)
    LOL, you need better reception. Stop using recycled tin foil.
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