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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I suspect if we are patient we will get the definitive and final answer to your question.
    In other words, you can't come up with a plausible answer.
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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    In other words, you can't come up with a plausible answer.
    Sure - I can speculate on why they are doing this. And if that is what you are fairly asking me to do knowing that I cannot prove what I suspect and you cannot disprove what I suspect, I will provide my musings on that question you ask. Is that what you want?
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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Sure - I can speculate on why they are doing this. And if that is what you are fairly asking me to do knowing that I cannot prove what I suspect and you cannot disprove what I suspect, I will provide my musings on that question you ask. Is that what you want?
    Yes, I'd genuinely like to hear it. I'm not asking for proof.
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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    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.
    you have no clue why he was fired. Since you aren't management of the company that he worked for all you can do is speculate

    but one thing is true-you sure are squealing like a stuck pig over that hack getting canned

    wtf was olberman--a second rate student at Cornell who started his career as a jocksniffing sports reporter with no real athletic background.

    nothing is funnier than watching a guy who never was an elite athlete pretending to know about sports and competition.

    then that same schmuck started commenting about politics with about the same level of education and experience that he brought to sports

    the guy is pretty much a joke to me



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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    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.
    He wanted more money than they wanted to pay him and he was an argumentative prick that they didn't particularly trust or care for.

    Seems pretty ****ing plausible, unless you're the kind of person who always looks for black helicopters.

    edit: Here's the part that kills me - you're implying that these evil corporate execs fired Olbermann to silence him because he's such a powerful and honest voice for the left. If that were actually the case, then why did he sign off on the confidentiality agreement they offered him?

    Either this was just a standard contract dispute, or Olbermann is actually a corporate sell out.
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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 _________!"

    Personally, I don't care. Never watched Olbermann, and didn't much like what I saw in clips.
    We still have Pelosi, Reid, Dean . . . and their lackeys Matthews, Krugman, Maher . . .

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

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    Seriously Haymarket, if this is a right wing conspiracy to silence the left, why replace Olbermann with someone just as liberal?
    I would guess it is because KO is the shining beacon of the aggressive progressive who the right hate more than any other single person on the tube. By replacing him with anyone - even another liberal - they have done what most of those on the right would love to do if they had the chance. They know that O'Donnell does not have anywhere near the following of KO and is not replayed on other liberal sites the way KO is. I strongly suspect that Comcast is behind this and engineered the entire thing one way or the other.
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    Re: Keith Olbermann announces tonight's Countdown as his last show!

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I strongly suspect that Comcast is behind this and engineered the entire thing one way or the other.
    You can suspect anything you like. Probelm is, since the merger has not completed, Comcast has not legal right or ability to have the liberal ball licker KO fired, promoted, or anything in between. Comcast has already said publicly they had nothign to do with it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
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    I would guess it is because KO is the shining beacon of the aggressive progressive who the right hate more than any other single person on the tube. By replacing him with anyone - even another liberal - they have done what most of those on the right would love to do if they had the chance. They know that O'Donnell does not have anywhere near the following of KO and is not replayed on other liberal sites the way KO is. I strongly suspect that Comcast is behind this and engineered the entire thing one way or the other.
    So you're saying Olbermann is a pussy who would sit by and let this happen in order to get paid a few extra million?
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