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#1 Keith Olbermann Breaks Silence On MSNBC Exit; Could Earn $100M at Current TV06-07-2011, 02:12 PM
Christ, could anyone be this stupid???
NYCGirl (1000+ posts) Tue Jun-07-11 11:18 AM
Original message Keith Olbermann Breaks Silence On MSNBC Exit; Could Earn $100M at Current TV
Also, he's hired David Shuster, and Tim Russert was his champion at MSNBC.
*Olbermann says things turned for the worse after Tim Russert, one of his only allies at NBC, passed away. “Tim knew how to play them,” he says. “He managed to do that with every faction, with every complaint from the Republican side, with every complaint from the Democratic side, with every complaint from a staffer. He knew how to turn it into a conversation that ended in laughter. Tim, for the noblest of causes, could bullshit very well. And I admired him for it. It seems to sap my creative voice.”
*On the night of his final broadcast, Olbermann began the show not knowing if it was his last. In fact, when Olbermann went on air at 8 p.m. EST on January 21, neither he nor his staff knew this was his final broadcast. Olbermann had prepared two endings for the show; one with two readings from James Thurber, and another with a Thurber reading and his farewell to viewers. “As far as anybody knew,” says Olbermann. “I was doing the two Thurber stories.” Meanwhile, huddled off camera at Countdown’s Studio 1A Up, above the Today show’s Studio 1A, were Olbermann’s representatives (two ICM agents and Michael Price, Olbermann’s manager) and MSNBC president Phil Griffin and an NBC lawyer. At the 8:30 p.m. break, the parties agreed to release Olbermann out of his contract and he told his staff for the first time. Later, he and his team went out to eat at New York City’s Gramercy Tavern.
*He has not spoken to longtime mentee Rachel Maddow since leaving. "There were lots of people who were forced to choose sides. And particularly in Rachel's case, I didn't want to add to the pressure on her already. The last thing I need to do is be calling her up and saying, 'How's that Michael Steele working out for you?' Which is exactly what I would do if I were in the officeMay the FORCE be with you!
06-07-2011, 03:04 PM
$ 100 million????
I see Current has adopted The Air America business plan; wonder how long before the whole outfit sinks?CU's Paranormal Expert.
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06-07-2011, 04:47 PM"It's been fascinating, to see the assumption that this is some sort of bizarre move for me," he says. "I have achieved what I wanted to achieve. I'm better off at some sort of independent place where they not only like what I produce but also trust me to be the one to produce it."
*Of the time slot rivalry with MSNBC, he says, “I don’t think my former employers thought this was going to turn out quite this way. I just don’t think they thought they’d be in competition with me, so fast or at all,” Olbermann says of MSNBC, "and my understanding is this has left a certain tension over there."2011 CU Fantasy Baseball Champion
06-07-2011, 07:23 PM
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His audience just went to half that of MessNBC. Now only his mother watches him.Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
06-07-2011, 09:16 PM
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It wont fold out right, it is basicly run out of Al Gores basement, and funded by Gore, Barbra Streisand, Soros, and a host of other far left loons with money to waste.
This part I found interesting.
And particularly in Rachel's case, I didn't want to add to the pressure on her already.
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