Keith Olbermann

Goodbye Keith Olbermann and good riddance

Goodbye Keith Olbermann and good riddance

Keith Obermann, the fire-breathing sit-down comic masquerading as a journalist, arrived at Current TV like a Tasmanian devil, all whirling dervish praising his own self-perceived greatness while demanding perks and special treatment. From the beginning, the Olbermann-Current relationship was a marriage made in hell, an attention-grabbing ploy doomed to failure.  Larger, more-established networks had tried […]

Olbermann: Violence has no place in a Democracy

Olbermann: Violence has no place in a Democracy

MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann, commenting on the tragic shooting in Arizona that took the life of a federal judge, a nine-year-old girl and four others and left a Congressman gravely wounded, says violence has no place in our society. He’s right and this commentary of his says it best. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world […]

Matthews on Matthews: “I’m the best.”

Matthews on Matthews: “I’m the best.”

Ronald Reagan used to urged his GOP faithful to “never speak ill” of other Republicans. The Gipper is probably pounding the inside of his casket these days. Now Chris Matthews of Hardball says he doesn’t believe journalists should talk about other journalists. He did so, of course, after speaking about a number of others in […]

Gingrich: I ain’t debatin’ if Matthews or Olbermann is moderatin’

Gingrich: I ain’t debatin’ if Matthews or Olbermann is moderatin’

If former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich runs for President in 2012 — and many GOP insiders feel he will — one thing is for sure: He won’t appear for any debates moderated by MSNBC‘s Keith Olbermann or Chris Matthews. Gingrich considers both as shills for Democrats. MSNBC has come under fire not only […]

MSNBC suspends Scarborough for donations to GOP candidates

MSNBC suspends Scarborough for donations to GOP candidates

MSNBC said Friday that “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough will be suspended for donating to four Republican candidates in local Florida races, two weeks after Keith Olbermann was suspended for making political contributions to Democrats. Scarborough said he agreed with the two-day suspension, which is the same duration as Olbermann’s. The donations, first reported by […]

MSNBC President threatened to fire Keith Olbermann

MSNBC President threatened to fire Keith Olbermann

MSNBC President Phil Griffin threatened to fire bombastic host Keith Olbermann during his suspension over donations to political candidates. Media writer Howard Kurtz reports in The Daily Beast that Griffin told Olbermann’s manager that he would fire the problem child “news” show host if Olbermann went public on rival networks with comments about his suspension. […]

Olbermann saga highlights the decline of journalism

Olbermann saga highlights the decline of journalism

Keith Olbermann returned to his chair as host of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on MSNBC Tuesday night — ending his short suspension without pay for violating the rules of his employer. His suspension — such as it was — kept him off the air for Friday and Monday nights. When you make about $7 million […]

Olbermann suspension ends Tuesday

Olbermann suspension ends Tuesday

MSNBC says Keith Olbermann will be back on the air Tuesday, ending his suspension for violating NBC’s rules against making political donations after two shows. MSNBC’s chief executive Phil Griffin said late Sunday that after several days of deliberation, he had determined that two days off the air was “an appropriate punishment for his violation […]

MSNBC suspends Keith Olbermann indefinitely over political contributions

MSNBC suspends Keith Olbermann indefinitely over political contributions

MSNBC Friday suspended Keith Olbermann, the volatile host of “Countdown,” indefinitely and without pay because the “news anchor” contributed to three Democratic candidates. MSNBC President Phil Griffin said he became aware of Olbermann’s contributions late Thursday and suspended the anchor because the contributions violated NBC‘s “news policy and standards.” Olbermann expressed no regret and did […]