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Alec Baldwin blames his MSNBC firing on ‘fundamentalists’

Alec Baldwin blames his MSNBC firing on ‘fundamentalists’

Incendiary actor/activist Alec Baldwin lost his short-lived MSNBC talk show this week over his videotaped rant where he called a photographer a “fag” as part of an obscene outburst. The announcement came Tuesday in statements from both MSNBC and Baldwin’s publicist but Baldwin, never known for keeping his mouth shut, is firing back at his […]

A relaxed, laid-back Romney? That’s the report from the boys and girls on the bus

A relaxed, laid-back Romney?  That’s the report from the boys and girls on the bus

Is Mitt Romney finally learning how to campaign? Could be, if one can believe reports from the campaign trail. Kasie Hunt of The Associated Press says Romney is now “looser and largely gaffe-free” on the stump. Reports Hunt: The personal stories were slightly awkward. The small-town events tended toward the corny. His chats with voters […]

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 […]

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 […]