I’m fighting a cold and went to bed around 8:00 last night. Just woke up at 3:30 a.m. and checked my phone and I find a text message from my publisher saying that MSNBC has fired Keith Olbermann, one of the liveliest pundits down in the United States and a guy prairie dog is a fan of. Great. The termination presumably has nothing to do with his ratings, which were high. Was it his politics? MSNBC was just purchased by cable giant Comcast, which was able to pull off that sketchy media deal by greasing politicians to the tune of $11 million last year. I guess we now need to wonder whether this corporation doesn’t want people like you and me to have someone like Olbermann to listen to or watch. I’m sick, so I’m not going to wonder very hard about this. Money talks, and it looks like today it told a great pundit to shut up.

Meanwhile, Fox News still has Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin.

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