Olbermann Fired?!?! ROAR!

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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Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

One thought on “Olbermann Fired?!?! ROAR!”

  1. So much for the ~ liberal media ~ Haha!

    Not even big-money ratings save your ass when you’re liberal-left in corporate American media! When you’re liberal-left in American media, you’re merely tolerated, until you’re not anymore, and even with 2 years left on a $30 million contract, yer as worthy as dandruff.

    I never believed in MSNBC–Their broadcast of KOlb seemed resigned in the first place, like it was by default. A ranting sociopathic rightwinger would have grown into the timeslot and thrived. MSNBC knows this and will probably replace him with one, or with a “centrist” who pretends left and right are equal in America, “Fox News vs. PETA, clearly a fair fight! Or, is PETA running America? How can American industry keep up?!” Ummm, yeah.

    MSNBC merely tolerated Olbermann, but there’s nothing more uncool/unmanly/irritating than liberal-left views on American TV. TV is entertainment. In MSNBC’s “defense”, most of those rightwingers worship their parent companies; they’re super loyal, without any objectivity whatsoever. Olbermann didn’t seem like that. Maybe it was he who lacked commitment. He did not sufficiently worship at the alter of MSNBC, like a good company man should. In his case, he probably should have.

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