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  1. Thanks for breaking some excellent news for me. I tend to like MSNBC, obviously, but I couldn’t watch Olbermann. He was the Hannity of MSNBC and it was ridiculous and impossible to watch. Hopefully Rachel Maddow will step in to fill the 8 pm slot. She obviously has a liberal slant, but treats all her guests fairly, unlike Olbermann.

    Comment by AJ — January 21, 2011 @ 10:31 pm - January 21, 2011

  2. His fellow hatemonger must be sweating bullets (more than usual).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC3XxN0pdkg

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — January 21, 2011 @ 10:54 pm - January 21, 2011

  3. Olbermann is leaving for his new post in the WH as civility czar.

    Comment by Patriot Goddess — January 21, 2011 @ 11:19 pm - January 21, 2011

  4. One batsh*t crazy as*hole kicked to the curb, two more take his place, MSNBC moves Larry liar liar liar creepy liar O’Donnell and Sargent Schultzie up to replace him.

    The word seems to be that it wasn’t about his politics, just the fact that he was an insufferable prig/diva that cant get along with anyone, and that absolutely no one can stand (gee, imagine that).

    So they are replacing him with more affable as*holes?

    Comment by American Elephant — January 22, 2011 @ 12:24 am - January 22, 2011

  5. Olbermann is leaving for his new post in the WH as civility czar.

    Comment by Patriot Goddess

    Oh, that’s good! Threadwinner!

    Comment by American Elephant — January 22, 2011 @ 12:25 am - January 22, 2011

  6. Well AJ, they all suck but he was the one with the BIGGEST ratings, and replaced with the one with the WORST ratings. They must be kidding, but I guess maybe they want to become more centrist now that CNN has become way to lefty!!!! If they pick up a real RIGHT host or someone else then they will prick my ears.

    They also want to have more Centrist/Right hand guests feel welcome and also for the shareholders!

    Comment by Jesse — January 22, 2011 @ 12:40 am - January 22, 2011

  7. I echo American Elephant at #5!

    Comment by Seane-Anna — January 22, 2011 @ 1:54 am - January 22, 2011

  8. He’s got a plan for Monday morning:

    http://www.moonbattery.com/olbermann.jpg

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — January 22, 2011 @ 2:52 am - January 22, 2011

  9. Your statement that Olbermann’s ratings are behind Fox’s ratings suggests that you somehow think that popular sentiment is an arbiter of quality.

    OMG, really?

    This is a country that has elevated reality television to the top of ratings.

    I mean…this is a country where American Idol wasn’t cancelled after the first episode.

    Please, don’t appeal to “popular sentiment.” Appeal to reason and fact and qualitative argument.

    Comment by Evan Hurst — January 22, 2011 @ 6:16 am - January 22, 2011

  10. Oh, and if anybody didn’t understand what I was saying above, I was saying that this is mostly a nation of easily led rubes.

    It’s too bad, because we had such promise at one point.

    Comment by Evan Hurst — January 22, 2011 @ 6:19 am - January 22, 2011

  11. Oh, and if anybody didn’t understand what I was saying above, I was saying that this is mostly a nation of easily led rubes.

    THNAK YOU FOR CLEARIFICATING THAT!!!

    Comment by Throbert McGee — January 22, 2011 @ 7:45 am - January 22, 2011

  12. #10 Yes, thank you for explaining the 2008 Presidential election so clearly.

    Comment by The_Livewire — January 22, 2011 @ 9:29 am - January 22, 2011

  13. But MSNC still has Laurence O’Donnell, Ed SHulz, Contessa Brewer, & the anima animus chick, Rachel Maddow. MSNBC must clean house & do a complete revamp if they are serious. Flush out everyone at MSNBC. Otherwise, the rot remains, despite Olbermann’s departure.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — January 22, 2011 @ 9:38 am - January 22, 2011

  14. Olbermann Out…

    Trackback by Rhymes With Right — January 22, 2011 @ 9:38 am - January 22, 2011

  15. 9.Your statement that Olbermann’s ratings are behind Fox’s ratings suggests that you somehow think that popular sentiment is an arbiter of quality

    “Arbiter of equality?” No. Barometer of the marketplace of ideas? Yes.

    Batshit insane liberal rantings don’t sell in America for a reason.

    Nice strawman though.

    Comment by AF_Vet — January 22, 2011 @ 10:46 am - January 22, 2011

  16. How silly of you all, except this Evan. MSNBC and their ONLY host willing to critically lay into the President just parted company. And you’re happy? Maddow couldn’t get her obedient Demo-nose any farther up Obama’s butt if she lubed it first.

    As for flushing MSNBC out. That’ll happen, right after Murdoch and Ailes tend to their own Augean stables.

    Comment by Auntie Dogma — January 22, 2011 @ 10:56 am - January 22, 2011

  17. right after Murdoch and Ailes tend to their own Augean stables.

    Ummm, why would they flush away (‘Augean stables’…really?) the most profitable, most-watched network on Cable news? There’s a reason that the conservative FNC is the most popular cable news netwrok in the country and MSNBC is sucking Fox’s brown wind.

    You lefties aren’t very good at this whole capitalism thing are you?

    Comment by AF_Vet — January 22, 2011 @ 11:04 am - January 22, 2011

  18. If MessNBC is monitoring this:
    Could you please make Rachel ‘Baroness of Sound Bytes/Countess Out-of-Context/Empress of Edited-for-Content Maddow,
    the next victim (oops!) of your Human Resources ‘ax’ (oops!)

    Comment by rodney — January 22, 2011 @ 11:59 am - January 22, 2011

  19. I couldn’t be happier that this hate-monger is off the airwaves. Hopefully Chrissy “Thrill Up My Leg” Matthews will be next.

    BTW – Mediaite is reporting that MSNBC got rid of Olbermann for the same reason that proctologists retire: they got tired of dealing with… well, you know.

    Sorry, couldn’t resist. ;-)

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — January 22, 2011 @ 12:24 pm - January 22, 2011

  20. Hi Sebastian,
    “But MSNC still has Laurence O’Donnell, Ed SHulz, Contessa Brewer, & the anima animus chick, Rachel Maddow. MSNBC must clean house & do a complete revamp if they are serious. Flush out everyone at MSNBC. Otherwise, the rot remains, despite Olbermann’s departure.”

    And just have commentators who share the opinions that you have? Were is the fun in that?

    Comment by Cas — January 22, 2011 @ 12:55 pm - January 22, 2011

  21. Your statement that Olbermann’s ratings are behind Fox’s ratings suggests that you somehow think that popular sentiment is an arbiter of quality

    Um, DUH. That is the essence of both democracy AND capitalism. No wonder you reject it.

    You go right ahead and keep thinking Olbermann represented quality instead of fascist propaganda, considering his product was free, and nobody was buying it, 99.9% of America disagrees with you.

    When you give away a quality product — say an iphone — for free, you have NO problem finding a market. When you give away crap for free, nobody wants it except people who like to smear themselves with feces.

    Comment by American Elephant — January 22, 2011 @ 1:16 pm - January 22, 2011

  22. MSNBC and their ONLY host willing to critically lay into the President just parted company.

    You know, that is not necessarily a bad point considering the Obama administration (and thus Obama) JUST approved the sale of NBC to Comcast. I agree that Olbermann was occasionally willing to criticize Obama for not being fascist enough. Perhaps getting rid of troublemakers was part of the deal.

    Comment by American Elephant — January 22, 2011 @ 1:27 pm - January 22, 2011

  23. I never got the appeal of Rachel Maddow. I guess liberals just enjoy being condescended to by pretentious twits.

    Comment by V the K — January 22, 2011 @ 1:53 pm - January 22, 2011

  24. Some good schadenfreude as lefties wail and gnash their teeth over Olbie’s departure.

    With Olbermann silences, the Era of Free Speech has ended, and the Tyranny of Corporate Speech has begun in Earnest

    This is not about Olbermann. This is about the systematic dismantling of the progressive voice in this country.

    Comment by V the K — January 22, 2011 @ 2:15 pm - January 22, 2011

  25. I find the liberal position that we have to put the Government in control of Free Speech to keep the Corporations from having control of Free Speech… um… stupid.

    Comment by V the K — January 22, 2011 @ 2:18 pm - January 22, 2011

  26. Your statement that Olbermann’s ratings are behind Fox’s ratings suggests that you somehow think that popular sentiment is an arbiter of quality.

    I am always amused how Obama Party members like Evan Hurst will scream about how they represent the people while tut-tutting about how stupid the people are.

    But that’s typical. Evan Hurst is another Levi, one of those super-geniuses who could make the world so much better if it would just let him out from behind that spatula.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — January 22, 2011 @ 2:31 pm - January 22, 2011

  27. And just have commentators who share the opinions that you have? Were is the fun in that?

    Well, you could have “Fair and Balanced” instead of condescending liberal fart sniffers.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — January 22, 2011 @ 2:34 pm - January 22, 2011

  28. Can you spot the hypocrisy of Maddow and Mao/Stalin-NBC?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ7r5ivupTU

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — January 22, 2011 @ 2:43 pm - January 22, 2011

  29. I think all Americans would have been better off with Oldermann on air at MSNBC 5 nites a week. Better than walking the streets somewhere. For instance anyone know the damage David Shuster has been doing to little children since his dismissal?
    I understand MSNBC not going for ratings, trying to be “too good” for the ole capitalist benchmarks. But it’s not like they’ve been getting emmys or pulitzers either. It’s a car wreck.People who leave MSNBC and their prescription drugs behind, what other jobs do they qualify for. Certainly not anything in “journalism”.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — January 22, 2011 @ 5:01 pm - January 22, 2011

  30. [...] White House Civility Czar (shamelessly stolen from a commenter at [...]

    Pingback by NOMINATE: Where should Keith Olbermann go next? « American Elephants — January 22, 2011 @ 5:41 pm - January 22, 2011

  31. Civility-schmility: I wanna see Republicans do THIS to Nancy Pelosi

    Comment by American Elephant — January 22, 2011 @ 9:12 pm - January 22, 2011

  32. OOOPS, wrong link

    Comment by American Elephant — January 22, 2011 @ 9:14 pm - January 22, 2011

  33. 31 It’s even better with subtitles:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haRZxPw0JYg&NR=1

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — January 23, 2011 @ 3:50 pm - January 23, 2011

  34. I know it won’t happen… But… Wouldn’t be fun to have Olberman end up getting a show on FOX? Do you know how many peoples heads would explode?

    Comment by Sonicfrog — January 24, 2011 @ 11:22 am - January 24, 2011

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