Posts tagged Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann is Out at Current TV

I like a guy who ruins his bosses.

Special Message to the Programming Veeps at Cox Communications
You should send Olbermann a bottle of scotch: I planned on making a project out of you because you didn’t carry Current TV, but I don’t feel so motivated to do that any more.

I kill my bosses: so what?

On his reputation, Olbermann says: “I’m difficult for management. That’s why I have the reputation because nobody challenges management.” He adds that his run-ins are simply out of good conscience: “I stand up to people. I do not believe that simply because I signed a contract that that gives people the right to make [unilateral] decisions. As part of the process by which you hire me, you hire me. You just don’t hire an hour of me to do a performance.”

I guess that is how the internet works. Say that the person has no character and therefore his argument is deemed void. Sure there may be worse rhetoric at fox news (Beck) but Olbermann kept up with the likes of Hannity and O'Rielly in his tirades against the right. To say that you need Olbermann on the air to counterbalance the right is playing right into their hands and dumbing down the media. It is also a smack in the face to the likes of Rachel Maddow who is a strong but logical and smart leftist. But I know whatever I say will be tossed into the trash by your strong ego. Elas... — Asked by concretebeach

Too bad that you took it so personally. One picture is worth a thousand words
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You should have slept on that one.

This issue has been discussed.
One might (still) not like the tenor of the way Olbermann says or does anything - that is a subjective matter, a taste. Dad said that there is no accounting for taste. Still, the objection denies the objective and the empirical.
It’s one thing to say that you don’t like Olbermann, but if you can’t tell (or worse, lack the character to admit that you know) who is lying and who is not, that can’t be helped…a shame none the less. The difference is those who conflate Olbermann’s style with Olbermann’s content give comfort to those who willfully spread dumbth, polluting our national discourse.

This issue has been discussed.

One might (still) not like the tenor of the way Olbermann says or does anything - that is a subjective matter, a taste. Dad said that there is no accounting for taste. Still, the objection denies the objective and the empirical.

It’s one thing to say that you don’t like Olbermann, but if you can’t tell (or worse, lack the character to admit that you know) who is lying and who is not, that can’t be helped…a shame none the less. The difference is those who conflate Olbermann’s style with Olbermann’s content give comfort to those who willfully spread dumbth, polluting our national discourse.

Photo Of The Day For April 25

I was so proud of myself. I only recognized two of the people mentioned on the cover of this tabloid magazine:

#2: K.O. isn’t always after Sarah Palin.

Olbermann Fired by Comcast and his own petulance

redpilldiary:

America’s descent continues…

It’s a couple things: first, the part that everyone is leaving out: Olbermann is a petulant employee (as I noted before) and that has as much to do with his politics, which we’ve seen fairly presented by others on MSNBC, all be it, not as well thought out.

We had our chance to speak against the Comcast / NBCUI merger and not enough people spoke out. Now all we see are mere reactions to Olbermann being canned than anything forward looking making lemonade out of all this. If one wants to monkey wrench Comcast for this, monkey wrench the whole industry and resurrect the Fairness Doctrine. It’s an inept way of getting your point over to others, but it’s would be a great way to payback Comcast.

How sinister is Comcast? I suggest that one do research on the Board of Directors, see which other boards they sit on and see which federal political candidates they and the corporations they govern have donated to. Web searching, web searching and more web searching.

But it’s time to stick a fork in Olbermann at MSNBC: he is done there. The negative effect that media consolidation has on breadth of opinion just cannot be separated from the distaste that guys in corner offices on floors higher in number than they have fingers and toes have for on-air talent that pokes them in the eye a few times every year. That can’t be fixed.

The Last Edition of Countdown is airing now

Olbermann to explain after the commercial