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KEITH WHO? MSNBC’S RATINGS UNAFFECTED BY HIS DEPARTURE

June 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC had little effect on the cable news network’s overall ratings during the last quarter, the New York Times observed today (Wednesday). During the quarter, Olbermann’s replacement, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, averaged 974,000 viewers, down only slightly from Olbermann’s average of 1.06 million during the same period […]

OLBERMANN’S DEBUT RATINGS ON CURRENT ARE ELECTRIC

June 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Some179,000 viewers 25-54 were able to find Countdown With Keith Olbermann on its first day on Al Gore’s Current TV channel, placing him only slightly behind his former channel MSNBC with 237,000 viewers and Fox with 735,000 but ahead of CNN with 89,000, according to Nielsen Research figures released Wednesday by Current. Oddly the network […]

OLBERMANN RETURNS — AS IF HE NEVER LEFT

June 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The oft-fired/oft-hired Keith Olbermann, lastly with MSNBC, returned to the cameras Monday night on Al Gore’s cable channel Current TV — and television critics agreed that it was as if he had never been gone. “He is the same fast-talking, hard-charging, unapologetically self-righteous defender of his version of liberal ideology that he always was. Only […]

MSNBC SUSPENDS ED SCHULTZ

May 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

MSNBC has suspended another one of its hosts. The Comcast-controlled cable news channel on Tuesday put Ed Schultz on a one-week hiatus without pay for calling conservative commentator Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut” on his syndicated radio program. MSNBC has a history of suspending its talent for remarks or activities that often aren’t related to […]

GORE BLASTS MURDOCH

May 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Vice President Al Gore has accused Rupert Murdoch of forcing Gore’s Current TV channel off Sky Italia, wholly owned by Murdoch’s News Corp, after Current hired liberal commentator Keith Olbermann to host a new talk show. In an interview with Britain’s Guardian newspaper, Gore said that Sky Italia’s decision came as “a complete shock” […]

GORE AND OLBERMANN HOPE TO PUT CURRENT ON MAP

February 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Vice President Al Gore has quickly come to the rescue of Keith Olbermann, who suddenly announced his departure from MSNBC last Friday. Gore has hired Olbermann to anchor a new talk show beginning this spring on his relatively obscure Current cable network, in the hopes that he may raise its profile and expand its […]

WHY DID OLBERMANN LEAVE MSNBC?

January 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The sudden departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC became the subject of TV columnists and a topic of discussion on television talk shows over the weekend, even as Olbermann and MSNBC declined to respond to questions about it. In his parting statement Olbermann remarked cryptically that anyone who has “been told what I have been […]

OLBERMANN STUNS VIEWERS, LEAVES MSNBC

January 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In an exit announcement made all the more surprising by the fact that no reasons for it were advanced, Keith Olbermann said at the end of tonight’s (Friday) show that it would be his last on MSNBC. He did not indicate whether he had quit or had been fired but hinted at the former, saying: […]

OLBERMANN RECEIVES BIG WELCOME ON HIS RETURN

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann’s return to MSNBC after a two-day suspension produced big ratings — not only for himself but for the other primetime hosts on the channel. Olbermann’s audience jumped by half as 1.5 million viewers tuned in to hear what he would have to say about his treatment by the network’s bosses. Rachel Maddow also […]

FAKE OLBERMANN EMAIL TRICKS WEBSITES

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Several politically oriented websites were punk’d Monday when they ran an email exchange between Philadelphia Daily News columnist Stu Bykofsky and a Keith Olbermann imposter. Bykovsky had received an email from keith@keitholbermann.com calling him “a moron” and saying, among other things that MSNBC boss Phil Griffin “did not suspend me. … I could have Phil […]

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