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tsiya

OLBERMANN UNEMPLOYED

POLITICO Breaking News
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MSNBC said late Friday that the cable network and host Keith Olbermann "have ended their contract," and that his show "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" will no longer appear on the network after the current broadcast.

For more information... http://www.politico.com
coebul

Good riddance I have a couple more in mind on both sides of the isle.
scrutney

a couple of out of context paragraphs from the linked article:

Quote:
While sources within MSNBC pushed back against the speculation that Comcast wanted Olbermann to leave for ideological reasons, many who worked with the cable network said Olbermann’s fiery personality was likely to run afoul of his new corporate bosses sooner or later, anyway.


there it is, in a nutshell.
comcast...they won't even take over until 01/28.
this doesn't bode well for nbc's news division.
foxnews is making a chamber pot full of money.
i think comcast wants a piece of that.


Quote:
“For nearly eight years, Countdown with Keith Olbermann led the charge against conservative misinformation in prime time. He was one of the few voices in the media willing to hold the Bush administration accountable and fight the right-wing smears against progressives and their policies,” said David Brock, the CEO of liberal watchdog Media Matters.

“Keith is an innovator and an extremely talented broadcaster who showed there was a market for progressive views on cable news. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of him soon, and I eagerly await hearing of his next move. And on this evening, I wish him ‘good night and good luck’.”


good night fair prince.
yadda yadda yadda.
bieramar

For perspective; 2009 & 2010 data from Nielsen Media Research:

8PM-11PM
Percentage of total viewing audience of these 4 channels FoxNews, CNN, MSNBC, HLN, ages 25 to 54, in 2010;   plus decrease in total viewer audience from 2009 in parentheses.

FoxNews:  47.0% of total 4-channel audience (total viewers down -7% from 2009)

MSNBC:  23.3% (-10%)

CNN:  16.3% (-34%)

HLN:  13.5%  (-32%)
--- end Nielsen data ---

My comments:

Many viewers turned off all the top four watched news channels in 2010, shifting to other cable news channels and the internet for news, and to non-news programming for TV watching during this time slot.

In 2010 MSNBC jumped way ahead of both CNN and HLN in this time slot as a percentage of those watching the Big Four, but that doesn't seem due to being attracted to Olbermann; rather just non-interest in CNN/HLN programming.
My best-regarded source, Thirty Mile Zone (TMZ), reports that contract termination negotiations have been ongoing since Olbermann's two-day suspension a short while ago, and that his contract early termination payout includes a period of non-competition (TV only) clause, but does not preclude his appearing on live internet newscasts.

On a side note the best portal I've found to who really owns the media is http://www.mediaowners.com
auntmartymoo

Easy come.  Easy go.  Adios, ya big tool.
scrutney

i'm not kidding...comcast is going to kick nbc to the right.
fox news has proven that there's a biiiiiiiiig market in conservative news.
just a hunch.

watch for 'the east wing'...coming soon to an nbc affiliate near you.
auntmartymoo

Could be.  I've always thought it would be good for Fox to have some competition in the conservative realm.
tsiya

BREAKING NEWS

OLBERMANN HIRED BY FOX




coebul

scrutney wrote:
i'm not kidding...comcast is going to kick nbc to the right.
fox news has proven that there's a biiiiiiiiig market in conservative news.
just a hunch.

watch for 'the east wing'...coming soon to an nbc affiliate near you.
I couldn't agree more.  

But what I long for is a little less partisanship and a little more "NEWS".
scrutney

that didn't take long
from the huffington post:


Keith Olbermann, Senator? 'Draft Olbermann' For Senate Movement Launched

A movement has begun to draft Keith Olbermann to run for the Senate in Connecticut.

The movement was launched by Daily Kos contributor Stranded Wind, who wrote on Saturday that Olbermann--who, after his abrupt departure from MSNBC, has some time on his hands-- is "just old enough, smart enough, polished enough, and has all of the other attributes that would make him a darned good Senator for the state of Connecticut."

The movement now has a Twitter and Facebook page. On the Facebook page, the people behind the effort say they are "just a bunch of fans who want to see Keith Olbermann run for Senate- this voice is too important to be silenced."
coebul

Why not?  Get your butt canned at MSNBC and then run for Senator.  Sounds like a plan.
auntmartymoo

Hmmmm.  And maybe Christopher Walken will run against him.   Confused
puc reducks

auntmartymoo wrote:
Hmmmm.  And maybe Christopher Walken will run against him.   Confused


Really??!  I thought Bill O'Reilly would be a natural!   Very Happy
coebul

puc reducks wrote:
auntmartymoo wrote:
Hmmmm.  And maybe Christopher Walken will run against him.   Confused


Really??!  I thought Bill O'Reilly would be a natural!   Very Happy
Not enough money in it.
puc reducks

coebul wrote:
puc reducks wrote:
auntmartymoo wrote:
Hmmmm.  And maybe Christopher Walken will run against him.   Confused


Really??!  I thought Bill O'Reilly would be a natural!   Very Happy
Not enough money in it.


Coe,
You've posted an interesting comment (always do!).  Just "how much" is enough?  Your thoughts appreciated!
coebul

puc reducks wrote:
coebul wrote:
puc reducks wrote:
auntmartymoo wrote:
Hmmmm.  And maybe Christopher Walken will run against him.   Confused


Really??!  I thought Bill O'Reilly would be a natural!   Very Happy
Not enough money in it.


Coe,
You've posted an interesting comment (always do!).  Just "how much" is enough?  Your thoughts appreciated!
How much is enough for what?  

Are you asking me if there should be a limit on salaries?  Simple answer.  There is never enough.   If you have a contract with an employer to do XYZ and you do it or better you have fulfilled your end of the bargain the other side should do the same.  

18 to 24 months ago a big deal was being made about banking bonuses.  It seems that because Tarp was involved with bailing out the company the executive shouldn't be eligible for their bonus.  Well I look at it this way "IF" that executive was institutional in bring this country to it's knees that I will personally show you where he/she can stick that bonus...  But other execs that had nothing to do with the catastrophic collapse of the economy I believe their bonuses should have be handed to them with a hardy thanks a lot.  

As I remember there was one case of a manager not trading in Derviatives/CDOs/CDS or was in any way a part of the collapse, but he was hounded by ACORN and others including those Jack Asses Barney Frank and Cris Dodd.  These guys who were involved directly with the legislation writing that help to create this mess yet they figured they could take that mystical moral high ground and demand the managers bonus be returned... He did return it and told the CEO and Congress to straight to blazes.  I am being kind.    

Or are you asking me why Bill O wouldn't take the job of Senator and not enough.    

Billy O'Reilly has a huge market share and I am fairly confident he makes $$$$ annually.  Lou Dobbs on the other hand didn't have a large following and sooooo  he made $ and ultimately CNN canned him.  

Bill O owns his own production company and in doing so get a percentage of the take so to speak...  But if Bill O were to leave there would be a hole in programming at FOX.  He is a money maker.  

A Senator makes what $150k???  $200K???  O'Reilly spends that on 2 weeks in Barbados.    Bill O makes his money commenting on what others in government do.  The only way O'Reilly could afford to be a Senator is if he were on the dole.  Which opens up another discussion...  But I don't think O'Reilly is interested in public office and I just don't think there is enough legal/moral/ethical cash in the job...  

Does that answer your question????
puc reducks

S'pose so.

It was philosophical.
coebul

What did you want a figure?  I guess $millions.

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