I am still too angry to blog this. So for now, just watch Keith's final moments on MSNBC. Then get angry too. We're going to need a lot of that anger in the coming years. This is just the beginning of a long and bloody war for the future of media, journalism, and America.
It is not specifically Keith Olbermann I am concerned about. It is the role that Countdown, and he together played as the only really reliable nightly megaphone the left had in this country, of late. Yes, @maddow has also been very important, but Keith was the center of gravity at @MSNBC, and under him, MSNBC became the only nightly conduit that we had to balance anything happening over on the evil thug's network. Keith may be planning on taking his gravity to a new venue, perhaps one of his own making. Let's hope so. In the meantime, we still have a country that is sliding into the sea, and as of now, we've lost one of the few bulwarks that we had.
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1/23/11 10:00 am — And now, the K.O. Bashers step up: Why I'm glad Keith Olbermann is gone — LATEST
- 1/22/11 05:560 pm — Keith Olbermann Wanted Out of MSNBC (politicsUSA).
- 1/22/11 03:40 pm — Olbermann’s MSNBC Exit Was Weeks in the Making
- 1/22/11 00:00 am — Olbermann's secret deal (TMZ.com)
- 1/22/11 09:13 am — Keith Olbermann's says "fired" to Wapo's Greg Sargent
- 1/22/11 08:48 am — NBC Universal Fires Keith Olbermann Ahead of Comcast Merger (Wired)
- 1/22/11 08:36 am — Appears-Keith Is Returning To-Sports (Daily Kos/Ipsos diary)
- 1/21/11 10:03 pm — Comcast Response to Questions about MSNBC and Keith Olbermann
- 1/22/11 00:00 am — Check back open for new items here.
- The Disappearance of Keith Olbermann (Robert Parry)
- Did Keith Olbermann Bolt MSNBC to Create Media Empire? (Updated)
- Olbermann Hosts Last Countdown — New York Times
- Transcript of this video — via Hissyspit