Olbermann Bought Out?

TMZ suggest that he wasn’t fired as much as bought out to go away:  Keith Olbermann’s Exit — Secret Deal.

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  1. Ben Wolf says:

    Doesn’t surprise me at all Olbermann refused to toe the line set by his corporate masters.

  2. Ben Wolf says:

    Actually it wouldn’t surprise me if this were the first step in moving MSNBC to the “center”, filling the channel with 24/7 Morning Joe type shows.

  3. Jeff says:

    good riddance, the man was a fool …

  4. Fancyod says:

    The only fools are the one who don’t listen to truth and facts

  5. matt says:

    Ben : I find it amusing that you think a show hosted by a former Republican member of congress as being an example of the mythical “center”….

  6. matt says:

    I used to enjoy Olbermann back before his special comments stuff.. I also enjoyed his early special comments but anymore he just behaves like an obnoxious left winger…