he may have been abruptly informed that he was history, perhaps even during last night’s show. That would also square with the experience of Josh Marshall, who was actually on Olbermann last night and had no sense that anything was amiss.
At least the reporter is nearly brave enough to suggest that being anything but accommodating for the powers that be ultimately see your proverbial backside escorted out onto the curb. But the use of the words – the separation was ‘mutual’ even had the chipmunks that we like to keep safe and warm under the bed covers and hibernating for the balance of winter wheezing for infallibility.
Then there’s fox’s reaction to the fiasco (how could one not be curious how Fox reacts to its major foe and bed time partner finally being undermined for good?)
fox : MSNBC issued a statement that it had ended its contract with the controversial host, with no further explanation. Olbermann hosted the network’s most popular show, but his combative liberal opinions often made him a target of critics.
Olbermann did not explain why he was leaving.
“MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” the network said.
What makes this article particularly amusing is that it fails to mention that Mr Olbermann was often a target of that very journal- FOX, but choosing to remain impartial this one time is beyond laughable. At least one could argue the bosses and peons at FOX have the good decency to snicker in silence, but one suspects as media hounds even they are somewhat disconcerted by the fact that a journalist has effectively been ousted out because he ran afoul with management- which should concern every legitimate journalist no matter their political leanings or what they like to carry to school in their lunch boxes.
Now it’s time to have a look at Gawker, the hustlers of cheap vitriol and highly sensational stories that would make any aspiring celebrity or editor gush in awe.The comment section at gawker can always be a good guide as to how the children of the valley feel about the(ir) emperor wandering the streets with no clothes on. Although one should bear in mind, it has always been Gawker’s policy to moderate their commentators so as to make sure their comments closely align to their own vision of utopia – which should also be disconcerting to those of us who feel even if those of us who disagree with our thoughts and opinions should still if we are to abide by the constitution and the purported freedoms of this nation that one should still be free to voice their opinions, no matter how objectionable. Nevertheless – a few choice reactions from the gawker cheering squad team should let us know how Gawker and its children feel about this fiasco and assault on media:
Some choice reactions that we picked out: