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Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 01/23/2011

Keith Olbermann's departure

By Jennifer Rubin

As Howard Kurtz and others have reported, Keith Olbermann's departure was in the works for some time. Last fall I learned from some of those involved in the dispute that MSNBC didn't quite have the grounds to fire him when it was revealed that he gave political contributions to politicians, including those he interviewed on air. But news execs considered it only a matter of time before Olbermann would go.

It is remarkable, actually, that he lasted as long as he did.

For starters, the virulent anti-Bush sentiment that he championed, and around which the left-leaning network built its image, has played out. The country doesn't hate George W. Bush. In fact, undiluted pro-Obama sentiment has played itself out. Like 1970's wide ties, Olbermann is out of sync with the current political ethos. When Obama is moving to the center and political elites -- minus Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) - are making a fuss over civility, MSNBC is suddenly so yesterday. Actually, so 2006.

Next, is Olbermann himself. Ben Affleck's Saturday Night Live impersonation wasn't a parody, it was a scathing imitation. Olbermann's difficult personality is infamous. As his ratings declined and MSNBC found able alternative hosts, who could blame his bosses for ending their non-stop aggravation?

Then there is the matter of pride. MSNBC -- and NBC -- couldn't be taken seriously as long as Olbermann was the 800-pound gorilla in the room, jumping up and down and rattling the cage. No matter how David Gregory strove to fill the Meet the Press host chair and project a dignified image, Olbermann was a vivid example of the worst of crass and undisciplined entertainers-turned-faux-journalists. He was the face of MSNBC, and he became the face of the broadcast network among the majority of ordinary viewers who don't distinguish between the two.

It's not yet clear if Olbermann's departure is the beginning or the end of a MSNBC makeover. This could well be an isolated instance, having more to do with Olbermann's idiosyncratic behavior than a rebranding of the network. But MSNBC execs can take some satisfaction in knowing that, in parting ways with Olbermann, they did more to promote national civility than any single action in years.

By Jennifer Rubin  | January 23, 2011; 12:19 PM ET
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Jennifer Rubin, you are so far off the mark. How can you even call yourself a journalist? Olbermann is the most important liberal/progressive voice in America today. You are the one who is so "yesterday". What a piece of crap that commentary was.

Posted by: robertjj11 | January 23, 2011 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Jennifer Rubin is a joke. Nothing sums up the planet she lives on so much as the advertisement for "Calvin Peeing on Obama" appearing on the page with her tripe.

Posted by: meade1 | January 23, 2011 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Let me get this right. The dog and pony show the Beck puts on is real reporting. Give me a break. You've got to look at all these guys with thought as to what they're trying to say. I agree that Keith's comments just build a larger bridge between left and right but Fox is the King (and Queen) of the split parade.

Posted by: bob7704 | January 23, 2011 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Your column could have been written about O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, etc. "Crass and undisciplined", "lack of civility", "non-stop aggravation"--Funny you have no criticism of their far worse comments and traitorous opinions. They've been doing it longer and with more mean-spirit than MSNBC. Right-wingers love being extremists and obviously you see no fault in their loud and dangerous statements.

Posted by: amac3 | January 23, 2011 12:47 PM | Report abuse

This sounds more like (bad) gossip than reporting......from someone I have never heard of before.

Posted by: marionetta1 | January 23, 2011 12:48 PM | Report abuse

What a right wing hack job this article was!!!!

Kieth was just about the only journalist pursuing and telling the truth five years ago. You do remember five years ago, eight years ago? Just about every journalist was being successfully intimated. Now the plutocrats are completing their buying up the American press. Rupert Murdock, Brian Roberts, the Koch brothers and a few other billionaires have a firm grip on the miss-information machine. Hooray for the filthy rich.

Posted by: dkcoon | January 23, 2011 12:49 PM | Report abuse

sounds like u pleading for fox2. sure is not enough?

Posted by: ek_ere | January 23, 2011 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Even Alan Grayson has a few fans left, so it is not surprising to learn that Olbermann does as well, particularly in these pages.

They will, no doubt, make his future programs as competitive with "O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, etc." as his past one was not.

Posted by: meta-materialist | January 23, 2011 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Although I hear/see little of O'Reilly, Rush, every syllable they utter is subjected to a functional colonoscopy and when though "uncivil" widely publicized. In this way people have an opportunity to see what is judged, by people who judge such things, to be their "worse". On this basis any reasonable person would be compelled to reach the conclusion that their programs are rather dramatically more civil and restrained than the material on offer from Chris Matthews, the very embodiment of "civlity", or what passes for such at MSNBC.

Posted by: cavalier4 | January 23, 2011 1:04 PM | Report abuse

So true Jennifer. Keep up the good work. I love it when you rile the infantile left.

Posted by: vausa22923 | January 23, 2011 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Jennifer, you have written a fair and accurate article. Pay no attention to these lefties who have jumped on your back like hyenas. That's what they do when one of their own is called into account. Happens all the time. Here's my article on Olbermann's demise: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6251746/keith_olbermann_msnbcs_bad_boy_fired.html?cat=9

Posted by: denniscopson | January 23, 2011 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Good job, Jennifer. Olbermann truly is obnoxious, but so is the rest of MSNBC. However, I was under the impression they sought to be the network of choice for our "progressive" friends, in which case Olbermann will be replaced by someone just as bad. On the other hand, perhaps they have decided to cede the left to CNN, and chart a more centrist course. I rather doubt it, but time will tell.

Posted by: DennisAOK | January 23, 2011 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Hi Jennifer Rubin,

If Mr. Keith Olbermann journalist style is describe by you as date old as 2006, then what is Glen Beck and Reily show on Fox would be?

Brian William

Posted by: brianwilliam_dc | January 23, 2011 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Lady you are full of it.

Posted by: jzelouise | January 23, 2011 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Jennifer.

You are not only accurate with your most erudite and pointed article, but 1,000% accurate -- Giving Keith Olberman a forum for his bilicose, hate mongering, continual bombarding America has been part of the problem in making us more civil and more united. Olberman was a bad sports comentsary/entertainer, not a journalist.
Thank God for NBC's wisdom in realizing that this "Thug" should be removed. NOw maybe they will regain the confidence of the people who depend on them to deliver the straight news to inform --- They are not, as Olberman was, an egocentric moron trying to shapeshif the destiny of our Country and lives through hate, and blame and discourse. God bless you Jennifer for having the balls to say it like it realy is. That's what reporters should do -- especially with their commentary.

Posted by: strongman1 | January 23, 2011 1:23 PM | Report abuse

With apologies to A.L.W., Jennifer should realize her only good parts are between her .....

Posted by: avinoel | January 23, 2011 1:24 PM | Report abuse

before 2008 (?), I used to love Keith Olbermann. As he got more rabid, I stopped watching.

But, fair is fair - I have never been able to tolerate one second of Limbaugh or Beck.

actually, I find all of cable news and talk radio to be increasingly hyper and prefer silence to any of them.

Posted by: K2K2 | January 23, 2011 1:34 PM | Report abuse

A few points. First, I have been quite critical of Glenn Beck so for those with heartfelt concerns about my scrutiny of Fox, you can rest easy. Second,in this as in so many other cases, the vitriol of the critics is as important as the kudos of the supporters in convincing me I am on the right track. Lastly, the reporting on this -- be it Kurtz, the Post's news section, Politico or dozens of other outlets -- is remarkably similiar to mine. It must be because in the end, facts matter.

Posted by: Jennifer Rubin | January 23, 2011 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Dear Jennifer: Your comments are ludicrous. They paid you for those comments? When you come out of the FOX NOISE bubble come back and try again. What a waste of valuable space...

Posted by: georgekaplan1 | January 23, 2011 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Let's get the facts straight for the left wing blogosnots....Olbermann identifies himself as a JOURNALIST, which he is NOT...Neither Limbaugh, Hannity, Oreilly orBeck have ever called themselves journalists..they are commentators, which gives them much more editorial license. Olbermann has no more right ot call himself a journalist than I do. He has debased the heritage of his predecessors; Huntley, Brinkley, Chronkite (another network)....Be assured he will resurface again and shoot himself in the foot.

Posted by: wooldridgephoto | January 23, 2011 1:59 PM | Report abuse

The verdict of the Olbermann fans checking in here: Jennifer Rubin, THIS WEEK'S WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD!

Posted by: adam62 | January 23, 2011 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Who gets custody of Eugene Robinson?

Posted by: CitizenWest | January 23, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Well, you know what they say about opinions "everyone has one". I will respectfully disagree with your opinion on Mr. Olbermann in this piece.

Posted by: somerspointer | January 23, 2011 2:24 PM | Report abuse

This article is right on. Say what you want about O'Reilly, and others, but at least they bring someone of a difference of opinion on their show and DEBATE. Name one time the "Journalist" Olbermann had a debate with anyone. Hmmmm Never! He only brings on other liberals who agree with him, and "lame Duct" ones at that. I can't stand how Keith and Rachel patronize each other. "Oh Rachel, you're my favorite lesbian." "Oh Keith, you're my favorite liberal." That is why Fox NEWS is number one by a landslide. To quote Mr O'Reilly, "It's not even close." Take notice NBC- I grew up watching your network, but stated watching FOX so I can get both sides, and not a hands down bias side.

Posted by: clayclayb4u | January 23, 2011 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Well, you know what they say about opinions "everyone has one". I will respectfully disagree with your opinion on Mr. Olbermann in this piece.

Posted by: somerspointer | January 23, 2011 2:25 PM | Report abuse

I think they got rid of Olbermann because he's personally obnoxious. The unintended comedy of a bombastic airhead pretending to be Edward R. Murrow every night to an ever-dwindling audience of hardcore leftists probably had nothing to do with it. If they cared about their integrity or reputation, they would have fired all their other prime time clowns.

Posted by: eoniii | January 23, 2011 2:34 PM | Report abuse

In the best manner of Rush, this is a canted bloviation of the first degree. A stated Neocon (Rubin) states that her attacks on the liberal press are bringing "balance" to the liberal-biased mainstreammedia. Right!
Equally incredible is the rush to defend her rants from the loyal legions of zombies for FOX -- as bellicose as Olbermann was, he didn't come close to the vitriol and hate spewed by Beck, Hannity and Limburger. One poor soul commented on Rush Libaughs opprtunity for "debate" - yeah - like when he told the surviving son of someone killed in the WTC to "shut up and go to hell" then kicked him off the air...
Yeah, these are open-minded folks who are 'fair and balanced'...

Posted by: xprolix | January 23, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Couldn't agree more with this. Now if they could just axe the bloated puke Matthews next.

Posted by: mcsquared65 | January 23, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Thank you for your voice of reason, Jennifer Rubin. Now if they could just axe the bloated puke Matthews next.

Posted by: mcsquared65 | January 23, 2011 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I for one am a little disappointed that Olbermann is departing from his perch at MSNBC. I hope that he pops up somewhere else and continues on as before. However, not for the same reasons that many others might be disappointed.

As a conservative, I rather like that someone like Keith Olbermann is a "leading voice" of the Left. The more an obnoxious ranter like him is embodied by the Left, the more the Left discredits itself in the eyes of the rest of America.

Posted by: RitchieEmmons | January 23, 2011 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Olbermann needs to get back on "The Joker's Wild" like he used to do in the early 90's. That wasn't him?

Posted by: aardunza | January 23, 2011 3:41 PM | Report abuse

And now we know what that Laurence O'Donnell on-air rant and screed was all about a few months ago; it was just his audition tape!

Posted by: aardunza | January 23, 2011 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Is Ms. Rubin paid by Fox?

Posted by: w4npx2 | January 23, 2011 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for a well thought out article that was right on the mark. It exactly hit what I have been thinking about for quite some time.

He was a one trick pony (Bush is Evil,Obama is the 'chosen one').

I have been wondering after the November elections when someone at MSNBC was going to realize that that this very mean man had become Irrelevant.

I had read an article a few years back (before Obama) that MSNBC's meager ratings came up quite a bit when this bozo came up with the whole Shtick that he has been doing.

When you only have one way to attract attention, it can never last.

First time I watched his show because someone at work said 'You just have to see this nut in action', I saw an image of a man intentionaly made to look mean.

Look at how the style of his black rimmed glasses made him look scary and his facial expression's made him look mean.

I may not care for our President but I would love to meet him over a beer for a chat. On the other hand, This Oberman person is down right spooky and is someone I would run from.


Good Riddance.
I hope this is the last I ever hear from this nasty person ever again.

GREAT article

Posted by: JoeinMD | January 23, 2011 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Olbermann is an irresponsible personality. He is angry and uses language as his weapon. "He wants to be SOMEBODY!"

Sadly, like any insatiable self-important narcissistic mob figure, if he used his brilliance for legitimate business (news editorial reporting), rather than gutter murder (low-life character assassination camouflaged as opinion), he would have been revered, rather than denounced as a NOTORIOUS figure in history.

His brain is wired to take short-cuts to success, which cannot be done without self-destructive consequences. He is a cheater, and cheaters never win.

His personal life is as short-circuited; it is doubtful he has any enduring relationships. Who would want to trust anyone with such an explosive, incendiary, envious, negative personality??

Does anyone really believe his show was simply schtick?? Not in a NEW YORK MINUTE!!

During this respite, (he obviously has received a financial cushion to keep his lips sealed,) it would serve him well to begin introspective psychiatric analysis.

Olbermann has a lot to learn about his self-serving, Borderline Personality behavior, a Dickensonian moral lesson, rather than a Thurber one.

Posted by: furtiveadmirer | January 23, 2011 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Dear Ms. Rubin,

Your conclusion, "...they did more to promote national civility than any single action in years" is the simple unvarnished truth!

Bravo!

Posted by: metanis | January 23, 2011 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Boy, the outrage of many of the Liberal commenters here present, apparently unintentionally, a parody of splenetic Olbermann. Unfortunately they are not funny, nor do I think they are trying to be.

Someday, Jen, if you come across an objective dispassionate examination of the causes and cures for BDS and PDS, I hope you present it in one of your “Right Turn” postings. At present we are far from a civil society.

Posted by: nvjma | January 23, 2011 6:57 PM | Report abuse

I like Olbermann a lot. I am sorry to see him go. He has been the major voice in pointing out the hate, the stupidity, and the hypocrisy on the right.

Having said that, I will be the first to admit he was over the top some times. But at least he apologized a number of times for being so. At least he is intelligent; he has a college degree from Cornell; Beck, Hannity, and Limbaugh have no college degrees.

What I cannot understand is that the right has used Keith Olbermann as their whipping boy for all things bad and wrong with the left, yet they refuse, absolutely refuse, to acknowledge the virulent, angry language and atmosphere created by those of their own.

Look at Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, and others. If one thinks Olbermann is the "worst of crass and undisciplined entertainers-turned-faux-journalists," then why not mention Limbaugh or Beck? If one thinks Olbermann is "angry" all of the time, again, why not mention Limbaugh? And don't tell me that Limbaugh et al are merely "entertainers."

Every time I turn Limbaugh's program on, he is yelling and screaming. He is a bitter, angry man. If you watch his videos, he often is wildly gesticulating.

And, then, you get to the things he says. He has made fun of a very well liked and respected actor, Michael J. Fox, and his Parkinson's disease. He said that feminism was invented to give "unattractive women" access to society, or something like that. He recently suggested that the children of poor people eat out of trash cans, and more recently, he "asked the question" (i.e., suggested) that poor people not be allowed to vote.

Beck has used the Nazi/Hitler/Commie/Fascist, etc. analogy of the Obama administration literally hundreds of times. You ever see this guy lose his mind on his program and go berserk? What about the time on his radio program when he went absolutely ballistic when a caller told him why Obama's health care reform was good? He yelled and screamed at that caller and cut her off.

Hannity is just a very mean spirited person. He blamed Bill Clinton for all of our country's woes well into Bush's 2nd term in office. He's made the comment that if we "get rid of all the liberals, we solve all of our problems." Get rid of? That sounds like the Taliban.....either you agree with us 100%, or we will "get rid of you."

Fox pundits often say that they "kill" MSNBC in the ratings. Then why should anyone at MSNBC, including KO, matter? If you look at the top rated radio talk show hosts, the majority are conservatives. These include Limbaugh, who is number one. These also include Beck, Hannity, Savage, Levin, Boortz, and others who are known for their angry and hateful rhetoric. Just another example: Boortz once said that Obama speaking to Wall Street was akin to asking a child molester to speak to kindergarteners. What kind of an evil person makes comparisons like this?

Criticize KO, but don't be a hypocrite by protecting those on the right.

Posted by: Denjudge | January 23, 2011 7:01 PM | Report abuse

In the end the media and its pundits will continue their game, beef up their cheering squad team and come up with the occasional human interest story while a comatose America sits home and wonders to itself why the country is going to the dogs and there is no one left to offer a subjective discussion, irrespective of idealogical dogma of what is actually going on in this nation, what it means and how we arrived at that moment.

Instead we will all be resigned to pointing fingers, applauding Hollywood stars who resemble action heroes with perfect haircuts and jawlines and the commiserating the continued liberties of this nation and those brave enough to inspire and engender said discussions. What a bloody shame.

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2011/01/the-lynching-of-american-media-and-keith-olbermann/

Posted by: zoezoe123 | January 23, 2011 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Yes, in the new spirit of civility I would say that Olbermann has been a hemorrhoid hanging out the butt of MSNBC, and this show was brought to you by the good folks at General Electric, GE we bring good things to light.

Posted by: ZoltanNewberry | January 23, 2011 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Rubin writes: "First, I have been quite critical of Glenn Beck so for those with heartfelt concerns about my scrutiny of Fox, you can rest easy."

Having gotten briefly irritated with Beck for challenging the Neocon (i.e., your) party line at a conference is a far cry from scrutiny of Fox News. Fact is, Beck has even irritated a lot of people at Fox by wandering off the reservation. For you to cast joining them in their irritation as "scrutiny of Fox" just doesn't hold water. Kudos to you for being one of the few Post writers with the guts to venture into the comments section (Eugene Robinson is another), but if you want to be taken seriously by serious people, you're going to have to do better than that.

That said, feel free to prove me wrong with a column devoted to the topic of why Fox should part ways with Beck and O'Reilly.

Posted by: chaos1 | January 23, 2011 11:26 PM | Report abuse

It is amazing to read some of the angry left comments here. Ms Rubin writes a perfectly fair assessment: if Olberman is as valuable and informative as his supporters here seem to think he is, why is the network letting him go? Is there anyone who thinks he represents "civility", or respect for those he disagrees with? And it is no good citing Fox News, to avoid answering No, there is no one who could sincerely claim to think that Olberman represents (or is even capable of) civility or respect.

So you can't claim to support those virtues, and also broadcast Olberman.

For those who like him, I'm sure he will find a venue, along with all the other angry extremists, the 9/11 truthers, the people who claim that FDR knew about or even planned the attack on Pearl Harbor, and of course those who believe that Dick Cheney is an alien from Plant Vulcan, and is broadcasting into our brains through our dental fillings

Posted by: mikem23 | January 23, 2011 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Strongman, the word you're looking for is spelled "bellicose." Were you educated in a red state?

Posted by: angelas1 | January 23, 2011 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Great link to SNL. Does capture him well.

I'm sorry to see him go. Difficult to replace and he will be missed.

Posted by: Otiose1 | January 24, 2011 12:29 AM | Report abuse

The fact that so many "left" leaning reporters and presenters are getting the axe makes a mockery of the myth that the media is liberal.

Posted by: Shingo1 | January 24, 2011 2:05 AM | Report abuse

angelas1 You are indeed correct. It is fortunate you are more interested in remedial issues rather that the point of yhis discussion. And, just by way of information, in the last mid-term election and the last presedential election, if you'll check out the map of votes and voters, you'll notice that over 90% of our great country's land mass voted Red --- not blue. I am certain your trailer park was in one of those small urban enclaves, where you were happily checking articles, blogs, newspapers and the like for mistakes, so that you could be part of the process and appear really on top of it. Wow! You certainly are on top of your game. Fortunately for the rest of us issues are fsr more important that a misspelled word or two -- Nez paix?

Posted by: strongman1 | January 24, 2011 3:48 AM | Report abuse

@ avinoel

“Jennifer should realize her only good parts are between her .....”

Wow, you’re as ignorant, misogynistic and, one suspects, as cowardly as your fired hero.

Posted by: Bjartur | January 24, 2011 11:17 AM | Report abuse

"Olbermann is the most important liberal/progressive voice in America today. "

The great irony of your post is that if Jen is wrong and you are right then you’ve just given “Progressives” a greater critique than she did. I respect the opposing viewpoints of those on the Left enough to not attribute their most important voice to an overly dramatic, trash talking blowhard.

Posted by: *JRapp | January 24, 2011 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I keep waiting for Rubin's opinion section to be more than reconstituted, reheated right wingnut b.s. talking points...I guess that is a futile wait.

Posted by: LABC | January 24, 2011 4:10 PM | Report abuse

The battle between MSNBC reminds me of the NFL. The right, ( FOX ), shoves a player, the left, to the ground after a play has ended. The left MSNBC-Olbermann, shoves the right to the ground in retaliation. Th neleft receives a penalty, Olbermann is fired. It's always the second player who gets the flag.

Posted by: makeitwright | January 24, 2011 4:23 PM | Report abuse

I getting rid of Olbermann was a matter of network pride and maintaining an image as an outlet for serious journalism, Ms. Rubin, then shouldn't the Post be just as concerned about keeping an embarrassing, clueless partisan hack like you on its payro;;. I mean, seriously. Olbermann may have sometimes been over the top, but he was also relentlessly thoughtful and intelligent in his remarks. You, however, are simply over the top, period.

Posted by: whatmeregister | January 24, 2011 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Well, I *DO* hate GWB and always enjoy any validation of that.

I was a Republican from age 19 till GWB cured me, and opened my eyes to what Republicans in power will do (as opposed to say).

Best Hopes for 20 more years of GWB basking, he richly deserves it !

Posted by: AlanfromBigEasy | January 24, 2011 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Wrong. We do hate George Bush. That ain't gonna change.

Posted by: jahgreen | January 24, 2011 7:39 PM | Report abuse

FOR ALL YOU NAIVE POSTERS AS TO WHAT GOES ON IN THE REAL WORLD I WILL ENLIGHTEN YOU NOW. THIS IS ALL ABOUT RATINGS AND MONEY.

IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW NBC HAS BEEN PURCHASED (51%) BY COMCAST. COMCAST IS A PRACTICAL MONOPOLY SELLING THEIR WARES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. IT COULD NOT AFFORD TO BE SO ONE SIDED IN PRESENTING ITS MENU OF PUNDITS NBC BECAME SO IN LOVE WITH THE OBAMA REGIME BECAUSE OF $22 BILLION IN CONTRACTS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THEIR CO, BET THE FARM ON ELECTING OBAMA WHO WAS GLAD TO MAKE THE EXCHANGE FOR THE CONSTANT PROMO OF LIBERAL DEMS ON THEIR NETWORK.

IT WAS LUDICROUS, THE WAY THEY BUILT UP OBAMA AS THE SAVIOR OF THE COUNTRY FROM WHIPPING BOY BUSH. 2 YEARS LATER THE COUNTRY WOKE UP FROM ITS FAIRY TALE AND THROUGH THE BUGGERS OUT OF AT LAST ONE OF OUR SYSTEMS OF GOVERNING. THE SECOND CHAPTER WILL OCCUR IN 2012.

I AM A FIRM BELIEVER IN A CHECK AND BALANCE GOVERNMENT. ONE CAN SEE WHAT DAMAGE CAN BE DONE IF ONE PARTY CONTROLS ALL THREE PARTS OF AN ADMINISTRATION.

I BELIVE THE NEXT TO GO WILL BE SHULTZ AS HIS RATINGS ARE SO LOW AS TO BE AN EMBARRASMENT.
SOONER OR LATER THAT RUDE LOUD MOUTH MATHEWS WILL ALSO GET THE AX. I BLIEVE SLWLY THESE PEPLE WILL BE REPLACED WITH CENTRIST THINKING PEOPLE SO AS TO LEAVE COMCAST WITH AN EVEN HANDED NETWORK.

I BELIVE THIS TO BE TRUE AS COMCAST DENIES THAT THERE WILL BE ANY CHANGES TO MSNBC POLICY. THIS, OF COURSE, MEANS THERE WILL BE MAJOR CHANGES TO MSNBC OR IT WILL CONTINUE TO FAIL AS A NETWORK

Posted by: NEVADALEN | January 25, 2011 8:34 PM | Report abuse

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