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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 04:31 PM
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Going thru the range of emotions about Keith - now I am at anger.
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Last nite I was in shock. I felt like someone punched me in the gut, even shed tears over the news. But now I find myself angry...

Angry at Msnbc for not realizing how valuable Keith is to their station, regardless of him being a difficult employee (their words, not mine)and for not doing all that they could to convince him to stay. Compromise on a raise - if that's what he wanted. Talked to him about toning it down, if that's what they wanted. They LET him walk.

Angry at Comcast for acting like Sarah Palin, not able to comprehend why fingers are being pointed at them.

Angry that Keith is being labelled as difficult, confrontational, a "loose cannon" while Beck, Hannity, O'Reilly, Rush, Savage, Erikson, etc all fit that description more than Keith, and they all remain in their jobs - high paying jobs. Even that offensive blowhard, Pat Buchanan, gets to keep his job on msnbc.

I am angry that I have an inner conflict right now. I want to boycott Msnbc - but I won't because of Rachel and Lawrence.

And yes, I am angry at Keith. I'm angry at Keith because we need his voice, now more than ever with the Repub/Tea Party having more power. Because we are heading into the first Presidential campaign that will be funded by Citizen's United. And he won't be there to set the record straight.
Yes we have Rachel, and Lawrence, and Ed, and Cenk, and Maher - but they are not Keith. They do not come out and say what needs to be said in the way that only Keith can. If Keith knew his job was in jeoprady - why didn't he just chill out a little? I don't doubt for one minute that Keith was under pressure to be different than he was. But in the end, I feel like he walked away, rather than stay and fight. Fight for the right to tell the truth to his huge following. It takes two to break a contract.

No, I don't know all the details - none of us do. It's just not right that Keith will no longer be there. And that makes me Angry.
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