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TheWebHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:01 PM
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MSNBC says it's ending contract with Keith Olbermann; last broadcast of 'Countdown' tonight
that's what's crossing the wires according to "Breaking News" tweet...
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:03 PM
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1. Comcast is killing off MSNBC
Even if they don't know it yet.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:09 PM
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8. They know it and it is intentional.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:16 PM
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10. I wonder if they know about the massive backlash they're about to get.
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DeadEyeDyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:08 PM
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13. Second rounds are never massive...
it will be a fizzle.
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morningglory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:33 PM
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16. Lockup 24/7: That's the ticket! nt
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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:04 PM
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2. TV Newser: Sounds like a force-out...
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/

Breaking: Tonight is Keith Olbermanns last night on MSNBC. The Countdown host and the network say that the two parties have ended their contract.

The networks statement is below:

MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract. The last broadcast of Countdown with Keith Olbermann will be this evening. MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBCs success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.

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Duckhunter935 Donating Member (777 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:04 PM
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3. Looks like more lockup reruns
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:06 PM
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5. Or Countdown with Mike Huckabee.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:06 PM
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4. OMG - I watched it for a minute & flipped the channel
not even thinking it was a last show or anything.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:08 PM
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6. Just saw a friend post this on FB
I ran over here to find out what's going on. This is quite upsetting to say the least--Keith, Rachel and Ed are anchor shows. :(
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furgee Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:08 PM
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7. This is scarey
How much more can "they" crush the voice of the left?
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:10 PM
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9. I knew it...next will be Maddow and Ed Shultz
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:17 PM
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11. The whole network might as well shut down.
Nobody will be watching. Expect a massive boycott.
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KatyBR Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:02 PM
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12. Comcast fired KO - someone needs to start a Petition
IF Comcast can get away with something like this, we are all doomed and any semblance of the free press is over!
How do we start a Petition again? The largest Cable company is our country was JUST approved by the FCC to buy NBC.
They barely waited one week.
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:15 PM
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14. Prevented from moving to another channel for the rest of the year!!
Maybe into 2012, as well.

According to the Schuster on CNN.
More than likely, the same thing they did to him.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:30 PM
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15. Maybe he can work underground?
Just kidding.

I think.
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