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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:25 PM
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Is there any chance of some other network picking up KO?
Just putting that out there...

I would think it's a strong possibility...

:shrug:
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FarPoint Donating Member (665 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:32 PM
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1. My first thought
OWN....Oprah Network is building.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:37 PM
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2. No. There is a noncompete clause in his settlement agreement.
Edited on Fri Jan-21-11 09:38 PM by The Velveteen Ocelot
According to this article: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/olbermann-hosts-last-countdown-on-msnbc/ he will not be able to move to another network for quite awhile.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:39 PM
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4. Well, damn.
That is too bad.

I'm sure he'll figure out how to stay in the public's eye...

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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:58 PM
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15. Oh Gawd...I just read it...
"Mr. Olbermann did not discuss any future plans, but NBC executives said one term of his settlement will keep him from moving to another network for an extended period of time".

Now it REALLY sucks....I can't believe he'd aggree to this!

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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:03 PM
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17. Maybe he doesn't want to move to another network. Maybe he'll write instead.
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markpkessinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:33 PM
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24. Non-compete clauses are not always enforceable
Depending on the circumstances under which a contract is terminated, a non-compete clause may not be able to be enforced. My brother, after being terminated from a company he was working for, started his own business (the same kind of business). His previous employer sued based on a non-compete clause in his contract. The courts, however, held in my brother's favor, stating that non-compete clauses cannot be used to prevent an individual from making a living, and thus only be enforced when the employee leaves voluntarily, not when he or she is terminated by the company.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:09 AM
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26. He can do radio and the internet according to CNN.
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obliviously Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:39 PM
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3. Maybe Faux?
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:41 PM
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6. That would be a VERY cold day in Hell.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:41 PM
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7. You have to be kidding!
He is a liberal, after all.

I cannot see them wanting to have him on their network in the same role he had on MSNBC.

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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:44 PM
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12. Why would HE want to go to a sssshlumping lie network?
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greytdemocrat Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:45 PM
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13. You never know Peg...
He could do a lot of good over there and take Murdorks money at the same time...
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From The Ashes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:40 PM
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5. He's still got about 2 years on his contract...
...so it probably won't be anytime soon...:cry: I'm gonna miss him.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:44 PM
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11. I know.
It's tough to lose a liberal voice, at any time.

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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:42 PM
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21. Had 2 years
They negotiated an end to his contract. Reports so far is he can't work for another network for the rest of 2011.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:42 PM
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8. I hope so, this is horrible
we have to get him back if not MSNBC some other network must have him maybe OPRAH or HBO
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aaaaaa5a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:42 PM
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9. As long as MSNBC agrees to pay him


he could be off the air for 2 years.


We were going to need him to battle FOX News in 2012.
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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:43 PM
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22. Only if his contract was still in effect.
They negotiated an end to his contract, so the 2 years doesn't matter.

However, the negotiations reportedly included a new agreement that reportedly will keep him off other networks for a year.
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aaaaaa5a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:43 PM
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10. It would be great for CNN to pick him up


but I doubt they will.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:45 PM
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14. ESPN
...and he writes his politics from now on.
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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:01 PM
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16. The writing isn't good enough, IMO...
So much of his appeal lies in his humor and general persona..

You can't really get that across in writing.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:27 PM
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19. "You can't really get that across in writing."
Hey, thanks.

:P

;)
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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:06 AM
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25. "Hey, thanks"
Edited on Sat Jan-22-11 01:16 AM by whathehell
Okay, maybe you need a TV show, too, Will.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:26 PM
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18. That would be a good fit...
Thanks, Will...

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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:28 PM
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20. SportsCenter was at its best
when he and Dan Patrick were in the chairs.

Just sayin'.

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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:45 PM
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23. Animal Planet to host the Westminster Dog Show -- But only with a 60-second delay
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Youth Uprising Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:15 AM
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27. He's burned too many bridges.
I doubt CNN would take him back and there is no way in hell he would ever work at Fox News, not that they would hire him anyway. So stop suggesting that people! That's just moronic... I think he has a place on the TYT Nework, though.
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The Gunslinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:23 AM
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28. No.
Some form of fair and balance would have to exist in the media for that to happen. It does not in the Fascist Corporate States of America. The comcast "merger" was the end.
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