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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:45 AM
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So they wanted Keith out before the State of the Union and GOP response?
We could of course have depended on Keith for the sharpest, most perceptive commentary.

I don't for one minute believe he'd have chosen to resign now.
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:46 AM
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1. ding ding ding ding
We have a winnah!
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:52 AM
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2. Accurate observation.
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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:53 AM
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3. Well, I, for one ...
... do believe this has everything to do with Obama and Immelt and Comcast.

Since Pres. Obama broke his promise on not extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, well, I just don't care about his political prospects anymore.

I have become completely indifferent to his presidency.
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:54 AM
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4. I will miss him on Tuesday night! //nt
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:55 AM
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5. interesting speculation. what day is sotu?
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:56 AM
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8. Tuesday, the 25th
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:58 AM
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10. thanks. that's going to be an interesting one.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:55 AM
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6. That - and the new GOP leadership. I bet they didn't want Keith commenting on that - how else
can they keep the GOP in power if Keith speaks the truth.

Shit - it's time to pull out the tinfoil hat again.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:59 AM
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11. You bothered to put it away?
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:06 AM
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13. I'll tell ya - as soon as I put it away - it's time to take it out again.
:tinfoilhat:
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:56 AM
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7. Me neither.
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:57 AM
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9. Nah, I think they're just showing what money can buy
They just wanted him out, period, and I expect this is the beginning of the end of that network. They will kill it by diluting it into bland thoughtless nonsense like CNN is. Nobody will want to watch that garbage and then they'll shut it down because of low viewership.

I know now that my TV will not be tuned to MSNBC to watch the SOTU.
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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:03 AM
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12. Oh god.
I hadn't considered that. Tweety is going to be insufferable. CSPAN for sure.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:08 AM
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14. I wonder if Tweety knew.
He was particularly chipper today, in a way that appeared he was buffing up his show.

It was one of my first thoughts when Keith was talking. I wonder if Tweety knew today.
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coolhip33 Donating Member (101 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:57 AM
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21. watch anything but MSNBC that night and everynight for that matter
They need to see the ramifications of their actions...
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:14 AM
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15. they wanted him out while the ink was still drying on the
merger contract.

This has nothing to do with what Obama is doing. They have Obama in their pockets. Keith ..... not so much.
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:17 AM
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16. Yes, they were trying to avoid the appearance
Edited on Sat Jan-22-11 01:17 AM by tabatha
of cause and effect. That is why it happened so fast.
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brewens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:21 AM
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17. Damn! Keith and Rachel after work was perfect. Now I'll have
a dilemma. I'd hate to bail on Rachel but the first impulse is to boycott MSNBC. I like Ed's show too. I'll have to hear something from Keith that makes it sound a lot better than what it appears to be. I would think anything reasonable that would allow me to not be pissed at Comcast or MSNBC, would have allowed for an explanation and some kind of longer notice that Countdown was going.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:43 AM
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18. I'm finding it hard to believe that GOPers would do that to Toby Keith.
Edited on Sat Jan-22-11 02:44 AM by Kurovski
Isn't he proud to be an American or something?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:45 AM
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19. For the win.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:50 AM
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20. Hopefully he will write for one of the blogs.
Apparently David Shuster said that he can write and be on the internet. It's TV he can't be on.
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:58 AM
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22. Maybe Tweety will get another thrill up his leg on Tuesday
Or maybe Obama will make Tweety "forget he's a black man" once again.

And MSNBC execs will be sure they dumped the right guy, because their crew's professionalism JUST GOT THAT MUCH MORE SOLID.
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:59 AM
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23. It's possible he gave notice, and they paid his contract out & said he could leave now. nt
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