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MSNBC-OMFG: Keith Olbermann Humiliates Network Executives

Posted on | November 8, 2010 | 8 Comments

According to this report, not only did Olbermann refuse to apologize for violating NBC’s rules forbidding political contributions by news personnel, but he demanded that the network apologize to him.

Bernie Sanders (CPUSA-Vt.) is threatening to block the Comcast-NBC merger over the issue.

Professor William Jacobson suggests Olbermann should name MSNBC president Phil Griffin “Worst Person in the World.”

Ace of Spades and his merry band of morons are having the kind of fun you’d expect with this subject.

By the way, this is the kind of fun we can enjoy again, now that we whupped the Democrats to the tune of 60-plus House seats Nov. 2. Mocking liberals when they lose is much more fun and easy than fighting them tooth and nail when they win.

And ironically enough, it is MSNBC’s Dominic Montanaro who provides the round-up showing Republicans ahead in five of nine as-yet-unresolved House races: Andy Vidak +648 votes in CA-20, Joe Walsh +365 votes in IL-8, Randy Altschuler +400 votes in NY-1, Ann Marie Buerkle +684 votes in NY-25, and Blake Farenhold +799 votes in TX-27.

If Republicans win all four of those, it will be an even bigger gain for the GOP than their historic pickup of 64 seats in 1920.


8 Responses to “MSNBC-OMFG: Keith Olbermann Humiliates Network Executives”

  1. Keith Olbermann
    November 8th, 2010 @ 11:07 pm


    CUT TO: The interior of Keith Olbermann’s office.


    These are my bought Democratic politicians, along with Rachel and Lawrence who owe me big time. And of course my counselor, my agent. He’s the one who arranged this whole thing.


    Yes — Yes.


    Sit down.


    Well I was under the impression that you and I would talk alone.


    I trust these men with my life, GRIFFIN (especially Maddow who has the biggest balls of the bunch). They are my family. If I were to ask them to leave, it would be an insult.


    Well uh, it’s perfectly all right with me, but I should tell you that I am a blunt man and I intend to speak very frankly to you — maybe — more frankly than anyone in my position’s ever spoke to you before.

    [OLBERMANN lights a cigarette]

    The OLBERMANN family has done very well here in Secaucus. Not counting Fox’s competiton, you own, or, you control, two major time slots. The time slots were grandfathered in, so there is no problem with the board’s approval. Now, my sources tell me that — you plan to make a move against Scarborough. They tell me within a week — you’re gonna move Morning Joe out. That’s quite an expansion. However it will leave with one little technical problem. Ahh — The time slot will still be in Scarborogh’s name. And what will you do with Mika?


    Mika is a good man.


    Yeah, well let’s cut out the bullshit. I don’t want to spend any more time here than I have to. You can have the slot, the price is 250,000 dollars. Plus a monthly payment of 5% of the gross — of all four slots, Mr. Olbermann. And no more money to any Demcrat politicians, we have to maintain appearances. In fact, you will apologize to us all.


    Now the price of the time slot is worth less than 20,000 dollars, am I right? The ratings at this dump are just above a public access station.


    That’s right.


    Now why would I ever consider paying more than that?


    Because I intend to squeeze you. I don’t like your kind of people. I don’t like to see you come out to this New Jersey swampland in your weird eye glasses — dressed up in those silk suits – and try to pass yourselves off as real Network people. I’ll do business with you, but the fact is, I despise your masquerade — the dishonest way you pose yourself. Yourself, and your whole fucking family. Who do you think you are, Brian Williams?


    Phil – we’re both part of the same hypocrisy. But never think it applies to my family.


    All right, all right — some people have to play little games. You play yours. So lets just say that you’ll pay me because it is in your interest to pay me. But I want your answer and the money by noon tomorrow. And one more thing: don’t you contact me again — ever. From now on you deal through your agent with HR.

    (then, to Maddow)

    Open that door son.

    [He starts to leave]


    Uh, Phil — you can have my answer now if you like. My offer is this — nothing. Not even the fee for the time slot fee, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally.

    GRIFFIN (laughing)

    Good afternoon, gentlemen.

    [He opens the door and walks out]