Behind the Keith Olbermann Firing: What Went Down? What's Next For Host?

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In the 36 hours since the surprise announcement that MSNBC fired Keith Olbermann, his abrupt exit from a network he helped transform has raised questions.


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    i'm so sorry Kieth is not with msnbc or current. I am sure i will see him or hear him soon and where ever he goes we will follow. He is one of a kind. Love you Kieth.


    yay..he was an asshole. I am a liberal and I think he was an asshole. Big mouths like him give my party a bad name.


    We watched Keith Faithfully and because Rachael followed him, we of course watched her show as well. Unfortunately we no longer watch MSNBC. We will miss Keith very much and hope he comes back to TV soon.


    It is a sad day for American journalism. It proves once more that objectivity does not exist any more in our country. Lucky for me, I learned a foreign language, I can compare and somehow extract the truth from it all. I feel sorry for my fellow Americans that does not have this advantage, because we are isolating ourselves from the rest of the world. And I thought China and Russia were bad.


    Sure do miss Keith. MSNBC really not worth watching much anymore.
    Ed Rachel and Lawrence are ok but NOBODY holds a candle to Keith


    I loved Keith's show and watched him Monday through Friday... I am, however, not surprised (although I was deeply disappointed to hear of his show's demise) that he has been turfed... He was an outspoken journalist, unafraid to tell it like it is.... I look forward to seeing Keith, very soon, in a new venue...


    I love Keith and watched him faithfully. I even wathched Rahel Madow and Lawrence O'Donnel most nights. I no longer watch MSNBC and will be looking forwarding to the day Keith returns to television!


    I miss Keith terribly. I looked forward to his broadcast everyday. I still tune in to Rachael, but the network has really made a huge mistake. While I really like Rachael Maddow (I used to tune in for the two hours), the appeal is not what it was. As soon as I find Keith broadcasting elsewhere, I will be gone.


    keith is my hero, not a coward like rush. where was rush while i was in nam? i would rather have keith at my back than any of the punks at fox.


    Keith is awesome. I will no longer need to have MSNBC on my cable selection list. MSNBC will regret this decion. Good riddens MSNBC.

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