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MSNBC Leans Forward, Pushes Olbermann Out the Door

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By Doug Powers  •  January 22, 2011 12:53 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

Friday night was Keith Olbermann’s last day doing “Countdown” on MSNBC, and it would appear that most of America found out about it at around the same time Olbermann did.

NBC Universal’s statement about Keith’s seemingly sudden departure is here. The media blogosphere lit up like Olbermann’s face when discussing arresting Cheney for war crimes when the news of his exit from MSNBC was announced.

There’s no reason for concern over at MSNBC though — somebody there will probably be more than happy to pick up the slack when it comes to misogynistic bomb throwing.

Hot Air has lots of Olbermann updates for those keeping score at home.

Mediaite is reporting that MSNBC got rid of Olbermann for the same reason that proctologists retire: They got tired of dealing with… nevermind.

Commenters at HuffPo are pledging to never watch MSNBC’s primetime shows again. Who says bipartisanship is dead?

Plenty on the left are also blaming Olbermann’s exit on Comcast, but a glance at the political bent of Comcast’s CEO should at least give that notion a moment of pause. The fact that Comcast also once offered an “All Obama All the Time” channel doesn’t exactly signal that a shift to the center is inevitable either.

**Written by Doug Powers

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