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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-18-06 08:15 PM
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7. I think you're wrong.
He's speaking, to me, like a man who knows he's been given free rein to speak freely everything that's on his mind, and at length, because it gets his network attention. Because it gets ratings. Because it gets picked up and placed on YouTube and hundreds of thousands more people see it than would normally tune into his show on MSNBC. Because they watch these viral videos of his commentaries and say "Damn, I'm watching this guy's show from now on!" Which translates into higher ratings and thus better ad sales.

I think this is a man whose management realizes it is lucky enough to have on hand a piece of writing and performing talent whose opinions of the current administration are exactly what a growing number of people in this country want and need to hear. That not all is lost. That someone still remembers the ideals America was founded on...even if the current administration does not. And who has the guts to say so.
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  -I think KO's been given notice. Skip Intro  Sep-18-06 08:10 PM   #0 
  - I have to think and hope he's echoing my own sentiments: I'm mad  karlrschneider   Sep-18-06 08:11 PM   #1 
  - an article about him on Salon said that they wanted him to do this  roguevalley   Sep-18-06 08:36 PM   #40 
  - Are you kidding? The management loves this. The ratings are soaring. NT  NYCGirl   Sep-18-06 08:13 PM   #2 
  - I agree.  charlyvi   Sep-18-06 08:15 PM   #6 
  - Ratings didn't help Donahue when he was on MSNBC. eom  No Surrender   Sep-18-06 08:24 PM   #26 
     - That was then, this is now. NT  NYCGirl   Sep-18-06 08:25 PM   #29 
     - Yeah, so.  No Surrender   Sep-18-06 08:33 PM   #36 
        - She should have said ratings PLUS poll numbers  Canuckistanian   Sep-18-06 09:39 PM   #63 
           - But Donahue had the numbers.  No Surrender   Sep-18-06 10:32 PM   #72 
              - Dan Abrams wasn't in charge then  MessiahRp   Sep-19-06 10:34 AM   #97 
     - At the time, MSNBC was trying anything and everything.  elperromagico   Sep-18-06 09:32 PM   #60 
     - I don't think Donahue had the ratings KO is getting and KO's keeps growing  wordpix   Sep-19-06 03:20 PM   #109 
  - Yep. They're even running spots for Keith's "Commentary" segment.  TahitiNut   Sep-18-06 08:21 PM   #20 
  - I also think it is meant to boost Scarborough's numbers  me b zola   Sep-18-06 08:50 PM   #47 
  - On the flipside, when they see the tune-out slope ...  TahitiNut   Sep-18-06 08:55 PM   #51 
  - I've been watching Scarborough a little more often  Spiffarino   Sep-18-06 10:57 PM   #77 
  - Their ratings have to be climbing like gas prices after an election.  cryingshame   Sep-18-06 08:51 PM   #48 
  - Good point.  gumby   Sep-18-06 09:10 PM   #57 
  - wow - Keith is a brilliant and courageous man  samsingh   Sep-18-06 11:24 PM   #82 
  - and the O'Lielly crew et al is jealous.  rodeodance   Sep-18-06 08:23 PM   #23 
  - Also, don't forget that his last commentary ended up on the Senate  Texas Explorer   Sep-18-06 08:14 PM   #3 
  - and which courageous Dem will quote him tomorrow?  rodeodance   Sep-18-06 08:26 PM   #30 
  - If His Numbers Go Up He'll Stay  ThomWV   Sep-18-06 08:14 PM   #4 
  - Hmmm, that worked so well for Donohue.  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 08:15 PM   #10 
  - He Should Have Donahue On!!  Dinger   Sep-18-06 08:38 PM   #42 
     - I suggested that a while back. I'd love to see the two of them together.  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 08:40 PM   #43 
  - not in the bush world. don't be naive. nt  QuestionAll...   Sep-18-06 08:17 PM   #13 
  - He called him Mr. Bush  Truthiness Inspector   Sep-18-06 08:14 PM   #5 
  - Yep. I noted that too. Then and now.  Texas Explorer   Sep-18-06 08:15 PM   #11 
  - Titles and honorifics are ... un-American. (And undeserved in this case.)  TahitiNut   Sep-18-06 08:24 PM   #27 
  - Well BBC announcers call El Presidente Mr. Bush anyway.  mwooldri   Sep-18-06 11:02 PM   #78 
  - You know who really started that custom? George Washington  TechBear_Seattle   Sep-18-06 09:03 PM   #54 
  - KO is obviously a student of history.  sofa king   Sep-18-06 11:34 PM   #84 
     - Is not "President" a title, like "Doctor", "Sergeant", or "Prince"...?  TheBorealAvenger   Sep-19-06 10:13 AM   #92 
     - 1812  sofa king   Sep-19-06 01:02 PM   #106 
        - Remember the Alamo!  TheBorealAvenger   Sep-19-06 03:05 PM   #108 
     - Excellent explanation....  4_TN_TITANS   Sep-19-06 10:51 AM   #100 
     - Actually, it has nothing to do with all that.  Clark2008   Sep-19-06 11:37 AM   #105 
  - I think you're wrong.  BerryBush   Sep-18-06 08:15 PM   #7 
  - I think you are right on this.  AX10   Sep-18-06 08:21 PM   #22 
  - Nicely said.  calmblueocean   Sep-18-06 10:55 PM   #76 
  - if you're right, we should see competition soon.  tomp   Sep-18-06 11:45 PM   #88 
     - CBS: "60 Minutes" criticizes the Bush* administration ... eom  TheBorealAvenger   Sep-19-06 10:15 AM   #93 
  - I would think that they MSNBC must know what he is going to say..I  movonne   Sep-18-06 08:15 PM   #8 
  - I agree - or they wouldn't be sending previews  Laurab   Sep-18-06 09:07 PM   #56 
  - He has called him Mr. Bush for sometime now  Sydnie   Sep-18-06 08:15 PM   #9 
  - Good Idea. Emails of support.  Skip Intro   Sep-18-06 08:17 PM   #15 
     - all the email addresses listed in this thread  Sydnie   Sep-18-06 08:21 PM   #21 
        - Added to op.  Skip Intro   Sep-18-06 08:34 PM   #39 
  - has it become so bad that now we question ourselves  alyce douglas   Sep-18-06 08:16 PM   #12 
  - Unfortunately, yes  NOLADEM   Sep-18-06 08:19 PM   #18 
  - Opposite reaction  Generator   Sep-18-06 08:17 PM   #14 
  - I highly doubt MSNBC can afford to get rid of him  Fighting Irish   Sep-18-06 08:17 PM   #16 
  - Olbermann's show has redefined news. I like his mix of Oddball stories  cryingshame   Sep-18-06 08:56 PM   #52 
  - I think he sounds like someone whose literary agent has advised  rzemanfl   Sep-18-06 08:18 PM   #17 
  - He's not making THAT much money on the book. NT  NYCGirl   Sep-18-06 08:26 PM   #31 
     - Okay, so how much is he making? I see people getting huge  rzemanfl   Sep-19-06 05:50 PM   #113 
  - Bush has always been called "mr. bush". Never President Bush. Part  applegrove   Sep-18-06 08:19 PM   #19 
  - Who calls him Mr. Bush besides KO?  July   Sep-19-06 10:35 AM   #98 
     - CNN calls him Mr. Bush and always has....  applegrove   Sep-19-06 04:23 PM   #112 
  - "mr. bush"  135th   Sep-18-06 08:23 PM   #24 
  - Someone in the media has to stand out in the history books  Evergreen Emerald   Sep-18-06 08:23 PM   #25 
  - He said in an interview his bosses told him to TURN IT UP!  Hamlette   Sep-18-06 08:25 PM   #28 
  - I would love you to start a separate thread about this.  MyPetRock   Sep-18-06 08:38 PM   #41 
  - Here is the quote.  Eric J in MN   Sep-18-06 08:42 PM   #45 
  - I've been calling him "Mr. Bush" for almost six years  Jack Rabbit   Sep-18-06 08:28 PM   #32 
  - You are too polite.. I never use "mr"..  SoCalDem   Sep-18-06 08:44 PM   #46 
     - I'm sorry. My mommy raised me that way.  Jack Rabbit   Sep-18-06 10:20 PM   #71 
        - This is one of our few points of disagreement  realpolitik   Sep-19-06 08:19 PM   #114 
  - In a recent Salon article KO said the mgt was egging him on. He's got  Garbo 2004   Sep-18-06 08:31 PM   #33 
  - isn't Dan Abrams management now? He has disdain for *'s wrecking of the  wordpix   Sep-19-06 03:22 PM   #110 
  - lets all remember to email him to say THANK YOU  rodeodance   Sep-18-06 08:31 PM   #34 
  - MSNBC management must have re-watched "Network"!  coffeenap   Sep-18-06 08:31 PM   #35 
  - Keith as Howard Beale:  NYCGirl   Sep-18-06 08:33 PM   #37 
  - I don't agree with the "Network" comparison  drbtg1   Sep-19-06 10:29 AM   #96 
  - Good for KO. If he dials it down a notch, he's not the commentator that  Nickster   Sep-18-06 08:34 PM   #38 
  - Yeah, I don't take comparisons to Murrow lightly either but in these times  Garbo 2004   Sep-18-06 08:42 PM   #44 
  - He calls him Mr. Bush frequently.  Patsy Stone   Sep-18-06 08:51 PM   #49 
  - msnbc most likely won't touch him  themartyred   Sep-18-06 08:52 PM   #50 
  - Three words explain it all ......  Husb2Sparkly   Sep-18-06 09:02 PM   #53 
  - What They're Doing Is Seeing That The 'Special Comments' Are Pulling In  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-18-06 09:05 PM   #55 
  - It's OK to refer to Bush as "Mr Bush" if you first refer to him as  Poiuyt   Sep-18-06 09:12 PM   #58 
  - I REFUSE to use the "P" word!  Dem2theMax   Sep-18-06 09:16 PM   #59 
  - I use the p word for him.  Richard D   Sep-18-06 11:13 PM   #79 
     - And a VERY good "p" word it is!  Dem2theMax   Sep-18-06 11:40 PM   #87 
  - "Mr. Bush" is also more polite than "Bubba"  drbtg1   Sep-19-06 10:49 AM   #99 
  - I doubt that commentators are "given notice".  donco6   Sep-18-06 09:35 PM   #61 
  - they're not.  CarlVK   Sep-18-06 09:39 PM   #64 
  - It is common journalistic practice to call the president Mr. Bush.  Shakespeare   Sep-18-06 09:39 PM   #62 
  - How do you know there is "pressure to fire or censure him"?  CarlVK   Sep-18-06 09:41 PM   #65 
  - It's about time..  sendero   Sep-18-06 09:45 PM   #66 
  - Keith's creating a signature for them I hardly think  mmonk   Sep-18-06 09:50 PM   #67 
  - NBC News Had Promo " A MUST SEE KO, TONIGHT" - That's an Endorsement  otohara   Sep-18-06 09:57 PM   #68 
  - I believe there was also a spot on Meet the Press  drbtg1   Sep-19-06 10:52 AM   #101 
  - Keith has periodically called * Mr. Bush for the last two years.  bunny planet   Sep-18-06 10:09 PM   #69 
  - Keith Olberman is the spokesman for "fair & balanced" reporting -op-eds  Imagevision   Sep-18-06 10:09 PM   #70 
  - Keith should be prepared for all the freep hate he's about to be  cat_girl25   Sep-18-06 10:36 PM   #73 
  - I'm a new viewer to Olbermann...I'm speading the word to watch him  GreenTea   Sep-18-06 10:42 PM   #74 
  - thanks from an old viewer to a new one---keep spreading it!  wordpix   Sep-19-06 03:24 PM   #111 
  - He has never referred to Bush as Pres.  discerning christian   Sep-18-06 10:52 PM   #75 
  - He always calls him 'Mr. Bush'  Ninja Jordan   Sep-18-06 11:15 PM   #80 
  - Olbermann told me in an e-mail on the first week of this show...  grasswire   Sep-18-06 11:17 PM   #81 
  - Maher Was On Scarborough And Hit The Idiot Hard Too!  ChiciB1   Sep-18-06 11:32 PM   #83 
  - After getting 800,000 emails of support from the 9/11 speech? No way.  helderheid   Sep-18-06 11:36 PM   #85 
  - well it would be pretty stupid for them to get rid of him..............  Raydawg1234   Sep-18-06 11:38 PM   #86 
  - What's NBC up to? Did anyone catch the premier of Studio 60?  fooj   Sep-19-06 01:38 AM   #89 
  - They are reclaiming Truth, Justice and the American Media  wiley   Sep-19-06 01:59 AM   #91 
  - Way Wrong. Remember Nixon. Remember Journalists' role. Remember Truth?  wiley   Sep-19-06 01:58 AM   #90 
  - In broadcasting it is exceedingly rare to get 'notice', so I'm guessing  greyhound1966   Sep-19-06 10:21 AM   #94 
  - Controversy = $$$$$$$$$ so MSNBC is happy  Armstead   Sep-19-06 10:28 AM   #95 
  - He has at least one friend in high places...  Everybody   Sep-19-06 10:53 AM   #102 
  - all the major nets called Clinton "Mr. Clinton" for 8 years eom  KurtNYC   Sep-19-06 11:28 AM   #103 
  - Keefy Is Not at the Head of This Parade  Hidden Stillness   Sep-19-06 11:33 AM   #104 
  - The media does not want to be on the wrong side when...  AX10   Sep-19-06 01:39 PM   #107 
  - My letter to the five emails. Because KO needs all the support he can get  StrictlyRockers   Sep-19-06 08:21 PM   #115 

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