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ovidsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 12:52 PM
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78. Oh yourself
Edited on Fri Mar-07-08 12:54 PM by ovidsen
Having once worked with Keith (a long time ago; still proud of it) and GE's NBC (not so proud of it) I can tell you with certainty that his bosses aren't as interested in what he says as how many people watch him.

He fell backwards into "Countdown" after MSNBC's experiment with Phil Dohahue bombed. Under the circumstances, and knowing what blowhards the suits at GE are, I think he's done magnificently. He's carried a moderate-to-left message on a network owned by bottom-line obsessed (anyone remember "Neutron" Jack Welch? Under him, GE took over companies. The buildings stood, but all the people disappeared. I know. I was there. poof!) and war-profiteering parasites, so under the circumstances, I'd say Keith is doing quite nicely.

Yes, quite nicely. For himself, for (God save me for saying this) for GE.... and (most importantly) for US.

edit for grammar.
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  -Keith Olbermann... YvonneCa  Mar-06-08 02:01 PM   #0 
  - Yup  Taverner   Mar-06-08 02:02 PM   #1 
  - AMEN Sister! nt  cyberpj   Mar-06-08 02:03 PM   #2 
  - We're going to need him big time during the GE  soleft   Mar-06-08 02:03 PM   #3 
  - Yes we will...  YvonneCa   Mar-06-08 02:09 PM   #8 
  - Agreed 100%.  truebrit71   Mar-06-08 02:03 PM   #4 
  - Keith has been the only public voice to put the spotlight on Bush and his crimes.  genie_weenie   Mar-06-08 02:04 PM   #5 
  - Repay him...?  DURHAM D   Mar-06-08 02:06 PM   #6 
  - He's pushed MSNBC to the left ... we're seeing Rachel Maddow more  LSparkle   Mar-06-08 02:08 PM   #7 
  - Very good point. And I...  YvonneCa   Mar-06-08 02:12 PM   #9 
  - Rachel Maddow & David Shuster are a big plus to MSNBC  0007   Mar-06-08 05:48 PM   #43 
  - Good Idea  Kare   Mar-07-08 01:39 PM   #87 
  - Can't we have one f-ing station that leans left,  Hawaii Hiker   Mar-08-08 01:25 PM   #104 
  - absolutely  elizfeelinggreat   Mar-06-08 02:12 PM   #10 
  - He was the only voice in the Wilderness of the Media that  Ichingcarpenter   Mar-06-08 02:13 PM   #11 
  - We can't forget that...  YvonneCa   Mar-06-08 02:38 PM   #28 
  - Maybe you're right , and all but,  mitchtv   Mar-06-08 02:14 PM   #12 
  - I agree with you...  YvonneCa   Mar-06-08 02:31 PM   #20 
  - I have not been able to locate  polmaven   Mar-07-08 12:59 PM   #79 
     - Email...  YvonneCa   Mar-09-08 12:13 AM   #108 
        - Thank you!  polmaven   Mar-09-08 03:10 PM   #119 
  - I wonder how much he is directed and how much he can have his own way. He hates the infotainment  cyberpj   Mar-06-08 06:00 PM   #44 
  - I admire KO tremendously--but lately, have had to switch stations a lot-  niyad   Mar-06-08 02:14 PM   #13 
  - Buchanan is one of my least...  YvonneCa   Mar-06-08 02:36 PM   #26 
     - I could do without Buchanan  Kare   Mar-07-08 01:42 PM   #88 
  - BRAVO!! BRAVO!!  jhain   Mar-06-08 02:14 PM   #14 
  - it amazed me how people have turned on him because he says  roguevalley   Mar-06-08 02:21 PM   #15 
  - Me, too...  YvonneCa   Mar-06-08 02:32 PM   #23 
  - And he's bashing the hell out of Hillary.............  TheDebbieDee   Mar-06-08 02:24 PM   #16 
  - Spare me  Johnny Potpie   Mar-06-08 02:31 PM   #21 
  - Put your head in the sand  texshelters   Mar-06-08 02:32 PM   #24 
  - Uhhhh  texshelters   Mar-06-08 02:31 PM   #22 
  - If we hate...  YvonneCa   Mar-06-08 02:39 PM   #29 
  - You ask a lot of questions.........  TheDebbieDee   Mar-06-08 02:43 PM   #32 
  - you think she's being "Gored" now? just wait........  Tarheel_Dem   Mar-06-08 09:55 PM   #55 
  - Criticism is one thing  polmaven   Mar-07-08 01:10 PM   #83 
  - It's a pretty large bandwagon of folks we have trusted. Perhaps they have something . . . .  CLW   Mar-07-08 10:23 AM   #71 
  - Yes Fuck Keith! Sean and Rush and Neil are so much better!!!  proud2Blib   Mar-09-08 03:13 PM   #120 
  - Sorry that most liberals aren't kissing Hillary's feet  gmudem   Mar-10-08 12:16 AM   #126 
  - Here Here!  texshelters   Mar-06-08 02:28 PM   #17 
  - Seriously!!!  TNOE   Mar-06-08 02:29 PM   #18 
  - K&R & Thank you!  PRT   Mar-06-08 02:30 PM   #19 
  - You are most...  YvonneCa   Mar-06-08 02:33 PM   #25 
  - How soon people forget...  Hell Hath No Fury   Mar-06-08 02:37 PM   #27 
  - It's also possible to defend your person...  YvonneCa   Mar-06-08 02:42 PM   #31 
  - Agreed completely!  Hell Hath No Fury   Mar-06-08 03:14 PM   #38 
  - ...  YvonneCa   Mar-09-08 12:18 AM   #109 
  - if we hate, we lose  alyce douglas   Mar-07-08 08:41 AM   #70 
     - We will...  YvonneCa   Mar-09-08 12:20 AM   #110 
  - Well said!  texshelters   Mar-06-08 02:43 PM   #33 
  - I'm with you Hell Hath No Fury  RamboLiberal   Mar-06-08 05:13 PM   #40 
  - People have forgotten.....  Kare   Mar-07-08 01:48 PM   #89 
  - I don't know what he said, but it seems to me that we can't ask him not to be "honest" when it does  mzmolly   Mar-06-08 02:41 PM   #30 
  - Truth is always good. n/t  YvonneCa   Mar-09-08 12:23 AM   #111 
  - Absolutely!  RavensChick   Mar-06-08 02:50 PM   #34 
  - Oh?  Ordr   Mar-06-08 03:08 PM   #35 
  - Oh yourself  ovidsen   Mar-07-08 12:52 PM   #78 
  - And that's the real ...  YvonneCa   Mar-09-08 12:29 AM   #113 
  - You may owe him nothing...  YvonneCa   Mar-09-08 12:25 AM   #112 
  - people are attacking him???  LSK   Mar-06-08 03:08 PM   #36 
  - But, but ... he's a "HERETIC!!" according to the Temple of the Blue Dog acolytes.  TahitiNut   Mar-06-08 03:12 PM   #37 
  - I still love KO  Mabus   Mar-06-08 04:24 PM   #39 
  - We're a big tent...  YvonneCa   Mar-08-08 01:14 PM   #98 
  - Well said, YvonneCa!!!!  southerncrone   Mar-06-08 05:41 PM   #41 
  - He sure is...  YvonneCa   Mar-08-08 01:10 PM   #97 
  - I still like Keith  malaise   Mar-06-08 05:45 PM   #42 
  - I concur. n/t  GigiMommy   Mar-06-08 06:44 PM   #45 
  - Yup.  Opposite Reaction   Mar-06-08 07:27 PM   #46 
  - Olbermann needs to continue covering the deeper issues behind the horserace...  AntiFascist   Mar-06-08 07:54 PM   #47 
  - My only complaint about KO is he changed his email w no forwarding address.  mod mom   Mar-06-08 08:22 PM   #48 
  - Thank you so much for this post. I owe my sanity (or what's left of it) to KO.  hisownpetard   Mar-06-08 09:06 PM   #49 
  - In the days...  YvonneCa   Mar-10-08 12:19 AM   #127 
  - his detractors here certainly are not Demorats, they's Clintocrats n/t  burythehatchet   Mar-06-08 09:09 PM   #50 
  - Clintocrats or Republicrats n/t  Ichingcarpenter   Mar-06-08 09:19 PM   #52 
  - No they are newsocrats  lwfern   Mar-07-08 08:23 AM   #68 
     - Exactly, We have so many other pressing events occurring and before his show  BleedingHeartPatriot   Mar-07-08 01:04 PM   #80 
     - This is what I am concerned about...  YvonneCa   Mar-08-08 01:38 PM   #107 
  - He didn't bow for the queen  Yael   Mar-06-08 09:16 PM   #51 
  - i love him, i may not agree with him but i still love him. Meeeeeeyow.  chimpsrsmarter   Mar-06-08 09:20 PM   #53 
  - K&R for Keith.  IMModerate   Mar-06-08 09:55 PM   #54 
  - KO does what General Electric tells him.  femrap   Mar-06-08 10:21 PM   #56 
  - Oh, I don't think so............  Stuart G   Mar-07-08 11:39 AM   #74 
     - Don't you see....KO was getting a crowd. The Lefties were  femrap   Mar-08-08 10:23 AM   #96 
  - i'm watching Countdown right now and cheering Keith on!  shireen   Mar-06-08 11:28 PM   #57 
  - Keith is the BEST!  lonestarnot   Mar-06-08 11:31 PM   #58 
  - Amen sister..  XOKCowboy   Mar-06-08 11:34 PM   #59 
  - I worship KO. Very intelligent man and I acquire knowledge when  B Calm   Mar-06-08 11:35 PM   #60 
  - HOORAY for Keith Olbermann!!!  Swamp Rat   Mar-06-08 11:40 PM   #61 
  - We must get a different version of Countdown down here in KS...  crimsonblue   Mar-06-08 11:55 PM   #62 
  - You MUST get a different version of Countdown...  YvonneCa   Mar-09-08 12:36 AM   #114 
  - Yep, no matter who you support  walldude   Mar-07-08 12:15 AM   #63 
  - Why would anyone want to badmouth KO?  Usrename   Mar-07-08 04:22 AM   #64 
  - "purists" have been claiming he is sexist, biased, becoming like  ladywnch   Mar-07-08 12:00 PM   #75 
  - But, but, but ... he was MEAN to our second-place finisher who's endorsing the GOP ticket!!  jgraz   Mar-07-08 06:12 AM   #65 
  - I question KOs substance when ...  Everybody   Mar-07-08 07:40 AM   #66 
  - Props to Keith.  stillrockin   Mar-07-08 08:10 AM   #67 
  - listen we may have our opinions about the content of Keith's show  alyce douglas   Mar-07-08 08:37 AM   #69 
  - Agreed. n/t  L0oniX   Mar-07-08 11:29 AM   #72 
  - He gave me hope, when there was none...  Stuart G   Mar-07-08 11:36 AM   #73 
  - Me, too...  YvonneCa   Mar-08-08 01:16 PM   #99 
  - Why is he attacking another Democrat instead of McCain?  pirhana   Mar-07-08 12:00 PM   #76 
  - He was no friend to Sen. Kerry. I finally gave up watching him during the 2004 election.  BleedingHeartPatriot   Mar-07-08 01:06 PM   #82 
     - Really? I started watching him after the election because he  pirhana   Mar-07-08 03:27 PM   #92 
        - I still remember after Sen. Kerry said,"We need regime change here in this country"  BleedingHeartPatriot   Mar-07-08 04:06 PM   #93 
        - I didn't watch Keith much during the 2004 ...  YvonneCa   Mar-08-08 01:22 PM   #102 
        - So did I...  YvonneCa   Mar-08-08 01:18 PM   #100 
  - K&R. I agree, my friend and thank you.  Rhiannon12866   Mar-07-08 12:16 PM   #77 
  - You are welcome...  YvonneCa   Mar-08-08 01:23 PM   #103 
  - i love keith  psychmommy   Mar-07-08 01:05 PM   #81 
  - Way to go,Keith...  YvonneCa   Mar-08-08 01:26 PM   #105 
  - Prime time.  blayne   Mar-07-08 01:15 PM   #84 
  - Hell YES!  peace frog   Mar-07-08 01:33 PM   #85 
  - Agreed Keith is the best nt  Kare   Mar-07-08 01:37 PM   #86 
  - who else is there????  dembotoz   Mar-07-08 01:57 PM   #90 
  - For me Keith telling the truth equals being a friend to the values of the Democratic Party  SaveAmerica   Mar-07-08 02:13 PM   #91 
  - You said it, we owe Keith Olbermann  GoneOffShore   Mar-07-08 04:13 PM   #94 
  - Election of 2004  dana_b   Mar-07-08 04:17 PM   #95 
  - Same here...  YvonneCa   Mar-08-08 01:28 PM   #106 
  - He's the ONE MAN who has looked into the eye of the camera and  Prisoner_Number_Six   Mar-08-08 01:19 PM   #101 
  - We have been infiltrated by the RW  spokane   Mar-09-08 12:42 AM   #115 
  - We owe him a LOT for being a passionate voice for Constitutional government. Thanks for this post.  Hekate   Mar-09-08 12:53 AM   #116 
  - Here's to...  YvonneCa   Mar-09-08 09:02 PM   #122 
  - There isn't anyone that is without bias  Horse with no Name   Mar-09-08 01:27 AM   #117 
  - I love Olbermann  Presidentcokedupfratboy   Mar-09-08 01:44 AM   #118 
  - Couldn't agree with you more. Wish he'd can last 1/2 hour in favor of more news.  williesgirl   Mar-09-08 03:18 PM   #121 
  - I agree. n/t  YvonneCa   Mar-09-08 09:04 PM   #123 
  - K and R.  Stuart G   Mar-09-08 09:16 PM   #124 
     - Thanks for keeping this...  YvonneCa   Mar-10-08 12:11 AM   #125 
 

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