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Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:18 PM

With some major names departing MSNBC and CNN, why not bring back Olbermann?

Yeah, he could be a jerk, but he was our jerk

We need more fighters like him

And we need a "Worst Person in the World"

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Reply With some major names departing MSNBC and CNN, why not bring back Olbermann? (Original post)
RFCalifornia Dec 2021 OP
pandr32 Dec 2021 #1
Botany Dec 2021 #2
RFCalifornia Dec 2021 #4
Blue_playwright Dec 2021 #5
Trueblue1968 Dec 2021 #37
GoCubsGo Dec 2021 #55
Paladin Dec 2021 #3
Trueblue1968 Dec 2021 #38
ms liberty Dec 2021 #6
RFCalifornia Dec 2021 #7
dsharp88 Dec 2021 #42
shanti Dec 2021 #29
Tomconroy Dec 2021 #8
Pantagruel Dec 2021 #9
RFCalifornia Dec 2021 #10
gab13by13 Dec 2021 #11
True Blue American Dec 2021 #25
ecstatic Dec 2021 #40
Celerity Dec 2021 #46
True Blue American Dec 2021 #50
Fiendish Thingy Dec 2021 #12
captain queeg Dec 2021 #13
Bev54 Dec 2021 #14
Grasswire2 Dec 2021 #15
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2021 #17
FreepFryer Dec 2021 #16
RFCalifornia Dec 2021 #18
FreepFryer Dec 2021 #19
RFCalifornia Dec 2021 #21
FreepFryer Dec 2021 #23
True Blue American Dec 2021 #26
RFCalifornia Dec 2021 #48
True Blue American Dec 2021 #52
bucolic_frolic Dec 2021 #20
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2021 #22
moondust Dec 2021 #24
True Blue American Dec 2021 #27
RussBLib Dec 2021 #28
GoCubsGo Dec 2021 #56
iemanja Dec 2021 #30
Joinfortmill Dec 2021 #33
infullview Dec 2021 #31
dsharp88 Dec 2021 #44
Joinfortmill Dec 2021 #32
Pepsidog Dec 2021 #34
Tribetime Dec 2021 #35
Hekate Dec 2021 #36
FakeNoose Dec 2021 #39
True Blue American Dec 2021 #53
sarcasmo Dec 2021 #41
Maru Kitteh Dec 2021 #43
DesertRat Dec 2021 #57
Maraya1969 Dec 2021 #45
traitorsgalore Dec 2021 #47
AngryOldDem Dec 2021 #49
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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:19 PM

1. He would certainly attract viewers

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:21 PM

2. I really used to like Keith but he turned into a 1st rate A-hole

n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:22 PM

4. Yes but he's our 1st rate A-hole

I wouldn't want to work for him, but I'd love to watch him

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Response to RFCalifornia (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:30 PM

5. That's where I am...

Itís kinda like separating the genius musician from the sketchy things they might do (or illegal). Itís ok to love Billie Jean and accept that Michael Jackson was likely a predator. Not that Keith being a jerk is at that levelÖ

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Response to RFCalifornia (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:44 PM

37. i love "our First Rate A-hole" ....Olbermann IS THE BEST.

I WANT HIS CHILDREN .... Lol

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 02:31 PM

55. Keith has always been a 1st rate A-hole.

And, I say that as someone been a fan for decades. He was a jerk when he was at ESPN, too, in both runs, pre- and post-MSNBC. His journalism skills can't be beat, though.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:21 PM

3. I'd love it. Let him replace Chucky Todd. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:45 PM

38. My toenail should replace Chuck Toad. Anyone but Toad.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:34 PM

6. ? I know Brian Williams is leaving, but who else?

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:36 PM

7. Rachel Maddow isn't leaving MSNBC, but she's leaving her prime time gig

Not sure what she'll do after

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Response to RFCalifornia (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 01:02 AM

42. Only 30 shows next yr for $1 million per show.

Starting in the spring. It was the only way they could keep her attached to the network at all.

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:06 PM

29. I've read that

Lawrence O'Donnell is looking to move operations to California, so maybe him too?

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:37 PM

8. Love Keith O!

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:37 PM

9. KO doesn't want it.

Happy in his cushy sports job, his first and biggest love.

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Response to Pantagruel (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:38 PM

10. He quit his ESPN gig and now does a political show on YT

Bring it to MSNBC?

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:42 PM

11. Bring back Dylan Ratigan,

he was explaining everything about crony capitalism.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 04:59 PM

25. I loved Dylan and Keith

Both would shake up things. I think Donny Deustch deserves a show. The last time he had to do warmed up news.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 06:00 PM

40. I couldn't stand him!

He came across like a repub who was scared to admit it.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #40)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 05:31 AM

46. He ran in 2018 as a Democrat for NY-21 (that POS Elise Stefanik's seat).

He is great on banking and other financial corruption.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #46)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 02:09 PM

50. Dylan was a gold mine of information.

If you guys want news, Shep Smith, now on CNBC at 7PM he presents facts.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:48 PM

12. Nah, much better voices out there. Nt

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:49 PM

13. i always liked him

i remember seeing him during the 2016 election. He was reviewing an interview he'd had with TFG a couple years before that. I don't remember much but he kept saying "there's something wrong with this guy". Understatement of the century.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 03:20 PM

14. Just never ever bring back Matthews

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 03:21 PM

15. nt

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 04:47 PM

17. Oh YES.... I have not watched MSNBC since they canned him

I am in the I miss Chris group, sorry. No one knows history like he does

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 04:46 PM

16. Skeletons (Nt)

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Response to FreepFryer (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 04:49 PM

18. What skeletons?

Other than he was kind of a dick as a boss and had an ego the size of Chicago

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Response to RFCalifornia (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 04:50 PM

19. If they were public knowledge they wouldn't be skeletons would they? (Nt)

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Response to FreepFryer (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 04:52 PM

21. They would have come to light by now

With MeToo and RWingers salivating at the idea of taking him down, we would have heard something

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Response to RFCalifornia (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 04:57 PM

23. Ok (Nt)

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Response to RFCalifornia (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:02 PM

26. They did

That is why Chris left suddenly.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 01:38 PM

48. Chris' skeletons yes, but Olbermanns?

I think we're talking about two different people

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Response to RFCalifornia (Reply #48)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 02:12 PM

52. Olberman just refused

To do the pablum NBC wanted. Chris was let go, resigned but had no choice.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 04:51 PM

20. I doubt that very much

Keith set the standard and spawned others, but it's many years later. It would be a very disappointing comeback.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 04:55 PM

22. Wish we could pick and choose our favorites from all networks

I'd pick a good mix...for me that is...

Alyson Camerota
Chris Mathews
Anderson Cooper
Chris Wallace
Lawrence O'Donnell
Erin Burnett


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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 04:58 PM

24. Corporate bosses.

Remember Phil Donohue?

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Response to moondust (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:06 PM

27. Oh, yes!

Our home town boy. MSNBC fired him because he refused to back the war. He went on an I Told You tour a few years ago.

Phil and Erma Bombeck friends. Phil was a newscaster then.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:06 PM

28. Hal Sparks for Cuomo's spot!

or somewhere on MSNBC. They say anything is possible.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #28)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 02:33 PM

56. John Fugelsang would be excellent, as well.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:06 PM

30. No, thank you.

How about Jim Acosta for Cuomo's slot.

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Response to iemanja (Reply #30)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:10 PM

33. Love, love, love Acosta.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:07 PM

31. I'm a Maddow die hard.

If she leaves, I'll probably stop watching MSNBC all together. I like Olbermann, but I doubt he would consider working again for the NBC overlords that fired him.

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Response to infullview (Reply #31)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 01:06 AM

44. She's only doing 30 shows next year starting in the spring.

$30 million, but at least they kept her from leaving TV altogether.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:09 PM

32. He's a truth teller. But...

Likely a bit too much for MSNBC. But you never know.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:10 PM

34. He got me through the Bush years.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:16 PM

35. I'm all in for this 👌

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:41 PM

36. Because he repeatedly burns bridges. I liked him too, but that's just dumb. nt

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:57 PM

39. What's Al Franken doing these days?

Maybe Franken and Olberman could team up and put on a regular talk show with commentary on politics-sports-entertainment and a lot of other things. Who says it has to be all-politics 24/7?

A show like that would become "Must See TV" in no-time.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #39)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 02:15 PM

53. Al is doing a first ex Senator tour. He has a blog. My email reads,

ď Dear Person who still opens my emails!Ē

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 06:04 PM

41. Pretty sure Olbermann burned that bridge.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 01:04 AM

43. Why not start thinking bigger than more white guys?

I think we have plenty of those.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #43)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 02:33 PM

57. My thoughts exactly. nt

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 05:13 AM

45. I'd watch him.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 01:37 PM

47. He was great but TV talking heads don't matter without a Justice Dept to prosecute Trump

Outrage sells but does nothing in the face of corruption.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 01:40 PM

49. Nope. Too much of a loose cannon.

He does not work or play well with others. Thatís what ended most of his broadcasting jobs.

I like Keith, but TV is not the medium for him.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 02:10 PM

51. People still watch cable news?

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 02:27 PM

54. I'm not so sure he'd want to come back.

He seemed a lot happier since he went back to sports and dog rescuing, with only occasional political dabbling. I can't imagine he wants to go back to that kind of grind.

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