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Keith Olbermann --

Fired By MSNBC

1/22/2011 9:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Keith Olbermann was fired by MSNBC sources tell TMZ, and we're told it had everything to do with Comcast's acquisition of NBC.

Keith Olbermann Fired
Sources connected with the network tell us ... Comcast honchos did not like Keith's defiance and the way he played in the sandbox.

Our sources say Keith has around two years left on his contract, and he'll be paid his salary -- around $7 million a year.

We don't know if Comcast will let Keith make a deal with another network as part of an exit agreement, but it's a good bet he'll be benched for a minimum of 6 months, and probably longer.

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31.

Olbernut    

Gonna be a great weekend!

1372 days ago
32.

t. gourley    

Now where will we get the truth?
CERTAINLY not faux news. He was one of the few that pointed out the right's and their phony "news" channel lies

1372 days ago
33.

Olbernut    

Good move by comcast for sure.

1372 days ago
34.

Lori    

AHHHAAAHHHAAAHHHHAAHHHH !!!

Big old LIBERAL LOSER...go peddle your B.S. at the low rent AIR AMERICA...oh, sorry, that's right...it FAILED too....hmmm, think the American people are sick and tired of your left wing nut conspiracy crap? HMMMMMMMM????? Yep....I think so!

1372 days ago
35.

honeybunny    

His career is dead.

[GASP!] Oh my gosh what divisive rhetoric!

Libtards are mentally ill. The guy(?) is a complete hack.

1372 days ago
36.

blake    

I ****ing HATE REPUBLICANS! You Taco bell eating, reality show watching skanks.... Comcast should burn in hell... TMZ idiots that write on this board are all a bunch of trash uneducated swine that make $5 an hour, if they have a job. Go to h..$$ll. Keith is the coolest thing that ever hit the airwaves.. you all are just too fu$$$... king stupid to see below the rolls of fat on your bellies! What a waste of humanity.

1372 days ago
37.

BillinMS    

He and his agenda was worthless anyway

1372 days ago
38.

fernando    

THANK GOD!!!!!!!!! NOW IF THEY WOULD JUST SHUT DOWN THAT WHOLE STATION THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE. FOR ALL YOU IDIOTS THAT LOVE HIM, DON'T WORRY, HIS BANK STATEMENT WILL KEEP HIM HAPPY. FOR THE MORON THAT THINKS HE'S RUNNING IN 2012. GET REAL HE WOULD NOT GET PAST THE SECOND PRIMARY.

1372 days ago
39.

Bert & Patty Eyster    

We are brokenhearted. Never let supper, phone calls, anything interfere with watching Keith. He is one of the few with a conscience and dares to tell the truth. Comcast really messed up this time.What will we do without him? Rachel, Ed, and Lawrence are great but Keith is exceptional.

1372 days ago
40.

rcmcwilly    

Olbermann has more brains and more balls than any other talking head in America. Whatever you think of his politics at least he had the guts to say what he thought, and thank god he had the brains to say it well.

1372 days ago
41.

Pat    

Who's next? Rachel??? Be afraid....very afraid!!!!

1372 days ago
42.

otherworldly    

wow fibiker since you did not watch him you guess nobody else watched hi. that is why right wingers are described as dumb because of statements like this.

1372 days ago
43.

ROSCAT    

GOD...... I am so glad we have FOX.. for some sort of fair out look on things...!!! I don't always agree wit FOX... but at least they are not so one sided..!! Its the very poor and the wealthy that watched keith...no one else. I wonder why they don't get this...? I'd like to see Oriley interview Keith. Oriley would chew him up & spit him out.... On one even liked keith on Sports...!! Glad he got fired..!!!

1372 days ago
44.

BillinMS    

Another worthless piece of flesh off the air.......no one with a brain bought the BS he was pushing..hopefully the "man-child" Rachel Madow will be next to get kicked to the curb...I mean come on....no one listened to MSNBC for any length of time any way......

1372 days ago
45.

Glen    

Pretty well open war on liberal speech in this country.
Kiss the democracy goodbye.

1372 days ago
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