Saturday, January 22, 2011
Less than a week after the FCC and the U.S. Department of Justice approved the merger of conservative media giant Comcast and NBC, MSNBC abruptly fired Keith Olbermann.
With two years remaining on his four-year, $30 million dollar contract, Olbermann’s Friday’s Countdown — MSNBC’s highest rated show, that helped MSNBC create a brand, signed off for the last time.
Keith Olbermann, a former sports announcer, began his career at MSNBC eight years ago. A brilliant writer and journalist, is also a well known kick-ass, who was not afraid to lock horns with management.
Watch Keith’s sign-off here: