schadenfreude: enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others
The world of left wing madness and foaming at the mouth hatred was dealt a serious blow on Friday when MSNBC announced that it had shown their very own Edward R Murrow wannabe the door. I guess spewing hatred at Sarah Palin 24/7 isn't the best game plan after all.
From P.J. Salvatore at Big Journalism:
The host, who has had a stormy relationship with the management of the network for some time, especially since he was suspended for two days last November, came to an agreement with NBC’s corporate management late this week to settle his contract and step down.
In a closing statement on his show, Mr. Olbermann said simply that it would be the last edition of the program. He offered no explanation other than on occasion, the show had become too much for him.
Too much indeed. Olbermann Watch and John Gibson hardest hit!
Read more and see the dramatic video here.
Folks took to Twitter to kindly offer Olby some new job suggestions.
Speaking of which, Sara R, a diarist over at the Daily Kos, offered this up:
Mr. Olbermann, Consider a Senate Run
I, like so many others, was astonished tonight by Keith Olbermann's announcement that "Countdown" was over.
When one door closes, another opens. The thought that came to my mind was, this man is being freed up for something else. And then I thought, Joe Lieberman's seat is going to open up...Connecticut...
Lest ye think Sara isn't serious ....
Keith Olbermann has:
* A first class intellect * Killer debating skills * Experience before cameras and microphones
...but most of all...
* A deep, heartfelt concern for the wellbeing of the American people.
It's a thought -- maybe Sen. Franken and Mr. Olbermann should have coffee and talk about the experience of running for the Senate and what it is like to serve there.
A girl can dream, can't she? I could not envision a finer public servant than a Senator Olbermann.
Oh PLEASE let this happen!!
Olbermann screaming and hollering like a banshee, as a senatorial candidate, during a presidential election year, would be a thing of beauty to behold.
In more more considered commentary Rowley Birkin of the BBC explains the Olbermann firing [H/T: Iowahawk]
Good night, good luck, good riddance!