Keith Olbermann Resigns From MSNBC
Moments ago, Keith Olbermann announced his resignation from MSNBC. Seconds after his show ended, this terse press release hit my inbox:
MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract. The last broadcast of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" will be this evening. MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC's success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.More to come....
UPDATE: The new MSNBC evening line-up as of Monday: 6pm Cenk Uygur, 7pm Chris Matthews, 8pm Lawrence O'Donnell, 9pm Rachel Maddow, 10pm Ed Schultz.
UPDATE II: Anderson Cooper: He was FIRED. UPDATE III: Here's Olbermann sign-off from tonight.
UPDATE IV: Anderson Cooper and crew are back-tracking from their earlier "fired" comment, saying that as of now "there is no known direct connection" between the Comcast acquisition of NBC-Universal and Olbermann's departure. Yeeeah, right.