Keith Olbermann is out at MSNBC according to a press release issued by MSNBC:


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.

Was it something he said?

Lawrence O’Donnell will be moving to the 8 p.m. slot, and Ed WhatsHisName moving to 10.  By outing Olby and inning Eddie, MSNBC arguably has moved further to the left in its prime time schedule.  Leaning forward, baby, leaning forward.

(h/t to reader James)

Updates to follow.

From my Olbermann archives:

Everyone will be playing clips of Olby, but I defy anyone to find a clip which out-Olby’s this rant against Scott Brown:

You think you have something better, post the link in the comments and if I agree, I’ll embed it. But don’t get your hopes up, Sirs and Ma’ams, because I have this one in my back pocket, Olby’s “apology” to Brown:

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