OlbermannWatch.com "My Faves" Set
OlbermannWatch.com Favorited Photos from other Flickr Users
Got OlbyPhotos? See some on Flickr? DO NOT email us. Send us a FlickrMail instead. Include a link to the photo. If we like the photo you will see it displayed in the Olby Flickr Flood above.
New to Flickr? Sign up for a FREE Flickr account!
New to YouTube? Sign up for a FREE YouTube account!
|Subscribe to Olbermann Watch Mailing List|
|Visit this group|
Some people expressed surprise that the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann suddenly announced a vacation on Friday. Two weeks away from The Hour of Spin. Was it because Tucker Carlson had unnerved him? Baseball season heating up? We think the explanation is precisely what we predicted when A-Mess-NBC banned Olby's butt-boy Markos Malicious from their air:
Keithy doesn't like Joe, Markos hearts Keithy (a true Love Connection), so Markos is happy to smear anyone on Olby's enemies list. Unfortunately, this was too much even for A-Mess-NBC's pusillanimous management, and Markos has been banned from their airwaves--including The Hour of Spin! Oh there is no joy on OlbyPlanet tonight. How long until Oralmann cooks up some excuse to take multiple days off in protest?
How long? Ten days. Ten days during which Olby was not permitted to have his way with Countdown bookings. Ten days during which Edward R Olbermann chafed under the No-Kos Rule. Hardly a surprise, and certainly not unexpected, that he would revolt against the injustice of not having his favorite far-left extremist on the air, camouflaging it as a "vacation".
But fear not. Even as The Great and Powerful Olb will not be on the air for two weeks, you can still enjoy his insights, intellectual prowess, and sophisticated wit by following his twitter feed. Oh wait, he's gone and made it "protected"; nobody gets to see it unless they are Olby-approved. But we have our ways. We thought you might like to see an example of how Keith fills his days and nights. Like a moth inexorably drawn to the flame, Oralmann can't resist responding to critical tweets (right before blocking the senders). Here you'll see what a great speller he is, and view some of that clever, urbane, cerebral repartee that has already made him a twitter legend:
Reading that is like...well, it's like Edward R Murrow was alive again. Wow. That whole string of comments should be sent to the Pulitzer Committee.
Enjoy two weeks without the infamous, deplorable one. And here's a little traveling music for your listening pleasure. Comments are open!
UPDATE: Another good reason to take a "vacation": the Executive Producer of your show has left and taken another key staffer with her. Inside Cable News had the story over a month ago:
Which cable news show may be showing signs of internal trouble? Rumors are flying that the show's EP has "had it" and another key staffer is leaving the program...
That's exactly what happened today, with Izzy Povich and another staffer finally earning their freedom from OlbyPlanet. ICN confirms that his blind item was about The Hour of Spin (so Keith Olbermann alienates two more people who couldn't stand to work with him) and notes:
Not that this was entirely unexpected but Povich leaving Countdown is huge. You don't usually see EPs leaving the network's flagship primetime show for a new show that is totally unproven. As a network exec you don't want to make the switch because you don't want to potentially upset the applecart for the flagship show, unless you have to. This suggests that there may be a story here to be written concerning what's been going on with Countdown that would force this move.