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Late Spring

Postby Eileenleft » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:07 pm

Hi Folks,

Good breaking news from Keith's Twitter bio:

Chief News Officer, Current TV; Nightly news and commentary hour coming to Current TV in late spring. MLB Baseball Nerd returning soon

He'll be back a lot sooner than we thought!

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Re: Late Spring

Postby Marie » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:06 am

Roger Catlin, of the Hartford Current, senses our eager anticipation.

He quips:
If I understand the process correctly, it is the viewers who decide which direction the mystery "Bar Karma" will take. But that doesn't mean Keith Olbermann shows up immediately.


Drew Magary's thinking about KO while writing about "Bar Karma" as well:
BAR KARMA – A show about a “mystical watering hole at the edge of the universe,” where patrons don’t know what year it is. It’s like Dark City, but with booze. I see Current’s plan now. They signed Keith Olbermann just so they could trap him at this purgatorial nightclub and keep him there forever! Well played, Current. I owe you a beer.

Haaaaaaaaaaaa, he thinks KO will fade into obscurity at Current. Just wait, Drew. :-)

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Re: Late Spring

Postby Marie » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:00 am

Meanwhile, the NY Post keeps publishing unsourced items about Keith's new gig.

They never say when and where Keith (or whoever else they're "quoting") is supposed to have said the stuff they print; then they wonder why people figure they just make this shit up, like Keith says. :roll:

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Re: Late Spring

Postby Marie » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:55 pm

And Mediaite -- right on cue -- obediently links to it and NEVER QUESTIONS THE ITEM'S CREDIBILITY!
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/keith-olberm ... in-charge/

(And neither do any of the commentors.)

Question: why would anyone at Current tell Cindy Adams anything, considering who she works for?

Another question: Where is it written that liberals must accept gossip emanating from the dankest sewers on the Internet as uncritically as righties do? >:

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Re: Late Spring

Postby winterbabe » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:06 pm

Marie wrote:Meanwhile, the NY Post keeps publishing unsourced items about Keith's new gig.

They never say when and where Keith (or whoever else they're "quoting") is supposed to have said the stuff they print; then they wonder why people figure they just make this shit up, like Keith says. :roll:

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The minute I read the so-called quotes, I knew Keith hadn't said any of it. Would he really say "I start begininng June?" He wouldn't use such poor grammar!

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Re: Late Spring

Postby Marie » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:46 pm

Ah, looks like the Murdoch Post has tried the same thing with Phil Griffin but TVNewser has astutely debunked their claims in terms of the Post's recurring weakness: lack of a source.

Too bad the Post doesn't get this level of push-back from bloggers more often. It so deserves it. >:

The NY Post’s Phil Griffin story, line by line
By Alex Weprin
TVNewser
February 23, 2011

The New York Post's Page Six ran a very brief item about MSNBC’s Phil Griffin. It would be a juicy item, were it not so unbelievably wrong. Let’s look at it, line by line:

"Buzz that MSNBC President Phil Griffin will soon be out at the Peacock Network is so strong that he’s even had to deny it to close friends, sources say."


It is true that Griffin has been denying the rumor to friends and acquaintances, but if you had a major newspaper writing about you, your friends would be asking you about it too.

"Griffin used to report to ex-NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker, but since his departure, some say NBC President Steve Capus may show Griffin the door and take control of the cable news unit."

Here is where the item goes off the rails: As long as he has been president of MSNBC, Griffin has never reported to Jeff Zucker. He has always reported to Steve Capus.

Capus already oversees MSNBC, so the notion that he “wants to take control of the cable news unit” is ridiculous. He already has control of it.

Griffin did report to Zucker when they both worked at NBC’s Today, but that was over 15 years ago.

“ 'Capus wants the place to himself,' an industry insider said."

He already has it under his control, and NBCU’s corporate structure is such that each cable network has its own president.

“ 'It’s a domino effect -- Jeff Zucker . . . Keith Olbermann . . . next, Phil Griffin'.”

Zucker was pushed out because Comcast wanted its own man, Steve Burke, in charge. Olbermann was eyeing an exit for a long time, and was not shoved out the door by Comcast. And what has Phil Griffin done to deserve being pushed out, when MSNBC’s ratings and revenues are up since he took over?

"An MSNBC rep insisted, 'The rumor you heard is totally false. There’s no truth to it'.”

There you go.

Will Griffin be at MSNBC forever? Probably not, but there is no reason to believe an un-bylined gossip report that can’t even get its basic facts right.

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/the ... ine_b54361

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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