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Does Maddow’s Show Confirm Olbermann’s Pulling MSNBC Strings?


Liberal lesbian Rachel Maddow just went and scored herself her own MSNBC show, which was some time in the making. Officially, NBC says Rachel’s debut on Sept. 8, or 09/08/08, is the “final leg of the political race this year.”

Unofficially, though? On 09/08/08, a one Keith Olbermann will mark his nearly complete takeover of the network. Yes, Olbermann might as well hold Phil Griffin’s title as MSNBC chief, since, according to knowledgeable sources and all outside appearances, he’s making the calls.
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By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Aug 20, 2008
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  • 7 Comments
    • mark
      mark

      I don’t know how much clout Keith has or uses, but his ratings demonstrate sucess, and getting his suggestions for other shows, is probably sought out by Abrams…who is in power at programing at MSNBC.

      Aug 20, 2008 at 1:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida
      Alan down in Florida

      Keith Olbermann affiliation notwithstanding Rachel Maddow has repeatedly proven that she is brilliant and funny and more than qualified to handle any hosting job. I say more power to her and look forward to tuning in when she is on the air.

      Aug 20, 2008 at 1:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charley
      Charley

      What’s not to like about either one, but if given a choice I would rather watch Rachel. She is more appealing to look at. Fashion tip: He could shave his head, grow a beard and wear different glasses. Take a fahion tip from the financial guru’s on CNBC. Some of them are middleaged, but trendy and hot. Except Kudlow. He probably wears Mormon magic undergarments.

      Aug 20, 2008 at 3:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rick
      rick

      all the pissing moaning and whining along any claims that keith is running the show are probably being made by a disgruntled former employee of the time slot rachel is taking, the one and only joe scarborogh.

      Aug 20, 2008 at 4:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert Lewis
      Robert Lewis

      Keith Olbermann: the overdue New York State Tax Warrant, Chinese American Trading Company the buyers of his real estate, the corporation

      Keith Olbermann: the address from 2001 of his, the parents of Katy Tur and the civil actions

      http://webofdeception.com/#Olbermann

      Aug 20, 2008 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Martymartymarty
      Martymartymarty

      I would think it is more a response to the ratings that continued to stay high while Rachel guest hosted Keith’s show while he was on vacation (several times this year) and the consistently not-so-high ratings that Dan Abrams Verdict continued to have, and not anything to do with Keith running the network or exercising some sort of diva clout.

      That said, I think Dan Abrams is way more hot than Keith – not that that has anything to do with anything. ;)

      Aug 21, 2008 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dan patrick
      dan patrick

      hey keith come back to sports, we need fresh input and besides your political days arent that great, lol

      Jul 11, 2009 at 12:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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