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Countdown With Keith Olbermann Over

Countdown, Network and Mad As Hell

Richard Geldard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Geldard

When Keith Olbermann signed off his show on Friday, he made reference to Network, the powerful 1976 network news film. Even if you haven't seen the film, you know the classic line.

The Big Gloat

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steven Weber

With the latest casualty in the struggle for progressive thought "mysteriously" leaving, the thinking world must again stand by the cartoon pomposity that the right often depends upon.

The Olbermann Factor

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Crawford

Whatever the circumstances and fallout of Keith's departure, NBC News faces this contradiction of how to run a middle-of-the road news network and a partisan cable channel.

Corporate Media Loses a Progressive Voice

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

It was Olbermann's principled outrage at the Bush administration that established his "brand" -- but the fact that Olbermann was a "brand" in the first place points to the intrinsic limitations of corporate media.

"Keith Don't Go": A Farewell Playlist for Keith Olbermann

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Wild

I didn't always agree with Keith Olbermann, but I'd fight to the death for his right to be one smart man and compelling wiseass.

Maddow, Bill Maher React To Olbermann's MSNBC Exit

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow was on "Real Time With Bill Maher" when the news broke that Keith Olbermann and MSNBC had decided to part ways, and she and Maher both h...

Carly Schwartz

FINAL COUNTDOWN | Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: The New York Times' Bill Carter reports that Keith Olbermann's exit from MSNBC was "weeks in the making." According to Carter, Olbermann and M...