The New York Post's Page Six reports that Keith Olbermann owes thousands in back taxes to New York State. The News Corp-owned paper writes:
New York state has issued a tax warrant or judgment against the MSNBC host for $2,269.50 in back taxes owed by his personal corporation, Olbermann Broadcasting Empire Inc. Asked about the delinquency the other night by journalist Evan Gahr, the otherwise loquacious Olbermann uttered nary a word as he scurried into Trump Palace, where he bought condo apartment 40B last year, according to public records. "This was a bookkeeping disagreement between Keith's accountants and the state which was resolved months ago," an MSNBC spokesman told Page Six.
Olbermann and Page Six have long been at odds but this item is also part of a growing feud between the White House/News Corp and GE/NBC News/MSNBC. Two weeks ago, the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz reported that News Corp was unleashing Bill O'Reilly on GE (parent company of NBC) to retaliate for comments made by Olbermann. That same day, a negative item about Olbermann appeared in Page Six. Shortly thereafter, the White House attacked NBC News for selectively editing Richard Engel's interview with President Bush.
For a primer on the growing feud between the two networks/companies, click here.