Keith Olbermann To Return – NBC War Analyst Allard Quits


Olbermann_dickheadNBC has re-signed liberal and anti war commentator Keith Olbermann to a 4 year deal today. The commentator that has made a career belittling the war effort and being a pain in the side to market leader Bill O’Reilly at Fox News.

NBC News announced Thursday that Olbermann had agreed to four more years at the MSNBC prime-time show “Countdown.” He began the show in 2003, and his contract was due to expire in March.
Besides feuding with Fox News Channel’s O’Reilly, Olbermann has become a liberal hero. He has seen his ratings increase since launching a series of anti-President Bush commentaries late last summer.
Olbermann’s viewership in January was up 85 percent over January 2006, according to Nielsen Media Research. He’s still in O’Reilly’s shadow: the Fox show has averaged 2.4 million viewers so far this year while Olbermann, in the same time slot, has averaged 672,000. via Abilene Reporter-News.

Meanwhile, comments made by Olbermann indirectly were responsible for NBC’s war analyst Col. Ken Allard to leave the network stating that the journalistic and ethical standards were ones that he did not want to be associated with.

But has anyone else noticed the network’s precipitous retreat from journalistic and ethical standards? Not only were no apologies given and no pink slips issued for Arkin’s outburst, but on his MSNBC show last week, Keith Olberman went out of his way to defend this “valid criticism” of our military…

[S]ometimes the only way to show where you really stand is to vote with your feet. And so with great reluctance and best wishes to my former colleagues, with this column I am severing my 10-year relationship with NBC News. via Hot Air

Well, it looks like the lust for ratings over ethics at NBC is showing the depth of depravity that is encompassing the network. They keep the Olbermann’s and Allards, the guy who called all of our soldiers mercanaries, while losing those that are willing to stand up for our country. When will Microsoft pull its name from this mess.

Posted February 16, 2007 by
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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Keith Olbermann To Return – NBC War Analyst Allard Quits”

    1. Scared Monkeys on February 16th, 2007 3:58 pm

      Of course he is up 85% … His ratings were so low in 2005 where else was there to go but up? All this ass-clown does is pander to the uber left lunatic fringe. What would Olbermann do if it were not for Fox News and BOR … he would have nothing to say.

      It is comical to think he quit cable news because he was annoyed all he was aloowed to broadcast was Monica Lewinsky. Compared to the journalism he does today … that was down right award winning material.

      How bad is it when Olbermann is considered MSNBC’s boy and his ratings do not even show up as a blip of the FOX radar screen.

      What are you doing at MSNBC? What a shame.


    2. Miss-Underestimated on February 16th, 2007 4:08 pm

      Keith will be the anchor ;…………………………….

      that sinks the ship

    3. dennisintn on February 16th, 2007 5:26 pm

      olberman just didn’t like having to tell the truth about his liberal democrat friends. now, out of the l7 minutes of actual commentary per hour that the network manages to allocate between commercials and ticklers, 6 of those minutes are spent bashing oreilly. and just who at msnbc decided we needed a tour of every damn prison in the country? i couldn’t care less about prison conditions or how prisoners spend their time as long as they’re behind the wire.

    4. Dana on February 16th, 2007 5:51 pm

      My question is why dont the viewing public send the best message . DONT WATCH
      He was a terrible sport anchor, and does worse at whatever he does now.
      Why in gods name 672,000 watch each night is beyond me.
      Donnie Doetsch (sp)is better and even he sucks.

    5. Scared Monkeys on February 16th, 2007 7:45 pm

      Dana … What was PT Barnum’s saying?


    6. dihannah1 on February 16th, 2007 9:07 pm

      Oh, I thought he would move on to comedy central for his lame ‘attempts’ at being funny. He shares nothing newsworthy or credible whatsoever! Except to bashes everybody who is not a left wing fanatic.

    7. Maggie on February 16th, 2007 11:11 pm

      Years ago I used to enjoy watching MSNBC, but most of the good ones left. This is the most boring news station there is. I was hoping Dan Abrams would do something with it, but it doesn’t appear any different now then it did before he took over. Keith Olberman fits right in.

    8. Skyboxx on February 17th, 2007 8:09 am

      Ahhhhh, but you are missng the point about Mr. Olebermann. He can’t win, so he mentions the winners name time and time again, until someone notices him. He has taken up the voice of the left. There’s more in Keith’s closet, if people will take the time to dig.

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