Monday, September 8, 2008

It was all MY idea.


Yeah, that's the ticket. It was my idea. Who really wanted to anchor anyway? Not me.
Olbermann and Matthews will remain as analysts during major political events, and officials at both networks, who declined to be identified discussing personnel moves, said Olbermann had initiated the discussions to clarify his role
. Okay, so I was the source, but still.
They said Olbermann's influence at MSNBC would in no way be diminished and that the shift would enable him and Matthews to offer more candid analysis during live coverage.
And by "they" they mean me. And yes, I'll be candid. Very candid.
Olbermann confirmed yesterday he had initiated the discussions. "Phil and I have debated this set-up since late winter/early spring (with me saying, 'Are you sure this flies?' and him saying, 'Yes, but let's judge it event by event') and I think we both reached the same point during the RNC," Olbermann said by e-mail.
So there you have it. I demoted myself. And if I say that's what happened, that's what happened, okay?

10 comments:

Just Saying said...

I call bullshit on this. Olbermann willingly demote himself? Sure he doesn't want to work that much but does anyone really believe this other than the brainwashed and stupid?

Donna B said...

Petitions have been started. Nasty letters are being sent. Expect a protest any day now outside 30 Rock.

marinara said...

Protest about what? Olbermann wanted to be by himself, or with Rachel--the only person who isn't threatening to him--and he wanted an indoor studio. The network couldn't or wouldn't give him either of those things, so he bailed.

What's to protest?

marinara said...

Oh, and I guess I should predict a special comment so Keith can explain how this was all his and Phil's idea, no punishment or demotion involved.

Anonymous said...

This whole blog smells like Fox News PR. Hello, Irena? Are you there?

Keith Olbermann's Ego said...

Who the hell is Irena? And how dare you compare Keith Olbermann's Ego to Fox News. There is not one single person of greatness there. Not a one. In fact there is no one as great as me on television. Nor will there ever be.

flowergirl said...

I was gonna ask the same thing.

Who is Irena?

Keith Olbermann's Ego's Alter Egos said...

As Keith Olbermann's Ego's Alter Egos we have placed a "mission statement" on the sideline of this blog. But to clarify, we're not Fox Operatives nor are we GOPers. Just bemused fans.

Anonymous said...

Irena is head spokesbitch at Fox News.

marinara said...

Irena Briganti. Look her up on Wikiality.com.