But insiders at MSNBC and NBC News aren't too happy with Olbermann either, we hear. His attempt to cover up the backroom deal and then lie about its existence—in the face of evidence to the contrary—was viewed as a typically ego-centric move on Olbermann's part, one that served his own personal interests at the expense of MSNBC's credibility.Keith Olbermann is Ego-Centric? Nothing could be more
Making matters worse was how he handed the revelation that Countdown contributor Richard Wolffe was employed by a Washington lobbying firm.....Instead of acknowledging the mistake, cutting Wolffe loose, and moving on—or saying nothing about the matter publicly—Olbermann first pretended as if he'd been unaware of Wolffe's new job when issued his regrets. But then he changed course, suggesting he'd been so consumed with grief following his mother's death in April that he didn't have time to look into the issue, so he handed over the matter to his "management team" so they could take care of it. That Olbermann was quick to put the blame on his colleagues didn't sit very well with MSNBC insiders, we hear. The handful of lies and overall feeling that Olbermann had reignited a war that could have been brought to a close didn't do much to endear him to his colleagues either.Seriously, did this clown or anyone else expect Keith Olbermann's Ego to take the fall for what was obviously his staff (and management's) mistake? Of course not--that's why they are there-to cover for Keith Olbermann's Ego! And then there's some driven about how the Ego is overpaid. At 7.5 million a year The Ego is a bargain! And this website acts like Katy Tur is the first person ever to get a job because of her boyfriend's pull.
Last week, Page Six reported that Katy Tur, Olbermann's girlfriend, recently started reporting for WNBC—a second gig in addition to her work at the NBC-owned Weather Channel—and wondered if Olbermann had anything to do with "boosting the news cutie's ascension." Indeed he did, a source tells us. We hear the new side gig followed Olbermann's complaints to NBC execs about Tur's role at the Weather Channel.... Olbermann, we understand, informed his bosses that the job was putting Tur "in danger" and he was deeply concerned about her safety, making it clear that he expected her to be reassigned. That will happen eventually.See? This guy just confirmed that the NY Post lied when they said that Keith Olbermann spoke to someone at WNBC about a second new job for Katy. Keith Olbermann's Ego doesn't deal with low-level peons. He went straight to the top. And as you can see, Katy Tur now has two jobs at GE-NBC-Universal instead of just one. And in this economy, honestly, who doesn't need more than one job? The Ego is a firm believer in loading up on work. There's Countdown, the NFL gig, the Baseball Nerd, another book in the works, and of course, blogging at Daily Kos in addition to the Ego's duties in running MSNBC and putting the GE-NBC-Universal management types in their place. That's a full-time job right there. And of course, being God's Gift to