Sunday, January 24, 2010

Keith Olbermann's Ego Runs MSNBC

Keith Olbermann's Ego runs owns MSNBC. Sure the Ego isn't listed as President of MSNBC. Officially, Phil Griffin holds that title. But longtime fans of The Ego know that Phil and The Ego go way, way, way back. The Ego has always been that little SOB's boss and for the record, still is.

But earlier this week it seems that Joe "How about that dead intern in my office" Scarborough decided to tweet about The Ego attacking nude-centerfold model turned GOP politican Brown soemthing or other (don't expect the Ego to remember specifics like full names of these neocons. Seen one, you've seen 'em all). Anyway where was I? Oh right. The Ego called Brown out for what he is: a sexist, racist, homophobic, porno-loving GOPer. Scarborough, in his official role as GOP apologist, decided to name-call The Ego in return. Naturally The Ego was not amused. So Phil "Butt Boy" Griffin had to issue this statement to all employees of MSNBC (except you know, to the Ego because the Ego of course really runs owns MSNBC.
We have many strong personalities with differing, passionate opinions, but it is important to remember that we are all on the same team. I want to reiterate my long-standing policy: We do not publicly criticize our colleagues. This kind of behavior is unprofessional and will not be tolerated. Let me be clear: I encourage you to keep doing what you do best. Give the viewers your perspective and a vigorous debate on the issues they care about. But do not turn substantive differences into personal ones.

Well said Phil. I couldn't have said it better had I written it myself (and The Ego doesn't like to brag but, well, The Ego may have written this statement. Just saying). Phil also further clarified The Ego's standing as owner of MSNBC when he told TV Newser:
"An important rule was broken. I spoke to Keith and he said in the spirit of teamwork and the free flow of ideas, he didn't think it warranted punishment or suspension. I also talked to Joe and he apologized to me," said the MSNBC president, adding, "That's why I made the decision that this didn't rise to the level of punishment, but I felt it was necessary to reiterate my long-standing policy."

See who thought that Scarborough's insult to The Ego didn't warrant punishment? The Ego. I so rule.


LK said...

It was very nice of you not to punish Joe Scarborough. I'm sure he already suffers enough having to sit next to that airheaded Mika every morning as it is.

Keith Olbermann's Ego said...

Scar-boy should have try living with an airheaded blonde. Then he'd really know suffering.

bunny said...

Here is another one to add to the enemies' list:

marinara said...

He probably does live with an airhead blonde. But they've had kids together, so he's stuck with her, whoever she is. It would look so bad if she turned up dead, too.

Jovanna said...

ugh. I quit reading at "life preserver"...anywho I happened to catch this editorial late last week, time to add MetroNY to the list. (Everyone knows they're not a real newspaper. Who reads those anymore, anyway?)

On an unrelated note, I'm surprised the ego has yet to comment on Homer Simpson's snub... interestingly on the same episode Rachel was a guest on. I SMELL CONSPIRACY!!!