I just turned on CNN and they’ve got the story. Was he fired or did he leave? They’re speculating. It sounds like contract negotiations (he had two years left) stipulated that he go off the air, and he can’t do TV elsewhere for some time. Please share anything you are hearing and reading.
The big question: WHY? Keith was one of the leaders of the big swing of MSNBC’s news focus to the hard left, and he mentored Rachel Maddow. So, did he just prove too damn difficult to work with? He has a history of that.
Now one guest (name unknown) is telling Anderson Cooper that it was Keith’s choice to leave and that he said goodbye to viewers.
Anderson Cooper just intimated that he has heard “plenty” about Olbermann’s behavior at MSNBC. Perhaps Cooper will say more.
Again, please share what you’re hearing.