I've been watching CNN's coverage of Keith Olbermann's departure from MSNBC and I have to admit, it's amusing watching a bunch of guys talk about this all agreeing on pretty much two things: One, Keith Olbermann and MSNBC have parted ways, and two, nobody yet knows the full story of what really happened. Gives you a sense of how CNN has "earned" its spot as the most trusted name in news.
Anyway, one interesting detail from the New York Times:
MSNBC announced that “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” would replace “Countdown” at 8 p.m., with “The Ed Show” with Ed Schultz taking Mr. O’Donnell’s slot at 10 p.m. Mr. Olbermann did not discuss any future plans, but NBC executives said one term of his settlement will keep him from moving to another network for an extended period of time.
NBC executives said the move had nothing to do with the impending takeover of NBC Universal by Comcast.
Also, as mentioned below, Cenk Uyger of the Young Turks will be taking over Big Ed's 6pm slot.
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