History Series / CountdownWithKeithOlbermann

1st May '16 6:20:37 PM MorganWick
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* [[FanNickname Detractor Nickname]]: [[in-universe]] Too many, created and used by him (usually for Worst Persons), and often adopted by his fans.
** [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]]: Billo, Bill Orally, Bill O RLY, Billo The Clown, [[SmallNameBigEgo Ted Baxter]], [[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun The Big Giant Head]], The [[Series/{{MASH}} Frank Burns]] of News, Phineas T. Bluster.
** Sean Hannity: The Walrus, The Manatee (this one was actually coined by Creator/JohnCleese and adopted by Keith).
** Radio/RushLimbaugh: Comedian Rush Limbaugh, Boss Limbaugh, [[GovernmentConspiracy Orly Taitz]] Limbaugh, TokyoRose Limbaugh.
** Ann Coulter: Coultergeist, Pirate Annie.
** GlennBeck: Televangelist Glenn Beck, [[Theatre/TheMusicMan Harold Hill]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP1RM4k7hV8 Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes]] Beck, "Becky", "This Yutz".
** UsefulNotes/SarahPalin: Sister Sarah, The Half-Term Governor of Alaska, The Half Governor, The Human Oil Slick, Saranoia, "That woman is an idiot", The Quitter, [[ItMakesSenseInContext Bendy-Straws]].
*** "Sarah Palin, Today's Worst, and, by worst, I mean the gift that keeps on giving and I'd be lost without her, person in the world!"
** John Boehner: John of Orange.
** L. Brent Bozell III (head of the right-leaning Media Research Center, a frequent Olbermann critic): Humorist Brent Bozell, Redbeard the Pirate, Bozell the Clown.
** The Republican Party: The Party of No, The GO"BP".
** Fox News Channel: Fox Noise, Fixed News, Fixed Noise, the Fox Nothing Channel, Cluster Fox, Faux News, The Political Whorehouse That Is Fox News.
*** The Fox Business Channel, which started off badly and lost a lot of money very quickly: The Fox Going Out of Business Channel
** "Michele ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'' Bachmann" (from the October 6, 2009 "Worst Persons," in response to some unusually violent statements the Minnesota Congresswoman had made in September and October 2009, which included the words "bludgeon" and "slit our wrists.")
*** His right-wing critics often refer to Keith himself as Bathtub Boy (circa John Gibson) and Keith Overbite (circa Mark Levin).
*** According to MSNBC's John Gibson, Olbermann did not want to cover the Monica Lewinsky scandal, saying it was not news. Gibson had to do the show for him, while Keith stayed home and took a bath.
*** Olbermann began referring to UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch as [[Franchise/StarWars Palpatine]]. Promptly apologized when somebody using the name [=@EmperorPalpatine=] [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweeted]] a claim to be [[InsultToRocks offended by the comparison.]] He continues to "mistakenly" mix the two up, then apologize to the Emperor.
1st May '16 6:12:44 PM MorganWick
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*BreakoutCharacter: In the early days of his ESPN show, Keith would adopt a super-quiet, stereotypical golf announcer voice when voicing a golf highlight. Eventually, this persona picked up a name, Bob [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Slurm]], and the show would regularly do golf highlights just to give Keith a chance to use the voice. Slurm also ended up branching out to other sports, like soccer and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
1st May '16 6:04:02 PM MorganWick
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* "#5" was the night's lead story, invariably a major political story with fifteen minutes or more given to detail and commentary.

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* "#5" was the night's lead story, invariably a major political story with fifteen minutes or more given to detail and commentary. Often two different guests would be interviewed with different angles on the story.



* "#2", the night's "Worst Persons in the World", a listing of three people/groups who've done or said something that Olbermann found rather ugly or reprehensible. Briefly suspended a couple of times, once in response to the Creator/JonStewart "Rally to Restore Sanity" (brought back after a fan poll, with a new "Not Really" graphic) and once in the wake of the Tucson shootings (the show ended on MSNBC shortly afterwards, and Worst Persons was revived on Current). When a GuestHost fills in for Olbermann, there is a short political story instead.

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* "#2", the night's "Worst Persons in the World", a listing of three people/groups who've done or said something that Olbermann found rather ugly or reprehensible. Briefly suspended a couple of times, once in response to the Creator/JonStewart "Rally to Restore Sanity" (brought back after a fan poll, with a new "Not Really" graphic) and once in the wake of the Tucson shootings (the show ended on MSNBC shortly afterwards, and Worst Persons was revived on Current).Current, without the "Not Really" graphic). When a GuestHost fills in for Olbermann, there is a short political story instead.



On July 17, 2013, Olbermann re-joined ESPN, prompting reactions of CueTheFlyingPigs considering how acrimonious their earlier split had been, and a sign of just how seriously ESPN took Fox's heavily-hyped sports network. They launched a new late-night sports-based show titled ''Olbermann'' on August 26 on ESPN2, a hybrid of his sports (highlights, or as they were called "Keithlights") and political (Worst Persons, interviews with people in sports and sports-fan friends of Keith's, commentary that aired at the start of the show this time, and for the first year, Time Marches On, all sports-centric) pasts. As the show continued, rumors began to circulate that higher-ups at ESPN were becoming concerned with Olbermann's continued taking of ''Countdown''-style shots of people and sports organizations when on-air, particularly at the NFL its chairman Roger Godell, over the league's handling of on-field head injuries and [[DomesticAbuser domestic violence cases]] involving players. (ESPN has a deal with the NFL that runs through 2019 worth over $15 billion.) ESPN, in late 2014, had already cut the show to a half-hour and moved its timeslot from 11PM to 5PM, but if the moves were meant to dull Olbermann's edge, they didn't succeed.

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On July 17, 2013, Olbermann re-joined ESPN, prompting reactions of CueTheFlyingPigs considering how acrimonious their earlier split had been, and a sign of just how seriously ESPN took Fox's heavily-hyped sports network. They launched a new late-night sports-based show titled ''Olbermann'' on August 26 on ESPN2, a hybrid of his sports (highlights, or as they were called "Keithlights") and political (Worst Persons, interviews with people in sports and sports-fan friends of Keith's, commentary that aired at the start of the show this time, and for the first year, Time Marches On, all sports-centric) pasts. As the show continued, rumors began to circulate that higher-ups at ESPN were becoming concerned with Olbermann's continued taking of ''Countdown''-style shots of people and sports organizations when on-air, particularly at the NFL its chairman Roger Godell, over the league's handling of on-field head injuries and [[DomesticAbuser domestic violence cases]] involving players. (ESPN has a deal with the NFL that runs through 2019 worth over $15 billion.) ESPN, in late 2014, had already cut the show to a half-hour and moved its timeslot from 11PM to 5PM, but if the moves were meant to dull Olbermann's edge, they didn't succeed. \n[[note]]In fact, the move was perceived at the time as ''benefitting'' Olbermann, since the late-night time slot resulted in the show being bounced around the schedule or to ESPNEWS depending on when sports events on ESPN and ESPN2 ended, making it hard for people who wanted to watch the show, and didn't care about its lead-in, to catch it.[[/note]



** Get out your pitchforks and torches, it's time for...
** Tonight's... Worst... Person... [[LargeHam In The]] '''[[LargeHam Worrrrrrllllllllld!]]'''
** On the ESPN show: "First, the miscreants, losers, and riff-raff, the unwashed and the unloved...don't take it completely seriously, I don't mean it completely literally...we just call them...tonight's Worst Persons in the Sports World."
** And at the end of the segment: "''(worst person) (some final pithy comment)'' tonight's Worst Person(s) in the [Sports] World!" ''(paper toss)'' (on Countdown, would repeat the LargeHam PunctuatedForEmphasis of the intro)

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** Get First, get out your pitchforks and torches, it's time for...
** Tonight's... Worst... Person... [[LargeHam In The]] '''[[LargeHam Worrrrrrllllllllld!]]'''
** On
for tonight's Worst Person in the World...
***During the Current era: "First, because (something that usually relates to the tease for the final segment he just gave), here are Countdown's top three nominees for tonight's Worst Person in the World."
***On
the ESPN show: "First, the miscreants, losers, and riff-raff, the unwashed and the unloved...don't take it completely seriously, I don't mean it completely literally...we just call them...tonight's Worst Persons in the Sports World."
** And at At the end of the segment: "''(worst "(worst person) (some final pithy comment)'' tonight's Worst Person(s) in the [Sports] World!" ''(paper toss)'' (on Countdown, would repeat comment), tonight's... [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Worst... Person...]] [[LargeHam In The]] '''[[LargeHam Worrrrrrllllllllld!]]'''" (paper toss)
***The ESPN show lost
the LargeHam PunctuatedForEmphasis due to the longer "Worst Persons in the Sports World" name. On occasion, if he genuinely hated who the day's Worst Person was, after a TranquilFury condemnation, he would simply name him Worst Person in the [Sports] World again without any of the intro)less serious flourishes.



** Go forth and spread beauty and light. [[note]]Respectfully appropriated from his high school English teacher Arthur Naething after he died.[[/note]]

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** Go forth and spread beauty and light. [[note]]Respectfully appropriated from his high school English teacher Arthur Naething after he died.[[/note]]died during the ESPN run, replacing "Good night, and good luck."[[/note]]



* EnemyMine: Keith sprang to [[TheRival Billo's]] defence when it was rumored that Rupert Murdoch had muzzled him. "[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Solidarity, Brother Bill! Free yourself from your corporate shackles! SOLIDARITY!!]]"

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* EnemyMine: Keith sprang to [[TheRival Billo's]] defence defense when it was rumored that Rupert Murdoch had muzzled him. "[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Solidarity, Brother Bill! Free yourself from your corporate shackles! SOLIDARITY!!]]"



** Many people subbed on ''Olbermann'' while Keith was out sick (he had a case of shingles in 2014 that he later joked about on his show) or had other commitments, but two who subbed often were Adnan Virk and Pablo S. Torre.

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** Many people subbed on ''Olbermann'' while Keith was out sick (he had a case of shingles in 2014 that he later joked about on his show) or had other commitments, but two who subbed often were ''SportsCenter'' anchor Adnan Virk and ''Series/AroundTheHorn'' regular Pablo S. Torre.



* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: His rants can get there. The angrier he is, the more erudite he gets, to the point where you'd be forgiven for thinking he's an Creator/AaronSorkin character.

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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: His rants can get there. The angrier he is, the more erudite he gets, to the point where you'd be forgiven for thinking he's an Creator/AaronSorkin character. (Naturally, Will [=McAvoy=] on ''Series/TheNewsroom'' is believed to be modeled after him, as Keith himself has acknowledged.)



**Keith did ''not'' like his time at Current and took a few mean-spirited shots at them on his ESPN show.



* TorchesAndPitchforks: He would introduce "Worst Persons" with "Get out your pitchforks and torches", and the title of his recent book, a collection of special comments, worst persons, etc., is ''Pitchforks and Torches''. Funnily enough, many of the people named in this segment are being criticized because he thinks they're [[HypocriticalHumor using violent imagery in invective]].

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* TorchesAndPitchforks: He would introduce "Worst Persons" with "Get out your pitchforks and torches", and the title of his recent book, a collection of special comments, worst persons, etc., is ''Pitchforks and Torches''. Funnily enough, many of the people named in this segment are being criticized because he thinks they're [[HypocriticalHumor using violent imagery in invective]].invective]], although he briefly retired the segment after Jon Stewart effectively called him out on it. [[note]]He stopped using "pitchforks and torches" on Current, but the graphic introducing the segment also lost the self-apology it had after the Jon Stewart rally; he then re-incorporated it into the spiel introducing the segment, but only once he was on ESPN, and the subjects took on less of a tone of partisan hatred.[[/note]]
1st May '16 4:08:15 PM MorganWick
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* "Oddball": Short segments of weird news, first followed by "Best Persons" (originally called "Top 3 Newsmakers", segment scrapped in 2009), then preceded by the Tweet of the Day ([[http://twitter.com/keitholbermann he gave in and joined]]). Now referred to as "Time Marches On."

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* "Oddball": Short segments of weird news, first followed by "Best Persons" (originally called "Top 3 Newsmakers", segment scrapped in 2009), then preceded by the Tweet of the Day ([[http://twitter.com/keitholbermann he gave in and joined]]). Now referred As the name of the segment was a pun on fellow MSNBC show ''Hardball'', the name changed to as "Time Marches On."On" when it moved to Current.



On July 17, 2013, Olbermann re-joined ESPN and launched a new late-night sports-based show titled ''Olbermann'' on August 26 on ESPN2. As the show continued, rumors began to circulate that higher-ups at ESPN were becoming concerned with Olbermann's continued taking of ''Countdown''-style shots of people and sports organizations when on-air, particularly at the NFL its chairman Roger Godell, over the league's handling of on-field head injuries and [[DomesticAbuser domestic violence cases]] involving players. (ESPN has a deal with the NFL that runs through 2019 worth over $15 billion.) ESPN, in late 2014, had already cut the show to a half-hour and moved its timeslot from 11PM to 5PM, but if the moves were meant to dull Olbermann's edge, they didn't succeed.

In the summer of 2015, news leaked that ESPN was going to pass on renewing Olbermann's contract. ''Olbermann'' signed off on July 24th, 2015 after a little less than two years on the air. ESPN maintains the move was not over content, but that the cost of the show was prohibitively expensive.[[note]]And given that they parted ways with Bill Simmons and Colin Cowherd at about the same time, they might be telling the truth.[[/note]] Some [[http://variety.com/2015/tv/columns/keith-olbermann-msnbc-leaves-espn-1201536388/ speculate]] that Olbermann could return to MSNBC, that his voice would be welcomed by many considering the upcoming 2016 US election cycle. Indeed, after making an appearance on ABC's ''The View'' in which he criticized Republican front-runner Creator/DonaldTrump, Olbermann stated that he would be "coming out of retirement."

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On July 17, 2013, Olbermann re-joined ESPN, prompting reactions of CueTheFlyingPigs considering how acrimonious their earlier split had been, and a sign of just how seriously ESPN and took Fox's heavily-hyped sports network. They launched a new late-night sports-based show titled ''Olbermann'' on August 26 on ESPN2.ESPN2, a hybrid of his sports (highlights, or as they were called "Keithlights") and political (Worst Persons, interviews with people in sports and sports-fan friends of Keith's, commentary that aired at the start of the show this time, and for the first year, Time Marches On, all sports-centric) pasts. As the show continued, rumors began to circulate that higher-ups at ESPN were becoming concerned with Olbermann's continued taking of ''Countdown''-style shots of people and sports organizations when on-air, particularly at the NFL its chairman Roger Godell, over the league's handling of on-field head injuries and [[DomesticAbuser domestic violence cases]] involving players. (ESPN has a deal with the NFL that runs through 2019 worth over $15 billion.) ESPN, in late 2014, had already cut the show to a half-hour and moved its timeslot from 11PM to 5PM, but if the moves were meant to dull Olbermann's edge, they didn't succeed.

In the summer of 2015, news leaked that ESPN was going to pass on renewing Olbermann's contract. ''Olbermann'' signed off on July 24th, 2015 after a little less than two years on the air. ESPN maintains the move was not over content, but that the cost of the show was prohibitively expensive.[[note]]And given that they parted ways with Bill Simmons Creator/BillSimmons and Colin Cowherd at about the same time, they might be telling the truth.truth, although Simmons had his own criticisms of Goodell that directly resulted in a suspension and as an occasion to announce that his contract wouldn't be renewed.[[/note]] Some [[http://variety.com/2015/tv/columns/keith-olbermann-msnbc-leaves-espn-1201536388/ speculate]] that Olbermann could return to MSNBC, that his voice would be welcomed by many considering the upcoming 2016 US election cycle. Indeed, after making an appearance on ABC's ''The View'' in which he criticized Republican front-runner Creator/DonaldTrump, Olbermann stated that he would be "coming out of retirement."



* CameraAbuse: Throwing paper at it OnceAnEpisode. He usually misses, but it smashes anyway.
* CatchPhrase: So many. In order of appearance in the show;

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* CameraAbuse: Throwing paper at it OnceAnEpisode. He usually misses, but it smashes anyway.
anyway. In the MSNBC era, this was often used as a transition to the next show.
* CatchPhrase: So many.many, between those specific to Countdown, carried over from Countdown to Olbermann, old SportsCenter catchphrases brought to Olbermann, and original to Olbermann. In order of appearance in the show;



** And at the end of the segment: "''(worst person) (some final pithy comment)'' tonight's Worst Person(s) in the Sports World!" ''(paper toss)''

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** And at the end of the segment: "''(worst person) (some final pithy comment)'' tonight's Worst Person(s) in the Sports [Sports] World!" ''(paper toss)''toss)'' (on Countdown, would repeat the LargeHam PunctuatedForEmphasis of the intro)



** By Felicia - usually after someone is sent off the field in the context of sports or does something stupid or Olbermann believes an issue to be settled

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** By Felicia [[Film/{{Friday}} Bye Felicia]] - usually after someone is sent off the field in the context of sports or does something stupid or Olbermann believes an issue to be settled
27th Mar '16 2:11:33 PM MarkLungo
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* "#2", the night's "Worst Persons in the World", a listing of three people/groups who've done or said something that Olbermann found rather ugly or reprehensible. Briefly suspended a couple of times, once in response to the Jon Stewart "Rally to Restore Sanity" (brought back after a fan poll, with a new "Not Really" graphic) and once in the wake of the Tucson shootings (the show ended on MSNBC shortly afterwards, and Worst Persons was revived on Current). When a GuestHost fills in for Olbermann, there is a short political story instead.

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* "#2", the night's "Worst Persons in the World", a listing of three people/groups who've done or said something that Olbermann found rather ugly or reprehensible. Briefly suspended a couple of times, once in response to the Jon Stewart Creator/JonStewart "Rally to Restore Sanity" (brought back after a fan poll, with a new "Not Really" graphic) and once in the wake of the Tucson shootings (the show ended on MSNBC shortly afterwards, and Worst Persons was revived on Current). When a GuestHost fills in for Olbermann, there is a short political story instead.
27th Mar '16 2:09:23 PM MarkLungo
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A program on {{MSNBC}} that ran from 2003-11, then on Current TV from 2011-12.

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A program on {{MSNBC}} Creator/{{MSNBC}} that ran from 2003-11, then on Current TV from 2011-12.



In the summer of 2015, news leaked that ESPN was going to pass on renewing Olbermann's contract. ''Olbermann'' signed off on July 24th, 2015 after a little less than two years on the air. ESPN maintains the move was not over content, but that the cost of the show was prohibitively expensive.[[note]]And given that they parted ways with Bill Simmons and Colin Cowherd at about the same time, they might be telling the truth.[[/note]] Some [[http://variety.com/2015/tv/columns/keith-olbermann-msnbc-leaves-espn-1201536388/ speculate]] that Olbermann could return to MSNBC, that his voice would be welcomed by many considering the upcoming 2016 US election cycle. Indeed, after making an appearance on ABC's ''The View'' in which he criticized Republican front-runner DonaldTrump, Olbermann stated that he would be "coming out of retirement."

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In the summer of 2015, news leaked that ESPN was going to pass on renewing Olbermann's contract. ''Olbermann'' signed off on July 24th, 2015 after a little less than two years on the air. ESPN maintains the move was not over content, but that the cost of the show was prohibitively expensive.[[note]]And given that they parted ways with Bill Simmons and Colin Cowherd at about the same time, they might be telling the truth.[[/note]] Some [[http://variety.com/2015/tv/columns/keith-olbermann-msnbc-leaves-espn-1201536388/ speculate]] that Olbermann could return to MSNBC, that his voice would be welcomed by many considering the upcoming 2016 US election cycle. Indeed, after making an appearance on ABC's ''The View'' in which he criticized Republican front-runner DonaldTrump, Creator/DonaldTrump, Olbermann stated that he would be "coming out of retirement."



!!This show provides examples of:

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!!This show provides examples of:!!"Which of these tropes will you be talking about tomorrow?":
27th Mar '16 1:47:15 PM Scoutstr295
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In early November 2010, Olbermann came under fire at MSNBC for donating $7,200 to political campaigns without first getting permission from the network. He was suspended indefinitely at first, but following intense controversy the subsequent weekend it was announced that he would be reinstated after only two broadcasts.

Suddenly, and without warning, ''Countdown'' was canned on January 21, 2011 and Olbermann left the network. He then joined Current Media, and ''Countdown'' relaunched on [[http://current.com/shows/countdown/ Current TV]] on June 20th.

On March 30, 2012, Olbermann was fired from Current TV. Legal action happened, and was settled just before Current was bought by Al Jazeerra to launch Al Jazeerra America.

On July 17, 2013, Olbermann re-joined ESPN and launched a new late-night sports-based show titled ''Olbermann'' on August 26 on ESPN2. In early 2015, Olbermann made a series of tweets disparaging Penn State University students involved in a cancer benefit for remaining at the school in light of the Jerry Sandusky scandals. ESPN briefly suspended him from the show, and he made an on-air apology upon his return.

As the show continued, rumors began to circulate that higher-ups at ESPN were becoming concerned with Olbermann's continued taking of ''Countdown''-style shots of people and sports organizations when on-air, particularly at the NFL, and at its chairman Roger Godell. (ESPN has a deal with the NFL that runs through 2019 worth over $15 billion.) As more facts came to light, Olbermann continually savaged the league on its treatment of players with football-induced brain injury, and also of how it had handled players who were charged with domestic violence, such as Ray Rice and Adrian Petersen. ESPN in late 2014 had already cut the show to a half-hour and moved its timeslot from 11PM to 5PM, but if the moves were meant to dull Olbermann's edge, they didn't succeed.

In the summer of 2015, news leaked that the network was going to pass on renewing Olbermann's contract. ''Olbermann'' signed off on July 24th, 2015 after a little less than two years on the air. ESPN maintains the move was not over content, but that the cost of the show was prohibitively expensive.[[note]]And given that they parted ways with Bill Simmons and Colin Cowherd at about the same time, they might be telling the truth.[[/note]]

Some [[http://variety.com/2015/tv/columns/keith-olbermann-msnbc-leaves-espn-1201536388/ speculate]] that Olbermann could return to MSNBC, that his voice would be welcomed by many considering the upcoming 2016 US election cycle, but during the run of ''Olbermann'' he seemed resistant to go back to ''any'' sort of political reporting. However, he still does have a job at ''[[NewsParody MSNBSea]]'', as anchorman (and blue whale) Tom Jumbo-Grumbo, on Creator/{{Netflix}}'s ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman''.

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In early November 2010, Olbermann came under fire at MSNBC for donating $7,200 to political campaigns without first getting permission from the network. He was suspended indefinitely at first, but following intense controversy the subsequent weekend it was announced that he would be reinstated after only two broadcasts.

Suddenly,
Between 2010 and without warning, 2012, ''Countdown'' was canned on January 21, 2011 fell victim to a combination of ScrewedByTheNetwork and TroubledProduction. Olbermann left was suspended by MSNBC for making political donations against network policy, but was brought back following intense blowback from his viewers. After relations with MSNBC deteriorated, Olbermann abruptly announced that his show would be going off the network. air in January 2011. He then joined Current Media, and relaunched ''Countdown'' relaunched on [[http://current.com/shows/countdown/ the independent Current TV]] on June 20th.

On
TV network, but behind-the-scenes drama led to Olbermann's prolonged absence as host and, eventually, his firing in March 30, 2012, Olbermann was fired from Current TV. 2012. Legal action happened, and was settled just before Current was bought by Al Jazeerra to launch Al Jazeerra America.

America. At the time, Olbermann stated that would no longer operate as a political pundit.

On July 17, 2013, Olbermann re-joined ESPN and launched a new late-night sports-based show titled ''Olbermann'' on August 26 on ESPN2. In early 2015, Olbermann made a series of tweets disparaging Penn State University students involved in a cancer benefit for remaining at the school in light of the Jerry Sandusky scandals. ESPN briefly suspended him from the show, and he made an on-air apology upon his return.

As the show continued, rumors began to circulate that higher-ups at ESPN were becoming concerned with Olbermann's continued taking of ''Countdown''-style shots of people and sports organizations when on-air, particularly at the NFL, and at NFL its chairman Roger Godell.Godell, over the league's handling of on-field head injuries and [[DomesticAbuser domestic violence cases]] involving players. (ESPN has a deal with the NFL that runs through 2019 worth over $15 billion.) As more facts came to light, Olbermann continually savaged the league on its treatment of players with football-induced brain injury, and also of how it had handled players who were charged with domestic violence, such as Ray Rice and Adrian Petersen. ESPN ESPN, in late 2014 2014, had already cut the show to a half-hour and moved its timeslot from 11PM to 5PM, but if the moves were meant to dull Olbermann's edge, they didn't succeed.

In the summer of 2015, news leaked that the network ESPN was going to pass on renewing Olbermann's contract. ''Olbermann'' signed off on July 24th, 2015 after a little less than two years on the air. ESPN maintains the move was not over content, but that the cost of the show was prohibitively expensive.[[note]]And given that they parted ways with Bill Simmons and Colin Cowherd at about the same time, they might be telling the truth.[[/note]]

[[/note]] Some [[http://variety.com/2015/tv/columns/keith-olbermann-msnbc-leaves-espn-1201536388/ speculate]] that Olbermann could return to MSNBC, that his voice would be welcomed by many considering the upcoming 2016 US election cycle, but during the run cycle. Indeed, after making an appearance on ABC's ''The View'' in which he criticized Republican front-runner DonaldTrump, Olbermann stated that he would be "coming out of ''Olbermann'' he seemed resistant to go back to ''any'' sort of political reporting. retirement."

However, he still does have a job at ''[[NewsParody MSNBSea]]'', as anchorman (and blue whale) Tom Jumbo-Grumbo, on Creator/{{Netflix}}'s ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman''.
23rd Feb '16 5:31:24 PM StevieC
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** In short, there's a very good reason why KenBurns turned to Keith for his [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Tenth Inning]] follow up to his documentary mini-series about the sport.
19th Jan '16 10:06:49 AM Jhonny
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**In true Olbermann fashion he cracked jokes about having been suspended when writing an "open letter to Tom Brady" who faced suspension for ball inflation antics
19th Jan '16 9:55:48 AM Jhonny
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* GameOfNerds: Keith is a huge baseball fan and historian.

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* GameOfNerds: Keith is a huge baseball fan and historian. His Baseball nerdery was so bad that his parents disallowed him talking Baseball on every second day ''when he was eight''. During his ESPN stint he often came up with some obscure minutia of Baseball history ca. 1905 that [[ShownTheirWork he had researched]].
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