In a way, I’m going to miss Mr Olbermann — for a fraction of a second (ooops, there it went) — and his bombastic, high-decibeled pomposity. However, Olbermann does need to be credited for damned near single-handedly enabling whatever meager ratings MSNBC managed to dribble out per rating period. The dude had passion; that is indisputable. Rumors indicate he has another two years left on his contract, which will be paid at $7 million per year.
However, fear not; Lawrence O’Donnell will take over the 8pm slot, with Ed Schultz’s show moving from 6pm to 10pm. You’ll be pleased to know that O’Donnell is a tad more honest insofar as he labels himself a Socialist and is pleased to do so.
With $14 million dollars shortly in his pocket, I don’t fear for the likes of Mr Olbermann. He’ll find a place to land considering the current media climate.