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Friday, March 2, 2007

Packing It In

posted by on March 2 at 10:14 AM

Via Raw Story:

A website set up to counter the nightly broadcast of MSNBC host Keith Olbermann has thrown in the towel after NBC Universal extended the contract of the former sports newscaster whose nightly Countdown program has seen its ratings grow in the past year.

All links to the website Olbermann Watch now point to an “RIP” page with a short note from founder and managing editor Robert Cox.

“There is no disguising the fact that we have been extremely unhappy with the recent decision of NBC Universal to not only retain Keith Olbermann for four more years but to elevate him in an unprecedented fashion,” Cox writes to readers. “After careful consideration and consultation with the entire staff, we have decided the time has come to retire”

Then the story gets hilarious:

“We have come to the conclusion that we have done more harm than good over the past 2+ years in keeping Olbermann in the public eye at a time when few were watching his show and even less cared about his assault on the journalistic standards we hold dear,” Cox claimed.

Yeah, Mr. Cox. It was all the attention your little blog was bringing Olbermann that was responsible for his high ratings and new contract. Surely it had nothing to do with the fact that Olbermann is one of the few liberal voices with his own show on cable news.

Nah, couldn’t be that.

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Olbermann rules. If it wasn't for the fact that Comcast's new fangled digital picture craps out channels 22-59 at the worst times I'd be able to catch him everyday.

Posted by elswinger | March 2, 2007 10:58 AM

He's the best. It's good to see stuff on the Internets about him.

Posted by Sherwin | March 2, 2007 11:13 AM

I've never heard of "", and I'm still not sure I've ever heard of Robert Cox. This is tragic, as I always like to self-aggrandize by associating, however remotely, with "Managing Editors" of shitty fake blogs.

Anyone else think Fox just pulled the plug on the thing, and it couldn't stand on its own? MANAGING EDITORS can't work for free, you know.

Posted by Fnarf | March 2, 2007 11:27 AM

Shhh! Let Robert Cox suffer with his guilt-ridden conscience. Hopefully his friends constantly berate him when they to the tavern for beer: "Man, I can't believe you made that website! Olbermann would be so totally gone if you hadn't advertised his show for free!"

Posted by him | March 2, 2007 4:44 PM

I found the link on TRS but all I saw was a dead rat on Olbermann Watch. What gives?

Posted by Fram Tokimn | March 5, 2007 4:43 PM

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