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Tue Nov 28, 2017, 05:12 PM

Keith Olbermann Explains His Decision to Retire From Political Punditry

Keith Olbermann on Monday announced that he's had enough, and is ending his Donald Trump-focused digital video series for GQ after two seasons and 187 episodes.

Olbermann began the series in September 2016, about two months before the presidential election. He said Monday's episode of The Resistance With Keith Olbermann would be the last because he's more confident than ever that Trump's presidency will end in either impeachment or resignation.

The former MSNBC and ESPN star also announced in the episode that he's quitting the political punditry game entirely. In a brief email interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Olbermann said he wanted to be clear with his viewers about his decision to step away from the craft that made him famous. "To not be specific about that is to leave people in doubt about why there isnít a new video or tweet," he said.

Asked whether he had always been planning to end the series ó originally called The Closer ó on Monday, Olbermann said: "The plan was for them to stop on November 9, 2016. So much for plans!" Olbermann, in a follow-up email, clarified that the decision to end the series was his alone, "as was my right."

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/keith-olbermann-retires-political-punditry-1062096

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pbmus Nov 2017 OP
samnsara Nov 2017 #1
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2017 #2
SoCalMusicLover Nov 2017 #3
OnDoutside Nov 2017 #5
sadiegirl Nov 2017 #4
a kennedy Nov 2017 #6

Response to pbmus (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 05:14 PM

1. maybe he will go back to msnbc

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 05:16 PM

2. We sure need his voice now more than ever!

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 05:34 PM

3. Sounds Like He Was Giving Up Political Commentary Completely

 

MSNBC already has their lineup set, and I doubt they have interest in him after the way they parted.

MSNBC has Tweety, Hayes, Maddow, O'Donnell & Williams. No room for Keith.

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 07:35 PM

5. Tweety and Williams can go, as far as I'm concerned...enter Keith and Joy !

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 06:24 PM

4. He should run for office.

 

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Response to sadiegirl (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 07:42 PM

6. Ah, no to that possible suggestion.....

Heís got a short fuse......not political material. JMHO

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