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March 15, 2022

Keith Olbermann Was In Talks to Replace Rachel Maddow, But Maddow Vetoed Him
Plus:The "Gals" of the View Call for the Arrest and Prosecution of Tucker Carlson and Tulsi Gabbard

Olbermann's burned every bridge with every person he's ever met.

To fill its upcoming Rachel Maddow void, MSNBC almost took a time machine back to the good ol' days of 2011. Keith Olbermann, who shaped the network's liberal voice before being canned more than a decade ago, was in lengthy discussions with NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell and news boss Cesar Conde to return to MSNBC and take over the key 9 p.m. time slot, the former Countdown host told Source Material. But any dream of an Olbermann reunion was squashed when Maddow, who recently signed a massive $30 million deal to work less and transition out of her nightly broadcast, stepped in to personally veto him as her successor. "I offered to have her production company 'produce' the show. Would give her some proxy control and a fuckton of money but she and [former MSNBC chief-turned-consultant to Maddow's production company] Phil Griffin refused," Olbermann told Source Material, claiming that the network also offered him a show in 2016. "I do not expect to continue negotiations with the successors to this management team," he added. "Management is worse than asleep at the switch." MSNBC declined to comment in response. Maddow's rejection of Olby as her replacement is especially noteworthy considering the role he played in turning her from an Air America radio host into his protégé as an MSNBC regular and eventual star voice of the channel. Olbermann may have gotten the last laugh when, this weekend, Maddow's show embarrassed itself with a now-deleted tweet boosting an outrageous claim about Putin and Hitler (more on that below), which an incensed Olbermann personally emailed to Shell.

The embarrassing clip from the Maddow show was the video of RussiaGate Conspiracy Fanatic Mike McFaul rehabilitating Hitler's image -- saying he didn't kill "ethnic Germans," just Jews and Gypsies -- in order to make him a more attractive political leader than the current designated hate object Vladimir Putin.

And Olbermann immediately sent that to the the NBCUniversal CEO. It's fun to note that Tough-Man Olbermann's method of getting vengeance on people is to tell on them, like a second grade girl.

Below, the deep thinkers of the View, who, like AllahPundit, are totes anti-"authoritarian," call for the arrest of Tucker Carlson and Tulsi Gabbard for being insufficiently anti-Soviet.

Also, sunny Hostin declares that all criticism of Kamala Harris is automatically misogynist and racist. And, really, what she's saying is that any criticism of a black woman, period, is racist and misogynist.

The low IQ buffoon just might have a personal investment in forcing this rule on the country.

In the last clip, Joy Behar wonders if maybe Republicans go after Democrats because Democrats go after Republicans so hard.

But then she's shot down by Sunny Hostin and Ana "the Hutt" Navarro immediately, and the two minority women insist that no, any criticism of minority women is unjustified and also racist and sexist.

Note that Keith Olbermann -- himself an anti-"authoritarian" on the level of AllahPundit -- immediately escalates and calls for the military to "detain" Gabbard and Carlson.

Note that Tulsi Gabbard, unlike any of the neocon and neoliberal chickenhawks, has actually served her country and is even now a reserve member of the United States Armed Forces.

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