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Jan 25, 2011

Olbermann hits the wall.

I have been away for a few days, part of which was spent at the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) National Convention. I remain on the Federal Executive, although this is no big deal as these bastards are libertarians. Any other party would allow me to let the power go to my head, but bossing these pricks is like mustering cats. In another age when we were the Progress Party, one of us recommended a film as, "should be compulsory viewing," only to get several replies telling him, "Don't tell us somethings compulsory you authoritarian prick."

Anyway, like most bloggers I have the constant worry that if I leave the net for more than a day, the world will go to hell. Naturally I was concerned as I got home and rushed to my computer to get online, fortunately the news is reasonably good. I noticed among other things that Olbermann has been terminated at MSNBC.

Pundits are speculating on the reasons, some are saying that he wanted to leave anyway. Some say he was sacked because he was a raving egotist and was impossible to deal with, others say that he had lost all credibility. I am somewhat inclined to go along with the school of thought that says that the new owners of the network are hoping to improve their ratings by attracting rational viewers, although that fails to explain why Mathews, Maddow, Shultz and so on are still there.

Anyway, he will be missed by some:


  1. Laughed at the story of the film, the recommendation and the reaction. I think I may QOTD you on that. What was the movie by the way?

  2. Lol. I got this news whilst at work. It felt eerily similar to Kevin Rudd's sacking.

  3. The Film was 'Downfall' and the original clip that is used is this one.

    I generally feel some regret at seeing someone lose their job but on this occasion I feel it was unbelievable that such a person would have been in that position anyway. Besides that he has apparently been well compensated for it.

    I still don't understand why Mathews, Maddow, and company are still there.

  4. Ah, yeah, I've done a couple of Downfall subtitle mashups myself.