MSNBC gave Keith Olbermann a pink slip

The eight-year run of Countdown on MSNBC came to an end last night (1.21.2011). It is only a coincidence that the Federal Communication Commission approved (.pdf) Comcast's purchase of NBCU from General Electric three days before.

Olbermann's public goodbye:

Update (1.22.2011)

The New York Times now reports that Olbermann and MSNBC had quietly negotiated over the terms of Olbermann's departure for "the last several weeks." The talks ended on Friday.

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