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Keith Olbermann spends Mother's Day attacking mom for choosing to homeschool her children

Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermannn spent Mother's Day attacking mother of five Bethany Mandel for choosing to homeschool her children. "Imagine putting ‘homeschool mom’ in your bio and not understanding you've just ruined the lives of five innocent children," the left-wing former host tweeted Sunday in response to a tweet by Mandel criticizing Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt.
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Look: Keith Olbermann Reacts To Sage Steele Lawsuit News

Keith Olbermann has had a long and sometimes contentious relationship with ESPN. But when he heard that Sage Steele is suing his former employer, he was quick to react. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Olbermann offered to help the Worldwide Leader in Sports in any way he can. Calling out ESPN’s management, he pointed to a few holes in the complaint Steele made against them.

Keith Olbermann offers to help Disney-owned ESPN fight Sage Steele lawsuit

Left-wing journalist Keith Olbermann has offered to help ESPN management in its legal battle with Sage Steele, who is suing the Disney-owned company after she was benched for remarks criticizing vaccine mandates and former President Barack Obama. Steele suggested on former NFL player Jay Cutler's "Uncut" podcast that she was...

Keith Olbermann Isn’t Returning to MSNBC — and He Wants You to Know Why

Click here to read the full article. Keith Olbermann must be The Worst Person in the World this week to anyone who works for MSNBC or NBC News. The longtime sports and news personality spent Thursday afternoon producing an epic 21-post Twitter rant telling of a convoluted effort to return to MSNBC, where he once served as the linchpin of its primetime lineup. Over the course of 11 years and emails and comments sent between an array of senior NBCUniversal executives that run the gamut — from former NBCU News Group chief Pat Fili-Krushel and former NBC News Chairman Andy Lack...

Keith Olbermann lobbied MSNBC to have him replace Chris Hayes: report

Keith Olbermann lobbied MSNBC executives to bring him back to the left-leaning cable network and replace Chris Hayes in primetime, according to a report. Olbermann made the pitch in a February 2020 email correspondence with Jeff Shell, the CEO of NBCUniversal, the Comcast-owned media conglomerate whose portfolio includes MSNBC. In the email, which was first reported by Puck News (paywall), Olbermann urged Shell to consider reviving “Countdown,” the primetime news program that the former ESPN SportsCenter anchor hosted during the post-Iraq War presidency of George W. Bush. Olbermann was fired by MSNBC over a decade ago, ending a tumultuous relationship that included suspensions...

Keith Olbermann reveals details of his bid to return to MSNBC -- and the cable news network's attempt to bring him back over the past decade

Olbermann posted a very long thread on Twitter Thursday clarifying recent reports about him returning to MSNBC and his relationship (or lack thereof) with Rachel Maddow. Olbermann also says he didn't try to have Chris Hayes fired and revealed MSNBC's attempt to have him replace Lawrence O'Donnell with another The Last Word show at 10 p.m. featuring him and a conservative pundit.

Report: Keith Olbermann spent two years lobbying for an MSNBC comeback, with an eye toward replacing Chris Hayes

The Daily Beast recently reported that Olbermann was in talks to temporarily replace his protégé Rachel Maddow during her months-long hiatus. Turns out Olbermann has been lobbying to return to MSNBC for two years, according to emails obtained by Puck News' Dylan Byers, who worked as a media reporter for NBC News until last fall. Olbermann sent the emails to Jeff Shell, who became CEO of NBC Universal in 2019. The pair have known each other since the late 1990s, when Shell was the president of Fox’s cable networks and Olbermann was a Fox Sports anchor. "In Shell’s ascension, Olbermann saw an opportunity to engineer a return to the halcyon days of the mid-to-late aughts, when, as host of Countdown, he was MSNBC’s marquee primetime star and one of the most powerful figures in American political media—a pre-Maddow Maddow of the now largely forgotten post-Iraq, Bush years," says Byers. "So began nearly two years of emails, which I obtained today, in which Olbermann repeatedly urged the executive to reinstate him at MSNBC and Shell repeatedly led the former host to believe that he wanted to bring him back to the network—and that it would just take a matter of time." Olbermann particularly wanted to take over Chris Hayes' All In timeslot, writing in an email to Shell: “Your 8 p.m. show is dying of thirst during a flood.” As Mediaite notes, All In hasn't had good ratings, not even in the demo.