We instructed you earlier this week that we had been skeptical that Rachel Maddow vetoed MSNBC’s plans to convey Keith Olbermann in as her alternative, as Olbermann alleged.
It appeared extra possible that Olbermann wished MSNBC to rehire him however the community didn’t, and now he’s blaming Maddow for that out of jealousy and bitterness. New findings additional validate our skepticism.
Emails obtained by Puck News present that Olbermann has been begging MSNBC for a job since at the very least 2019.
Olbermann first reached out to NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell in December of that 12 months, then upped the strain early in 2020. At first, Olbermann despatched Shell an unsolicited 5,000-word dissertation-style electronic mail pressuring Shell to convey him again to the community.
At this time, Olbermann tried to persuade Shell to rent him and hearth Chris Hayes, the community’s 8 pm host. Olbermann cited that whereas Maddow’s scores at 9 pm within the coveted 25-to-54-year-old demographic had been up 81% from 2010, Haynes was up solely 3%.
“There’s only one conclusion to be drawn: MSNBC is woefully underperforming in prime time,” Olbermann wrote to Shell. “And, while it is hidden by the amount of money [The Rachel Maddow Show] makes for you, the current 8 pm hour is the cause.”
Olbermann is determined to get again to MSNBC and has lobbied for each the 8 pm and 9 pm hours over the previous three years.
Remember, Olbermann was as soon as one in all cable information’ main hosts. So to see him on his knees asking for a return is both unhappy or amusing, relying on how sympathetic you’re to his present state of derangement.
I don’t consider Maddow is vetoing Olbermann’s return as a lot as MSNBC execs are realizing after speaking to him that he’s too nutty even for his or her very nutty community.
The more than likely situation is that Olbermann is livid that nobody — not MSNBC, not anybody — will rent him and is upset that Maddow gained’t defend him. The backstory right here is that Olbermann credit himself for Maddow’s rise at MSNBC and feels she owes him in favor in return. She doesn’t.
“Your 8 p.m. show is dying of thirst during a flood,” Olbermann lastly instructed Shell.
I imply, who wouldn’t need to rent this man? Just have a look at him: