This strikes me as a huge loss to the already outmatched and beleaguered progressive voice in the US media. I read it as a consolidation of Teabagger mentality and corporate interests to further isolate Americans, to their own detriment (unless they're rich, of course), from the rest of civilization.
What is he doing after this? I forget.
You're speaking like he's dead or something.
I saw this story discussing Keith's possible future -Did Keith Olbermann Bolt MSNBC to Create Media Empire?
The story speculates that "With two years left on his $7 million a year contract, Olbermann was seeking a full exit package but he really has his eye on creating his own media empire in the style of Huffington Post, according to the individual. That way, Olbermann would control his own brand and, in his view, potentially earn far more as an owner."
No source is given for the information, so credibility is up in the air right now, but, if it's true he could begin working on it right away. A non-compete would have to be pretty narrow to be enforceable and would probable only cover a radio or tv hosting gig, he should be free to blog at will, and certainly free to own and develop something like a HuffPo improvement.
It's rediculous to think he could create a new media company.
Was Olbermann strangled in a cable war?