Keith Olbermann was canned from MSNBC after Comcast bought them out, primarily because he’s a loose cannon. What you may not have known, was that there was an exit deal in the works.
Here’s how it went down. Sources familiar with the situation tell us that Olbermann’s agent recently went to NBC complaining that Keith — who has the most popular show on MSNBC — was underpaid at $7 million per year. NBC execs told Olbermann’s agent they would not cough up anymore money.
Network execs were well aware that Comcast wanted Keith gone because he was “a loose cannon that could not be controlled.” It became clear to both sides that Olbermann’s days were numbered and they began negotiating an exit.
We’re told the exit deal wasn’t completed until just before airtime Friday night.
Just like Conan O’Brien before him, he’ll have to wait a certain time period before appearing on national television again. However, in the same vein, he will be coming to the internet very soon.
Keith Olbermann’s secret MSNBC exit deal was last modified: January 22nd, 2011 by