April 23, 2010

From the HuffPo -- Donny Deutsch Sidelined At MSNBC Over Keith Olbermann Segment:

Donny Deutsch has been pulled from MSNBC's 3PM hour after including Keith Olbermann in a montage of angry media personalities.

Deutsch, who had been hosting an "America the Angry" segment in the hour formerly occupied by David Shuster, was informed Wednesday that his time in the anchor's chair was over.

"For whatever reason, they decided they didn't want to go with it the rest of the week," Deutsch told the New York Times.

The Times' Brian Stelter reports that "four people briefed on the decision said the cancellation stemmed from an unflattering mention" of Olbermann. Deutsch had included Olbermann in what Stelter described as "a series of clips of media bloviators during a segment that pondered what role the media plays in fomenting the public's anger." Deutsch also hosted Hugh Hewitt, who called MSNBC's Ed Schultz a "hate-monger." The segment appears below.

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Keith Olbermann denied having anything to do with the show being pulled off the air. I think this had more to do with his boss not wanting the hosts on his network attacking each other. God knows Keith's abided by it since he has not made Joe Scarborough his "Worst Person in the World" and Tucker Carlson never made the list until he left MSNBC.

What the HuffPo didn't say anything about in their article is just how really awful the show was. I didn't watch all of it, but what I did watch was just terrible even without him bringing on hate monger Hugh Hewitt to comment on other people being over the top. One of our team members shared this with everyone a bit ago. It's an open letter to MSNBC asking to get David Shuster back on the air. I hope Phil Griffin read it -- My letter to MSNBC's Phil Griffin: "David Shuster".

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