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Did NBC fire Keith Olbermann?

Source: Final Countdown: Keith Olbermann And MSNBC Announce They Are Parting Ways (VIDEO)

Did NBC fire Keith Olbermann for protesting the Comcast takeover of NBC Universal?

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Source: Final Countdown: Keith Olbermann And MSNBC Announce They Are Parting Ways (VIDEO)

Did NBC fire Keith Olbermann for protesting the Comcast takeover of NBC Universal?

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He's leaving because of one thing.....really bad ratings on a cable channel with really bad ratings. Ratings drive advertisers. No ratings, no advertisers = no show. Simple really. He even placed below Racheal Maddow and that is hard to do. The rest is just a cover story to keep his public image intact....

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I stopped watching him a long time ago (I actually don't get cable TV or satellite TV anymore, for a while now...). Sometimes I liked what his show was about, but most of the time I found it petty feuds and arguments instead of hard news.

That said, I am not sure it was because of low ratings:

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/tag/msnbc-ratings

Just browsing that site and a few others on the web, MSNBC ratings seem to be rising in general, outpacing CNN. I looked at several days and found Olbermann was #2 in his time slot behind Fox.

Some say he was fired for publicly voicing his disagreement about Comcast buying GE/NBC Universal.

http://www.tmz.com/2011/01/21/keith-olbermann-fired-comcast-countdown-msnbc-contract-cable-news-network-pay-or-play/

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