Countdown Guest U.S. Army Veteran Markos Moulitsas Revealed Why He Was Summarily Excused from MSNBC
Tonight, Kieth Olbermann premiered his new show on Current TV and hit hard immediately.
Olbermann brought on Markos Moulitsas, a former guest on the Olbermann MSNBC show who explained that he was summarily excused from being a guest on Olbermann’s MSNBC show back in May 2010 by right leaning MSNBC morning show host Joe Scarborough.
Moulitsas revealed that Former U.S Congressman Joe Scarborough (R) demanded an apology from Moulitsas for offending him. It was Twitter war and Scarborough won by taking Moulitsas off Olbermann’s show. This was a strange reveal as Moulitsas explained that Scarborough had the say on who appeared on Olbermann’s show.
Moulitsas decided NOT to cow-tow to Scarborough and he never appeared again. Being that Olbermann had the most highly rated show on MSNBC versus Scarborough’s poor ratings for “Morning Joe”, it was very strange hearing that Scarborough had this power over Olbermann which might explain why Olbermann mysteriously left MSNBC.
Off the air since January 20 of this year, Olbermann mysteriously disappeared off MNSBC for reasons never clearly explained returned tonight on Current TV, former Vice-President Al Gore’s growing and evolving cable TV channel.
Current TV jumped on the Kieth Olbermann free-agency sweepstakes when on February 8, 2011, they signed the former host of MSNBC‘s top rated program, Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Accordingly he signed on with Current TV as its Chief News Officer and as a stakeholder.
Olbermann hosts an hour long primetime news program also called Countdown with Keith Olbermann that started today. The new show airs at 8 PM Eastern — the same time slot as his old MSNBC show. Olbermann will also be heavily involved in the development of the rest of the network’s news programming.
Current TV is a media company led by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and businessman Joel Hyatt. The Comcast Corporation owns a ten percent stake of Current’s parent company, Current Media LLC.The Current cable television network went on the air in the US at midnight EDT (4:00 UTC) on the morning of August 1, 2005. A second network, operated in the United Kingdom and Ireland started its operation March 12, 2007, for Sky in the UK and Ireland and on Virgin Media in the UK. A third network, operated in Italy started its operation February 8, 2008, for SKY Italia subscribers and later for 3 subscribers. Current TV was launched in South Africa for satellite subscribers on the TopTV platform on 1 May 2010.
Watch the whole Countdown show below. The Markos Moulitsas segment appears at the very end.
Watch live video from CURRENT TV LIVE Countdown Olbermann on www.justin.tv
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