Are We Living in the Golden Age of the Crimson Tide?
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann announced Friday that he is leaving the network and has taped his last "Countdown" show.
MSNBC issued a statement that it had ended its contract with the controversial host, with no further explanation. Olbermann hosted the network's most popular show, but his combative liberal opinions often made him a target of critics.
Olbermann did not explain why he was leaving.
"MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC's success and we wish him well in his future endeavors," the network said. (That's corporate-speak for "Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out!")
A spokesman said Phil Griffin, MSNBC's president, would not comment on Olbermann's exit. (That's corporate-speak for "our lawyers had to explain 'libel' to me one time too many.")