"The first time I spoke to this guy, I was struck by how incredibly polite he was," Tur told Olbermann.
In the end, it wasn’t Keith Olbermann’s wacko politics, bipolar tantrums, or the Comcast takeover that set his MSNBC career on a col lision course with an iceberg. A source formerly with the cable network said the end began in April 2009, when Rachel Maddow booked Hollywood’s darling to appear on her show. He later claimed that he vanished from the air to mourn his mother (and attend baseball games). Shortly after that, Olbermann first proposed walking away from more than two years on his million-a-year contract, as The Post reported. In November, he was suspended two days for making political contributions. “He has no friends, nobody to go to,” said one former pal. “He was condescending to those who didn’t see things his way. Scott Brown a “racist.” “As he’s gotten more strident and more lost inside his own navel, the segment became less of a joke,” said Bercovici, now at Forbes. Maddow’s and Lawrence O’Donnell’s MSNBC ratings have soared since Olbermann’s departure. Olbermann, who turned 52 Thursday, has never married.
Also: Tim Russert is dead, and Keith Olbermann used to date Laura Ingraham.A brace on his left foot protects a healing second metatarsal, the long bone in the foot.Asked how he was injured, he jokes, "I broke it on Glenn Beck's shiny metal ass." Actually, he explains, he fractured it because he was running in "five toes." The froglike slippers are designed to deepen one's connection to the earth.profile of your annoying loudmouth boyfriend Keith Olbermann and, like most profiles of MSNBC personalities, it confirms everything you learned about current MSNBC dynamics during the first five minutes of its Iowa caucus coverage.Keith Olbermann is insane, Chris Matthews is insane, and Tom Brokaw is ashamed to be anywhere near them.Thanks to a breaking story and sheer chance, Keith Olbermann wound up interviewing his ex-girlfriend on Wednesday's "Countdown." That evening, the biggest story in the news concerned Michael Enright, the man who stabbed a cabdriver because he was Muslim.