According to a report in the Daily Beast, MSNBC wanted to replace Rachel Maddo with former MSNBC host Keith Olberman until Maddo opposed the move.
“NBCU Universal CEO Jeff Shell and NBCU Universal News Group Chairman Caesar Conde were discussing the return to the network with Olberman,” a newsletter told Source Material. Daily Beast. But those discussions were ended by opposing Maddo’s idea, “reports Washington examiner author Elizabeth Fadis.
Olberman attacked Maddor Production Consultant and former MSNBC president Phil Griffin in a statement following the news: “I offered his production company to ‘produce’ the show. He had to pay for the proxy control and tons of money, but he and Phil Griffin refused.
In January, Maddock announced that he was taking a break from his weekly show to work on various projects, such as filming a movie based on former vice president Spiro Agnew’s book and podcast, titled “Bag Man.” This is despite the recent signing of a 30 million contract with MSNBC to continue hosting its shows. Rachel Maddo Show.
It is strange that Olberman was even considered to have been fired from MSNBC for making political contributions during the mid-2010 elections for violating network rules. He later left the network in January 2011. Olberman was fired from ESPN in 2015 for making derogatory remarks about Penn State students on Twitter.
But let’s not be surprised, it’s clear that MSNBC is desperate for new on-air talent. So much so that they have reportedly sought out White House Press Secretary Jane Saki.