Donnie Deutsch has been taken off a weeklong guest-hosting stint on MSNBC, and some people are trying to say it’s because he included Olbermann in a montage of angry media types:
Although it’s equally likely that they took Deutsch off the air just because he’s annoying and not very good. I especially like how he moderates a discussion about anger in America by raising his voice and commanding people to stop talking.
Deutsch was supposed to guest-host for David Shuster (remember him?) all week, but the NYT’s Media Decoder says:
A weeklong anchoring stint on MSNBC by Donny Deutsch ended abruptly on Wednesday, and four people briefed on the decision said the cancellation stemmed from an unflattering mention of that channel’s No. 1 anchor, Keith Olbermann, a day earlier…
The four people briefed on MSNBC’s decision said Mr. Olbermann’s anger about the segment prompted the cancellation of the weeklong “America the Angry” series.
If you think it’s kind of ironic to get pissed off about being called angry, you’re wrong!!!
In a reply to an e-mail message from The New York Times, Mr. Olbermann said: “Your account is entirely untrue. Your e-mail is the first I am hearing of any of this. What I know of what happened is this: Phil Griffin phoned me yesterday enraged at what was on that show and I didn’t disagree with him.” Mr. Griffin is the president of MSNBC.
How dare you call him angry? Maybe you’re the one who’s angry, ever think of that? Huh?
Olbermann is off the rest of the week for a routine colonoscopy. At press time, it was undetermined how this will differ from his nightly show.
(Hat tip: Hot Air)