His new contract features semi-regular crossovers from MSNBC to NBC News:
NBC News announced Thursday it had agreed to a “second term” with the MSNBC “Countdown” host, whose contract was due to expire next month. The extension will take him into 2011.
Olbermann will also contribute occasional essays to “NBC Nightly News” and there will be two prime-time “Countdown” specials a year on NBC, a division of NBC Universal, said NBC News President Steve Capus.
But here’s the kicker: In the same article, Capus calls Bill O’Reilly’s criticism of NBC News as a liberal-leaning network “really kind of sad and pathetic.”
Uh, Steve, you just made the most vitriolic left-wing ranter on television a featured player on your flagship news broadcast. That does very little to disconfirm O’Reilly’s “sad and pathetic” criticism.