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Olbermann leaves MSNBC

Keith Olbermann, announced on his show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Friday that it was his last on MSNBC. (For those who haven’t heard of Olbermann, he’s the exact opposite of Glenn Beck or Bill O’Reilly.) The 51-year-old host gave only this short reason for leaving: “all that surrounded the show—but never the show itself—was just too much for me.” Many are connecting the abrupt departure to his November suspension for making donations to several Democratic candidates during the 2010 elections.

Olbermann is a true ally who spoke often, and loudly, about the importance of gay rights and equality for all. Here’s hoping he lands on his feet on another network, his supportive voice is definitely going to be missed.

Here’s a video of his tear-jerking “Special Comment” on the passage of Prop 8, which took away marriage equality in California…


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