Olbermann to MSNBC: I Want an Apology

'Keith sees himself as the star,' says an insider
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 8, 2010 7:47 AM CST
Keith Olbermann.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

(Newser) – As Keith Olbermann prepares to return to MSNBC tomorrow, it’s the network, not the host, that’s reportedly apologizing. Olbermann “insisted that MSNBC bosses apologize to him before he would agree to return,” a network insider tells PopEater. “Keith sees himself as the star of MSNBC, the person who put them on the map and discovered fellow network anchors Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell. To be treated like this by the network he helped shape, he considers disgusting.”

Moreover, “Keith is demanding that the rules be changed," says an executive. "Keith thinks it's unfair that Fox News anchors can make contributions and support candidates and he can't.” Adds a friend: “Keith clearly won this battle. You watch—his rating on Tuesday when he returns will be bigger than ever, giving him even more power at MSNBC."

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