Apparently ESPN thinks giving Keith Olbermann more airtime is the solution to win back viewers hating on the sports network and its over-politicization of sports:
ESPN employee: Sir, our ratings have been plummeting. Think it has to do with how political we’ve gotten. What should we do?
ESPN exec: Get me Olbermann.https://t.co/ethZP67sTI
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) May 25, 2018
This is an expansion of his current role at ESPN:
Since January, @KeithOlbermann has been contributing to ESPN (via SCenter pieces, PTI, etc). He will continue/expand that role to include MLB play-by-play, @SportsCenter pieces & anchoring, @PTI, more. Details: https://t.co/iWxDPw2gZJ
— Josh Krulewitz (@jksports) May 25, 2018
Time to cancel our subscriptions?
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 25, 2018
Reminder: THIS is who ESPN just gave more air time to:
ESPN hires Keith Olbermann. That will certainly do a lot to support the network’s claim that it’s not overtly leftist. pic.twitter.com/FDxBfEzM9v
— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) May 25, 2018
He’s actually quite fond of calling people Nazis which ESPN is OK with?
Did you eat this little Nazi Stephen Miller? You look like you gained some weight. https://t.co/96JN7HE5dV
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) March 1, 2017
He’s also against immigrants like Sebastian Gorka:
Can we get ICE to do something useful, legal, and patriotic for once, and deport this goddamned Nazi’s fat ass out of here? https://t.co/FChAMaBQh8
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 14, 2017
How does this keep happening?
I don't get it. Olbermann leaves employers under bad circumstances again and again and again and he keeps getting new gigs.
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) May 25, 2018
Tune in Monday!
We begin with me calling Yankees-Astros on @ESPNRadio Monday at 1 PM. You’ll be surprised at my play-by-play style. So will I: this will be the first baseball game I’ve called on radio since I was a high school sophomore and Chris Berman was my boss. https://t.co/I0QhzBywgM
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 25, 2018
Bret Baier and Keith Olbermann have completely opposite takes on the creepy robot viral video. Whom do *you* trust? https://t.co/J4uDuQ9Nt4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 13, 2018
So he KNEW? Keith Olbermann wants you to congratulate him over Matt Lauer https://t.co/XOyVKgMVks
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 29, 2017
MELTDOWN alert! Keith Olbermann's political retirement was predictably brief (thanks to Trump) https://t.co/U6OcCRzUwD
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 12, 2018