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With Promise Of “Deviltry And Mayhem,” Keith Olbermann Launches “FOK News Channel”

Maybe you remember Keith Olbermann from the show Countdown, which ran for several years on cable news’ MSNBC? These days, of course, Olbermann’s perhaps best known as the “The Proprietor” of a new Twitter-based news organization called the “FOK News Channel. At least, he’s been billing himself that way since, well, yesterday.

Olbermann, boasting a loyal group of over 208,000 Twitter followers, is clearly showing every sign of leveraging his tweets.

The sidelined star added a second Twitter account ahead of Tuesday’s State of the Union address, dubbing it “FOKNewsChannel” and quickly attracting more than 18,000 followers (or “Friends of Keith,” hence FOK). According to the account’s bio line, FOKNews can be described this way: “Smokestacks Belching News On Twitter Since January 2011.”

In a message to the account’s followers Tuesday evening, Olbermann wrote: “Later after the Society of Irresponsible People meets and we decide how best to use this for deviltry and mayhem, look out #FOK”

We have been warned.

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