Rachel Maddow Addresses Keith Olbermann’s MSNBC Departure On Real Time

In what one might mildly call a fortuitous bit of timing, Bill Maher had Rachel Maddow on Real Time tonight – the same night Keith Olbermann abruptly announced he was hosting his final program on MSNBC…and Maher wasted no time addressing the elephant in the room with Maddow on his program.

Maddow said she knows “very little about” the situation, and called Olbermann “very gracious and nice” in his exit, and said little beyond that except that the deicison was between Olbermann and the network. Maher, of course, was more animated, calling the idea that Olbermann leaving MSNBC was mutual “bullshit,” and saying the writing was on the wall when he toned down segments like “World’s Worst.” Maher’s reaction to that:

“Stop organizing life around the people who don’t get the joke. Fuck them if they don’t get a joke.”

Maher did say he enjoyed Olbermann’s show, and had kind words for Maddow, saying now that Olbermann’s gone, she can do two hours a night. Video of the segment, via HBO, below. It’s safe to say you’ll be hearing much, much more about this situation.

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