TLP: There's a Better Way to Answer the Question: "Are You Angry?"
MSNBC has spiked a planned weeklong report by adman Donny Deutsch called, "America the Angry," after part of one installment made network anchor Keith Olbermann, uh, angry. Deutsch included Keith-O in a segment on angry media figures, along with Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly. Hmmm, what could have set him off?
The incident led to charges that MSNBC, a unit of NBC Universal, had stifled criticism of itself on its own channel.
“The segment did not go unnoticed and we’re dealing with it internally,” Jeremy Gaines, an MSNBC spokesman, said Wednesday.
Four people briefed on MSNBC’s decision said that Mr. Olbermann was angered by the segment, and that his displeasure prompted the cancellation of the “America the Angry” series. But in an e-mail message Mr. Olbermann said that account was untrue; he wrote that Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, “phoned me yesterday enraged at what was on that show and I didn’t disagree with him.”
Mr. Deutsch, the well-known advertising executive, declined to comment on either version of events Wednesday afternoon, but said that “for whatever reason they decided they didn’t want to go with it the rest of the week.”
Funny, but I don't recall NBC pulling the plug on "Saturday Night Live" after this: