By Sara Morrison
Former EPSN, Fox, Current TV, CNN, and MSNBC host Keith Olbermann had harsh words for MSNBC during a Twitter exchange on Wednesday.
Olbermann, who hosted “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on MSNBC from 2003 until his sudden exit in Jan 2011, said the flailing network has collapsed and that Rachel Maddow no longer speaks to him.
His latest bitter Twitter session began in response to a tweet from an East Peoria, Ill seafood restaurant, which celebrated MSNBC’s latest ratings news, even though MSNBC dropped to fourth behind Fox News, CNN, and HLN during daytime hours and to third behind Fox and CNN in primetime.
“Very, Very impressive #ratings @msnbc. Especially witout the help of @KeithOlbermann. @maddow great job filling his void,” Jonah’s Seafood tweeted to about 130 followers.
Olbermann snapped back: “This is sarcasm, yes?” to which one of his followers asked if he was attacking Rachel Maddow, adding “Thought better of you than that.”
“It’s about the collapse of that network. I don’t know anything about her any more; she hasn’t bothered to speak to me since I left,” Olbermann tweeted. So far, Maddow hasn’t bothered to respond to that, either.
Olbermann then spent most of the rest of the day railing against the many recent internship lawsuits, saying that the end of unpaid internships would hurt “underprivileged kids” and are an “advantage for employee training and long-term income.”
Olbermann is currently set to host TBS’s post-season Major League Baseball show this Oct.