Was Donny Deutsch’s anchoring gig on MSNBC pulled because he criticized Keith Olbermann? That’s the angle pursued by the New York Times’ Media Decoder.
Ad maven Deutsch was supposed to anchor MSNBC’s 3p.m. hour all week, but he was pulled from those chores.
According to the article, [F]our people briefed on the decision said the cancellation stemmed from an unflattering mention of that channel’s No. 1 anchor, Keith Olbermann," by Deutsch.
The article also quotes Olbermann, in an email to the Times, saying, " ‘Your account is entirely untrue. Your e-mail is the first I am hearing of any of this. What I know of what happened is this: Phil Griffin phoned me yesterday enraged at what was on [Deutsch’s] show and I didn’t disagree with him.’ Mr. Griffin is the president of MSNBC."