Apparently, Countdown’s Keith Olbermann doesn’t play well with others – color me shocked.
According to Lloyd Grove of the New York Daily News (hat tip to TV Newser), MSNBC’s Olbermann sent an e-mail message to one of his three fans that aren’t related to him that included a rather derogatory comment about his colleague, Rita Cosby:
“‘Rita's nice,’ Olbermann wrote to a fan from his MSNBC E-mail account, ‘but dumber than a suitcase of rocks.’ Yesterday Cosby retorted: ‘Keith got it wrong. I'm not that nice.’"
That wasn’t the only co-worker Olbermann dissed:
Keith Olbermann…today’s worst person in the world.
“In his E-mail, Olbermann was also dismissive of then-MSNBC President Rick Kaplan, who left the network last week with six months to go on his three-year contract.
“‘And Kaplan?’ Olbermann wrote to his fan. ‘He was the producer of that special last night — now known as the Kanye West Show.’ It was a reference to an embarrassing incident during NBC's Hurricane Katrina telethon on which the popular rapper departed from his script to claim President Bush ‘doesn't care about black people.’"