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Olbermann Renewed

Keith Olbermann has got his reward for backing the right election candidate right from the start of the primaries. A grateful network has extended his contract for another four years and bumped up his pay from $4 million to $7.5 million a year. He will preside over his nightly rant show Countdown and will co-host Football Night in America. Olbermann, in a press release, said, “It's delightful to have a true home.” Asked on The View what he was going to get angry about now Obama is heading for the White House, he said, “We’re switching to all Mariah Carey as of tonight.” It’s witty ripostes like that that make him such a great broadcaster.