In a discussion of ESPN reporter Adam Schefter‘s decision to tweet the medical chart of injured NFL Giants star Jason Pierre-Paul, ESPN host Keith Olbermann briefly alluded to his own imminent departure from the network–and the leaks and rumors that have often surrounded him.
“You do not understand the level to which reporting has sunk, or the journalistic requirement to supply whatever proof you have that whatever you’re saying happened, happened. This is a requirement that has gradually been worn away by the unyielding tidal ebb and flow of gossip, rumor, and people pretending that it’s okay to report something demonstrably not true simply because somebody told them it was true, and they have mistaken the fact that somebody told it to them for quote truth unquote.”
“I speak to you as something of a sports news story myself just at the moment,” Olbermann said.
Later, comedian Jim Gaffigan mentioned Olbermann’s cameo on his show, along with those of MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Rachel Maddow. “I didn’t recognize the first two names you mentioned,” joked Olbermann.
Gaffigan then hinted at Olbermann’s next stop. “Next year, there is an election year. I can’t imagine an election year without Jon Stewart and Keith Olbermann. What are you going to do? What are you going to do, Keith?”
“I’m going to become Donald Trump’s campaign manager,” Olbermann said.