“MSNBC’s Rock Star”

By Brian 

Some interesting tidbits in Gail Shister‘s Sunday profile of Keith Olbermann:

> “Olbermann types with one finger. His right pointer. Eighty words a minute.”

> “For inspiration, Olbermann keeps in his iPod a clip of the famous ‘I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore’ speech by Peter Finch’s crazed anchorman Howard Beale from the 1976 film Network.”

> “Olbermann’s happier than he’s been in years, thanks to girlfriend Katy Tur, 23, a freelance cable producer in New York. He’s older than her father.” He says: “We’re each actually about 9. We get along really well. In many respects, she’s much more mature than I am.”

> A new quote from Phil Griffin: “Keith is MSNBC’s rock star. People follow him. They believe in him.”