First on TVNewser: Earlier this afternoon, MSNBC president Phil Griffin met with the staff of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” to discuss the recent news about an agreement between Fox News and MSNBC to end personal attacks.
TVNewser has learned some of the details about what was discussed.
During the meeting, Griffin told the staff that Olbermann was never told what he can or can’t say and that MSNBC would never muzzle any of their talent. The conversations that occurred between Griffin and Olbermann about the agreement were entirely about tone and not substance. Griffin also reiterated that “Countdown” is an independent show and will remain that way.
> Earlier on TVNewser: Olbermann: “Watch tonight. You’ll be pleasantly surprised, I hope.”