Olbermann Quit Countdown on Air Last Night

As only he could, Keith Olbermann quit his top-rated MSNBC show Countdown last night with quite the send-off:

It was an unexpected announcement that ABC suggests had nothing to do the recent Comcast takeover of NBC, while The Times notes that Olbermann is getting the Conan treatment and will not be back on the air for “an extended period of time.”