Brent Bozell, president of the right-wing Media Research Center (MRC) and publisher of NewsBusters, issued the following statement about the forced departure of outspoken liberal Keith Olbermann from MSNBC.

“It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Olbermann was a failure because he was vicious, insulting and off-the-charts liberal. And they replaced him with Lawrence O'Donnell, who is Olbermann but without talent. It is absolutely guaranteed that MSNBC will sink even lower. This network is clueless.”

Last January, the MRC lambasted Olbermann for his comments about Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown, who took over Ted Kennedy’s former seat in the Senate.

At the time Olbermann said: “In Scott Brown, we have an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, teabagging supporter of violence against women and against politicians with whom he disagrees. In any other time in our history, this man would have been laughed off the stage as unqualified and a disaster in the making by the most conservative of conservatives.”