Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews Are Frenemies

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Like most people Keith Olbermann has ever worked with, Chris Matthews has felt the sting of his MSNBC colleague's acid tongue. “Maybe this [box] contains Chris Matthews’s eyebrows,” Olbermann said to New York last year. “You see them last night? Did he borrow them from Joe Pesci?” But it must have really hurt his feelings! Because Olbermann's Countdown is doing really well in ratings, and instead of being happy for him, Matthews is pissed. "Keith runs MSNBC," a senior executive at the network tells Men's Journal in their February issue. "It's been an amazing turnaround, because two years ago they were going to cancel him. Because of his success, he's in charge. Chris Matthews is infuriated by it."

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