Was MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell’s Meltdown Video Leaked On Purpose?

by Oli Coleman
September 23, 2017

TV insiders believe that senior NBC staffers leaked the instantly infamous tape of Lawrence O’Donnell’s meltdown, in retaliation for his antics during contract negotiations this spring.

Mediaite published an 8-minute video of O’Donnell raging at staff during breaks in an Aug. 29 live broadcast of “The Last Word,” screaming at the staff to silence people in the control room and stop a “hammering” sound.

Sources connected with the leak tell Page Six the video was slipped to the site as a broadcast-quality digital clip — and that only a handful of people are believed to be capable of accessing and transmitting such a file. Multiple sources tell us that O’Donnell angered NBC honcho Andy Lack — who also oversees MSNBC — in May by tweeting to fans about his contract negotiations.

One TV insider called the deal-making “tense and unusually public,” while another said O’Donnell slyly generated a “groundswell of ‘save Lawrence sentiment'” among viewers that “backed Lack into a corner.”

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Bob says:

    Think about it…if this guy had a similar chance to catch a politician, especially a Republican, on a hot mike making similar comments, how quickly would it be the lead on his broadcast? He got caught acting like a petulant child and someone dared to air it. That’s what he’s really mad about. Must be something in the “O’Donnell” name that causes minor mental instability. (Look at Rosie)

  • BH says:

    I’ve always heard that profanity is the ATTEMPT of a weak mind to express itself forcefully. These leftists keep proving the saying correct.

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