UPDATED: Has the Countdown to Olbermann’s Firing Begun?

NBC insiders are starting to sweat Keith Olbermann.  But not because of Olby’s politics.  Thing is, Olbermann may have become a liability for NBC, literally:

Olbermann…went after former MSNBC general manager Dan Abrams Wednesday night, claiming Abrams had been fired and had a grudge against the network.

The tirade left NBC executives red-faced because Abrams, a lawyer, is still employed by NBC as a news analyst on legal issues.

Anyone who’s ever wondered about Olby’s smarts or sanity can now stop.  Never go after a lawyer.  Never.

Related: Add ratings poison to erratic behavior and you get this: “Word is that the folks at NBC are now looking for a way out.”

H/T: The Cable Game.

UPDATE: Ace and Ed Driscoll link.  Thanks!