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Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/current-tv-dismisses-keith-olbermann/ ^ | March 30, 2012, | Brian Stelter

Posted on 03/30/2012 2:11:24 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark

Current TV said Friday afternoon that it had terminated the contract of its lead anchor Keith Olbermann, scarcely one year after he was hired to reboot the fledgling channel in his progressive political image.

Mr. Olbermann did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Current indicated that he had failed to honor the terms of his five-year, $50 million contract, giving the channel the right to terminate it.

In a letter to viewers, the channel said Friday, “We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive outlet. We are more committed to those goals today than ever before. Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it.”

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To: PittsburghAfterDark
"... founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it.”

So they replace him with Client No. 9??? Facepalm.

51 posted on 03/30/2012 2:43:34 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "If Greece has been knocking back the ouzo, we're face down in the vat.")
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Wayne's basement?
52 posted on 03/30/2012 2:44:03 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Whenever I see the name "Ketih Olbermann" I harken back to a quote by Douglas Adams from his HHGTTG books:

"A mindless jerk who'll be first against the wall when the revolution comes."

53 posted on 03/30/2012 2:44:03 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Keith Olbermann Fired UNANIMOUSLY From Current TV

ok... Current TV just became .000000000000000000000000001% more watchable. I'll still watch a test pattern if I had to decide between Current TV and a test pattern.

Cable access shows in New York City have more viewers.

I thought it was the NY city cable access channel! /s

54 posted on 03/30/2012 2:44:58 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
My how the mouthy has fallen
55 posted on 03/30/2012 2:48:21 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Just where do you go from Current TV?

My daughter's high school needs someone to read the lunch menu for the morning PA announcements ...

56 posted on 03/30/2012 2:51:34 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

I am shocked that he hasn’t been hired by crusading mayor Michael Bloomberg to check New York City residents for fecal parasites.


57 posted on 03/30/2012 2:51:34 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
This $50 Million number is BS. I remember when they signed this A-hole and most of his compensation revolved around the value of the channel. Current doesn't have $50 thousand laying around to pay him anyway.


58 posted on 03/30/2012 2:52:34 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
You should see his epic opus on Twitter. A little taste:

"Current's statement are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions I will be filing against them presently."

It ain't over! Can't wait for the lawsuit!

59 posted on 03/30/2012 2:54:00 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Such a ratings juggernaut, like Rosie O’Donnell.... lol


60 posted on 03/30/2012 2:54:12 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

“Just where do you go from Current TV?”

Al Jazeera might hire him. He’d be a good mouthpiece for the muzzies...

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61 posted on 03/30/2012 2:54:14 PM PDT by flatfish
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Nah nah nah nah hey hey hey goodbye! Keith Overbite, you’ve been FIRED!!! And the best part, is Bill O’Reilly is still making tons of money and so is Rush Limbaugh, they are both on the air dominating, and you are not!! It is GOOD to be on the winning team, the GOP!!


62 posted on 03/30/2012 2:54:56 PM PDT by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Castro brothers are always looking for another useful idiot...free healthcare donchaknow.
63 posted on 03/30/2012 2:56:08 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: azishot
Or maybe 0bama will create a new czar postion?

Zero already has a media czar........

American taxpayers will save quite a bit of spare change from czar salaries if Zero is sent back to Chicago in November.

64 posted on 03/30/2012 2:57:10 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: ml/nj

Liberals just have too much money, which allows them to squander it with such ease.

I hope the idiot sues the crap out of Current, gets more of their money, then uses his money to put on his own show to enable him to end up broke as the Ten Comandments a year from now.


65 posted on 03/30/2012 2:57:54 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

His next gig...the home shopping network But real question...who on the left did he piss off to fall this far. Why did they turn on their golden boy they loved so much..I do recall he had a fit about the obamacare must buy mandate..(he wanted it free)...


66 posted on 03/30/2012 2:59:24 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Kieth has hit the bottom LOL
He’ll turn up on NYC public access cable next! LOL


67 posted on 03/30/2012 3:01:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Kieth has hit the bottom LOL
He’ll turn up on NYC public access cable next! LOL


68 posted on 03/30/2012 3:01:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

I can’t stop laughing.


69 posted on 03/30/2012 3:01:44 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Kieth has hit the bottom LOL
He’ll turn up on NYC public access cable next! LOL


70 posted on 03/30/2012 3:03:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

I hope Current TV goes the way of Air America.


71 posted on 03/30/2012 3:03:34 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: mylife
"He’ll turn up on NYC public access cable next! LOL"

I Checked DUh, they are all on suicide watch and say he will post his side of the story on Twitter soon...

72 posted on 03/30/2012 3:03:44 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: NonValueAdded

Is this true? Maybe Current TV will hire Kathleen Parker also.

She deserves it.


73 posted on 03/30/2012 3:08:28 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: ExCTCitizen

AL Jazeera might be less liberal...

I get CCTV4 out of China on FiOS and it might be less liberal than Current too.


74 posted on 03/30/2012 3:10:23 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“When you are paying a demented Leftist $50 million for a viewership of 10 people you know the people paying him are insane in the membrain(sic), too!”

Yes, but don’t you see how much sense it all made to the Current TV progressives when they hired him. On the right network, headed by Algore, viewers would flock to hear Olby’s snide, spittle-laced, vicious, bitchy rants so they could affirm their own highly superior morality over us knuckledragging imbeciles.

The simple truth is, that besides Olby obviously being an incorrigible prima donna and an even bigger jerk in general, the average normal person just does not enjoy sneering, preachy, negative ranting day after day. By stark contrast, Rush Limbaugh is almost always sort of jovial, always pointing out the hilarity of just how ridiculous the left is. He doesn’t have to be nasty. His criticism is presented in the form of cogent, reasoned arguments, not personal malicious attacks. That’s why, in 24 years on the radio, he apologized exactly once with Ms. Fluke because it was a departure from his personal rule not to attack people on such a personal level.

Back to Olbermann: hopefully this is just one more stop on his way toward total obscurity, please G-d.


75 posted on 03/30/2012 3:10:28 PM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: sauropod

Current is betting on Spitzer’s track record in hopes he will draw a viewer.


76 posted on 03/30/2012 3:11:51 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool
Spitzer will lock up the “politicians cheating on their wives with escort services paid for by taxpayers” demographic. It will increase viewership over Olbermann’s ratings.
77 posted on 03/30/2012 3:16:09 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: tophat9000

LOL. That’s good.


78 posted on 03/30/2012 3:17:07 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

do the words “no loss” come to mind


79 posted on 03/30/2012 3:26:23 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Mad Dawgg

I can hardly wait!


80 posted on 03/30/2012 3:27:37 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Col Frank Slade

“It’s like getting fired from collage radio !”

No, it’s more like having the neighbors complaining to your parents that the homemade AM transmitter in your bedroom is interfering with their TV.


81 posted on 03/30/2012 3:29:26 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Col Frank Slade

Now I hearing he told TMZ Live he plan sue LOL!


82 posted on 03/30/2012 3:32:16 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: flatfish

I watch Al Jazeera english news I dont’ think so they already got that Black reporter from CNN what his name already big guy LOL!


83 posted on 03/30/2012 3:33:51 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: flatfish

I watch Al Jazeera english news I dont’ think so they already got that Black reporter from CNN what his name already big guy LOL!


84 posted on 03/30/2012 3:34:06 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: for-q-clinton

He wouldn’t make it here. Canadians are too well informed.

Maybe he should try his hand at some sleepy backwater town in Mexico.


85 posted on 03/30/2012 3:44:55 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Olbermann’s next TV gig will be staring blankly into a closed circuit camera in the parking lot at the mall.


86 posted on 03/30/2012 3:53:41 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

“abc cbs nbc msnbc npr”

bfd


87 posted on 03/30/2012 3:56:46 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

BTTT!


88 posted on 03/30/2012 3:59:54 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Senator from Minnesotta. He and Fraken will get along wonderfully


89 posted on 03/30/2012 4:04:33 PM PDT by Brytani (Liberals - destroying America since 1776)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
lol -

Keith's fan vows revenge.

90 posted on 03/30/2012 4:30:37 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

I’m just glad to see some of Algore’s cash going up in carbon-laden smoke.


91 posted on 03/30/2012 4:35:56 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Wordkraft

It was intended as a joke....you know as in, they’re all one and the same leftist mouthpieces


92 posted on 03/30/2012 5:46:51 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey "Unifier" and MSM: Demand Spike Lee apologize. OK check. Next?)
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In the immortal words of wrestling villain legend,Buddy Rogers:

“It couldn’t a’ happened to a nicer guuuuuuuuy!”


93 posted on 03/30/2012 8:01:21 PM PDT by PhineasSpear (PhineasSpear)
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