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Keith Olbermann No Longer Speaking To Maddow; Source Claims Making $10 Million At Current
Mediaite ^ | June 7, 2011 | Mark Joyella

Posted on 07/07/2011 10:34:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Ex MSNBC host Keith Olbermann has given a revealing interview to The Hollywood Reporter, which includes the amazing tidbit that Olbermann’s new job in the cable wilderness of Current TV will pay him ten million dollars a year (with the possibility of banking $100 million over the course of his five year contract)–a staggering figure that dwarfs his MSNBC salary (and THR reports that “Current TV disputes the figure but adds it does not “disclose confidential, contractual details”).

Olbermann, who discussed his new show and his departure from MSNBC, said he went on the air January 21 without knowing it was his last show. A team including Olbermann’s agents, his manager, MSNBC president Phil Griffin, and an NBC lawyer were negotiating in the building as the show went on, reaching a decision to part ways about thirty minutes into the show. Olbermann says since his exit, he has not spoken to MSNBC star Rachel Maddow:

“There were lots of people who were forced to choose sides. And particularly in Rachel’s case, I didn’t want to add to the pressure on her already. The last thing I need to do is be calling her up and saying, ‘How’s that Michael Steele working out for you?’ [He signed to NBC as a political analyst on May 23.] Which is exactly what I would do if I were in the office.”

In the story, which can be read in its entirety here, Olbermann also confirms he has hired David Shuster as his primary substitute anchor for the Current show.


TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: algore; keitholbermann; moonbats; rachelmaddow
If this is true, it's proof that former Vice President Al Gore is one of the biggest fools in the history of the world.
1 posted on 07/07/2011 10:34:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does this ‘’Current’’ station receive any Federal tax payer money


2 posted on 07/07/2011 10:37:17 AM PDT by shadeaud (" If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So since being the head of the RNC, he’s now a political analyst with them?

Why would they even vote for such a slime ball?


3 posted on 07/07/2011 10:38:06 AM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow — that is a million dollars per viewer.


4 posted on 07/07/2011 10:38:34 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Must be a hot market out there for loud-mouthed, arrogant Dorks. Even LIEberal schmucks can make a sensational living from the evil capitalists while trashing the system itself.
Meanwhile the best and brightest among us often go unheralded and unrewarded in this life. C’EST LA VIE!


5 posted on 07/07/2011 10:41:47 AM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, I’m pretty sure Keith pulled that number out of his a**.


6 posted on 07/07/2011 10:42:23 AM PDT by keat
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To: freedumb2003

Wow — that is a million dollars per viewer.

And, nine million, nine hundred, ninety-nine thousand more than he is worth.


7 posted on 07/07/2011 10:42:41 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Remember all the hype when Dan Rather signed to do an internet newscast? He's disappeared....and Keith will soon do the same. No one will care. If they were stupid enough to pay him all that $$...it's their loss.

They whole idea of communications media evolving may be true, in the long run, but iut's still a long way off. Ultimately you still have to have eyeballs and/or ears watching/listening..to make an impact, AND attract advertisers.

Stern used to be ALL over the MSM every day..he took his show to Sirius, and nobody talks about him anymore. Same for Imus....he always generated a buzz..was a must watch/listen..now, on FOX Business..with minimal viewers..he's a sideshow..an afterthought..

8 posted on 07/07/2011 10:42:49 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...will pay him ten million dollars a year (with the possibility of banking $100 million over the course of his five year contract)”

And these clowns all gleefully whine and cry about “CEO pay”. I guess because they’re more deserving and are more special. Some nerve...and hypocrisy.


9 posted on 07/07/2011 10:48:25 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An unwatchable host on an unwatched network. That should go well.


10 posted on 07/07/2011 10:51:36 AM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: ken5050

Current pulls 25,000 viewers on a good day, not even enough to show up on Neilson. Their total income from advertising last year was only $40 million. Most of that was pity money and PSA’s.

Olbermann’s numbers are total hogwash. He was lured to CurrentTV by shame, hubris and an equity stake. Equity in nothing.

Current is the Air America of cable. (Air Who?)

Gore and some other communist bigwigs will pull together $20 million or so for an ad campaign (which will air on CNN and MSNBC), toss a little to Olbermann, and then fail.

Every dollar they give him is a dollar that doesn’t go to promotion so they are guaranteed to fail.

Best of all, that’s $20+ million that won’t go to Obama.


11 posted on 07/07/2011 10:54:50 AM PDT by keat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If this is true, He's lying.
12 posted on 07/07/2011 10:58:36 AM PDT by DManA
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To: keat

ahhh yeah...show me your pay stub Olberdork.


13 posted on 07/07/2011 11:00:27 AM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh, I suspect a big portion of that alleged $10 million is in the form of stock options or warrants which only have real worth if the business succeeds.

Which it won't.

14 posted on 07/07/2011 11:03:55 AM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see that Keith had to go to the Hollywood Reporter to get any ink on himself.


15 posted on 07/07/2011 11:03:55 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: freedumb2003

actually its not in $$$- its in wampum- which may soon be worth more than dollars...


16 posted on 07/07/2011 11:04:15 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Olbermann says since his exit, he has not spoken to MSNBC star Rachel Maddow

angry lesbians tend to hold grudges and not to talk too each other- hence the case with olberman/maddow...
17 posted on 07/07/2011 11:05:57 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sanctimoniously attack conservatives and the rich for being greedy while bragging in an interview about how you make $10 million +. Hold childish grudges against former colleagues. Yep, he’s still a Leftist.


18 posted on 07/07/2011 11:08:53 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: keat
Oh, I’m pretty sure Keith pulled that number out of his a**.

You mean his head wasn't in the way???

19 posted on 07/07/2011 11:10:19 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

there is no way his new station has that kind of money


20 posted on 07/07/2011 11:14:32 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: keat
Gore and some other communist bigwigs will pull together $20 million or so for an ad campaign (which will air on CNN and MSNBC),

Actually - I saw a commercial on Fox News Channel this morning and thought it interesting that they are hyping his show on a network that he has demagogued over the years. Tacit acknowledgment that they need to place their ads where the most viewers are?

21 posted on 07/07/2011 11:16:36 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not to worry, Gore has made mega-millions with his AGW scam. He's got tons of mullah to shower on Keef and other assorted liberal scams.
22 posted on 07/07/2011 11:16:45 AM PDT by JPG (Elect Sarah Palin in '12. America won't get another chance.)
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To: ken5050
Stern used to be ALL over the MSM every day..he took his show to Sirius, and nobody talks about him anymore. Same for Imus....he always generated a buzz..was a must watch/listen..now, on FOX Business..with minimal viewers..he's a sideshow..an afterthought..

And Stern has more talent than Olbermann ever had.

23 posted on 07/07/2011 11:19:34 AM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is that TV Channel misspelled???????????

Shouldn’t it be CURRANT??

There are two distinct fruits which are called currants: (1) the dried zante grape; like a raisin and (2) a fresh tiny berry ...

http://www.food.com/library/currant-236


24 posted on 07/07/2011 11:59:37 AM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...ten million dollars a year (with the possibility of banking $100 million over the course of his five year contract)...

Unless there's a bonus involved somewhere, that's some pretty bad liberal math.

25 posted on 07/07/2011 12:25:47 PM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: eCSMaster
Oh, I suspect a big portion of that alleged $10 million is in the form of stock options or warrants which only have real worth if the business succeeds.

Sounds to me like Olbermann has a pretty huge stake in making sure Gore's Global Warming lie succeeds.

26 posted on 07/07/2011 2:23:33 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: keat

Quote:
“Oh, I’m pretty sure Keith pulled that number out of his a**.”

I agree.
Current TV doesn’t get the traffic to sustain that kind of pay.


27 posted on 07/07/2011 2:46:03 PM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

David Shuster....talk about the bottom of the barrel! And to think there was a time when he was a Fox star reporter.

For sure we learned who the real Shuster was once he jumped Fox for NBC, Hardball correspondent for a time, what a joke,and now a bigger joke if that was possible.


28 posted on 08/02/2011 5:45:24 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (DID I MENTION...SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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