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An Election Year Dawns Without Keith Olbermann (Current drops him from IA coverage)
NY Slimes ^ | December 29, 2011 | BRIAN STELTER

Posted on 12/29/2011 2:49:48 PM PST by markomalley

Keith Olbermann, who came to Current TV this year to remake the channel and compete against his old home, MSNBC, is sitting out the biggest political nights of the season.

Despite being the biggest star on the fledging channel, Mr. Olbermann is not scheduled to anchor Current’s coverage of the Iowa caucus or the New Hampshire primary in January. Instead, Current’s other prime time anchors, Cenk Uygur and Jennifer Granholm, will be joined by the channel’s chairman, the former vice president Al Gore.

Mr. Olbermann also was noticeably absent from two special reports that Current produced after Republican debates in mid-December. Those, too, were anchored by Mr. Uygur.

These absences suggest that there may be new tension between Mr. Olbermann and the managers at Current, who are trying to create a progressive-oriented cable news channel.

(Excerpt) Read more at mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algore; cenkuygur; jennifergranholm; keitholbermann
That's going to leave a mark. Not only is he dumped from PMS-DMC, now even Algore's channel won't use him for election coverage.

LMAO.

1 posted on 12/29/2011 2:49:51 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley
An Election Year Dawns Without Keith Olbermann

And there was much rejoicing!!!

2 posted on 12/29/2011 2:56:02 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: markomalley
Instead, Current’s other prime time anchors, Cenk Uygur and Jennifer Granholm, will be joined by the channel’s chairman, the former vice president Al Gore.

Not exactly fair and balanced. Possibly they hired Olbermann as their token conservative.

3 posted on 12/29/2011 2:57:42 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: markomalley
What in the world is Currant TV? TV for jelly?


4 posted on 12/29/2011 3:00:34 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: markomalley
If a leftist twit rants on a TV channel with no viewers, does he make a sound?


5 posted on 12/29/2011 3:00:46 PM PST by twister881
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To: markomalley

Olbermann , Cenk Uygur, Jennifer Granholm, and Al Gore and then Dorothy’s house......


6 posted on 12/29/2011 3:01:38 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: markomalley

My cable company doesn’t carry Current. Nearly every motel room I’ve stayed at the past few years (which is not that many) carried MSNBC. I have never seen Current.


7 posted on 12/29/2011 3:05:33 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: markomalley
Who?

Oh yeah, that guy with a cow college diploma from Cornell.

"High above Cayuga's waters, there an offal smell, some say it's Cayuga's waters, some say ...."

8 posted on 12/29/2011 3:09:04 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: markomalley
Is there anywhere on earth where that guy can work without getting into hissy fits with his colleagues?

Forget him being an anchor. They need to do a reality show about him working there. I guarantee you people would watch that. Yes, even you. Al would get insanely rich.

9 posted on 12/29/2011 3:09:24 PM PST by RichInOC ("...that's 6-3 for those of you scoring at home, or even by yourself...")
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To: markomalley
Oh My God !! How will we survive?
10 posted on 12/29/2011 3:18:35 PM PST by bestrongbpositive
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To: Paladin2

I’m pretty sure he said it was bovine college at Cal-Tech.

At least, that’s what I remember reading.


11 posted on 12/29/2011 3:19:21 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: markomalley

This is laughable. This whole article is a joke on the readers. No one at MSNBC, Current or the New York Times cares a whit about IA or anything else to do with the GOP nomination.

They cover the GOP nominations process for the same reason we all studied our spelling words in grade school. It is part of the job. So Obermann is probably about as unhappy being pulled from this as you would have been had your 5th grade teacher exempted you from spelling tests.


12 posted on 12/29/2011 3:19:50 PM PST by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: Paladin2

Nope.

I am wrong. It was Cornell.


13 posted on 12/29/2011 3:23:28 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: markomalley

In October, Olberman averaged 46,000 viewers a night.

Algore could air re-runs of Alice and get more viewers.


14 posted on 12/29/2011 3:27:42 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew

Al Gore could broadcast a blank wall with paint drying and probably match Olbermann’s numbers, aka “the worst broadcaster on the planet”, lol


15 posted on 12/29/2011 3:33:26 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: RichInOC
Forget him being an anchor. They need to do a reality show about him working there. I guarantee you people would watch that. Yes, even you. Al would get insanely rich.

Can't you speak to the E channel or MTV about doing such a thing? He would rival the Khardashians.

16 posted on 12/29/2011 3:42:42 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
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Instead, Current’s other prime time anchors, Cenk Uygur and Jennifer Granholm, will be joined by the channel’s chairman, the former vice president Al Gore.

Holy moley!!! I had no idea how the cheerleader was currently drawing a paycheck. Thought she was flogging some book.

17 posted on 12/29/2011 4:19:40 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: grellis
Holy moley!!!

LOL its a Michigan thang.
18 posted on 12/29/2011 4:22:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: markomalley
These absences suggest that there may be new tension between Mr. Olbermann and the managers at Current,

Why wouldn't there be? Apparently no one--conservative or liberal--can stand the guy.

19 posted on 12/29/2011 4:25:07 PM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: markomalley

“Despite being the biggest star on the fledging channel”

LOL- what’s a “fledging” channel??? I’ve heard of a fledgling channel- though Current TV, which has been around more than six years, is more a flailing channel....


20 posted on 12/29/2011 4:42:00 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: markomalley; PJ-Comix

No Keef! What will the DUmmies do?


21 posted on 12/29/2011 4:44:19 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
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To: markomalley

I’m sure Keith and all 6 of his regular viewers are devastated.


22 posted on 12/29/2011 4:50:14 PM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd, Medea Benjamin - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: kosciusko51

I knew if we ignored him long enough he’d just go away.

I wonder if it works with professional scoffers (billed as “comedians” despite not being funny) like Bill Maher and Kathy Griffin? I certainly hope so.


23 posted on 12/29/2011 5:12:20 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: markomalley

How long does Current have to be on air before it’s no longer called “ fledgling “ ?


24 posted on 12/29/2011 7:15:08 PM PST by katykelly
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To: katykelly
How long does Current have to be on air before it’s no longer called “ fledgling “ ?

Maybe when they pass the milestone of 100 viewers per night for 30 nights in a row.

25 posted on 12/29/2011 7:17:11 PM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Dang, I was so looking forward to that. ;’) Must be they’re using journalists this time. Thanks grellis.


26 posted on 12/30/2011 1:27:36 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: God luvs America

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fledge

Definition of FLEDGE

intransitive verb
of a young bird

: to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity; also: to leave the nest after acquiring such feathers

transitive verb

1: to rear until ready for flight or independent activity
2: to cover with or as if with feathers or down
3: to furnish (as an arrow) with feathers

I was thinking maybe they have “fledge drives”. Then, again, I suspect, it was merely a typo for “fledging”


27 posted on 12/30/2011 3:17:24 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: markomalley
I hope Olbermann hangs this in his office...


28 posted on 12/30/2011 3:23:17 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: God luvs America

If you haven’t grown metaphorical feathers after six years, you’re not a fledgling, you’re a failure.


29 posted on 12/30/2011 3:29:17 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Jonty30

Not according to Ann Coutler, Cornell ‘84 cum laude

http://www.anncoulter.com/cgi-local/article.cgi?article=300


30 posted on 12/30/2011 3:36:17 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: God luvs America

“Current TV, which has been around more than six years, is more a flailing channel....”

Yeah, but it’s less than one dog year.


31 posted on 12/30/2011 3:38:07 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Charles Henrickson

Could be good DUFU material here. Unfortunately the computer I´m posting from in Venezuela is too slow to do DUFUs without incredible frustration. And the journal posts I´ve been making I first post to my goole docs and then copy and paste here. Otherwise impossible to do.


32 posted on 12/30/2011 7:03:23 AM PST by PJ-Comix ("Now I am become Death, destroyer of oysters" ---from the Buffetvad Gita)
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To: Rebelbase

Current TV went on the air in 2005- right around the time of the demise of Err America radio...


33 posted on 12/30/2011 7:36:02 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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