Skip to comments.Current says Keith Olbermann refused to anchor Iowa caucus coverage
Posted on 01/04/2012 4:21:56 PM PST by presidio9
Analyses of Tuesday's Iowa caucuses are the top of most news sites right now--including Current TV's homepage, which features images of Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich above a video featuring former U.S. vice president and Current co-founder Al Gore breaking down the results. One image conspicuously absent from the page: Keith Olbermann.
Olbermann, the host of Current's "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" and listed on the masthead as the network's chief news officer, was supposed to be on air Tuesday night, assuring a concerned Twitter follower earlier in the day that he was "headed into the office now in fact."
But a few hours later, Olbermann announced he would not, in fact, be on the air.
"So as not to mislead," Olbermann wrote on Twitter, "I am informed Countdown will not be on tonight. I must defer on all questions to [Current CEO] @JoelHyatt @AlGore and @Current."
According to the network, however, Olbermann informed them.
"We asked Keith to be the sole anchor and executive producer of our primary and caucus coverage beginning tonight," a spokeswoman said in statement Wednesday. "Unfortunately, he declined to anchor or participate." (The same statement was given in a Current chat room on Tuesday night, as reported by Politico.)
The spokeswoman declined to discuss the details of the apparent disagreement. Olbermann did not respond to Twitter messages from Yahoo News seeking further comment, but gave a statement to the Hollywood Reporter: "I was not given a legitimate opportunity to host under acceptable conditions. They know it and we know it. Telling half the story is wrong."
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For which, Iowa thanks him.
Keith Olbermann.. that namme sounds familiar. Was he a silent movie star?
Olberwoman cops an attitude on an obscure cable outfit nobody watches.
Wow... so Keith Olbermann is still alive?
Mr. Venom.....Glad he didn’t participate in the coverage!
Next he’ll be starting fights with whoever runs the pizza delivery place he works for.
Gee, I’ll bet both of his gay fans are in a tizzy over this.
So what’s the big deal?
Haven’t seen a good Olbie story for a while, so I did a search. Good to see Olbie’s still throwing his tantrums.