Skip to comments.Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann
Posted on 03/30/2012 2:04:57 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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 channel in his progressive political image.
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.
Mr. Olbermann will not be given an opportunity to sign off. Starting Friday night, the former New York governor Eliot Spitzer will replace him at 8 p.m., according to the letter to viewers. His program will be titled Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer.
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Why not, everyone else has.
Happened quicker than I thought.
There’s always two cans and a stretched string. His audience would be just as big.
Does Current TV have a death wish? Did any one tell them that the losers they are selecting have already been dumped by other liberal meccas.
Boy he must’ve really p*ssed someone off?
Replacement Eliot Spitzer can do “undercover” investigations of bawdy houses.
What is Current TV and who is Keith Olbermann?
That's cold. eh-eh
Heck, I thought that's what AlGore's Current TV already was, LOL.
Yeah, seriously p***ed someone off! It had to be more than bad ratings for that media announcement. I think he’s looking at porn on the company computer.
Wow, who could’ve predicted they wouldn’t like KO after awhile????????
Cat fights can be so entertaining.
There’s always North Korean state media.
if ya can’t make it at bsmsnbclsd and current.. FoX is always lookin’. ;-]
>>I will not go on Facebook to gloat.
I will not go on Facebook to gloat.
I will not go on Facebook to gloat.<<
See you on Facebook...
This will come as a big disappointment to Olbermann’s dozens of fans.
.. in his
progressive rabid communist political image.
Was that how they got Whore-Aldo and Alan Dumbs?
Keith should team up with fellow has-beens Spike Lee and Roseanne Barr to do a Two Minutes Hate each night.
Sponsors lining up!
LOL.. Farm club for GoofFawdom.. Rush moved to a local talk station recently, and now I got to listen for eyebrow promos .. man, and this is a station running as a conservative-bent one.. Overbyte? what a ripsnorter. maybe he can go into PR. does Borat need a hand ?
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A waste of the electricity to produce/broadcast the show, and a waste of time for anyone unfortunate enough to be fooled into watching anything on that channel.
What dismisses whom?
This is awesome news, simply because there is nothing more entertaining than liberals fighting each other. Kind of like the orcs fighting each other in Lord of the Rings.
Sueweeecide watch at Ft. Marcy park.
I recently reconnected with a buddy from 1970 on Facebook. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I started reading some of his posts. He is on Current like I’m on Fox. We called a truce, because we’re both recovering from some health issues.
KO has sunk so low that he has to reach up to hit bottom.
Conservatives proven correct.
Spitzer won’t be an improvement.
Funny, I was watching some movie on Current TV last week and everything was going good until the first commercial.
The War Room with Jennifer Granholm.
After spitting out my beer, dropping my popcorn and falling off the couch hysterical laughing, I regained my composure for all of a second before falling back into a fit of laughter.
They have got to all get be kidding. My suggestion is we should all create ID’s and give them ideas for shows. Like Leave it to Eldridge Cleaver and Joanie loves Che Che.
Sounds like algore got the balance of his years presentations on globull warming cancelled, and he’s pissed that he has to fund Olberfraud!
How low can your career have sunk when you are fired and replaced with Eliot Spitzer?
Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!
I suspect Olberman just plain pissed some people off with his Mega Ego.
Have they contacted Keith’s viewer for a reaction?
Keith, look who replaced you! When you’re in you’re a guest, when you’re out you’re a pest so go quietly. Start your own program with Dan Rather.
Keef is fired AGAIN!
A “Take This Job and Shove It” parody in the works?