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Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann
NYT ^ | March 30, 2012 | Stelter

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.”

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: algore; currenttv; eliotspitzer; gore; keitholbermann; olbermann; progressives; spitzer

1 posted on 03/30/2012 2:05:00 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Why not, everyone else has.


2 posted on 03/30/2012 2:06:41 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I tried to buy a hoodie today but the store manager said they had all been shoplifted.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Happened quicker than I thought.


3 posted on 03/30/2012 2:08:08 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Jeff Chandler

There’s always two cans and a stretched string. His audience would be just as big.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 2:08:12 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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.


5 posted on 03/30/2012 2:09:01 PM PDT by kempster (HIPPO)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Boy he must’ve really p*ssed someone off?


6 posted on 03/30/2012 2:09:23 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Replacement Eliot Spitzer can do “undercover” investigations of bawdy houses.


7 posted on 03/30/2012 2:10:45 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I will not go on Facebook to gloat.
I will not go on Facebook to gloat.
I will not go on Facebook to gloat.
8 posted on 03/30/2012 2:11:18 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What is Current TV and who is Keith Olbermann?


9 posted on 03/30/2012 2:12:13 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Starting Friday night, the former New York governor Eliot Spitzer will replace him at 8 p.m.

That's cold. eh-eh

10 posted on 03/30/2012 2:13:16 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Sasparilla
There’s always two cans and a stretched string. His audience would be just as big.

Heck, I thought that's what AlGore's Current TV already was, LOL.

11 posted on 03/30/2012 2:14:25 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: chris_bdba

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.


12 posted on 03/30/2012 2:15:16 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Wow, who could’ve predicted they wouldn’t like KO after awhile????????

/s


13 posted on 03/30/2012 2:16:49 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Oops, looks like Keith wasn't sufficiently obsequious to Gore.

Cat fights can be so entertaining.

14 posted on 03/30/2012 2:16:55 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Berlin_Freeper

There’s always North Korean state media.


15 posted on 03/30/2012 2:17:47 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: Berlin_Freeper

if ya can’t make it at bsmsnbclsd and current.. FoX is always lookin’. ;-]


16 posted on 03/30/2012 2:18:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: GSWarrior

>>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...

:)


17 posted on 03/30/2012 2:20:42 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This will come as a big disappointment to Olbermann’s dozens of fans.


18 posted on 03/30/2012 2:22:33 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Berlin_Freeper
<accuracy>

.. in his progressive rabid communist political image.

19 posted on 03/30/2012 2:24:34 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU baraq !)
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To: NormsRevenge

Was that how they got Whore-Aldo and Alan Dumbs?


20 posted on 03/30/2012 2:25:28 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Keith should team up with fellow has-beens Spike Lee and Roseanne Barr to do a Two Minutes Hate each night.

Sponsors lining up!


21 posted on 03/30/2012 2:26:47 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: SandRat

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 ?


22 posted on 03/30/2012 2:30:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I haven't been this tickled since Obermann was fired from:

KTLA-Channel 5
ESPN
MSNBC
________ (fill in blank)

23 posted on 03/30/2012 2:34:40 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Bushbacker1
"What is Current TV and who is Keith Olbermann?"

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.

24 posted on 03/30/2012 2:36:00 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann"

What dismisses whom?

25 posted on 03/30/2012 2:39:07 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Berlin_Freeper

LOL!

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.


26 posted on 03/30/2012 2:44:07 PM PDT by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Sueweeecide watch at Ft. Marcy park.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 2:52:12 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Well...Darn...


28 posted on 03/30/2012 2:52:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
When a left-wing TV cable network fires a left-wing hater like Keith Olberman, you know he really ticked off someone. Not that I ever watched the guy or that channel - or wanted to - but good riddance, anyway.
29 posted on 03/30/2012 2:54:26 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: StormEye

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.


30 posted on 03/30/2012 2:55:18 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Berlin_Freeper

KO has sunk so low that he has to reach up to hit bottom.


31 posted on 03/30/2012 2:59:36 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: Berlin_Freeper

Conservatives proven correct.

Again.


32 posted on 03/30/2012 2:59:49 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We can't allow the horrible death of Trayvon Martin to be used as an excuse to disarm us.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

33 posted on 03/30/2012 3:05:42 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Mr. Olbermann will not be given an opportunity to sign off.

PWNED!!! Ouch!

34 posted on 03/30/2012 3:10:04 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Spitzer won’t be an improvement.


35 posted on 03/30/2012 3:10:18 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


36 posted on 03/30/2012 3:36:02 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: mylife

Sounds like algore got the balance of his years presentations on globull warming cancelled, and he’s pissed that he has to fund Olberfraud!


37 posted on 03/30/2012 3:36:02 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

How low can your career have sunk when you are fired and replaced with Eliot Spitzer?

Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!


38 posted on 03/30/2012 3:47:33 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Noob1999

I suspect Olberman just plain pissed some people off with his Mega Ego.


39 posted on 03/30/2012 3:51:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Have they contacted Keith’s viewer for a reaction?


40 posted on 03/30/2012 4:12:04 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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.


41 posted on 03/30/2012 4:53:38 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Keef is fired AGAIN!


42 posted on 03/30/2012 8:49:56 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Charles Henrickson

A “Take This Job and Shove It” parody in the works?


43 posted on 03/31/2012 1:39:46 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ("How To Overcome Writer's Block In Less Than An Hour" ---Available at Amazon)
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