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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
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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 Road Warrior 04 (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
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.. 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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