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Current TV fires commentator Olbermann
Reuters ^ | 3/30/2012 | Jill Serjeant

Posted on 03/30/2012 4:29:28 PM PDT by mykroar

Television commentator Keith Olbermann has been fired by Current TV, the network's founders said on Friday, after just a year with the network.

The founders of the public affairs TV channel, former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore and his business partner Joel Hyatt, announced Olbermann's departure in an open letter. "Current was ... 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," they said.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; currenttv; joelhyatt; keitholbermann; olbermann
Current TV said Olbermann's one-hour primetime slot would be taken by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, beginning on Friday.

Wahahahahahahahahahaha. That'll the way to class up the place.

"Current was ... founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers.

Let's not found a TV channel on, you know, putting a good product out.

1 posted on 03/30/2012 4:29:33 PM PDT by mykroar
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To: mykroar

Love seeing stupid liberals fail.


2 posted on 03/30/2012 4:31:09 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: mykroar

3 posted on 03/30/2012 4:31:45 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: mykroar

If you’re SO bad that even drooling leftist idiots hate you......well, that’s pretty damned bad. :)


4 posted on 03/30/2012 4:34:44 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: mykroar
Oh My!!! Flushed by Roto-Reuters.
5 posted on 03/30/2012 4:37:39 PM PDT by Know et al (The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with a voter: Churchill)
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To: RightOnline
If you’re SO bad that even drooling leftist idiots hate you

When even lying liberals realize you're a lying sack of $hit than that's an epic fail, man.

I hope we never hear from this dung heap again.

6 posted on 03/30/2012 4:39:11 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: mykroar

What the heck is current tv?


7 posted on 03/30/2012 4:39:39 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: mykroar

Mark my words.

One day soon, we will most likely be reading Keith Olbermann’s obituary about how he hung/shot himself in his apartment. You can tell just by his mentality he well on his way to ending his sad, pathetic, existence. The only question is whether or not it will occur before or after we read a similar obituary on Charlie Sheen croaking on a drug OD.


8 posted on 03/30/2012 4:40:14 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: mykroar

The roster of “Worst Persons in the Worrrrrrrrrrld” grows larger still.

It’s probably several times larger than Keith’s audience at this point.


9 posted on 03/30/2012 4:40:21 PM PDT by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

What the heck is current tv?


I don’t know, either. It sounds like a piece of crap that just got rid of a piece of crap.


10 posted on 03/30/2012 4:41:57 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: mykroar

But without Olbermann, Current TV could lose a substantial portion of their audience. Maybe even dozens of viewers!


11 posted on 03/30/2012 4:42:34 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: mykroar; windcliff

What???? Who???????


12 posted on 03/30/2012 4:44:32 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: mykroar

13 posted on 03/30/2012 4:47:36 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obozo is to competent as an Etch-A-Sketch is to art)
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To: Jet Jaguar

You need a satellite dish to get it.


14 posted on 03/30/2012 4:51:32 PM PDT by U-238
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To: parksstp
we will most likely be reading Keith Olbermann’s obituary about how he hung/shot himself in his apartment.

In Thailand......

15 posted on 03/30/2012 4:59:34 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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To: U-238

also on comcast fios and att uverse... timewarner in select markets.


16 posted on 03/30/2012 5:01:18 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: mykroar
Current TV said Olbermann's one-hour primetime slot would be taken by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, beginning on Friday.

Do you suppose they are also talking to Anthony Wiener about a course in Internet photography?

17 posted on 03/30/2012 5:04:34 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: unkus

“What the heck is current tv?

I don’t know, either. It sounds like a piece of crap that just got rid of a piece of crap.”

I hate to admit this, but they really do have some good shows. They did one that was GREAT on the Las Vegas housing bust.

http://current.com/shows/vanguard/90026412_lost-vegas.htm

Al Gore, Keith, or not...they do produce some good stuff...especially with that Asian babe.


18 posted on 03/30/2012 5:20:20 PM PDT by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: Bullish

When even lying liberals realize you’re a lying sack of $hit than that’s an epic fail, man.

Hope that happens to 0.


19 posted on 03/30/2012 5:21:38 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
What the heck is current tv?

It started out as "Viewer Supplied Content". It was really good, but not profitable. Freepers hate it because of Al Gore's involvement.

20 posted on 03/30/2012 5:35:57 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: mykroar

What is “Current TV,” and why would anybody watch it?


21 posted on 03/30/2012 5:42:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What is “Current TV,” and why would anybody watch it?

You should avoid it, as it would confuse your simple mind.

22 posted on 03/30/2012 5:46:55 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Doe Eyes
You should avoid it, as it would confuse your simple mind.

It seems to have done the job on yours.

23 posted on 03/30/2012 6:30:02 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Doe Eyes
Freepers hate it because of Al Gore's involvement.

That's a very good reason to hate it. That and my absolute refusal to do any thing that might help Al" the idiot" Gore!!!!

24 posted on 03/30/2012 7:01:28 PM PDT by ontap
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To: mykroar

So this network thinks they can get viewers by hiring more losers? Olbermannn? Spitzer??? Yikes!

These are the folks who think conservatives are stupid.


25 posted on 03/30/2012 7:59:20 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: mykroar

Oh f-ing boo hoo! I am so sick of liberals....they make my ass sick!


26 posted on 03/30/2012 11:21:00 PM PDT by jackieh
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To: Jet Jaguar
What the heck is current tv?

I think it's one of those new-fangled "green" toilets.

27 posted on 03/30/2012 11:29:21 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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