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Keith Olbermann Gets Fired by Current TV, Goes Ballistic
Forbes ^ | 3-30-12 | Frederick E. Allen

Posted on 03/30/2012 7:47:37 PM PDT by STARWISE

Former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the heads of Current TV, have just fired their star anchorman, Keith Olbermann, who previously left MSNBC on bad terms. Gore and Hyatt released a statement saying that “the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers . . . are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it.”

According to Talking Points Memo, insiders say Olbermann missed almost half his working days in January and February and insisted on taking an unauthorized vacation day the day before Super Tuesday.

Here is a statement Olbermann just issued. I’d call it going ballistic, albeit in writing:

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; currenttv; fired; keitholbermann; mediawingofthednc; olbermann; partisanmediashills; washedup; washedupsportscaster; yay
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Oh lordy .. the Angels are singing. Hallelujah !! One vessel of poison is off the airwaves .. for now. Watch .. he'll start his own Internet Toxic TV show.
1 posted on 03/30/2012 7:47:44 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Liz; rodguy911; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; ...

Ding dong, the rash is gone ...


2 posted on 03/30/2012 7:49:41 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE
In a statement posted online, Olbermann said "the claims against me implied in Current's statement are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions I will be filing against them presently."
3 posted on 03/30/2012 7:51:41 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: STARWISE

Al Gore should be his replacement.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 7:52:04 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: STARWISE

The only thing that differentiated him from his fellow leftist losers was that he had a better vocabulary. What he said was just as stupid as his fellow travelers, but he said it better ... but of course, that is like two whores discussing the virtues of chastity.


5 posted on 03/30/2012 7:53:43 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: STARWISE

The boil on the “heiny” of tv land? Good riddance! :)


6 posted on 03/30/2012 7:54:27 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama's foot soldiers are repulsive human debris and the voting public is sick to death of them! *RL)
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To: smokingfrog

I’d like to see him prove he’s not the biggest a-hole in America;)


7 posted on 03/30/2012 7:55:31 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: STARWISE
In due course, the truth of the ethics of Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt will come out.

LOL! Go get 'em, Keith! To heck with Hyatt, go straight for Gore! Slapping and spitting contest!

8 posted on 03/30/2012 7:57:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: STARWISE
Lib sites are sort of at a loss without the evil bogeyman conservative to blame....
9 posted on 03/30/2012 7:57:05 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: STARWISE

How can anyone on Current TV be called a “star”??


10 posted on 03/30/2012 7:58:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Frank_2001

This clown should be washing dishes at a roadside diner.


11 posted on 03/30/2012 7:59:22 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: STARWISE

But the gore still continues.


12 posted on 03/30/2012 7:59:56 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: doc1019

“This clown should be washing dishes at a roadside diner.”

I dunno. Knives. Could be a problem.


13 posted on 03/30/2012 8:00:32 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: STARWISE

LMAO!

Not even the ultra left wants him.

Shows how far gone MSNBC is.


14 posted on 03/30/2012 8:01:49 PM PDT by KSanders
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To: STARWISE
According to Talking Points Memo, insiders say Olbermann missed almost half his working days in January and February and insisted on taking an unauthorized vacation day the day before Super Tuesday.

I wonder if this guy's health is okay? AIDS maybe. Or, maybe he's undergoing a sex change regimen?
Could be anything with that nut Oberman. Him and Alan Grayson and Lawrence O'Donnell are peas in a pod. Pathetic peas in a pod.

15 posted on 03/30/2012 8:02:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: STARWISE

I enjoyed his little screed. Seeing him get in a cat fight with Al Gore will be even better.


16 posted on 03/30/2012 8:04:21 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: MayflowerMadam
There is that. LOL!
17 posted on 03/30/2012 8:04:34 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: STARWISE

Does anybody get Current TV? I subscribe to every channel except HBO, Showtime, etc. and the Spanish language ones and don’t have it. Apparently I get OWN, but not in HD.


18 posted on 03/30/2012 8:06:54 PM PDT by matt04
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To: STARWISE

Fired from Current TV...isn’t that like being thrown out of a basement window?


19 posted on 03/30/2012 8:09:47 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: STARWISE

But but...they’re just now getting rid of him and he’s sucked for decades?


20 posted on 03/30/2012 8:10:24 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: STARWISE

Cat fight! Hissy fit! Bitchslapped!

I love it when Olbersturmfurher loses it.

Remind me to double my contribution to Mental Health Week. I’ll even buy a butterfly net to use on Keithy Baby.

Rubber room time or a job with the Democratic Party, whichever comes first.


21 posted on 03/30/2012 8:11:03 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: STARWISE

Yup. This guy is always right. Everybody else is always wrong. I Know a few jerks like that.


22 posted on 03/30/2012 8:11:53 PM PDT by Daniel II (Really??????)
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To: doc1019

“This clown should be washing dishes at a roadside diner.”
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Goodness, do you hate diners that much?


23 posted on 03/30/2012 8:12:07 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: Frank_2001
Really, if he is, he has outed “little bill maher” and “jessie” and “al sharpton” and “calypso louie”. He is in great company, all a$$holes, their idea of lipstick is a Preparation H suppository.
24 posted on 03/30/2012 8:14:00 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: STARWISE

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

25 posted on 03/30/2012 8:14:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: STARWISE

That would be Two vessels. Rosie (Bull Dyke) O’Donnell got canned from the Oprah network as well.


26 posted on 03/30/2012 8:15:07 PM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: RipSawyer

LOL! No, just know that that should have been his highest achievement. ;-)


27 posted on 03/30/2012 8:18:25 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: STARWISE

Oh, how I love happy endings.


28 posted on 03/30/2012 8:18:45 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: verga
What? You mean that even LIBERALS can't put up with lunatics?

For all their smarts, why do liberal network owners think that repulsive idiotic hosts are the key to success?

29 posted on 03/30/2012 8:19:25 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: STARWISE

If he sues Al Gore, I believe Keith will find out he’s brought a knife to a gun fight.

I think this story will just melt away and his rant will allow him to save face a bit with his equally nutty base.


30 posted on 03/30/2012 8:22:42 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: boop

Lunacy recognizes lunacy....
Pink floyd...
The lunatic is on the grass
The lunatic is on the grass
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
Got to keep the loonies on the path
The lunatic is in the hall
The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more
And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forbodings too
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon
The lunatic is in my head
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me ‘till I’m sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There’s someone in my head but it’s not me.
And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon

“I can’t think of anything to say except...
I think it’s marvellous! HaHaHa!”


31 posted on 03/30/2012 8:29:42 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

I wouldn’t have hired him in the first place. Had I recovered from the hangover following the blackout which would have been necessary for me to have hired him in error, I’d have called him up to my office and thrown him right through the big window to his death on the street below. Figuratively of course. Thanks STARWISE.


32 posted on 03/30/2012 8:37:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
The only thing that differentiated him from his fellow leftist losers was that he had a better vocabulary. What he said was just as stupid as his fellow travelers, but he said it better ... but of course, that is like two whores discussing the virtues of chastity.

Our great respect for liberals is starting to show...

33 posted on 03/30/2012 8:38:10 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: doc1019

Poor Keith, how is he going to pay for that condo in Trump Towers now that he in unemployed again?


34 posted on 03/30/2012 8:38:58 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Our man in washington
Fired from Current TV...isn’t that like being thrown out of a basement window?

How many people can list that they have been fired by both Current TV and MSNBC on their resumes? Should that be considered a negative or a positive?

35 posted on 03/30/2012 8:42:14 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: peeps36

My heart weeps for his deceitful soul ... not!


36 posted on 03/30/2012 8:43:16 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Moonman62

Doesn’t KO still live with Mommy and has several cats?


37 posted on 03/30/2012 8:43:16 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: STARWISE
Keith Olbermann has a Traumatic Head Injury that nobody wants to talk about and it explains his erratic, angry and sometimes violent demeanor. Years ago he ran into a steel girder. This is how it's explained in Wikipedia:

In August 1980, he also suffered a head injury while "leaping" onto the NYC subway.[104] This head injury permanently upset his equilibrium, resulting in his avoidance of driving.[8]

38 posted on 03/30/2012 8:45:50 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesHill not text while dri)
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To: STARWISE
Current TV Drops Keith Olbermann and Hires Eliot Spitzer?

This is an insult that even the clue-deficient Mister Olbermann might sense.

So, Olbermann is being replaced by (muffled laughter) Client 9?

I feel sorry for Olbermann, as there is little left for him. He might inquire to see if there is an availability as a gentleman's gentleman for PeeWee Herman; and if that doesn't pan out, maybe a gig at Dunkin Donuts, Burger King or PBS.

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39 posted on 03/30/2012 8:46:55 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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hello all I am riverdog and I have not posted here for many years- I have no excuse and no I was not in jail! I just feel that current events especially the self defense shooting in Florida, Olbermann losing it again, a commie president, well I just find it hard to hold my tounge any longer. Please forgive me if I breach any protocols or etiquette. I am about 95% conservative and feel like this website and it’s originators and contributers best voice my ideology and opinions.
On the topic of olberman and gore all I can say is it is just heartening to see moonbats collide! I reserve my complete disdain and contempt for the likes of olberman, maher, moore, matthews (all of msnbc) and last but not least the illegal alien in the white house.
what these moonbats have done to this country, our country. my country is digraceful and treasonous. I just can;t say anything good about any of them so for now I will not take upa ny more time or space and I look forward to commenting to the best of my ability on the misdeeds of the moonbat leftwingnut slime that would turn America into a third world socialist country...C


40 posted on 03/30/2012 8:46:57 PM PDT by riverdog
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To: STARWISE

hello all I am riverdog and I have not posted here for many years- I have no excuse and no I was not in jail! I just feel that current events especially the self defense shooting in Florida, Olbermann losing it again, a commie president, well I just find it hard to hold my tounge any longer. Please forgive me if I breach any protocols or etiquette. I am about 95% conservative and feel like this website and it’s originators and contributers best voice my ideology and opinions.
On the topic of olberman and gore all I can say is it is just heartening to see moonbats collide! I reserve my complete disdain and contempt for the likes of olberman, maher, moore, matthews (all of msnbc) and last but not least the illegal alien in the white house.
what these moonbats have done to this country, our country. my country is digraceful and treasonous. I just can;t say anything good about any of them so for now I will not take upa ny more time or space and I look forward to commenting to the best of my ability on the misdeeds of the moonbat leftwingnut slime that would turn America into a third world socialist country...C


41 posted on 03/30/2012 8:47:05 PM PDT by riverdog
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To: STARWISE
I'm proud to say I've never watched the man for more than a few seconds.
42 posted on 03/30/2012 8:48:01 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: SunkenCiv

LOL. Icing on the cake this week.


43 posted on 03/30/2012 8:48:09 PM PDT by StarCMC (Sometimes you need a Jimmy Carter to get a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: STARWISE

I’m having an uncontrollable giggle fit.


44 posted on 03/30/2012 8:49:21 PM PDT by wastedyears (Signature for sale.)
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To: STARWISE

Sounds as though he’s going to have Gore and Hyatt tied up in court for a while - the world will be a bit safer......


45 posted on 03/30/2012 8:58:19 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Carry_Okie

A couple of decades ago, I used to watch Olbermann when he was the sports guy on a Los Angeles TV station.


46 posted on 03/30/2012 8:59:32 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: riverdog

Welcome back, riverdog. This kind of news is even more fun when shared, lol!


47 posted on 03/30/2012 9:01:18 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Lancey Howard
I wonder if this guy's health is okay? AIDS maybe.

I guess Hyper-Active Ego Syndrome. Kind of a Napoleon Complex thing. The guy is so in love with himself, nothing and no one else matters.

A very sick puppy. Just be glad he's in the entertainment industry, and not in the White House.

Ooops. We might damn well have another one there where it's all about 'him.' .

48 posted on 03/30/2012 9:01:25 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: STARWISE

I see a Lib catfight coming.


49 posted on 03/30/2012 9:05:41 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: dps.inspect

“There is no dark side of the moon actually.... it’s all dark....’’


50 posted on 03/30/2012 9:06:58 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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