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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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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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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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