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Keith Olbermannís Angry Email Trail Traces Breakup With Current TV (Metrosexual purse fight)
Daily Beast ^ | 4/1/12 | Howard Kurtz

Posted on 04/01/2012 8:59:47 AM PDT by jimbo123

His bitter divorce from Al Gore’s network followed months of escalating complaints to Current TV executives. Howard Kurtz unearths the acrimonious correspondence.

Just weeks after Keith Olbermann launched his nightly program on Current TV last June, his team was complaining that the network founded by Al Gore and attorney Joel Hyatt wasn’t living up to its promises to support a professional cable news show.

The arguments escalated for months, with Olbermann directly appealing to the former vice president on three or four occasions, until relations had become so poisoned that, on Friday, Current fired Olbermann for breach of contract. He has vowed to take the matter to court and questioned the ethics of Gore and Hyatt.

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1 posted on 04/01/2012 8:59:53 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Metrosexual purse fight

LOL!


2 posted on 04/01/2012 9:01:55 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: jimbo123

How would Olbermann know about a “professional news show”? He has never been on one.


3 posted on 04/01/2012 9:02:11 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: RightWingConspirator

Bush’s fault?


4 posted on 04/01/2012 9:06:14 AM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: jimbo123

I dee you got your popcorn and are ready for the fun to really start


5 posted on 04/01/2012 9:06:23 AM PDT by munin
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To: munin

I see, there fixed it


6 posted on 04/01/2012 9:07:34 AM PDT by munin
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To: jimbo123

I’m offering to let Olbermann mow my lawn if he showers and knows his place and doesn’t speak to me.


7 posted on 04/01/2012 9:11:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jimbo123

Kieth, a word to the wise:

Just don’t get snippy.


8 posted on 04/01/2012 9:12:05 AM PDT by stanne
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To: jimbo123

Gay break-ups are bloody gut-ripping. There is no bottom to how far this will go.


9 posted on 04/01/2012 9:17:06 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: jimbo123

His ego got in the way! His drivers smell, speaks to him! Wants to be treated as King! Wants a “Professional News Format”!

He wants this! He wants that!

To hell with him! He is no professional! Just a whiner!


10 posted on 04/01/2012 9:21:05 AM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound (We have met the enemy and they is us!)
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11 posted on 04/01/2012 9:24:52 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: jimbo123

I wonder if Hyatt gave Olbermann his “you have my word on it” routine.


12 posted on 04/01/2012 9:27:26 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution is a living, breathing document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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Gore had dealt with big egos in politics, but he and Hyatt told colleagues they had never dealt with anyone quite like Olbermann. On the few occasions when Olbermann wrote to Gore, the onetime presidential candidate sent back polite but vague notes that essentially referred the questions to Hyatt.

He was vice president under Clinton and he still said he'd never seen anything like Olbermann. That is really saying something.

13 posted on 04/01/2012 9:28:43 AM PDT by retrokitten (It took so long to see that truth was all around me. - Ray LaMontagne)
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I so hope they both check each other for hemorrhoids..
This could get funny..


14 posted on 04/01/2012 9:29:23 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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Olbermann never came close to the more than 1 million viewers he had averaged at MSNBC, but his Current show was drawing more than 100,000 in the prized 25-to-54 age group last summer—and that gradually dwindled to 30,000.

30,000 viewers ???...

Must be the libtards living in their mommies basement...

Snort!!!

15 posted on 04/01/2012 9:30:05 AM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: reagandemocrat
Gay break-ups are bloody gut-ripping. There is no bottom to how far this will go.

Never put the words "gay" and "bottom" together in a comment.

16 posted on 04/01/2012 9:30:34 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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17 posted on 04/01/2012 9:33:53 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: reagandemocrat

gay breakups... no bottom... I see what you did there.


18 posted on 04/01/2012 9:34:17 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: bigbob

Perfect!


19 posted on 04/01/2012 9:35:44 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVie2K-mMtc


20 posted on 04/01/2012 9:36:23 AM PDT by Cheburashka (It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
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Again, Olbermann has a traumatic head injury. He ran into a steel girder while catching a subway in 1989. It explains his angry, temperamental and sometimes violent behavior. However, nobody wants to talk about it. It’s actually sad because he will always be this way,


21 posted on 04/01/2012 9:36:54 AM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesHill not text while dri)
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Oops.. Think it was 1980, Not that it means anything.


22 posted on 04/01/2012 9:39:02 AM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesHill not text while dri)
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It will be interesting to see where Olberwomann lands his next job. Anyone who hires him, knowing his prima-donna ways, will get what they deserve.


23 posted on 04/01/2012 9:40:26 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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24 posted on 04/01/2012 9:47:01 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Did Algore wake up in a sweat one night and think “I gave $50,000,000 to that ahole!


25 posted on 04/01/2012 9:48:25 AM PDT by DManA
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This “breakup” could provide some great material for yet another gay sitcom on some soon to be obsolete network channel.


26 posted on 04/01/2012 10:13:34 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: DManA

If Algore ever woke up in a sweat, he’d probably leap out of bed like a kid on Christmas—”It’s here! it’s here! Global warming has arrived!”


27 posted on 04/01/2012 10:19:14 AM PDT by gusopol3
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——Did Algore wake up——

I think no one here really understands

That is not really unusual because mr Olderman didn’t understand either. The Gore network is not cable news, it is pretend TV with pretend ratings. The big bucks contract was a pretend contract.

In a pretend contract with a pretend network, and pretend ratings, there is no equity or enforcement. The remedy against breech is a lawsuit that can not be won and even if won worthless........ it is all pretend. It is a refuge for losers who must have place to go during the day and tell people about at cocktail parties.

Poor Mr Olderman........ he now must face the bitterest of truths........ he has failed at a pretend network

There is forshadowing in the tale. Spitzer followed Olderman and will soon be pretending relevance at the pretend network. Hank Greenburg’s revenge against him is unending


28 posted on 04/01/2012 10:23:29 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The Gore-Olbermann breakup definitely has all the makings of a gay sitcom.


29 posted on 04/01/2012 10:41:30 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: samtheman

“Where Current management viewed Olbermann as a chronic complainer who had clashed with the bosses before leaving his previous jobs at MSNBC and ESPN, the liberal commentator came to believe that he had joined a rinky-dink operation...”

Both statements are correct.


30 posted on 04/01/2012 10:44:15 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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Metrosexual purse fight!

Makes me remember the Dom DeLuise scene in Blazing Saddles when the fight breaks out between the cowboys and the hip swishers on the Busby Berkeley type soundstage.

C’mon girls!


31 posted on 04/01/2012 10:50:32 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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“You brute, you brute....you vicious brute!”


32 posted on 04/01/2012 10:54:37 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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ESPN...MSNBC...Current TV....

I’m betting that within 5 years Olbermann’s going to make it all the way to hosting his own show on the Boise Public Access Channel.


33 posted on 04/01/2012 10:56:21 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: Hildy
Think it was 1980, Not that it means anything.

Well, it means that Keith has been crazy for nine more years than we thought ;)

34 posted on 04/01/2012 11:00:40 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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