Skip to comments.Keith Olbermannís Angry Email Trail Traces Breakup With Current TV (Metrosexual purse fight)
Posted on 04/01/2012 8:59:47 AM PDT by jimbo123
His bitter divorce from Al Gores 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 wasnt 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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Metrosexual purse fight
How would Olbermann know about a “professional news show”? He has never been on one.
I dee you got your popcorn and are ready for the fun to really start
I see, there fixed it
I’m offering to let Olbermann mow my lawn if he showers and knows his place and doesn’t speak to me.
Kieth, a word to the wise:
Just don’t get snippy.
Gay break-ups are bloody gut-ripping. There is no bottom to how far this will go.
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!
I wonder if Hyatt gave Olbermann his “you have my word on it” routine.
He was vice president under Clinton and he still said he'd never seen anything like Olbermann. That is really saying something.
I so hope they both check each other for hemorrhoids..
This could get funny..
30,000 viewers ???...
Must be the libtards living in their mommies basement...
Never put the words "gay" and "bottom" together in a comment.
gay breakups... no bottom... I see what you did there.
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,
Oops.. Think it was 1980, Not that it means anything.
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.
Did Algore wake up in a sweat one night and think “I gave $50,000,000 to that ahole!
This “breakup” could provide some great material for yet another gay sitcom on some soon to be obsolete network channel.
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!”
——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
The Gore-Olbermann breakup definitely has all the makings of a gay sitcom.
“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.
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.
“You brute, you brute....you vicious brute!”
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.
Well, it means that Keith has been crazy for nine more years than we thought ;)