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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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To: immadashell
How many people can list that they have been fired by both Current TV and MSNBC on their resumes?

That might get him hired at Al Jazera.

51 posted on 03/30/2012 9:06:58 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: STARWISE
"Keith Olbermann Gets Fired by Current TV, Goes Ballistic"

Olby is a vicious and evil person ... he was always quirky and a bit unbalanced, even before his days as a political commentator ... I have a feeling he will come to a bad end someday ... thinking here suicide or going postal ... when he realizes that the entire world, left and right, all despise him he will brood until his money runs out, and then flame out.

52 posted on 03/30/2012 9:08:41 PM PDT by tom h
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To: RipSawyer

“I pulled in a roadhouse in Texas/a little bitty place called “Hamburger Dans’’/ I heard that old juke box a playin’/a song about a truck drivin’ man...’’ :-)


53 posted on 03/30/2012 9:13:30 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: STARWISE

Maybe he can replace Rosie.


54 posted on 03/30/2012 9:19:10 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: unkus
I heard (unconfirmed) that Elliot Spitzer has got the nod for Oberdork’s gig.
55 posted on 03/30/2012 9:19:36 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I was at an ummm, Gentleman’s Club which had various large TV screens up near the ceiling, most of them carrying sports channels.

I looked up at the image of this guy I’d never seen before, and was quite taken with the effect of those dark-rimmed glasses and eyebrows, which in those days resembled caterpillars.

I turned to my, umm, companion, and said, “Hey....how’d they resurrect Groucho Marx??”


56 posted on 03/30/2012 9:22:41 PM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: STARWISE
I knew he shouldn't have called Al Gore a Slut.
57 posted on 03/30/2012 9:24:16 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: STARWISE

Odorman was making 10 million bucks a year for 5 years working for Algore. It’s kind of difficult to show your support for Algore’s “occupy” fleabaggers when you’re making 10 million bucks a year. Your credibility is more or less out the window.


58 posted on 03/30/2012 9:28:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: dps.inspect

I’d just sum it up using Holder’s Peoples’ slang:

“That is one f’d up cracker.”

or Holder’s People watching a horror movie:

“Uh oh, white guy just gone crazy.”


59 posted on 03/30/2012 9:32:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Ditto

He may still have a shot on Lifetime or OWN.

Now that is some trifecta there.


60 posted on 03/30/2012 9:34:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
that is like two whores discussing the virtues of chastity.

Now that made me laugh. I'm going to have to remember that. :-D

61 posted on 03/30/2012 9:37:19 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: STARWISE; SevenofNine; onyx

62 posted on 03/30/2012 9:37:31 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: STARWISE

Oh the humanity.


63 posted on 03/30/2012 9:41:18 PM PDT by jarofants
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To: Lancey Howard
Missing work could mean drugs or alcohol. Imagine that after he went
full boar trying to get Limbaugh off the air.
Neener-Neener, You lose.
64 posted on 03/30/2012 9:43:33 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: STARWISE

Al Gore is THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORRRRRRRLD!

But we already knew that....


65 posted on 03/30/2012 10:02:24 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: STARWISE

LOL love good news.


66 posted on 03/30/2012 10:35:13 PM PDT by Katarina ( Only RINO's left to vote for. God help us all. Glad I got to vote for Perry! God bless Rush!)
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To: smoothsailing; STARWISE; All
>> 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!
<<

Ha! Yep, I never thought I'd say this, but I'm rooting for Keith Olbermann too. I LOVE it when leftists eat their own! I don't know why some freepers were falling over themselves to cry foul when Larry Summer when he got driven out by his fellow liberals as President of Harvard University. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

Where shall we start with exposing Al Gore's ethics, Mr. Olbermann? Perhaps you could revisit your attitude on the 2000 election and Al Gore suing to throw out overseas military ballots. Rush ought to invite Olbermann on to do special "exposing Al Gore" segments. I wouldn't mind if that dirtbag liberal got paid for it as long as he spent every minute on the airwaves attacking another dirtbag liberal!

67 posted on 03/30/2012 10:41:29 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: STARWISE

He’ll end up on ESPN... bank on it.


68 posted on 03/30/2012 10:57:35 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: GeronL

The left has so many freaking channels including Current and Democracy Now! and yet not one rich Conservative has lined up to launch a network? Ridiculous. I know the Right Network began about 2 years ago but mostly online and mobile and they launched with a bunch of hype too...but never went to Satellite or Cable.


69 posted on 03/30/2012 10:57:46 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

[ The left has so many freaking channels including Current and Democracy Now! and yet not one rich Conservative has lined up to launch a network? Ridiculous. I know the Right Network began about 2 years ago but mostly online and mobile and they launched with a bunch of hype too...but never went to Satellite or Cable. ]

Heck i think GBTV gets more viewers than both current and Dem now combined!


70 posted on 03/30/2012 11:21:27 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: STARWISE
Keith Olbermann, failed comedian, twice failed hosting a TV show.

Rosie O'Donnell, failed comedian, twice failed hosting a TV show. Both, far left dingbats.

Rush Limbaugh, going strong, gaining sponsors, gaining new Ditto Heads. LOL Life is good.

71 posted on 03/30/2012 11:31:46 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: STARWISE

It took Algore many months to figure out that 0lbermann is stark raving mad. There wasn’t much to set them apart. lol


72 posted on 03/30/2012 11:46:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: STARWISE

Liberal reaction:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101486690


73 posted on 03/30/2012 11:51:56 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N89LGhm-Ztc))
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To: STARWISE

ROTFLMAOGFB!!

(rolling on the floor laughing my ass off gasping for breath)

It’s doomed to failure but I would love to see Current TV drain ManBearPig’s bank account down to zero.


74 posted on 03/31/2012 12:12:27 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: riverdog

Welcome “home” riverdog!! We (FR) will need “all hands on deck” (as FR owner Jim Robinson says) between now and Nov 6th, 2012.

Good to have you posting again!!


75 posted on 03/31/2012 12:26:21 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Pinkbell

Oh, geez, I clicked on that. I need a shower now. A really, really hot shower with a bar of lye soap. Those people are effed up.


76 posted on 03/31/2012 1:01:21 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: smoothsailing

You wouldn’t say to heck with Hyatt if you were from Ohio. He’s a former sleazy trial lawyer who is the son-in-law of the late former Senator Howard Metzenbaum.


77 posted on 03/31/2012 1:20:52 AM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: STARWISE

A funny post over at NRO:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/294960/why-cant-olbermann-find-happiness-iwhyi-why-daniel-foster

**snip**

“.......We don’t yet know the details of the dispute that led to Olbermann’s apparent ouster barely more than forty weeks into his five-year, $50 million contract, though the Times says Current cut him loose for failing to honor the terms of his contract. But, seriously, what kind of awful luck does he have that he keeps running into these unreasonable, unprofessional, two-timing, back-stabbing television executives? I mean, network after network after network, the same kind of low-down, no-good greedy fatcats who wouldn’t know a visionary news commentator if it bit them on theass. Why can’t Keith just meet one nice network head who loves him for him, who understands what a precious little snowflake he is?

One day, Olby, I don’t know when, but you’re gonna get to that place where you really wanna go. And you’ll walk in the sun. Til then, tramps like you, baby you were born to run.”


78 posted on 03/31/2012 1:39:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: STARWISE
"values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty . . . are no longer reflected in our relationship"

Is this a firing or the divorce?


79 posted on 03/31/2012 2:02:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: matt04

You can only pick it up with a bent coat-hanger.


80 posted on 03/31/2012 2:06:38 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: SunkenCiv

Good.....but I sure hope he doesn’t go back to sports broadcasting.


81 posted on 03/31/2012 2:08:55 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Dick Vomer
"He’ll end up on ESPN... bank on it."

Not now that he's counter-sued. As long as he's radioactive the Mothership won't take his calls. He'll have to go the Beck route.

82 posted on 03/31/2012 3:28:14 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: STARWISE

“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.”

LOL—Perhaps they should try for chrissy mathews next.


83 posted on 03/31/2012 3:48:42 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: STARWISE

84 posted on 03/31/2012 4:44:49 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: STARWISE

}:-)
SCHADENFREUDE


85 posted on 03/31/2012 4:54:25 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Our man in washington

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

OOOk, I’m laughing at that...my fave. Good one.


86 posted on 03/31/2012 5:08:51 AM PDT by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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To: All

My favorite comment:
“People make fun of his huge head, but he had a huge brain that needed a lot of room.”

These people are certifiably insane.


87 posted on 03/31/2012 5:18:45 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: STARWISE

-—joining them was a sincere and well-intentioned gesture on my part-—

Translation form Newsspeak........ they were the only offer I had

The word on the street is that Kieth was upset about not presenting a more balanced story about Global Warming and the real role of CO2 in the process. Gore would not allow a single word to be spoken to the contrary of his established agenda


88 posted on 03/31/2012 5:19:41 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: STARWISE

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.”


That statement gives me a headache.
Otherwise, what did Keith Ubergirl say something about Al Gore’s mother?
Something like, your mother wears boots made from animal leather?


89 posted on 03/31/2012 5:24:02 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: STARWISE

Its all a Grift. Keithy is joining the Obama Campaign full time.

He’s a made man in the liberal fascist Obama camp.


90 posted on 03/31/2012 5:24:26 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: STARWISE

How bad can you get when even Manbearpig dumps you!


91 posted on 03/31/2012 5:33:56 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: STARWISE

I wouldn’t be surprised if its just a ratings gimmick. Now, instead of three loyal veiwer they now have 5.
While keithy Ubergirl gets a big dramatic send off.go
Why would someone announce they are going to sue someone rather than go ahead and sue them? Sounds kind of phoney?
Seriously, maybe it was staged for maximum attention grabbing?
Most Lib/prog/commies are self interested calculating manipulative self-delusional liers.
Makes it difficult to know when they are actually telling the truth.


92 posted on 03/31/2012 5:45:50 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: STARWISE

Now,he can concentrate on his gender identity issues.


93 posted on 03/31/2012 5:50:48 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: STARWISE

Meanwhile, Rush’s ratings are through the roof.


94 posted on 03/31/2012 5:53:33 AM PDT by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: BillyBoy

It ain’t gonna happen. The issue was his not doing shows, too much time off. I’d be surprised if they don’t have the shows archived and can show in court his absences. He doesn’t have a chance and he knows it. His talk about court is all bluster and nothing more.


95 posted on 03/31/2012 6:25:49 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: matt04

I get it on directv. Its a couple channels between Fox and msnbc


96 posted on 03/31/2012 6:51:56 AM PDT by nixonsnose (Let's see all you lawyers argue your way out of hell.)
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To: STARWISE

Keith O might be a good fit for Fox News, seriously!! They have been moving to the left for some time now, he could be on Special Report, I mean they have a regular guy there now from NY Times.

Roger O did say they would be moving away from Beck and Palin. I found it insulting at the time that he lumped Beck in with the wonderful Sarah Palin, so Keith O would be a very good fit


97 posted on 03/31/2012 7:10:22 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Pinkbell
This is an interesting post...

Star Member Hissyspit

162. And Rachel did hardly ANY coverage of Occupy Wall Street while Keith did pretty much the BEST.

It's not really a valid comparison. They are different people and do different things. They are both needed, and as the poster you are addressing pointed out, we really don't know the whole story here. But why exactly does Olbermann, after all he's done, need to be kicked to the curb so quickly by so many here on this site?

HowardKurtz ‏ @HowardKurtz Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
Plot thickens: Hearing allegation that Olbermann switched car co's and vendors because Current didn't pay the bills. Much more will come out

I wouldn't be surprised if Current's ability to pay its bills played some role in this. Anyone know what Spitzer's contract figure is?

98 posted on 03/31/2012 8:15:39 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: monkapotamus

Hey Monk I remember Keith when he was on KTLA and KCBS back in da day here in SO CAL he has temper then and now I not suprise I have feeling this guy may be manic depressive or bi polar he go off on anybody who doesn’t agree with him he need maybe 20 year of therapy


99 posted on 03/31/2012 8:36:07 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: monkapotamus

Hey Monk I remember Keith when he was on KTLA and KCBS back in da day here in SO CAL he has temper then and now I not suprise I have feeling this guy may be manic depressive or bi polar he go off on anybody who doesn’t agree with him he need maybe 20 year of therapy


100 posted on 03/31/2012 8:36:16 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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