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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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Metrosexual purse fight

LOL!


2 posted on 04/01/2012 9:01:55 AM PDT by samtheman
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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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Bush’s fault?


4 posted on 04/01/2012 9:06:14 AM PDT by JmyBryan
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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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I see, there fixed it


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