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  • TV host Olbermann apologized to Clinton for Lewinsky coverage

    10/11/2014 7:00:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/10/14
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Keith Olbermann, a liberal television host whose MSNBC show focused in 1998 on President Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, once apologized to Clinton for his coverage, according to documents released on Friday. Olbermann sought the president's forgiveness for "whatever part I may have played in perpetuating this ceaseless coverage," according to a White House email describing his apology. The email was included in a new batch of previously unreleased Clinton administration documents that was made public by the Clinton Presidential Library.
  • Keith Olbermann Calls on ESPN to Ban 'Redskins'

    08/24/2014 5:21:01 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 60 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Breitbart News
    On his Friday program, Keith Olbermann called on ESPN to "officially" ban the use of "Redskins." Citing Greg Gumbel, Tom Jackson, Peter King, Phil Simms, Mike Caray, Tony Dungy and others who have expressed concerns about using the team's name, Olbermann said that ESPN is the "conduit of sports" in the country while also being "loathe to be the news." Olbermann said that list of the words he and his colleagues cannot say on the air is "justifiably long" and "way less offensive than the name of the Washington team." He said he personally felt that "it is time for...
  • Ten questions for Keith Olbermann

    05/07/2014 8:28:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Australian ^ | May 5, 2014 | Michael Bodey
    HAVE you or Dan Patrick ever apologised for the years of lame sports-presenting imitators you set upon the world? For nearly 20 years Iíve acknowledged that if any of the worldís major religions are correct, Iíll be going not (necessarily) to hell, but I will be going to purgatory. Some bureaucrat will ask me if I had ever considered the implications of opening that particular Pandoraís box, and then heíll tell me to go over and sit on the bench and think about what I did for a few thousand years. Iím hoping I can get a seat near the...
  • Enraged Viewers Flee As MSNBC Plunges to Lowest Ratings Since 2007 ("Too Republican")

    04/30/2014 5:18:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | April 30, 2014 | Jason Easley
    MSNBC has screwed things up so badly with their viewers that the network now has its lowest ratings since October 2007. According to TVNewser: Compared to the same month last year, MSNBC was down -12% in total viewers and -19% in A25-54 viewers in total day. In primetime, the network was down -10% and -26%, respectively. ďMorning JoeĒ slipped to third among the cable news morning shows in April, delivering its lowest-rated month in total viewers since December 2009. All three of MSNBCís primetime shows were down across the board compared to April 2013: ďAll In with Chris HayesĒ was...
  • Sarah Palin Blasts Hollywood Stars as 'Full of Hate' at Movie Premiere

    06/29/2011 6:25:54 AM PDT · by radioone · 47 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6-28-11 | Paul Bond
    <p>The first 10 minutes of "The Undefeated" doc features entertainers using vulgar language aimed at Palin, who told THR it was the first time she'd seen most of it: "It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, What's your problem?"</p>
  • ESPN's Keith Olbermann argues with 13-year-old girl on Twitter

    01/16/2014 5:48:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | January 16, 2014
    Keith Olbermann of ESPN recently named former Flyer and current Vancouver Canuck Tom Sestito the "World's Worst Person In Sports," which is a reoccurring segment on his talk show "Olbermann." Sestito jokingly thanked Olbermann for the recognition on Twitter.
  • [VANITY] Bob Costas is a moron

    10/13/2013 7:08:40 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 83 replies
    2013-OCT-13 | Self
    His leftist, politically-correct commentary during Sunday Night Football's halftime confirms his idiocy. He concluded that the name "Redskins" is offensive. No. It's not.NBC's removal of Keith Olbermann from SNF was not enough. Costas now must go.
  • Keith Olbermann returns to ESPN - but forbidden to talk politics

    07/17/2013 7:15:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/17/2013 | Rick Moran
    Keith Olbermann, late of current TV, late of MSNBC, late of CNN - well, you get the picture. Keith can't hold a job because he's got a big mouth and no sense. That combination fits perfectly on ESPN. Olbermann will make his return to television at the network where he first made a name for himself. Paired with Dan Patrick in the 1990's to anchor ESPN's signature broadcast, "Sportscenter," Olbermann's snarky cynicism about professional sports and athletes was a breath of fresh air from the usual fare of hero worship and highlight reels offered by local news outlets. Olbermann willl...
  • He's Back: Keith Olbermann Returning to Cable TV in October

    06/06/2013 2:55:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 6, 2013 | Randy Hall
    Like a zombie that just won't stay dead, pretentious left-wing talking head Keith Olbermann has somehow managed to find a way to befoul Americans' living rooms once more. Thankfully, unless you are a baseball junkie, you won't have to witness his bloviations since Olbermann is scheduled to serve as a host for the Turner Broadcasting System's coverage of post-season Major League Baseball playoff games. The move is a logical one for Olbermann, who began his television career as a sportscaster for almost 20 years before venting his venom on politics for the liberal MSNBC and Current TV channels. According to...
  • 20 Nasty, Weird and Sexist Liberal Cracks About Women

    04/23/2013 1:29:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2013 | John Hawkins
    1) "(Palin) did a disservice to every woman in America. She knew from the first month of pregnancy that kid was going to be Downís Syndrome. Itís brain dead. A virtual vegetable. She carries it to all these different political events against abortion, she did it just because she didnít want to say sheíd had an abortion. How long is it going to live? Another 12, 15 years? Doesnít even know itís in this world. So what kind of compassionate conservative is she? I donít think anybody will want her near the White House." -- Larry Flynt 2) "You...
  • Catching A Buzz: Melissa Harris-Perry Grabs Olbermannís Baton, Makes Waves For MSNBC

    04/11/2013 4:47:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 10. 2013 | Joe Concha
    ďJust get buzzÖĒ Thatís what a former MSNBC anchor recently told me is the primary objective of network President Phil Griffin. Create some noise, get some free pressógood or badódoesnít matter. Itís all about drawing people to a place they otherwise wouldnít visit. In the words of James Earl Jones, ďOhÖpeople will come, Ray. People will most definitely come. ď When it came to getting buzz, no one did it better for MSNBC than Keith Olbermann. Sure, half the country held him in the same contempt normally reserved for a Bernie Madoff or Casey Anthony. But he got his name...
  • Mika Admits: Under Bush, Drone Strike Memo Would Have Caused 'Huge Controversy'

    02/05/2013 4:51:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Unusual candor from Mika Brzezinski and Harold Ford, Jr. on the double standard that exists for Republicans and Democrats. Discussing on today's Morning Joe the Obama administration memo that has been uncovered authorizing the use of drone strikes to kill U.S. citizens abroad, Mika admitted that there would have been a "huge controversy" if such a memo had surfaced during the Bush administration. Ford said that "Democrats have to think now about how they conducted themselves and the questions they raised about Bush administration tactics." Joe Scarborough flatly declared that had the policy come to light under Bush, it would...
  • Michelle Obama & Madonna Among GQ's 'Least Influential People Of 2012'

    11/28/2012 10:00:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 28, 2012 | Aly Weisman
    GQ magazine has just announced their list of "The Least Influential People of 2012" ó "a collection of people so uninspiring that we should round them all up and stick them on an iceberg." While some, like Hulk Hogan (#24), may be obvious picks, others such as Michelle Obama's exile to the iceberg came as a bit of a surprise. Below are GQ's top 15 picks, along with an explanatory line of their biting commentary: 15. Bobby Valentine: "a man whose greatest accomplishment in baseball remains wearing a fake-mustache disguise to sneak back into the dugout after getting ejected from...
  • Keith Olbermann Casts A Wide Net In Job Search

    10/25/2012 7:27:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/25/12 | Jeff Bercovici
    Think Keith Olbermann has burned his last bridge in the television business? He doesnít think so.Seven months after he got dismissed by Current TV, the temperamental host is aggressively job-shopping, and heís not being too picky about it.In recent weeks, Olbermann has reached out to executives at a slew of different networks to communicate his desire for a new on-air role, according to people with knowledge of those conversations. Those include both cable outlets and at least one broadcast network.He has expressed interest in taking over as anchor of existing shows and in starting a new show. Indeed, several of...
  • Planet Olbermann to Earth: Israel Is the Source Of Everything Wrong In the Middle East

    06/03/2010 11:05:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 534+ views
    big journalism ^ | 6/3/10 | Kevin L. Martin
    Last night I took a sickening trip into the Alternative Progressive Universe that is MSNBC and settled in to the orbit of Planet Olbermann with its toxic and hate-filled atmosphere. If you ever have the chance to visit Planet Olbermann on any given night, you have to suspend all rational thoughts or beliefs on this mostly dead planet. Olbermann sought to boost his argument that Israelís boarding of a so-called Peace Flotilla was somehow illegal and to support this, he brought on a satellite (Carter-Era Ambassador), Edward Peck. In falling within the gravitational pull of Planet Olbermann, Peck said that...
  • (Video)John Gibson Compares Osama Bin Laden-Keith Olbermann Talking Points

    09/08/2007 12:46:59 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 9 replies · 646+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 8 Sep 07 | Jay777
    Quite true and scary!
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - The Dead Baby Media

    06/02/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, June 01, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    THE DEAD BABY MEDIA If the text on that one is too small for you, it's a CNN piece headlined, "Why the Syrian regime is killing babies." There's not much to add to that. The Syrian regime may be killing babies, but CNN killed journalism. With some help from the New York Times, the Washington Post and the BBC. Anyone who has spent time in the Middle East knows quite well that parading around dead bodies is part of the Muslim ceremony of rallying for the next attack. These aren't funerals, these are corpse parades and the corpses are often...
  • Keith Olbermann not happy with Jimmy Kimmelís dinner jokes

    05/11/2012 6:52:29 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Monday, April 30, 2012
    KEITH OLBERMANN wasnít pleased with Jimmy Kimmelís jokes at the White House Correspondentsí Dinner. Kimmel repeatedly ragged on the former ďCurrent TVĒ star, saying ďKeith Olbermann burned more bridges than the Arsonist of Madison County,Ē and ďIíd like everyone to look under your seats. Under each one you will find a copy of Keith Olbermannís resume,Ē the Hollywood Reporter writes. Keith, who was recently booted from ďCurrent,Ē claims the jokes are revenge for turning down an appearance on Kimmel the week before. ďIím not complaining about the Kimmel jokes ó Iím fair game. Iím complaining about the revenge element. It...
  • Ailes On Olbermann's Future: It'll Be A Pet Show In St. Louis Or Something

    04/12/2012 6:05:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/12/2012
    Roger Ailes: "You talk about burning bridges. This guy really burns Ďem. Now, I feel sorry for anybody whoís out of work, so I donít want to trash him or say anything negative about him. He was great at sports, I thought. And everybody has some redeeming quality, so people find a job again. But itíll be, you know. A pet show in St. Louis, or something."
  • Keith Olbermann Files Lawsuit Against Current TV (Read the Complaint)

    04/05/2012 3:53:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 5, 2012 | Matthew Belloni
    The war of words between Keith Olbermann and Current TV is now officially a legal battle, with the fired anchor filing a lawsuit Thursday accusing his former employer of breach of contract, sabotage and disparagement, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Read the full complaint here. According to the 43-page, eight-count complaint, filed Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles Superior Court by attorney Patty Glaser of LA's Glaser Weil firm, Olbermann was terminated without cause a year into his five-year, $50 million contract with the left-leaning TV network. He claims he is owed between $50 million and $70 million in damages based...
  • Keith Olbermann Sues Current TV

    04/05/2012 2:32:03 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | 4/5/2012 | TMZ STAFF
    Keith Olbermann has just sued Current TV for firing him ... TMZ has learned. Keith filed the lawsuit moments ago in L.A. County Superior Court -- claiming he was wrongfully terminated from the network last Friday. Olbermann is reportedly suing for breach of contract, sabotage and disparagement. Sources tell TMZ, the lawsuit contains a reference to an email from Current TV President David Bohrman, in which Bohrman admits "the 33rd street studio [where Keith's show was filmed] is never going to be a professional facility. We are paying for a Porsche [the studio] and getting a Yugo [a notoriously crappy...
  • Keith needed 'Diva' limos e-mails reveal

    04/04/2012 5:48:27 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies
    .nypost.com ^ | 4/04/12 | By MARC BERMAN
    Keith raised Ďstinkí E-mails bare ĎDivaí chauffeur shuffleBy MARC BERMAN Liberal bloviator Keith Olbermann spent his last days at Current TV driving colleagues nuts with rants about ďsmellyíí drivers who had the audacity to talk to him, according to startling e-mails obtained by The Post. ďThe problem is with him . . . the man who professes to be for the 99% doesnít want any of the 99% talking to him or being near him,Ē an accounting executive complained in one of the missives. An assistant, who had just about maxed out her corporate card in a desperate attempt to...
  • Keith Olbermann on Current TV Dismissal: "I Screwed Up" [barf alert!]

    04/03/2012 10:23:08 PM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies
    eonline.com ^ | 4/3/12 | Bruna Nessif
    This is an interesting side to Keith Olbermann. The former Countdown host admitted that he "screwed up" when it came to his dismissal from Current TV while on The Late Show With David Letterman. "I screwed up really big on this. Let's just start there. I thought we could do this. It's my fault that it didn't succeed in the sense that I didn't think the whole thing through," he said. "I didn't say, 'You know, if you buy a $10 million chandelier, you should have a house to put it in. Just walking around with a $10 million chandelier...
  • Send Keith Olbermann to Hunger Games

    04/02/2012 9:01:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | 04/02/2012 | Mark Judge
    Why can't we have a hunger games for journalists? We'll take about 20 members of the fourth estate, drop them in the Blue Ridge mountains, and let them fight until death. Winner keeps his job. For an industry that is in a financial free fall, journalism is stupefyingly reluctant to trim the fat. Katie Couric, the narcissistic teenager who never grew up, bombed as anchor of the CBS Evening News. She never had much talent and is well over the hump age-wise. So naturally, she has been offered a guest spot on "Good Morning America." Keith Olbermann was just canned...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-01-12 (Olbermann hired by Fox News, DUmmies torn)

    04/01/2012 8:26:29 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 45 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies | April 1, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    No, I'm kidding. April Fools. Keefie is still fired. Oh, haven't you heard? Keith Olbermann was fired AGAIN, this time by Current TV, Algore's little network that nobody watches. And Keef now is vowing to take Algore to court. And so I'm NOT kidding about the DUmmies being torn. I mean, Olbie vs. Algore? What's a progressive to do? Multiple threads on this at the DUmp, more people commenting than probably watched his show. We'll start with this THREAD, "Gored: Olbermann Out at Current," and take it from there. So let us keep Current with KO and his fans...
  • Keith Olbermann Complained To Current TV That Car Service Drivers ĎSmelled, Talked To Himí

    03/31/2012 1:06:52 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 61 replies
    Mediate ^ | 3/31/12 | Tommy Christopher
    On the heels of Countdown host Keith OlbermannĎs firing from Current TV, the network and sources close to it have been quick to buttress their case for the dismissal with details of the temperamental starís antics. One such source tells Mediaite, among other things, that Olbermann went through 8 different car services (he doesnít drive), and complained to the network that some of the drivers ďsmelled,Ē and ďtalked to him,Ē the latter detail echoing a leak that once dogged then-Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. Earlier, Howard Kurtz tweeted that he was ďHearing allegation that Olbermann switched car coís and vendors...
  • Keith Olbermann Threatens Suit Over Current TV Firing (Keith vs. Al purse fight)

    03/31/2012 12:50:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    ABC Yahoo ^ | 3/31/12 | Alyssa Newcomb
    Keith Olbermann has threatened to sue Current TV after the controversial host was fired from his primetime slot less than a year after he joined the network. Former Vice President Al Gore, the co-founder of Current TV, said in a statement that the network was founded on "values of respect, openness, collegiality and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann."
  • Keith Olbermann Complained To Current That Car Service Drivers ĎSmelled, Talked To Himí

    03/31/2012 3:10:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/31/12 | Tommy Christopher
    On the heels of Countdown host Keith OlbermannĎs firing from Current TV, the network and sources close to it have been quick to buttress their case for the dismissal with details of the temperamental starís antics. One such source tells Mediaite, among other things, that Olbermann went through 8 different car services (he doesnít drive), and complained to the network that some of the drivers ďsmelled,Ē and ďtalked to him,Ē -snip- Olbermann plans to counter Currentís PR offensive with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday
  • Current TV fires Keith Olbermann, announces that Eliot Spitzer will join its lineup

    03/31/2012 12:15:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Current TV, the progressive cable network founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, announced minutes ago that it has fired Keith Olbermann, its best-known personality and chief news officer. As is often the case when media companies decide to part ways with a host, Olbermannís dismissal is effective immediately Ė he wonít be given a chance to sign off or host a farewell show. Currentís cofounders published a letter to viewers announcing their decision. To the Viewers of Current: We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic...
  • Keith Olbermann Gets Fired by Current TV, Goes Ballistic

    03/30/2012 7:47:37 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 120 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3-30-12 | Frederick E. Allen
    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 ďthe 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.Ē 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...
  • Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    03/30/2012 2:04:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    NYT ^ | March 30, 2012 | Stelter
    Current TV said Friday afternoon that it had terminated the contract of its lead anchor Keith Olbermann, scarcely one year after he was hired to reboot the channel in his progressive political image. In a letter to viewers, the channel said Friday, ďWe created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive outlet. †We are more committed to those goals today than ever before. Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. † Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected...
  • Current TV fires commentator Olbermann

    03/30/2012 4:29:28 PM PDT · by mykroar · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/30/2012 | Jill Serjeant
    Television commentator Keith Olbermann has been fired by Current TV, the network's founders said on Friday, after just a year with the network.The founders of the public affairs TV channel, former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore and his business partner Joel Hyatt, announced Olbermann's departure in an open letter. "Current was ... founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it," they said.
  • Olbermann's Full Statement On Dismissal From Current TV

    03/30/2012 3:00:40 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 70 replies
    TPM ^ | 3/30/2012 | The voices in Keith Olbermann's head
    Keith Olbermann released the following statement on his termination from Current TV: I'd like to apologize to my viewers and my staff for the failure of Current TV. Editorially, Countdown had never been better. But for more than a year I have been imploring Al Gore and Joel Hyatt to resolve our issues internally, while I've been not publicizing my complaints, and keeping the show alive for the sake of its loyal viewers and even more loyal staff. Nevertheless, Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt, instead of abiding by their promises and obligations and investing in a quality news program, finally...
  • The left loses a piece of its soul

    03/10/2012 7:40:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Vallejo Times Herald ^ | March 10, 2012 | Jack F.K. Bungart
    On paper, it was a great week for the left. On paper, Rush Limbaugh swallowed hard and finally did get that piece of humble pie to go down. On paper -- and HBO -- the cool kids, it turns out, aren't finished piling on Sarah Palin. On paper, Newt Gingrich is still in love with the sound of his own voice, Rick Santorum still sees delegate math as one of those things only college snobs care about, Ron Paul is still the crazy uncle you left up in the attic, and what's left of a torn and tattered Mitt Romney...
  • Current says Keith Olbermann refused to anchor Iowa caucus coverage

    01/04/2012 4:21:56 PM PST · by presidio9 · 12 replies
    The Cutline ^ | January 4, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Analyses of Tuesday's Iowa caucuses are the top of most news sites right now--including Current TV's homepage, which features images of Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich above a video featuring former U.S. vice president and Current co-founder Al Gore breaking down the results. One image conspicuously absent from the page: Keith Olbermann. Olbermann, the host of Current's "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" and listed on the masthead as the network's chief news officer, was supposed to be on air Tuesday night, assuring a concerned Twitter follower earlier in the day that he was "headed into the office now in...
  • An Election Year Dawns Without Keith Olbermann (Current drops him from IA coverage)

    12/29/2011 2:49:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | December 29, 2011 | BRIAN STELTER
    Keith Olbermann, who came to Current TV this year to remake the channel and compete against his old home, MSNBC, is sitting out the biggest political nights of the season. Despite being the biggest star on the fledging channel, Mr. Olbermann is not scheduled to anchor Currentís coverage of the Iowa caucus or the New Hampshire primary in January. Instead, Currentís other prime time anchors, Cenk Uygur and Jennifer Granholm, will be joined by the channelís chairman, the former vice president Al Gore. Mr. Olbermann also was noticeably absent from two special reports that Current produced after Republican debates in...
  • Mika's Newt-Hatred Rant Drives Her To The Brink

    11/21/2011 5:47:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies · 2+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shades of "Special Comment"! In a rant worthy of Keith Olbermann at the height of his Miss Precious Perfect histrionics, Mika Brezinski began today's Morning Joe by tearing into Newt Gingrich for his recent suggestion that Occupy protestors should "get a job, right after you take a bath." It wasn't merely Mika's words: "arrogant, disgusting, sickened." So strongly ran Brzezinski's rage that more than once her voice quavered and she seemed on some sort of emotional brink. View the video here.
  • Granholm: 'I love the Occupy Wall Street movement' [Mega-barf]

    11/15/2011 7:19:24 PM PST · by Numbers Guy · 61 replies
    Current TV ^ | 11/15/11 | Current TV
    Jennifer Granholm, host of "The War Room," says she loves the Occupy movement and discusses what she'd like to see come out of it. She also says she's excited to join Keith Olbermann and Cenk Uygur in their coverage of the protests, which balances the mainstream media's focus on scattered clashes with police and other skirmishes.
  • Garofalo: Herman Cain "Being Paid To Run," Has Stockholm Syndrome"

    08/18/2011 5:24:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Liberal activist and actress Janeane Garofalo appeared on Keith Olbermann's "Countdown" show on the Current TV network Wednesday night. Garofalo went on several rants, one of which included accusing the Tea Party, which she calls a "fundamentalist" movement, of racism. Garofalo also said successful businessman Herman Cain is either being paid to run or is suffering from Stockholm syndrome because he is a "person of color" running as a Republican in the party's presidential primary. "[He's] in this presidential race because he deflects the racism that is inherit in the Republican party, the conservative movement, the Tea Party certainly. [In]...
  • Keith Olbermann: Paid $10 Million to Lose Viewers

    10/19/2011 11:59:24 AM PDT · by CT · 16 replies
    CBS Business Interactive Web Site ^ | October 18, 2011 | Constantine von Hoffman
    Keith Olbermann is not in the witness protection program, but he might as well be. His show on Al Goreís Current TV (Americaís least watched network) has lost nearly a third of its viewers in four months. Pretty impressive result for $10 million a year. Thatís just his salary. Countdown with Keith Olbermann was a major draw when it was on MSNBC. On January 21, the network took a big hit when Olbermann announced on air that that would be his last show for them. Then in June, Current launched Olbermann and Countdown. It was no surprise that Olbermann drew...
  • Keith Olbermann: Paid $10 Million to Lose Viewers [ Free Republic is bigger ]

    10/19/2011 10:06:50 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies
    bnet.com ^ | Oct 19 2011 | bnet.com
    Keith Olbermann is not in the witness protection program, but he might as well be. His show on Al Goreís Current TV (Americaís least watched network) has lost nearly a third of its viewers in four months. Pretty impressive result for $10 million a year. Thatís just his salary. Countdown with Keith Olbermann was a major draw when it was on MSNBC. On January 21, the network took a big hit when Olbermann announced on air that that would be his last show for them. Then in June, Current launched Olbermann and Countdown. It was no surprise that Olbermann drew...
  • DOWN BY HALF: Keith Olbermann Posts Worst Ratings Yet

    09/20/2011 5:23:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/20/11 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Turns out Keith Olbermann's fans may not be willing to follow him to the ends of the earth. Or in this case Current TV. The Daily News reports that Olbermann's show has lost nearly half its viewers since its June Debut. Current doesn't make Olbermann's ratings public (unless the show has a particularly good week as it did in the last week of August), but the NYDN got its hands on some numbers and they're not great.
  • VIDEO: Cross on Elderly: 'Let's Get Rid of Them a Little Sooner'

    08/23/2011 7:24:05 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 21 replies
    So-called comedian David Cross appeared on Current TV's Countdown with Keith Olbermann and refers to a study that claims watching one hour of television shortens your life by 22 minutes (not including commercials). He offers up his novel solution of not having to medically support worthless elderly who are "not contributing anything." This was such a funny joke everyone forgot to laugh...
  • Actor David Cross To Olbermann: TV "Gets Rid" Of Elderly "Not Contributing Anything" (video)

    08/23/2011 4:18:47 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 41 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 23, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Comedian and actor David Cross appeared on Current TV's "Countdown" program Monday evening to promote his upcoming movie and other gigs when the conversation turned to a recent study that watching one hour of television shortens your life by 22 minutes. Cross was being very serious on how this would benefit his pocket because that would mean he would not have to pay for medical care of the elderly who are "not contributing anything." Keith Olbermann, the host of "Countdown," believes this is a Darwinian idea. Transcript below: David Cross: "I don't mind, I like the idea -- or I'm...
  • Cenk Uygur Suggests To Keith Olbermann That MSNBC Trades Honesty For Access

    07/22/2011 7:00:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/22/11 | Colby Hall
    This week Cenk Uygur lost his spot as interim host of the 6pm slot on MSNBC; since then there has been something of a he said/he said surrounding the reasons behind Uygurís departure from the cable news network. Last night, Uygur appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, which now appears on the fledgling Current network, for an interview rife with hidden meanings, subtext, and almost Shakespearean tragic tones. There is a lot to unpack in the following clip, but the core of it centers around the notion of established, mainstream media, and whether or not Uygur was somehow a victim...
  • MSNBC Looking to Make a Change at 6pm

    07/17/2011 1:58:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    TVNewser ^ | July 15, 2011 | Chris Ariens
    Cenk Uygur was thrust onto the MSNBC schedule in January, when Keith Olbermann‚Äės departure set in motion several host changes on the progressive channel‚Äôs lineup. Now TVNewser hears Uygur may be moved out of the 6pm hour, possibly to be replaced by Al Sharpton. When the host changes happened earlier this year, the 6pm hour was simply known as ‚ÄúMSNBC Live,‚ÄĚ a telling sign that MSNBC was trying out Uygur. Sharpton has hosted the 6pm show for the last two weeks. This past week, the hour was second, to Fox News, in A25-54 viewers Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.Insiders tell us...
  • Current TV CEO Not Worried About Keith Olbermannís Ratings Drop (Oberflop Alert)

    07/07/2011 5:57:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/7/11 | Mark Joyella
    As you may have heard once or twice before, itís a marathon, not a sprint (unless, of course, youíre talking about a sprint, then itís a sprint, not a marathon). But we digress. Mark Rosenthal, CEO of Current TV, uses the sports metaphor to express his lack of concern over the second-week ratings drop for Keith Olbermannís Countdown. The show saw its ratings shrink by nearly a third during the week of June 27, averaging 93,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demographic.
  • Keith Olbermann No Longer Speaking To Maddow; Source Claims Making $10 Million At Current

    07/07/2011 10:34:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 7, 2011 | Mark Joyella
    Ex MSNBC host Keith Olbermann has given a revealing interview to The Hollywood Reporter, which includes the amazing tidbit that Olbermannís new job in the cable wilderness of Current TV will pay him ten million dollars a year (with the possibility of banking $100 million over the course of his five year contract)Ėa staggering figure that dwarfs his MSNBC salary (and THR reports that ďCurrent TV disputes the figure but adds it does not ďdisclose confidential, contractual detailsĒ). Olbermann, who discussed his new show and his departure from MSNBC, said he went on the air January 21 without knowing it...
  • Garofalo: Tea Party racist, liberal media 'a myth,' Justice Thomas suffering Stockholm syndrome

    06/24/2011 9:34:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 24, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    This shouldnít come as much of a surprise, but comedienne Janeane Garofalo still has a low regard for the Tea Party movement and all just about all other things conservative. On Current TVís Thursday broadcast of ďCountdown with Keith OlbermannĒ during the ďWeb extraĒ segment, Garofalo admitted she wasnít happy there were those that despised her for her 2009 remarks declaring the Tea Party ďa bunch of teabagging rednecks,Ē but she stood by them. ďI do not enjoy when people donít like me,Ē Garofalo said. ďI would prefer to be well liked in any and all situations. And I also...
  • Bizarre Olbermann Fashion Statement - What is he wearing?!

    05/25/2011 11:37:42 AM PDT · by JedEckert2000 · 58 replies
    www.jedeckert.com ^ | May 25, 2011 | JedEckert2000
    Take a look at this video of Olbermann waddling around Yankee Stadium over the weekend. What is he wearing?! Is that a duster or a lab coat or maybe a butcher's smock?When is the last time you saw one of those - other than the bad guys in Pale Rider? And what does he have underneath that ridiculous jacket? Did he steal 25 sweatshirts from the Yankee store and is trying to smuggle them out?