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  • Keith Olbersturmfuhrermann: Waaaah!!! The Media Is Going Too Easy On Trump!

    06/02/2016 8:14:10 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 36 replies
    The Internet | June 1, 2016 | Keith Olbermann
    Keith Olbermann: Donald Trump is winning because the media has failed the American people Salon - WEDNESDAY, JUN 1, 2016 10:24 AM EDT Goes Too Easy on Donald Trump (Guest Column) The Hollywood Reporter - June 1, 2016 Olbermann chides the press for giving Trump a pass Poynter - June 1, 2016 Olbermann: Media going easy on Trump Townhall - june 1, 2016
  • Keith Olbermann: ISIS Nuke Threat Is ‘Theoretical,’ But Trump Danger Is Scary

    03/25/2016 12:56:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | March 25, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Far-left host Keith Olbermann appeared on The View, Friday, to warn that while the threat of a nuclear ISIS is “theoretical,” the danger of Donald Trump becoming President is a “distinct” possibility. Olbermann wondered aloud, “Somebody said the other day...’What would happen if ISIS got nukes?.... So, I said, ‘What would happen if Donald Trump got nukes?’" Joy Behar mused, “Who would use it first?” Olbermann explained his comparison: “But also, which is the more realistic concern for us at the moment? I mean, the second one is a distinct, visible possibility and the first one is theoretical, but very...
  • Keith Olbermann, ESPN to Part Ways Once Again

    07/08/2015 6:54:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/8/2015 | Marisa Guthrie
    Keith Olbermann is exiting ESPN once again. The television personality, who rejoined the sports network in August 2013, won't be renewing his deal to anchor his ESPN2 program. The news follows a THR report on July 1, noting that ESPN management floated an ultimately unworkable caveat: that Olbermann cease engaging in commentary. "Keith is a tremendous talent who has consistently done timely, entertaining and thought-provoking work since returning to ESPN," the network said in a statement. "While the show’s content was distinctive and extremely high quality, we ultimately made a business decision to move in another direction. We wish Keith...
  • Olbermann Will Boycott NFL Draft, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight Because Of Abuse Charges

    04/26/2015 6:39:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Sports Grid ^ | April 25th, 2015 | Henry McKenna
    ESPN’s Keith Olbermann wants the United States to address its issues with rape and domestic abuse. And whether the sporting world knows it or not, fans are given the opportunity to do just that during the 2015 NFL Draft and the upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight. Jameis Winston is dealing with allegations of sexual assault and Mayweather has five instances of domestic abuse on his criminal record. Yet, Winston is looking like a lock at the No. 1-overall pick, and Mayweather continues to box in the arguably highest profile event in the history of boxing.
  • Olbermann Returns to ESPN After Suspension, Apologizes for ‘Stupid’ Tweets

    03/02/2015 7:22:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies ^ | 03/02/2015 | Josh Feldman
    video Keith Olbermann returned to ESPN tonight after a short suspension for a tweet last week that looked like he was being insensitive to Penn State students who raised millions to fight pediatric cancer.Olbermann likened Twitter to batting practice, where people are so eager to be “one of those screaming baseballs” flinging themselves at something outrageous without looking at the context.But he didn’t excuse himself in all this, saying, “I was not a victim here. I brought this on myself. This is my fault.”Olbermann saw a tweet from a Penn State fan, and didn’t know there was a link...
  • ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann for rest of week after Penn State tweets

    02/25/2015 12:38:45 AM PST · by South40 · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 24 FEB 2015 | Nick Bromberg
    ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann will not anchor his show for the rest of the week after a series of tweets directed at Penn State students. Olbermann, who was most recently critical of Penn State on his ESPN show in January after Joe Paterno's vacated wins were restored, was told on Twitter by a user about the $13 million raised by Penn State students for pediatric cancer. He responded to the tweet with a response of "pitiful." "We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect...
  • ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann over Penn State tweets

    02/24/2015 12:14:26 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 02/24/2015
    ESPN on Tuesday suspended Keith Olbermann for the remainder of the week after he made insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter.According to multiple reports, a Penn State alum tweeted to Olbermann the phrase "We Are!" and a link to an article about students raising more than $13 million to fight pediatric cancer. Olbermann replied "...Pitiful."Penn State students and alum rallied on Twitter and pressed Olbermann, who refused to back down, saying he was referring to Penn State students in general and not the fundraising.On Tuesday, ESPN said in a statement that "it was completely inappropriate and does...
  • ESPN's Keith Olbermann suspended for Penn State tweets

    02/24/2015 11:53:03 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 53 replies
    cbs news ^ | 2-24-15 | Frederick Brown
    "“We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect the views of ESPN. We have discussed it with Keith, who recognizes he was wrong. ESPN and Keith have agreed that he will not host his show for the remainder of this week and will return on Monday.”" "I apologize for the PSU tweets. I was stupid and childish and way less mature than the students there who did such a great fundraising job."

    05/10/2011 4:25:24 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 9 replies
    The Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | May 10, 2011 | Tim Blair
    In 2009, leftoids Keith Olbermann and Jonathan Alter were shocked by Seymour Hersh’s claims that Dick Cheney ran assassination squads using military personnel to take out enemy targets – you know, just like the current President... “There’s a lot more that happened in that Bush administration, directly out of the vice-president’s office, that we don’t know about yet,” warned Alter, adding that once the full details become known, they “will curl our hair.” That last line would carry greater power if Alter weren’t bald. And also a screaming hypocrite. Now that Barack Obama is running an assassination squad – directly...
  • Liberal Icon Keith Olbermann Mocks Joni Ernst for Growing Up Poor

    01/21/2015 1:09:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 1/20/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Liberal icon and current ESPN host Keith Olbermann took to Twitter Wednesday night to callously mock Sen. Joni Ernst for her growing up in a poor working family in Red Oak, Iowa. Ernst spoke of her childhood when she gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: “As a young girl, I plowed the fields of our family farm. I worked construction with my dad. To save for college, I worked the morning biscuit line at Hardees. “We were raised to live simply, not to waste. It was a lesson my mother taught me every...
  • 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 trashing NY Daily News for Robin Williams front page reveals that he’s a hypocrite

    08/14/2014 5:29:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Bob Raissman
    Keith Olbermann is mad as hell at the Daily News for its Wednesday front page featuring the gaunt face of the late Robin Williams, which included the headline “HANGED” and subheads detailing the police report. The current sports Gasbag, and former political gadfly, said as much during a Wednesday rant on his late night ESPN2 show. Boiling his melodramatic soliloquy down to a few words, the front page was too graphic for him. It offended his sensibilities. Read more:
  • Olbermann to Esquire Magazine: 'I’ve Never Fought the Word Genius' Applied to Me

    01/19/2014 10:45:52 AM PST · by mkmensinger · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1-19-14 | Tim Graham
    "On the cover of the latest Esquire magazine is this quote from ESPN host Keith Olbermann: "I’ve never fought the word genius when people have said that about me." In a "What I've Learned interview, Olbermann added, "But what it is is instinct and a set of skills that are working so fast you don’t know they’re working."
  • 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.
  • Olbermann Will Return to ESPN

    08/27/2013 7:35:15 AM PDT · by tom h · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 16, 2013 | JAMES ANDREW MILLER
    <p>ESPN is expected to announce on Wednesday that the former network mainstay Keith Olbermann, who contentiously departed in 1997, will return to host a one-hour, nightly show for ESPN2 later this year, according to three executives with knowledge of the deal but not authorized to speak about it publicly.</p>
  • Report: ESPN Hires Nate Silver to Contribute to 'Olbermann'

    07/20/2013 8:47:39 AM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | July 19, 2013 | Breitbart Sports
    ESPN will reportedly announce next week that it has hired Nate Silver to contribute to Keith Olbermann's new late-night talk show. The numbers-crunching baseball geek gained national fame when he correctly projected the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. The New York Times, which reported the news on Friday, hired Silver, who brought his FiveThirtyEight franchise with him, in 2009.
  • 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...
  • Keith Olbermann looks for a job: The secret emails revealed (Satire)

    05/23/2013 10:48:57 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/23/2013
    After a year off the air, Keith Olbermann has been emailing the heads of various TV networks looking for a job, including Phil Griffin at MSNBC, Emir Al Thani at Al Jazeera and Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe state television. The Daily Caller has obtained these exchanges, and they are reprinted here for the first time, in their entirety, and without comment. * TO: Phil Griffin, MSNBC President * TO: Emir Al Thani of Qatar * TO: Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe
  • Obama & the Lame Stream Press: Lover’s spat or random act of journalism???

    05/21/2013 8:23:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-21-2013 | MOTUS
    Question: When does a Drudge story become a scandal? Answer: When the MSM says so. Question: When does the MSM say so? Answer: 1) When it involves Republicans; and 2) When it’s about them. (SNIP)   No, you shut up! How else to explain the Media’s sudden interest in the Federal Government’s abuse of power? They weren’t the least bit captivated by Fast and Furious (Gun running to Mexican cartels? No story there), Pigford (Massive fraud at USDA? Pass, story’s got no legs), Extortion 17 (Suspicious downing of helicopter filled with Navy Seals? Lunatic rightwing conspiracy theorists!) or Benghazi...
  • Keith Olbermann Wants to Return to ESPN; ESPN Not Interested (Report)

    03/04/2013 10:20:10 AM PST · by bkepley · 37 replies
    The WRAP ^ | 03/04/2013 | Tim Molloy
    Keith Olbermann has burned a lot of bridges, but seems eager to build one back to ESPN. .... "After the dinner, at that point, there was no real appropriate place for Keith to come back, nor did I feel like I was prepared to bring him back," Skipper told the Times.
  • 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 doesn’t think so.Seven months after he got dismissed by Current TV, the temperamental host is aggressively job-shopping, and he’s 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...
  • US Army’s senior neuropsychologist runs Keith Olbermann fan site, takes pot-shots at Republicans

    09/25/2012 11:41:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/25/12 | Jamie Weinstein
    The Army’s senior neuropsychologist also happens to be the long-time administrator of a Keith Olbermann fan site. When retired Lt. Col. Mike Russell isn’t working as the program manger of the Army’s brain testing program, now as a civilian, he’s busy online as the site administer of, which describes the former MSNBC and Current TV host as “The Last Reporter Standing.” A frequent contributor to the site’s Web forum, the main focus of the site, Russell has posted over-the-top political rants against Republicans, criticized the military’s psychiatrists and seemingly tried to recruit fellow online posters for positions on military...
  • Stimulus funds spent to air pro-Obama ads during Olbermann, Maddow shows

    08/21/2012 2:32:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2012 | Jim McElhatton
    The Labor Department paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus funds to a public relations firm to run more than 100 commercials touting the Obama administration’s “green training” job efforts on two popular MSNBC cable shows, records show. The commercials ran on MSNBC on shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in 2009, but the contract didn’t report any jobs created, according to records recently reviewed by The Washington Times. Spending reports under the federal Recovery Act show $495,000 paid to McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC, which the Labor Department hired to raise awareness...
  • Keith Olbermann Reacts to Jimmy Kimmel's White House Correspondent's Dinner Slam

    04/29/2012 1:12:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 29, 2012 | Jane Kellogg
    The ousted Current TV host was not amused by Kimmel's jokes; compares him to Bill O'Reilly. Jimmy Kimmel's half-hour speech at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday evening had a few targets -- Kim Kardashian, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, Lindsay Lohan and Mitt Romney, to name a few -- but it seems not everyone can take a joke.
  • A Lost Keith Olbermann Wanders Aimlessly Around Central Park (PIC)

    04/20/2012 7:28:35 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 91 replies (via page 6) ^ | April 20 | Staff
    Unemployed, perennially confrontational talking head Keith Olbermann aimlessly wandered around Central Park South earlier this week, seemingly looking for a friend or a purpose. Our spies snapped unflattering pictures of Olbermann decked out in a giant red pullover and clownishly baggy jeans as he strolled 59th Street near Seventh Avenue, smelling the roses — or, in this case, the horse manure, allergens and aromas from a nearby food cart.
  • Keith Olbermann On ABC’s This Week Roundtable This Sunday

    04/20/2012 9:31:54 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 4/19/12 | Meenal Vamburkar
    Keith Olbermann will be part of the roundtable on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos this Sunday. Joining Olbermann are George Will, Donna Brazile, Matt Dowd and Peggy Noonan. Olbermann recently chatted with David Letterman about his split with Current TV (and how he’s a fancy chandelier) — and
  • 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 ^ | 4/12/2012
    Roger Ailes: "You talk about burning bridges. This guy really burns ‘em. Now, I feel sorry for anybody who’s out of work, so I don’t 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 it’ll be, you know. A pet show in St. Louis, or something."
  • 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 “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...
  • Obamas, Bidens & Olbermann Dance the Easter Bunny Hop

    04/09/2012 9:09:07 AM PDT · by MOTUS
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-9-2012 | MOTUS
    ...Sheeze, just because Barbra Streisand isn’t going to sing at our fund raiser next month doesn’t mean that none of the A-listers have to show up any more, does it? We had some real pros helping us produce this video: the GSA prize winning video production team, unexpectedly made available to us last week after being shut down due to a bad rap. Anyway, I thought you might enjoy previewing the preview. Participating in the Bunny Hop this year, in addition to our in-house cotton tails, are Joey and Dr. Jill, as well as another real familiar face (also unexpectedly...
  • All About Keith: Two-Faced Keith Olbermann Trashes Cenk Uygur In Lawsuit

    POPCORN TIME: The fallout from Current TV’s firing of Countdown host Keith Olbermann was bound to get ugly, but one particular section of Olbermann’s lawsuit against Current is particularly unfortunate. In the suit, Olbermann trashes longtime booster Cenk Uygur, alleging that he opposed hiring The Young Turks‘ host, and then refused to promote TYT because “It Was Demonstrably Substandard.” The numbers, and even the former Countdown host’s own words, tell a different story.
  • Keith Olbermann 'arrogant,' 'immature,' Current court filing says

    04/06/2012 3:21:46 PM PDT · by South40 · 59 replies
    LATimes ^ | 4/6/2012
    Al Gore's Current TV is blasting back at fired host Keith Olbermann. ((snip)) "[H]e arrogantly and falsely calls 'cheap' the company that has paid him the highest compensation he had ever received in his career, provided him the largest staff of any program he had ever anchored, given him the largest studio and custom-designed set on which he had ever worked, and paid over $50,000 in an eight-month period to eight different limousine companies because none of the previous seven were able to meet his patrician standards for how to drive him around New York City," the papers say.
  • Keith Olbermann In Current TV’s Cross-Complaint: ‘Can You Assassinate Him Please?’

    POPCORN TIME II: In response to an email from a Current employee about complications related to Michael Moore’s appearance on “Countdown,” Mr. Olbermann wrote to Joel Hyatt: “Give me a name so I know which of them to kill with my bare hands.” In response to learning that a photograph of “Countdown’s” original set was disclosed to the press by the set designer, Mr. Olbermann wrote to Mr. Hyatt of the person who leaked the picture: “Can you assassinate him please?” When asked by Current’s President David Bohrman about the purchase of a $5,300 desk for “Countdown,” which was not...
  • Keith Olbermann on Current TV Dismissal: "I Screwed Up" [barf alert!]

    04/03/2012 10:23:08 PM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies ^ | 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...
  • 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.
  • Keith needed 'Diva' limos e-mails reveal

    04/04/2012 5:48:27 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies ^ | 4/04/12 | By MARC BERMAN
    Keith raised ‘stink’ E-mails bare ‘Diva’ chauffeur shuffleBy MARC BERMAN Liberal bloviator Keith Olbermann spent his last days at Current TV driving colleagues nuts with rants about “smelly’’ drivers who had the audacity to talk to him, according to startling e-mails obtained by The Post. “The problem is with him . . . the man who professes to be for the 99% doesn’t want any of the 99% talking to him or being near him,” 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...
  • Content Warning: S.E. Cupp Has a Very ‘Special Comment’ for Keith Olbermann (Unbleeped Version!)

    04/03/2012 9:20:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/3/12 | Scott Baker
    S.E. Cupp is a pretty chipper person. I’m not sure if that assessment helps her or not. I don’t know her that well. We went to lunch once. I’ve done a bunch of GBTV shows with her. That’s it. So, I don’t pretend to be the last word on all things Cupp. But I can say that she seems to be in a relentlessly good mood. She zips around. She quips. She sings. Still, you always know that there is that side of S.E. Cupp that loves to go to the shooting range. Maybe that’s where she empties the dark...
  • March Started with the Left Trying to Fire Me... and It Ended with Algore Firing Keith Olbermann

    04/02/2012 10:45:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | 4/2/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is the first broadcast week in April. Let's go back a month. The month of March in the United States opened with the left convinced that they were finally going to drive me off the air once and for all. By the end of the month I'm still on the air with a higher audience, seven new advertisers to replace the five -- actually, less than five, that abandoned us and hurt themselves. And in that month Al Gore as fired Keith Olbermann, thrown him off the air and replaced him with Client No. 9. Eliot...
  • 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...
  • Olbermann's Ouster (video)

    04/01/2012 12:50:19 PM PDT · by SquarePants · 8 replies
    Liberty Minute ^ | 01 Apr 2012 | PG
    or, How to Ruin Your Career by Being a Hysterical, Preachy Jackass...
  • Keith Olbermann: Current Won't Pay $50 Million Deal, Cites Breach, Sabotage, Disparagement

    04/01/2012 3:39:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 30, 2012 | Marisa Guthrie
    Keith Olbermann was informed Thursday morning that Current was terminating its five-year, $50 million contract with its star anchor. The network sent an e-mail to Olbermann’s agent, Nick Khan at ICM, on Thursday morning stating that Olbermann was being let go for “material, serial breach of contract” and informed him that Eliot Spitzer would take Countdown’s 8 p.m. time slot effective immediately. (Spitzer will keep Olbermann’s staff and film his show, Viewpoint, out of the same Manhattan studio.) According to knowledgeable sources, the issues were Olbermann’s repeated unauthorized absences as well as “sabotaging the network” and “attacking Current and...
  • Keith Olbermann Complained To Current TV That Car Service Drivers ‘Smelled, Talked To Him’

    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 Olbermann‘s 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 star’s antics. One such source tells Mediaite, among other things, that Olbermann went through 8 different car services (he doesn’t drive), and complained to the network that some of the drivers “smelled,” and “talked to him,” the latter detail echoing a leak that once dogged then-Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. Earlier, Howard Kurtz tweeted that he was “Hearing allegation that Olbermann switched car co’s and vendors...
  • Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    03/31/2012 6:27:38 AM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 30, 2012 | BRIAN STELTER
    10:06 p.m. | Updated For nearly a year now, Al Gore and Joel Hyatt have been building their liberal cable news channel, Current TV, with the mercurial television anchorman Keith Olbermann at its center. This week, the center collapsed. Current said on Friday afternoon that it had fired Mr. Olbermann — one of the nation’s most prominent progressive speakers — just a year into his five-year, $50 million contract. It was the culmination of months of murky disputes between Mr. Olbermann and the channel that he was supposed to save from the throes of ratings oblivion. Yet as inevitable as...
  • Olbermann To Sue Gore

    03/30/2012 5:00:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Olbermann To Sue Gore Keith Olbermann to File Against Current TV By KEACH HAGEY Keith Olbermann's full statement in response to the termination of his contract by 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....
  • Keith Olbermann: I'm Suing Al Gore's A$$

    03/30/2012 4:10:02 PM PDT · by Justaham · 57 replies ^ | 3/30/12
    Keith Olbermann tells TMZ, he's furious with Al Gore for firing him from Current TV -- claiming, "I will be filing [a lawsuit] against them." As we previously reported, Current just fired Olbermann from his show "Countdown" -- and Al Gore released a statement, claiming Keith was disrespectful and disloyal to viewers. Now, Keith is firing back -- "It goes almost without saying that the claims against me implied in Current's statement are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions I will be filing against them presently." Keith also says, "The truth of the ethics of Mr....
  • 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, “We 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 Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    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 fledgling channel in his progressive political image. Mr. Olbermann did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Current indicated that he had failed to honor the terms of his five-year, $50 million contract, giving the channel the right to terminate it. In a letter to viewers, the channel said Friday, “We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive...
  • Report: Al-Qaida Was Saddened By Keith Olbermann’s MSNBC Firing

    03/21/2012 9:51:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/21/12 | Jamie Weinstein
    When MSNBC discarded Keith Olbermann, al-Qaida mourned. So reports David Ignatius, the Washington Post columnist who has gained exclusive access to some of the documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. In his Wednesday column in the Washington Post, Ignatius reported on the details of a 21-page letter to bin Laden written by al-Qaida media adviser Adam Gadahn. Though the letter was undated, Ignatius says that it was likely written sometime after November 2010. Laying out the current media landscape for the now waterlogged terrorist kingpin, Gadahn, an American-born Jewish convert to Islam, lamented the “firing” of...
  • Al Gore's Desperate Bid to Keep Keith Olbermann—and Save Current TV

    02/07/2012 5:24:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 6, 2012 | by Rebecca Dana
    The former VP’s Current TV is struggling to catch on—and he nearly lost star anchor Keith Olbermann after a breakdown in negotiations in November. It was early November when tensions between Keith Olbermann and Al Gore escalated into a crisis at Current TV. There had been a short honeymoon after Gore, the channel’s co-owner, had handed the notoriously temperamental anchor a reported $10 million salary and equity stake in February of last year, but the relationship soured quickly. Accustomed to the flashy graphics and slick broadcasts of MSNBC, Olbermann balked at the cheap sets and lo-fi production values at the...
  • Occupy Together: Robert Reich thinks next phase will bring a ‘set of political actions’(Video)

    Keith and Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary and author of “Aftershock,” discuss the Occupy movement’s latest steps – Occupy McConnell and Bank Transfer Day preparations – and consider whether there will be more politically charged and focused activities. Although Reich notes that much of the success of Occupy so far has been through not being affiliated with a political party and not being “enormously hierarchically organized,” he calls on all the Occupy groups to exercise their economic power to affect legislation: “A general strike that basically said, ‘Stop spending for a day’ would definitely have an impact.”
  • Olbermann calls on (Oakland mayor) Quan to resign after Occupy protest

    10/27/2011 12:40:51 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 13 replies
    SF Gage Blog ^ | 10/27/11
    Firebrand TV commentator Keith Olbermann says Oakland Mayor Jean Quan should resign for “having betrayed everything she had supported and all those who supported her” by allowing police to violently clear out downtown protesters. “There is no excuse, there is no justification, there is no rationalization for being the mayor who may have begun the great march back in this country to the days when mayors like Sam Yorty of Los Angeles and Hugh Addonizio in Newark and Richard Daley of Chicago stood back as their police incited, bullied, overreacted and brutally assaulted protesters at the height of the civil...