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  • 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: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/raissman-keith-olbermann-trashing-ny-daily-news-robin-williams-front-page-reveals-hypocrite-article-1.1904100#ixzz3APqs0STa
  • Olbermann to Esquire Magazine: 'I’ve Never Fought the Word Genius' Applied to Me

    01/19/2014 10:45:52 AM PST · by mkmensinger · 39 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 KeithOlbermann.org, 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
    FoxNation.com (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
    .mediaite.com ^ | 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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
    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...
  • 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
    .nypost.com ^ | 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 Limbaugh.com ^ | 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
    tmz.com ^ | 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...
  • Keith Olbermann: Paid $10 Million to Lose Viewers

    10/19/2011 10:09:20 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 31 replies
    Keith Olbermann is not in the witness protection program, but he might as well be. His show on Al Gore’s Current TV (America’s least watched network) has lost nearly a third of its viewers in four months. Pretty impressive result for $10 million a year. That’s just his salary
  • JANEANE GAROFALO: HERMAN CAIN HELPS GOP HIDE ‘RACIST ELEMENTS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’

    09/29/2011 4:13:46 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/29/11 | Billy Hallowell
    Left-leaning comedian and talking head Janeane Garofalo is back at it, appearing again on Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown” program to chat all things politics.
  • 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.
  • Alan Grayson condemns Tea Party for ‘sadistic’ response to uninsured Americans (video)

    09/14/2011 4:20:13 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Current TV ^ | September 13, 2011 | Keith Olbermann, Alan Grayson
    Angered by the “Let Him Die” chant at the Tea Party debate Monday evening, Keith and former congressman Alan Grayson discuss the appropriate response to this outrage. Grayson questions the Tea Party’s Christian ideology, saying, “They glorify and sanctify other people’s pain.” Watch “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” live each weeknight at 8/7c on Current TV. Click here to find the show in your area.
  • Keith Olbermann: The Debt Deal (Special Comment: Obama Irrelevant)

    08/02/2011 8:54:53 AM PDT · by tlb · 21 replies
    Keith Olbermann ^ | August 02, 2011 | Keith Olbermann
    I'm glad this is the compromise. I would have hated to have seen the capitulation. UPDATE: Here's the link to the video (I tried to embed; things bloweded up). President Obama's greatest vulnerability in this tragic debt deal is not that he might appear to have failed, or appear to have abandoned the principles demanded of any humane president (let alone of a Democrat). His true risk is that he and the form of government he heads have suddenly begun to appear utterly, irredeemably, irrelevant. Tonight, after my guests, including Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), the head of The Congressional Black...
  • Keith Olbermann:The Lost Months

    07/20/2011 4:02:58 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 4 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Jul 15, 2011 | Steven Crowder
    (video only)
  • Current TV CEO Not Worried About Keith Olbermann’s 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, it’s a marathon, not a sprint (unless, of course, you’re talking about a sprint, then it’s 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 Olbermann’s 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.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-06-11 (DUmmies talk Olbermann, Spitzer)

    07/06/2011 8:44:09 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 38 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 6, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Keith Olbermann's national audience holds a 'meet-up' with the star. Keith Olbermann is BACK! And Algore's got him! Yes, Keefie is back on TV, bringing his "Meltdown" show to Uncle Al's little vanity network, Current TV. However, after the initial voyeur factor, when people tuned in to see Keef reduced to such rank humiliation, now his numbers are doing a nosedive even from that. The DUmmies dwell on this, here in this THREAD, "'Countdown’ on Current TV Drops 30% in Week Two." And then there is other news in the TV lib-talk wars: Eliot Spitzer has been CANCELED! OH NOES!...
  • Keith Olbermann hints at Anthony Weiner talk show on Al Gore's (/Olbermann's) network

    06/18/2011 7:49:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/17/11 | Corbett B. Daly
    Keith Olbermann hints at Anthony Weiner talk show on Al Gore's networkBy Corbett B. Daly June 17, 2011 6:14 PM That was fast. Within hours after Anthony Weiner announced his resignation from Congress, former MSNBC gabber Keith Olbermann suggested he may hire the soon-to-be-former New York lawmaker for a talk show on former Vice President Al Gore's fledgling television network, Current TV. Olbermann, appearing on comedian Jimmy Fallon's late night television program Thursday night, was asked how long he thinks it would be before rival network CNN created a show for Weiner. "Well, you know, I've got a nine o'clock...
  • First Ad for Keith Olbermann’s New Show Reminds You of Everything You Hate About Keith Olbermann

    06/17/2011 3:59:54 PM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    NY Mag ^ | June 17, 2011 | Staff
    Keith Olbermann's new show debuts on Al Gore's Current TV on Monday. Like his old show on MSNBC it will be called Countdown, and it will feature much of the same staff. And, judging by the ad released yesterday by Current, it will also include many of the other trappings of the old show: hubris, paranoia, finger-pointing, and doom-saying. (Not that you expected anything less when you heard Gore and Olbermann were going to get together). The suffocatingly self-serious ad features Olbermann awkwardly avoiding a censor box as he speaks. "The free flow of information has been thwarted, dissenting...
  • 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?