Friday, March 30, 2012

Current TV Fires Keith Olbermann

--- UPDATE: Keith says he's suing because everything is Al Gore's fault. ---

Keith is fired again! Apparently, this sexist man is the intolerably short-tempered egomaniac everyone says he is:

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...Mr. Olbermann will not be given an opportunity to sign off...It was the culmination, at least in part, of months of infighting between the famously temperamental Mr. Olbermann and his bosses at Current, including Mr. Hyatt, and David Bohrman, the channel’s president.


Current was also 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.

David Dayen at firedoglake reminds us:

Olbermann now has the distinction of being fired from almost every major cable news channel on television – CNN, MSNBC and now Current. He never appeared on Fox News, but he did work for Fox Broadcasting, and was fired from there. As he would say on ESPN, you can’t stop him, you can’t even hope to contain him.

Related: TGW: Keith Olbermann, You are a Misogynist, Not a Progressive (Video)

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