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It's False

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.56
Stop me if you've heard this one before...

Keith Olbermann Fired By Current TV; Replaced By Eliot Spitzer

    Keith Olbermann has been fired by Current TV, the network announced Friday. He will be replaced by former New York governor and CNN host Eliot Spitzer.

    Olbermann had hosted "Countdown," which he brought from MSNBC after his exit there, since June. His short tenure began with fanfare, but ended, as many of Olbermann's previous jobs have, with deep acrimony on both sides.

At some point, it's probably not so much about Olbermann's views as much as the fact that Olbermann's kind of a dick.

I mean, it takes a lot for a network to say "We'd rather have the guy caught in a hooker scandal as the face of our network than Keith Olbermann."

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Could not have happened to a bigger douche. For all his cocksure attitude and haughty self image, he's always came across as a miserable prick.

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.60
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Could not have happened to a bigger douche. For all his cocksure attitude and haughty self image, he's always came across as a miserable prick.

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Downtown Bookie

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
Olbermann couldn't even last a year on the network before blowing up. Seems a shame, in a way.

    Originally posted by Keith Olbermann (from the article)
    "I'd like to apologize to my viewers and my staff for the failure of Current TV. Editorially, Countdown had never been better," Olbermann tweeted.

    "But for more than a year I have been imploring @AlGore and @JoelHyatt to resolve our issues internally," he added, saying that they had instead publicized their disputes. [emphasis added]

If the bolded statement is true, that means Olbermann was fighting with his bosses from the moment he was hired, even before the show went on the air.

Which, by the way, sounds just like Keith.

I have no idea what Olbermann will be doing next professionally; maybe he goes the Glen Beck route and starts doing an online show (how would that be for irony?). But here's hoping that, in his personal life, Keith someday soon finally finds the peace that always seems to be eluding him.

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.72
At least he got to fit in a very nice tribute to Bert Sugar before he got canned.

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.84
Well, maybe now he can go to RTV or whatever that network is called, given that each network he's gone too has been progressively smaller and smaller.

Honestly, I'm glad - I liked Current when they focused on user-driven documentaries but not so much with the focus of the political pundits. I couldn't care less about blowhards talking about politics.

While I watched Olbermann from time to time on MSNBC, he seemed just way too over the top when he went to Current to the point where it just became unbearable. I much prefer Rachel Maddow's style, if I'm going to watch a pundit-based show.

I wonder if he gets to keep the Countdown name, this time - given how rough the relationship ended.

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Matt Tracker

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.92
When the face of the network wasn't bothering to do live primary coverage, you knew something was wrong.

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