Posts Tagged "keith olbermann"

gq:

The Final Comeback of Keith Olbermann

Here we go again: Keith Olbermann’s stormed off or been kicked off pretty much every channel on the air, enraged whole voting blocs, insulted Al Gore, and become his own Worst Person in the World. But now, to the surprise of every detractor, every former employer, and, hell, Olbermann himself, he’s back on ESPN, the channel he made and that made him. The least angry (really), most contented (seriously), most committed team player (c’mon) in broadcasting tells Michael Hainey why this time—this time—it’s all going to work out great.

Keith Olbermann Returning to TV on Turner (Exclusive) →

Interestingly, the new arrangement with Turner Sports - part of Time Warner - puts Olbermann under the same corporate roof with Jeff Zucker, who is now running CNN. There is no love lost between Olbermann and Zucker, who as CEO of NBCUniversal  famously yanked Olbermann from NBC’s Sunday Night Football preshow.  

Olbermann Angling for Return to ESPN 
The television personality Keith Olbermann was in Los Angeles on Friday being deposed for a reported $70 million lawsuit he filed against his most recent employer, Current TV, with the trial expected to begin in May. Whether the court rules in favor of Olbermann or the network, the verdict will put an official end to a one-year stint at Current that was supposed to last at least five.
But as one door closes, another has been quietly approached. At various times over the last year, Olbermann and his representatives have expressed interest in his return to the employer that made him famous: ESPN.
Read: NYTimes

Olbermann Angling for Return to ESPN

The television personality Keith Olbermann was in Los Angeles on Friday being deposed for a reported $70 million lawsuit he filed against his most recent employer, Current TV, with the trial expected to begin in May. Whether the court rules in favor of Olbermann or the network, the verdict will put an official end to a one-year stint at Current that was supposed to last at least five.

But as one door closes, another has been quietly approached. At various times over the last year, Olbermann and his representatives have expressed interest in his return to the employer that made him famous: ESPN.

Read: NYTimes

kateoplis:

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 thought it was more economical to try to get out of my contract.

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. To understand Mr. Hyatt’s “values of respect, openness, collegiality and loyalty,” I encourage you to read of a previous occasion Mr. Hyatt found himself in court for having unjustly fired an employee. That employee’s name was Clarence B. Cain

In due course, the truth of the ethics of Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt will come out. For now, it is important only to again acknowledge that joining them was a sincere and well-intentioned gesture on my part, but in retrospect a foolish one. That lack of judgment is mine and mine alone, and I apologize again for it.”

— @KeithOlbermann 

The Keith Olbermann Saga’s Starting to Get Kind of Sad

Read —> The Atlantic Wire

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Keith Olbermann: Brad Drake An ‘Asshole,’ O’Reilly A ‘Psycopath’

Keith Olbermann visits Occupy Wall Street

via @GottaLaff

sarahlee310:

Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi appeared on Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. “The movement is growing organically,” Taibbi says, “because people know there’s something to protest now.” He adds that Occupy Wall Street could spur reformers and legislators to act because “the public won’t take it anymore.”

(via Rolling Stone)

"Where is the outrage over these great hypocrisies? Do you expect it to come from a corrupt and corrupted media? For whom access is of greater importance than criticizing the failure of a politcal party or defending those who don’t buy newspapers or can’t leap website paywalls or could not afford cable TV." - Keith Olbermann rails against the debt deal and the media’s lack of "outrage" over it.