Current TV fires Keith Olbermann

Rick Moran
"The biggest jerk on television." That will be Keith Olbermann's epithet. Today, he is jobless and it's hard to see how any rational TV executive will touch him with a ten foot poll. Politico: Current TV has fired Keith Olbermann, citing a lack of "respect" and "collegiality" in its relationship with him, following months of open warfare between Olbermann and Current executives in the press. He will be replaced by Eliot Spitzer, the former New York governor who had been a frequent guest on "Countdown" since its earliest days on Current - and whose own show on CNN was canceled last year. The move comes just over a year after Current hired Olbermann amid great fanfare, announcing its plans to build its new identity as a more progressive alternative to MSNBC around him. But it also comes little more than a year after Olbermann abruptly left MSNBC, announcing his departure during his final show in only the latest in the string of stormy departures that have marked his...(Read Full Post)

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