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RonPaulFanInGA
03-30-2012, 03:26 PM
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/current-tv-dismisses-keith-olbermann/


The decision to dismiss Mr. Olbermann was unanimous among the senior managers of Current, the person said.

jmdrake
03-30-2012, 03:28 PM
LOLz. I didn't even know he had a gig.

angelatc
03-30-2012, 03:38 PM
Oh, I wondered what that noise was. It's the howls of anguish from Democratic Underground and The Daily Kos.

Olbermann blogs at the latter -I'm sure he'll be along shortly to spit venom at his ex-employers.

ETA: Hahahaha - they hired Elliot Spitzer to replace him?

jmdrake
03-30-2012, 03:44 PM
Oh, I wondered what that noise was. It's the howls of anguish from Democratic Underground and The Daily Kos.

Olbermann blogs at the latter -I'm sure he'll be along shortly to spit venom at his ex-employers.

ETA: Hahahaha - they hired Elliot Spitzer to replace him?

Anthony Wiener wasn't available.

PatriotOne
03-30-2012, 03:48 PM
Al Gore replaced Olbermann with the forced to resign ex governor who was caught being a patron of a prostitution ring? Ouch. That had to hurt Keith.

angelatc
03-30-2012, 03:48 PM
Tee Hee: His Twitter feed is perfect. Apparently AL Gore has no ethics, and Keith is gonna sue!

https://twitter.com/#!/KeithOlbermann

RonPaulFanInGA
03-30-2012, 03:52 PM
Tee Hee: His Twitter feed is perfect. Apparently AL Gore has no ethics, and Keith is gonna sue!

https://twitter.com/#!/KeithOlbermann

Incontinent Keith is going to need some extra DependsŪ today.

specsaregood
03-30-2012, 04:06 PM
Anthony Wiener wasn't available.

would have fit....
spitzer has his whole prostitute issue. gore had that sexual harassment issue come up last year where he tried the hump the leg of some massage therapist.

John F Kennedy III
03-30-2012, 04:16 PM
Anthony Wiener wasn't available.

Who got Wiener? CNN or Fox?

John F Kennedy III
03-30-2012, 04:17 PM
Al Gore replaced Olbermann with the forced to resign ex governor who was caught being a patron of a prostitution ring? Ouch. That had to hurt Keith.

It's all one big not-so-happy family.

BamaAla
03-30-2012, 04:20 PM
Whatever. So long as he stays very far from SportsCenter I'll be okay.

specsaregood
03-30-2012, 04:26 PM
Tee Hee: His Twitter feed is perfect. Apparently AL Gore has no ethics, and Keith is gonna sue!

https://twitter.com/#!/KeithOlbermann

He really comes across as a lunatic on that.

NewRightLibertarian
03-30-2012, 04:36 PM
Glad to see he was bested by O'Reilly. He's somehow an even bigger asshole than him. Happy to see him fail!

PatriotOne
03-31-2012, 09:08 AM
It's all one big not-so-happy family.

I gotta admit I take some pleasure when they eat their own. Most of the time there just isn't a good guy in the drama. More like mafia families fighting each other. Also, it's rather reassuring that people like Gore actually have to hire people like the shamed Elliot Spitzer. Makes me believe their little crime rings aren't so big after all when they have to hire the outted scumbags. Gore couldn't find a scumbag that hadn't been outted already?

specsaregood
03-31-2012, 09:10 AM
Also, it's rather reassuring that people like Gore actually have to hire people like the shamed Elliot Spitzer. Makes me believe their little crime rings aren't so big after all when they have to hire the outted scumbags. Gore couldn't find a scumbag that hadn't been outted already?

or maybe those types of people are a "draw" for their audience. either way, those types are probably easier to control, yes?

Victor Grey
03-31-2012, 09:17 AM
Loads of funny.

Few weeks ago, Rush Limbaugh getting hammered:

http://www.threadless.com/imgs/products/383/636x460design_01.jpg


Now, Current TV Firing Keith Olbermann:

http://www.edvard-munch.com/Paintings/anxiety/scream_3.jpg


Me:

http://www.banyanbranch.com/social-blog/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/haha1.gif

PatriotOne
03-31-2012, 09:18 AM
those types are probably easier to control, yes?

Agreed. I think it's a requirement of the job to have blackmail material on them in case they develop a conscious someday ;).

PatriotOne
03-31-2012, 09:39 AM
Interesting side note I just discovered about the owners of the prosititution ring that Elliot Xpitzer was a patron of. I'm gonna have to look a bit further into this One World Initiative. What I have discovered in the past is that these prostitution rings are run to get blackmail material on the politicians. Secretly recording them and then blackmailing them if they don't go along with the agenda. Now they appear to be gurus pushing the NWO's goal of unifying the religions.

According to The New York Times, following this shutdown and their imprisonment, on August 10, 2010, former owners and managers of Emperors Club vip, Cecil Suwal and Mark Brener, were married in Manhattan, New York and cofounded The One World Initiative.

Out of Prison, Ex-Procurers for Client 9 Get New Jobs

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/13/nyregion/couple-who-ran-emperors-club-vip-tied-to-spitzer-have-new-venture.html?_r=2&scp=1&sq=cecil%20suwal&st=cse

By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM

Published: September 12, 2011

An untold number of customers were willing to pay $5,000 an hour for an escort from Emperor’s Club VIP, the Internet prostitution ring run by a 62-year-old former Israeli tax official and his bubbly 20-something girlfriend that in 2008 helped end the political career of Eliot Spitzer, also known then as Client No. 9.

Their One World Initiative, billed as “the perspective that unifies the world’s diverse religions and beliefs,”

donnay
03-31-2012, 10:15 AM
Be very careful...these are first amendment issues--Limbaugh/Olbermann. I may not agree with these imbeciles, but I will defend their right to be imbeciles.

slamhead
03-31-2012, 11:12 AM
Sounds like the free market at work.

specsaregood
03-31-2012, 11:18 AM
Be very careful...these are first amendment issues--Limbaugh/Olbermann. I may not agree with these imbeciles, but I will defend their right to be imbeciles.

Olbermann issue doesn't seem to be anything to do with the first amendment; but rather being a prima donna employee that thinks he doesn't need to follow his employers rules.

HOLLYWOOD
03-31-2012, 01:53 PM
LOL...
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 contractHe was getting paid more at ManBearPig TV than @ 30 Rock with NBC/GE.

It was all for publicity and attracting those progressive libtards to LINKTV. Kieth Uberfurhermann flopped on it... he didn't draw and was a huge liability in cash. Fred Flintstone aka Dink Cenk Uyygur has better viewership on TYT.

NewRightLibertarian
03-31-2012, 01:55 PM
LOL... He was getting paid more at ManBearPig TV than @ 30 Rock with NBC/GE.

It was all for publicity and attracting those progressive libtards to LINKTV. Kieth Uberfurhermann flopped on it... he didn't draw and was a huge liability in cash. Fred Flintstone aka Dink Cenk Uyygur has better viewership on TYT.

They gave him 5yrs 50 million!?!?!? Al Gore really is a stupid asshole

Lucille
03-31-2012, 03:28 PM
Ben Affleck as Keith Olbermann on SNL
http://www.break.com/usercontent/2008/11/SNL-Skewers-Keith-Olbermann-598554

He did a great job!

Via http://voxday.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-memoriam.html