Keith Olbermann

Olbermann On ABC’s ‘This Week’…

Former Current TV host Keith Olbermann. Screenshot via ABC.

Olbermann: ‘Almost deliberate’ gas price hikes are to hurt Obama

Liberal commentator Keith Olbermann on Sunday suggested that the price of gas had been artificially manipulated since President Barack Obama took office to hurt his chances at re-election. In an appearance on ABC, Olbermann noted he had become suspicious after gas prices increased from $1.61 a gallon when Obama took…

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Olbermann: Was the GOP ‘pro-dog meat eating’ before reading Obama’s book?

Former Current TV host Keith Olbermann appeared on ABC’s This Week for the first time Sunday morning, discussing the Republican Party’s strategy in recent years to accuse the Democrats of the same problem they face in a specific news cycle. Olbermann was among This Week‘s roundtable guests, which discussed Republicans…

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Current TV Fires Keith Olbermann, Replaces Him With Eliot Spitzer

I really like Keith Olbermann as a news person.  I hope he will be back on air soon…

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It was just over a year ago that former MSNBC host Keith Olbermannannounced he was joining Current TV, and today, that relationship officially came to an end. According to the New York TimesBrian Stelter, Olbermann is out at Current, and will be replaced by former CNN host and New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer will take over the 8 PM slot starting  tonight.

Update: Current CEO Joel Hyatt and co-founder Al Gore released a statement about the move.

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.

The full letter is after the jump.

Update 2: Olbermann has released his own statement via Twitter, saying that he plans to file suit against the network.

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 @AlGore and @JoelHyatt 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 in Current’s statement are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions I will be filing against them presently.

Olbermann’s full statement is after the jump.

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Keith Olbermann: Media ‘too corrupt or too dense’ to understand ‘Occupy Wall Street’

I think that some in the media “get it” when it comes to OWS.  However, there is a majority in the media that identify more with the one per cent than the ninety-nine percent.   One case I can recall immediately is CNN’s Erin Burnette who KO mentions in his commentary.

The Raw Story

Keith Olbermann blasted the mainstream media on his show Wednesday night for being either “too corrupt or too dense” to understand the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.

Numerous media outlets repeated the criticism that the protest had no specific purpose or demands.

Fox News host Charles Gasparino called the protest “idiotic” and CNN anchor Erin Burnett mocked the demonstration in her debut. The New York Times had described the protest as a “noble but fractured and airy movement of rightly frustrated young people” whose purpose was “virtually impossible to decipher.”

“Here is what Occupy Wall Street says and wants,” Olbermann said.

He then read the “Declaration of the Occupation of New York City.” The declaration was approved by the New York City General Assembly, the decision-making body for the “Occupy Wall Street” protest, at the end of September.

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, HERE…

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Quote Of The Day

Even though you and I shouldn’t have to be the last line of defense, apparently we are.

KEITH OLBERMANN, former MSNBC host, addressing viewers during the Monday night return of Countdown;

Olbermann now appears on Al Gore’s Current TV

HE’S BAA-AACK!

The terrible irony is that my cable company doesn’t carry Current TV.  That sux big time!

 

Huffington Post

After six months off the air, Keith Olbermannreturned to television Monday night with a new edition of “Countdown” on Current TV.

The hotly anticipated premiere featured appearances from some of Olbermann’s contributors, including Michael Moore, John Dean and Markos Moulitsas, as well as a so-called “mini Special Comment” about Olbermann’s vision for the show.

Read a recap of how the show here.

 

 

FOK News Channel’s Worst Person of the Day

This one warrants attention.  The guy never apologized for the “mistake”…

FOK News Channel – Keith Olbermann’s Blog

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But our winner: Greg W. Howard, who tweeted just another one of those “accidents” confusing Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden:

Based on the twitter feed on it, this appears to be Mr. Howard’s site. There’s either a lot of hate on it, or a lot of typos. It has apparently not been updated since February, which may or may not have anything to do with the fact that this “financial advisor” filed for bankruptcy the year before.

You know, a week ago, here, typing in a hurry, I did a very mild form of this myself. I wrote that George W. Bush had personally de-prioritized the “hunt for Obama.” And you know what? It was very much a Freudian slip. Because alone among the leading Republicans of 2008, Bush did not attack his eventual successor’s credentials, experience, loyalty or birth.

So even if this pig Howard simply “slipped” in tweeting that “Obama’s” body should be used as a latrine, or hung from the Statue of Liberty – if it was just a Freudian slip, it was because Howard’s unconscious was pondering, perhaps advocating, just such an assassination.

More over, a tweet is not a thousand-word blog post nor even an on-air blooper. It’s a 140-character haiku and most tweeters have to agonize over every letter and space to make it all fit and make it all make sense. You review it and review it.

In short: if, in a typo, you publicly advocate hanging a president of the United States, you apologize for it. Otherwise it will be assumed you meant it – which makes Greg W. Howard the Worst Person of the Day.

Keith Olbermann Tells Donald Trump to ‘FOK Off,’ and Denounces Wonkette

A couple of months after leaving MSNBC, Keith Olbermann started videotaping his special comments from his high rise apartment in Manhattan.  I try to make it a point to visit his site on a daily basis although the downside to the site is that it’s not updated on a daily.

For those of us who are KO fans, this satisfies our KO addiction to a degree.   Of course, I’d rather see Keith Olbermann and his huge personality on my big screen HD TVthough!

 

Mediaite

Those looking forward to Keith Olbermann’s installation of a new rear entrance for Wonkette in his Worst Persons segment might be a little disappointed in the web impresario’s denunciation of Jack Stuef’s Trig Palin story, but the segment is somewhat redeemed by Olbermann’s clever (so clever he hyped it in two separate tweets!) “special greeting” for Trump: “FOK off!”

Olbermann deserves credit for denouncing Wonkette early on Twitter, and to some degree, for devoting a third of his “Worsts” segment to denouncing the site, but this only gets a silver? And gets beat out by Trump v Seinfeld? How is Trump’s nasty letter to Jerry Seinfeld worse than attacking a three year-old child?

Olbermann starts off strong. He calls Stuef’s post “despicable,” calls his apology “half-assed,” and delivers perhaps his most scorching missive to Wonkette, comparing them to…print publications! (blood-curdling horror scream!)

But then, he shifts his criticism to the “legitimate question” of whether Palin uses Trig as a prop, and essentially slams Stuef for giving Palin one more thing to bitch about. Even if you buy this premise (I don’t), couldn’t Olbermann’s attack have launched without this extra payload? The guy crapped all over her baby, can you give it a rest for five seconds?

Olbermann finishes the segment amusingly enough, however, with a characteristically articulate takedown of Donald Trump’s feudlet with Jerry Seinfeld, and concludes by hanging a supernova-bright lantern on his sign-off joke.

“Keeping in mind that this is the FOK News Channel website,” he begins, “F-O-K, Friends Of Keith,…Don,” oh boy, here it comes! “FOK off!”