Current TV becomes latest network to end stormy relationship with Keith Olbermann
Current TV becomes the latest television network to sever a stormy relationship with famously fractious Keith Olbermann.
Current TV founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt said in a letter to viewers that they decided to cut bait because the relationship no longer represented “the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers.”
Olbermann’s primetime show, “Countdown” has been replaced, effective immediately, by one anchored by former New York Governor/former CNN show anchor Eliot Spitzer.
Olbermann issued his own statement Friday, “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.”
Olbermann’s humdinger of a statement continues:
“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.”
Good thing I didn’t give up Schadenfreude for Lent.
It will be cool if Oblermann’s legal actions actually go to court. Then he could testify about Gore’s ethics and Gore could testify about his journalistic qualities.