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Keith Olbermann FIRED By Current TV

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Eliot Spitzer takes his place

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Keith Olbermann has been fired by Current TV, the network announced Friday. He will be replaced by former New York governor and CNN host Eliot Spitzer.

Olbermann had hosted “Countdown,” which he brought from MSNBC after his exit there, since June. His short tenure began with fanfare, but ended, as many of Olbermann’s previous jobs have, with deep acrimony on both sides.

Spitzer, who had his own short-lived stint as the host of “Parker Spitzer” (later called “In The Arena”) on CNN, will begin hosting his show, “Viewpoints,” immediately on Friday night.

The news of Olbermann’s termination was first reported by the New York Times’ Brian Stelter.

The channel released a statement on Friday, saying that its relationship with Olbermann had devolved to an unsustainable point:

To the Viewers of Current:We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive outlet. We are more committed to those goals today than ever before.

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.

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We’re very excited to announce that beginning tonight, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer will host “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer,” at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Eliot is a veteran public servant and an astute observer of the issues of the day. He has important opinions and insights and he relishes the kind of constructive discourse that our viewers will appreciate this election year. We are confident that our viewers will be able to count on Governor Spitzer to deliver critical information on a daily basis.

 

» 43 Comments

  1. TooMuchTime

    March 30th, 2012

    You mean he’s been working all this time and I haven’t? WTF?!?! Thanks Oscumbag. F you and the camel you rode in on.

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  2. CrustyB

    March 30th, 2012

    Keith just got thrown out of an asshole contest because he was too much of an asshole.

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  3. taudry audry

    March 30th, 2012

    How appropriate that a shithead is being replaced with a “john”.

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  4. Vinny

    March 30th, 2012

    Maybe, just maybe he’ll become depressed, go to an OWS camp, get butt-raped, and O.D. on herion. Just a thought.

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  5. AnusPresley

    March 30th, 2012

    First Rosie, now Bathtub Boy….what’s next, Lawrence O’Donnell getting a pink slip from MSNBC?

    Limbaugh always says being a loser is a resume enhancer for liberals. While there is truth to that, I don’t think it’s working out quite the same for Rosie and King Cheesedick

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  6. old_oaks

    March 30th, 2012

    lol, even his own kind doesn’t want him.

    Hopefully he’s not on suicide watch.

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  7. Joe Redfield

    March 30th, 2012

    You must be a complete loser if even Al Gore fires you.

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  8. Ty Coon

    March 30th, 2012

    What next Keith? Homemade Youtube videos.If he shows back up on ESPN I’m blocking the channels.

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  9. scr_north

    March 30th, 2012

    As much as I hate to say it I hope he took a pile of Gore’s money with him. As for the mgmt of Current, let’s see they hired a batshit crazy loose cannon who was likely to be fired from one network, then they fired him and hired a guy from a different network who was also canned for low/no ratings as a replacement. I suppose at least with Spitzer they don’t have to worry about yelling matches, just hookers showing up at the most inoppotune times. Yep, CurrentTV is a company with a management team I’d trust.

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  10. illustr8r

    March 30th, 2012

    Oprah’s hiring…!

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  11. Aharte

    March 30th, 2012

    The twitter meltdown is high-larious. What a douchey little girl.

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  12. eternal cracker p

    March 30th, 2012

    seeking an authentic progressive outlet.

    Entitlement Nation isn’t enough?

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  13. Dyrewulf

    March 30th, 2012

    DAGNABBIT! I just came over here from Townhall to submit this as a tip! ha ha ha..

    Oh, *sob* poor, poor Olberdouche…. nobuddy luvs him…..

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  14. Dyrewulf

    March 30th, 2012

    HA HA HA the twitter rant of his is just great, somebody change his pampers, quick!

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  15. printboy

    March 30th, 2012

     
  16. Wyatt, Insensitive Jerk

    March 30th, 2012

    Current T.V. is searching for a host who will generate ratings, but unless they hire Limbaugh or Mark Levin, they are pretty much screwed.

    On the bright side, Current T.V.’s carbon footprint is probably low – it doesn’t take much power to broadcast nothing to no one.

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  17. Dyrewulf

    March 30th, 2012

    These progtards are just bound and determined to get Call Girl Spitzer into a gig, aren’t they? Maybe MSNBC should add him to the Maddow show, give it a feminine touch…

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  18. printboy

    March 30th, 2012

    James O’Keefe ‏ @JamesOKeefeIII

    Close

    Olbermann fired from Current TV. Current and Olbermann recently served with my open/shut libel suit. We will find out more in discovery.

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  19. Chieftain

    March 30th, 2012

    So Captain Queef has some real butthurt eh…….this should be fun to watch….

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  20. Anonymous

    March 30th, 2012

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  21. xiphos

    March 30th, 2012

    What’s the new shows name…… Dumb Getting Dumber?

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  22. printboy

    March 30th, 2012

     
  23. RAPH

    March 30th, 2012

    “In due course, the truth of the ethics of Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt will come out.”

    Ethics?………..

    Queef has the unmitigated gall to invoke ETHICS??

    Pot.

    Meet.

    Kettle.

    http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae277/RAPH6969/GIF/LG.gif

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  24. The Doktor

    March 30th, 2012

    I wager my entire fortune (about $1.87 at this time) that Olberpuss will never attempt what Beck has. Who in their right mind would put the money up for yet another failed endeavor by the ÜberAnus?

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  25. jclady

    March 30th, 2012

    Call the Social Police!!!!! We have a WAW (War Against Women) moment:

    Firing the Prostitute and hiring the John.

    Awaiting the progressive’s outcry in 3….2…..1……

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  26. Cliff Weismeyer

    March 30th, 2012

    It’s endlessly fascinating and instructive that icons of the left are invariably characterless,shallow,immature ,deceitful weasels.

    Edwards , Clinton, Weiner, Spitzer,Obama, KO,etc.

    That lefties are so easily swayed by superficial, ,style over substance frauds reveals the banality of their political “philosophy”

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  27. Stirrin the B.S.

    March 30th, 2012

    @Cliff – spot on! Lefties are all that and worse!

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  28. Bob M.

    March 30th, 2012

    “Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected IN Keith Olbermann…”

    Fixed it for ‘em, but I’m not sure OhlberTURD EVER had such values… :oops:

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  29. Anonymous

    March 30th, 2012

    CXurrent TV Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Spitzer for olberduche.

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  30. FreeMan - Breitbart Forever

    March 30th, 2012

    Ahhh! That is to bad – LOL – and who said lightning doesn’t strike twice.

    If he really wanted to get even he could point out where the bodies are buried.

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  31. Efficacy

    March 30th, 2012

    Well, appears to be an upcoming associate Senator of FrankenDouce – hmmmm – what be the State?

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  32. Dano

    March 30th, 2012

    OlberBITCH fired!! And they’ve hired Eliot Swallows and doesn’t Spitzer!! Now I’ve GOT to watch!!

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  33. Anonymous

    March 30th, 2012

    Next falls Maddows, Matthews, and Schultz. Long live Hannity, Levin, and Limbaugh. The People are wiseing up. I pray.

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  34. Moe Tom

    March 30th, 2012

    Anonymous was me, Moe Tom

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  35. Moe Tom

    March 30th, 2012

    And long live IOTW, PJTV, Tammy Bruce, The King Broad Hee,hee, The Geller broad, The Crowley broad, and Bob Grant. Love you all.

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  36. Angrymike

    March 31st, 2012

    He’ll probably be calling Obie to ask for his ‘ contribution ‘ back.
    I just got to, Bwaaaahahabwaaaaa ,asshole!

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  37. stan chaz

    March 31st, 2012

    Did Current TV simply use Keith to gain attention and higher ratings? They KNEW what they were getting! Keith injects emotion into his commentary, his intelligent and incisive reporting, his humor, and his relationships….all of which makes his program so interesting. You FEEL his pain, you FEEL his anger, and you FEEL his heart-felt sincerity when he covers a story. He’s never just a talking head! If Keith is absent from Current TV, then I too will be absent from Current TV. Keith is one of the best- hands down; as shown by is coverage of OWS, which was outstanding. I wish him well and hope he is back on the air soon. We need his unique voice.

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  38. Infidel Crusader

    March 31st, 2012

    (What they said Vs. What they meant)

    To the Viewers of Current:We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive outlet….”
    “Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers….”

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    ‘To the ignorant, leftfield, communisists, anarchists, socialists and loser subscribers of Mini-True I:
    We regret to inform you that managing this level of bullshit is unfortunately, unsustainable. OUR “corporate sponsorship”, (ie: George Soros, DNC, SEIU, AFL-CIO, ACORN, PP, LaRaza, CBC, DPC, DHS, Barry Inc., Holder Inc., Reid Inc. Pelosi Inc., etc…) has demands of us, and any and all deviations from ‘the Plan’ as aforestated in their finaincial contributions, will NOT be tolerated.
    Obermann left the reservation, and made statements not endorsed, screened, or approved by us, Mini-True I/ Soro’s Inc./ ALL of the above, for its ‘content’ and that cannot be tolerated!
    It is therefore incumbent upon us to throw Mr Obermann under the bus as well, until such time he remembers for whom it is he works and gets his fat ass back into the program!
    Propaganda for our failed causes is difficult enough without our staff going against the stated wishes and demands of our communist masters…that is all!

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  39. Infidel Crusader

    March 31st, 2012

    To be replaced by the Lefts Official Condom Tester, Sandra ‘The Skank’ Fluke ($3K for each episode)…

    …1st episode is purported to have Fluke demonstrate fitting one of her 2,000 subsidized condoms over her tongue and then speaking coherently….

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  40. Infidel Crusader

    March 31st, 2012

    @StanChaz: But…but….but…you were his ONLY veiwer….whatever shall they do?

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  41. Cliff Weismeyer

    March 31st, 2012

    This week at the Comedy Cove ,the insane,wacky comedy stylings of Stan Chaz.

    Come for the wings, stay for the stupidity.

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  42. Nutjob

    March 31st, 2012

    This is what happens when you are the cheerleader for societies losers.

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  43. General Ripper

    April 1st, 2012

    “Keith just got thrown out of an asshole contest because he was too much of an asshole.” – Krusty Burger

    Touche!

    It can also be said that Keith Olbermann is proof that you can have your head so far up your ass that you have to open your mouth to see where you are going. (kind of an M.C.Escher thing going on there….)

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