Department of Redundancy Department: Keith Olbermann Fired Again, Replaced by Eliot Spitzer

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 at 5:05 pm

It’s like a Friday news dump, designed to conceal some unfavorable news. In this case it’s an unfavorable human being once again being terminated from the airwaves. It’s pretty much over save for the quivering in the bathtub for this loser.

Current TV said Friday afternoon that it had terminated the contract of its lead anchor Keith Olbermann, scarcely one year after he was hired to reboot the fledgling channel in his progressive political image.

Mr. Olbermann did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Current indicated that he had failed to honor the terms of his five-year, $50 million contract, giving the channel the right to terminate it.

In a letter to viewers, the channel said Friday, “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.”

Mr. Olbermann will not be given an opportunity to sign off. Starting Friday night, the former New York governor Eliot Spitzer will replace him at 8 p.m., according to the letter to viewers. His program will be titled “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer.”

That’s sure to be a ratings juggernaut.

Update: The gravely butthurt Olbermann releases a statement. More here.


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11 Responses to “Department of Redundancy Department: Keith Olbermann Fired Again, Replaced by Eliot Spitzer”

  1. mike191 on 31/31/12 at 6:51 am

    Client 9, as a replacement for Olberman, sums up Olbermans’ importance in “journalism.”

  2. spepper on 31/31/12 at 7:26 am

    Is the last stop on the “crazy train route” Current TV, before you step off into anonymity?
    Apparently so–
    Olbermann & Spitzer have both ended up on this route, via different points of origin……

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