Great News: Cable Host With No Viewers Will Anchor Political Coverage on Network Nobody Watches

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

The great cable TV crisis of 2012 has been resolved, according to The Goracle.

On Friday, Gore and Current TV president David Bohrman said that all was right between Olbermann and Current.

Bohrman said Olbermann was offered the chance to lead election coverage months ago, but turned it down. He has since changed his mind, Bohrman said.

“We had approached Keith about doing election coverage a couple of months ago for the early primaries. He declined,” Bohrman said. “We have now been told by Keith that he will be leading our coverage going forward. And that was what we wanted to do two months ago as we were gearing toward Iowa and New Hampshire, and that’s what we want to have happen now, and that’s what we believe will happen.”

Thanks for clearing that up. Dozens of viewers are thrilled.

Although some are still concerned about the future of the obscure network.

If Keith Olbermann’s rocky relationship with his new bosses at Current TV completely collapses, does the cable network have a plan B?

That’s what cable industry analyst Derek Baine of SNL Kagan is wondering. In a Friday report, Baine notes that if Olbermann leaves, Current will be without its only big-name talent, the one it was banking on to help the channel compete with big boys CNN and MSNBC.

“Current will need to get its programming act together or it could face the possibility of being dropped by some distributors,” Baine wrote.

Maybe they should try a test pattern. It would probably draw more viewers.



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9 Responses to “Great News: Cable Host With No Viewers Will Anchor Political Coverage on Network Nobody Watches”

  1. eon on 15/15/12 at 7:39 am

    Another reason I’m glad I only use my TV to watch DVDs and VHS. I suspect that the Fish-Slapping Dance on Monty Python’s Flying Circus is more coherent than this will be.



  2. Dave in Houston on 15/15/12 at 11:20 am

    Wow, makes me want to go to my cable company and pay extra to get Keith on Current.

    Well, not really. I lied. I couldn’t care less.

  3. Ozzy Osbourne on 15/15/12 at 11:38 am

    It stuns me that Gore, et al keep pouring more money into Current, which most of us have never even seen. I am suspicious that somewhere back there, we’ll find out they were getting huge government loans/grants. In the way we discovered a couple years back that the major media were getting secret taxpayer-backed loans from Obama.

  4. Rlynh on 16/16/12 at 1:14 pm

    I’m so relieved that Olby and Current have made up. I mean, if he left Current TV, he’d probably try to get another job somewhere else, and some fool might hire him.

  5. A good guy on 16/16/12 at 6:39 pm

    ” It stuns me that Gore, et al keep pouring more money into Current
    “. Doesn’t stun me. Gore is so far left his brain can’t determine between making money or making up Lies. By the way has anyone really ever seen Current TV?