Prima Donna Gasbag Olbermann Wouldn’t Even Talk to His Boss

Posted by on Apr 03, 2012 at 7:37 am

Who could imagine an irritable, delusional “performer” like Keith Olbermann couldn’t get along with anyone? Really, there’s nobody to feel sorry for here. If these stooges at Current TV were so stupid as to ignore the erratic, unstable behavior of this nutcase while showering millions upon him, they deserve no mercy.

No one tells the great Keith Olbermann what to do — not even his boss!

The liberal gasbag demanded that he answer to no one at Current TV — whose founders eventually fired him — to the point that the president of the network couldn’t get even “one word” in with Olbermann, insiders told The Post.

Instead, Current TV President David Bohrman had to go through the star’s manager, Michael Price — who said Olbermann should be referred to as a “ ‘performer,’ not a news anchor or reporter,” a network insider said.

“Keith Olbermann wouldn’t talk to anyone,” a Current TV insider said.

He routinely refused to get on conference calls with Bohrman, sources at the network said.

But the final straw came in a series of tense e-mails — obtained by The Post — between Olbermann’s manager and Bohrman when the “Countdown” anchor threatened to take off the day before the all-important Super Tuesday primaries on March 6.

Price was so adamant about getting his boss his precious vacation day that Bohrman was reduced to begging.

“The night before Super Tuesday is a BIG night for us . . . I would hate to have our main anchor off on such a night. Can we slip this please?” Bohrman pleaded.

Price then nagged the former CNN executive, asking him why it was so important for an anchor with a $50 million contract to broadcast during a major political event.

“Please indicate, with specificity, why Keith is essential to that day,” Price taunted Bohrman.

In the end, Olbermann did not go on the air that night.

The infamous blowhard also creatively complained about his $250,000 set — which he had a hand in designing.

Olbermann even staged a “silent protest” against Bohrman during one show — placing a lit candle on his set on a night when there were lighting issues.

If they weren’t so desperate to create a niche for themselves they’d have gone with a more economical and mentally stable individual. Pretty much a stranger passing on the street could have fulfilled Olbermann’s role and gotten the same nonexistent ratings.
Rich Lowry is rather amused.
First as tragedy, then as farce doesn’t quite capture the history of Olbermann’s serial dismissals and poisonous exits. It’s farce over and over again. If Olbermann were to join Wayne and Garth as a co-host of “Wayne’s World” on the local public-access channel in Aurora, Ill., it wouldn’t be long before Olbermann denounced Wayne’s taste in heavy metal, complained about Garth’s inordinate airtime and quit to start his own show with the public-access channel up the road in DeKalb.

Olbermann is the termagant of the left, whose on-air biliousness is apparently not an act. He gives limousine liberals a bad name, since the stereotypical representative of the breed is at least satisfied with his car and his driver. According to published reports, Olbermann kept complaining about the car services contracted to ferry him to work to issue populist jeremiads in favor of Occupy Wall Street.

Maybe if Bohrmann wanted some quality time with Keefums he’d have taken to Twitter, where Olbermann is always offering classy insights such as this.
Rupert Murdoch reminds me of a shittier and slightly more retarded version of Control from Tinker Tailor. Thoughts?
Stay classy, Keef.

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8 Responses to “Prima Donna Gasbag Olbermann Wouldn’t Even Talk to His Boss”

  1. abiss on 3/03/12 at 10:02 am

    There is something very ‘American Psycho’ about this guy. He should be watched. And by watched I mean ‘under twenty-four hour round-the-clock surveillance on CCTV.’

  2. Rich K on 3/03/12 at 11:01 am

    OK, I know its a slow news week but can we PLEASE stop wasting words over this nobody now that he’s sh_t himself out of the last chance he had to do television of any sort.

  3. stan chaz on 3/03/12 at 2:24 pm

    LOL. Don’t you just LOVE reading how these Right-Wingers -bless their happy little hearts- are havin’ a ball, …gloating, ….and trying to smear Keith Olbermann? Now it’s mean angry Keith vs. poor ole Limo/Taxi drivers. Is that the best that you can do fellas? NEWS FLASH: NOBODY likes taxi drivers! Not even OTHER taxi drivers!!! :-) Hey guys, chill out, and just take some more Viagra! The real question we should be asking is : Did CurrentTV simply USE Keith to gain attention and higher ratings? They KNEW what they were getting! Did they lure him with big bucks, and then drop him when they were done? Yes, we all know that Keith injects emotion and passion into his commentary, into his intelligent and incisive reporting, and into his humor….all of which makes his program interesting, as well as informative. He’s forceful, honest, and direct: you FEEL his pain, you FEEL his anger, and you FEEL his heart-felt sincerity when he covers a story. And he covers it well. He’s NEVER just another talking head! If Keith is absent from CurrentTV, then I too will be absent from CurrentTV. For Keith is one of the best – hands down- as evidenced by his outstanding coverage of OWS during the past year. I wish him well, and hope that he is back on the air soon. We need his unique voice and viewpoint!

  4. NateDogg614 on 3/03/12 at 2:55 pm

    “For Keith is one of the best – hands down- as evidenced by his outstanding coverage of OWS during the past year. I wish him well, and hope that he is back on the air soon. We need his unique voice and viewpoint!”

    Thank you very much for that! I have not laughed that much in a long time.

    That having been said, I agree with you 100%. We NEED to have his unique voice and viewpoint, if for no other reason to expose how out of touch the left really is with mainstream America. Keith is a living, breathing stereotype of the “egotistical left-wing limo liberal” and we would do well to remember what that entity is.

  5. AlbieDamned on 3/03/12 at 3:12 pm

    Wait! It costs $250,000 to hang a black bed sheet behind a desk?

    …and it took more than person to come up with this design. Hell, my 6 y.o. daughter was more creative setting up her own stage in the basement for her almost-nightly performances which we…umm..just love.

  6. Nick Shaw on 4/04/12 at 12:51 am

    @ Stan Chaz
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah*choke* haha*cough*hahahahahahaaha*no, I’ll clean that up, Hon*hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!