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.
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.
Rupert Murdoch reminds me of a shittier and slightly more retarded version of Control from Tinker Tailor. Thoughts?