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    Re: Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Like the wingnuts said about Limbaugh -- Olberman is probably worth over $60 million. Poor fella.

    Apparently he he just can't get along with anyone.
    His "tool" factor is so high even Hyatt and Gore can't stand him. He can always work over at the Washington Post or Mother Jones. I think his prima donna act just grinds everyone the wrong way after a short period of time.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Well I enjoyed Keith Olbermann when he first started on MSNBC, but when he got fired and went to Current, I thought he was unwatchable. Good riddance! No biggie.
    In your opinion, what made him unwatchable?
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    Re: Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    I think he is deeply troubled, with a personality disorder. I remember when the bio movie of Edward R. Murrow came out. Shortly after that, he began signing off like Edward R. Murrow did. He is very insecure.

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    KO is a hugely talented individual who personifies what it means to be an excellent journalist. He had a tremendous show on MSNBC and I was very sorry to see him leave as he did. My cable service does not get the Al Gore channel so I never saw him there.

    I must say that I suspect what pushes him to excellence - perhaps fire in the belly or amazingly high standards he has set for himself - in his profession must be some sort of double edged sword which also pushes him to alienate people in his professional relationships and to get himself fired. I hope KO takes this latest setback as a sort of hitting bottom career wise and uses it as an opportunity to get back on the path where he needs to be. It will be sad to not have him during this presidential election. But my first hope for him in thanks for all the great hours he has provided in my viewing is that he takes some time for inward introspection and straightens out whatever demons seem to be befalling him.
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    Re: Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    In your opinion, what made him unwatchable?
    When I watch a show, I expect to be entertained and to add some usable content, he did neither. Plus he had better guests on his show when he was on MSNBC.


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    Re: Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    KO is a hugely talented individual who personifies what it means to be an excellent journalist. He had a tremendous show on MSNBC and I was very sorry to see him leave as he did. My cable service does not get the Al Gore channel so I never saw him there.

    I must say that I suspect what pushes him to excellence - perhaps fire in the belly or amazingly high standards he has set for himself - in his profession must be some sort of double edged sword which also pushes him to alienate people in his professional relationships and to get himself fired. I hope KO takes this latest setback as a sort of hitting bottom career wise and uses it as an opportunity to get back on the path where he needs to be. It will be sad to not have him during this presidential election. But my first hope for him in thanks for all the great hours he has provided in my viewing is that he takes some time for inward introspection and straightens out whatever demons seem to be befalling him.


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    Re: Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post


    I think you're in a very, very tiny minority.
    That is fine. So is being a right libertarian.
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    Re: Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    I get that he is a tool, but does anybody know what exactly happened at ESPN?
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    Re: Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I get that he is a tool, but does anybody know what exactly happened at ESPN?
    He treats people like dirt and thinks everyone is there to help him to success. He's not a team player.

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    Re: Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I get that he is a tool, but does anybody know what exactly happened at ESPN?
    Not really, but in my mind something like this.

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