Friday, March 30, 2012

Keith Olbermann fired from Current TV

Keith Olbermann on Amazon

Keith Olbermann has been fired by Current TV and will be replaced by Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. The firing comes as a surprise as Keith has made Current a name and brought viewers to the network.

Here is Keith Olbermann's Statement via his Twitter

"My full statement:
I'd like to apologize to my viewers and my staff for the failure of Current TV.
Editorially, Countdown had never been better. But for more than a year I have been imploring Al Gore and Joel Hyatt to resolve our issues internally, while I've been not publicizing my complaints, and keeping the show alive for the sake of its loyal viewers and even more loyal staff. Nevertheless, Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt, instead of abiding by their promises and obligations and investing in a quality news program, finally thought it was more economical to try to get out of my contract.
It goes almost without saying that the claims against me implied in Current's statement are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions I will be filing against them presently. To understand Mr. Hyatt’s “values of respect, openness, collegiality and loyalty,” I encourage you to read of a previous occasion Mr. Hyatt found himself in court for having unjustly fired an employee. That employee’s name was Clarence B. Cain.
In due course, the truth of the ethics of Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt will come out. For now, it is important only to again acknowledge that joining them was a sincere and well-intentioned gesture on my part, but in retrospect a foolish one. That lack of judgment is mine and mine alone, and I apologize again for it."

I personally am a fan of Keith's and hope he is back on the air soon.

1 comment:

  1. to bad to see him go,it was a wonderfull show.. I won't be watching that channel any more since the best they offereed is gone.. Hope He finds another spot some where else,I'll find him............