It was just one short year ago when Keith Olbermann was fired from MSNBC and picked up by Al Gore's Current TV. Today, it is clear Olbermann just can't seem to get along with anyone, anywhere and has been fired from Current TV effective immediately. The progressive network issued an embarrassing statement surrounding the firing. Olbermann will not be allowed to sign off and say goodbye to viewers.
In a letter to viewers, the channel said Friday: “We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive outlet. We are more committed to those goals today than ever before.
Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it.” Mr. Olbermann will not be given an opportunity to sign off. Starting Friday night, the former New York governor Eliot Spitzer will replace him at 8 p.m., according to the letter to viewers. His program will be titled “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer.”
Replaced by Eliot Spitzer. Not sure what burns worse, getting fired twice in just over a year, or being replaced by Eliot Spitzer.
Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, was published on July 8, 2014.
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