If you are Keith Olbermann, you are probably not having a very good weekend. Especially because you have been fired from your talk show on Current TV.
What’s worse is that your time slot is being replaced by a new show featuring the beloved (and I say that with the utmost of sarcasm) Elliot Spitzer. Has Olbermann reached a new low? Sady, yes.
After being on the air less than a year, Keith Olbermann’s show Countdown has been cancelled. Current TV founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt claim that Keith Olbermann no longer reflects their values of “respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers.” A tear.
Well, it isn’t like Olbermann has had very many nice things to say about his former employers. He has reportedly lashed out at the Current TV peeps through his tweets about Current TV being a failure and “describing his decision to join it as ‘foolish.’” You know what happens when you openly trash your employer? Especially people who wrote you a 10 mil check? You get fired.
And of course their is a lawsuit taking place by Olbermann’s lawyers who claim that his termination was “baseless” and that they made a “bad decision; they can expect a bad result.” Ouch. Sour grapes anyone?
Apparently, Olbermann’s behavior hasn’t exactly exhibited his love of CurrentTV either, since an individual close to the situation reports that Olbermann “missed 19 of 41 working days during January and February and asked for vacation the night before Super Tuesday.” Olbermann’s attorney responds to this by saying (and I quote), “Hogwash.”