So for those of you who haven’t heard, progressive swine Keith Olbermann is no longer with Current TV. The short-lived relationship ended bitterly with Current giving Olberdouche the boot, and Olberdouche threatening to sue (creating a rather disturbing image of Al Gore and the Olberdouche mud wrestling in a wading pool wearing nothing but loin cloths made out of synthetic bear skins).
Here’s the mind bleach.
Olberdouche was apparently doing what he does best: being a prima donna, and acting like such a brat, that Current chose to let the door hit him in the ass. Olberdouche replied in a series of Tweets that he was going to take Current to court, because goddammit, it’s illegal to fire him, and he kept that show alive! Or something. I guess the assumption here is that someone actually watched that dreck?
The Daily Beast got a hold of a bunch of emails that detailed Olberdouche’s primadonnery.
On Aug. 2, 2011, according to emails reviewed by The Daily Beast, Olbermann’s manager, Michael Price, sent Hyatt a list of about 40 “deficiencies” that needed to be corrected. Six days later, Price told Hyatt that the problems required “immediate attention” and that “we are not aware of any demonstrable effort to address the issues.”
Even the subject of internal communications was contentious. Some at Current were miffed when Olbermann refused to talk to certain executives except through his lawyer or agent; his team believed they were following procedures set down by Hyatt.
No issue was too small to precipitate a fight. A continuous argument over which car service would ferry Olbermann, who doesn’t drive, was emblematic of the deteriorating situation. Olbermann wound up using eight different car services, finding fault with each one, sometimes objecting when drivers talked to him.
Pretty pathetic for a guy whose viewership in the 25-54 age group dwindled to something like 30,000.
Even more pathetic, this tool is being replaced by Eliot Spitzer!
Like I said. I laughed out loud.
Karma’s a bitch, eh Keith?