Olbermann Too Obnoxious Even For Current TV
Keith Olbermann has been dismissed from Al Gore’s Current TV.
New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter broke the news Friday afternoon. Current TV was co-founded by Gore in 2005. Olbermann started at the network last year, after nearly 8 years at MSNBC.
“We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive outlet,” Current TV said in a statement. “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,” continued the statement. “Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it.”