Olbermann Gets Canned – Promises to Sue Al Gore

Loon Keith Olbermann got canned today from Current TV.
Later this afternoon he released this statement on his dismissal, blasting Al Gore and Joel Hyatt in the process.

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. http://nyti.ms/HueZsa

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.


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  • Jingo

    I’m seeing a pattern here.

  • Neotroll

    replaced by a top shelf brand of douche

  • Skinner

    Jay Carney’s replacement…heh

  • Vixen


  • moron

    “That lack of judgment is mine and mine alone, and I apologize again for it.” I’m sure the defendant lawyers will like that comment. We can only hope that both sides will exhaust their money supply. Al Gore worked really hard selling “carbon offsets” to save the planet from being destroyed by CO2. Enjoy this movie starring Keith and Al. Comedy Central!

  • JDStone

    Olby is pretty well damaged goods by now.All 10 of his viewers are going to be disappointed. Karma is a beeeotch Keefy- good riddance!!

  • Frank Scarn

    This guy must be a real piece of work if even the leftists like Gore at Current have had with him.

  • bigkahuna

    It could not have happened to a bigger jack ass. That clown is a first class douche.

    As someone above stated…. there seems to be a pattern.

    But the fact that he is bashing a liberal loon like Gore at the same time he is being fired is priceless !!!

  • Wm T Sherman

    Olbermann’s long history of mental instability, overbearing arrogance, gratuitous conflict, and general douche-baggery was pretty well known at the time that Gore spent a fortune to hire him. It’s almost as if Gore is an incompetent idiot who couldn’t manage a hot dog stand, or something

  • democraps suck

    Face it olber-blowhard….YOU SUCK

  • Tim in Cali

    Jim ,is this a pre-April fools joke,cause if it is ….. So me and Olberdork agree on something ,Al Gore is a liar..I need to sit down,I’m feeling nauseous…

  • Just love it when liberals eat their own…….hope they desstroy each other.

  • Poetic Justice! HAVE FUN & POKE OBAMA.
    Exercise your 1st Amendemnt:

    Exercise your 1st Amendemnt:

  • Bob M

    This is like two death-row inmates fighting; it doesn’t really matter which one wins.

  • squeaky

    he could team up with rosie o who just happens to be available – losing her own gig.

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  • # Pink-slip-Obama……great video……hope there’s more videos to come.

  • USMC Thomas

    Paybacks a MoFo.

  • mg4us

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. . cough cough

    Now for the rest of the MSM talking heads to fall. . .

  • They’re all crazy now

    Moonbat Keith Olbermann is being replaced by Client #9. Maybe he can get Algore’s chakra soothed.

  • Chingachgook

    If Olbie wins maybe he’ll get paid in carbon credits?

  • jainphx

    The left will never learn, they keep recycling their garbage over and over.

  • Mad Hatter


    I agree. I believe he is mentally unstable. Never in my life have I ever heard anyone lash out at people that he disagrees with, and have so much hate in their voice like Olbermann does.

    MSNBC couldn’t stand him.
    Al Gore couldn’t stand him.
    Next stop, HBO. They take all the untalented rejects.

  • Mad Hatter

    LOL they’re replacing him with Eliot Spitzer??? LOL

    Mr. Olbermann will not be given an opportunity to sign off, since Mr. Spitzer will start his new show, “Viewpoint With Eliot Spitzer,” on Friday night. This will be Mr. Spitzer’s second shot at an 8 p.m. talk show; in 2010, two years after he resigned the governorship after admitting to having patronized a prostitution ring, he led a short-lived show on CNN. It was cancelled in mid-2011.

    “We are confident that our viewers will be able to count on Governor Spitzer to deliver critical information on a daily basis,” Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt wrote.

    (5th paragraph down)


  • an observer

    I look forward to reading that Olberdouche is living in a cardboard box over a subway steam grate, panhandling for cheap wine money.

  • Peckerwood

    Does anyone know anyone who has Current TV?

    Please let us all know.

  • he should have stuck to sports. nobody noticed he was nuts.

  • Al Gore and Keith both spending a lot of money in a fight against each other! An early Christmas present. Although lawyers get the actual money, the rest of us just get a great show. Break out the popcorn.

  • Babsy

    Keef Overbite: Imbecile!


  • Charlie

    First Rosie… now Keith. In a way, I think we all won Mega Millions(tm).

  • paul52

    Hey, Keith, now who is the “bag of ground meat with lipstick on it”??? (His reference to Michelle Malkin.)

  • anti-bho

    It’s so cute when Liberals are fighting with each other, don’t you think??

  • Estragon

    Current is included in the basic Direct TV package, but I’ve never put it on my preferred channel guide or even watched it for a second.

    This is tough news to take, because it’s hard to know who to root against. I suppose I’d have to hope for the best: that Olbie takes Gore and Hyatt to the cleaners, wins a big settlement, and then mouths off to the wrong guy in a Manhattan nightclub and is forced to eat his own testicles.

    FWIW, Olbie has been rumored to be a “difficult” person to work with, going back to his days with ESPN. The guy always seemed to think he walked on water.

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  • lol

    blue on blue, gotta love it!

  • Texas_Treeroach

    What will the Liberal Circus be like without Keith the Klown?
    It’s got to be tough getting tossed out the the Big Top, only to be dumped by a local carnival.
    The poor bugger — Now he’s gotta’ thumb a ride home.

  • I suppose I’d have to hope for the best: that Olbie takes Gore and Hyatt to the cleaners, wins a big settlement, and then mouths off to the wrong guy in a Manhattan nightclub and is forced to eat his own testicles.

    Keef’s got testicles?

  • Dave-O

    Let me see if I’ve got this straight:

    Keith Olberman was fired from Current TV for the stated reason that Olberman no longer reflected the values of Current TV.

    And his replacement will be a man who cheated on his wife with a prostitute?

    Got it.

  • FurryGuy

    Olbermann gets canned from Moonbat Central Cable Network.

    My, how appropriate even Gore couldn’t stand Keith’s constant ranting and inane muttering to himself.

  • L.E. Liesner

    That ought to be a lawsuit worth watching, two nut cases going at each other.

  • BurmaShave

    It seems to me that Keith Olbermann and Al Gore are truly meant for each other.

    And now I read that they actually have a contract to help bind them to each other.

    My how lovely! I do so hope that it is a well conceived and written contract that keeps the two of them in a warm embrace for a good long while.

    Now I know that Keith upon occasion has a bit of a temper; maybe Al can be a positive influence on him. Maybe there is an opportunity for grow here, assuming a warm climate.

  • donh

    Yes…They wanted to bully Rush Limbaugh off the airwaves oh so badly …. and all that negative energy came back to the source booting Rosie and Keith in the rear end.

  • FurryGuy

    So Olbermann was hired to save Current TV from the throes of ratings oblivion. Uh huh, yupper. 3 viewers that Keith brought over was supposed to be a bonanza?

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Hey Olberman. Al Sharpton still has a job on pmsnc. You must feel like poop. bahahhahahaha

  • Adirondack Patriot

    The guy’s a one-man wave of unemployment.

    He holds a job as badly as a Jet wide receiver holds a pass.

    He’s been fired more times than an AK-47 at an Arab wedding.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #24 Mad Hatter

    I believe he is mentally unstable. Never in my life have I ever heard anyone lash out at people that he disagrees with, and have so much hate in their voice like Olbermann does.

    Indeed. He makes Mike Savage and Rush Limbaugh sound like Paul Harvey and Mr. Rogers.

    He really needs a hoodie, I think.



  • Taqiyyotomist

    “Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you!”

  • Taqiyyotomist

    The Emperor, here in episode IV, is like the Democrat Party to the black American.

    Even down to calling them (as AlGore’s father did before him) “boy.”

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Those last three comments could be quite instrumental in a great episode of the Burke’s Connections.

    From Keith Olbermann, to AlGore, to Mr. Rogers, to Emperor Palpatine, to Luke Skywalker, to the black American, and smack! right back to AlGore!

  • olbermann must have sucked on a lot of lemons to get that disposition.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    The parallels in that scene!

    Aside what I’ve mentioned — the most obvious — that Darth Vader kills the unbelievably hateful and destructive and deceitful emperor — just like AlGore just fired the unbelievably hateful and destructive and deceitful Olbermann.

    Will AlGore be, by this act, made “good” again? Will he become an avatar of the Light Side of the Force? Well, I don’t want to think about that, because to continue the analogy, AlGore would have to die, so he can appear, ghost-like, just as the black American is saved from the embarrassment of kissing his sister.

    I don’t really see any parallels with THAT here, but I’m sure someone could go there.

  • FurryGuy

    #51 March 30, 2012 at 10:01 pm
    Taqiyyotomist commented:

    Those last three comments could be quite instrumental in a great episode of the Burke’s Connections.

    James Burke’s Connections, ah, some of the best educational television the BBC has ever done. I have all three series on DVD and enjoy watching them even after almost having all of the episodes memorized. I still marvel how feeding Napoleon’s troops ended up helping put man on the moon.

    Too bad that Al Gore and Current TV are considered by the Loony Left the best educational venue available these days.

  • FurryGuy

    #53 March 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm
    Taqiyyotomist commented:

    alGore firing Olbermann is more akin to the Bolsheviks overthrowing the Tsar. Evil followed evil, especially with Uncle Vlad reimposing the iron fist of Totalitarianism on the Russian people.

  • Rock

    Rosie, Oby, and now I understand Soledad O’Brien ratings are in the toilet, hopefully a trifecta in the works.

  • Patty

    😆 😆 What goes around comes around. I just won the mega millions. No really but this article has made feel like I did.

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  • Peter Warner

    That statement by Mr. Olbermann should not be labeled ‘an apology’. Those three paragraphs have got to be the least contrite that I’ve read in decades.

    A personal request: Jim Hoft, can you post something uplifting occasionally just to offset the constant outpouring of depressing and irritating news? It would be a nice addition.

    Best regards, Peter Warner.

  • keith actually wanted that job? now he knows how all the people that lost their jobs because of economic policies he advocated feel.

  • stan chaz

    Did Current TV simply use Keith to gain attention and higher ratings? They KNEW what they were getting! Keith injects emotion into his commentary, his intelligent and incisive reporting, his humor, and his relationships….all of which makes his program so interesting. You FEEL his pain, you FEEL his anger, and you FEEL his heart-felt sincerity when he covers a story. He’s never just a talking head! If Keith is absent from Current TV, then I too will be absent from Current TV. Keith is one of the best- hands down; as shown by is coverage of OWS, which was outstanding. I wish him well and hope he is back on the air soon. We need his unique voice.

  • #27 March 30, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    Peckerwood commented:
    Does anyone know anyone who has Current TV?

    Please let us all know,

    Actually, I do, with TimeWarnerCable. It came with the package when I ordered Fox Soccer Channel.

    While surfing once, I stumbled upon the former Michigan governor/nut Jennifer Granholm hosting a show. They have some real deep talent at that CurrentTV place.

  • Sidney Allen Johnson

    Well, Keith finally agrees with us. We have been telling him he lacks good judgement. Now he sees it.

  • Greg

    I’m sure George Soros will find a job for him in his evil empire.

  • stuart

    It’s hot under those studio lights. Global warming is making conditions in the studio even hotter.
    Olberman’s meltdown was simply a matter of time and rising temperatures. Poor Olby. Simply another casualty of global warming; right Al?
    A global tax on carbon might have kept Olby on the air. So sad.

  • Jay

    So it seems Gore lost that tingly feeling up his leg for Olberman. Just kiss and make up you two leftist loon homos. Then go away to some socialist utopia across the pond and live happily ever after!

  • PoorManzMaher

    I knew you wouldnt have the balls to post my comment Mr. MODerator…