On Tuesday, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann announced that he'll be heading to Current TV to host and executive produce a new primetime nightly news and commentary show.
On top of his hosting and production duties, Olbermann will also serve as Current Media's chief news officer and will have an equity stake in the company, according to a statement.
"Nothing is more vital to a free America than a free media, and nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference," Olbermann said in a statement. Current Media was founded in 2005 by Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, and is now distributed to more than 75 million households worldwide.
"In Current Media, Al Gore and Joel Hyatt have created the model truth-seeking entity," Olbermann added. "The opportunity to partner with Al, Joel and Mark Rosenthal makes this the most exciting venture in my career."
The news comes shortly after Olbermann parted ways with MSNBC in January, after eight years of working with the network. The 52-year-old had been suspended for two days in November after the website Politico revealed donations had been made to three Democrats seeking federal office.
NBC Universal said at the time that the donations violated a policy requiring employees of the news organization to get permission before any political donations or activities that could be a conflict of interest.
After his suspension, Olbermann gave his viewers an apology for "having subjected you to this unnecessary drama."
He went on, "It's not in my contract that NBC had rules about getting permission for making political donations, even though any rule like that in any company is probably not legal."
In an earlier statement, Olbermann aired his frustration with the way NBC handled the situation, claiming that the company was "inconsistent" when applying its policy and didn't hear his side of the story before suspending him.
"When a website contacted NBC about one of the donations, I immediately volunteered that there were in fact three of them; and contrary to much of the subsequent reporting, I immediately volunteered to explain all this, on-air and off, in the fashion MSNBC desired," Olbermann said.
However, all of that is now old news for Olbermann. His Current TV program is slated to air live on weeknights later this year.
On a conference call Tuesday, Olbermann revealed that the hour-long program "will be for all intents and purposes an improved and stronger and amplified version of the show I just did at my previous network. As for name and other particulars of that, stay tuned," he told reporters.
In terms of his role as a chief news officer, it was explained that Olbermann "will be very involved...in conceiving other show ideas and overseeing Current’s coverage of other issues of the day."
Current Media co-founder Gore also clarified that Olbermann will be allowed to make political donations in his new role. "We believe at Current that every citizen has the freedom of speech, and freedom of speech includes being able to donate to your candidate of choice," he said.
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To those of you that watch faux news ~ Fox is NOT fair and balanced! There are several news sources across the spectrum that I challenge you to cross reference against before spewing the "facts" you so loudly proclaim as truth. Just because Fox tells you it is the truth, do not assume it is until you've done your homework! Politico and politifact.com are two that can really open your eyes to what is a larger picture in our nations political arena. Do you believe what you read in tabloids? Because fox news is tabloid tv and should be received as such! The king of tabloids bought a tv station and turned it into the only thing he knew, trash tv!
KO hasn't done anything but point out all the inconsistencies, and hypocrisy the ultra right is forcing down the throats of America. Instead of being a yes man to corporate prigs he chooses to walk his talk. That does nothing but speak volumes of his character.
Yeah Keith! We were just lamenting the other day how much we missed you. Welcome back!
Can someone please tell me where i find Current TV, I really miss Keith but i don't know where to find him. What channel is it Current TV on and where is it Broadcast at. Please someone help me. I live on the East Coast.
DirecTV has it (channel 358). I believe it is on Dish Network too. Not sure about cable coverage.
Great news re Keith. I'm looking forward to his show. I 'm with you, lor1188 ! ! !
I have had Keith Sanity withdrawals. Does anyone even know what the Koch brothers are up to? The billionaire brothers
are buying up the gullible so they will be frightened enough to vote against there own best interest and contribute to a horrible situation,(the rich getting much richer), and we ultimately become a poor third world country because they have you believing that the hard working folks who over the century gave us all the 40 hour week, child labor laws, etc. are to blame for this country's economy, unemployment,etc. God help us all, and may Keith be of all the help getting out the
truth to those who seem to relish either in their bought souls, or to those who may be curious what is really going on.
So far, Comcast carries Current TV. We shall watch and see. Mary
I am so glad to know where Keith is going to be now!! I really miss him and hope this turns out to be a really great move for him!!!! Love you Keith, love your commentaries...
Keep up the good work Keith Oberman...missed you ad so happy to see that you are coming back!
Excellent News! Can't wait to see the new show!!!!!
Bob Washington. I said drees' post makes perfect sense. Have you ever heard the phrase, "can't see the forest for the trees"? I guess that's why conservatives don't see what right wing media (propaganda) is doing to them, our Country, and to the civility and honesty of our discourse.
Ok, Kieth way to go I miss you, I cannot wait for you to come-back.
Might this new alliance with Keith Olbermann represent an opportunity for CurrentTV to return to Al Gore’s original vision of creating a true progressive 24/7 cable news channel that could counter Fox News as explained here?> http://www.economicrefugee.net/keith-olbermann-to-join-currenttv/
Welcome back keith. I will be watching and bring back worst persons. CURRENT TV has very good programming; my favorite is vanguard.
What's the difference between KO and GB? One does the factchecking and guess who does not.
No such thing as global climate change? Just ask the folks in Queensland and the Midwest just how much snow is enough! You deniers really should statr thinking for yourselves and let the idiots speak for themselves!
Who in the world would look or listen to some one as dumb and uneducated as Belk, Palin and the rest of those nuts on fox? I will give them credit as getting rich off the silly poor ones that listens to them. pitiful!!
Yippee! I'm thrilled Keith's voice will be heard again – can't wait to have you back calling out the Republicans on their lies!
Well, he will be joining the rest of the losers;; ha ha ha ,and sorry , what TV?? is that show in the air , actually?? never heard of it; maybe, it is like a special closed circuit, for only the so called "elite left, no substance people.
ha ha ha fox news lies but msnbc doesn't,i see evidence of it on the internet.do you know how stupid that sounds? i suppose that the world renowned historians and martin luther kings niece go on glenn becks' show just to tell lies.or could it just be that they have enough brain matter to watch for themselves rather than imitate lemmings? the lies you hear are being told to you all right.consider the source if you are able to think for yourself. you may find that it pays to be well rounded rather than square.yes,you will here things you don't like,but that doesn't automaticaly make them lies.check things out for yourself,somewhere besides a blog site.
YIPPEE!!! Now how do I get FIOS to carry Current TV?/ Also anyown think that it might be also shown on the web??
Now, If only Chris and the others would join him, that would make today a really great day! Except Brokow!
Excellent. I will definitely tune in. Mr. Olbermann is a quality commentator and it would be nice to see a fiercely independent channel succeed. Corporate news of all stripes is becoming untrustworthy (even though Fox News leads the way).
Phew! I feel secure and informed knowing that Keith Olbermann will be "overseeing Current’s coverage of other issues of the day."
Glad you'll be back sir!
Excellent...Welcome Back Keith...Glad you are Back...
Love Current TV. Love Keith O. Should be a happy marriage.
One of the more unlikeable people roaming the earth! Now thats a pair, Gore and Doberman. They would beat a full house!
The Inconvenient Truth is that Gore and Olberman are both full of crap!
Al Gore AND Keith O – sweet Jeezus I hope a meteor is headed for earth as we speak.
Good news, we will be looking forward to seeing you on the air again!!
Finally a promising network for Olbermann. Good to hear he's basically working for Gore, and can do more of what he wants to do. NBC really screwed up when they tried to hold him back and hassle him. It will be excellent to check out this show.
Awesome, he moves from a network with practically no audience to a network with absolutely no audience. He's done for, buh bye KO.
I am always surprised by those who keep talking about ratings for FOX News. You do realize that MSNBC is not broadcast by a large number of carriers in Middle America who broadcast FOX. Even my darling parents in Oklahoma watch FOX sometimes because they don't have many other channels available to them. They tell me they only do it when they have to though as it makes them want to throw things at the television. Another reason for country-wide access to broadband internet!
This is excellent, he's tough and the far right can't stand him. My kind of guy!
Current TV? WTH? Is that like Extra or something? Honestly, I've never heard of it. Not being facetious here. Maybe he can put them on the grid. IMHO, I think he is sinking lower with each show that he hosts.
It is not how many people watch. It is how many people will watch. Besides, who cares how many people support that TV channel. Just peak into the history.....the history of humanity is a history of only a few men (not my words).
That’s great! On a non major cable outlet that nobody is carrying or watches. You go bath tub boy!
Good for you Keith...and thank you Al
Top conservative commentators:
Glen Beck – ex-alcoholic with a high school degree
Rush Limbaugh – ex-drug addict with a high school degree
Top liberal commentators:
Bill Maher – Cornell University, graduated with a history degree
Keith Olbermann – Cornell University, graduated with a communications degree
Rachel Maddow – Oxford University, Doctorate in Philosophy in politics degree
Jon Stewart – College of William & Mary, graduated with a psychology degree
good points. but your forgot:
Sean Hannity–college drop out
Somebody please read my Comment and feedback. It's the long one by Cody around 4:12ET. I just wanna know that some of you are listening and not callin names.
Beck has my attention because he's nuts. Olberman has my attention because he's not.
I think this is the best sentence I've read so far! What gets me is the people that call into those talk shows and repeatly say how much they adore them and keep up the good work....makes me want/ to sprew that people listen and adore those horrible liars....I just dont get it – never did. I like Keith and always have.
A Huge Welcome Back Keith! You are one of the few network journalist that can be trusted not to do the bidding for corporate America. Hooking up with Al Gore is also very cool as he is one of America's Finest. Can't wait to see the new show!!!!!
Yea Keith! I can't wait – Hurry please hurry...
It's a great move for him. He goes from the lowest rated tv,(so-called), news show to a show that nobody except the Gore followers watch! This guy is so far left that even the extreme left hate him. He has been made exec producer..of what. So now he will be able to exercise his right, which he thought he didn't have at msnbc, to develop stuff that nobody will watch. He was lousy at espn. Even worse at msnbc. He has gone from one of the most watch network,(espn), to probably the least watch network. Great advancement Olbe! Keep up the good work! Maybe one day in the far distance future someone will hear about one of your program you developed! It will be so nice never hearing your name again!
Olbermann is frequently denounced as "one-sided" or dogmatic. He does have a clear point of view, but he defends his positions with publicly verifiable facts, unlike the right-wingers who simply invent "facts" and shout down anyone who dares to disagree with them. While it is true that Keith can be rather strident in tone, his is one of very few voices in the American media that is not resolutely right-wing. The airwaves are dominated by the lunatic fringe at Fox, Clear Channel, etc. Murdoch, Disney, Comcast, etc., own the major media outlets. Even MSNBC (soon to be under Comcast), which developed a substantial viewership by broadcasting some progressive programming, decoded to drop their highest rated program. Why? Because Olbermann made three contributions to Democrats? ( Why then is Joe Scarborough still on the air?) So, welcome back, Keith. Your voice is needed. Many of us will be watching and listening.
Good place for him with Al Bore.
No one will watch. He got booted because he had no ratings. It will be just like Air America – no one cares for the hate and revisionist history.
But everyone can try to be valid in their lifetime. This is his and Gore's attempt.
Oh good this troll Olberman is going to sink another network.
never heard of Current TV
I consider myself a democrat with relatively far left leaning views, however, I yearn for the sort of objectivity that is supposed to be embraced by journalists so as to report a fair and balanced story void of one's own political stance and opinions. As a liberal and harsh critic of Fox News including but not limited to Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, Hannity...I feel it is my responsibilty to call out people like Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow. Although I often agree with them and rather like Rachel Maddow's work ethic, I feel that their reports are sometimes...if not often...slanted towards their views. Regardless of whether or not their facts are true or not...which they often are to Rachel's credit...it is obvious where they stand on the political spectrum. I concede that it is impossible to be completely unbiased, but there should be more of an effort. Viewers/readers should not be able to tell so easily and obviously what one's political affiliations are. When you are an obvious far left or right leaning thinker and people know that, they will never listen to what you say no matter the truth. But I guess it's the world we live in. It seems the only way to make it on primetime is to consistently insult others and make the most outrageous comments you can. The News Business is afterall...a business. But what about us? What about the American people? Don't we deserve some degree of objectivity? I should think so. We shouldn't have to dig so deep to find objective reports. Of course we all need to do our job of cross referencing and using more than one source, but it shouldn't be the job of our news people to try to get you to think the way they do. Give me the news. And if you must give your opinion, then state it as such. Say, "this is what I think." Don't word it in a way to make less knowledgable viewers believe it as fact, because many people won't verify false facts. They take it at face value and maybe that's their own fault, but don't make it so very hard to have an open minded, tolerant society. Stop playing on human emotion and over sensational stories. Let's get it done people. Together. Stop throwing stones. We are all Americans and citizens of the world community and we deserve to disagree in peace and dialogue. Not wars and insults. I love you all. Even you far right white folks :) real talk.
Do agree with you when it comes to NEWS. That is the problem. FOX News lables all of their shows as news. MSNBC is an amalgam with some shows being NBC news based and others more MS (originally Microsoft) based augmenting the NBC news format shows. Beck was on MSNBC, along with the likes of Ann Coulter, John Gibson and others in the past. I do agree that MSNBC is leaning left in its opinion shows but not in their news coverage. Show me the same on Fox.
Great! Can't wait to watch. MSNBC is not the same without him. Sorry Lawrence, but you are no where near as entertaining as Keith. I was wishing Keith would get picked up by HBO just like Bill Maher.
Who cares. He belongs with Gore, et al. This guy is a first class jerk that "nobody" watches. This is as it should be. PS I am a Democrat also.
Oh good, another network to run into the ground, I wonder how long it will take this mean evil man to do it?
Apparently you haven't listened to Rush or Glenn or Bill O. How they rip apart people without even thinking first nor apologizing for it. Go and really listen to their crap. Then post how mean they are....Grow up, lady.
Absolutely outstanding news.
Hope everybody watches and that your ratings become larger than everybody's in your time slot.
Please do not shy away from reporting and commenting on *any* issue.
Can't wait for you to start.
Way ta go Keith. Hope Current TV has you up on a web site too.
Why should Olbermann put a conservative on his show?? Self-delusional people(sorry Conservatives...should point that out so not to mislead) wouldn't be able to handle the truth. They are blinded by only what they see as what we all should do. You cannot change conservatives point of view. I have parents that are so conservative it's not even funny and I am liberal. You show me ONE conservative that will actually LISTEN to what the liberals say...then maybe there is hope to have one on KO's show. Conservatives just want to have sheep that blindly follow them anywhere. When I try to talk to my parents about other sides of an issue...oh heck no! They are right and that's that. Thank god I am not one of them!
It would appear that most of the right-wing knuckle draggers don't know about Current TV. People of average and greater than average intelligence will have no problem tuning in. Our family frequently watches it, and will do so more often when Mr Olbermann is on the air.
No, I don't like him. He is too negative. He doesn't have an open mind. All the things that are relevant to good journalism.
What a loser, great place for the hypocrite!
I too am very much looking forward to Keith's return to cable. We have very much missed his insightful and informed analysis and passion for democracy. (I hope he continues to deliver the occasional "Special Comment".)
By the way, for those of you who have asked about Current TV. The easiest way to find that channel is to Google "Current TV" and when their home page displays, select the "Channel Finder" (in small blue font on the far right side) and a pop-up page will display the channels for most cable providers. Unfortunately, it didn't for Verizon (now Frontier), so went to the Frontier Web site and pulled up the channel list for my cable package and found it there. (Channel 192, where I live near Seattle.)
No, he is narrow minded and unplesant to listen to. A know it all with no knowledge.
why is this even news
Good luck Big O
To all Olbermann fans...finally the truth will be back on TV....instead of the clap trap of Beck...the man needs to be put away in a special room. I will be tuning in nightly to see Keith. Faux News is so bitter about so much that make crap up just to stir up the country.I will listen to someone who speaks clearly and directly. I hate to claim Bill O and Glenn Beck as Americans they don't represent us well at all. Just hate mongers. I wonder how much longer Mr Beck will with Faux news?? Not much longer from what I see. Where will HE be....no where.
Welcome back Keith Olbermann...you have been missed!
Yay Keith! Can't wait! MSNBC is so lame without him–except for Rachel Maddow. I will be a regular of his new show.
Great to hear Keith Olbermann is going to be back on T.V. Most other liberal's on television do not have the "balls" to speak out like Keith.
... todays, worst person...... IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!
Not Keith. I just wanted to type that. (throw crumpled paper and shatter moniter)
To all you Fox "news" watchers. You need to remember, just because someone bases their story or opinion on facts does not mean that they are wrong. K?
Fox snooze watchers are still in therapy or at their work release jobs at this time. You'll have to wait for their retort.
As if Current TV wasn't already trash, they sink even lower by adding Olbermann. I feel sorry for people who follow KO and the hate that he spews. He is a self loathing sociopath who's bent on poisoning everyone he comes in touch with. All of the KO supporters need to take a hard look at themselves and ask, "Why do I relate to this piece of trash?"
Mark levins dog died. Too bad mark. the dog is in a happier place away from you
Keith, try to make the most of it. You'll soon be talking to yourself just to have someone listen to you. Now if I could only get Rachel, Ed and the entire Fox News lineup to join you. Pretty soon everyone will have forgotten all about you. Good unbiased luck.
What's gonna happen with that guy Maddow now?
The news of this clown going into obscurity puts a tingle up my leg. Maybe he can team up with Dan Rather and they can plunge into obscurity together. Buhbye
Good, nobody watches that program or ever heard of it. He can go off into the sunset and hopefully find some meds or find a priest..
I am elated! I Loved the Truth in KEITH....
Liberal Hypocrisy Case No. 39,871: Liberal hack Keith Olbermann signs on with Current TV (co-founded by Al Gore) and it's only moments after that the liberal teet suckers are claiming this blatatantly bias "news" source as the "Truth."
This is the same media outlet that allows Al Gore spread his ficitious stories on global warming.
Are you a scientist? Do you study climate change? If so, please provide proof, as 99.9% of the people who actually study the climate have determined that its warming.
Provide your proof, moron... Waiting...
JUST TELL ME THE TIME AND STATION. HURRY KEITH !!!!!
Another libtard self destructs. Good riddance.
This is just what Current needed to be able to play with the big boys. Al knew that this is just the beginning for Current. Keith will bring in big guns from everywhere. I am so excited tht Keith has a home for all to watch. The nasty GOP go look and listen to crazy Glen. You deserve him and Faux News. I noticed that Keth's fsriends at MSNBC have not let up on the GOP and their dirty tricks. Maybe in time, some of his friends will join him.
At least he is going where his audience is located. I flipped through a few stations and found "Current TV" on the map. Then again, its like trying to find waht you are looking for is located in Mongolia. Anyways, I applaud free speech and ones ability to do so. Even though I politically disagree with Olbermann, at least there is a platform for him...on Current TV....(giggles).
never to be heard from again.............
Olbermann is a no talent left wing hack that few ever listened to and no one could believe. Instead of spewing his left wing drivel it would be nice if he shacked up with other left wing morons (e.g. Streisand, Pelosi, Fidel, Che, Mao) and just shut the hell up. On the other hand, since so fewwill watch him, it probably doesn't really matter.
AWESOME!!!! Welcome back Keith for you have been missed by those of us with a brain not glued to American Idol and Faux. For those with DirecTV – Current TV is on channel 358
I love the love fest lefties have with Olberman. Kind of reminds me of the same love fest the righties have with Rush or Beck. Its no wonder our country is so screwed up with so man non-critical thinkers that only want to be fed information that agrees with their political slant. Olberman is as much a journalist as is Bernie Madoff is honest. Like Rush, he is a pretty good entertainer for the feeble minded tough.
Keith sucks, but then so does Al Gore. They should make a very fine, extremely liberally biased team as counterpoint to raging conservativism of CNN, Fox and MSNBC.
Don't like him? Don't watch him. That is my approach with Beck as well. I will be tuning in to see Keith and I'm sure I'm not alone. So yes, I've never heard of Current before. What a brilliant move on Gores' part to bring him on board. I'm sure this is only the beginning of something big.
So bottom line – he is taking his hate filled liberal schtick to Current News were it will be buried in the ratings like MSNBC was by Fox. I'm sure this network will go the way Air America went several years ago.
Keith Olbermann is a refreshing and necessary beacon of truth and reality, in a world filled with lies, propaganda, and corporate PR and lobbying! This great American, and those like him, are as necessary to democracy and fairness as oxygen is to our lungs. I will be seeking out the 'CurrentTV' channel, and hope that our Time Warner Cable system here in Ohio carries it.
Its been since the Reagan Era that government here is a laughing stock.
Sorry, but Al Gore, Keith Olberman and truth are just 1 big non-sequetor.
Oh boy, Keith Olberman is going to a network founded by Al Gore, liberal media at its best.
The operative word in your statement is "best."
Keith's first interview will be Dan Rather. "Dan, how did you handle the shame and humiliation of being reduced from a respected journalist to a punchline?"
OK...Current will air a left wing program. To be as fair as they say they want to be they need a right wing and and center to air as well. If Beck's advertisers keep dropping maybe they can pick him up soon. Now all they need is center..I wonder if Dan Rather is still looking?
Being an independent from Sarasota I enjoy all the talking heads on TV. I am glad Keith is going back to work.
Can't wait to see his new show.
For those who are wondering where to find Current TV: http://current.viewerlink.tv/
Olbermann, I"m so happy you back, we need other voice and this free America. From your fan from Dominican Republic living in Houston. Go Forward!!!! We need voice to finish whith the CANCER OF RUSH LIMBAUGH"S . Bring people that you desagree and prouve that you came from Cornell and tell us about education of Rush Limbaugh and Beck.
I'm sure this will thrill all of Keith's 43 listeners.
For years Olberman's biggest fans were the millions of regular guys who watched Sportscenter while knocking back a few cold ones at the bar. Now his biggest fans are effeminate guys who go to gallery shows and spend their time sipping wine and petting their cats. I'm not saying which group is better or worse but it does make you think.
Keith Olberman NEVER made fun of someones disabilities, such as Rush Limpbag did with Michael J. Fox, he never tells outright opinionated lies such as Glenn Beck did about our President having a "deep-seated hatred of white people". Keith doesn't incite anger and hatred and murder as O'Reilly did with "Tiller the baby killer". Keith just refutes the lies and hypocrisy of the right-wiing scare tactics of the conservative politicians. Keith raised lots of money for free health care clinics around the country this past year. Right-wingers don't like him because he makes you look like the bunch of divisive fanatics that you really are. Al Gore should have been elected our President in 2000 since he won the popular vote, but the Supreme Court didn't want to bother with finishing the recount in Florida. So we got stuck with W. That got us into two wars and nearly a great depression!!! Had Gore been our President we would have been in a much better position than we were in 2008. And whether you believe it or not, global warming is a fact. It doesn't mean the weather will turn all balmy and sunny. It means extreme weather happening all around the world, i.e. Australia, Europe, South America, US.) Warming oceans effect the weather patterns and air currents and create extreme weather. That's just a fact.
Wow–What a great, comprehensive reply to all the varied Olbermann critics! Thanks!
Keith please insure u also focus on the outsourcing. Of America too many of us has lost jobs because of this concept it should be stopped. Go get them Keith
To bad he left ESPN.... can't believe how he can be so good at sports and soooooo awful in political commentary....... I like the guy, but his MSNBC show was really bad.....
Current TV is the televised version of Air America. This channel may go the same way so now Keith will be out of a job and a bunch of money. It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
He was a horrible sports announcer when he worked for ESPN, then went to MSNBC which no one watches, and now is going to another channel that no one has heard of?? Great career move!!!
The tagline should read "Keith Olberman is headed to Current TV, instantly becomes irrelevant"
I stopped watching MSNBC when they let Keithe go! Hes the only guy who can rally the left to take the right on for their hypcorisy, anti-humanity, pro-watching their kids getting blown up by ied Republicans.
Ditto here. Does anyone know how MSNBC ratings have faired in the last month?
Great Keith can't wait to listen to plain truth and honesty keep up the good work we need. You
The right-winger armchair warriors are on the attack in the comments. Good! It shows that they truly fear Keith's calling out of their bull. I guess when you build your reputation on nothing but lies, you have to maintain your "house of cards" by denigrating those who shine a light on what you really are.
I thought Keith was much better when he was just doing sports reporting. Once he moved on to news commentary he became just another of the network blowhards. He is a good example of why they are called "talking heads". I prefer plain, unbiased news reporting and honest commentary by neutral observers OR a fair chance of commentary by opposing points. Unfortunately this is becoming a thing of the past on all television. People are no longer proud to be known as true television journalists, instead they have to market themselves according to how a network V.P. wants them to.
Please , please.. love or hate the guy all you want but stop calling him a JOURNALIST. I don't believe I've ever seen him (or Maddow) interview ONE person they disagreed with. His was an opinion show, like many others on both sides.
Okay! I'll start. Rachel Maddow interviewed David 'Kill The Gays' Bahati, Richard Cohen (gay to straight "therapist"), Michael Steele (former RNC Chair), Rand Paul, and on and on and on. Just in the past several months. She quite literally BEGS right leaning voices to come on – watch her show some time. You can't miss it.
Keith Olberman's show wasn't based much around the interview, and he never endorsed a candidate on air but he did interview Alvin Greene, but that was a bit of a sad moment for the GOP anyway.
a perfect place for a liberal idiot to end up ...... with Al Gore ...... Hilarious.
Kudos to KO on his new gig. Can't keep a good man down. Suck it, NBC.
Good guys always land on their feet-Good for Keith Olbermann !!!! Anybody with a brain in their head ought to walk away from the backstabbing right wing philosophy that Comcast has and join a network like Al Gore's where freedom of speech is welcomed and encouraged !!!
Is that because he is currently out of a job?
Well, atleast I won't have to listen to him spew his hatred when I channel surf. I've never heard of that netwrok.
Is it in America? or maybe Cuba?
Please tell me so I can block it if need be.
Can't wait! Comcast cable station 107 In Minneapolis.
I hope I can watch it in the SF Bay Area and that Comcast doesn't mess with access.
to all those posters here with an IQ below plant level, you know who you are, since you cannot think past the length of your nose republiCONServatives, your lack of education and common sense makes you the trash you are.......nothing else...
Maybe this will help dude find himself and stop blaming all his anger on what's wrong with the world.
SUPER GREAT NEWS!
The libtards like Olbermann speak of "freedom of speech". Well, freedom of choice means I choose to block Current TV, just like I did with MSNBC. Enjoy your lackluster ratings!
Oh, and let us not forget that NBC got rid of Olbermann after briefly having him do segments during football games. Quite the polarizing crackpot.
As my earlier post pointed out...when you use terms like "libtard", everything you say following it is meaningless. If you feel the need to paint an entire group of people, some of which are certainly as smart or smarter than you, you might want to learn to pose an articulate debate, rather than just insult invisible people. It negates your opinion.
You have quite the head to think anyone read your "earlier post", Fudgie. I certainly did not, nor do I care what your opinion is. There is no "debate"; I'm merely posting that I choose to exercise MY freedoms, just like Olbermann and the other libtards do. If you're uncomfortable with the moniker, tough. If you discount my opinion because I choose to use it, I don't care. I never sought your approval nor tried to change your mind. Frankly, you don't matter to me.
I am not uncomfortable with the moniker at all...I was just pointing out how stupid it makes the people who use it look. Thank you for proving my point.
I mattered enough for you to reply.
If you believe everything I say after "libtard" is meaningless, then why did you read what I wrote, let alone take time to respond? Are you so insecure in your own opinions you feel compelled to post "you're stupid" messages? (rhetorical)
I never said "you're stupid". I was simply saying that posts that include terms such as "libtard, Faux News, Olbuttman Rachel "Madcow", make the poster look petty and stupid". Now if you are not stupid, and are just use terms like that because you think they are somehow original and clever...well, that's just sad. As far as my insecurity goes, I am just fine thanks. I feel pretty good about being able to use words I have selected myself, and don't need to fall back on cheap insults, that have been said by millions of unoriginal posters already. I read the rest of your post, because it was an opportunity to cite an example of what I had posted earlier...so...Thank You.
And he is taking his fans with him. Ok one jump on the handle bars and one on the pegs.
Who is Keith Oburman and what is Current TV?
Keith had excellent ratings on MSNBC. Despite the fact that many fewer people in the US have access to that channel.
Fox Noise lost $500M in its first four years. The Moonie Times has lost $2Billion. The Corporate Elite pour money into their propaganda machines while shoving any alternative voice to the margins.
good move, your loud mouth self serving comments now will be on a station that no one has!! Perfect!!
Why do political posters on message boards feel the need to constantly engage in name calling and such? Using the terms, (and I am being generouos in calling them them that...), such as libtard, Faux News, Oblbuttman (really?), Rachel "Madcow"...for Pete's sake!?
Are these people so vaccuous that they do not even realize that once they use silly terms like that, everything else they say is cheapened? It just makes you look petty and stupid, folks.
Even more pathetic, FudgeMonkey – it's ANONYMOUS name-calling! I think few of us, let alone these deep thinkers, could keep up conversationally with Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, Hamilton, Adams.
To be sure. It's funny to me how the more people now that have access to information, and a forum for thier view, the less actual thinking and research is being done, to espouse an actual opinion. some of these folks seem pleased as punch that they have O'Reilly, or Olbermann to do their thinking for them.
KO and Gore will combine to produce the most biased programming in the history of the world. They will make Pravda look like Pulitzer prize winners!
Olbermann is a putz. While his show was rated the best at MSLSD well that basically says it all. Being at the top of that station is still very bad. Him and Gore were made for each other. Have them be the first two people to land on mars or better yet Uranus.
"nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media"....that says it all, doesn't it?
Good, he has another show very few people will watch.
And he thought he was obscure at MSNBC. Now nobody will watch him.
Good Luck Keith,
Let the uneducated racist redneck right go straight to hell with that wacko Glenn Beck. They believe his conspiracy crap because they are too stupid to have their own opinions or to do their own research. I would be shocked if more than half of the Tea Party could actually read.. much less have a valid political opinion. They simply regurgitate whatever Fox news tells them. They are the lowest level of humanity. Mr.Redneck, please go back inside your double-wide trailor and please close the door.
So, Mr. Brilliant, what is your IQ?
How can you argues with a guy that is so enlightened that he can't spell trailer.
Correction on my earlier comment, should read Current TV and not Channel TV. Sorry for that.
See you soon, Keith!
Fox news is the highest rated because more old people watch the news than young (and in touch with modern times) people. Try using some common sense before you post, batnavy.
Pretty bad when your only career move is to hook up with a train wreck in the making! Since he left ESPN his career path has been The Highway To Nowhere.... But thats what happens when you only see one side of life, but then feel obligated to tell everybody else what THEIR missing. KO'd ?????? Who really cares other than his Mom.
I beg to differ...while this is certainly a step down, going from being an co-anchor on ESPN, to having your own show on MSNBC, that you have control over content was certainly a step up. I'm sure he will be able to do what ever he wants on Current...whether it is a popular network or not...he is making it relevant by going there, as this forum illustrates from the response it's getting. Whether he tanks or not...to keep moving in a direction that allows you more and more control over content, is a good thing. If he can't make it fly...well, we all know what that is.
Funny thing. Keith makes front page of CNN while he's completely buried over at MSNBC.
No matter, Current is on the list now and I look forward to seeing a truly great TV journalist/commentator back at his game.
Yes, Beck should be on his first show, as by then he will be dying for any exposure. Once the signal gets to the wide screen truly who cares where it originates from? Welcome to the great Media Merge and forget about Brand loyalty. That is now becoming a fading bill board of the past...except for those who live life staring into a rear view mirror.
Best of luck Keith, looks like you've finally found your true niche'. I wish you and all 150 of your viewers on Current TV all the best.
I cannot believe the ignorance of some folks here. Among other things, they don't get that "global warming" results in wild fluctuations of weather, leading to weather anomalies – just like we're having. (Maybe you lot should try reading a book sometime and not just listen to the little left of your mind by your cirrhotic livers.) To equate Glenn Beck – an avowed huckster and obvious dumb-a ss – with Olberman is to equate Curly Howard with Walter Cronkite: there's just no credibility in a guy whose best pronouncements are delivered as he runs on the floor pivoting on his ear shouting "Woo-woo-woo-woo." Hey Right=wing, how about sending to Curry's for a new brain? You might like Jean-Paul Sartre.
I'm thrilled that Keith is coming back. He is the bravest journalist in America. God bless him for continuing to speak truth to power.
Thank you Current TV. For giving voice back to the people of America. Kieth Olbermann has been and will continue to be why I got so into polotics these past two vital elections.Along with his previous fellow co workers,Rachel and Chris,presented politics in such a way that I became thoroughly engaged.Thanks again Current TV,,,Kieth do your thang
I'm very excited about this.
Am a very loyal viewer of Olbermann and will continue to do so. If Cox Cable can't provide Channel TV then it will be time for me to change to another company that does broadcast Channel TV. I looked forward every weekday night for his news program and very happy to hear he is back on. His commentary may get to some but what the hell, the TRUTH HURTS. Welcome back my friend!!!
What the heck is The Current Channel?
This is just a product of burning to many bridges. a mental health specialist may help
Yea!!! Keith is back!!! Can't keep a great liberal down for long!!!!
Current TV? Whose basement is that run out of?
It's the one twenty floors above the Limbaugh ordure.
What Keith Oberman got fired for is the exact same thing Hannidy, Beck and Limbaugh are praised for by their peers.
He may as well be on public access television...airing between the neo-Nazis and the Klansmen.
So Beck and Limbaugh will be moving to public access, as well? It's always humorously pitiful that the cons so often find it necessary to fire a verbal preemptive strike by calling the kettle black, as if to deflect the truth and thus evade responsibility for their hate speech. The real fascist neo-nazi and klan rallies are on Faux News and rightwing fearmonger radio.
Keith Olbermann is awesome. He's not only the most attractive news man around, he's also the best!!
I see that this announcement has brought the right wing nuts out in force. They are SO scared of Keith and a show that they SAY they don't even watch? Then why are they commenting about it? Very transparent that they are all closeted Keith fans. :)
I can't wait for Keith to be back on the air!
Right wing people are scared of everything – mostly themselves.
Next stop Hollywood Squares, and good riddance.
Chief News Officer? How about chief propaganda officer for the inventor of the internet. Maybe they can both dine at Al's new $9M house in Santa Barbara that'll be underwater soon according to an inconvnent truth.
Great even a smaller audience than your MSNBC gig. . .I predict in three years he'll be on YouTube only.
Never heard of Current TV, but I will find them. Keith will put them on the map, just like he did MSNBC. Watch MSNBC ratings fall and Current take over. Watch Rachel, Larwence, Schultz, et. al., switch over to Current in the next year or 2. Watch MSNBC become a small right-wing mouth piece. I can see it now. Go Keith!
One comment indicated Al Gore won the popular vote. Our founding fathers were very careful to protect individual rights when they founded us as a Republic. We are not a democracy as some would think. It is not by a mere majority of votes that one is elected and that was intentional. The method used prevents one or two large states with a huge population from controling an election. Who wants New York and California selecting the President in every election?
I see several comments about Glenn Beck lying. What specifically is he lying about?
I also see comments about how many more conservative talk show host there are compared to left or liberal. Could it be there are a lot more conservatives, How many liberals do you think there are?
First of all, the majority of the people who voted wanted Gore to be president. Yes, our voting system is intentionally biased so that everyone's vote does not count the same.
You asked about Beck's lying. The easiest example is when he told his sheep at the hypocritically named Restore Honor rally, that he had had George Washington's speech in his hands. It was a blatant lie.
I see several comments about Glenn Beck lying. What specifically is he lying about?"
Have you even seen Olbermann's "Countdown"? You can probably go to "Beck-Countdown" on Youtube and you will get your fill.
here's a quote from Beck's own beak: Huffington post (9-3-2010): "After being called on a white lie he told during his Restoring Honor rally, Glenn Beck admitted Thursday that he stretched the truth because he "thought it would be a little easier." (PS that reference came from Google: "Beck lying." There are other references there.)
It's always easier to lie, Glenn, especially for you.
Olbermann? I though he was dead. Last time I saw him was on Sportcenter on the World Wide Leader. I could of swore Dan Patrick said he was dead. Olbermann? Keith Olbermann? I guess MSNBC is kind of like a witness protection program. Are you sure he's not dead?
Good. Now I can NOT watch him on his new channel.
A propagandist is a propagandist.
It doesn't matter where he is, he'll just spew lies.
Do you watch Beck, Hannity or O'Reilly? Or listen to Limbaugh? Are they not propaganda machines?
The collective intelligence of the dolts who wrote anti-Olbermann comments here would not be enough to light up a 25 watt light bulb for more than 5 seconds. Most of these illiterate hicks don't know how to spell simple words properly, which makes me believe that they should have been watching Sesame Street when they were watching Glenn Beck or Bill O'Reilly. I for one wish Mr. Olbermann the best of luck at Current TV. Now I just need to get Time-Warner to subscribe to it.
First of all, you people talking about low ratings are COMPLETE IDIOTS! He was the top ratings getter on MSNBC. Clearly you don't know what you're talking about. And no he is NOT the left's Glenn Beck. You see Beck tells lies and fabricates conspiracy theories. Keith reports the truth. If you don't see the difference between Beck's lies and Keith's truthful reporting please read my first sentence again, especially the "complete idiot" part.
If all the theo-cons can do is spout false equivalency, then they must have finally run out of ideas, as if they ever had any original ones to begin with.
"Nothing is more vital to a free America than a free media, and nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference."
Right. Because news produced with political influence has a much better reputation for integrity. Maybe Current TV can do a special on how hurricanes form and show Al Gore how incredibly stupid his book cover that feature one spinning the wrong way and another sitting on top of the equator made him look.
A network no one's ever heard of does seem like the perfect place for Olbermann, though. However, I was half hoping that he would join Huffington at AOL. It seems like a perfect place for has-beens like Olbermann and Huffington.
Yeah!!!! I miss Keith saying that Sarah Palin is an idiot. I hope he keeps slamming her into obscurity.
Good for you keith!I loved your show and will continue to on current tv. I appreciate your opinions and your facts. Others may complain but who are they? Noone forces them to watch your show so why are they waisting their time by posting on here. Good luck on your future endeavors!
Danny Bonaduce: Your an idiot!Olberman made MSNBC money...MSNBC was nothing till Olberman came.You need to check your facts!Now,that Olberman is gone from MSNBC...it will dwindle to what it was, NOTHING!Thank god for CNN!
Congrats to Keith
I hope it isTimbucto and maybe the rest of that crowd will follow.
JUST the excuse I needed to switch from my current cable provider to AT&T U-Verse! I will be among the millions of quote "liberal" viewers watching Mr. Olbermann. We miss your left-leaning commentary to offset those on Fox.
Current TV ?????
Watched by how many people ? 2 ??????
Bye-bye Keith !
Like the proverbial tree in the forest, no one will watch,so, did the show really happen? Marginalized, humilated and still on the hustle. Who cares?
Great news. Current is actually a very good station. Channel 375 i think on directtV. Has a young demographic so if you are over 60 (The Glenn Beck/O'reilly/Fox crowd), you probably never heard of it. Keith had very good ratings, better than CNN and some nights better than O"Reilly. He was VERY profitable. , Current TV though small was wildliy profitable almost from Day 1. Honesty with a profit is a good deal!
It amazes me how much reo-conservative venom there is out there for Olberman. I guess he touched a nerve with all the Beck people out there, or does the truth hurt.
I am still laughing at Keith who.
All 500 people will be watching him rant, rave and babble. He is not even a good lier.
Keith Olberman:Left Extreme::Glenn Beck:Right Extreme
If you've never heard of Current TV, that means you spend too much time on FOX or have basic cable. Either way, UPGRADE!!!
CURRENT TV Is on Cable on Channel 103 in New York. Check your local listing. It is great newsworthy TV. Reporters are young and give you raw news from the ground. Different perspective than corporate news. It is uncensored and lets the viewer see for themselves what takes place. Interviews are more in depth. Programming in general is more informative. Thank god or who ever you prefer to thank for CURRENT TV and any like them.
On Dish current is channel 196. Current is a station for those with an OPENED mind. So if you're a Fox watcher be prepared for the side of broadcasting that you never see.
Since when has the left been open minded? Just more lies out of sheer desperation.
You mean that no one will ever see. According to Direct-TV it is the second least watched network in it's line up. Only the Mormon owned BYU network was lower.
Keith, I wish you well. May God bless you. May God bless those that hate you. Some day open minds will acknowledge the same truth. Keep on being truthful.
The "same" truth? There isn't a right truth. There isn't a left truth. There's only "the truth". Which unfortunetly very few on the far left and right seem to get.
As if Current needed to go any further left.
Truths from Al Gore?
No snow, blame global warming.
Too much snow, blame global warming.
Al gore showing that he cares about CO2 from his 15,000 square foot house, priceless
Do you actually know what Global Warming is??? I thought not.
Ahh, how wonderful it must be to have a monopoly on the "truth".
I am shocked that CNN did not add Olbermann to its gallery of leftists libtards!! He would have fit right in between Rolo Martin, and Blue Haired Donna!!
This is appropriate. An irrelevant commentator on an irrellevant network. Who says what comes around doesn't go around?
I wish his Mom would quit posting all these warm and fuzzy comments about this dirt bag.
Yeah because a NEWS agency owned by a Former head of government and ran by a opinion editorial writer who calls himself a "journalist" is going to be a great example of excellence in news.
As opposed to an owner who donates to one political party.
Good for you Keith. I have watched you for years and particularly felt your pain when your parents died and you were so wonderful to them...good things come to good people.
Best of luck!
Here's a list of the TV channels for CurrentTV, per one posters request:
DIRECTV Channel 358 (Nationwide)
DISH Network Channel 196 (Nationwide)
Comcast Digital Channel 107 (Most cities)
Channel 125 (Dallas & Seattle)
Time Warner Digital Channel 103 (New York City)
Channel 142 (Los Angeles)
AT&T U-Verse Channel 189 (Nationwide)
Thanks for posting the channels C.S - Many people were wondering where to find him already
Well, I sure predicted this one. Right after Olbermann left MSNBC I wrote:
"The Last thing Olbemann is is crazy. He may be temperamental like many artistic types – and Olbermann is definitely a verbal performing artist – but crazy he is not, In fact, his penetrating rants are some of the most rational editorial discourses I've ever experienced. The fact that he constructs and then performs them with a sometimes loosely harnessed emotional intensity borne of conviction and a dedication to human core principles like justice, fair play and honesty only underscores his rationality in the end.
Does he take it over the top on occasion? Sure, but he is rational enough to know when he has and can laugh at himself when confronted with it. When Ben Affleck impersonated Olbermann on Saturday Night Live in a sketch of "Countdown" which hilariously mocked the MSNBC anchor and played him as an exaggerating, pompous cat-owner who speaks like a Shakespearean actor, cuts off his guests and lives with his mother, Obermann aired the segment and did the same with a Jon Stewart segment calling Olbermann out on his tendencies for exaggerated purple prose. Tell it to Shakespeare, the master of purple.
If there is one thing that Olbermann can be accused of its that he elevated rather than cheapened the broadcast news conversation. He also saved MSNBC's ass.
I have no doubt that his irrepressible talents will find new outlets in the near future and the millions of us who admire and see his efforts as essential and even heroic in these days of societal collapse will gladly follow him wherever he decides to perch."
And so I and many, many others have.
By the way, Current TV, though not offered by cable everywhere, is watched by 60-70 million viewers.
Well said! Olbermann is the real deal.
The most well written fiction piece I've read since Twilight. Please send me your real name so I can find your fantasy books at my local library. thanks
Those with Comcast can find him on Channel 107. Looking forward to it!!
Congrats to Keith. Now he and The Goron can carry on their G A Y love affair on Current TV – The G A Y Channel.
Wow, you're just brilliant.
The Doberman hosting Al Gore TV. Too funny. And away he flies deeper into obscurity....
You meant wiener dog didn't you?
Great news about Keith. Looking forward to seeing him again. All those folks whose comments are negative are sure to be Repulicants!! Too bad, because KEITH IS BACK!!! Go back to Faux so-news.
An extremist moving from a network (MSNBC) that has very few viewers, to a network that hardly anyone, has ever heard of. I perfect place for him to fade away at………….
In the age 25-54 demographic, they actually have higher ratings that Fox from 8-10pm est.
whoever twm is on this blog is an idiot
Teriffic. Keith is the best. Where is Current TV – I certainly want to watch.
I will happily connect to a cable provider which offers Connect TV in its basic tier and no Fox. I will take CNN, HLN, and MSNBC. Until then, I'm keeping my rabbit ears. Are you listening, Charter?
Yeah, Comcast still carries Faux News (aka the RNC cheerleading channel). Not sure why anyone would want to be subjected to such mindless drivel, unless they don't actually realize they're being brainwashed. I keep asking for a pro-rated refund of that portion of the monthly cable bill, but no luck yet.
Welcome back Keith. I like to watch the news as it is really is. I like the truth so I NEVER watch the FAUX news channel :o(
Exactly...where is Current TV? Looks like your big mouth finally did you in! No real takers! Should have never left Sportscenter! Hi Ho Keith!
Tree huggers rejoice.
Ray you're an idiot
Olbermann had no other option. No mainstream network would take him. He had to find a place where he could be around liberal divas with as big an ego as his. He found it. Good job, Keith. You're the new Mr. Irrelevant.
I always changed the channel when I came upon his political ramblings. Almost like he wants to run for office. Should have stuck to sports.
My guess is that you probably scrolled over MSNBC to get to Faux.
Olbuttman and the only VP ever to lose - a match made in George Soros' bedroom. Congratulations, Keith. You just made yourself irrelevant.
Just a reminder, he didn't lose...he won the popular vote.
Another sheep getting his "history" from a delusional talking head... its obvious when you bring up Soros.
Great! But what do you mean by 'current TV'?
I am so happy! I love Keith – love all the truth telling and his insight! I cannot wait for him to return!
Clearly he is either being misleading or is ignorant when he states that his media will be devoid of a corporate interference. Unless he is running a non-profit, where all contributions are made in a blind fashion (unknown contributors) or he is financing Current using his own money, he is no different then NBC or any of the other outlets. From what I can tell, this is a for profit venture so he will have corporate interference or at least the appearance as such. As for media based on the truth. That is simply absurd in the world of politics where most views are based on opinion and lose interpretations of very complex issues. It would be more honest to say that the show will seek the truth in an honest and balanced manner. Something tells me though that he probably believes that slanted media like MSNBC or AOL Huffington Post are his examples of "truth seeking". If that is the case his show will have no more commitment to truth then all of the right wing shows on Fox or left wing shows on MSNBC.
It's absolutely amazing just how much the fundie-cons hate hearing the truth. They quite literally are bitterly defensive about it, as if believing in their fairy tales harder somehow makes them suddenly become fact. Faux News and rightwing talk radio are leading the way in destroying America's ability to think for itself. Displaying true intellect needs to be the new patriotism.
Don't confuse snideness for intellect. They are different.
true intellects are too busy thinking " boy I'm Smart". When the fighting starts they're always holding someone's coat.
Mark Scott – pushing the old "might makes right" idiocy The American right are nothing more than the high school bullies that never quite grew up.
Funny thing about bullies- when someone stands up to them (Go, Keith) likely as not they'll go simpering back to mommy.
Bleep them if they can't share the communications-space.
Keith has a nice voice and camera presence, but he should have stayed with sportscasting.
Yeah, I hear midget wrestling needs a new front man.
It is sad that so many people have no critical thinking capabilities. Keith tells the truth. The Conservatives are so out of control that they have a following of dangerous illiterate,ninformed, low intelligent people who buy into their rhetoric. For example, who in their conscious will watch Limbaugh, O'reilly, Beck, Palin, or anyone on Fox television. They all lie and accuse people who tell the truth of lying. It's ashame.
CurrentTV. Olbermann's career continues its inexorable death spiral....
Michael Black, you lie. Keith is just getting started. Apparently you have grown stagnet in your career because you fail to realize that temporary failure brings mega success.
Olbermann is a self-righteous pr. . . whose opinions are the nonsense of a fool.
Go play with your chalkboard.
It's so sad to hear that...have you ever listened to Keith Olbermann?http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/img/3.0/1px.gif
It's so sad to hear that...have you ever listened to Keith Olbermann?
At last a news source that is free from corporate influence...OH NO Al gore is involved! There will be a lot of "convenient truth"
Hypocrit goes to Hypocritical network!
His supporters need to learn what real, truth-based reporting is all about. Look up Cronkite. Keith Olbermann is simply the left wing version of whats wrong with 'news'.
Finally a truth. Keep writing dude.
Do you know the difference between opinion and news? Apparantly you do not.
Good to hear you'll be back soon Olberman. Never watched Current TV, but I will now.
I will as well. I would cancel MSNBC if it were not for Rachel M (and a little bit of Lawrence O'Donnell).
Another boring, run of the mill, say what you're supposed to say, talk show! Olberman , make sure you remember to paint things the way you're told to.
Huh? I'm curious, just who do think is the liberal puppet master here? I don't even think there's a puppet master on the ultra-conservative side - just a bunch of people blindly following each other in circles.
Glad to see he is back. Good luck Keith.
In Tampa Bay, you'll find Current on channel 128, I believe.
DON'T YOU JUST LOVE IT ? YES ! ! !
"Olbermann will also serve as Current Media's Chief News Officer and will have an equity stake in the company." This is the definition of conflict of interest. The Daily Show is far more credible than anything that these guys are going to broadcast. It's just a shame that some people won't know any better and will believe their socialist agenda.
Citizen 79 you appear to be brain-dead. If you believe anything that Conservatives say you are in the category of a Jim Jone follower. You have dranked the purple kool aid. Please tell me that some Republican who works for this blog is paying you to play crazy.
How exactly is that a conflict of interest?
This country needs Keith Olberman. With so many "distorted" facts coming from Fox News and other on the right, we do need some balance. There are probably 10 times as many if not more conservative shows than there are liberals and if we are not careful the public will be fed a "right" propaganda that could set this country back. Good luck Keith.
Yeah, then where would be? ..........prosperety?
Do you know why there are more conservative commentators? Air America – boring. MSNBC – boring. Liberal elitism – boring. Name calling in the comments by liberals – boring.
Fox viewers never won a spelling bee.
Wow is this ever the best news for Current TV. We miss you Keith and look forward to seeing you again soon. Gotta keep those ignorant rightwingers fact-checked daily!
Disgusting person on a disgusting Current TV.
What astounds me is how many "conservatives" are here reading this why they swear they can't stand the biased liberal media which infers anything other than Fix News. Never mind that would be the same conservatives who are so deeply concerned about spending but look the other way when it comes to the billions of unfunded war expenditures for the last ten years.
Yo, Keith ... A bit of advice. Try to learn the difference between "fact" and "opinion." Look it up in the dictionary if you must. And then, once you're settled in your new job, tell us the facts and keep your damned opinions to yourself. Your opinions are NOT "news."
Its called political commentary. And yes – when he had a personal point to make it was called special COMMENT!!!
best comment of them all...
it's an opinion show, not hard news. Do you think that O'Reilly and Beck are giving you "The News"? I sure hope not. you would be ill informed if you did. If you don't want opinions, don't watch "opinion shows".
If we can take dummy Sara Palin and lying Gleen Beck Welcome back Keith
closed minds and closed closed mouths just never seem to go together. Yeah I just coined that.
If you are in any way equating Keith and Sara/Glenn, then it seems that you too are an idiot. (Just joking.)
Sara/Glenn are totally disoriented re the truth; Keith will tell you whenever he's erred in seeking the truth.
And ... he has a sense of humor. Maybe that's why the uber-righties hate him- so silly.
Olberman Comitted professional suicide when he critized critizing Lienerman and then AIPAC and by proxy the zionist state which many Jews like me have left. That is why he is fired.
A traitor?How is he a traitor? He told the truth nightly. He wasn't afraid of the corporate bosses dictating what we should hear or see and he paid the price for it on several occasions.
He told the truth????? You have got to be kidding me... Everything that I detest about Fox News, Olbermnann and Maddow did on a dailey basis. There was never any balance to him comments by trying to get both a leveral and conservative point of view so the viewers could make up their own minds. No, he just spewed hate speech and got on his liberal soap box touting the liberal way which is only adorned by less than 20% of the poulation. That's why he is now on Siberia TV, oops I mean Current TV, or as they called it in the former Sovit Union, Pravda TV.
Fred – there is no way in hell you watched Olbermann to make such statements. In fact, Maddow intentionally doesn't get into the same dirty politics that Beck and others at Fox prescribe to. My guess is that you simply do not like their politics. FINE – dont watch...nobody is holding a gun to your head to do so.
Fred, why don't you try actually WATCHING the shows you are comparing. Olbermann is nowhere near similar to Beck or O'Reilly.
Welcome back, Keith!!
Current TV..... Great news as I don't get that channel as part of my Cable line-up. Olbermann you are such a loser.... Just go away no cares about your warped view of the country and world.....
Great, Keith comes back – but to a channel most people don't get. How is that going to make a dent in the low ratings?
Great. The wonderful voice of the far left continues on... No surprise who it's with.
Beware the men who professes to be the bringers of "truth and honesty", especially if their names are Gore and Olbermann. Two totally irrelevant men. This is destined to crash and burn like "Air America".
I anxiously await when you are free to return to blunt, non-restrictive comments and insight into our political arena. Our household misses you and can't wait for your return
I give you a year.
keep it going keith
So thrilled that Keith Olbermann will be returning to television – I so looked forward to watching him every evening – his insightfulness and honesty was so refreshing and can't wait to have him back!
Honesty?? All this clown ever did was dote on our Idiot President.
another round of kool-aide for the house bartender
OMG! you liberals are the bomb!!!
I love comming to this site for a good laugh.
I love coming to see just how really dumb you right wingers are. George Bush was in fact the poster child for conservatives in America. Good going, you meat heads. At least Obama can actually think and say meaningful sentences. It was like Bush was having a stroke every time he spoke.
A second rate reporter to a second rate network....perfect fit!
You're giving his waaaaay tooooo much credit dude.
way to generous with the rating dude.
Watch all the CONservatives go nuts!! Get speaks the truth and refutes the distortions and lies spewed out by Fake Noise Channel and the ultra-wing nutjob talk-show hosts (i.e. Rush Limpbag). We need guys like Keith desperately.
Whew.. we needed another hate-spewing liberal on the airwaves after Olbermann got canned. Olbermann is dead – long live Olbermann!
Oh, wait.. I forgot.. nobody actually watches CurrentTV that doesnt make clothing out of hemp.
There is a reason that FOX NEWS has the best ratings. Olbermann and Gore deserve each other.
Only thing olberman should be doing is cleaning bathrooms. His Journalism is shoddy at best.
Yep! You bet! A FAIR MINDED reporter like Keith is MUCH better than FOX news...oh wait, which is the most popular news channel? Isn't it FOX? And who has the highest ratings? Isn't it Bill O'Reilly? Oh yeah, I forgot...Keith spews the same hate as Rush and Glen Beck–but it's from the left so that makes it ok. As long as he's LIBERAL he's fine. God FORBID he be centrist or Right. Yeah, YOU'RE fair, geecee. But I think you're in the minority if you think Keith is in any way fair OR a journalist.
Didn't have to wait long, did you geecee?
I've been noticeing more and more name calling from the libs. Their arguments are too weak I guess.
yup, this will certainly drive the conservatives nuts...
Olberman going to an obscure network that no one has ever heard of, never to be heard from again, yup, it'll drive them nuts alright, lol.
There is a reason that FOX NEWS has the best ratings
The same reason that 30% love Sarah Palin. This is a dumbed down country.
Fox News has high ratings for the same reason that so many people watch Jersey Shore... or read gossip magazines. Our country loves drama more than we love the truth.
I was kinda excited about the announcement till I heard Al Gore's name mentioned. I've been down on Al Gore since i saw one of his campaign spots that showed him throwing a football. Al throws like a girl....If your going to lead the free world you need to throw a football better then a chick.....good luck Keith.
You are a prime example of the worst kind of American voter.
Totally. Everyone knows you vote for the taller candidate. That and whether or not he wants to abort babies or set up death panels and "y'all".. he has to say "y'all" a lot.
This country is overcrowded with morons. idiots with just enough IQ to read and flap their yappers about crap they couldn't understand even if they finished high school, yet feel empowered to comment on. You now know what the average Roman felt as they watched their empire in decline. All praise the sheeple as they shall inherit a s**t sandwich and swear it tastes great.
Yeah, because you never know when as president you will be called on to save the entire free world by... throwing a football well.
It's been too long Kieth!! Can't wait to see you back on the air once again!
hopefully with out a parachute?
Current TV? LOL! In other words, we'll never see Keith again. Good riddance.
You mean this isn't a promotion?
"Nothing is more vital to a free America than a free media, and nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference,"
Amen to that! Ironic that its posted on a page of CNN that has "videos you make like" next to it that are completely pointless and have no newsworthyness whatsoever other than trying to get visitors to click on them to raise their advertising revenue.
Yeah, nothing is more vital than a free media...so they can report on how the communist hordes are invading our homes and taking over since that "strain on the economy" called a MILITARY was not considered important enough to maintain. GO FREE PRESS! SCREW THE REST!!!
Make sure you say Hey to Sergio Cilli and Ben Hoffman!
Don't forget Conor Knighton!
Truth telling? With Al Gore? He has got to be kidding. Birds of a feather....
Lies Central. What a joke. Perhaps he can bring the Madcow over with him.
good place for him.
Keith O, Al Sharpton (owes $3.9 million in back taxes), Charlie Rangle (tax exader), Jessie Jackson (father of illegtimate kid) and B.J. Clinton (that's not Bill Jefferson). They could all hold hands and sit on a big couch like those their counterparts on "The View". That would be entertaining.
As opposed to Rupert (I will give $1m to the GOP) Murdoch's faux news?
Madcow, that can only mean Limbaugh. You really think Current would take him?
So funny how being well educated and actually knowing what you're talking about like Maddow is condemned in this country as of late.
I'm so tired of the Tea Party and their ilk. It seems to me they're just a bunch of 50 and 60 somethings who want to make sure they delay the needed progress for the future of people younger than them. Just because they'll be dead before the @#%@ hits the fan. The age of cheap oil is going to be over, STOP @#%@#%^ AROUND WITH OUR EFFORTS TO KEEP OUR QUALITY OF LIFE BY OTHER MEANS!
Unlike the rest of the media... that repeated the lies that Al Gore said he invented the internet and that Lovestory was based on his relationship with Tipper. He never said either of those things.
I'm googling as we speak.
No surprise here.
Good-O for you, Keith. I miss you and your relevant commentary, as well as your take on Washington. I'll be looking for you!
Excellent, Keith, we miss you as well! Even our 6th grade son has noticed your absence. We'll find Current TV the minute you show up.
How does this station generate money and which states does it broadcast in. I never heard of it till now.
you must have cool-aid on tap at your place. lol
When you listen to the out and out lies that Glen Beck spouts, Keith looks like a saint. Mark my words this day, Glen's days are numbered, even at Fox.
Has it ever occured to you, that this 4 feet of snow in north east could be due to global warming ?
Look at the irony. You have radical leftists that proclaim that Fox News is a propaganda outlet, yet, here they are building their own version of Fox News but with a sharp leftist slant. Two wrongs apparently make a right when it comes to political commentary.
And can we stop calling these shows by people like Keith Olbermann or Glenn Beck "news" programs? They are 100% commentary. They preach a perspective and leave out details that might damage this perspective.
People like Keith Olbermann or Glenn Beck are the poster boys for anti-intellectualism. Congratulations!
I just lost all respect I had for Current TV
Really?? The Current channel? What channel are you headed for next, Mr. Bitterman, when you tick off the benevolent folks at Current?...the RFD channel? Keith...you are down to several hundred viewers on CRT....Shark?? Jump??
This is the same media outlet that allows Al Gore spread his ficitious stories on global warming.
Are you a scientist? Do you study climate change? If so, please provide proof, as 99.9% of the people who actually study the climate have determined that its warming.
@TMW I challenge to post any "Lies" that Olbermann has reported. He mostly calls out the liars of the right on their own fabrications. Do you think he lies because Beck and O'Reiley told you so? Try thinking for yourself. I realize it might be hard for you but please try, your country needs you.
Yup, an irrelevant guy on a dying network. A match made in heaven.
The left's answer to Sean Hannity. Both for people with small minds. Olbermann also represents those with a I need the government to support me agenda.
KO WILL STILL BE IRRELEVANT NO MATTER WHERE HE ENDS UP!
KO is the worst of the worst...period. An evil misleading liar.......the bottom of the bottom.
I knew Keith when he worked for KTLA in Los Angeles when he was much younger (so was I) .. I did not care for him much then, even though his politics were not known. He just was arrogant.. stuffy.. nerdy.. no fun..
Who cares? Too bad he's stay in the U.S. I really think he should relocate to a country that would be more to his liking.
Who cares? Too bad he's staying in the U.S. I really think he should relocate to a country that would be more to his liking.
haha, bob, you're an idiot. snow in winter = no global warming. Is that your final answer? stupid stupid people. If al gore had a chance he would've created a cure for stupidity before attempting to suggest humans are at fault for polluting the earth. it's good common sense, but stupid people just won't admit it.
ryan, if you could point out where polbermann is incorrect as much as beck, I would like to hear it. Sadly, you can't. Critical thinking ryan, critical thinking. Just because msnbc is left leaning, doesn't mean they spread blatant lies. Just because an organization is right leaning doesn't mean they spread blatant lies. Fox commentators spread bltatant lies, and you can see the evidence all over the internet. The reason conservative media is the laughing stock of the world is because people like you can't understand why they are what they are. people like you, banging the drum of stupidity, keep the joke alive.
i miss your rambunctiousness and intelligence. How does one get to see Current TV, though?
This creep and Al goreface. What a pair! LOLOLOL.Pretty pathetic.
I was hoping he will run for SENATE. Good bye Lieberman, welcome in Oberman.
Carol, current tv is on a faux channel, just like the the biggest farce this world has ever seen, AL.
Nasty Keithie. Go away take gore with you, puleeeze.
KO for SENATE
KO for is totally off the hook. He should start an exploratory committee. he should run for office!
Current TV? Keith needs to go to Devil's Island for 30 years to repent for his loud mouth stupidity and constant criticism of everything and everybody.........the man is a reprobate..................
@Sam Some people care about more than money. What does the fact that you don't believe that's possible say about you?
They will be hearing about that little know station soon Sammy.
Olbermann will draw like no one else does as he roasts the butts of the Fox phonies.
It really is hard to believe this knucklehead liberal is paid money for his misguided thinking and commentary.....not sure why anybody would watch this guy....so hateful and bitter and just angry...even the way he rolls up a ball of paper at the end of his silly show, which thankfully was cancelled, and throws it at the camera....come on....who watches this guy? i tried to watch 20 minutes of his show once and could not make it that long....had to turn him off. What is scary to me is that there are voters out there that watch him...not many but there are some. Keith Olberman is an emabarrassment to all of us that see how the country is being destroyed by liberal thinking. The media is as much or more to blame as this type of detached person. Wow...it is hard to believe this guy and the liberal lying media...they deserve each other.
Now thats funny. The free media?? How about that Al Gore Global Warming report. Keith, you belong with your liberal biased brothers. Glad to see him removed from the mainstream media.
who cares about this pompus ass
Good to know he is gonna be miss and also good to know I don't have current TV or do I? Not sure but I had an idea, creating to TV station called : LEAVE AMERICA ALONE for all those left and right wing journalits and fanilly put media back in the reporting job, because the have switched to judging and stone trowings.......
So I look forward to read a similar report on Hannaty, O'riley or whoever they are.....
Whty would anybody watch Keith Olberman on any channel? Why? This detached snobby liberal is so absurd....he, like all liberals, needs to live in the ghetto, or in prison for a month, or get carjacked, or mugged to wake up and face reality.....
THEN WE WILL SEE HOW MUCH OF A LIBERAL HE REALLY IS....THIS FRAUD! THE WORST!
It must have taken all he had to smile for this picture! He's such an angry man. He and Gore make a good pair, both of them are nuts.
Keith never suggests that his listeners do their own research and not just believe what he has to say. You might actually want to watch a Glenn Beck show where he encourages you to do your own research and not just believe what he has to say. Keith is so ridiculous with his diatribes that this disenchanted Dem will not watch his new show.
Unfortunately, we do not get Current TV on Cox cable. I'm trying to have all my neighbors call Cox and ask for it!
COX, PLEASE LISTEN, I need my Keith!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And Your dumb. AZ Yankee? What a tool.
Hey Joe, it would be spelled "you're". Its probably a good idea to spell before you call another person dumb. HAHAHA
Is it no wonder that the Olbermann supporters are so ignorant and uneducated?
Tools are THE Fools that Fox News gather in front of their sets daily, feeding their insecurities, anger, hate and racism. Along with Not being able to have Healthcare, DENTAL or a job. It's called DISTRACTION from WHAT and WHO DID it to YOU>
Before you call people "ignorant and uneducated", you might learn English punctuation. "Its" is actually "it's" since it is a contraction for "it is". Keep up the hypocrisy.
I'd be willing to bet that for every Olbermann fan misusing the word "your", I'd find ten Fox News watchers doing the same thing, not to mention using "there" instead of "their" or "they're". Don't worry Ray...you conservatives still have the market cornered when it comes to illiteracy.
Ray, the period goes inside the quotes, moron.
So Observer, how long have you been dating Keith??
Ok Keith. Did ya all learn that at that cornell tractor school er what?
No biggie most people screw it up...and the possessive form of "it" would be its. No apostrophe.
Olbermann got a degree from Cornell. Go ahead and make fun of that and then tell us about the high school educations of Beck and Limbaugh.
Thanks...I was going to mention that one myself.
Relevance does not a college degree make. I know total nitwits with college degrees (from upscale universities to boot), and I know geniuses who never attended or dropped out of college.
Unfortunately for Limbaugh and Beck, they aren't those "geniuses". I'm just pointing out the flaw in your logic, is all.
Olbermann is a bafoon! All of you liberal weenies love him because he carries your water. He never balances any of his arguments with guests that disagree with his opinions. He will only cater to guests that think his way. When was the last time a conservative was invited on his program? The answer is never. I'm not an O'reilly fan, but at least he allows the liberal point of view on his program. The conservative view point is banned from Olbermann's program. The entire program is just about bashing conservatives, sort of like Media Matters, another irrelevant liberal venue!
Limbaugh, similiar to Jeffro Bodine, has a six grade education and Hannity is an elementary school drop-out who later got a D.E. G. Even so, they continue to attrack brain-dead people.
If they are illiterate why do youy bother posting anything? Why write something to someone who can't read? That seems even more moronic to me.
A mistake is a mistake and anyone trying to make a political point of it is wrong. Engineers often make such mistakes but only a fraction of our population could accomplish an engineering degree. Does that mean they are dumb? Of course not. However Sam your comment is even more insipid. I am a nuclear Physicist, and I am conservative. Am I dumb? So here are a few facts for you to absorb. The democratic party is the party of labor, poor, immigrants, and often lazy and unproductive people. Other than Hollywood and academia and a few others, the democratic party is mostly made up of those who are not highly educated. However the left likes to remind us that the republicans represent the wealthy, white collar, business owners, and other "elite" and the more well to do of our society. Wealth, white collar, business and elitism obviously also represents typically the better educated. I am not saying this to slam democrats, my parents were blue collar labor and democrats, and I was too at one time. There is and should be pride there, but I am speaking fact.. that while there are some very ignorant republicans, fact is overall Republicans represent the more intelligent and educated part of our society.
"baffoon"!!!! ha ha ha ha ha. And the reputation of rightwingers as even literate soars!
Bravo, olberman couldn't defend his talking points with a thompson submachine gun.
I agree Laugh A Minute – I dont understand why some are so angry about him returning....those who like Keith and appreciate his honesty will always watch him – those who dont believe anything he says wont anyway – kinda like listening to Limbaugh – he hangs up on you or alledgely has to take a break when confronted with an opposing view..Keith usually had a clip from a news item posted on Fox then replied with what really happened...thats what I miss. Those of us that like Obama will usually like him – those who dont – wont no matter what he tries to do – same with Keith. Thanks
Hey Dwelf, That's your response to my comments above? Does Olbermann allow the conservative point of view on his program? Answer the question, don't deflect like a typcal Liberal by personally attacking a conservative. Oh wait, you have been trained by your boy Olbermann, why am I not surprised! With what liberals have done to the education system in this country with assistance from the teachers union, it's a wonder any of us can read and write!
Hey drees you words above "those who dont – wont no matter what he tries to do" I now have to agree with your buddy dwelf. You are illiterate!
@ Matt Smithington
I have not seen KO have a debate with a consrevative guest. I think if he did, it would be fruitless, however. I have seen countless Liberal vs. Conservative debates on other shows, and it alwasy devolves into someone shouting the other down with spin, or making false statements to win an argument. I think you have to give credit to both sides of the isle for the decline of the educational system in this country as well as most other issues. To say one party or the other has ruined America is disingenuous at best. The last 30 years of governing in this country, has been a joke,Republican or Democrat.
The Conservatives on the radio and the politicians are good investors, and persuaders. They have people such as those who argue in their defense speaking ill of liberals. Limbaugh, Palin, Hannity, Cheney, Cantor, McConnell, Boehner, Bauchmann, etc. Those people listed don't care about any of you who are defending them. Those people are demons disguised as human being. You people who have been brainwashed by Conservatives need psychological treatment. It does not take a genius to figure out that these people are marketing their brand to make as much money as possible. Those people are paid well for destroying America and they have no conscious. You sillies should be elated to have someone of Keith caliber in your corner.
I think Olbermann's been too busy citing lies and hypocrisies by right-wing nut jobs like Oxy-limbaugh to do much else. Every show, as I remember them, was chock full of citations of right-wing venom, half-truths, fallacious arguments, and basic stupidity. Conservatives: can't live with them and they can't smarten up. Allergic to thinking for themselves, need charlatans like Beck et al. to think for them.
Ok FudgeMonkey I'll concede and agree with your comments above. Two points of view and a compromise of opinions! Wow, see what Olbermann is missing! His ratings might even go up!
EXACTLY THE POINT. The last 30 years of governing in this country, has been a joke, Republican or Democrat. I am SO tired of voting for the lesser of two evils. Where are the candidates with integrity? Where are the candidates who put the country ahead of their political party or their personal standing in the polls?
How 'bout that. A civil discourse...(of course, the shouting is what gets people to tune in!).
FudgeMonkey, you are the only blogger today on this subject that makes any sense! You must be what they call an "Independent"! I call 'em when I see 'em.
You would be correct...although I don't call myself anything. I am the product of conservative parents, and liberal friends...child of the 60's. blindly followiong one dogma is suicide. Every issue must be tackled based on it's logical solution...not to satisfy one's political party. Unfortunetly, it would seem that far too many of our American brethren, are too stubborn to see the forest for the trees.
Thanks for the Props! have a great day!
In today's communication medium, Drees post makes perfect sense... "you words above"... Huh??? Matt, you're the one who comes across as the idiot and illiterate...
Sorry for the typo's I was in a hurry to go to my granddaughters Winter Pagent....
Really? Did you really just say that the majority of Democrats are barely educated, and lazy? Did you just declare yourself a highly-educated Nuclear Physicist? Did you bother to learn punctuation when you were at school, while you were splitting atoms? I think the radiation has permeated your small brain, because someone that was actually educated would not speak in such general terms about their fellow citizens and think they would not get a response back. Please note, it was a Republican president that screwed this country during 2000-2008, and we all know how "educated" he was, when he decided to show up to class, at a school that would probably not have taken him as a student if not for his last name. Please go back to your fusion and fission and calculating half-lives of Uranium and stop insulting the majority of America
Most of the Ph.D.s in the U.S. are Democrats. You can go to any university in America to verify this. Republicans are the party of the status quo; Democrats are the party of change. It has nothing to do with intelligence.
you got that right
That's funny, I was going to say the EXACT SAME THING about maddow/overbite/matthews, etc. and say how lucky we are to have Rush to keep all of the tangled webs sorted out that these America-haters create
How about comparing the educational backgrounds of Olbermann/Maddow/Matthews to those of high school graduates like top conservative commentators Beck and Limbaugh? NO contest.
I assume by your comment you're meaning that the higher the education, the more reliable/valuable the information is. Just one question to illustrate my thought: What was Jesus' education and how valuable was His information? Whether one believes him to be the Son of God or not, the vast majority agree his teachings were the most valuable in all of history, and he didn't have access to an elite education.
Education aside, I'd prefer Beck's or Limbaugh's paycheck to the COMBINED pay checks of Olbermann/Maddow/Matthews!
"CHANGE" is right. And you'll be lucky to keep that in your pocket when the liberal spending frenzy ends in 2012.
Hey Robert -- "wont no matter what he tries to do" is ok english? Get a life man! Are you that far in the tank with the liberals that you have no self decency to admit when you are wrong? I guess not if Olbermann is your voice
"@ Adam – – What was Jesus' education and how valuable was His information?"
Maybe he's not the best example. If we assume that Jesus was omniscient, he miserably failed to help humanity by passing on any scientific information that could have greatly benefited mankind. Not one word about the benefits of washing one's hands or heating food to kill germs or even the earth being round or that it's not the center of the universe. Jesus reiterated much of what was already in the Old Testament.
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