Saturday, March 31, 2012

Olbermann: Imagine That!

By Rich Kozlovich

In an article entitled; “Fired Again: Keith Olbermann Humiliated by Current TV” by Katie Pavlich, she commented that “it is clear Olbermann just can't seem to get along with anyone, anywhere and has been fired from Current TV effective immediately” This is just after being fired by MSNBC about a year ago. She also noted that; “The progressive network issued an embarrassing statement surrounding the firing. Olbermann will not be allowed to sign off and say goodbye to viewers.” Imagine that!

Lucas Shaw, in his article quotes the official announcement by Current TV saying that their programming "was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it". He goes on in the article to claim there was a great deal of unhappiness with Olbermann over a great many things; including the supposed difficulties he had coming to work.  Small as it is, he won’t even have to opportunity to sign off to his audience. But here is the insult of insults. “Starting Friday night, the former New York governor Eliot Spitzer will replace him at 8 p.m.” Imagine that!

Replaced by Eliot Spitzer! Wow… I’m not sure what burns worse; getting fired twice in just one year for being an arrogant obnoxious jerk, or being replaced by Eliot Spitzer; poor Keith. Maybe it would help if he showed them his Cornell graduation papers that he must carry around with him to show people that he really is smarter than his viewers! He did however apologize; for Current TV's failure. He says, "I'd like to apologize to my viewers and my staff for the failure of Current TV." He says he is going to sue! Imagine that!

I really find this to be amazing. Are we to assume that the man was such an arrogant obnoxious jerk they would even let him sign off? Well, the man has played the role of an arrogant obnoxious jerk for as long as he has been on the air is it possible that's what he really is?

Based on public reports he left ESPN for being an arrogant obnoxious jerk; he appears that he was fired from Fox News for being an arrogant obnoxious jerk, (Rupert Murdock called him crazy, although that may the pot calling the kettle black) and seemingly he was fired for being an arrogant obnoxious jerk at MSNBC. Current TV hired this man knowing that he is generally viewed by a great many people who know him as an arrogant obnoxious jerk. If that is the case, one would have to assume that is what they hired him to be….an arrogant obnoxious jerk. Right? Especially since he apparently reveled in the role! So now they are offended by him for being himself. Imagine that! Did they somehow think that in real life he wasn’t really an arrogant obnoxious jerk? I just can't magine that!

What is even more amazing is the hiring of another man who seems to be roundly regarded as a corrupt arrogant obnoxious jerk, Elliot Spitzer, to take his place. A bully who made his bones by attempting to destroy the lives of innocent people; a man who abused his power at every turn; abused his wife and family by living the life of a serial womanizer; was forced to resign as the governor of New York state for corruption; and clearly has some serious emotional problems. What in the world could he possibly have to say that was worth listening to? He has already failed on one show, so why would anyone think he will succeed now? In days gone by a man with such a record of conduct would have been expected to ride off into the sunset as the disgraced cad he is and never be heard from again. He has no shame, and based on their declaration that Current TV was "founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers", they have no dignity or integrity. I wonder if they give psychological profile tests to their potential employees and what the criteria is?

One more thing! Aren’t these the same people that think Sarah Palin is stupid and incompetent?

Imagine that!


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