Keith Olbermann

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Musk Lets Journos Out of Twitter Jail, but EU, UN Are Ticked

United Nations calls the bans a 'dangerous precedent'; EU threatens sanctions

(Newser) - "The people have spoken." That was Elon Musk's overnight tweet on Friday announcing the results of his most recent poll, which asked his followers when to unsuspend the various reporters Twitter suspended earlier in the week for what Musk claims was real-time "doxxing" on his location....

Gabbard Demands Romney Drop 'Treasonous' Accusation

Former Hawaii lawmaker's lawyer sends letter demanding retraction

(Newser) - An attack by Sen. Mitt Romney on Tulsi Gabbard last month has drawn a response from her lawyer. "Tulsi Gabbard is parroting false Russian propaganda," the Republican senator had tweeted . "Her treasonous lies may well cost lives." Romney didn't say which comments of Gabbard's...

Olbermann: I'm Moving Out of Trump Building

'I can't hear, or see, or say that name any longer without spitting'

(Newser) - Some people are threatening to leave the country if Donald Trump is elected president, but Keith Olbermann isn't waiting to make a move of a lesser sort. In a Washington Post op-ed, he writes that he's moving out of his Trump-owned building in New York City because he'...

Keith Olbermann Leaving ESPN

Will he return to news for Election 2016?

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann is a man without a network again. ESPN will not renew his contract at the end of this month, news that seems to have been broken by author James Miller in a tweet . The network calls Olbermann a "tremendous talent" but says it "ultimately made a...

ESPN Suspends Olbermann Over Penn State Tweets

He slams students, school in series of exchanges

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann is in hot water with the boss again , this time the boss being ESPN. The network suspended him for a week after a series of tweets in which he slammed both Penn State and the students who go there. "It was weird and unnecessary," writes Barry...

Stats Whiz Nate Silver Moving to ESPN

He'll likely be an Olbermann contributor

(Newser) - Nate Silver, celebrity political statistician and former baseball analyst, has just thrown the New York Times a curveball: He's departing his longtime home at the paper for a gig at ESPN. Nate Silver's contract at the Times, where he soared to fame for his election predictions, is due...

Olbermann Back at ESPN, Can't Talk Politics
 Back at ESPN, 
 Can't Talk Politics 

sources say

Olbermann Back at ESPN, Can't Talk Politics

Deal expected to be announced today

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann has landed back at ESPN, as expected . The sports network is expected to announce today that the former SportsCenter host will return as host of a nightly one-hour program on ESPN2 later in the year, three execs tell the New York Times . Olbermann's return, 16 years after...

Olbermann Looking for New Job— at ESPN

President doesn't see a current opening for ex-host

(Newser) - Could Keith Olbermann be returning to his sports-anchor roots? In the midst of a $70 million lawsuit against former employer Current TV, the pundit has been seeking new work at ESPN, the network that kick-started his career, the New York Times reports. Olbermann recently had dinner with network president John...

Did '47%' Video Cost Mitt the Election?

 Did '47%' Video 
 Cost Mitt the
OPINION roundup

Did '47%' Video Cost Mitt the Election?

Pundits analyze Romney's income tax assertion

(Newser) - Leaked video of a May Mitt Romney fundraiser—in which the candidate calls half the country self-proclaimed 'victims' —has the pundits swarming, with some saying it just might cost him the election. Here's what they're saying:
  • The video "has killed Mitt Romney's campaign for

Olbermann's $70M Lawsuit Accuses Current TV of 'Blackmail'

Current calls suit 'false, malicious'

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann has filed a $70 million lawsuit against Current TV accusing his former employer of "blackmail," and blasting co-founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt as "dilettantes." The angry 43-page complaint claims that Gore and Hyatt wooed him with promises that he would be his own...

Current TV Leaks Unflattering Email on Olbermann

It recounts on-set temper tantrum; former host files suit

(Newser) - The Keith Olbermann chronicles continue: The Daily Beast got hold of an internal email from a Current TV staffer relaying a little temper tantrum Olbermann reportedly had on set. It's not all that dramatic—he got angry over tech problems and threw a mug that shattered against a wall,...

Limbaugh: Olbermann a $10M Chandelier? More Like a...

...$50 lampshade

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann explained what went wrong at Current TV by telling David Letterman he was a "$10 million chandelier" without a home to hang in. Rush Limbaugh agrees that the fired host should describe himself in terms of a household lighting fixture ... just not one quite so precious. "...

Olbermann: I Was $10M Chandelier Without a Home

'Bright light' thought of bailing months ago, he says

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann compared his ill-fated run at Current TV to being a "$10 million chandelier" without a house, on the Late Show last night. Olbermann declined a chance to bash Al Gore, saying instead: "I screwed up really big on this." But he clearly dissed Current TV...

Olbermann Going on Letterman Next Week

Newly fired Current TV host scheduled for Tuesday

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann will appear on David Letterman's show next week, giving him a chance to explain his side of the story and/or take some more public jabs at his former bosses at Current TV. Olbermann, who got fired yesterday amid a feud with network founders Al Gore and Joel...

Current TV Fires Keith Olbermann; He's Suing

Eliot Spitzer takes over; Olbermann promises 'legal actions'

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann is out at Current TV, and it doesn't sound like a happy parting of ways. In a letter to viewers , network founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt wrote that Current was "founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these...

Hugh Hefner and More Celebs Who Allegedly Stink in Bed
 16 Stars Who Stink in the Sack 

16 Stars Who Stink in the Sack


(Newser) - Crystal Harris may have apologized for panning Hugh Hefner's bedroom skills , but comments like these just can't be erased. The Frisky lists 15 more celebs who've found themselves dealing with the same public complaint:
  • Jesse James: As one of his non-Sandra, non-Kat lady friends put it, he

Olbermann Debut Loses to MSNBC, Beats CNN

Lawrence O'Donnell gets more viewers in key demographic

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann's new Countdown debut didn’t exactly come with a ratings blastoff. Current TV hasn’t announced the complete numbers for Monday's show, but it said the program managed 179,000 viewers in the all-important 25-to-54 demographic advertisers crave. Current is happy with the rating, but Mediaite...

Olbermann Debuts in Familiar New Countdown

New show looks a lot like the old show

(Newser) - It has the same music, the same title, the same Limbaugh-bashing, the same liberal anger: In fact, the only thing the new Countdown With Keith Olbermann is missing, oddly enough, is its traditional reverse-ranked topics (hence, "Countdown"). The familiar show debuted last night on Current TV , five months...

Keith Olbermann Dishes About MSNBC Feud

And reveals who he's hired away from his former network

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann isn’t talking to Rachel Maddow, he’s pulling down a fortune at Current TV, and he’s plucked suspended MSNBC anchor David Shuster to be his fill-in host there. Those are just some of the revelations in a characteristically candid interview Olbermann gave the Hollywood Reporter . Some...

Fox, MSNBC Full of Obama/Osama Slip-Ups

Fox begins using 'Usama' spelling; celebs tweet reactions to news

(Newser) - A single-letter screw-up at Fox has Twitter abuzz. An affiliate station in Sacramento announced to viewers: “Obama Bin Laden Dead,” Metro reports. The station shrugged off the gaffe as an easy slip-up, pointing to other stations that have made similar errors—including another of its affiliates, whose anchor...

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