Alleged details surrounding Keith Olbermann’s Friday dismissal from Current TV are beginning to depict the man as quite a prima donna. According to Mediaite, a source at Current TV said the former Countdown host went through eight different car services while working at the network, complaining that the drivers “smelled” and “talked to him.”

Furthermore, though Olbermann’s $250,000 studio was built to his exact specifications, he allegedly refused to use the set when there were lighting problems back in December. Not only that, but he refused to let guest hosts use the elaborate studio.

Current TV is also claiming that Olbermann refused to publicize the network and the show when he wasn’t hosting his program (and he took about half of January and February off). They say he even barred his staff from sending out related Twitter updates, and prevented guest hosts from promoting the show. (Jealous that they would get better ratings, perhaps?) Keith Olbermann responded: “The claims against me implied in Current’s statement are untrue.” He added that the network didn’t keep its “promises and obligations and investing in a quality news program.”

Perhaps “quality” for Olbermann means eight different car services, but Mediaite notes that the network is “no worse off without him, and a good deal more flush.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have no idea what Mr. Olbermann’s credentials are, or his history, or anything. I just know I don’t like him. Now I have good reason to not like him – he’s a snob!

    Nevertheless, maybe Mr. Olbermann might make a good running mate for Mitt Romney. After all, they BOTH seem to understand “the common man” and the problems common men encounter. And they BOTH seem to know everything about how to make businesses grow which in turn stimulate the economy too! (Look up “sarcasm” if you can’t read between the lines here.)

    • pedro says:

      Please explain the word for the benefit of Bobbo.

    • pedro says:

      And I say explain because he doesn’t like to look for things himself, he just ask for people to “show him”

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and Junior Social Critic says:

        Which word is that Pedro?

        People giving an opinion after stating or even grounding the opinion on pure ignorance is totally foreign to me.

        Sounds more like your kind of problem, you know? Not an intellectual one but an emotional one? Like Donkey Separation Anxiety Complex?

        PEDRO!!!!!! – You may have found a kindred spirit. All these years……..finally.

        “I don’t know shit from shinola, but I like graham crackers!” —Ha, ha.

        Stupid Republicans.

        • pedro says:

          See? He doesn’t even see the word.

          Seek comfort in calling me republican for the benefit of your sleep deprivation over Olberman’s boot in the ass

  2. SPOCK says:

    keith… you’re rich… exit media spotlight…
    move to hawaii… buy a cozy place in the
    rainforest or near the beach… and relax

  3. John S says:

    The guy suffers from swollen ego problems. I feel sorry for him because the world will never think of him as being as important as he does. How does his family put up with his BS?

  4. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and Junior Social Critic says:

    I see Current TV now has an hour show with Eliot Spitzer. Thats a good thing. I still prefer Keith, but Eliot comes awful close for different reasons. More like having pita bread rather than a burrito.

  5. NewfornatSux says:

    Most limousine liberals are happy with their car and driver.

    • pedro says:

      The funniest thing is that this douche is one of the 1 per centers the lefty idiots cry about and yet he gets the free pass.


  6. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and Junior Social Critic says:

    The0ne says:
    4/2/2012 at 10:10 am

    Oberman thinks way too highly of himself. Watching me makes me want to puke. Coincidentally, Boobo is exactly the same type of person but worse in the sense that he loves to show off with flashy words LMAO /// Always willing to stoop to uplift my fellow man, coincidentally, this free software is on offer today at a wonderful website anyone here may benefit from looking at every day. The related Free Game website is also good. Not “great” but its free.

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  7. NewfornatSux says:

    Olbermann could get more viewers if he stood outside the FoxNews building like in the picture.

  8. pedro says:

    Conclusion: I see a lot of lefty loons (most notably Dumbbo) that would love to have a big chandelier lamp in their homes