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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-09-12 03:40 PM
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Keith Olbermann to host Current election coverage
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Edited on Mon Jan-09-12 03:42 PM by Divine Discontent
Source: EW

Inside TV
JANUARY 9, 2012 11:31 AM
Keith Olbermann to host Current
election coverage A truce has been called between Keith
Olbermann and Current TV

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Keith has
agreed to host future special election
coverage on Current. We hope that this
will start after New Hampshire, said a
spokesperson for Current.


Current
TV president David Bohrman sent an
internal memo insisting Olbermann had
been asked to headline its primary
coverage but declined. Olbermann, in a
statement to The Hollywood
Reporter countered, I was not given a
legitimate opportunity to host under
acceptable condition. They know it and
we know it. Telling half the story is
wrong.

Through THR ,
Olbermann issued a statement: The studio lights might go
off, but the editorial illumination is
better than ever. (On Dec. 30,
Olbermann tweeted that hed informed
the writer of that piece that anybody
who describes my disposition towards
Current as disgruntled is either
uninformed, working from a personal
agenda, wrong or all of the above.)

Read more: insidetv.ew.com/2012/01/09/keith-olbermann-current-election-coverage/



they should not squander the only reason most of us even watch Current. there is nothing wrong with wanting top production on the set, or having say over channel decisions involving the coverage of elections when you're the head of the news dept!

mod note: please leave in LBN since this is big news for progressives and the fact that GD threads do not appear in the latest & discussion pages, or in "my DU", at this time. thanks!
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