Alternate headline: Insufferable, prima donna blowhard discovers job market for insufferable, prima donna blowhards is weak.

From Politico:

Keith Olbermann has settled his $50 million lawsuit with Current TV, bringing an end to the almost year-long legal dispute over the outspoken host’s dismissal from the liberal news network.

The terms of the settlement, which was reported earlier this week, were not released. But two sources familiar with the negotiations now tell POLITICO that during the mediation stage, Olbermann’s legal representatives cited his inability to get a job at another network — a move one source close to the negotiations interpreted as an effort to gain sympathy for Olbermann.

“One of the cards his people played was hardship,” the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told POLITICO. “He spent last fall talking to all the major networks, and he couldn’t get a job. The idea was, this could be the last money he ever earned.”
[...]
POLITICO has confirmed that Olbermann approached numerous cable and broadcast news channels, including ABC News, in pursuit of a job while still on contract with Current TV. Olbermann has also approached non-news networks, including ESPN and AMC, the channel that broadcasts “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” sources told POLITICO.
[...]
One source who spoke with POLITICO said the settlement between Olbermann and Current TV was “significantly less” than $50 million, though that could not be confirmed with other sources.

In a fight between Al Gore and Keith Olbermann it’s hard to know who to root for, but that aside, it appears Gore emerged victorious on this one.

Has Olbermann tried to get a job introducing movies on TCM yet? That’d be hilarious:

olbermann1

“Our next film this evening is a musical portrait of the multi-talented George M. Cohan, who, unlike Dick ‘Torquemada’ Cheney and Bush-the-War-Criminal, never tortured innocent people. From Cohan’s early days as a child-star in his family’s vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from a president — a president who by the way never slaughtered innocent women and children overseas in the name of oil — for his special contributions to the United States. Cohan produced, directed, wrote and starred in this production much the way Bush/Cheney singlehandedly orchestrated the most vile, hateful, illegal and immoral wars this nation, nay the world, has ever seen. We hope you enjoy this 1942 classic, Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

Comments

12 Responses to “Report: Keith Olbermann Settles Lawsuit Against Gore’s ‘Current TV’ for ‘Significantly Less’ Than He Wanted; Lawyers Cited Financial Hardship”

  1. JetHeadJoe on March 15th, 2013 2:33 pm

    That explains it…I thought I heard the sounds of a toilet flushing in the middle of the night, but my wife, son, and cat were all sound asleep.

    Keith needs to bank the settlement money, move out to the middle of nowhere with a solar powered laptop, write about his new hermit lifestyle, and post to his online blog when he comes to town oh say once a month to resupply. Better yet he should just stick to Twitter; he'd be marginally easier to digest at a 144 character per post pace.

  2. Truesoldier__ on March 15th, 2013 2:38 pm

    Maybe he should approach the Palestinian tv channel that broadcasts the Islamic Mouse show. He could easily peddle his Darth Cheney and BushGate meme's there with ease (and he would actually have a receptive audience).

  3. Marshall_Will on March 15th, 2013 2:59 pm

    TPTB, making my Friday.

    Hope Michelle has this splattered all over Twitchy, Twitter and anyone that has an internet connection. Every single address of her reasoned [researched] and thoughtful observations were prefaced w/ mockery of her maiden name. As if that -alone- was sufficient to 'discredit' her.

    Oh, and then never mentions his name again… Have fun doing un-credited voice-overs for Wipeout.

  4. Truesoldier__ on March 15th, 2013 3:17 pm

    O/T…Dems defeat amendment that would have stopped advertising food stamps in Mexico:
    http://truesoldier96.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/sen

    Just looking out for their future voter base I suppose.

  5. Marshall_Will on March 15th, 2013 3:32 pm

    My gawd. What BUSINESS is it of the USDA to be CREATING illegals w/ our tax dollars! Are they advertising the EIC handouts on La Pantera Radio as well?

    I mean WTF?

  6. Dexter_Alarius on March 15th, 2013 3:37 pm

    Poor Keith.
    Maybe he could be the new Sham Wow dude.
    "Are you with me, camera guy?"

  7. SignPainterGuy on March 15th, 2013 7:50 pm

    But can Olberdork be convincing showing how the Sham Wow can clean up the mess left by Bush / Cheney ?

    I think not !

  8. SignPainterGuy on March 15th, 2013 7:52 pm

    I thought I heard a few weeks back that KO was hired back at ESPN ?! Was that just loose talk ? Did I miss the punchline ?

  9. Granny55 on March 15th, 2013 8:46 pm

    No doubt Olberweenie is Oblamer's secret twin (from the honky white side of the family). Oh my – is that going to get me in trouble???

  10. Joe Redfield on March 16th, 2013 1:59 pm

    That was a rumor that KO started himself.

  11. SignPainterGuy on March 16th, 2013 2:27 pm

    Aaaah, so I DID miss the punchline !? ;-)

    Thanks, Joe !

    KO sounds like a Keynesian; prime the economic pump with gov. spending; he thinks he can prime the employment pump with tales of employment prospects ! FAIL !!

  12. Rosalie on March 16th, 2013 2:42 pm

    I heard that he really didn't do a bad job as a sports announcer. I'd have to see him to believe that.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.