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Current TV: Olbermann has specialized in pounding the table

Current TV slammed political commentator Keith Olbermann on Thursday, after the infamously volatile pundit filed a lawsuit against the network. “Current terminated Keith Olbermann last Thursday for serial, material breaches of his contract, including the failure to show up at work, sabotaging the network and attacking Current and its executives,”…

Keith Olbermann files lawsuit against Current TV

Liberal commentator Keith Olbermann on Thursday filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against his former employer Current TV, alleging he was wrongfully terminated in late March. The lawsuit accuses the network of breach of contract, sabotage and disparagement. Olbermann left MSNBC just over a year ago to…

Keith Olbermann on his stint at Current TV: ‘I screwed up’

During an Tuesday night appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, liberal political commentator Keith Olbermann addressed his abrupt exit from Current TV. “I screwed up,” he said. “I screwed up really big on this. Let’s just start there. I thought we could do this. It’s my fault that…

Spitzer promises ‘facts that inform’ on new show ‘Viewpoint’

Hot on the heels of Keith Olbermann’s firing from Current TV, former New York state Attorney General and ex-CNN host Elliot Spitzer premiered his new program “Viewpoint with Elliot Spitzer” on Friday night. In his intro to the program, Spitzer outlined what he sees as his show’s mission, a “nightly…

Dan Savage: Gay bashing is really on its last legs

Sex columnist and LGBT rights advocate Dan Savage said on Thursday that “gay bashing” was on its way out, at least politically. “The gay bashing is really on its last legs, even in the Republican Party,” he said on Current TV’s Countdown. “The old gay-bashy part of their base is…

Economist: Romney’s only ‘concern’ about poor people is that they’ll vote

Yesterday on the campaign trail, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said he’s “concerned about the poor in this country” and the unravelling of the social safety net. In this clip from Current TV’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” guest host David Schuster welcomes columnist and economics director for Yahoo! Finance Daniel…

Cenk slams CNN for neglecting indefinite detention: ‘Do real news!’

Appearing on Current TV’s broadcast of “The Young Turks” on Thursday night, host Cenk Uygur introduced a new segment, Establishment Media Watch, and took aim at his first target: CNN’s lax coverage of the National Defense Authorization Act. “We have covered it many times on this show, yet we were…

Young Turks: Reddit is the Internet’s new activist hotbed

In a segment broadcast Friday night, Current TV’s “The Young Turks” hosts took a look at social media forum Reddit, which has recently become a flashpoint for resistance to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which critics warn will break the structure of the Internet if it becomes law. For…

Abramoff: It’s easy to corrupt congressional staffers

Appearing on Current TV’s “The Young Turks” on Tuesday night, notorious former lobbyist and convicted criminal Jack Abramoff explained just how easy it is to corrupt staff members crucial to the daily operations of Congress. “As soon as you speak to a chief of staff or a staff member up…

Former Gov. Granholm predicts surge for Ron Paul

Speaking to a Current TV panel after the Republican presidential debate on Saturday, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) suggested that Texas Rep. Ron Paul may see a new influx of support. The post-debate panel included Former Vice President Al Gore, Current TV Anchor Cenk Uygur, and The Young Turks…

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