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Keith Olbermann slams Sochi mayor ahead of ‘most tear-stained’ Olympics ever

On Monday night, Keith Olbermann dedicated a segment of his ESPN show to naming Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov the Worst Person in Sports. On Monday, Pakhomov told the BBC that his town is ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics, which begin next week. When asked about his country’s hardline stance…

Olbermann: Sports ushered in a return to normalcy after 9/11

On his eponymous show last night, Keith Olbermann reflected on the value of sports on 9/11. He began by mocking the case of The Tumbledown Trails golf course, which offered a special 9/11 promotion: “18 holes with cart for $9.11! 9/11/13 Only!” He then advocated for the effectiveness of sports…

Olbermann: Corporate sponsors ‘terrified’ that Sochi Olympics will be another ‘master race Olympics’

ESPN host Keith Olbermann opened his Monday show by highlighting early signs of panic from Olympic sponsors that anti-LGBT laws in Russia could cause American advertisers and audiences to effectively boycott the games. On Sunday, the Associated Press reported that an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member said that sponsors were…

Keith Olbermann dissects CBS columnist’s callous take on NFL concussion victims

Keith Olbermann coolly picked apart a CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco’s craven dismissal of the risks professional football players take of sustaining brain injuries in a commentary Friday night, using the online columnist’s own “nasty” words to highlight Prisco’s own selfishness. “In the wake of the $765 million settlement between the…

Olbermann and Current TV reportedly reach settlement

Keith Olbermann and his former employer, Current TV have reached a settlement in their $50 million dispute over the outspoken anchor’s firing from the network. A source informed the Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday that the resolution came during a private mediation session between Olbermann and the network, which was recently…

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…

Current TV cable deal in jeopardy over low ratings

Current TV, the progressive public affairs network founded by former Vice President Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt, is in crisis and may lose an important cable deal over low ratings, according to an article posted by the news agency Reuters. In the wake of firing of its most…

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…

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