That would be one Keith Olbermann, of course. Details are emerging surrounding his ... departure from the barely-watched Current TV, and they paint a picture that should have been well known -- except that "progressives" perpetually kept their blinders on.
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?)
Just remember though -- he's on YOUR side!!
a) It wasn't autographed by Snoop Dogg
b) It wasn't an Abercrombie & Fitch
c) It didn't have that "new hoodie smell"
d) A guest host had wanted to use it
e) It was only 50% cotton
UPDATE: The Daily Beast has more details, including this:
Olbermann never came close to the more than 1 million viewers he had averaged at MSNBC, but his Current show was drawing more than 100,000 in the prized 25-to-54 age group last summer—and that gradually dwindled to 30,000.Posted by Hube at April 1, 2012 09:17 AM | TrackBack