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March 15, 2013

Keith Olbermann: I've Talked to Everyone and No One Will Hire Me; Current TV Will Be the Last Money I Ever Make

This is what he claimed in the mediation over his termination from Current TV. Of course he'll now start putting it out there that this was just a ploy to PWN CurrentTV, and was just a bit of harmless perjury.

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.”…

Oops, looks like he's already putting it out there. Note that the sourcing here seems designed to lead you to believe this is someone in Current TV's, not Olbermann's camp... and yet it doesn't explicitly say that, does it?

One thing I've learned about journalism is that the sourcing for anonymous sources is often cooked up to be technically true but completely and deliberately misleading.


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