Sponsored Content
« Text Of The 'Blog Of The Year' Acceptance Speech | Main | AP Runs Picture of Senate's Only Black Member, Tim Scott, in Servile Pose, Without Revealing He Struck The POse in Narrating a Story About a Car Crash »
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.

digg this
posted by Ace at 02:15 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
jim (in Kalifornia): "11 Prince Andrew is reportedly demanding a trial b ..."

FenelonSpoke: "Could Tamika Hamilton be nominated to the SC? ..."

Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead!: "Something about this post seems familiar. Did ace ..."

Duncanthrax: "I apologize, I should have said the Andrew formerl ..."

Ian S.: "[i]To be fair, the best recent judges have also be ..."

Sponge - Death Sucks: "Someone should put Geraldo Rivera in Al Capone's v ..."

Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing: "And who here thinks that the GOP controlling the H ..."

Mark1971: "Styxhexenhammer got hit as well. He said this morn ..."

CNN Producers: "Prince Andrew is reportedly demanding a trial by j ..."

Fisht: "Get this fellas. This 29 yr old millennial just c ..."

Jordan61: "[i]The guy creeps me out Posted by: It's me donna ..."

The Central Scrutinizer: "488 RINOs Unite: Mitt Romney Helping Liz Cheney Ra ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64