Media Blog

What’s Going on With Current TV and Keith Olbermann?

Olbermann was noticeable absent last night from Current TV’s Iowa caucus coverage and tweeted this to his followers:

 

Although earlier in the day, Olbermann tweeted that he would be on the air Tuesday.

Olbermann denied he was disgruntled with Current, but it really makes no sense that Olbermann wouldn’t be part of their election coverage. Something is up methinks.

Update via The Hollywood Reporter, Olbermann isn’t happy:

The tension between Keith Olbermann and Current management has boiled over as Olbermann sits out GOP primary coverage in the wake of technical difficulties on his New York-based Countdown, which bowed on the channel last June after Olbermann’s departure from MSNBC.

“I was not given a legitimate opportunity to host under acceptable conditions,” Olbermann said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. “They know it and we know it. Telling half the story is wrong.”

Sounds like he’s mad that the technical difficulties on his set haven’t been fixed, no?

Most Popular

Religion

Understanding the Mind of Modern Atheists

‘Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away” (Matthew 24:35). Anthony DeStefano uses this Bible quote toward the end of his new book Inside the Atheist Mind: Unmasking the Religion of Those Who Say There Is No God, pointing to the resiliency and truth of Christianity. “You can hide it, ... Read More
Economy & Business

How the Constitution Limits State Taxes

Must a company have a physical presence in a state for that state to require it to collect taxes? The Supreme Court is considering that question, which has grown more important as online sales have taken off. The Competitive Enterprise Institute has submitted an excellent brief arguing that the answer is yes, at ... Read More
Culture

Off the Shelf: Suicide of the West

Editor’s Note: Every week, Michael Brendan Dougherty writes an “Off the Shelf” column sharing casual observations on the books he's reading and the passing scene. Before social media, Jonah Goldberg would respond to obstreperous emails from a much younger version of me with a characteristically light ... Read More
Education

The Scholarship/Activism Balance — A Rejoinder

The Martin Center recently published an article by sociology professor Fabio Rojas, in which he argued that professors should maintain the right balance between their teaching and scholarship on the one hand, and activism on the other. In today's article, the Center's Jay Schalin pushes back somewhat. Schalin ... Read More