Even Al Gore Can’t Stand Keith Olbermann

Fox News

Current TV announced Friday it has fired Keith  Olbermann and will replace him with former New York Gov. Eliot  Spitzer.

A statement from the network’s founders Al  Gore and Joel Hyatt said it had been founded “on the values of respect,  openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values  are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have  ended it.”

The statement said Spitzer would take over Olbermann’s 8:00pm ET time slot  effective immediately, beginning Friday night.

It was unclear what caused Current to part ways with the brash TV host, who  helped build up the MSNBC brand while serving as the chief evening news anchor  at that network from 2003-2011.

Politico said Olbermann was reportedly fired for failing to show up to work,  “sabotaging the network” and attacking Current executives, according to a  source.

The left-leaning network, launched in 2005, indicated that Olbermann had  failed to honor the terms of his five-year, $50 million contract, according to  The New York Times.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/03/30/current-tv-cans-olbermann-hires-spitzer/?intcmp=features#ixzz1qh3RW96O

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