Keith Olbermann has been fired by Current TV and has been replaced by Eliot Spitzer, previously of CNN.
Olbermann's tenure at Current lasted less than a year. Previously he had been employed at MSNBC, where his "Countdown" program ran for eight years.
In 2011, Olbermann left MSNBC for Current, but apparently things weren't going so smoothly. Current founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt released a statement that reads:
We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive outlet. We are more committed to those goals today than ever before.
Current was also 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.
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We are moving ahead by honoring Current's values. Current has a fundamental obligation to deliver news programming with a progressive perspective that