Olbermann’s absence from that coverage has been conspicuous, and on Wednesday of last week, he fired off a statement to the Hollywood Reporter about why he, the face of Current TV, has not been leading its coverage, especially when the Iowa caucuses occurred on Tuesday, according to the Huffington Post.
“I was not given a legitimate opportunity to host under acceptable conditions,” he said of that event. “They know it, and we know it. Telling half the story is wrong.”
In a memo to Countdown staff, Current TV president, David Bohrman contended that Olbermann had declined to host Tuesday’s coverage, even though he had Tweeted that he was “headed into the office” to anchor the night.]
I used to adore Keith Olbermann. I rallied behind him when he went through the troubles at MSNBC, signed petitions, called the powers that be at MSNBC. I thought Keith was amazing. Then I listened to he and Michael Moore, two millionaires who have not jumped on the Patriotic Millionaire’s wagon, lie about President Obama. When I found out Olbermann has never voted in his life, that was it. I was done. I don’t care if fire baggers think he is the second coming, if you don’t vote, you don’t get an opinion.
The video below is a very funny parody of KO by Ben Affleck. It’s almost too close for comfort: