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Keith Olbermann Takes Gig With Al Gore's TV Network

2/8/2011 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Keith Olbermann has a brand new home -- Al Gore's Current TV ... where he'll take the position of "Chief News Officer" and host a new 1-hour nightly show.

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The show is set to debut in the spring -- it'll be the first time Keith will host a show since he abruptly parted ways with MSNBC last month.

Gore -- who serves as Chairman of Current TV -- says he's "extremely honored and delighted" about Keith ... calling him a "great fit with Current in every way."

Gore also said Olbermann will be able to make political donations in his new job -- explaining, "We believe at Current that every citizen has freedom of speech, and that freedom of speech includes the ability to donate to candidates of your choice."

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steverino    

Now they can sit around and LIE to each other- LOSERS!!!

1321 days ago
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Enough    

Nothing like hitting rock bottom.

1321 days ago
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Tim    

Great keep his ass off of real TV. Now only 100 viewers will have to suffer.

1321 days ago
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Greatnews    

great. no one watches that pos gores network, so no one will see this pos either. perfect

1321 days ago
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HMichaelH    

#4 cracks me up! Hysterical. Maybe they can get Katie Couric and Dan Rather to join Keith. Nothing like total and complete fabrication for the daily news!

1321 days ago
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abby    

Love Keith, glad to know he'll be back on TV. Al Gore's okay, too. A little boring maybe, but knows what he's talking about.

1321 days ago
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martinamerica    

Who owns the rights to the pets.com sock puppet? Let's round out that primetime lineup.

1321 days ago
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SayWhat    

LMAO!!! Hey Keith... since youre so "honest" *rolls eyes* why not get your new boss to tell you about all this global warming going on in the northeast.

1321 days ago
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stuffme30    

I think this is a bad move by Olbermann. He is not enough to bring Current TV to that many more cable outlets.
http://musingsandvisuals.blogspot.com

1321 days ago
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hummm    

Hey Al, where are you? We need you... please bring your global warming to NY we are freezing our behinds off.

1321 days ago
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??    

well I am sorry he has his mind in a place that would allow him to be affiliated with anything connected to Al (loser) Gore. Won't miss him though I guess. Goodbye Kieth enjoy your new found anonymity!

1321 days ago
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lol    

Propaganda channel to promote faux global warming, or climate change their new name for it. Hopefully Olby will remind everyone that climate change=Bush's fault, Egyptian crisis=Bush's fault, every other problem that faces the United States=Bush's fault. Olberman had a severe case of Bush Derangement syndrom!

1321 days ago
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nobama    

Gee, great career move Keith! Do they really have a prime time on Al's Current TV? Is it whenever the total viewership hits two figures, or just when they broadcast in color?

1321 days ago
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Mike    

What network?? Al who??? You mean the guy who lied and lied about "global warming" just before the two coldest winters recorded in the U.S.? Ha Ha Ha lol.....Why would anyone want to work with Al "I'm full of sh*t" Gore??

Perhaps because old Al is a closet homo....

1321 days ago
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sib    

BAWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! So Olberhomo is going to take a hit to his audience by 3 people? He is going from having 12 people a night watch him at MSNBC to 9 people at Gore's propaganda station. Kooks are so hilarious!!! LOL!!!!

1321 days ago
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