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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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writenow    

Oh My God. NOOoooooooooo. He's a sports guy. Current TV's cred is down the tubes.

1323 days ago
17.

MCrawford    


FABULOUS!!!!
KEITH IS THE BRIGHTEST AND MOST INFORMED NEWS REPORTER!!
HE WILL PULL MANY OF THE MOST CONSCIOUS AND INTELLECTUAL REPORTERS TO CURRENT TV.
THIS IS A DEMOCRACY AND AL GORE SUPPORTS FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND ACCURATE NEWS.
I WILL WATCH KEITH'S SHOW EVERY NIGHT. SHOULD MSNBC PULL"THIS" WITH OTHER TOP LIBERAL REPORTERS I HOPE CURRENT BECOMES THEIR TV CHOICE AS WELL. BRAVO TO KEITH AND AL GORE!!

1323 days ago
18.

Lisa    

Nice. Al GORON and Keith OGERMAN. Perfect match. They're both full of bull.

1323 days ago
19.

Rico Suavy    

What a couple of smack meats. Keith & Al had problems with bullies when they were young. That is why they act like they do. Total losers.

1323 days ago
20.

Allrightythen    

Two complete and utter fools under one umbrella.

1323 days ago
21.

andy    

"Current" is one of those very small, obscure television stations that you never really remember that you have until you're scanning through the menu . . .

I'm not even sure if Current is broadcasting in High-Def, yet . . .

Congrats, Keith, . . . you're now a half step above an internet only broadcast. Truly pitiful . . .

1323 days ago
22.

larry    

Great news about Keith. Love him.

Note how the FuksNews winguts whine. It's OK for them to preach lies 24/7. But when someone likes Keith makes fun of them, they weep like children.

1323 days ago
23.

johngotti6    

Al Gore is super serial about this ya'll. Pigmanbear is out there casuing trouble again! Get that pigmanbear!

1323 days ago
24.

andy    

Well, . . . to be perfectly honest . . .

I'm not sure that anyone associated with Fox News would have any reason to "weep" about anything. They have the highest ratings in the business, by a long shot, as well as the most attractive female personalities in the business (which DOES matter, hence the ratings!!!).

1323 days ago
25.

Old Enough    

Sad to read how many people on here seem to be brain washed by the Faux News Network. For those of you that are too ignorant to understand Global Warming I just feel sorry for you. It's should have been called by it's proper name of Climate change and if you look at the Global temperatures over the course of a year and year over year you will see that the temperature of the earth is increasing even if your particular area of the world is not. That said people in the NorthEast are complaining about how cold this winter has been but this past summer were complaining about the heat. THAT is GLOBAL WARMING! Now I suggest that instead of letting the Faux News Network brain wash you that you turn on some real news like the BBC or other international news channels and actually learn the truth about what is happening in the world.

1323 days ago
26.

DAVE     

Great news, nobody watches that network either. A match made in heaven!

1323 days ago
27.

EricDallas    

People, please, go back to school. You are idiots. Yes, I am talking to you.

1323 days ago
28.

charlotte    

I can just see these two on camera sitting there droning
on about "Global Warming" and what new taxes and government polices we need to combat it. What a crock of sh** that is.

1323 days ago
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sam sainsbury    

The posts here are proof that the truth hurts just look at the whiners that don't like the fact that Kieth tells it like it is.

1323 days ago
30.

andy    

Al Gore is not promoting Global Warming "fear" for the purpose of encouraging others to help "save" the Earth. He is doing it, because he has several business ventures which net him millions upon millions of dollars by doing so. If he actually believed the proposals which fly from his mouth, then he would be living his own life in a very different way. Money has been and will continue to be his driving motivation . . .

1323 days ago
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