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Olbermann SABOTAGED Us

4/5/2012 5:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Keith Olbermann is a liar, a bully ... and worst of all -- he's just plain MEAN ... this according to Current TV.

The network has fired back at the "Countdown" host ... claiming his $70 million lawsuit is "false and malicious."

Current also says Olbermann was a crappy employee ... and got the chop due to "serial, material breaches of his contract, including the failure to show up at work, sabotaging the network and attacking Current and its executives."

A rep for the network added, "As the old adage says: 'When the law is on your side, you argue the law. When the facts are on your side, you argue the facts. When neither the law nor the facts are on your side, you pound the table.'"

He continues, "We will be happy to engage on the law and the facts in the appropriate forum. It is well established that over his professional career Mr. Olbermann has specialized in pounding the table."

The network concludes with one final shot ... "We hope Mr. Olbermann understands that when it comes to the legal process, he is actually required to show up."

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Mayu    

I don't have Current TV cause, well I don't want it... that being said... Oldermann shot himself in the foot when his publicist said he was already looking for an exit before he was fired. Hard to sue for false termination when you were, by your own account, actively looking to leave. they just gave you a little help.

901 days ago
2.

Hervey....Hervey of Arabia...He was a single guy...    

I'm guessing NPR will hire him, you don't even have to get out of bed to work there.

901 days ago
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jr70895    

Sounds like the match made in heaven between Olbermann and Gore went to hell. They deserve each other

901 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

the equivalent to rich professional athletes with a sense of entitlement aka 'jergaufs'

901 days ago
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Jack    

Current should call him what he is, the biggest a-hole to ever walk the planet, hands down.

901 days ago
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Kari    

GO GET HIM CURRENT TV!--Make this pompous, arrogant, ass shut up once and for all. I think all of America would be on your side in a legal battle. We are sick of him!

901 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

I am truly surprised that Current would dignify his lawsuit with this public statement. But since I'd never heard of Current before this imbroglio, I suppose it does benefit from the publicity.

901 days ago
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jessup    

I heard OWN is going to hire Keith Olbermann as their next big star.

901 days ago
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mozart    

what a douche.

901 days ago
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snapmedown    

Tommy Christopher at Mediaite reports Keith chucked a glass mug with full force at the set!

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/10-mil-chandelier-keith-olbermann-****tered-glass-in-on-set-tantrum-internal-email-reveals/

As I know you are aware, Keith created a potentially dangerous situation last night when he threw with full force a glass mug at the set hitting a solid part of it that caused the mug to ****ter.
I know this was caused by the satellite time ending before the interview was over but had the broken glass hit someone in the studio, this could have caused injury and potentially having to bring in EMT’s to help the injured person. In addition, the spill left from the fluid (I assume water) could have caused someone to slip which is also a dangerous condition.
I don’t know if Keith has been spoken to about such acts and I certainly understand how difficult such a conversation can be with him. However, throwing things in the studio is not acceptable as it creates a potentially dangerous situation for anyone in the studio at that time.
Please let me know if this has been addressed with him.
Barry

901 days ago
11.

hal    

Hmmm, a Liberal attacking a Liberal? what is the world comming too?

You knew his history, it was stupid for you to even hire him in the first place. Many Cons said you'd be sorry, but you never read them in your little circle.

Now thats a Inconvenient truth you can suck on.

901 days ago
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patty    

omg! it's 2 losers fighting over who's the worst loser - they are both over!!

901 days ago
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buzz kill    

Give him a new show, call it "Countown to K.O.'s Meltdown". Is it hours, could it be days or weeks even before the "Big O" totaly loses it and "Melts Down". 10....9.....8.....7.............

901 days ago
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mozart    

really, does this guy honestly think people like him that much or that he's that good at what he does? he was an o.k. sportscaster, tried a bit too hard to be clever for my tastes but whatever. then he made his political career by making a pinata out of president bush on a nightly basis. anyone could have done that. after his easy target left office he had nothing left to offer the world and now no one cares to watch him. you are now receiving the reality check you should have had years ago. you're not that interesting, clever or funny; you're not john steward. Who would have ever thought Bill O'Reilly would have got the best of you?

901 days ago
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jason    

Olberman is a really sick guy. He won't be hired again. I hope he has saved his money cause his pathetic gig is up.

901 days ago
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