Accuracy in Media

Woe is he. Keith Olbermann—the loudmouth liberal who lost jobs at MSNBC, Current TV and ESPN in the last few years—is trying to get back on television and blames President Trump, in part, for his failure to land a job at CNN.

Olbermann made the claim in an interview with The New York Times Magazine:

“Olbermann told me he talked to MSNBC for over a year about rejoining the network, but they asked him for a show with no commentary; he didn’t see the point. (An MSNBC source familiar with the situation confirms that there were talks, but says they fell through for a variety of reasons.) Olbermann also told me he had negotiated with CNN: “There was an offer, then there wasn’t an offer, then there was an offer. And Trump didn’t like me, and apparently exerted influence on that.” (A CNN spokeswoman says there were brief preliminary conversations about Olbermann joining its HLN spinoff, not the flagship channel, and that they took place well over a year ago, without any involvement from Trump.)”

He sounds like Hillary Clinton, blaming others for his failure to get a job, rather than admit that his inability to get a cable news job—or any television job, for that matter—is solely his fault. Then again, Olbermann has never been known for his modesty, or his honesty.





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Comments

  • Mike S.

    Even if his claim had validity, which it sorely lacks, he’d have to multiply his circumstance by 1,000 times at least and then reverse the political polarity to equal all the common sense Americans who lost jobs in journalism — not through personal and professional ineptness as he did, but because they engaged in honest, meaningful dialogue that the Com-Marxist cabal simply would not tolerate.

  • Shears-of-Atropos

    Bless his pea-pickin’ heart, poor baby. He needs a job and has no job skills?

  • Ima Lindatoo

    roflmao Oh yeah, Trump not liking Olbermann is EXACTLY the reason CNN wouldn’t hire him!!!

    I think it’s most telling that not only do educated and informed Americans not want to hear him, neither do his friends and potential bosses want him to share his thoughts. I’d say THAT is the YUGEST reason!

  • Courdeleon02

    Why would anyone employ a total nut case like Olberman. He is disgusting.