Accuracy in Media

al gore clod

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter on his return to ESPN and his rocky detour into political commentary, Keith Olbermann didn’t mince any words when it came to describing Al Gore, his former boss at Current TV:

When you’re working for somebody whom you admired politically, who turns out to be a clod, the scales fall from your eyes. Sorry. Al underdelivered. I mean that’s just simply the case. I don’t want to dwell on it, but it’s true.

Olbermann didn’t exactly set the world on fire in the ratings department at Current, but that’s another story.

I just wonder why it took so long for Olbermann to realize what many of us have known for years about Gore—though in the case of these two “clods,” I assume their differences were more personal than ideological?


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