I have shocking news to report. Current TV has fired Keith Olbermann. One can only imagine what the hundreds of people who tuned into Olbermann on a nightly basis will do now that he’s been handed his walking papers.
Fox Sports, ESPN, MSNBC fired Mr. Olbermann, and now Current TV (in some instances, Olbermann was fired, brought back, and fired again) has added its name to his list of former employers. He has napalmed just about every bridge that exists in television. It seemed as if almost every person who worked with him had bad things to say about him. It’s hard to image who would hire Olbermann given his destructive, and self-destructive, personality.
I suppose there is some rough justice in seeing a man who has treated other people so poorly over the years — and who is motivated by such transparent hate and rage — end up this way. On the other hand, watching a person consumed by his own demons can also be poignant and unsettling. It was clear to many observers a long time ago that Keith Olbermann’s journey would not end well. And it hasn’t.