His getting fired from the low-rated Countdown With Keith Olbermann on MSNBC has done nothing to temper his famed humility. Now he returns to the even more obscure Current TV, where his show will be called–wait for it–Countdown With Keith Olbermann.
He promises the finest in broadcast journalism with an fresh staff of people to abuse with his juvenile outbursts.
A breathless nation awaits. Considering he’s rehashing the same old same old, you’d think his employer would get the name straight.
“’Countdown to Keith Olbermann’ will showcase the return to television of one of America’s most gifted thinkers and communicators,” said Joel Hyatt, co-founder and Executive Vice Chairman of Current. “Keith will be back, speaking truth to power and calling them as he sees them– but this time, on America’s only independent news and information TV network.”
Current features compelling stories about everyday heroes and ordinary people in extraordinary situations, and takes you to sometimes dangerous and always intriguing places.
Presumably those dangerous places are inside Olbermann’s head, or perhaps under his desk where he’s usually holed up in the fetal position. We suppose that when Olbermann and deep thinkers Joel Hyatt and Al Gore were brainstorming for show titles they didn’t consider Pablum Puking for Pinheads.