(Nella foto: l’anchorman Olbermann e l’ex-ex vicepresidente americano Gore)
Un licenziamento in tronco “seriale” non si augura mai a nessuno, ne’ tantomeno si dovrebbe gioire delle disgrazie altrui. Ma in casi come questi mi lascio andare perlomeno a un sorrisetto malizioso. (Leggete qui e qui)
Ricapitoliamo al volo gli “Olbie files” tramite le slide di NRO;
- Olbermann served as a marquee SportsCenter host on ESPN from 1992 to 1997. Despite his popularity, he remained a problem child. He left ESPN after a series of controversies.
- Olbermann briefly worked for MSNBC, hosting The White House in Crisis, which was expected to rival Larry King. He later claimed that the job made him depressed. He left MSNBC for Fox Sports.
- In 2001, as an anchor for Fox Sports Net, he reported that Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox, planned to sell the Los Angeles Dodgers. Murdoch quickly fired Olbermann.
- Countdown with Keith Olbermann began in 2003. In addition to his own show, Olbermann co-anchored election coverage. In 2008, Olbermann signed a four-year deal with MSNBC, but . . . He was suspended from his show in October 2010, and in January 2011, MSNBC ended its contract with Olbermann without any further explanation.
- Joel Hyatt and Al Gore offered Olbermann the position of chief news officer for their network, Current TV. On March 30, 2012, Gore and Hyatt announced his firing.