What do Keith Olbermann and Rush Limbaugh have in common? Nothing! If Keith Olbermann fired from MSNBC were not bad enough, now he has been fired by Current TV. The network built by Al Gore and Joel Hyattt is replacing Olbermann with former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. Unhappy by this, Keith Olbermann is using Twitter to vent his angst, claiming how he is being cheated out of some $50 million dollars of his contract. Current TV says that the reasons for Olbermann′s dismissal are breach of contract, sabotage and disparagement. That they are a company based on the values of respect. Olbermann was trouble from the outset, always complaining about his new work environment and chastising company executives. Rush Limbaugh laughed and joked about Keith Olbermann being fired, calling him an ″insane lunatic leftist.″
So Olbermann is gone and Limbaugh still survives. After a rough month facing all of the lunacy that followed Rush after his remarks about Georgetown University student, Sandra Fluke, Limbaugh is still on the air despite a concerted effort to boycott his show. Media Matters spent about $100,000 to target six major radio markets to intimidate stations to dump the Conservative talk show host. Rumors of mass defections of advertisers filled the news media, taking their talking points from Media Matters. But, their efforts have failed. Not only has Rush Limbaugh survived the attacks, he has an even larger audience now and looks forward to a brighter future.
So the difference between Keith Olbermann and Rush Limbaugh is that Rush is still around while Keith Olbermann was fired. Limbaugh is a true professional and Olbermann is not. We have seen now Keith Olbermann fired from both MSNBC and Current TV for essentially the same reasons, a lack of value of respect for others. He is a bombastic jerk who hates everybody around him. That hatred is why Al Gore and Joel Hyatt needed to get rid of Olbermann and replace him with everyone′s favorite former New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer, a,k.a. Client 9. Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke may be puzzled by Olbermann getting fired while Limbaugh thrives, but then she is as clueless as Keith is. Maybe she′ll appear before Congress to testify why Olbermann should get his own free TV network? Or at least some free contraceptives!