ROFL! Keith Olbermann: 'I'll Always Deliver What an Employer Wants'
He's been fired by virtually every television network he's worked for, but Keith Olbermann recently told GQ, "I'll always deliver what an employer wants."
Try not damage your computer and/or keyboard as you read Olbermann talking about the wonders of himself:
KEITH OLBERMANN: I don't think there are huge divergences between my personality and what they see on TV. And I think that's why I have been gainfully employed doing this. I'll always deliver what an employer wants. At some point they decide the result is more trouble than they want, or they convince themselves that they have created all this success that I created for them.
I guess Olbermann has conveniently forgotten how things ended for him at Current TV. Brian Stelter reported in March 2012:
Current said on Friday afternoon that it had fired Mr. Olbermann — one of the nation’s most prominent progressive speakers — just a year into his five-year, $50 million contract. It was the culmination of months of murky disputes between Mr. Olbermann and the channel that he was supposed to save from the throes of ratings oblivion. [...]
He clashed early and often with [then Current owner Joel] Hyatt, and especially with David Bohrman, a former CNN executive who was installed as president of Current last summer. The clashes became visible when Mr. Olbermann started anchoring his program, “Countdown,” in front of a funereal black backdrop, apparently out of frustration about technical difficulties.
Mr. Olbermann also declined Current’s requests to host special hours of primary election coverage in January, causing lawyers from both sides to intercede. Eventually an election coverage plan was cobbled together, but in January and February, he continued to miss many days of work, as he himself acknowledged on his Twitter page. [...]
In a termination letter on Thursday morning, Current cited “unauthorized absences” as one of the reasons. It also cited a failure to promote the channel and disparagement of the channel’s executives.
Sound like Olbermann's previous employers believed he delivered what they wanted?