You just knew that the airwaves couldn't stay fresh for long. It looks like two of America's biggest frauds are teaming up.
Media Decoder: Keith Olbermann, the former top-rated host of “Countdown” on the news channel MSNBC, will announce his next television home on Tuesday, and people familiar with his plans pointed Monday to a possible deal with the public affairs channel Current TV.
Neither Mr. Olbermann, his representatives, or executives from Current TV would comment on the move, but they did not deny that the channel, which counts former Vice President
as one of its founders, will become at least one partner in Mr. Olbermann’s future media plans. Al Gore
One of the people with knowledge of the plans said Mr. Olbermann would have an equity stake in Current TV. The people insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized by their employers to comment in advance of the official announcement. [MORE]
I give Olbermann some credit for being smart enough to get an equity stake. This way there is very little chance of him getting the ax anytime soon.
I don't know how much of a success Olbermann will be at getting more people to watch Current TV. I for one could not even tell you where Current TV is on my cable listing and if they get Keith Olbermann, I will have even less reasons to find it.Via: Memeorandum
Via: Media Decoder