Current TV back in the headlines with Olbermann pickup
When Keith Olbermann takes his new job as the Chief News Officer for Current TV, Al Gore's public affairs channel, he will be returning to working for Comcast, which recently took control of NBC and MSNBC -- the network that he just left. Comcast owns a 10 percent stake in Current TV, as noted in a Monday report from The New York Times.
Olbermann made his announcement at 11 a.m. Tuesday -- an event spoofed on Twitter as being on-par with LeBron James' "The Decision." Followers were encouraged to use the hashtag #FOK, or Friends of Keith.
Greetings from Keith Olbermann, Chief News Officer of Current Media! And awayyyyyy we go! #FOK
Media analysts have said that Current TV is either a brilliant or ridiculous place for the hot-headed Olbermann.
Olbermann's decision to move to a less-accessible channel such as Current TV could frustrate his dedicated fans. On the other hand, Current TV is known for granting a great deal of flexibility to its reporters and fits in well with Olbermann's political leanings.
Olbermann has already started a new Twitter account called the FOKNewsChannel and the Times reported that someone has registered the domain name TheOlbermannShow.com.
| February 8, 2011; 10:20 AM ET
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