Wednesday, February 09, 2011

"Greetings from Keith Olbermann, Chief News Officer of Current Media"

It's hard not to be excited about this dramatic move toward some serious progressive media. Olbermann has a million fans, many of them will eagerly follow him to Current TV. Anyone who has spent the last decade watching MSNBC turn into the closest thing the U.S. has to liberal media knows that we have Keith to thank for that liberal identity. Yeah MSNBC is flawed and Keith is a mean misogynist, but he still possesses the potential to do women and the rest of this sorry global-warming planet a whole lot of good.

Al Gore and Keith Olbermann, the potential for good, the potential for speaking truth to power takes my breath away.

“ In a world where there are fewer and fewer opportunities to hear truly distinct, unfettered voices on television, we are delighted to provide Olbermann with the independent platform and freedom that Current can and does uniquely offer.”

“Nothing is more vital to a free America than a free media, and nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference.”
-- Keith Olbermann, Chief News Officer of Current TV

“We want Keith to speak his mind. I’m resisting labels, but I’m not scared of some of the labels being thrown around. I really think speaking truth to power is the main objective.”
-- Al Gore
Photo via Current TV

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