Monday, February 07, 2011

Olbermann Reportedly Going to Al Gore's Liberal Current TV

Keith Olbermann will announce his next career move on Tuesday morning. The New York Times' Media Decoder reports that Olbermann has likely made a deal with Al Gore's progressive network -- Current TV -- and that such a deal would surely put the lefty Current TV on the cable map. The hope is that the youth oriented Current TV will one day offer a serious counter to the monopolistic profit-first corporate media conglomerates which serve to misinform and control the American public:

A move to Current TV would challenge Mr. Olbermann’s fans of his MSNBC show — where he drew about a million viewers a night — to follow him to a channel that is considerably less accessible. . . But the addition of Mr. Olbermann, the former sports anchor who made himself a progressive star at MSNBC, would surely elevate the channel, bringing it attention it has never before received. The channel also wears its liberal politics on its sleeve.

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