Posted on Aug 01, 2013

Is Al Jazeera America Just Going To Be More of the Same?

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If you look at the overall swath of recent hires at Al Jazeera America, there could be cause for concern for anyone hoping that what we'll see come August 20th will be significantly different than anything we've seen in cable news before. A substantial portion of the network's on-air and behind-the-scenes talent is made up of people who've been in U.S. TV news for years...

Posted on Jan 11, 2013

The Daily Banter Mail Bag! The Fiscal Cliff Deal! Current TV! Biden and the NRA!

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Welcome to this week’s edition of The Daily Banter Mailbag! Today, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss the Fiscal Cliff Deal, Current TV sold to Al Jazeera, and the NRA is really pissed off. The questions: 1) Neither political party is happy with the deal that was cut regarding the media-riffic misnomer known as the “fiscal cliff.” The fact of the matter is that the GOP pretty much got what...

Posted on Sep 18, 2012

Keith Olbermann Hysterical Over Romney Video

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I’m still annoyed that Keith Olbermann’s gigantic ego destroyed his own career – he’d be extremely useful right now in piling on the Republicans, and he really only has himself to blame. Despite his flaws as a person, he was a voice of sanity in the corporate media and routinely stuck it to well, pretty much everyone. Anyhow, Keith is back (sort of) in a home made ‘Special Comment’...

Posted on Apr 06, 2012

Keith Olbermann to Sue Current TV for $70 Million

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Keith Olbermann has just sued Current TV … claiming the network violated his contract, torpedoed his show … and still owes him up to $70 million in unpaid compensation. In the lawsuit, filed in L.A. and obtained by TMZ, Keith says, “After being enticed to leave MSNBC and come to Current with promise of editorial control, freedom from corporate influence and the professional support to produce a high-caliber political...

Posted on Jun 17, 2011

Stay Tuned For Daily Banter Keith Olbermann Interview

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Light posting today everyone – just got off a conference call with Keith Olbermann who spoke about his new show launching on Current TV. It was a very interesting discussion and I’ll post my interview with him on Monday. In the mean time, here’s the press release about the various segments of the new show: “Countdown With Keith Olbermann,” the highly-anticipated weeknight commentary show slated to launch on independently...

Posted on Feb 08, 2011

Olbermann Will Be Chief News Officer For Current TV

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On his conference call announcing his new venture, Keith Olbermann has announced that he will be chief news officer for Current TV, with a tv show debuting later this year. Olbermann says it will be “news that is produced independently of corporate interference.” From Current’s press release: Keith Olbermann, the acclaimed broadcaster and writer whose verbal pyrotechnics and moral passion have outraged, informed, and dazzled viewers of “Countdown With...