Keith Olbermann on Current TV exit: ‘It is my fault, at heart’

During an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” former ESPN and MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann blamed himself for taking his most recent job at Current TV, which ended with his firing Friday.

“I screwed up … I screwed up really big on this. Let’s just start there. I thought we could do this. It’s my fault that it didn’t succeed in the sense in that I didn’t think the whole thing through. … It is my fault, at heart.”

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  • Anonymous

    I was a great fan of Mr. Olbermann (I use the word “was” because I don’t see where he can land another anchorman/commentator slot anywhere else);  from everything I’ve read and heard for months now, a great deal of the blame rests on his shoulders.  I understand he has had health issues (vision; bronchitis) but many of the problems should have been capable of being ironed out.  One bright spot as the year progressed (I watched nearly every show when he appeared) was the fact that the typical goofy spots for items like Shamwow or rotating-susans for spices made up less and less of the spot load, replaced by seemingly legitimate national advertisers who appeared on more established channels.  (Good news, there were no spots for TAXMASTERS!)  Current TV will almost certainly take a big ratings hit, and many of the advertisers may take a powder.