Al Gore and Joel Hyatt — founders of Current TV, a progressive cable channel which supposedly exists — on its decision to drop one of its most popular(esque) shows…
"Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it."
Olbermann is apparently being replaced by brothel-frequenting former N.Y. Gov. Elliot Spitzer, who has been deemed considerably less likely to bring shame upon Current TV's good name.
Tags: Al Gore, Current TV, Elliot Spitzer, Keith Olbermann, Liberals, Television
I've never heard of an especially painful case of candida voluntarily walking away from your groin to pursue other fungal interests after failing to infect some other body part, and I wasn't expecting anything like that from Michele Bachmann.
So, this speculative not-actual-news about something that some unspecified people suspect might maybe happen possibly concerning Michele Bachmann's career comes as somewhat of a shock…
To run for president, Mrs. Bachmann suspended her House campaign. And the district she has represented since 2007 could be redrawn to her disadvantage.
Her Sixth Congressional District includes the fast-growing suburbs and exurbs of the Twin Cities and faces significant changes when the state's maps get redrawn. On the same day she announced here that she would "stand aside" in the presidential race, Democrats and Republicans were arguing for their respective redistricting plans before a judicial panel in St. Paul…
"There seems to be a pretty widespread sense that Bachmann has been giving serious consideration to not running," said Larry Jacobs, a political science professor at the University of Minnesota, based on his conversations with Republican figures around Mrs. Bachmann's Stillwater base.
It seems pretty unlikely to me that Bachmann would voluntarily cede any quantum of power to another human being, though stranger things have allegedly happened.
But who knows. Maybe she was actually right when she promised us that "we are going to see a miracle."
Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Tags: House of Representatives, Keith Olbermann, Michele Bachmann, Minnesota
* Patton Oswalt discusses Bachmann and Santorum's homophobia, on Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
* President Obama is a gaffe factory, from The Onion.
* Herman Cain may have gone up in flames, but he'll pass the comedy torch to Rick Perry (Jimmy Kimmel, via HuffPo Comedy).
* Blagojevich is in the news again, so it's time trot out this hilarious McSweeney's post.
* MoveOn.org goes straight to trash on Funny or Die.
* A Family Guy writer gets arrested at Occupy L.A, and it's not funny. Yet.
Tags: Barack Obama, Daily Links, Funny, Herman Cain, Jimmy Kimmel, Keith Olbermann, Michele Bachmann, MoveOn, Occupy Wall Street, Patton Oswalt, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Rod Blagojevich, The Onion
Wait, so Keith Olbermann's coming back to television*? Wasn't O'Reilly supposed to take his head off when they were up on top of that mountain? Dude really dropped the ball, huh?
Check out a preview of Olbermann's new Current TV show — featuring the rules for his Fantasy Politics game — after the jump.
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30/10:30c.
Tags: Bill O'Reilly, Current TV, Fox, Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
By Margaret Shin
This week brings all new episodes of The Colbert Report. On Monday, Stephen will be sittin' in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G… E… R… with Nobel Peace Prize winner and 56th Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger. Dr. Kissinger will discuss his latest book On China and Stephen will give Dr. Kissinger tips on how to be taken seriously.
On Tuesday, Stephen welcomes Janny Scott, author of "A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother" (also known by some as that awesome 'Obama Mama Bio') and on Wednesday, Stephen welcomes back, Keith Olbermann, author, political commentator and host of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann."
Here's Stephen and Olbermann sittin' in a tree back in 2006 — Olbermann's very first appearance on The Colbert Report…
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm / 10:30c.
Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images
Tags: Barack Obama, Books, Keith Olbermann, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video