Keith Olbermann's Angry Email Trail Traces Breakup With Current TV

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His bitter divorce from Al Gore's network followed months of escalating complaints to Current TV executives. The arguments escalated for months, with Olbermann directly appealing to the former vice president on three or four occasions, until relations had become so poisoned that, on Friday, Current fired Olbermann for breach of contract. He has vowed to take the matter to court and questioned the ethics of Gore and Hyatt. Some of the disputes are fundamental--such as missing days of work--and some sound petty, but they add up to a portrait of a dysfunctional alliance that was doomed from the start. Where Current management viewed Olbermann as a chronic complainer who had clashed with the bosses before leaving his previous jobs at MSNBC and ESPN, Olbermann came to believe that he had joined a rinky-dink operation, even if the channel was committed to paying him $50 million

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