Olbermann: A $10 Million Chandelier

Appearing on Dave Letterman’s show last night, Keith Olbermann talked about being fired by Current TV the other week. “I screwed up really big on this,” he said. “It’s my fault that it didn’t succeed, in the sense that I didn’t think the whole thing through.”

“I didn’t say, ‘You know, if you buy a $10 million chandelier, you should have a house to put it in.’ Just walking around with a $10 million chandelier isn’t going to do anybody a lot of good.” Olbermann went on to quip, “And then it turned out we didn’t have a lot to put the house in… or a building permit.”

Hmmm. We should all be so lucky to get $50 million (the reported amount of Olbermann’s contract) for a thoughtless, ill-fated decision that quickly turned out to be a big screw up that eventually terminated in complete failure.

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3 responses to “Olbermann: A $10 Million Chandelier

  1. tofkw

    Rumours are that both CBS and CNN had expressed interest in him joining their respective organizations over the past while. This blow-up might have been precipitated by Olbermann himself.

  2. Could well be. Maybe we’ll be seeing “Face the Nation with a Giant Head” in the near future. I mean, how old is Bob Schieffer… like, 90-something?

  3. Rotterdam

    Who ever hires him will have to shrink his giant chandelier head.

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