The suit comes a week after he was fired by Current TV wherein only two days later he slammed them on David Letterman. Current TV was founded by Joel Hyatt and none other than former Vice President Al Gore. Leaning that far left it makes sense.
Keith Obermann started at Current TV last June after his falling-out with CNBC in January of 2011. Obermann was suspended just two months prior for violating company policies. The policy in question was about employees making campaign contributions without the networks prior approval. Upon his return to MSNBC Obermann was not only unapologetic, he attacked the network president Phil Griffin, much like he did David Borman on David Letterman.
Keith’s Pit bull tenacity was the trademark of his far left leaning political position as he ranted about the GOP and those on the right. Many of us Tea Party people rejoice with his departure because he had a demeaning, grinding, screaming voice. He was theof the Democratic Party.
Obermann’s leaving MSNBC wasn’t the first time as he came back after working at CNN and Fox Sports Net. His network crossings included working for ESPN’s “SportsCenter” in the late 1990’s. So, perhaps that pent up rage of his would be best spent covering hockey games.
Of course looking at his lawsuit he claims Current TV owes him over $70 million. Hmm, he had a contract for four years with MSNBC for $30 million. So Keith figures he should be paid $70 million for not even 10 months work? Wow, he does have an ego problem.
Have we heard the last from him? In true Obermann style, “We can only hope.”