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Mali rebels declare cease-fire after seizing north
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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Bathtub Boy VS. ManBearPig
Oh man, this is going to get good. Keith Olbermann has officially filed a lawsuit against Al Gore's CurrentTV. TMZ has posted the entire lawsuit in PDF format. It lists the plantiifs as Keith Olbermann and the "Olbermann Broadcasting Empire, INC." The defendants are Current TV LLC and DOES 1-50. Olbermann's suit against Current TV lists eight complaints. The complaints include breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and six separate declaratory relief requests.

Olbermann's lawsuit claims he was "enticed to leave MSNBC and come to Current with promise of editorial control, freedom from corporate influence and the professional support to produce a high-caliber political commentary show of the type his viewers have come to expect."
Posted by: Beavis || 04/06/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Olbermann's lawsuit claims he was "enticed to leave MSNBC and come to Current...

Ummmmmm...didn't he get fired at MSNBC?
Posted by: tu3031 || 04/06/2012 0:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Sniff, sniff, those Rock'Em, Sock'Em Robots make me miss my Big Wheel.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 04/06/2012 0:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Delusions of grandeur.
Posted by: gorb || 04/06/2012 1:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Kinda makes you nostalgic for the old trial by combat, fight to the death days. Maybe a pay-per-view event? Olbermann could finally get some decent ratings.
Posted by: SteveS || 04/06/2012 2:35 Comments || Top||

#5  unless that 'editorial control, freedom from corporate influence and professional support' stuff was in the written contract and defined to some extent, Olbermann's case is pretty thin gruel
Posted by: lord garth || 04/06/2012 7:46 Comments || Top||

#6  > Bathtub Boy VS. ManBearPig
Whoever loses, we win.

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/06/2012 9:56 Comments || Top||

#7  Iran v. Iraq: The Rematch

Can't they both lose?
Posted by: regular joe || 04/06/2012 11:29 Comments || Top||

#8  "Olbermann Broadcasting Empire, INC."

Ya think this guy's full of himself?
Posted by: Frozen Al || 04/06/2012 11:35 Comments || Top||

#9  I'm all for the left eating its own.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/06/2012 11:42 Comments || Top||

#10  I'm with Steve: CAGE MATCH!
Posted by: mojo || 04/06/2012 14:44 Comments || Top||

#11  Ya think this guy's full of himself?

I think I see Keith's alleged 'breach of implied covenant of good faith' - the studio wasn't big enough for him and his ego...
Posted by: Raj || 04/06/2012 16:43 Comments || Top||

#12  Maybe they could get Shepard Smith to replace him.
Posted by: OCCD || 04/06/2012 18:19 Comments || Top||

#13  My favorite line from the brief:

"Keith Olbermann was disheartened to discover Al Gore, Joel Hyatt and the management of Current are no more than dilettantes portraying entertainment industry executives." (bold added)

Olby should know dilettantes - he's a dilettante playing a human being (quite badly).
Posted by: Barbara || 04/06/2012 20:04 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Dupe entry: Chavez says capitalism may have ended life on Mars
Capitalism may be to blame for the lack of life on the planet Mars, Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday.

"I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet," Chavez said in speech to mark World Water Day.

Chavez, who also holds capitalism responsible for many of the world's problems, warned that water supplies on Earth were drying up.

"Careful! Here on planet Earth where hundreds of years ago or less there were great forests, now there are deserts. Where there were rivers, there are deserts," Chavez said, sipping from a glass of water.

He added that the West's attacks on Libya were about water and oil reserves.
Posted by: tipper || 04/06/2012 09:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under:

-Election 2012
Sarkozy warns France: Vote for me or end up like Spain
Nicolas Sarkozy warned French voters Thursday they should re-elect him as president to pursue his cost-cutting plans or face the kind of debt crises that have gripped Greece and Spain.
Or elect him and end up like Italy...
Speaking at the launch of his manifesto, just 17 days before the first round of voting, Sarkozy said France faced a "historic choice" between his austerity measures or a disastrous return to uncontrolled spending.

"Certain countries in Europe are today on the edge of a precipice," he warned, promising that under his continued leadership France could rediscover "competitiveness, innovation, investment, reduced spending."

Sarkozy accused his Socialist challenger Francois Hollande of promising "a festival of new spending that no-one knows how to pay for, as if the world did not exist, Europe did not exist, the crisis did not exist.

"The situation today that our Spanish friends are going through, that our Greek friends have gone through, reminds us of reality. Look at the situation in Spain, after seven years of Socialist rule," he said.

Spain's budget minister admitted this week that Madrid is in a "critical situation" as government debt and unemployment surge higher -- mirroring the problems that led Greece to seek an EU and IMF bail-out last year.

Hollande responded with scorn, declaring the manifesto launch contained no ideas that had not been floated before, and arguing that it demonstrated that Sarkozy "has nothing to offer but austerity".

"It's a extension of his mistakes and failures. He planned a great event, then nothing came of it. All the measures he picked out, we'd heard before. It's like his record in office, but worse," said Hollande.
Posted by: Steve White || 04/06/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [549 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Scott Walker should use a variant of this "vote for me or end up like Illinois"
Posted by: Bigfoot Jeter8554 || 04/06/2012 1:13 Comments || Top||

#2  That one is more right than you can imagine, Bigfoot...
Posted by: Steve White || 04/06/2012 7:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Vote for Sarkozy and it will take a bit longer to end up like Spain.
Posted by: gorb || 04/06/2012 9:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Vote for Obama and we'll all end up like Maille.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/06/2012 13:38 Comments || Top||

#5  No matter how you look at it he just offended Spain.

Seems like a heck of a way to run an European Union.
Posted by: kelly || 04/06/2012 15:52 Comments || Top||

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