Is there a bigger candy-ass crybaby prima donna than Keith Olbermann?
Current is a start-up of sorts, lacking the backing of a deep-pocketed parent company — something Mr. Olbermann hasn’t contended with in years. When the channel put on Iowa caucus coverage without Mr. Olbermann on Tuesday, it was derided by online commenters as cheaply produced; “the production values were only slightly better than local public access,” wrote Jonah Goldberg of the conservative National Review, calling it “hilarious.”
Mr. Olbermann did not directly cite production values as a reason for his absence, but he said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, “I was not given a legitimate opportunity to host under acceptable conditions.”
Current TV is a start-up and Olberman apparently has equity, but even a partnership stake and the understanding that things might be lean isn’t enough for this pompous drama queen. Instead of making light of the production values while hosting the show, he took his toys and went home.
Also, too: the sparkling water in his dressing room was Perrier, not Pelligrino, and it wasn’t chilled to the correct temperature, as clearly specified in his rider.