Keith Olbermann is speaking out about his dismissal from Current TV -- but his backhanded apology succeeded only in painting Al Gore and other network heads as cheapos.
Keith Olbermann is no stranger to being fired -- MSNBC canned him twice themselves -- but he takes great offense at the way things went down with Current TV.
The news network let Olbermann go last week with a terse statement that Olbermann was no longer reflecting their values of "respect, openness, collegiality and loyalty to our viewers."
While Olbermann immediately fired back on Twitter, he decided a trip to The Late Show with David Letterman would be a far better place to really drive his point home: His show didn't work because the network -- headed by former Vice President Al Gore -- is cheap and didn't give him the support he needed.
"I screwed up: I screwed up really big on this," Olbermann said in his first real interview since this all went down. "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, and it's not going to do any good to the chandelier," he explained, adding, "And then it turned out we didn't have a lot to put the house on, to put the chandelier in, or a building permit and I should have known that."
Disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer will be taking over Olbermann's time slot. Spitzer resigned in scandal in 2008 after he was discovered to have a nasty little high-priced call girl habit.