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Current TV Leaks Unflattering Email on Olbermann

It recounts on-set temper tantrum; former host files suit
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2012 4:45 PM CDT
Current TV Leaks Unflattering Email on Olbermann
In this photo provided by CBS, talk show host Keith Olbermann, left, chats with host David Letterma on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/CBS, Jeffrey R. Staab)

(Newser) – The Keith Olbermann chronicles continue: The Daily Beast got hold of an internal email from a Current TV staffer relaying a little temper tantrum Olbermann reportedly had on set. It's not all that dramatic—he got angry over tech problems and threw a mug that shattered against a wall, according to the email—but it's another sign that "both sides seem intent on painting an unflattering picture of the other," writes Howard Kurtz. (Olbermann went on Letterman earlier this week.)

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In fact, the staffer who wrote the email seemed to be really stretching to paint Olbermann in a bad light: "In addition, the spill left from the fluid (I assume water) could have caused someone to slip, which is also a dangerous condition," it reads. Olbermann's camp calls the email a "gross overstatement" of the incident. In another development, Olbermann did, in fact, file suit today against Current for wrongful termination, reports TMZ. (Read more Keith Olbermann stories.)

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