The fireball of destruction that is Keith Olbermann's career has veered its course toward former colleague and Current TV host Cenk Uygur. Last night, TMZ published Olbermann's $50 million breach of contract suit against Al Gore's network and besides harshly denigrating Current co-founder Joel Hyatt and network President David Bohrman, it lashes out against Uygur, who hosts The Young Turks, the lead-in to Olbermann's now-defunct 8 p.m. show.
"Prior to launching 'The Young Turks,' Hyatt and Bohrmann asked Olbermann about the possibility of hiring Cenk Uygur," reads the lawsuit. "Olbermann told them that he did not believe Uygur would be a good choice. Olbermann opined to Bohrman that Uygur had difficulty separating facts from things he wanted to be true. As Current's Chief News Officer, the credibility of the content shown on Current was directly associated with Olbermann."
It's a pretty low blow to trash your former colleague publicly in a lawsuit, especially given that the statement implies Uygur is seriously under-qualified for the job he now has. But wait: It gets worse.
"Additionally, Olbermann told Hyatt and Bohrman that when Uygur appeared on 'Countdown,' the day after Uygur's much publicized departure from MSNBC (at the height of his perceived popularity), the ratings on the Program had actually gone down during Uygur's segment," reads the lawsuit. "Of course, Current ignored the advice of Olbermann and hired Uygur to host a program that aired immediately before Olbermann's Program."