Politico has posted Current TV's legal defense against Keith Olbermann's lawsuit in the wake of his firing, and, in keeping with their public statement from Thursday, they are denying all his allegations.
Current put its response a bit more bluntly on Thursday in public statements, when they wrote, "When the facts are on your side, you argue the facts. When neither the law nor the facts are on your side, you pound the table." On Friday, they opted for a more legal tone, but the counter-charges are the same: Current claims Olbermann's complaint doesn't have the facts right. "Current generally denies each and every allegation of the Complaint and further denies that the plaintiffs are entitled to any relief whatsoever," the countersuit reads. And so, the saga continues.
Update: Their document looking for the dismissal of Olbermann's suit, we should clarify, is the dry sounding document. The cross-complaint for their counter-suit, also posted by Politico, is just as firey as any statement Current or Olbermann have given in this little war, and it largely revisits the points they made Thursday. It reads in part:
Current had every right to terminate Mr. Olbermann's services, rather than continuing to pay a princely sum while receiving a pauper's performance in return.
Read the rest here.
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