Our lefty friends are having a rough month. The “war on women” meme fell flat. The economy continues to stagnate, and gas prices continue to creep upward. And like a tired fighter, the administration keeps trying to throw clumsy hay-makers, and most often miss their opposition. One of the recent piles of fail involves Keith Olberamnn and Current TV. Olbermann was fired by the network for refusing to play nice, and I guess the smelly, talkative limo drivers were just too much for poor Keith to bear. But, that’s not the end of the woes for Current TV, because, even though ubermoron drew some viewers, the audience dropped quickly, and without ubermoron, they’ll drop even more.
(Reuters) – Al Gore’s Current TV has bigger problems to deal with than a potential lawsuit from fired news anchor Keith Olbermann – namely not getting kicked off Time Warner Cable for low ratings.
According to three sources with knowledge of the situation, Time Warner Cable Inc’s carriage agreement with Current TV stipulates that, if the left-leaning political news network fails to meet a minimum threshold for overall viewers in a given quarter, financial penalties such as Current TV being required to increase marketing and promotion spending on the cable operator’s systems are triggered.
If Current TV misses the audience benchmark in two consecutive quarters, another clause is triggered that would allow Time Warner Cable to drop the channel. The condition was built into the most recent distribution pact between the two parties, which was signed in 2010.
“Time Warner Cable has been flirting with the idea of pulling Current off its systems for some time now,” said one of the sources, who all spoke on condition of anonymity.
So, here we go again. Air America was well funded, with a ton of regressive talking heads to spew the party line. The whole idea was to get the regressive message out to the masses. However, they failed to realize that people don’t want to be told that their stupid, and must submit to the nanny state, so Air America failed. Now, we have Current TV. Partially owned by the Goracle, it has been showered with money, as well as washed up regressive talent that had been fired by other unsuccessful networks. Current TV bills itself as a regressive network, and like Air America, will more than likely fail in the end. Not because of us evil right-wingers, or some corporate conspiracy to silence them, but because people simple refuse to watch and listen to lies and condescension 24-7.