Current says Olbermann’s lawsuit is malicious

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While the host is critical of Gore _ at one point describing him and Hyatt as “dilettantes portraying entertainment industry executives” _ his complaint does not attack the former vice president in the same way as he does others. The case even airs Olbermann’s dissatisfaction with the network’s decision to hire Cenk Uygur, who created the talk show “The Young Turks.”

Olbermann came to Current last June after a stormy eight-year stint at MSNBC, his second at that network. The at-times volatile host abruptly left MSNBC in January 2011.

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Anthony McCartney can be reached at http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP.

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