"The point of view expressed by Keith Olbermann is one that I share more often than not.
When he says something that I don't agree with and somebody asks me about it, I'm happy to say I disagree.
Asked how he was injured, he jokes, "I broke it on Glenn Beck's shiny metal ass." Actually, he explains, he fractured it because he was running in "five toes." The froglike slippers are designed to deepen one's connection to the earth.
But they should not be worn during impact exercise by anyone more than 175 pounds.
("I haven't been 175 pounds since high school," the 6-foot-3½-inch anchor admits.) Yet on this day, TV news' predominant left-leaner -- without a cable platform since he abruptly announced on-air Jan.
21 that he was quitting MSNBC that very night -- is still a two-ton gorilla.
Olbermann's million-a-year MSNBC contract, which had two years left on it, forbids him from going to any competing cable news outlet.
Current is not paying many of them -- at least not in the traditional sense.
A black collapsible cane in his left hand, he carefully picks through jumbles of wires and gingerly sidesteps an equipment cart.
A brace on his left foot protects a healing second metatarsal, the long bone in the foot.
The announcement of his Current TV gig came as a surprise largely because one of TV's best-known personalities was heading to one of TV's least-watched channels.
(Current's ratings are second-lowest only to ESPN Classic, which focuses on decades-old games).