"Keith Olbermann, who came to Current TV this year to remake the channel and compete against his old home, MSNBC, is sitting out the biggest political nights of the season," writes Brian Stelter. So Olbermann is not set to anchor Current's coverage of the New Hampshire primary or the Iowa caucus.
What gives? Perhaps "new tension between Mr. Olbermann and the managers at Current, who are trying to create a progressive-oriented cable news channel," writes Stelter. Lots more behind-the-scenes scuttlebutt and analysis here.