Olbermann Irked by Kimmel Gibes

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The view of Current TV executives is that Keith Olbermann was a hard-to-control hothead.

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel bombed with a joke about Keith Olbermann’s former employer Current TV going off “like a North Korean rocket” at Saturday evening’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the ousted Olbermann tweeted. Seems Olbermann doesn’t think that an annual event where even the president cracks wise at Newt Gingrich’s expense is the place to make jokes about his old post at Al Gore’s struggling channel. Olbermann took his complaints to Twitter, writing that Kimmel “desperately wanted me to fly to LA to be on his show this past Wednesday.” Olbermann later clarified, “I’m not complaining about the Kimmel jokes ... I’m complaining about the revenge element. It reminds me of O’Reilly.”