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Keith Olbermann on Current TV Dismissal: "I Screwed Up"

This is an interesting side to Keith Olbermann.

The former Countdown host admitted that he "screwed up" when it came to his dismissal from Current TV while on The Late Show With David Letterman.

"I screwed up really big on this. Let's just start there. I thought we could do this. It's my fault that it didn't succeed in the sense that I didn't think the whole thing through," he said.

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"I didn't say, 'You know, if you buy a $10 million chandelier, you should have a house to put it in. Just walking around with a $10 million chandelier isn't going to do anybody a lot of good, and it's not going to do any good to the chandelier.

"And then it turned out we didn't have a lot to put the house on to put the chandelier in, or a building permit, and I, I should have known that. And it is, it is my fault at heart."

"You're the chandelier?" Letterman asked. "I'm the chandelier," Olbermann responded.

It was announced on Friday that Olbermann was dropped from the network, and was immediately replaced with former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

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