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Olby lawyers up

If Keith Olbermann could make his onscreen temper tantrums as interesting as his backstage temper tantrums, people might start watching. It looked like his little tiff with Current TV might be over already, but fortunately for connoisseurs of Keith’s crankiness, he’s banging his spoon on his high chair even harder and throwing even more applesauce at the walls. The Wrap reports:

Keith Olbermann returned to the airwaves Wednesday night, but the rift between the bad boy anchor and his superiors at Current TV has not dissipated a day after he refused to lead the network’s coverage of the Iowa caucus, TheWrap has learned.

The newsman has tapped high-powered lawyer Patricia Glaser to “determine his rights” in his five-year contract, an individual close to him told TheWrap.

Meanwhile, executives at Current TV said that relations – especially those with Current CEO Joel Hyatt – were at a breaking point after deteriorating over the past several months.

“I hope Keith is part of our future, but it’s up to Keith,” an executive with Current who declined to be identified told TheWrap. “Keith set us in the right direction and we’re on that path now … and as I’ve learned over the years, everybody is replaceable.”

He’s been on the job six months, and already they’re publicly reminding him that he can be replaced. Do you suppose that got under his skin? There isn’t much that doesn’t. Maybe they’ll replace him with Cenk Whatsisface. Out with the Olby, in with the newbie!

And now, Keith Olbermann’s only lasting contribution to society:

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P.S. Ooooh, goodie: Keith vs. Gawker. And on his Twitter feed, he’s going after the NYT, HuffPo, and who knows how many other onetime allies by the time you read this. Olbygeddon!