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UPDATED: Keith Olbermann has been fired by a cable network. Again.

Current TV released a statement saying it was parting ways with the outspoken liberal news pundit, citing a difference in values. Olbermann then shot back with a statement of his own (both are printed in full below). Current also announced it’s giving former New York governor and CNN personality Eliot Spitzer a show in Olbermann’s 8 p.m. slot. Spitzer’s show starts tonight.

The decision comes less than a year after Current hired the former MSNBC personality as lead news anchor to help energize the cable network’s prime-time ratings. Olbermann’s stint was marred by infighting, including a public spat last fall over whether he would anchor the network’s election coverage. According to The New York Times, Olbermann had a five-year, $50 million deal with the network, but Current is accusing Olbermann of violating the terms of his contract.

Here is Current’s full open letter to viewers:

Olbermann responded with a statement linked on his Twitter feed:

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