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Keith Olbermann 'Called To The Floor' for Bristol Palin 'Worst Person' Segment?
Business Insider ^ | December 7, 2010 | Glynnis MacNicol

Posted on 12/07/2010 4:31:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Did MSNBC have a problem with Keith Olbermann dubbing Bristol Palin 'Worst Person in the World' last week?

According to Bill Zwecker at the Chicago Sun-Times "an MSNBC insider reports the talk-show host was “called on the carpet” by his bosses for declaring Bristol Palin “the worst person in the world” on his show last week — calling it “tacky” and “a cheap shot that was uncalled for.”

It'd be interesting to know what being 'called to the carpet' consists of in Olbermann's world. Olbermann wields a great deal of clout at MSNBC and it's hard to imagine one 'worst person in the world' segment (about Bristol Palin, no less) would warrant a knuckle rap. More so considering all he got for breaking campaign donation rules last month was a four day weekend....

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: captainqueef; freepressforpalin; olbermann; palin; talkradio; television
Maybe the execs at NBC have figured out who the next president will be?
1 posted on 12/07/2010 4:31:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe the execs at NBC have figured out who the next president will be?

Alan Grayson?

2 posted on 12/07/2010 4:36:25 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These leftist wackos should get a life and stop hating good, normal people.


3 posted on 12/07/2010 4:36:51 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great, Keith, ya snarked an 18 year-old girl. That’s not quite as bad as Letterman going after Willow (14), but still appallingly low.


4 posted on 12/07/2010 4:37:34 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think they are starting to realize these Palin girls fight back...and they don’t want any part of that.

Don’t start none, won’t be none


5 posted on 12/07/2010 4:38:21 PM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m curious...what was Bristol’s crime? Being a young mother? Going on a tv show?


6 posted on 12/07/2010 4:39:33 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

A lot of Liberals want Olbermann gone, TIME’s Joe Klein is one of them who said some thing to the effect that the last thing he wanted to do when he came home from the office at night is turn on the TV and hear some grown man acting like a child on TV.


7 posted on 12/07/2010 4:40:19 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

KO is an insignificant person, and nobody of character watches him. His greatest wish is that he had the power to be “hurtful,” except that, much to his chagrin, nobody of import watches him.


8 posted on 12/07/2010 4:40:30 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: lacrew

Living.


9 posted on 12/07/2010 4:41:10 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: lacrew
I’m curious...what was Bristol’s crime? Being a young mother? Going on a tv show?

Being a Palin.

10 posted on 12/07/2010 4:41:48 PM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: BradyLS

To Letterman’s credit though, he apologized. You won’t hear an apology from Olbermann though. In his world, apologizing is beneath him.


11 posted on 12/07/2010 4:42:53 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: lacrew

Being a single teen mom speaking out about how hard it is to be a single teen mom. No joke. For that, olberdufus called her the worst person in the world. What a loser (olberdufus).


12 posted on 12/07/2010 4:43:49 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: BradyLS
Bristol is growing up fast...she turned 20 on Oct 18th.
13 posted on 12/07/2010 4:43:53 PM PST by JPG (Sarah dedicated her new book to Trig: "I'm glad you're here.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
calling it “tacky” and “a cheap shot that was uncalled for.”

But if they eliminated tacky cheap shots, would Keith even have a show?

I thought MSLSD fired him or something.
I seem to remember all the libs I know had their panties in a bunch about a month ago.

14 posted on 12/07/2010 4:44:10 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: lacrew
I think is has to do with a young unwed mother promoting sexual abstinence.

The dipstick called it hypocritical.

15 posted on 12/07/2010 4:44:48 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I can see 2012 from my cubicle...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm so jealous. I will never be famous enough to be Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person in the World."

Instead of her retort, she should have made a brief statement saying she would be waiting anxiously for her trophy in the mail.

16 posted on 12/07/2010 4:44:48 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: JPG

She may be the youngest WPITW.


17 posted on 12/07/2010 4:46:05 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: JPG

I’m growing senile faster!


18 posted on 12/07/2010 4:48:00 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Check the link - ugly olberman denies that he got called on or to the carpet....LOL.


19 posted on 12/07/2010 4:48:20 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Calling Bristol Palin “The Worst Person in the World” has yanked the rug out from under the title’s credibility.

All of Olberman’s evil awardee’s are now no worse than this little girl.


20 posted on 12/07/2010 4:48:46 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Olbermann is reduced to picking on a young single mom? What a cad.


21 posted on 12/07/2010 4:48:59 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: onyx

Maybe he was questioned about the carpet....to explain the large stain he left.


22 posted on 12/07/2010 4:55:13 PM PST by JPG (Sarah dedicated her new book to Trig: "I'm glad you're here.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This has to be the most despicable man on televison. Running neck and neck with Bill Mahr. It is amazing that this rat is still on the air.


23 posted on 12/07/2010 5:08:30 PM PST by Matt Hatter
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To: lacrew

It’s not her crime. It’s just because the left can’t stand her mother. Every attack they’ve thrown at Sarah has been thrown rit back in their faces, and she’s gets stronger with every one.

What is a Drain Bamaged Libtard to do?

Attack the children.

Also a failing strategy. From strong stock comes strong children. And Todd and Sarah are strong stock.

Bristol too will weather this storm, and become the stronger for it.


24 posted on 12/07/2010 5:10:40 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who? Bristol Palin? Bristol for President.


25 posted on 12/07/2010 5:13:06 PM PST by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tacky and cheap is what Keith does.

And MSNBC knows it.

This “called on the carpet” story is BS cover, IMO.

They probably gave him a bonus too.


26 posted on 12/07/2010 5:16:27 PM PST by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: airborne

What a wimp. He has to pick on a young single mother to make himself bigger than an ant.


27 posted on 12/07/2010 5:22:14 PM PST by nolib1776
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To: anniegetyourgun
Olbermann is reduced to picking on a young single mom? What a cad.

That would be Olbermann and a dozen (or so) poters on FR.

28 posted on 12/07/2010 5:27:27 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He needs his teeth smacked out for going after a girl who never hurt anyone.


29 posted on 12/07/2010 5:30:04 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
calling it “tacky” and “a cheap shot that was uncalled for.”

you mean like his show in general

30 posted on 12/07/2010 5:34:12 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Worst person for being a young Palin who people voted on a stupid show for. If it wasn’t for hatred liberals wouldn’t have anything to offer. What a marroon!

Pray for America


31 posted on 12/07/2010 5:51:45 PM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopfully!)
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To: Chode
you mean like his show in general

I may be the only person left who hasn't ever watched K.O.'s show.

I saw some reference to his peeing while on the air.

Can't vouch for it, having never watched the S.O.B.

32 posted on 12/07/2010 6:07:41 PM PST by Ole Okie (American.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m impressed with KO. I didn’t think he had the guts to go after a 20 y/o girl. I thought Trig was more his match, or possibly Piper if he was feeling his bravest.


33 posted on 12/07/2010 6:11:28 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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I wish Thurber’s estate could sue him.


34 posted on 12/07/2010 6:17:02 PM PST by isom35
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To: Ole Okie
i don't have tv so i've never seen it either... all i ever needed to know about him i learned here on FR
35 posted on 12/07/2010 6:39:14 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Olbermann may as well be a Republican plant. All he does, is prove how retarded liberals are. The last thing we want, is some reasonable fellow taking his place. Let Keith call Jesus Christ the worst person in the world! Heck, don’t let your enemy when flaking out be interrupted.


36 posted on 12/07/2010 6:45:40 PM PST by Professional
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