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Iranian tv loves Keith Olbermann
Newsbusters.org ^ | February 16, 2008 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 02/17/2008 7:04:17 PM PST by Stepan12

The folks at General Electric must be so proud of their cable news network MSNBC.

Not only does one of its top stars regularly debase the President of the United States, but also his most recent tirade actually garnered the attention of an Iranian television network.

Coincidentally, the good folks at Press TV are just as enamored with Keith Olbermann as his fans at Daily Kos [cannot find Kos link for this. I used this link to try to rectify newsbuster's duplication}) (h/t JWF:

In a scathing commentary against President George W. Bush, MSNBC commentator Keith Olbermann declared Bush guilty of terrorism for playing what he sees as the fear card in an attempt to get the House to pass retroactive immunity for telecommunication companies that illegally helped the US government in its warrantless wiretapping program Thursday evening.

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He also called Bush a fascist.

It must make MSNBC execs quite pleased to know their product is highly-regarded by one of America's sworn enemies. You think Ahmadinejad is a "Countdown" fan?

Of course, most American journalists would eschew getting praise from an Iranian television station. Alas, Olbermann likely will wear it as a badge of honor.

What does that say about his biases, and the idea that an American cable news network not only allows him to speak to the nation for 60 minutes five days a week, but also puts him in the role of commentator during debates and primary coverage?

On the flipside, maybe this makes good business sense.

Before you laugh, consider Olbermann's atrocious ratings in the States. Maybe MSNBC has given up on American viewers, and, instead, is actually appealing to Islamo-fascists around the world.

Wouldn't that explain a lot?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: enemypropaganda; iran; msnbc; newsbusters; olbermann; presstv; treason
Mullahs, bathtub boy, lib venom, treason
1 posted on 02/17/2008 7:04:20 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: MurryMom

RATS underground LOVES KO, too - no?


2 posted on 02/17/2008 7:06:37 PM PST by Libloather (February is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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No one likes Keith Olbermann more than Keith Olbermann. He consciously mimics Edward Murrow in a comical attempt at appearing to be an “heroic foil” to to the perceived excesses of his political rivals.


3 posted on 02/17/2008 7:21:56 PM PST by Republic_of_Secession.
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To: Stepan12

remember Olberman on October 10, 2007 referred to Free Republic as “lunatic fringe website” and its members as “sociopaths”


4 posted on 02/17/2008 7:22:51 PM PST by beefree (AMERICA BLESS GOD)
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To: Stepan12
Coincidentally, the good folks at Press TV are just as enamored with Keith Olbermann as his fans at Daily Kos ...

Not a dime's worth of difference?

5 posted on 02/17/2008 7:24:13 PM PST by GOPJ (Obama didn't get one counted vote in Harlem's 94th. Not one. Will Texas and Ohio cheat next?)
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To: beefree
remember Olberman on October 10, 2007 referred to Free Republic as “lunatic fringe website” and its members as “sociopaths”

Yeah, he did!

6 posted on 02/17/2008 7:26:49 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Stepan12

olberman is an idiot but he is still on the air. how long would an Iranian newsguy remain on possesion of his head if he said that kind of stuff about Ahmadinejad?


7 posted on 02/17/2008 7:27:39 PM PST by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: Stepan12

I shut off NBC Sunday night NFL coverage because of this individual. Got the message GE? Lots of other former fans want politics out of sports. Olber-rabid detracts from any enjoyment of football.


8 posted on 02/17/2008 7:28:58 PM PST by bajabaja
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To: Stepan12

The Iranians have the slowest press in the cosmos. They’re just now picking this up?


9 posted on 02/17/2008 7:29:32 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Don't trust anyone who canít take a joke. [Congressman BillyBob])
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To: Stepan12

And this is news?


10 posted on 02/17/2008 7:29:53 PM PST by ScratInTheHat (Don't like my immigration stance? I'm dyslexic. PC keeps sounding like BS to me!)
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To: Stepan12

There’s a shocker. I’m sure they also identify with him as a “premature and fumbling lover”.


11 posted on 02/17/2008 7:36:15 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Stepan12

There were more people watching the Daytona 500 then watch his show on a nightly basis....I would “almost” bet that the 100,000 or so people in the stands would also balance out his TSW numbers as well.

A 4 hr race, 100,000 people watching the same thing vs this guy’s 200,000 or so nightly audience?


12 posted on 02/17/2008 7:45:52 PM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Isaiah 3.3/Cry havoc and let slip the RINOS)
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To: nuconvert

ping


13 posted on 02/17/2008 7:48:11 PM PST by GOPJ (Obama didn't get one counted vote in Harlem's 94th. Not one. Will Texas and Ohio cheat next?)
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To: ScratInTheHat
And this is news?

Bttt

You do have a point. That is why I put it under the culture heading rather than breaking news.

14 posted on 02/17/2008 7:48:30 PM PST by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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To: Stepan12
Why would Iran not love Keith Olbermann...? He IS an America hater after all.

Side note... I went to a NY Yankee game at the Bronx in early July. It was Old Timer's day... Olbermann goof was the on-field game announcer. I wish a foul ball would have taken Keith O out.

15 posted on 02/17/2008 7:50:07 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Stepan12
No surprise that Little Hitler likes Little Goebbels.
16 posted on 02/17/2008 7:52:41 PM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: GOPJ

thanks. maybe one day on youtube the world will witness Olberman being taken off the MSNBC set in a straitjacket.


17 posted on 02/17/2008 8:00:04 PM PST by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: Stepan12

Iran and Keith Olbermann deserve each other.


18 posted on 02/17/2008 8:01:51 PM PST by Jorge
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To: Stepan12

Odormann. Clear?


19 posted on 02/17/2008 8:12:47 PM PST by Waco
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To: Stepan12

This is not surprising. The more I deal with people on the left, the more I realize how deliberate the choice to take the road into the Valley of the Shadows really is.


20 posted on 02/17/2008 8:19:25 PM PST by StarfireIV ("No society is ever "tolerant", they just switch the targets.")
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To: Stepan12
Pretty funny.

You know the mullahs running Iran are as backwards as someone can get if they take Keith Olberman seriously.

Nobody takes Olberman seriously.

21 posted on 02/17/2008 9:10:50 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Stepan12

Keith olderman is a bitter, angry little excuse for a man.


22 posted on 02/17/2008 9:14:26 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than any of us will ever fully realize.)
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To: beefree
remember Olberman on October 10, 2007 referred to Free Republic as “lunatic fringe website” and its members as “sociopaths”

Awwww, how sweet. Did we send him roses? That was actually a compliment. If this loon ever gave FreeRepublic a compliment, I'd be more concerned.
23 posted on 02/17/2008 10:24:41 PM PST by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: Stepan12

Olbermann was widely considered to be a little pr1ck back in college at Cornell. Nothing’s changed, apparently.


24 posted on 02/20/2008 8:19:27 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Olbermann was widely considered to be a little pr1ck back in college at Cornell. Nothing’s changed, apparently.

You're quite correct!

25 posted on 02/21/2008 8:04:16 AM PST by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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To: Stepan12

Well, the left is constantly blabbering their idiocy about repairing our image around the world:

Iran, Syria, Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, China, Russia, Angola, Somalia, Sudan, France, Germany, North Korea...

so it stands to reason like minded people would adore Herr Olbermeister, useful idiot that he is.


30 posted on 03/06/2008 4:03:25 PM PST by tpanther (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing-----Edmund Burke)
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