Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Olbermann: Petaeus is a "press flack" for Bush, and runner-up for "worst person in the wsolrld"
National Review ^ | 5-23-2008 | Greg Pollowitz

Posted on 05/23/2008 12:33:53 PM PDT by Kleebo151

Tonight‘s runner-up, General David Petraeus. It turns out his role as a press flack for President Bush began long before his embarrassing testimony to Congress last September. Pentagon documents say that hoping to soften up the military panelists scheduled for “Meet The Press” on August 28, 2005, Pentagon spokesman Larry DiRita had a deputy assistant secretary of defense contact Petraeus in Iraq and ask him to start shilling. Petraeus promptly got on the phone to each of the military analysts and gave them supposedly insider accounts of how well things were going in Iraq.

Olbermann is referring to this post on the blog Think Progress, which is following up on the New York Times piece on Pentagon analysts that the far left is going batty over because story isn't making more of a splash. Oddly enough, Olbermann is implicating NBC's own expert, General Barry McCaffrey, with this. Brian Williams offered his take on all of this a few weeks ago...

Maybe someone should ask Senator Obama if he thinks smearing General Petraeus as a press flack is an appropriate description of the general's service.

(Excerpt) Read more at media.nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: olbermann
Congress successfully condemned Moveon.org for disrespecting out top general. The same should be done with Keith Obamann.
1 posted on 05/23/2008 12:33:53 PM PDT by Kleebo151
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151

Just when you think he’s reached bottom he surpasses his own foul taste with this. He and the dwarf running (Name?) for Minn Senate ought to get married.


2 posted on 05/23/2008 12:39:23 PM PDT by TCats
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151
I'm not just saying this rhetorically, but Olberman is quite possibly insane.
3 posted on 05/23/2008 12:41:17 PM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151
How Keith Olbermann cannot be truly and totally embarrassed by what he does every night on his television show is beyond me.
4 posted on 05/23/2008 12:43:56 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151

Who’s press flack does that make Keith Oberon, then?


5 posted on 05/23/2008 12:44:43 PM PDT by sappy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NavVet

No, he’s playing a role; that of outrageous liberal.
To say he’s imbalanced leaves him off the hook.


6 posted on 05/23/2008 12:45:51 PM PDT by threeleftsmakearight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151

Assclown is too complimentary a word for this guy.


7 posted on 05/23/2008 12:46:08 PM PDT by workerbee (Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NavVet
The people that are insane are the bosses at NBC that keep this idiot around. They must feel that he is delivering ratings or he would have been long gone. If this was a guy at FNC talking about a Democratic administration the MSM would have gone ballistic and he would be gone by now.
8 posted on 05/23/2008 12:46:19 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: GOP_Lady

Barve men and women are dying so this Douche’ can live!


9 posted on 05/23/2008 12:46:36 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151

Why give Olbermann, that very bad odor, the honor of appearing on this forum in any manner? I doubt anyone here hangs his words.


10 posted on 05/23/2008 12:53:07 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( on the cutting edge.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Hal

Even worse, they subject us to him at half-time of football games. Thank heavens for the mute button.


11 posted on 05/23/2008 12:53:52 PM PDT by stop_fascism
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: NavVet

Someone needs to kick his ass, seriously. What about that Caribbean woman who slammed him for his lousy ‘performance’ on the web?

She should be adequate.


12 posted on 05/23/2008 12:54:54 PM PDT by romanesq
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: stop_fascism

Anybody got a link to the audio of Tom Harken calling people with a military backgroud “dangerous”?


13 posted on 05/23/2008 12:55:42 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: romanesq

Keith Olberman is a dickless accordian player.


14 posted on 05/23/2008 12:57:32 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Ursus; Kleebo151

It is indeed a barve new wslorld.


15 posted on 05/23/2008 12:58:01 PM PDT by Husker8877
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151
Funny thing, neither Bin Ladin nor Ahmedinejad ever seem to be the worst people in the world. At least in Keith's world.
16 posted on 05/23/2008 12:58:21 PM PDT by jpf
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151

I extend an open invitation to Oberman for free Tai Kwon Do lessons at my school.


17 posted on 05/23/2008 12:59:06 PM PDT by devistate one four (Nam 67-68)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Husker8877

Oops, mispeeled wsolrld!

My bid.


18 posted on 05/23/2008 12:59:25 PM PDT by Husker8877
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151
Olbermann is delusional. He thinks he's "King Of The Cable News World" when he's merely a clown.




19 posted on 05/23/2008 12:59:35 PM PDT by opineapple
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151

Olberman is a hate-filled, spittle-brained moron.


20 posted on 05/23/2008 1:02:13 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: threeleftsmakearight

You think he’s a bit? I’m starting to think so. MSNBC is so desperate for ratings they’ve got his writers having him say anything to create controversy.


21 posted on 05/23/2008 1:04:34 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151

He tapes this early? Or is this on the radio? I can’t imagine he’d name anyone else other than Hillary as today’s worst person in the w o r l dddddd.


22 posted on 05/23/2008 1:06:15 PM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: massgopguy

“Keith Olberman is a dickless accordian player.”

Why are you insulting accordion players? :o)


23 posted on 05/23/2008 1:08:57 PM PDT by ataDude
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151

If I ever see this sanctimonious obsequious bastard again (KO, that is), and I am away from posting for awhile, you’ll know why.


24 posted on 05/23/2008 1:10:34 PM PDT by Christian4Bush ("In Israel, the President hit the nail on the head. The nails are complaining loudly." - John Bolton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: devistate one four

My son intends to enter the Marine Corps later this year. If I ever see Olbermann, I would love to open up a can of whoop ass on him.


25 posted on 05/23/2008 1:12:53 PM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: sappy
Who’s press flack does that make Keith Oberon, then?

"Hmmm...let me see...I don't know...

"SATAN?"

/Church Lady

26 posted on 05/23/2008 1:13:02 PM PDT by Christian4Bush ("In Israel, the President hit the nail on the head. The nails are complaining loudly." - John Bolton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: ataDude

“Keith Olberman is a dickless accordian player.”

Why are you insulting accordion players? :o)

Play the accordian, go to jail. It’s the law.


27 posted on 05/23/2008 1:13:21 PM PDT by Walmartian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: ataDude

I’m pretty sure Olbermann squats when he pees. Its just a matter of time before someone catches him ramming a goat or fondling a little boy.


28 posted on 05/23/2008 1:13:43 PM PDT by NoobRep
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Don'tMessWithTexas

People like him will pay, it’s just a matter of time. Give your son a Semper Fi from me and thank him also. Right now I think our military and few others are doing this whole world a favor, the world just doesn’t know it yet. When I was in Boot Camp, my DI would say “pain is weakness leaving the body” kinda stuck with me all these years.


29 posted on 05/23/2008 1:21:48 PM PDT by devistate one four (Nam 67-68)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: GOP_Lady
“How Keith Olbermann cannot be truly and totally embarrassed by what he does every night on his television show is beyond me.”

It looks to me like General Electric, who owns msnbc, would be truly and totally embarrassed but apparently they are not. I use to own GE, not any more.

30 posted on 05/23/2008 1:22:35 PM PDT by kempo (c)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: NavVet

Olberman is NOT a norman human...there is obviously something missing...no person can say (and appear to believe) some of the most air headed things that this guy claims to.


31 posted on 05/23/2008 1:25:25 PM PDT by Moby Grape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151
Photobucket
32 posted on 05/23/2008 1:27:32 PM PDT by americanophile
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151

Anyone that would say what this guy did has little respect for themselves.


33 posted on 05/23/2008 1:33:14 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NavVet

And by his own admission. This from his Wikipedia entry:

“Between 1997 and 2007 incidents between the two sides included Olbermann publishing an essay on Salon.com in November of 2002 entitled “Mea Culpa” in which he conceded that his own insecurities and neurotic behavior had led to many of his problems at work.[6] “

The “other side” mentioned here is ESPN.


34 posted on 05/23/2008 1:36:17 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: GOP_Lady

Remember the storyline in Full Metal Jacket where “Gomer Pyle” is driven insane while nobody notices until he shoots R.Lee Ermey?

Can you imagine what the set of Olbermann’s show is like? I bet it’s pretty freaky and all the while there is probably some MSNBC drill sergeant coaxing more and more outrageous performances out of Olby.


35 posted on 05/23/2008 1:38:44 PM PDT by Belasarius (Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:2-7)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151

Olbersturmfuhrer is not fit to _________ General Petraus’______. He really is the most vile, putrid, steaming pile of _____ in American media. About the only person who comes close in the world is George Galloway, another vicious, smash-mouth _____, who really is wasting oxygen and other resources.


36 posted on 05/23/2008 1:38:49 PM PDT by JewishRighter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151

Moronic rat-fu**er.


37 posted on 05/23/2008 1:48:07 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Walmartian

“Welcome to Hell. Here’s your accordian” - Far Side


38 posted on 05/23/2008 2:02:18 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151

I can’t believe he’s on the Armed Forces Network. He’s always on at noon here in Iraq. I eat my lunch quickly and then go back to work just to keep from having to throw up listening to his insane rants.


39 posted on 05/23/2008 2:11:18 PM PDT by Neoncon (I am disrespectful to Socialism! Can you see I am serious?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Neoncon

Thanks for your service.


40 posted on 05/23/2008 3:03:56 PM PDT by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151

If we don’t repeat it here only the eight or nine people who still watch the Olber-moron will know about it!


41 posted on 05/23/2008 3:37:10 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Neoncon

Wow, you really are in a hardship environment! My deep sympathies.

Hang in there, we’re thinking of you this weekend.

‘2d to None’


42 posted on 05/23/2008 4:55:02 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Don'tMessWithTexas

“My son intends to enter the Marine Corps later this year. If I ever see Olbermann, I would love to open up a can of whoop ass on him.”

As someone who is anti-violent and for peace let me just say, you have my blessing.

Please thank your son for me for his commitment and love for our country.
May God bless and protect him and all our soldiers serving around the world especially Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Marines are just flat out incredible.


43 posted on 05/24/2008 6:13:02 AM PDT by romanesq
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Kleebo151

Keith Olbermann is the Worst Person In The World.


44 posted on 05/27/2008 8:10:25 AM PDT by DesScorp
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson