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Posted on 07/15/2009 9:18:05 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
MSNBC's Olbermann Twice Gets Free Republic Founder's Name Wrong By Matthew Balan Created 2009-07-15 12:11
Keith Olbermann, one of MSNBCs resident leftists posing as anchors, named Jim Robinson, the founder of FreeRepublic.com, as his runner-up on his Worst Person in the World feature on his Countdown program on Monday evening but twice called him Jim Thompson.
After first implying that Thompson and his sites moderators were a bunch of juveniles, Olbermann explained that the reason why the Free Republic founder was so bad was because a few posters on one of the regular picture caption threads made racist comments, that it took them as long as three days before removing a comment thread devoted to the racist rage of a disturbingly large number of his posters, possibly some of the same people who had previously conducted polls on the site on how best to topple the freely-elected government of the United States.
The MSNBC personality gave some examples from the caption thread, which involved the widely-circulated pictured of First Daughter Malia Obama wearing a t-shirt with a peace sign on it, and then poked fun of all of the posters on Free Republic, labeling them, clowns.
Mr. Olbermann, if youre going to call a large group of people clowns, it might be helpful if you get the name of their sites founder right, so you dont get that label immediately thrown back at you.
The transcript of the relevant portion from the Worst Person in the World segment, which began 47 minutes into the 8 pm Eastern hour of Olbermanns MSNBC program on Monday:
KEITH OLBERMANN: The runner-up- Jim Thompson [sic], the owner of the right-wing website Free Republic, which has moderated comments, meaning a grownup is supposed to read them and delete the crazier ones- but Thompsons [sic] folks waited as long as three days before removing a comment thread devoted to the racist rage of a disturbingly large number of his posters, possibly some of the same people who had previously conducted polls on the site on how best to topple the freely-elected government of the United States.
After President Obamas daughter appeared in a t-shirt with a peace sign on it at the G-8, a thread at Free Republic was opened with another photo of the first lady captioned, To entertain her daughter, Michelle Obama loves to make monkey sounds. Some of the posts describe the Obamas individually and collectively as, quote, typical street whore; bunch of ghetto thugs; ghetto street trash; dirt bags; wonder when shell get her first abortion; they make me sick- the whole family- mammy, pappy, the free loading mammy-in-law, the misguided chillin- children, I guess it is- and especially, lil cuz. -no indication of how many of the racist attacks on Malia Obama were made by people who simultaneously were threatening anybody who even mentioned Sarah Palins children.
The most prominent response at Free Republic was not an apology, but rather the claim that the comments were planted. This was, in turn, greeted by more racist comment [sic] by veterans of the site, and a call to action to flood the e-mail accounts of a list of the mainstream media people- people like Don Imus of MSNBC;.the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather; and Paula Zahn and Bill Hemmer and Tucker Carlson and Robert Novak of CNN. Hey, let me know if Dan Rather still answers his CBS e-mails- clowns.
You can’t expect MSNBC to be accurate when their legs are all constantly tingling, can you?
Even your brother can’t help Keith.
Keifeer Olderham? never heard of him.
And all this time I thought his name was Keith Doperman.
I guess Chris Parry is his writer
I guess Chris Parry is his writer
Isn't he related to Henny Youngman on his mother's side?
Keith Olbermann is to honest journalism what Richard Speck was to dating do’s-and-don’ts. ;)
2. Obwantstobeaman is a total bufoon
Who cares what he says
Hey - the sportscenter guy is still on the air. Good for him!
Ouch - just checked http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ratings/the_scoreboard_monday_july_13_121585.asp - you’re losing to Nancy Grace in the 25-54 demographic, Keith. But at least you’ve got over a third of the viewers that Bill O’Reilly fellow has.
He must be having a hard time with menopause.
It was mentioned on a prior thread that the Kos kids are convinced that this is secretly Fred Thompson’s site.
Now we know where Keith gets his “news”.
I’ll bet he saw numerous references to “Thompson” there, and viola, Jim Thompson!
He's that guy on TV who is always wearing that fake nose and eye-glasses get-up.
He should see what FReepers call him. “OlberFuhrer” is my pet name for the blowhard. Of course I don’t have much use for BOR either so I must be an equal opportunity basher.
Actually, MSNBC may be deliberately using the wrong name to avoid a defamation lawsuit.
If Jim were to sue, they could claim they did not defame “jim robinson” but defamed “jim thompson” and thus are not guilty.
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