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MSNBC's Olbermann Twice Gets Free Republic Founder's Name Wrong
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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 MSNBC’s 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 site’s 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 you’re going to call a large group of people “clowns,” it might be helpful if you get the name of their site’s founder right, so you don’t 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 Olbermann’s 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 Thompson’s [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 Obama’s 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 she’ll 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 Palin’s 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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ignorantmedia; jimthompson; keitholbermann; msnbc; olbermann
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Oh brother.........
1 posted on 07/15/2009 9:18:06 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

2 posted on 07/15/2009 9:19:04 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You can’t expect MSNBC to be accurate when their legs are all constantly tingling, can you?


3 posted on 07/15/2009 9:19:37 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Sub-Driver

Even your brother can’t help Keith.


4 posted on 07/15/2009 9:19:38 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Keifeer Olderham? never heard of him.


5 posted on 07/15/2009 9:20:16 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (Constitutional money isn't just backed by gold and silver- it IS gold and silver.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And all this time I thought his name was Keith Doperman.


6 posted on 07/15/2009 9:21:03 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Sub-Driver
Please leave Olbermann alone. He hasn't been the same ever since both Shep Smith and Anderson Cooper shunned his advances.
7 posted on 07/15/2009 9:21:03 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess Chris Parry is his writer


8 posted on 07/15/2009 9:21:20 AM PDT by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess Chris Parry is his writer


9 posted on 07/15/2009 9:21:21 AM PDT by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: ovrtaxt
Keifeer Olderham? never heard of him.

Isn't he related to Henny Youngman on his mother's side?

10 posted on 07/15/2009 9:22:41 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Sub-Driver

Keith Olbermann is to honest journalism what Richard Speck was to dating do’s-and-don’ts. ;)


11 posted on 07/15/2009 9:22:46 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver
He's obviously confusing him with this guy:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2292812/posts

12 posted on 07/15/2009 9:24:49 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Dacula
Three cheers for John Thompson! You go, Johnny!!!

;-)

13 posted on 07/15/2009 9:25:29 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people..." John Adams)
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To: Sub-Driver
1. Weak attempt to show disrespect

or

2. Obwantstobeaman is a total bufoon

Who cares what he says

14 posted on 07/15/2009 9:25:35 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Move over NetZero - Obama's in the house!)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


15 posted on 07/15/2009 9:26:30 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: Sub-Driver

He must be having a hard time with menopause.


16 posted on 07/15/2009 9:26:35 AM PDT by tumblindice (Keith Olberman: a 57 year old woman trapped in a man's body. With a tiny weenie.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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!


17 posted on 07/15/2009 9:28:01 AM PDT by astyanax (I'm here to spread peace, love and happiness... so get the f*#% out of my way.)
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To: ovrtaxt
Keifeer Olderham? never heard of him.

He's that guy on TV who is always wearing that fake nose and eye-glasses get-up.

18 posted on 07/15/2009 9:28:15 AM PDT by San Jacinto (/i)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

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.


19 posted on 07/15/2009 9:29:01 AM PDT by milwguy (........)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


20 posted on 07/15/2009 9:29:13 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Sub-Driver

i vote we do a caption this on a photo of olberdope...


21 posted on 07/15/2009 9:29:20 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: Sub-Driver
Keith Matthews is going to be so **ssed. You might be “The Worst Person in the Worldddddd” tonight.
22 posted on 07/15/2009 9:31:39 AM PDT by McGruff (Who is Jim Thompson?)
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To: Sub-Driver
That's what happens when one hires a TV show host from Moo U.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP7_gnxaVnY

23 posted on 07/15/2009 9:32:43 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Sub-Driver
He is doing it purposely...can you say liable?? As long as he get the website name correctly and not the founders name Jim can't sue or whatever! The mediaWHORES are so slimy and schemey!!
24 posted on 07/15/2009 9:32:52 AM PDT by RoseofTexas (sierra)
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To: Sub-Driver
Mr. Olbermann doesn't know ~ about Dan Rather?!

He's that stupid ~

25 posted on 07/15/2009 9:34:04 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Islander7

Can we team him up with Fred Palin?


26 posted on 07/15/2009 9:35:12 AM PDT by the long march
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To: astyanax
the Kos kids are convinced that this is secretly Fred Thompson’s site.

It sure was Fred Country during the primaries if that's what they meant.

FredHeads forever!
Paid for by Fred Robinson for President

27 posted on 07/15/2009 9:35:38 AM PDT by McGruff (Who is Jim Thompson?)
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To: RoseofTexas
liable

Libel?

28 posted on 07/15/2009 9:35:54 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholics voted based upon the teachings of the church, there would be no abortion and no Obomba.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Keith Olberman is to honest journalism what Dr. Seuss is to medicine.


29 posted on 07/15/2009 9:37:00 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Reported as an artist's rendition of "Jim Thompson":

30 posted on 07/15/2009 9:37:34 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Sub-Driver

Keith Douchebagerman is, as Hussein would say, a Special Olympian.


31 posted on 07/15/2009 9:38:05 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: IbJensen

Correction! :)


32 posted on 07/15/2009 9:39:18 AM PDT by RoseofTexas (sierra)
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To: Islander7; The Real Jim Thompson

Thank you, but I’d rather not. Maybe the Real Jim Thompson would like to run.


33 posted on 07/15/2009 9:39:24 AM PDT by The First Jim Thompson (Love freepin)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s ashame that I have to share a first name with this moron.


34 posted on 07/15/2009 9:39:24 AM PDT by ELDORADO69
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To: Sub-Driver

Thompson>oldermann


35 posted on 07/15/2009 9:42:36 AM PDT by omega4179 (Anti Obamaphile)
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Here are my thoughts on the subject.

Kieth Olbermann is nothing but a stupid dumba**. We had dealings with one of his biggest fans who interloped here with this mindset that Dems are never wrong and the G.O.P. is never right.

This clown and goonie is not long for this world. These claims of Olbermann and MSNBC gaining audience are pure B.S. and I for one don't buy it.

And these K.O. butt kisssers can spare me the lecture about how he's pure as the wind driven snow and he's never wrong about anything and all that B.S. He obviously see all of us freepers as security threats to our own communities. He's so stupid it's beyond words.

Regards......

36 posted on 07/15/2009 9:42:38 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: The First Jim Thompson; The Real Jim Thompson

Geez! A couple newbie wannabes.


37 posted on 07/15/2009 9:44:29 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: E.G.C.

Re: “..............This clown and goonie is not long for this world. These claims of Olbermann and MSNBC gaining audience are pure B.S. and I for one don’t buy it.........”

***********

Agree — no way are they gaining viewers. Please — every day I hear someone trashing Zero and his idiot minions — the bloom is OFF the rose. A lot of people realize they made a huge mistake. Too bad they didn’t pay attention LAST year at this time!


38 posted on 07/15/2009 9:47:43 AM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: McGruff
...Fred Robinson for President
And Jim Thompson for VP!
39 posted on 07/15/2009 9:50:47 AM PDT by astyanax (I'm here to spread peace, love and happiness... so get the f*#% out of my way.)
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To: Islander7; The First Jim Thompson; The Real Jim Thompson

All your Thompsons are belong to us!


40 posted on 07/15/2009 9:51:12 AM PDT by Thompson Twins
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To: Sub-Driver

Congratulations, Mr Thompson. I’m jealous of anyone who’s made Molderman’s Snit Parade.


41 posted on 07/15/2009 9:52:08 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is seriously one of the most awesomest stories ever.


42 posted on 07/15/2009 9:55:43 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (Boehner Baby!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hate that Jim Thompson guy. He must be one SOB!


43 posted on 07/15/2009 9:58:56 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Sub-Driver
oberdick got that way from crotch diving. Scientists say that it causes brain damage.

LLS

44 posted on 07/15/2009 10:04:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: RabidBartender

lol...here is a commnet on the ratings website:

“George W Bush and his corrupt Republican party destroyed America and President Obama is now left with the monumental task of picking up the pieces and putting the U.S.A. back together again.

I pray for my President as he takes on this almost impossible challenge. There is so much on his plate; I have no idea how he manages to stay so adept. America could not have found a man with more extraordinary ability to lead us during these difficult times. President Obama is a super hero in my book.

God bless our President and God bless America.”


45 posted on 07/15/2009 10:05:05 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Jim Thompson for POTUS)
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To: Sub-Driver

And just what were the “racist comments?”


46 posted on 07/15/2009 10:08:01 AM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: Sub-Driver

regular picture caption threads made “racist” comments

Guess he never checked into DU site ,talk about juveniles and racist comments and clowns.


47 posted on 07/15/2009 10:10:03 AM PDT by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: Thompson Twins

all your twins R us!


48 posted on 07/15/2009 10:10:10 AM PDT by The First Jim Thompson (Love freepin)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s ok. I call him “Keith Untermensch” all the time.


49 posted on 07/15/2009 10:11:15 AM PDT by Antoninus (I hereby pledge not to allow media whores to pick the GOP candidate in 2012.)
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To: Sub-Driver; bamahead; Islander7

Was it a Freudian slip?
Maybe he wished it was Fred Thompson that could be blamed.
Subconsciously. These MSNBC trips and speedball binges can get a little weird.

50 posted on 07/15/2009 10:11:39 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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