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Olbermann: ‘Point Taken. I Have Been A Little Over The Top Lately. Sorry.’
Mediaite ^ | 1-23-10

Posted on 01/23/2010 12:57:41 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

Keith Olbermann’s recent transformation from a harsh but reasoned critic of the right, to a hyperbolic caricature of bluster was best exemplified by his recent run-down of Senator-elect Scott Brown. Many media critics noticed it, but most notable was Jon Stewart, who eviscerated his shtick Thursday night. Even Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher asked yesterday “Is Olbermann losing it?” So many of us were shocked by his response last night when he agreed with the critique, and even said “sorry.” Kudos!

Video: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/olbermann-to-stewart-point-taken-i-have-been-a-little-over-the-top-lately/


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: keitholbermann; leftwingloons; liberalmedia; moonbats; msnbc; olbermann
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1 posted on 01/23/2010 12:57:42 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

WOW! Someone got to him. Or they just upped his meds again.


2 posted on 01/23/2010 12:59:02 PM PST by mockingbyrd (Sarah speaks for me!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

A LITTLE???????


3 posted on 01/23/2010 1:01:34 PM PST by marstegreg
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To: My Favorite Headache
His audience is so minute that it really does not make a difference one way or another.
4 posted on 01/23/2010 1:02:26 PM PST by fish hawk (It's sad that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov)
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To: My Favorite Headache; PJ-Comix

“Lately”????


5 posted on 01/23/2010 1:03:15 PM PST by Charles Henrickson ("Meltdown" with Keith "KOokie" Olbermann.)
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To: fish hawk

Who’’s Keith Olberman?


6 posted on 01/23/2010 1:03:35 PM PST by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: marstegreg

I was going to say:

“LATELY?????”


7 posted on 01/23/2010 1:04:32 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: My Favorite Headache

He really feels that way, he just wants to keep his job.


8 posted on 01/23/2010 1:04:43 PM PST by Rennes Templar ("Though the wrong be often strong, God still rules this earthly throng")
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To: fish hawk
His audience is so minute that it really does not make a difference one way or another.

I certainly don't watch him. If I hadn't seen the Jon Stewart spoof on YouTube, I wouldn't even know what Olbermann looks like.

9 posted on 01/23/2010 1:06:10 PM PST by Rocky (Obama's ego: The "I's" have it.)
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To: F15Eagle

I missed that. Good one!!! :)


10 posted on 01/23/2010 1:06:11 PM PST by marstegreg
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To: My Favorite Headache

Well that was a better way to fill his airtime than anything KO has ever said, but only by a little bit. A test pattern and 1000 hz tone would have really iced it.

Anyhow, it’s not going to help. We still hate Olbie and now he’s in trouble with the moonbats for being a wuss and apologizing, or whatever you call that.


11 posted on 01/23/2010 1:07:52 PM PST by bigbob
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To: holdonnow

ping


12 posted on 01/23/2010 1:10:03 PM PST by AliVeritas (Is it nothing to you all ye who pass by? Our brothers blood screams from the ground.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Keith Olbermann’s recent transformation from a harsh but reasoned critic of the right, to a hyperbolic caricature of bluster...

This "transformation" didn't happen recently. It only intensified to the point where even those who agree with him are taken aback.

13 posted on 01/23/2010 1:10:28 PM PST by Jagdgewehr (Okay, California....Massachusetts did it....what about you?)
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To: My Favorite Headache
“Is Olbermann losing it?”

Does a bear poop in the woods?
14 posted on 01/23/2010 1:10:38 PM PST by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: mockingbyrd

I still hope he gets axed from NBC’s football coverage.


15 posted on 01/23/2010 1:11:11 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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To: My Favorite Headache

Olbermann lost ‘it’ many years ago. In fact, no sure he ever had ‘it’. Some are just born brain dead.


16 posted on 01/23/2010 1:11:56 PM PST by mulligan
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To: My Favorite Headache

>”he agreed with the critique, and even said “sorry.” “

Nope. Apologies not accepted. Only your resignation will suffice.


17 posted on 01/23/2010 1:12:07 PM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: Rocky

Ben Affleck’s parody of Olberman on SNL was priceless.


18 posted on 01/23/2010 1:13:57 PM PST by Burkean (.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Saying sorry doesn’t take the stink off of trash.


19 posted on 01/23/2010 1:14:29 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: scoobysnak71

Keith Olbermann in his previous life

20 posted on 01/23/2010 1:15:19 PM PST by Loud Mime (Liberalism is a Socialist Disease)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Keith Olbermann’s recent transformation from a harsh but reasoned critic of the right,

Are we thinking of the same Keith Olbermann here? There has never been anything resembling reason from the festering mind of that individual.

21 posted on 01/23/2010 1:15:24 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Then the plate in his head shifts and it back to loony man.


22 posted on 01/23/2010 1:17:46 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Aaah leave him alone. He’s doing great. Give him some more rope. LOL


23 posted on 01/23/2010 1:18:17 PM PST by Outrance
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To: Rocky
What really gets me is that he is a sports announcer and is on some of the pro Football games. I can hardly watch the games of the ones he is announcing on because of his raunchy idiotic political show.
24 posted on 01/23/2010 1:18:56 PM PST by fish hawk (It's sad that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov)
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To: My Favorite Headache
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25 posted on 01/23/2010 1:19:02 PM PST by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: My Favorite Headache

“Uber-man” has gone over the top and fallen off.


26 posted on 01/23/2010 1:20:27 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

“Sorry”, Keith. I ain’t buying it.


27 posted on 01/23/2010 1:21:13 PM PST by DemforBush (Now officially 100% ex-Democrat.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

“a harsh but reasoned critic of the right”

When has the viewerless rabid leftdolt Olbermann even been that?!


28 posted on 01/23/2010 1:22:25 PM PST by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: My Favorite Headache
“Keith Olbermann’s recent transformation from a harsh but reasoned critic of the right...”

Pray tell... only a sociopathic socialist-loving nitwit would define Uberskank’s vile and spittle-infested hate mongering as “reasoned”. By this idiot’s definition, Charles Manson is a misunderstood philosopher.

29 posted on 01/23/2010 1:24:45 PM PST by Common Sense 101
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To: My Favorite Headache

It might even be that KO’s bosses noticed his mad descent into Howard Beale territory and had a little chat with him.


30 posted on 01/23/2010 1:29:10 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: My Favorite Headache

He gave a general apology to Stewart, but for what? He gave no apology for any specific charge that he made, nor did he retract anything. He certainly did not apologize to any of the people that he attacked.

What does apologizing for being “over the top” mean?


31 posted on 01/23/2010 1:29:19 PM PST by djpg
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To: My Favorite Headache

What a knucklehead.


32 posted on 01/23/2010 1:30:14 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: My Favorite Headache
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33 posted on 01/23/2010 1:30:57 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: My Favorite Headache

Oh, Keith. This is much, much too little, much, much too late. You’re fired.


34 posted on 01/23/2010 1:33:54 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Burkean
Ben Affleck’s parody of Olberman on SNL was priceless.

Not surprisingly, that skit is very hard to find...if it exists at all...on YouTube.

35 posted on 01/23/2010 1:34:49 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I used to like Olbermann when he played the dad in the American Pie movies. Now he's just another moonbat who thinks his nutty opinions matter and will make a difference.

36 posted on 01/23/2010 1:35:29 PM PST by Thirteen (You can lead a horse to drink, but you can't make it water.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

How much does Olbermann pay his network for them letting him do a program?


37 posted on 01/23/2010 1:41:04 PM PST by GBA
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To: My Favorite Headache

Far, FARRRR too late to have any kind of productive “breakthroughs” - or epiphanies. The only one’s left watching you, Olberwoman, are probably pissed off now! How Ironic!


38 posted on 01/23/2010 1:42:39 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (''If you look good and speak well, people will buy anything.'' - Criswell in ED WOOD.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Squeezing rotten fruit does tend to produce putrid juice.


39 posted on 01/23/2010 1:42:44 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: My Favorite Headache

You cannot lose something you don’t have, and this idiot has nothing to lose in his atom sized brain.


40 posted on 01/23/2010 1:44:48 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (New Year's Resolution: Never, ever, ever again vote for anyone with a (d) after their name.)
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To: Radagast the Fool
It's not a who but a what. I believe it can be removed surgically followed by heavy doses of penicylin.
41 posted on 01/23/2010 1:50:33 PM PST by repubpub
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To: Phantom Lord

This is surreal.


42 posted on 01/23/2010 1:51:18 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Thirteen

Just a little FYI. That’s Eugene Levy , a very skilled comic actor who’s a veteran of the old SCTV TV show.. (’Earl Canenbert’,’Sid Dithers’, et al)


43 posted on 01/23/2010 1:56:49 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

http://www.break.com/usercontent/2008/11/SNL-Skewers-Keith-Olbermann-598554.html

Ben Affleck as Keith Olbermann on SNL


44 posted on 01/23/2010 2:06:14 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: My Favorite Headache
Keith Olbermann’s recent transformation from a harsh but reasoned critic of the right

Reasoned Critic? Give me a break. He's been a loon forever or at least since he's been on the air. The man is insane and needs serious medical help.
45 posted on 01/23/2010 2:15:13 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Nothing “recent” about it. Olbermann has always been deranged. He’s just gotten to the point where his fellow lefties have realized how bad he makes them look. Probably, word has gone out to the MSNBC moonbats to cool it while GE sells them to Comcast. If comcast has a brain among their executives, they’ll pull the plug on MSNBC or change format to all “Dateline” reruns.


46 posted on 01/23/2010 2:15:34 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Loud Mime

Excellent, but I doubt many will know who the man in the picture is or get the intent of your post.


47 posted on 01/23/2010 2:17:02 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I didn’t realize that Olbermann was such a porker. He’s as fat as he is crazy.


48 posted on 01/23/2010 2:26:54 PM PST by EverOnward
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To: Snickering Hound

Great! I never thought much of Ben Affleck as an actor. This skit has made me change my mind. He was brillant! He really made me laugh.


49 posted on 01/23/2010 2:28:50 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I wonder if the high-ups at MSNBC got too many complaints and “counseled” Olbermann?


50 posted on 01/23/2010 2:30:34 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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