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Olbermann's Absurd Defense Of Banning Dissenting Voices From Show
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 05/06/2010 5:08:34 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Looks like Keith Olbermann is getting defensive about his policy of prohibiting any guests on his show who disagree with him. An MSNBC Countdown promo features Olbermann making an absurd non sequitur of an argument in defending his echo-chamber approach.

Keith claims he asks questions "to find out if I'm wildly incorrect about something," ignoring the obvious: that he's unlikely to find out if he's wrong if he hand picks guests who think he's right!

View video here.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: asavoices; blinne; dissent; keitholbermann; msnbc

1 posted on 05/06/2010 5:08:34 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mathews,Maddow and Oberdouche’s promos are a joke!


2 posted on 05/06/2010 5:10:39 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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Ok........electrons are being abused in that photo !


3 posted on 05/06/2010 5:13:00 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Olbermann’s lame attempt to defend ban of dissenting voices on show. Ping to Today show list.


4 posted on 05/06/2010 5:17:18 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Isn’t it amazing that a guy who was just an average sports guy is now making Millions as a propagandist for the official Obama Network?


5 posted on 05/06/2010 5:18:01 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Einherjar

At least they cropped out Zero’s butt.


6 posted on 05/06/2010 5:18:20 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

bttt

Olbermann knows he’ll come off looking like the fool he is in front of everyone if he has to go head to head with anyone who would force him to legitimately defend his opinions.

Pathetic people like him are a dime a dozen:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2505164/posts?page=102#102


7 posted on 05/06/2010 5:19:18 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Jim Wallis speaks for Christians the same way that Jesse Jackson speaks for all blacks.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

8 posted on 05/06/2010 5:21:30 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Insanity is Uberlib’s only legitimate defense...


9 posted on 05/06/2010 5:21:50 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Keith claims he asks questions "to find out if I'm wildly incorrect about something"

Well, Keith, as a former sportscaster, can appreciate that he is batting one thousand: he's wildly wrong about everything!

10 posted on 05/06/2010 5:36:21 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rational Thought

That “average” sport guy got fired by ESPN because he was a runaway train.


11 posted on 05/06/2010 5:39:41 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who watches this crap??


12 posted on 05/06/2010 5:42:16 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Dr. Ursus
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Introducing the 2010 Olbermann. Be the first to get one. Designed to go places where no sensible douche bag would dare to go. Ideal for enemas! Simply insert nozzle into the orifice where Keith keeps his head most of the time.


13 posted on 05/06/2010 5:44:38 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Rummyfan

Keith who??


14 posted on 05/06/2010 5:45:40 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Dick Bachert

The only thing missing would be his picture!


15 posted on 05/06/2010 5:56:44 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
“Keith Olbermann is getting defensive about his policy of prohibiting any guests on his show who disagree with him.”

Um Keith, maybe that's why the average PBS station in Wyoming has more viewers than you. Or maybe it's because you really are stupid. Ignorance can be cured, but stupid is terminal.

16 posted on 05/06/2010 6:02:12 AM PDT by Tupelo
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Differing opinions are what make Hannity and O’Reilly watchable. The Olber-moron can’t handle it, and could not be less relevant.


17 posted on 05/06/2010 6:02:41 AM PDT by JimRed (To water the Tree of Liberty is to excise a cancer before it kills us. TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Keith baby has been an absolute doucher since High School in Hastings!


18 posted on 05/06/2010 6:29:27 AM PDT by Macoozie (Go Sarah! Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What self respecting conservative,...hiuman, for that matter, would even *want* to go on his despicable LibNazi fascist show to get lied about, sneered at, accused an abused by that anal retentive, Hitlerian control freak, ferret faced, Napoleon anyways?


19 posted on 05/06/2010 6:32:18 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

WaPo is now trying to sell Newsweek. As I recall, and it may have changed, the ‘partnering’ of MSNBC/WaPo many years ago began the steady stream of lefties onto that channel when (to the layman) it became just unwatchable.

Local DC news, in discussing the sale of Newsweek was to compensate for declining of revenues, and mentioned that WaPo hadn’t properly used the ‘new media’ as did WSJ.

MSNBC could have been a good use of ‘new media’ if WaPo/Newsweek hadn’t been so determined to make it into the left’s fav cable channel.


20 posted on 05/06/2010 7:20:52 AM PDT by EDINVA (Ihttp://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2503873%2C89#help)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Keith hasn’t figured out yet that someday the power from above will not agree with his right to be such a jerk.


21 posted on 05/06/2010 7:41:44 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
What's surreal is that this is a commercial for Keith's show.
22 posted on 05/06/2010 7:43:09 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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"Keith baby has been an absolute doucher since High School in Hastings!"

There may no longer be much hope that he will be anything else, either:

"... imagine one day waking up from the awful dream of being, say, Keith Olbermann. The worse the dream, the less likely it is that the person will awaken from it, since the shame would be too overwhelming. Thus, they defend against shame -- for they still have an inchoate awareness of it, and in Keith Olbermann's case, he oozes it -- by building an even stronger fortress against it. To quote the philosopher Butthead, this type of person is always trying to "run away from his bunghole." ~ GagdadBob 05/04/2010

23 posted on 05/06/2010 9:14:16 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Jim Wallis speaks for Christians the same way that Jesse Jackson speaks for all blacks.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I remember when Keith used to be intentionally funny.


24 posted on 05/06/2010 9:18:48 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Dick Bachert

If you insisted on putting that to its proper use, you would drown Uberdork...


25 posted on 05/06/2010 2:24:21 PM PDT by TXnMA (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! REPEAT San Jacinto!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I know people who actually like Olbermann.


26 posted on 05/06/2010 2:27:50 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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