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Keith Olbermann Dropping "Worst Person in the World" Segment... [Jim Thompson denied 2nd award]
gather.com ^ | November 01, 2010 | Kevin Zimmerman

Posted on 11/01/2010 9:17:21 PM PDT by matt1234

Keith Olbermann announced Monday night that he's dropping the "Worst Person in the World" bit -- probably the most popular segment of Countdown with Keith Olbermann -- from the nightly MSNBC broadcast.

"As of right now, I am unilaterally suspending that segment with an eye towards discontinuing it," he said. "We don't know how that works long-term. We might bring it back. We might bring back something similar to it. We might kill it outright."

Olbermann acknowledged that the change was a direct response to Jon Stewart's remarks at the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" that MSNBC and Fox News were essentially two sides of the same coin, saying that he agrees with Stewart that "the tone needs to change.

"Today, given the serious stuff we have to start covering tomorrow, we think it's the right time to do it short-term and then we'll see what happens," Olbermann said, referencing the Nov. 2 elections.

"The anger in this news hour was not an original part of it, nor was it an artifice that we added to it," he declared. "It was a response to a threat to this democracy posed by [former President George W.] Bush."


TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: humor; jimthompson; olbermann; person; worst; worstperson
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Background on Jim Thompson for newer FReepers: 'Jim Thompson' of Free Republic Is One of Keith Olbermann's Worst Persons In the World
1 posted on 11/01/2010 9:17:21 PM PDT by matt1234
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To: matt1234

Both viewers devastated.


2 posted on 11/01/2010 9:18:39 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: matt1234

Who is Jim Thompson?


3 posted on 11/01/2010 9:20:52 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: matt1234

Bush’s fault. You knew it was coming.


4 posted on 11/01/2010 9:21:05 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Da Coyote

Jim Thompson is devastated.


5 posted on 11/01/2010 9:21:16 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: matt1234

Sounds like the pecksniff has his tail between his legs in preparation for the upcoming election results............


6 posted on 11/01/2010 9:22:43 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: matt1234

Like anybody cares what that ass clown does. Phhht


7 posted on 11/01/2010 9:23:00 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: matt1234
A lifetime member of the MSNBC circus.

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8 posted on 11/01/2010 9:23:12 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: earlJam

9 posted on 11/01/2010 9:24:49 PM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: BobP

He is dropping this segment to make room for a new daily segment called, “Liberal MSM Friends who have committed suicide or are now unemployed.”


10 posted on 11/01/2010 9:24:58 PM PDT by Wooly
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To: Da Coyote

People watch Olberdouche ?


11 posted on 11/01/2010 9:25:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: jimrob

Comment?


12 posted on 11/01/2010 9:28:25 PM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

He’s dropping the vicious segment from his show because Comcast will soon be taking over PMSNBC, and he has to tone down his nasty personality if he wants to keep his job. Although, toning down his personality will be impossible as it is his true nature.


13 posted on 11/01/2010 9:29:25 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: earlJam

Why...I am Jim Thompson. (Really.)


14 posted on 11/01/2010 9:29:48 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: matt1234

I read about this on DU. Those mindless morons are on suicide watch as their world seems to be crumbling around them. Some of them hate Stewart some hate Olbermann. It’s like driving by a car wreck; you don’t want to look but you just can’t help it.


15 posted on 11/01/2010 9:30:11 PM PDT by South40 (My computer beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing!)
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To: matt1234

First, we are not a democracy. We are a republic. Secondly, George Bush is NOT President. He has not been president fr two years.

Sadly, I think the MSNBC viewer still falls for the “it’s Busooooooosh’s fault” line.


16 posted on 11/01/2010 9:32:00 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt1234
"The anger in this news hour was not an original part of it, nor was it an artifice that we added to it," he declared. "It was a response to a threat to this democracy posed by [former President George W.] Bush."

What an ass. I'm sure the poor folks who can only afford basic cable and are forced to watch his whinefest each night look forward to the replacement segment, "People Who Are Destroying The World But This Isn't A Negative Segment Like FOX Has".

17 posted on 11/01/2010 9:32:08 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
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To: South40

Kinda like this lunatic (note how the cops just stand by and let him do his routine...)

http://www.black-and-right.com/2010/10/31/video-of-the-day-96/


18 posted on 11/01/2010 9:33:49 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: matt1234

Jim Thompson was robbed! This is hugh.


19 posted on 11/01/2010 9:34:29 PM PDT by peggybac (Restore America and restore her honor.)
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To: matt1234

If nominated, I won’t run. If elected, I won’t serve.


20 posted on 11/01/2010 9:34:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Just vote them OUT!!)
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To: South40
I read about this on DU. Those mindless morons are on suicide watch as their world seems to be crumbling around them

It's just after midnight here in Boston, and you just made me have my first uncontrolled laugh of the day, which I can tell will be bubbling out of me as I see the faces of the sad yuppies in my neighborhood at the polling place.

I guess this means I'll be laughing for the next 24 hours. Hope I don't die!

21 posted on 11/01/2010 9:35:13 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
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To: earlJam
Who is Jim Thompson?

Jim Thompson is the 2nd shooter on the grassy knoll

He's the guy who said, "Ya'll wait here, I'll be right back" to the miners in Chile.

Jim Thompson is the guy that said, "Hey, is it OK if I smoke here?" on the Hindenburg

Jim Thompson is the guy who said, "Screw it, it's just ice" to the captain of the Titanic.

Jim Thompson is the guy who said, "Just stick some gum in it, it will hold" to the head of BP

I hate that Jim Thompson guy!

22 posted on 11/01/2010 9:35:53 PM PDT by txroadkill (Strangers have the best candy!)
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To: matt1234

What?!!! I was rooting for Jim.

Oh well, maybe he can gat his old job back at the post office. /s


23 posted on 11/01/2010 9:36:01 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: matt1234

That’s funny! LOL


24 posted on 11/01/2010 9:37:43 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: matt04; matt1234

Matt fight? LOL

Where’s my popcorn...


25 posted on 11/01/2010 9:40:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: txroadkill

LOLL


26 posted on 11/01/2010 9:41:46 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: matt1234

He’ll return the segment once Palin is president.


27 posted on 11/01/2010 9:42:45 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: matt1234
Olbermann acknowledged that the change was a direct response to Jon Stewart's remarks at the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" that MSNBC and Fox News were essentially two sides of the same coin, saying that he agrees with Stewart that "the tone needs to change.

LOL! I'm sure Keef loves it that they are comparing MSNBC to Fox News. Keef probably has a Brit Hume blow-up doll at home.

28 posted on 11/01/2010 9:44:44 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Defund National Peoples Radio!! Democrats are for free speech. Just not for you.)
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To: matt1234
Up yours Olbermann... the reason you're dropping the segment is because you couldn't find any conservatives in power to kick around... every where you looked there was no one but your bleeding heart fans in power doing bad things to the United States and its interests.

So I repeat... UP YOURS OLBERMANN you P.O.S.

29 posted on 11/01/2010 9:45:01 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: matt1234
I guess he can only hate on Beck and O'Reilly so many times before even the most die-hard KoolAid drinkers start to vomit.

Oh, and Bush threatening democracy, Keef? You wouldn't know free speech if it bit you in your bloated ass. How many conservatives have you had on your show, well--EVER?
30 posted on 11/01/2010 9:46:23 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: earlJam

Are you series? This is hugh, someone doesn’t know Jim Thompson!


31 posted on 11/01/2010 9:46:44 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Vendome; matt04
Matt fight? LOL

I'm ahead by 1,230. I don't want to run up the score too much.

32 posted on 11/01/2010 9:47:32 PM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: Jim Robinson


I AM JIM THOMPSON!!!
33 posted on 11/01/2010 9:49:03 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: earlJam
Who is Jim Thompson?

Jim Thompson kills dolphins for fun.

Jim Thompson rips labels off of mattresses.

Jim Thompson spends entire weekends imagining the most nasty things imaginable!

34 posted on 11/01/2010 9:49:08 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: Jim Robinson
If nominated, I won’t run. If elected, I won’t serve.

Will you still buy pizza for the staff on Fridays?

35 posted on 11/01/2010 9:52:16 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: Grizzled Bear
Who is Jim Thompson?

"He once had a ménage à trois by himself."
"His business card simply says 'I'll call you.'"
"He once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels."
"He lives vicariously through himself."

He is--THE MOST INTERESTING BOARD OWNER IN THE WORLD...



Stay thirsty, my friends.
36 posted on 11/01/2010 9:54:18 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Pizza and beer.


37 posted on 11/01/2010 9:57:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Just vote them OUT!!)
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To: Darkwolf377
Well, I'm glad I could bring you a smile, Darkwolf.

Wednesday, November 3 is my birthday and I plan on celebrating like never before. :-)

It'll be made even more sweet knowing liberals are experiencing one of their darkest hours. Is that wrong? Ahhh...who cares!

38 posted on 11/01/2010 10:00:43 PM PDT by South40 (My computer beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jimmy, you wuz robbed!


39 posted on 11/01/2010 10:01:20 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: matt1234
The anger in this news hour was not an original part of it, nor was it an artifice that we added to it," he declared.

Well, since artifice means 'made by (a) man', I...agree?

40 posted on 11/01/2010 10:03:23 PM PDT by Brass Lamp
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To: matt1234


41 posted on 11/01/2010 10:03:56 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: txroadkill

42 posted on 11/01/2010 10:06:41 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: doorgunner69

Yep. Return to civility. Doesn’t like being on the receiving end.


43 posted on 11/01/2010 10:08:34 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: Jim Robinson
Pizza and beer.

You rock. I'm not just saying that...

44 posted on 11/01/2010 10:11:54 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: matt1234

Awwww. I’m upset that I never got a chance to earn this Prestigous Honor! I would consider it a medal of honor to be called Worst Person in the World by Olberman.....


45 posted on 11/01/2010 10:11:57 PM PDT by jakerobins
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Awwww. I’m upset that I never got a chance to earn this Prestigous Honor! I would consider it a medal of honor to be called Worst Person in the World by Olberman.....

Isn't this the "Worst, Worster, Worstest" garbage? What would the left say if a conservative came up with the same routine? They'd claim it as evidence of poor grammar.

And they vote...

46 posted on 11/01/2010 10:16:13 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: earlJam

Jim Thompson was married to Mrs Thompson


47 posted on 11/01/2010 10:20:53 PM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie; earlJam

and they begat little Tommy Thompson.


48 posted on 11/01/2010 10:24:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Darkwolf377; musicman; Wooly
suicide watch

ROFLMAO!!

49 posted on 11/01/2010 10:27:34 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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To: Lady Jag

50 posted on 11/01/2010 10:32:09 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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