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Olbermann Nostalgic for Days Rush Could Be Hung for Riot Remarks
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 04/25/2008 6:47:01 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Who said leftists are opposed to the death penalty? It's just a question of who's being hung. . .

Many Americans might wax nostalgic for the long lost America immortalized in Norman Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post cover drawings. Not Keith Olbermann. He longs for the good old days when people like Rush Limbaugh . . . could be strung up. Here's the Countdown host tonight, speaking with Air America's Rachel Maddow:

KEITH OLBERMANN: Legally, we've come a very long way since the Haymarket bombing in Chicago in 1886 when we wound up hanging some anarchist writers, who were not even in the state, as murderers by proxy. And legally there is this question of "temporal remoteness" [separation in time between the statement and the act]. You say this now on the radio, it happens in August. It's not like yelling "fire!" in a crowded theater; it is protected speech. But do you think that Limbaugh has any idea that were he to repeat what he said on the air, say the day before the convention, or during it, he might actually be morally or legally responsible for incitement to riot?

View video here.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; capitalpunishment; keitholbermann; recreate68; riots; rushlimbaugh; talkradio
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1 posted on 04/25/2008 6:47:02 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Olbermann regrets Rush can’t be hung ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 04/25/2008 6:47:44 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Rush should sue for libel.....it’s the RECREATE 68 group who’s pushing for riots....and Sharpton....


3 posted on 04/25/2008 6:48:15 PM PDT by goodnesswins (20 is the new 10)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You do realize that by watching Olbermann, you’re improving his ratings by 50%?


4 posted on 04/25/2008 6:49:14 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Checkmate Cruiser")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I regret that this is not for Keith Olbermann:-)

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5 posted on 04/25/2008 6:49:36 PM PDT by geo40xyz (McCain, Obama or Hillarybeast possibility of 4 Supreme Court Justices, Gore @UN. The WINNER is?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Olbermann. German for “Weasely little Nazi termite.”


6 posted on 04/25/2008 6:49:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Overbite regrets he is hung like a tack.
7 posted on 04/25/2008 6:50:47 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Like he would ever own up to any responsibility for any of the ridiculous things he has said.

I doubt very much he can even spell the word responsibility much less have any understanding of what the word means.

8 posted on 04/25/2008 6:51:56 PM PDT by Condor 63
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
View video here.

No way, thanks.

I ain't gonna ruin my evening by watching those two dykes drool all over each other.

9 posted on 04/25/2008 6:52:09 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

More unbiased, non partisan reporting from your friends in journalism. :D


10 posted on 04/25/2008 6:52:59 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m nostalgic for the days when KO was worth watching.


11 posted on 04/25/2008 6:53:30 PM PDT by RichInOC ("Live from ESPN World Headquarters, it's the Big Show.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If Dems riot it’ll be Limbaugh’s fault? Rank-and-file rage at their leaders’ impotence and inconsequence won’t be directed at the Dean, Obama, the Clunktons, Reid, adn Pelosi? So confusing...


13 posted on 04/25/2008 6:54:41 PM PDT by flowerplough (I suck at Photoshop)
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Good God I despise this worthless piece of sh*t. No wonder this worthless clown gets zero ratings.

He’s nothing but a hateful, leftist prick.


14 posted on 04/25/2008 6:55:01 PM PDT by faithinchaos (eternal pessimist, recovering optimist)
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To: neodad

Not to mention the reduction in IQ points. ;-)


15 posted on 04/25/2008 6:55:27 PM PDT by doc1019 (Acts 16:31, Romans 10:13 ... nuff said.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Overbite regrets he is hung like a tack.

You mean tick.

16 posted on 04/25/2008 6:56:04 PM PDT by plymaniac
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
LOL!

Well, I'm nostalgic for the days when those like olbermann could be tarred, feathered, then run out of town on a rail.

17 posted on 04/25/2008 6:56:24 PM PDT by Shortcake
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yo Keith, are you saying Rush has the horsepower to incite dems to riot against other dems? It ain’t gonna be Rush’s folowers out there rioting.


18 posted on 04/25/2008 6:56:25 PM PDT by umgud
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I never knew Olbermann was so blame **FAT** until I saw a clip of him walking onto the Letterman show stage the other day. BLIMEY he is a walking plump WOODTICK that just fell off a dog!


19 posted on 04/25/2008 6:57:16 PM PDT by HD1200
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Olberman’s a racist.

He wants to HANG Rush?

With a NOOSE?

Haven’t we learned that nooses (Jena) are a symbol of black hatred? Therefore hanging is now racist.


20 posted on 04/25/2008 6:57:40 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Typical White Person)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Olbermann regrets Rush can’t be hung...

I don't know and I don't want to know. But I suspect that Olbermann regrets that Rush can't be hanged.
21 posted on 04/25/2008 6:57:56 PM PDT by wolfpat (If you don't like the Patriot Act, you're really gonna hate Sharia Law.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I wonder if Oberman thinks Maxine Waters should be hung for yelling ‘No Justice, No Peace!’ during the Rodney King riots...


22 posted on 04/25/2008 6:57:56 PM PDT by rottndog (Globull Warming "Science" = garbage in, gospel out.)
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To: umgud
It ain’t gonna be Rush’s folowers out there rioting.

He has followers? What, is he like a prophet or something?

He does a radio show. He ain't a messiah.

23 posted on 04/25/2008 7:00:00 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: RichInOC
I’m nostalgic for the days when KO was worth watching.

When was that?

24 posted on 04/25/2008 7:03:07 PM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: wolfpat

Thanks. I’ve looked at the conjugation tables for “hang” and although I didn’t find the precise case, am convinced you’re right and have changed headline at NB accordingly.


25 posted on 04/25/2008 7:04:47 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
He had better be careful - the idiots in the Connecticut legislature just ovewhelmingly passed hate crime legislation that enshrines the noose as a symbol of racial hatred, and New York is not far behind.

In CT: "Under the new legislation, it would be a crime to place a noose on public property - or on private property without the owner's permission - in a manner intended to harass or intimidate someone based on race, creed, religion or other similar factors. The offense would be added to the state's category of“discriminatory practices,” which now includes offenses like vandalizing religious monuments and cross-burning.

A violation would be classified as a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $2,000. If a violation causes property damages worth more than $1,000, or was committed by an individual disguising his or her identity with a mask, hood or other cloaking device, it could be prosecuted as Class D felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine."

They should have added increased penalties for impersonating a news commentator...

26 posted on 04/25/2008 7:05:04 PM PDT by Zeppo (Every mighty mild... seventies child... Beats me (Metric - Combat Baby))
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To: geo40xyz

I regret we have not hung Kerry for treason.


27 posted on 04/25/2008 7:08:13 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Bolshecrat, the amoral party of what if and whine.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Olbermann also suggested to Fineman that a some male super delegate take Hillary into a room from which she would not reemerge in order to end the Dems mess.So he seems into verbalizing his murder fantasies.


28 posted on 04/25/2008 7:13:31 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (Peace, love, brotherhood, and firepower. And the greatest of these is firepower!)
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To: pnh102

He was entertaining enough on ESPN.


29 posted on 04/25/2008 7:19:07 PM PDT by RichInOC (...geah!)
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To: plymaniac
MSLSD is infested with loony rats...

Matthews: “Whites are willing to support Obama in the same way they root for black athletes”

30 posted on 04/25/2008 7:22:11 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I truly cannot stand looking at this man for one second. He makes me sick. And what's up with his uppity vocabulary. Half his liberal audience (all two of them)probably doesn't understand a word the idiot is saying.
31 posted on 04/25/2008 7:23:55 PM PDT by rep-always
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To: geo40xyz

Hate crime! That’s a HATE crime!!!!

You’re in trouble now.


32 posted on 04/25/2008 7:30:37 PM PDT by rlmorel (Clinging bitterly to Guns and God in Massachusetts...:)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Who said leftists are opposed to the death penalty? It's just a question of who's being hung. . .

Olbermann will never have to worry about being 'hung', as he is a 100 percent unadulterated leftist, lying p*ssy.
33 posted on 04/25/2008 7:30:54 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the skidmark in the panties of American history.)
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To: humblegunner

It ain’t gonna be Rush’s folowers out there rioting.
“He has followers? What, is he like a prophet or something?”

Just what wads your panties for the guy saying, “Rush’s followers” ?


34 posted on 04/25/2008 7:31:15 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: neodad
"...You do realize that by watching Olbermann, you’re improving his ratings by 50%?"


35 posted on 04/25/2008 7:31:42 PM PDT by rlmorel (Clinging bitterly to Guns and God in Massachusetts...:)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m nostalgic for the days Olbermann wasn’t on TV.


36 posted on 04/25/2008 7:32:45 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I've done here today doesn't force you to have a negative opinion of me....)
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To: rlmorel; neodad

It’s OK. Before switching over I hacked my Nielsen device. It showed me as watching Hannity ;-)


37 posted on 04/25/2008 7:33:56 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Responding, Maddow took some ad hominem shots at Rush's personal life.

This Maddow woman has always looked like a closet "diesel dyke" to me; talks and acts like on too. Maybe that's why she can only get a gig on the "loser" Air America network and MSNBC which has a total viewing audience, nightly, of 18 people.
38 posted on 04/25/2008 7:40:38 PM PDT by no dems (The Democrats destroying each other gives me moments of pleasureable reflections.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Is this like one of those “death threats” that members of Rodent party always claim to get when they say or do something goofy?


39 posted on 04/25/2008 7:40:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (De-Globalize yourself.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Oldbitterman needs to be put down.


40 posted on 04/25/2008 7:45:57 PM PDT by JFC
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Keith Olberman...heh heh....I crap bigger’n him


41 posted on 04/25/2008 7:46:42 PM PDT by vrwconspiracist
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Olberdope must be lacking ratings.


42 posted on 04/25/2008 7:52:54 PM PDT by MaxMax (It's not the politics I despise, It's the politicians for being so stupid..)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

But if a Republican suggested that Jeremiah Wright be strung up for his inflammatory hate speech...


43 posted on 04/25/2008 7:59:08 PM PDT by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
What a doofus, Olberman couldn't scare a 10 year old on a playground.

When he starts advocating hanging Alec Baldwin, Craig Kilbourne, Sean Penn and their ilk for their advocating violence against elected officials, he can start talking about others.

44 posted on 04/25/2008 8:03:52 PM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Olbermann makes Foresst Gump look like Stephen Hawkings!


45 posted on 04/25/2008 8:06:26 PM PDT by Bommer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

OlberButtmunch and Rachael Madcow would’ve been hung long before Rush.


46 posted on 04/25/2008 8:08:55 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Tin eared zeroes and Hollypukes comin...)
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To: plymaniac

...more like a bull mouse...


47 posted on 04/25/2008 8:09:23 PM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the "No Child/Left/Behind" Party)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Olbermann never saw/sees/will see a conservative he likes... hell, he’d most likely have demanded Abe Lincoln be strung up.

This Olber-turd ruined Old Timer’s Day at Yankee Stadium last July (he was the on-field announcer during the game)... I wished Donnie Baseball (the original #23) would have fouled one off Olbermann’s nose.


48 posted on 04/25/2008 8:13:47 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Who is Keith Olbermann?
49 posted on 04/25/2008 8:16:32 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" White Guy)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Keith regrets that a lot more people would rather listen to Rush than swallow the Olbermann swill.


50 posted on 04/25/2008 8:18:41 PM PDT by windsorknot
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