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  • True Twit, Part 1: Is Rachel Maddow the New Face of MSNBC? A News Series Begins at NRB

    03/07/2011 7:54:23 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 8 replies
    Since Keith Olbermann threw his script at the camera and stomped off the set of MSNBC swearing and screaming, Rachel Maddow has been touted as the face of MSNBC. Howard Kurtz must have won some contest in hell because it appears he was forced to sit in on a planning meeting at “The Rachel Maddow Show” and then write about it. There’s nothing quite like lefty journalists writing slobbery love notes as “news” about other lefty journalists. (Although I use the term “journalist” lightly in Maddow’s case.) It is part graduate seminar, part standup comedy, as Rachel Maddow challenges the...
  • Al Gore: Keith Olbermann Is Already Bringing New Viewers To Current

    02/09/2011 3:03:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 9, 2011 | Jon Bershad
    With all the talk about what Keith Olbermann’s move to Current TV means for Keith, the bigger question is what it means for Current. If you’re to believe the network’s chairman Al Gore, it means a lot. Gore gave an interview to The Wrap in which he claimed that, ever since yesterday’s announcement, people have already begun looking for the channel. After talking about Olbermann’s passion and “formidable intelligence,” Gore was asked what impact Olbermann was making on the network’s subscriber numbers. From The Wrap: “Do you think he’ll create a groundswell of people asking their cable providers to make...
  • Olbermann Has New TV Job

    02/09/2011 9:14:34 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 28 replies
    Former MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann has been named chief news officer on Current-TV, the cable network started by Al Gore. Olbermann will host a nightly "news" and commentary show according to the network's websitewhere he "will lead" the programming slate. "Nothing is more vital to a free America than a free media, and nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference," said Olbermann in statement. Olbermann's compensation will include equity in Current Media, the corporate owners of Current-TV
  • Keith Olbermann Could Boost Ratings for Current TV Tenfold: Analyst

    02/08/2011 8:31:19 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 48 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/8/2011 | Georg Szalai
    Industry analysts on Tuesday said the addition of Keith Olbermann will help put Current TV on the map in terms of programming, ratings and increased carriage opportunities.
  • Keith Olbermann to unveil new career on Tuesday

    02/07/2011 9:24:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Post's The TV Column ^ | February 7, 2011 | Lisa de Moraes
    Just when you thought you were going to get a vacation from Keith Olbermann, a publicist has sent out word that Keith is holding a news conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday to make an "exciting announcement" regarding the "next chapter in his remarkable career." Less than a month ago, Olbermann abruptly exited MSNBC where his "Countdown" had been the network's biggest draw. Both parties remain mum in re the circumstances of the departure. At the time of his exit, the Web site The Wrap reported Olbermann had his eye on creating a media empire like that of Huffington Post (which...
  • Uh oh: Olby-less MSNBC falls to third place

    02/03/2011 1:06:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Somewhere, Keith Olbermann is smiling — or more likely, laughing his rear end off. In a week where viewers wanted breaking news, the new MSNBC prime-time lineup managed to fall back to third place. And the cable channel’s putative news program now headed by Larry O’Donnell managed to lose ground to a show so weak that its death has been widely predicted: On a week marked by a huge international story–and hefty NBC resources committed to telling it–MSNBC marked an unpleasant milestone, dropping to third place across primetime on February 1. In perhaps the most striking defeat for the network,Lawrence...
  • Dan Rather: ‘Biased Media Threatens U.S.’

    02/01/2011 5:31:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 31, 2011 | Don Irvine
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, who refused to go silently into retirement after the network dumped him in 2005, spoke last week to a group of students at American University about the future of journalism. Rather, who held the anchor job for 24 years, told the students that the increasingly biased media will threaten the U.S. and that “A free and independent press is the red beating heart of democracy and freedom.” He went on to remind the audience that shows that feature the likes of Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews are opinion and not news and that the...
  • Why Olbermann's gone baby gone

    01/31/2011 11:45:02 AM PST · by winstonwolf33 · 38 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 31, 2011 | Andrea Peyser
    After a female ESPNer wrote a book, "one day," said the source, "Keith counted how many swear words were in it." He sent the results to the entire newsroom. "Why? To embarrass her? To draw attention to himself? It did not add to the workplace." In 2004 -- seven years after he left -- Olbermann was the only on-air personality excluded from SportsCenter's 25th-anniversary reunion week. His fits of pique are wearing thin. He was fired in a fury from Fox Sports in 2001. Last year, he quit writing for Daily Kos, apoplectic that an online commenter suggested he'd criticized...
  • More As The Story Develops:HBO Orders Pilot on Olbermann Fiasco (The Time To Barf Begins Now!)

    01/29/2011 2:07:35 PM PST · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 28, 2011 | Nellie Andreeva
    The time to vomit is now. Aaron Sorkin's Cable News Drama Is A Go At HBO With Pilot Order, Scott Rudin Producing EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Sorkin's long-gestating drama set behind the scenes of a nightly cable news show is becoming a reality. HBO has closed a deal for a pilot order to the project, which reunites The Social Network writer with the movie's producer Scott Rudin. Both are executive producing the pilot, which will be filmed later this year. UPDATE: Word is the project's working title is More As the Story Develops. In his research for the show, Sorkin spent time...
  • MSNBC says it's ending contract with Keith Olbermann; last broadcast of 'Countdown'

    01/21/2011 6:09:11 PM PST · by John W · 356 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 21, 2011
    MSNBC says it's ending contract with Keith Olbermann; last broadcast of 'Countdown' tonight
  • Why I'll Miss Keith Olbermann

    01/29/2011 10:29:26 AM PST · by presidio9 · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 24, 2011
    Keith Olbermann once put me on his nightly list of the worst people in the world. To add insult to injury, I was merely a runner-up. So I suppose I should smile now that Mr. Olbermann's career as the host of "Countdown" has at last tick-tocked to 00:00. Boom! Here was an anchor whose personality is every bit as unhinged as his politics; whose on-air epithets of choice include "prostitute," "monkey," "fascistic," "fat ass" and (about conservative pundit Michelle Malkin) "bag of meat"; who has been let go from nearly every job he ever held; and whose "childish attacks" were,...
  • The Media's Sarah Palin Obsession - by the Numbers ['Breathtaking']

    01/26/2011 2:54:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Associated Content ^ | January 26, 2011 | Mark Whittington
    The pledge by the Washington Post's Dana Milbank to ignore Sarah Palin for the month of February has caused the Hollywood Reporter to run the numbers on the former Alaska governor on her mentions in the media. The results are, mildly speaking, breathtaking. That is especially true considering that Palin holds no elected or appointed office and has not yet announced to run for any. Not surprisingly, MSNBC, the liberal alternative network, turns out to be most obsessed with Palin, even exceeding Fox News, for which Palin works as a news analyst. Keith Olbermann has mentioned Palin on 320 segments...
  • Imus derides Maddow's (lack of) Olbermann defense: 'Coward and gutless, sniveling worm' (Video)

    01/26/2011 11:07:22 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 26, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday, Keith Olbermann dropped a bomb on the media world when he announced that his nearly eight-year stint at MSNBC was coming to an abrupt end. Although the complete details haven’t been revealed, some have suggested Olbermann was pushed out by management at NBC Universal. However, due to Olbermann’s surprise departure, media watchers were waiting to see how his MSNBC colleagues would react to the news, particularly “The Rachel Maddow Show” host Rachel Maddow, who has said she owed her spot on the network to Olbermann. Initially Maddow pled ignorance immediately following the announcement on HBO’s Friday broadcast of...
  • Alec Baldwin...The New Keith Olbermann?

    01/26/2011 9:00:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/26/2011 | Glynnis MacNicol
    If you were going to replace Keith Olbermann who would be the first name to pop your lips? See it isn't as easy as it sounds. The first name reportedly on MSNBC lips is Alec Baldwin, according to Rob Shuter at PopEater. "He's already part of the NBC family, has a huge fan base and is very respected for his long term passions for politics." He's also good on TV and has wide name recognition. And the fact is MSNBC is going to need a shot in the lineup arm at sooner than later, so maybe it's not a surprise...
  • Michele Bachmann Tries To Steal Obama’s Thunder By Not Looking America In The Eye

    01/25/2011 9:01:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 25, 2011 | Mark Joyella
    Rep. Michele Bachmann made history tonight–not just for being the first representative of the Tea Party to give a State of the Union response, but also for flatly refusing to look America in the eye. Bachmann, who came equipped with charts and Iwo Jima photos, began her speech looking slightly off camera. As Bachmann spoke, viewers–including the former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann–took to Twitter to ask a simple question: “what’s she looking at?” As Olbermann tweeted, “Why isn’t Rep. Bachmann LOOKING AT THE DAMNED CAMERA?” He added later, “Seriously, somebody at the Tea Party needs to run on the stage,...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-25-11 (Keef Grief, Part Too: The Meltdown continues . . .)

    01/25/2011 2:50:01 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 60 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 25, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    There is too much Keef Grief in DUmmieland for any one DUFU to cover! Indeed, this could be a multiple DUFU day! (And then there's the SOTU tonight.) The Meltdown continues, and in this edition, we'll sample from a number of Olbie threads, starting with this THREAD, "Olbermann Out At MSNBC." So let us return to the Keef Grief Support Group, otherwise known as DUmmieland, in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson--willing to take Keef on as our DUmmie FUnnies intern/gofer, but would have to clear it with PJ and the Beaver--is in...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-25-11 (Keef Grief: DUmmies KO'd by Olbermann firing!)

    01/25/2011 9:13:05 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 40 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 25, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    It's . . . TEOTWAWKI !!!!!! OMG OMG OMG !!! Keef has been FIRED!!!!! OH NOES!! The canning of Keith Olbermann Friday night came like a swift punch to the solar plexus. The DUmmies were KO'd! They were devastated! Overwhelming Keef Grief! Elisabeth Kübler-Ross would have a field day with these folks. (BTW, why can they never get to "acceptance"?) Their initial denial quickly turned to anger, of course--these are the DUmmies we're talking about. They're AS MAD AS HELL AND NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!!! It's a KOmkast KOnspiracy! Bush's fault! Rove! Palin! Fox! ARRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHH!!!!! The fact...
  • Keith Olbermann -- The Rich Get Richer (A very fat severance package)

    01/24/2011 2:13:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    TMZ ^ | 01/24/2011 | TMZ Staff
    Keith Olbermann scored an even sweeter exit package than previously reported. Sources connected with NBC tell us Keith is pocketing "well in excess" of $7 million. Sources tell us ... Olbermann was due for two salary hikes during the last two years of his contract, which would have netted him just over $17 million. The exit deal, we're told, gives Keith much more than $7 million, though our sources would not be more specific. And we're told ... Olbermann agreed as part of his exit deal not to do television, but our sources say he'll be benched for less than...
  • A Farewell to Arms: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann, Epilogue

    01/24/2011 1:57:26 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 8 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 23, 2011 | David Forsmark
    On the weekend the Green Bay Packers made their way to their first Super Bowl after parting ways with their most prolific—and most tearful—quarterback after deciding his squirrelly act was just too much hassle, MSNBC also called it quits with their top-rated screamer, just as new owners may be moving the network in a new direction. But even I have to admit that Keith Olbermann’s goodbye was classier—not to mention more manly-- than (any) of Brett Favre’s. And as I pointed out in an earlier post, once again Keith Olbermann has made his biggest news by the fact that he...
  • Why I will Miss Keith Olbermann, The Progressive Paul Revere (He's serious!)

    01/23/2011 8:04:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    London in New York ^ | January 23, 2011 | Christopher London
    In the News & Opinion & Entertainment Media, the fringe lunacy represented by Beck, O’Reilly, Palin, Limbaugh et. al etc. or America’s Ministry of Disinformation & Propaganda had ONE MAN who was successfully able to cross their signals, get up in their face and get a wide swath of this country not simply to understand how truly ridiculous, dangerous and often manipulative was their rhetoric but also empowered the sleeping to get up and take them on. That one person with all due respect was not Steven Colbert nor was it Jon Stewart on The Daily Show or even Rachel...
  • Why I'm glad Keith Olbermann is gone (View from the Left)

    01/23/2011 1:33:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | January 23, 2011 | Niall Stanage
    If there was some strange parallel universe in which Keith Olbermann and I were members of Congress, I suspect we would vote together about 99 percent of the time. But when the "Countdown" host announced his abrupt departure from MSNBC on Friday night, I felt only relief. First reactions to Olbermann’s exit have broken along lines as partisan as they were predictable. That the New York Post would respond to the news with glee and The Huffington Post with a gnashing of teeth was hardly a shock. But back in the real world, I cannot imagine I am the only...
  • Look Who Found Out Keith Olbermann Was Fired (w/Video)

    01/23/2011 2:35:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | January 22, 2011 | Bob Ellis
    You know it had to happen sooner or later. There was no way things were going to go on long without Hitler finding out that MSNBC had fired ultra-liberal Keith “Max Headroom” Olbermann. At least the socialists still have Sheriff Dupnik to carry on their propaganda. (VIDEO AT LINK)
  • Why did Keith Olbermann leave MSNBC?

    01/22/2011 11:21:46 AM PST · by Justaham · 57 replies · 1+ views
    The Cutline ^ | 1-22-11 | Michael Calderone
    Keith Olbermann's abrupt departure from MSNBC shook the media world Friday and left plenty of questions behind about whether the MSNBC star jumped or was pushed. Olberman, often bombastic and dripping with outrage, left the studio by offering thanks but no real explanation. MSNBC issued a brief statement during Olbermann's sign-off, noting only that the two sides "ended their contract" and that the network wished him "well in his future endeavors." And with that, after eight years, MSNBC's top-rated and most outspoken host -- the anchor behind which the cable news network repositioned itself as a liberal alternative to Fox...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-22-11 (Olbermann: DUmmies Rage at DUmmie FUnnies)

    01/22/2011 7:55:36 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 77 replies · 1+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 22, 2011 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    I guess DUmmie Amerigo Vespucci hasn't gotten the message that the names "DUmmie FUnnies" (nor "Conservative Cave") must NEVER be mentioned in DUmmieland. In fact it won't surprise me a bit if his THREAD, "Freeper bottom-feeder "PJ-Comix" plans to "harvest juicy comedy nuggets" from DU today RE: K.O." is soon pulled. What set DUmmie Amerigo Vespucci into such a rage was my announced plan yesterday to DUFU the DUmmies going BERSERK over the exit of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC. Yes, I will be DUFUing that later today but for now let us enjoy watching the DUmmies rage at the...
  • Glenn Beck Correctly Predicts Keith Olbermann's Firing

    01/21/2011 11:28:27 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 41 replies
    The Daily Beck ^ | November 22, 2010 | MSNBC
    On his radio show back in November, Glenn Beck correctly predicted that an NBC-Comcast Merger would mean no more Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. Looks like he was right after all. Let's just hope he's wrong about the Fox News part... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0m_5TluJ-Y
  • Olbermann announces last broadcast on MSNBC (Video)

    01/21/2011 6:35:55 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 21, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    From MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” aired on Jan. 21, 2011: ...more (w/video)...
  • Angela Bromstad Out at NBC (Comcast fires another NBC exec...)

    01/20/2011 5:26:01 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 1/20/11 | Daniel Frankel
    Angela Bromstad announced Thursday that she's leaving her post as NBC Entertainment president, marking the latest high-profile executive change for the broadcast network, which is currently being assimilated into the Comcast fold.
  • Ignore the Violent Rhetoric of the Man in Front of the Camera

    01/18/2011 10:59:03 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 3 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 17, 2011 | David Forsmark
    Keith Olbermann continued to make a big deal out of Sarah Palin’s harmless—even clichéd—target map for Congressional districts, even as he protested that he “never” implied it was the cause for the shooting. So, then, it’s a Big Deal… why? But it’s especially rich that Keith would think the map is a big deal, when he used language about Sarah Palin that would be used as justification for the President or Congress to declare war, or even authorize an assassination.OLBERMANN: [to Palin] Madam, you are a clear and present danger to the safety and security of this nation.
  • Apologies, Olbermann ? You And Your Leftist Friends First.

    01/18/2011 10:13:08 AM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 8 replies
    www.absolutelynobama.com ^ | January 11, 2011 | Alan Levy
    On November 22nd, 1963, Communist sympathizer Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy. On June 5th, 1968, anti-Israeli extremist Sirhan Sirhan assassinated Senator Robert Kennedy. The Weather Underground, which Chairman Obama sycophant Bill Ayers was a member of, spent 1969-1981 setting off bombs and committing armed robberies, all in the name of "social justice". Ted Kaczynski, the leftist terrorist known as the Unabomber, has this catalogue of carnage to his credit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1978 May 25–26 Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois Terry Marker, campus police officer (minor injuries) 1979 May 9 Northwestern University John Harris, graduate student (slight burns) November 15...
  • Blood Libel

    01/11/2011 12:41:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | January 11, 2011 | Logan Penza
    The drumbeat of blaming conservatives for causing the Tucson shooting seems that it will never cease. No evidence has yet been presented that Jared Lee Loughner had ever heard of Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh, let alone was provoked by their words. Yet the rush to conclusions proceeds completely uninhibited by any evidentiary requirement. It seems sufficient for some to presume that conservatives = guns/violence, therefore, conservatives are to blame for any violent attack using a firearm. Even the Pima County sheriff, a supposed law enforcement professional, has been relentlessly pushing the partisan angle without the slightest apparent effort at,...
  • Should Keith Olbermann Be Investigated in Giffords Shooting?

    01/10/2011 3:25:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Standard Newswire ^ | January 10, 2011 | Larry Klayman, Freedom Watch
    Today, Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch, Freedom Watch, and himself a U.S. Senate Candidate in 2004, issued the following statement: "Predictably, Keith Olbermann, the ultra-leftist vitriolic MSNBC television host of 'Countdown,' has used the tragic Giffords assassination attempt to blame the so-called 'vitriol' of Tea Partiers, Sarah Palin, Fox News and other conservatives for the shooting. Rather than looking to the policies and actions of the left for contributing to the revolutionary mood of the country, Olbermann wasted no time in cynically using the tragedy to continue his attack on the right for questioning and opposing the socialist policies...
  • Olbermann Suspends Twitter Account Over Reaction To His Treatment Of Accused Rapist Assange

    12/16/2010 11:28:03 AM PST · by careyb · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 12/16/10 | Tommy Christopher
    Choice tidbits: chrisatyoursix I cant wait to watch @KeithOlbermann at 8 to see why @MMFlinthelped bail out an accused rapist. 14 Dec KeithOlbermann @chrisatyoursix you might want to read in on those charges 14 Dec tommyxtopher @KeithOlbermann @chrisatyoursix Are you saying that holding a woman down after she tells you to stop isn’t rape? (link) Or are u saying that you don’t think Assange has been accused of holding a woman down after she said “stop?” (link) tommyxtopher Because that’s what he’s accused of: holding a woman down after she said “stop.”http://bit.ly/fMVA7m (link) tommyxtopher I’m not asking to be a...
  • Keith Olbermann and the Twitter 'frenzy' over the word 'rape'

    12/16/2010 8:10:07 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    WP ^ | 12/16/10 | Melissa Bell
    Posted at 4:08 PM ET, 12/16/2010 Keith Olbermann and the Twitter 'frenzy' over the word 'rape' By Melissa Bell Keith Olbermann has called it quits. On Thursday afternoon, the talk show host announced he would be suspending his account on Twitter "until/if this frenzy is stopped." The frenzy? An outpouring of anger on Twitter over the words "rape" and "hooey" and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. It all goes to show the confusion and uncertainty swirling around the accusations leveled at Assange. Assange is accused of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion of two women in Sweden. "He's accused of pinning...
  • Olby Auditions for Footloose: Calls Blueberry Hill “Hard Rock Anthem”

    12/15/2010 4:18:29 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 1 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | December 14, 2010 | David Forsmark
    In 40-some years of sitting in Baptist services, including the height of the anything-with-a-beat-is-of-the-devil era, I have actually heard preachers refer to the Fats Domino classic, Blueberry Hill. They expounded, mostly, on the innuendo of what “found my thrill” really meant… However, not one, not one of them– even those who claimed the Beatles couldn’t sing, it was just primal screaming– referred to Blueberry Hill as “hard rock.” Leave that to Keith Olbermann. Oh, and by the way, nobody has used the term “hard rock” in about a decade…Fittingly, this bit of musical critique came in Olbermann’s “Oddball” segment, in...
  • The China Syndrome: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 57

    12/08/2010 5:58:59 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 8 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | December 8, 2010d | Walter Hudson
    Here’s something I bet you didn’t know: Every dime the U.S. Government doesn’t take from you, every penny it lets you keep by its good graces, let’s face it, your whole paycheck has to be borrowed from China. While the whole mainstream media’s insistence on calling keeping the tax rates the same is a “tax cut,” implies that all your money really belongs to the government, Keith Olbermann and an obscure Democrat Congressman, Bobby Scott, just came out and expressed that totalitarian view last night in a segment curiously entitled, “America’s Secret Debt.” ( Secret?) In fact, Scott objects...
  • Video: Olbermann: Obama May Not Only Not Get Re-Elected; “He May Not Even be Re-Nominated”

    12/08/2010 8:10:40 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 15 replies
    If waning support from Independents wasn’t enough, Obama now has cause for concern with his liberal backing as even Keith Olbermann is becoming visibly upset. During ‘Countdown’, Olbermann stated that Obama may not only get re-elected, “he may not even get re-nominated.” Before a deal on tax cuts were made, Dan Rather predicted if there were an extension of the Bush tax cuts it would be a “political nightmare” for Obama and said he could face a tough primary challenge in the next election.
  • Keith Olbermann: Obama May Not Only Not Get Re-Elected; “He May Not Even be Re-Nominated” – Video

    12/07/2010 8:10:05 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 38 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 7, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video from MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and his “Special Comment” tonight where he urged Americans to support Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders and others on the Left who have pledged to fight President Obama on his deal with Republicans to extend the Bush Tax Cuts for all Americans. Olbermann said: “It is not disloyalty to the Democratic Party to tell a Democratic President he is wrong. It is not disloyalty to tell him he is “god**amed wrong.” He went on to essentially threaten that if Obama continues ignoring his base and compromising with Republicans, he may not only not get...
  • Bristol Palin, Keith Olbermann Trade Barbs

    12/03/2010 2:29:37 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 163 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | December 3, 2010
    (AP) Bristol Palin is striking back against MSNBC host Keith Olbermann for dubbing her "worst person in the world." Olbermann gave her the title on his show earlier this week, casting her as a hypocrite for appearing in a public service announcement promoting abstinence and safe sex. Palin was an unmarried teenager when she had her son, Tripp. He likened her being an abstinence spokeswoman to saying former President George W. Bush "kept us safe, 'cept for that 9-11 thing, which doesn't count." The 20-year-old "Dancing With the Stars" diva and daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin defended herself...
  • Mr. Olbermann--Sorry We Can't All Be As Perfect As You

    12/02/2010 8:41:41 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12/2/10 | Bristol Palin
    Recently, a left wing commentator named Keith Olbermann attacked me for being a spokesperson for abstinence education and for being an Ambassador for the Candies Foundation, which promotes teen pregnancy awareness and prevention education. He went so far as to call me "the worst person" he knows, apparently, for my efforts to educate teenagers about the real world risks of premarital sex. Accusing me of hypocrisy is by now, an old canard. What Mr. Olbermann lacks in originality he makes up for with insincere incredulity. Mr. Olbermann fails to understand that in order to have credibility as a spokesperson, it...
  • Mr. Olbermann--Sorry We Can't All Be As Perfect As You

    12/02/2010 2:44:17 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 155 replies · 4+ views
    Facebook ^ | Bristol Palin
    Recently, a left wing commentator named Keith Olbermann attacked me for being a spokesperson for abstinence education and for being an Ambassador for the Candies Foundation, which promotes teen pregnancy awareness and prevention education. He went so far as to call me "the worst person" he knows, apparently, for my efforts to educate teenagers about the real world risks of premarital sex. Accusing me of hypocrisy is by now, an old canard. What Mr. Olbermann lacks in originality he makes up for with insincere incredulity. Mr. Olbermann fails to understand that in order to have credibility as a spokesperson, it...
  • Olby: Pervert or Puritan on Palins and Sex?

    12/02/2010 1:46:07 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 15 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | December 2, 2010 | David Forsmark
    The media loves any story that has to do with the Palins and sex. Especially Bristol Palin, famously an unwed mother, though sometimes the comments veer toward underage Willow. Journalists do everything but hang a scarlet A on the girl, who has shown remarkable poise throughout– other than briefly considering committing her life to Levi Johnston again. Of course, the media makes a commitment to Levi every chance it gets. Of course, at its core– besides Palin Derangement Syndrome of a particularly perverse strain– is the notion that only people with standards should be held to any. So, since Bristol...
  • Keith Olbermann Mines Ancient History to Name Bristol Palin ‘Worst Person in the World’

    11/30/2010 9:31:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    MEDIA ITE ^ | 11/30/2010 | Tommy Christopher
    Two weeks ago called, Keith. They want their news back. Viewers of Countdown might have thought they had tuned in to a rerun tonight, as host Keith Olbermann pegged his retrofitted “Worst Persons in the World (Not Really)” award to a two-week-old abstinence and safe sex PSA starring Bristol Palin and Jersey Shore’s “The Situation.” Worse than that, though, Olbermann criticizes perhaps the only redeeming thing about the cringe-worthy spot, and makes a tone-deaf comparison to George W. Bush and 9/11. Olbermann is seriously in need of some catchup. Not only is the PSA in question old-ish news, but after...
  • Olbermann to Strike Back at Koppel for Saying He Represents 'The Death of Real News'

    11/14/2010 7:49:23 PM PST · by Mozilla · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11-14-10 | Noel Sheppard
    Ted Koppel on Sunday published an op-ed at the Washington Post wherein he claimed that opinionated television personalities like MSNBC's Keith Olbermann represent the death of real news. The "Countdown" host apparently isn't taking this lying down for he tweeted the following Sunday evening: FYI Special Comment tomorrow night: Koppel, False Equivalence, and his part in the real "death of news" [sic] Here's what's caught Olbermann's ire this time: To witness Keith Olbermann - the most opinionated among MSNBC's left-leaning, Fox-baiting, money-generating hosts - suspended even briefly last week for making financial contributions to Democratic political candidates seemed like a...
  • Pat Sajak says he profoundly sorry for infecting the country with Keith Olbermann

    11/13/2010 7:14:21 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 12, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    We're all sorry Pat.
  • Mea Culpa: I Put Keith Olbermann on National TV

    11/10/2010 10:32:27 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    Ricochet ^ | November 10, 2010 | Pat Sajak
    This YouTube video reminded me that I was the person who introduced Keith Olbermann to America. Keith was a sportscaster at the local CBS affiliate in Los Angeles at the same time I was doing a talk show for that network. I thought Keith was pretty funny on the air, and I suggested we have him come on the show and talk sports. This was the first of several appearances he made on the show, and he always did a nice job. Keith tended to wear out his welcome at stations and networks, and he bounced around to several places...
  • CARTOON: The Age Old Question

    11/10/2010 8:17:39 AM PST · by NetRight Nation · 3 replies
    NetRight Daily ^ | November 10, 2010 | William Warren
  • Keith Olbermann Returns to Air Following Suspension by MSNBC – Video

    11/09/2010 6:51:19 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 9, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann returning to the air after his “indefinite” suspension by MSNBC last week without pay for having contributed to Democrat candidates without prior permission from the network. He certainly comes across as chastened in this opening bit.
  • Olby Fired for THIS? Nope.

    11/08/2010 10:09:22 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies
    I’ve held off dancing on Keith Olbermann’s broadcast grave for two reasons: One, because I wasn’t sure I believed it; and two, because I wasn’t sure it was cause for celebration. VIDEO Of all the compilations and commentary about the abrupt “indefinite suspension” by MSNBC of their most prominent personality, Keith Olbermann, perhaps the above video put together by Reason TV captures Olby more completely than any attempt to analyze his hate filled rants. It should be noted, however, Thomas Roberts, the personality-free mannequin who filled in for Keith on Friday night, seemed to promise a quick return. And last...
  • Did Joe Biden Turn to Keith Olbermann for Anger Management Advice?

    11/07/2010 2:28:16 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 7, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Would you seek advice on how to save your marriage from John Edwards? Or how about a teenage girl turning to Paris Hilton for suggestions on how to maintain her purity? If you think those ideas seem silly then take a look at what the recently suspended MSNBC Countdown host is claiming in a New York Times Q&A interview conducted by Deborah Solomon. Keith Olbermann is asserting that Vice President Joe Biden asked him for anger management advice. I kid you not. Here is the perpetually outraged Olbermann making his claim: Is it fair to describe you as the first...
  • Wheels Within Wheels: Is Keith Olbermann Kerfuffle Just a Publicity Stunt?

    11/07/2010 12:08:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 7, 2010 | Tommy Christopher
    Amid the white hot coverage of MSNBC’s indefinite suspension of Countdown host Keith Olbermann, speculation furious enough to shame Melle Mel’s collegial quintet has emerged. Is this Olbermann’s Waterloo? Does Keith still have the juice to weather the maelstrom? Does the whole thing scream “Comcastic?” One wrinkle that hasn’t been explored is an intriguing notion that a colleague of mine floated to me. Could the whole thing be an ingenious part of MSNBC’s re-branding effort, a publicity stunt with the dual purpose of drawing a sharper contrast with rival Fox News? Was 11/5 an inside job? Deliberately or not, the...