OlbermannWatch.com "My Faves" Set
OlbermannWatch.com Favorited Photos from other Flickr Users
Got OlbyPhotos? See some on Flickr? DO NOT email us. Send us a FlickrMail instead. Include a link to the photo. If we like the photo you will see it displayed in the Olby Flickr Flood above.
New to Flickr? Sign up for a FREE Flickr account!
New to YouTube? Sign up for a FREE YouTube account!
|Subscribe to Olbermann Watch Mailing List|
|Visit this group|
'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for Dec. 27, 2004
Host: Keith Olbermann
THE LATEST ON THE TSUNAMI IN SOUTHEAST ASIA AND THE POTENTIAL FOR SUCH A DISASTER STRIKING THE UNITED STATES: Colin Stark, geophysicist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
HOW HAVE GOVERNMENTS AND RELIEF AGENCIES RESPONDED TO THE TSUNAMI CRISIS?: Mathew Parry, American Red Cross
REACTION TO THE MOST RECENT OSAMA BIN LADEN TAPE: Roger Cressey, MSNBC analyst and terrorism expert
THE UKRAINE ELECTIONS: Howard Fineman, NBC News political analyst
AMERICAN IDOL REJECT WILLIAM HUNG PERFORMS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: William Hung, Former American Idol Contestant
Read the transcript to the 8 p.m. ET show
Updated: TRANSCRIPT PENDING
Guests: Howard Fineman, Roger Cressey, William Hung
OLBYWATCH GUIDE: The big story on every channel was the deadly tsunami. But KO didn't think the deaths of tens of thousands of people were worth more than one segment. He had bigger fish to fry. After all, he had to leave time to file yet another report on VoteFraud2004inOhioButNotPennsylvania.
But first, analysis of Iraq developments, courtesy of Roger Cressey, described by KO as an MSNBC analyst and "terrorism expert". Left unsaid in Olbermann's intro: Cressey served in the Clinton administration as chief acolyte to Richard Clarke, and desperately defended Bubba as a someone who "fought hard to counter terrorism". Cressey is currently the candidate of choice of a coalition of lefty loons who want a "progressive" Secretary of Homeland Security. The perfect guest expert for Countdown!
But then, finally, some real news!
Olby made much ado about a statement by a Kerry attorney regarding the "integrity of the electoral process", even though the attorney later made clear that he was not talking about any kind of "conspiracy theory"--such a thing just isn't likely. Keith held out a bit of hope that someone in the Congress would challenge the Ohio electors (in language lifted right out of his blog) even though it isn't likely. Hapless Howard Fineman was dragged in yet again to speculate on how there might be a challenge but (breaking news!) it isn't likely. KO gave a brief history of attempts to eliminate the electoral college (but it isn't likely), and mentioned in passing the Washington Governor's race. It will surprise no one that KO made no mention whatsoever of conveniently discovered ballots or other irregularities in that race; after all, the last vote count was won by a Democrat.
OLBERMANN NEWSWORTHINESS RATIO:
Tsunami kills tens of thousands in disaster of Biblical proportions: 11 minutes.
VoteFraud2004inOhioButNotPennsylvania news of what isn't likely: 8.5 minutes.
William Hung Sings Christmas Favorites: 7 minutes.