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Bob Woodward delivers manna from heaven for the Hour of Spin. His revelation that he heard about Valerie Plame way before Libby did gives Olby carte blanche to make the Great Leak Case the lead item on Wednesday's Countdown. Keith took full advantage of Woodward's involvement to make a link to Richard Nixon, Watergate, and the "I am not a crook" speech.
Woodward's testimony puts in doubt Prosecutor Fitzgerald's claim that Libby was the first person to leak the information to the press, but Olby was ready with immediate damage control. Fitzgerald didn't say Libby was the first person to leak, he said he was the first person "known" to leak. And according to Mr Humility:
The word "known" will appear prominently around the country, I think, tomorrow morning, and the explanations thereof.
Keith Olbermann, the man who sets the news agenda around the country, and a legend in his own mind. Unfortunately, his brilliant insights ended there. It never occurred to Olby that the prosecutor about whom he ran one shameless puff piece after another has proven to be a rather incompetent investigator. Whether or not he said "known", Fitzgerald didn't even get this basic fact of the case right, and completely missed critical evidence that made a shambles of his purported timeline.
Next comes Olby's favorite felon, John Dean, who delivers several minutes of meaningless speculation. Dean does some more damage control for Fitzgerald, and congratulates KO for pointing out the word "known". That gives Olby the opportunity to point out other news agencies that didn't catch this mind-boggling insight, humbly hyping his own brilliance once again. As he goes to a break, Keith again brings up the "crucial word". Looks like we know what tonight's talking point is.
Hardly a surprise: the #4 story is more on the Great Leak Case. Mr Subtlety again brings up "known". Former prosecutor Solomon Wisenberg then appears to pooh-pooh any notion that this has any negative impact on the Libby case. And they discuss--what else?--the impact of "known".
The return of the FEMA-bashing segment is #3, complete with the obligatory reference to "Brownie". Then Keith runs the soundbite of the day, which turns out to be Howard Stern replaying yesterday's Rush Limbaugh "worst person" bit and then lauding Olby as a "hero". But praise from Stern is rather like a civil rights leader getting the endorsement of David Duke. But Keith will take an ego massage wherever he can get it.
Fast-forwarding through more Michael Jackson puppets (#2) and celebrity news, we have the worst person in the world. Why do we have the feeling Bill O'Reilly is going to show up here once again? Could it be because KO flashed his picture at the top of the show? Maybe it's because Media Matters ran another O'Reilly quote (something about a San Francisco militia) and Olby's contract with George Soros dictates that he use every quote they run on his program. The lameness of this O'Reilly "offense" was so obvious that KO hardly even tried to make a case for its worstness.
Finally, the #1 story, about dating farmers. At last we can purge our minds of Olby's toxic waste and enjoy an hour of Lost. And no, that is not a documentary about the mind of Keith Olbermann.