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    Olbermann Watch, "persecuting" Keith since 2004


    September 7, 2006
    COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN - SEPTEMBER 7, 2006

    "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)

    Host: Keith Olbermann

    Topics/Guests:

    • POLITICIZING 9/11: Sean Maloney, fmr. staff member of Clinton Administration; Craig Crawford, MSNBC political analyst

    Like the carnival pitchman selling snake-oil, Krazy Keith launched into his opening spiel suggesting that ABC's 9/11 film quoted "Republican talking points", and spoke of cancellation:

    The pressure mounts!

    Clearly the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann himself was about to apply some of that pressure. He then decried "fear and smear" and "9/11 spin from the President", citing B.J. Clinton and self-admitted thief and liar Sandy Berger as objecting to its content. After reading off the talking points of the Clintonistas, he introduced Mahoney, to supply even more talking points. ABC is "careless with the truth"; the movie has "factual mistakes". KO ran a clip from Louise Slaughter (D) about the film, but neatly snipped out the part where Ms Slaughter admitted she hadn't seen the thing. Ain't editing grand?

    Nobody mentioned what Bin Laden unit chief Michael Scheuer (no Bush supporter he) tells us: the eight to ten times the Clinton administration had a chance to secure or kill Bin Laden and declined to do so. And nobody appeared to defend the right to artistic expression or freedom of the press. It was another one-sided presentation on The Hour of Spin. They name streets after programs like this: "One Way". (Coming up: our "special comment" on Keith Olbermann's offensive against the first amendment.)

    Our latest update of The List (partisan politicos and strategists interviewed on Countdown, identified by party):

    • May 22: Lawrence O'Donnell (D)
    • May 30: Rep Barney Frank (D)
    • June 9: Lawrence O'Donnell (D)
    • June 15: Bob Schrum (D)
    • June 16: Rep John Murtha (D)
    • June 19: Al Gore (D)
    • June 20: Sen Jack Reed (D)
    • June 20: Lawrence O'Donnell (D)
    • June 23: Al Gore (D)
    • July 5: Lawrence O'Donnell (D)
    • July 12: Barbara Boxer (D)
    • July 13: Lawrence O'Donnell (D)
    • July 26: Bill Richardson (D)
    • August 8: Daily Kos (D)
    • August 9: Joe Trippi (D)
    • August 30: Howard Dean (D)
    • August 31: Barbara Boxer (D)
    • August 31: Rocky Anderson (D)
    • September 5: Tom Kean Jr (R)
    • September 6: Richard Ben-Veniste (D)
    • September 7: Sean Maloney (D)

    Next it was on to "Mister" Bush's speech, the Pakistan truce again, and a snarky reference to another Presidential slip of the tongue. Then a series of clips: Hillary Clinton, Patrick Leahy, Harry Reid, Dick Durbin (all D). This was the setup for Craig Crawford, aka Olbermann's Brain. The Chuckling Commentator, sounding more than ever like a cross between Pat Robertson and Floyd the Barber, said Bush's speech was "like reruns of Seinfeld". Olby wanted to know of Bush:

    Politically, who's he trying to push around here?

    Brain said it was all an attempt to "bait the Democrats", and then ironically likened the President to Barney Fife! Then it was another brilliant Olbermann insight:

    Does anybody see the similarity in the tactics that we saw today? The President cites bin Laden as one of the reasons we're in Iraq, and four hours later Al Qaeda comes out with the latest tape... Is there, is, is, somebody gonna, er, a large part of the American people going to recognize at some point that there are parallels between these two things?
    Stop the tivo! Is our favorite discredited sports guy using the Al Qaeda media release to link the terror group to George W Bush? We ask because it was only a few days ago that Rev Olbermann sermonized thusly:
    the attempt to link, by the simple expediency of one word, media, the honest, patriotic, indeed vital questions and questioning from American reporters with the evil of Al Qaeda propaganda. That linkage is more than just indefensible. It is unAmerican. "Mister" Bush and his colleagues have led us before to such waters. We will not drink again.

    Apparently Olby decided to take a nice, big gulp of those "un-American" waters himself. It's wrong, you see, to link Americans to Al Qaeda--but not when Krazy Keith does it. After sarcastically suggesting that the administration has a big stack of Al Qaeda tapes it doles out when needed, Olbermann thanked Brain who chuckled his exit, stage left.

    The #4 story was a hit piece on Rummy, dealing with "corporate concerns". It was a typical Olby investigative report, which is to say that it consisted of his rerunning a video piece regurgitated from NBC. There followed another tease for the story of the reporter who got beat up. In each of the multiple promos for this segment Olby implied that the cameraman should have dropped everything to run to his aid. KO finally got to this item in the #3 slot:

    Usually...if there is a photographer or videographer present, he intervenes and quickly. Not of course on Fox.

    Olby promised he would discuss the "ethics" of all this before running a lengthy recycled video about the incident. He then brought on Tony Zumbado who said he would have put the camera down as soon as the first punch was thrown. In the background, KO muttered: "Exactly". Keith made an off-hand comment that the victim was "glad" the cameraman acted as he did, and left it at that. So why was he glad? Olby never said. In truth, the victim was more than glad. Here are his words, words that Olbermann, of course, never reported:

    He was my lifeline. He really preserved what happened. Had he put the camera down, and we turned this into a bar room brawl, it would have been he said, she said. No one in the world would have known. It would have been this man's word against ours.... You don't see it on the video, he came and sat on the man to try and control him.... The video protected me.

    The #2 slot brought us recycled video about a kidnapping and Katie Couric. And after multiple teases for Paris Hilton, the #1 story was...Paris Hilton! Comedian Jeffrey Ross was there to explore every knook and cranny of this momentous story.

    NAME

    In the worst person segment, guess which book Olby was pimping? George Allen (R) was a runner-up, for proposing a bill before Dick Durbin could do so. KO implied that it was more than coincidence. The winner was a polling company that made up numbers rather than doing the real work; Olby managed to turn it into a shot at the Bush administration. Correction and Update: Our first report on "Mister" Bush references was too low. After recalibration and rescanning, tonight's MisterMeter rating is actually: 3 [GUARDED]. By contrast, tonight KO referred to B.J. Clinton as "President Clinton" or "The President" five times in eight minutes, while never calling him "Mister" Clinton.

    And now our "special comment" about Keith Olbermann and his assault on the first amendment. Mr Olbermann has often attacked freedom of speech (Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly), and freedom of dissent (condemning ABC for a movie he hadn't even seen), and freedom of the press (urging that John Gibson, Glen Beck, and others leave the airwaves) Now he attempts to stifle the honest, patriotic, indeed vital questions and questioning of the Clinton administration's failure to apprehend Usama Bin Laden.

    This is still a democracy. And as such, all voices count, not just those that agree with Mr Olbermann. Had he proven any of his prior claims of omniscience--about Karl Rove's "indictment", about his own ratings, about Fox News and its transcripts, about Bill Frist, about Brit Hume, about Matt Drudge, about the contents of the NIE, about John Gibson, about Ken Melhman, about Bill O'Reilly--we all might be able to swallow hard, and accept Olbermann's "omniscience" as a bearable, even useful recipe, of fact, plus ego.

    But to date, Mr Olbermann has proved little besides his own arrogance, and his own hubris. In what country was Mr Olbermann raised? On what side of the battle for freedom did he dream one day to fight? With what country has he confused the United States of America? This is a warning for our time, when sports broadcasters think they (and they alone) know everything, and brand those who disagree: "discredited", or "fatso", or "buffoon", or "infamous, deplorable", or "idiot", or "dog", or "stupid", or "swine", or "un-American", or "worst person in the world".

    Mr Olbermann's unparalleled and unprincipled attack on dissent has an even more venomous side angle. It will be to Mr Olbermann's deep public regret that he has followed the far-left activists and deep blue blogs down the path of trying to tie those loyal Americans who disagree with his opinions, or even question their authenticity, to the Nazis of the past.

    It thus becomes necessary to remind Mr Olbermann that his recent Nazi "kick" is an awful and a cynical thing, made more so in the wake of his attack on ABC's right to free expression. And it becomes necessary to reach back into our history for yet another quote, from yet another time, and ask it of Mr Olbermann: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?"


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    The Democrats have issued a not so oblique threat against ABC and its license to broadcast if they don't cancel the 9/11 miniseries.

    http://democrats.senate.gov/newsroom/record.cfm?id=262624&

    Now THIS is the type of action by our government that threatens free speech. Not a speech, not words but actual threats of taking away licenses unless a media organization follows a specified government line.

    This is far more troubling than anything Rumsfeld or Bush have said about the press.

    Will Olbermann denounce this?

    SMG

    If the dhimmicrats do it, it's in the name of fairness...if the republicans do it, it's CENSORSHIP.

    So... I guess you rightwingers were not protesting when CBS wanted to broadcast the "Reagans" ? I along with thousands of others will boycott ABC/ Disney... Here is to hoping that lighting strikes local ABC outlets..

    The ABC-revision thing isn't 'censorship' by 'our government', since the Dems aren't in power. They can threaten, whine, cry, etc, but they have no power or authority to ask for or force a change in anything.

    Other than that, I am curious to see how it shows up on tonight's Countdown.

    So... I guess you rightwingers were not protesting when CBS wanted to broadcast the "Reagans" ? I along with thousands of others will boycott ABC/ Disney... Here is to hoping that lighting strikes local ABC outlets..

    What position did Keith Olbermann take on CBS's handling of that Reagan movie? Enquiring minds want to know.

    7 minutes until the only truth on TV..

    Anon 7:53, you must be watching O'Reilly.

    If people believe what they see on TV, Sean Maloney, thank God they don't watch MSNBC en masse.

    Gee, do you think he's there to campaign for the NY Attorney General's office, or does he genuinely care about this issue? I wonder if he's a Democrat who's linked to Bill Clinton? DUH.

    You people are pathetic,, keep licking the boots of people who have no interest in your best interest... Death is to good for most of you.

    Spoken like a true Olbyfan, or is that Olbyloon (one and the same, I guess).

    Bob, do you have a label for Olbyloons who are also drama queens? I think anon 8:17 could use it.

    Well KO just "suggested" that Bush was behide that terrorist video released today...Well I said yesterday he would try something drastic to help his books sales so claiming that Bush and Bin Laden are in cohoots is a good way to start.

    Also he really has balls talking about how people are trying to exploit 9/11 this coming from a guy who desided to release his book on 9-11.

    Are you crackpots that afraid of someone who you make a point out of citing his low ratings....

    What about Man Cuntler releasing her(his) book on 6-6-6 ?

    No, we're amused by it.

    Yeah Olbermanns' audience is not averaging 72 years old like O'lielly's

    Anon 8:26, you must have gotten Vulgarian lessons from reading Olby's nasty emails.

    The ABC-revision thing isn't 'censorship' by 'our government', since the Dems aren't in power. They can threaten, whine, cry, etc, but they have no power or authority to ask for or force a change in anything.
    ************************************************
    The Dems threated ABC today suggesting if they take power in nov. they'll go after them.

    No,, I learned my tricks from the audio book from Bill Olielly harrassing that woman he worked with and then had to pay millions of dollars to,, real cultural warrior..

    Why is the first Bush not responsible for the first WTC bombing ?

    Why is the first Bush not responsible for the first WTC bombing ?

    What about Ann Coulter releasing her book on 6-6-6 ?
    ****************************************************
    What about it?

    Fair enough, mlong.....but until they actually take power it's a shrill voice with no authority. Not a 'wait til your father gets home', but more of a 'wait til I meet someone and get re-married, THEN you're in trouble'.

    Well at least the reporter worked for Faux..

    Fair enough, mlong.....but until they actually take power it's a shrill voice with no authority. Not a 'wait til your father gets home', but more of a 'wait til I meet someone and get re-married, THEN you're in trouble'.
    *************************************************
    Well it was enough to get them to cave in.

    Its not the first time Dems have done this they also hinted about trying to put back in play the fairness doctrine so they can silence their critics on talk radio..and with the failure of Air America that threat could get a little more real.

    What failure of Air America ? AAR is on in 90 plus markets with entire broadcasting days... where is there a rightwing network that is as succesful in offering an entire day of broadcasting ?

    Oh Kiethy you so funny. You make fun of Katy Couric for going from 3 million viewers "down" to 430,000 viewers but THAT IS STILL MORE THAN 100,000 viewers than your "news" show gets. it must be lonely at the bottom Kiethy. Oh and Kiethy why do you say "so called war on terror"? Do you not think the terrorists are a threat or are you like most leberals on the side of the terrorists. moron

    Riverdog.. you can leave now your stupidity cannot be passed by yourself.. most likely not by others either..

    Did anyone actually read that letter? Nowhere do they threaten to take away their license. What they said that because they are getting a free license to broadcast around the nation they should use that right responsibly.

    I guess none of you remember when ABC said they couldn't air partisan material about 9/11 right before an election. They were talking about Moore's film. And I guess you guys didn't bitch like this at CBS about the Reagan movie??? You, along with ABC, are all a bunch of hypocrites.

    I guess you guys didn't bitch like this at CBS about the Reagan movie??? You, along with ABC, are all a bunch of hypocrites.
    *************************************************
    The you must agree that the Dems,KO and the Clinton people are also a bunch of hypocrites for doing the same thing or are you a hypocrite too?

    "Nowhere do they threaten to take away their license. "

    Please. There was no need - other than an attempt to intimidate - for the Dems to include the license reference in their letter.

    Why do you think they included that reference?

    Let's reverse the situation: A group of Republicans send the same type of letter to ABC when ABC intends to show Fahrenheit 9/11.

    Tell me you'd accept that? I sure wouldn't. I'd complain to ABC but I wouldn't want members of Congress telling ABC or any network what type of programming they can run (other than the obvious FCC limits re obscenity, copyright protection et cetera).

    Second, although the Republicans have majorities in the House and Senate doesn't preclude or prevent Dems from inserting amendment in bills. This is done all the time. The Democrats aren't entirely powerless in effecting legislation.

    SMG

    Skeptical,
    The Left is threating ABC. In fact when Hillary gets in power she will open up Gulags and throw Rightwingers in there. Of course the Left and their Jihadi allies will cheer this!
    Olbermann is a Jihadi sympathizer. He down plays the The war on Islamo-Fascism and just bashes Bush.
    He's a demoralizing influence and it's sickening he's allowed to spew enemy propaganda!

    At one time, long ago, I could watch Countdown, but Olbermann is so far gone now it is pointless to try to sit through his eye popping, vein busting, irrational rants.

    How does this show, with it's low ratings, stay on the air? KO has become a court jester among a crowded field of leftist media clowns. A man obsessed with hatred of Bush and anything associated with conservatives in politics. Only an idiot would ever take him to be a "reporter" or a "news man". Keep up the good work.

    I honestly can not believe the republican party is now filled with people like Red Wolf. These are the people your party represents, people that label any decent in the government as supporting Jihad against this country, portraying the left as a bunch of whackos wanting to throw the right wing in to gulags (yes, they sure did this during the Clinton years). I sure hope you guys are proud, your party has officially fallen off the deep end.

    SMG, what you said about amending bills is absolutely inaccurate. I don't know where you got that from but read the rules of the senate.

    http://rules.senate.gov/senaterules/rule15.php

    The majority party can strike down any amendment it wishes to remove.

    SMG, the republicans did send these letters not only to ABC regarding F911 but also to CBS regarding the Reagan film. I could careless about the Reagan film, I was in full support of pulling that movie. I also did not support the showing of 9/11 so close to election day and so close to an anniversary of 9/11. Now the question is are you willing to agree that ABC should not air this film, for some reason I don't think you will say that. You will just spew more talking points about how you can't judge a movie until you see it. I saw parts of it and the parts I saw were completely made up from some right wingers fantasy. This alone would lead any rational person to agree that a film like that should not be shown so close to an election and on the 5th anniversary of that terrible tragedy known as 9/11.

    oooooooh big bad leftard. Such a cunning linguist too. say what ya will but you are still a friend of Kiethy Olbernutt and with friends like that who needs enemas? I'll just bet that "Bill O'leilly" IS Little Kiethy Olber trying to soumd intelligent. Don't come to card game unles ya got money to spend fool.
    Hey Kiethy even the liberal Eva Braun - Von Katie Couric has more viewers than you!
    "so called war on terror" indeed Mr Olby; can't ya do any better than that you dipstick?
    I know your viewers ( all six of them) come here at your behest to defend your good (choke ,cough, gag) name but I mean really - HAVE YOU NO SHAME?? In which septic tank were you raised ? From under what dark moss covered rock did you crawl from beneath?

    oooooooh big bad leftard. Such a cunning linguist too. say what ya will but you are still a friend of Kiethy Olbernutt and with friends like that who needs enemas? I'll just bet that "Bill O'leilly" IS Little Kiethy Olber trying to soumd intelligent. Don't come to card game unles ya got money to spend fool.
    Hey Kiethy even the liberal Eva Braun - Von Katie Couric has more viewers than you!
    "so called war on terror" indeed Mr Olby; can't ya do any better than that you dipstick?
    I know your viewers ( all six of them) come here at your behest to defend your good (choke ,cough, gag) name but I mean really - HAVE YOU NO SHAME?? In which septic tank were you raised ? From under what dark moss covered rock did you crawl from beneath?

    Thank you river dog for continually posting at these types of blogs. You prove my point without me having to say a word.

    we did not complain about Reagan because he was not a scumbag like Clinton was.

    I tuned in for about 5 minutes tonight...about as much as I can stand of KO. I still can't believe I came across KO making fun of Katie Couric's ratings...sort of like having Richard Simmons call you annoying. Oh, the irony...

    Robert, I do not have time to go through everything today, I'll try to catch up this weekend, but I'll just pick apart my favorite thing from your entry. You said this:

    >> In the worst person segment, guess which book Olby was pimping? George Allen (R) was a runner-up, for proposing a bill before Dick Durbin could do so. KO implied that it was more than coincidence.

    Are you actually trying to suggest to your readers this was a coincidence? I find it amusing that you accuse KO of not informing his viewers of the facts when you do the exact same to your readers. Please tell me this is just arrogance on your part and you did not actually read anything about this?

    Let me break it down from you, this is not my own version of events but it is confirmed:

    Washington, DC – U.S. Senator George Allen today stole a Department of Defense appropriations amendment written, printed and prepared by Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill), and then announced the amendment as his own, moments before Durbin was prepared to introduce the amendment on the Senate floor.

    The following is a chronology of what happened earlier this afternoon:

    --At 2:30 PM this afternoon the U.S. Senate began debate of the Department of Defense appropriations for FY 2007.
    --Already on the docket was Senator Dick Durbin, who was scheduled to introduce an amendment to the bill providing $19 million in additional funding for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center program, which provides treatment care and research for veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries. That meant that Durbin’s amendment had already been written, printed and prepared for introduction by Durbin.

    --Yet, before Durbin could take the floor to introduce his amendment, George Allen entered the Senate Chamber and asked for permission to speak before Durbin. When permission was granted ahead of Durbin, lo and behold, Allen introduced an amendment to the DOD appropriations bill that, how could this be, was identical in language to Durbin’s bill with the exception of one word – the word “will” was changed in Allen’s amendment and replaced with the word “shall.” Other than that, the amendments were identical – Durbin’s amendment had been printed and set to be formally introduced, Allen’s bill had not been written or been placed on the docket to be introduced.

    When asked by Senators Stevens and Durbin if his amendment was the same as Senator Durbin’s, George Allen agreed the bills were identical.

    So you tell me Robert, what are the chances of Allen introducing a bill with the exact same wording, exact same dollar figure as Durbins. And why would he not submit this bill officially like Durbin did and then ask to speak out of turn before Durbin.

    I think you hate Keith so much that you will be willing to ignore the facts or distort them just to prove your point. That would mean you are no better than what you are accusing Keith of being.

    One more thing, doesn't that mean you are wrong and Keith was right? :)

    Again river dog you proved my point without me having to say anything.

    Umm...earth to river god. You guys did complain about the Reagan film, so does that mean by your defenition he was a scumbag?

    I'm sorry Robert, I thought you had written the original blog post. I am still trying to learn who the administrators are on this site. I was actually talking to Johnny Dollar.

    Skjeptical,
    It's a shame the Democratic party is reduced to Jihadis loving supporters such a the low life Keithg Olbermann. Why do people like you defend this jerk. He's mentally ill and we should help him!

    Reagan was a total POS POTUS.. ran up the deficit to unseen levels... until he was passed by this POS POTUS.. It is clearly too bad that Reagan was senile midway through his first term.. too bad he had the American public brainwashed with the credit card he used to ruin the country... It was nice to see Reagan die.. too bad it did not happen earlier.

    When "Skeptical" posts something, chances are that it's lifted from somewhere else without attribution. And sure enough, he's come thru for us once again. All his "confirmed" information comes straight out of a press release from where? George Allen's opponent, Jim Webb!

    Thanks, Skeptical, for letting Olbermann Watch readers know that Olby is now lifting press flackery from Democratic candidates to attack their Republican opponents. Once again KO is exposed as a partisan hack who "reports" campaign PR as "news".

    NBC is taking advantage of the mentally sick Olbermann. There's no way a sane person would bash his own nation like that!

    NBC is taking advantage of the mentally sick Olbermann. There's no way a sane person would bash his own nation like that!

    Sceptical:
    "SMG, what you said about amending bills is absolutely inaccurate. I don't know where you got that from but read the rules of the senate. "

    That link you cited is completely irrelevant to my point.

    As I said, the fact that the Dems are in the minority "doesn't preclude or prevent Dems from inserting amendment in bills".

    That is, of course, 100% correct.

    Now, obviously the changes must then be voted upon. Any time a bill is altered, a vote on that amendment or change must be taken.

    However, as we know, during the latter stages of sessions of Congress, members sneak in all types of amendments into bills in hopes of getting them through at the midnight hour.

    Again, Democrats may amend bills at any time. Once amended, the bills must then be voted upon in order for the changes to go into effect.

    For some reason, you are ducking the main point: Do you have any problem with members of Congress intimating that a network may lose their license if they don't follow the particular political views of those members? Frankly, this was a pretty irresponsible letter by the Senate Dems.

    SMG

    Thank you Johnny Dollar for once again not addressing anything that clearly proves you are full of shit. You post about how KO hides facts from his viewers when you do the exact same thing. I challange you on it and what do you do once again, say I copied that from another site (which I clearly stated in that post).

    So I guess you aren't going to admit you were wrong Keith was right. No, you have no shame so you would never do that.

    The fact is, wether you like it or not, that what I posted happened. Durbin had introduced his bill in writing, Allen came in, stole the bill word for word and asked to speak out of turn before Durbin. Nothing you say will ever change that. You were/are wrong.

    Red Wolf,, are you as stupid as your rantings would make you appear ?

    Thank you Johnny Dollar for once again not addressing anything that clearly proves you are full of shit. You post about how KO hides facts from his viewers when you do the exact same thing. I challange you on it and what do you do once again, say I copied that from another site (which I clearly stated in that post).

    So I guess you aren't going to admit you were wrong Keith was right. No, you have no shame so you would never do that.

    The fact is, wether you like it or not, that what I posted happened. Durbin had introduced his bill in writing, Allen came in, stole the bill word for word and asked to speak out of turn before Durbin. Nothing you say will ever change that. You were/are wrong.

    Keith Olbermann is so far up your rightwingers ass that he can see your teeth... You are afraid of him because his viewers are not 70 plus years old....

    The infamous, deplorable Johnny Dollar said:
    "Now he attempts to stifle the honest, patriotic, indeed vital questions and questioning of the Clinton administration's failure to apprehend Usama Bin Laden."

    What a load of horseshit. ABC is sacrificing their credibility by putting this $30 million dollar turd on the air in order for Disney to protect their billion-dollar "Narnia" franchise (which was what finally got many conservative groups to end their boycotts of Disney).

    Of course no Democrats have seen it. 900 "advance copies" were released, and all of them went to right-wing commentators, radio personalities, and bloggers. None went to anyone who might criticize this piece of trash because ABC (and by extension Disney) wanted maximum positive press before the more...unsavory elements...leaked out.

    It's a six-hour commercial-free political ad to say "Clinton was bad." Even though the 9/11 Commission stated in its conclusions that the Lewinsky matter HAD NO BEARING on decisions vis-a-vis Osama Bin Laden.
    And ignoring that the REPUBLICAN Congress (led by Orrin Hatch and Trent Lott) shot down Clinton's proposed anti-terror legislation in 1996!
    And that, had Clinton acted, the Republicans would have screamed that he was trying to divert attention from alleged scandals in the White House (which is EXACTLY what happened when Clinton authorized action in Kosovo in 1999).

    "So I guess you aren't going to admit you were wrong Keith was right."

    Where did I say Keith was wrong? Are you putting words in my mouth again? I don't know who was wrong or who was right. You apparently do, because you have some secret personal knowledge of who really came up with the bill first. You and, of course, Keith, who only requires a release from a campaign PR flack to create a "news" story.

    Did Allen swipe Durbin's bill? I don't know, and neither do you. And I need more than the say-so of the guy running against Allen, and a proven liar like Keith Olbermann to decide.

    Ultimately, it's a point of such nauseating triviality that it doesn't surprise me that both you and the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann made such a big deal about it. Ultimately, it doesn't even matter if Keith was wrong or not, because even when he is proven wrong to a metaphysical certitude, he doesn't admit it.

    In the future, don't try to tell me what I said when my words are sitting right on the screen for everyone, including you, to read. On this planet, the world's greatest expert on what the meaning of my words is...is me!

    You right wind nuts don't give a damn about our country or the truth. You will follow your leader no matter where he takes you like a bunch of lemmings. I find your lack of patriotism amazing. 9/11 was a tragedy for the entire nation -- not to be used by a right wing idiot as a stage prop to lead the country into an illegal war. Oh, and by the way, where is bin Laden == Dead or Alive?

    Yeah you never claimed he was wrong. This blog is not about showing that Keith is wrong. What a bunch of bullshit. I would have more respect for you if you just corrected the record for your readers, you aren't credible enough to do that.

    This is exactly what you said:

    >> KO implied that it was more than coincidence.

    By saying that you are IMPLYING that it really was just a coincidence. I do know the record as all of this is in the official senate record. I am waiting for C-span to fix its web site so I can show it to you, but I specifically viewed that entire session after I read about this. You did not yet you have the decency to IMPLY that I do not know anything about this.

    Here's a stunning thought that might not have occured to you. By saying "KO implied that it was more than coincidence", I was really saying:

    KO implied that it was more than coincidence.

    Duh.

    >infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann
    >Clintonistas
    >Like the carnival pitchman selling snake-oil

    Its hard to take your "special comments" serious when you complain about Olbermann's name calling but do it yourself.


    >And nobody appeared to defend the right to artistic expression or freedom of the press.

    I suppose if the movie claimed people jumping out of the WTC were just BASE jumping, you'd think that was artistic too. After all, its just artistic expression, right?. If they included that scene in the movie, it would be as accurate as the stuff they made up to keep you guys happy.

    BTW, Bush has admitted he has been continually breaking the law with illegal detainment and rendition. Can we impeach him now? Clinton lied about sex. What's the difference?

    I see. I call Olbermann "infamous, deplorable" and you object. But when Olbermann calls someone he disagrees with "infamous, deplorable" that's OK. Exactly the response I'd expect from an Olbypologist.

    Hit_escape wrote: "Its hard to take your "special comments" serious when you complain about Olbermann's name calling but do it yourself."

    You've been posting here (and I would assume reading the the site as well, but who knows) long enough to know that that was the point of tonight's Special Comment by J$. It wasn't meant to be taken seriously. It was a humorous take on KO's highly publicized (on the blue blogs and the Democrat party's unofficial press service, MSNBC) Special Comments from last week, showing the hypocritcal nature of KO's broadcasts.

    I absolutely love the idea of impeaching Bush. As I have mentioned many times before, I think a Dick Cheney presidency, instituted through Democratic vindictiveness, would be great for the country. You guys should really push for that. In fact I think it should be part of the Democratic party platform, endorsed by every candidate.

    In case it slipped by you, there was also sarcasm in the above paragraph.

    CONSERVATIVES CONDEMN FICTIONAL PORTRAYAL OF ACTUAL EVENTS.

    So we made two requests: One is having historians review it for accuracy if you're going to broadcast it. And if you're unwilling to do that, inform the viewers that it's not historically accurate. That's not censorship, that's common sense. . .
    Ed Gillespie, RNC chair

    There is no such thing as creative license to invent falsehoods about people," Bozell said. "I don't care who you are. You don't have that right."
    Brent Bozell

    Some conservatives were unhappy that the program would be aired at all. "I don?t know the misinforming fewer viewers on Showtime solves the problem,"
    Jim Dyke, RNC Chair

    The substitution of propaganda for fact is dangerous. It's not by accident that tyrants create "history" to justify their schemes
    Ed Morrow, Nat Review

    We should all be ashamed of bad history, though ? of dressing up fiction as fact. What offended us was a portrayal of Reagan that put words in his mouth he never uttered and attributed positions to him he never held. . . .
    Seth Leibsohn, Nat. Review

    None of this trifling with the truth is playing well because America is at war, and war demands seriousness. Hugh Hewitt

    "Artistic integrity" is a concept that applies to fiction; when one is broadcasting a documentary about actual people, the threshold requirement is that the documentary be true. John Hindraker

    If you haven't guessed, they were talking about "The Reagans" on CBS. It was taken off the air, under pressure, and broadcast on Showtime instead.

    This info was from Glenn Greenwald. Seth Liebsohn responded that he doesn't support this series either.

    http://glenngreenwald.blogspot.com/2006/09/bush-supporters-condemn-fictionalized.html#links

    Are the conservatives here still claiming that the conversations that take place in the 9/11 docu-drama are real?

    Okay, here's the thing. To reference some Wendy's (or maybe it's Burger King) commercial from my childhood, I would like to know: "where's the beef."

    This site purports to have been "mocking" Keith Olbermann since 2004, but as it particularly relates to this entry — you have failed your credo.

    I'm pretty sure this is why I just did a spit-take on my moniter halfway through the column, as I was reading and wondering how someone who claims the ability to "mock" was doing none of it. This is a sham.

    There was no mocking. The only thing that you did was condense the content of Countdown and use the same tired words and phrases to indicate disapproval. That is not "mocking". Tasteless perhaps, but only to the degree that the word "tasteless" is a synonym to the word "bland".

    Bland, flavorless. This wasn't even vanilla. If this was frosting in a plastic container (sealed with foil under the plastic cap) it would simply be "white".
    http://www.pillsburybaking.com/prodPromo/frosting.aspx

    You see the problem is in the words; how they are combined to form sentences, and the absence of false tone (which is different from sarcasm). The idea of mocking hangs a lot on false tone, and there was none of that here.

    Maybe it's time to update the credo, say to something more applicable, like "I hate Keith Olbermann but never really give a reason for my fixation."

    Mocking takes a certain sensibility, a certain grasp of language, prose with a nuanced tone that ultimately climaxes. It's just not here.

    Leftists hate a free press. Just like the Communists, they desire a controlled media.

    You lefties should really compare your actions to those of your Soviet cousins. Say one thing, do another. Demand opposing views be silenced. Threaten media outlets. Oh well, it is all for the greater good, right? So what if Olby is a lying hypocrite -- he has his heart in the right place!

    You lefties so deserve misery. The problem is the rest of us don't.

    Exactly KfK. Sarah and her ilk want Olbermannwatch to close up shop and go away. You see, the existence of this website means that Olbermann is constantly called out on his lies and distortions and that's something the lefties can't abide by. It's okay if he's lying & distorting, just so long as he does it from the leftist viewpoint. But what might you ask do they think of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, etc? Why they should all be rounded up and shot! Because it's okay if there's a lefty bent to the news, but God forbid there be a centerist or right-tilt to the news. That's their idea of "fair and balanced". Typical elitist liberal thinking. The sad part is that they can't even see the problem with their own mindset. Perhaps it's why the Dems keep losing elections.

    Brandon,

    Sarah has a more severe malfunction. She is unable to read. Mr. Dollar's posts contain facts which discredit the lowly Olbermann, yet Sarah is unable or unwilling to acknowledge these facts exist. Indeed she suffers from leftist dementia of the highest order. I do so hate to enrage the beast, as her wordy rants get in the way of the normal posts.

    Thank you Scott, for recognizing the intent of the piece. And thanks to KFK for pointing out its other function: it's a handy one-stop compendium with links that document nearly a dozen Olbermann falsehoods, proof beyond metaphysical certitude that the discredited sports guy is a habitual liar.

    Sarah spewed: "Mocking takes a certain sensibility, a certain grasp of language, prose with a nuanced tone that ultimately climaxes."

    You must be referring to those clever limericks.

    Cheap shots and mistruths are his game
    Did you hear about Valerie Plame?
    Krazy Keith's always wrong
    That'll be his Swan Song
    Meltdown's a failure and Keith is to blame

    Hickory dickory dock
    Olbywatch was created to mock
    The site lefties hate
    Like Keith, no debate
    The place to decipher Keith's crock

    Some questions:
    > Wondering how the money passes between Olbermann and the Dem Nat Committee- in a subway in NY - no bad idea- Keif has problems with subway doors.
    > Just when does Howard Dean. Move-On and Media Matters send Keif his nightly broadcast script. Should hire a PI to see if Keif gets a secret CD from a secret phone booth somewhere
    > Kennedy must be sitting in his "compound" in MA thinking this is the one of his career's greatest accomplishments - getting a free one- hour show of unrebutted liberal talking points. And all that talk about how expensive a 30 sec campaign commercial is - GE providing their services free of charge for the Dems- is this a write-off
    > Amazing where Libs get their talking heads/propoganda machines. A foemer Sat Night Live joke writer, a former failed sportcaster,


    > 10 failed jobs in 20 years - and he's the Dems talking head

    Still at it eh, OlbyWatchers? I drop in every so often to see if this little time-waster still exists. I always leave with a fresh admiration for how astonishingly bored and boring "the internet community" must be.

    Someone has to be getting paid by someone somewhere for all this. There is simply no other explanation for (presumably) grown (presumably) men to spend half their lives obsessing about a prosaic former sportscaster cum entertainer/newscaster/commentator. I don't care if the man says Iran should be given everything it wants (which the admin has pretty much already done) or OBL deserves the nobel peace prize, or what. There is nothing anyone on TV can say that deserves this level of adolescent, fetishized "scrutiny." Maybe you are all just upset/fascinated that KO was voted sexiest newsy guy or whatever.

    Help me out here. J$ and Cox, give us some info on your lives that can help remove my disturbing suspicion that you are kept in a well in Ken Mehlman's basement "Silence of the Lambs" style and forced to do this day in and day out. IT PUTS THE LOTION ON ITS SKIN!!!! IT WATCHES THE LIBERAL SHOW AND MAKES A RHYME!!!!

    Jimminy Christmas! I just skimmed that whole writeup. I think it is longer than Olberman's show. And it's in the same style and everything. I can't watch a whole Olberman show and I certainly can't read all of that. You have got to be kidding me. What could you possibly get out of this massive waste of time? This has me absolutely intrigued.

    Check out this prose:

    "This is a warning for our time, when sports broadcasters think they (and they alone) know everything, and brand those who disagree: "discredited", or "fatso", or "buffoon", or "infamous, deplorable", or "idiot", or "dog", or "stupid", or "swine", or "un-American", or "worst person in the world"."

    A "warning for our time?" That someone on the left is bombastic? Do you sit up at night worrying about whether their might be grubs eating your lawn? Is it a "warning for our times" when a bird poops on your roof?

    Hilarious!

    "Exactly KfK. Sarah and her ilk want Olbermannwatch to close up shop and go away. You see, the existence of this website means that Olbermann is constantly called out on his lies and distortions and that's something the lefties can't abide by."

    Yes, they are insane with rage that people have the guts and stamina to save our nation by watching TV and making up limericks about it! We all must rededicate ourselves to this noble effort of unmasking the hideous lies of the enemies, for only then will America be safe! They mock us and say we are wasting our time because they desperately want us to go away...we are the only thing left between freedom and tyranny.

    Come on guys. More. More. The world isn't safe yet.

    PEOPLE!!! The hideous deplorable infamous traitor Keith Olberman's lies have gone unrefuted for almost a half hour now! Man your battle stations!! The fate of the west hangs in the ballance, poised precariously between a precipice of leftist tyranny and the true light and freedom of continued Republican nirvana. Don't let America fall because you failed to type enough!

    Sar-sar, is it possible that the same lack of patience that prevents you from re-reading your HST book also has stopped you from reading J$'s synopsis of last night's show? It seems to me the only way you could write "...as I was reading and wondering how someone who claims the ability to 'mock' was doing none of it. This is a sham.

    There was no mocking. The only thing that you did was condense the content of Countdown and use the same tired words and phrases to indicate disapproval. That is not 'mocking'."

    Unless you just completely lack any semblance of a sense of humor, which may be equally possible based on your previous writings.

    Anyone reading the entire summary, armed with the smallest amount of knowledge of Olby's ground-breaking "Special Comments" from last week, would easily pick up the mocking tone of the last FIVE paragraphs of J$'s write up. Could it be that your jaded view of this site has impaired your reading comprehension? Do you really have no sense of humor? Or did you just not read it and write up that highly intellectual, well-sourced rant (any post linking to Pillsbury will get bonus points from me, no matter how void of content the rest of the post is)?

    I did note that you did not once in this post include any variations of the word "stupid." Good for you, Sar-sar. One day at a time.

    One last note, it has been a while since you posted words and included their definitions. Please bring that back. Maybe a special "Sar-sar's word of the day" feature to help edumacate all of us hopeless Olby-watchers would be in the works.

    O.K. seriously, now I am feeling bad. I feel like I just made fun of an inept little league team and then someone came over and told me they had cystic fibrosis or something. You guys obviously have a little thing going here and I didn't mean to ruin it. I didn't think you'd take it to heart because I assumed someone WAS getting paid for this. We all have to fill our days somehow. I'm sure this all will do some good somehow.

    Ah, there you go. Back to it! Atta boy Scott!

    Konfucius Keith philosophized: "Mister Bush and his colleagues have led us before to such waters. We will not drink again."

    ROFLMFAO. Simply hilarious.

    Wow. Making fun of an inept little league team. Way to go, Anon, let us know the kind of person you are. How inclusive and tolerant! I know, I know, it's one of he hallmarks of the leftist movement. Wow, and the cystic fibrosis thing really had me ROFL!

    You know, cystic fibrosis isn't something to laugh about, you creep.

    What a maroon.

    "You know, cystic fibrosis isn't something to laugh about, you creep."

    I know. That's what I mean. That's why I feel bad. When I figured out what was going on here I was ashamed to have made fun of it, just like I would be ashamed if I found out the team I was mocking really had some degenerative condition they couldn't help.

    But I'm not a leftist. I'm more of a center-right type. But anyway sorry for being offensive and mentioning a disease.

    "The question history will ask is whether Bush's presidency was as bad as Richard Nixon's or only as bad as Jimmy Carter's ... If the country seriously intends to prevent terrorism, then spying at home, detaining terror suspects, and conducting tough interrogations are practices that the government will need to engage in for many years to come. Instead of making proper legal provisions for those practices, Bush has run the war against jihadism out of his back pocket, as a permanent state of emergency. He engages in legal ad-hockery and trickery, treats Congress as a nuisance rather than a partner, and circumvents outmoded laws and treaties when he should be creating new ones. Of all Bush's failings, his refusal to build durable underpinnings for what promises to be a long struggle is the most surprising, the most gratuitous, and potentially the most damaging, both to the sustainability of the antiterrorism effort and to the constitutional order,"

    Keith Olberman is ORANGE!!!

    That's O.K. Anon. We all go overboard sometimes. I'm sorry I called you a creep. That was rude. Clearly the most important thing is for all of us to be sensitive to each other's feelings and try to help one another in this big crazy game of life. That's what OW is all about!!

    Skeptical wrote:

    "the republicans did send these letters not only to ABC regarding F911 but also to CBS regarding the Reagan film."

    The issue is not whether any party objected to either movie but how the media has portrayed the issue. Controversy over the Reagan film was attributed to "conservatives" who were "outraged" (read, "angry white male"). With this 9/11 movie, the issue is presented as Bill Clinton and members of his administration feel they have been defamed (read, there is something "illegal" about this film). In other words, the coverage of the Reagan biopic was decidedly unsympathetic whereas the current coverage is a veritable Clinton lovefest.

    Someone stole my nick! Wow, thanks for posting for me, fake Matticus Finch! That's exactly what I was thinking. Except for the "I'm sorry" part.

    Oh, how nice. Koom-bye-yaaaaa, my lord, Koom-bye-yaaaaa....

    Unfortunately, I guess Mr. Cox can't do anything about it, but stealing someone's nick is really rude.

    That's O.K. Anon. We all go overboard sometimes. I called you a creep. That was rude. Clearly the most important thing is for all of us to be sensitive to each other's feelings and try to help one another in this big crazy game of life. That's what OW is all about!!

    Hi, I'm fake Matticus Finch, and I would like to share a concern I have with all of you. I believe that Keith Olberman is not truthfull and that we all need to sit here 24-7 and rehash that fact in order to save democracy from the enemies. What do you people think of that?

    Wow, I guess I touched a nerve with someone, and the only way to fight back is to steal from them and put words in their mouth.

    My grandmother always used to say you can tell which dog got hit by which one is howling.

    Real Matticus Finch, forgive me for fighting back, but the whole fate of the earth hangs in the ballance. Olberman must be unmasked!! Sometimes one has to use unsavory means. I am truly sorry to have besmirched your honor.

    Steal from me all you like, 11:56 and 11:41. If that's all you have and you have to hide behind assuming my identity, then go right ahead. I'm right and you're wrong. That's why you race to the bottom. When you can't win, just mess up the checker board.

    Real Matticus Finch, don't you have some poor downtrodden minority to go defend? He really didn't rape that girl you know. But you know whitey, always trying to pin it on the black man.

    "I'm right and you're wrong."

    No I'm right and you're wrong. Believe me. There is proof and everything.

    "When you can't win, just mess up the checker board."

    That doesn't sound very honorable. What, do you think this is a GAME, real Matticus Finch?! We are talking about AMERICAN LIVES here. If we don't adopt the right attitude and say the right things, all day long, on the internets, our civilization will be destroyed by the OTHERS!

    Lay off fake Matticus Finch. He is the only one making any sense. Real Matticus Finch publlishes lies and distortions about my hero, Real Keith Olberman.

    Wow. Your mother must be so proud.

    >>The issue is not whether any party objected to either movie but how the media has portrayed the issue. Controversy over the Reagan film was attributed to "conservatives" who were "outraged" (read, "angry white male"). With this 9/11 movie, the issue is presented as Bill Clinton and members of his administration feel they have been defamed (read, there is something "illegal" about this film). In other words, the coverage of the Reagan biopic was decidedly unsympathetic whereas the current coverage is a veritable Clinton lovefest.

    Robert, I do not know what you are trying to say here. Are you actually trying to argue that this movie is accurate in presenting history? You guys on the right keep defending this movie, the bottom line is that important events in this movie have been completely fabricated to sabotage the Clinton administration. Do you dispute this?

    "Wow. Your mother must be so proud."

    Don't you talk about my mama!!! You hear me you pissant liberal bedwetter? Don't you talk about my mama.

    May I inquire, pround and honorable Matticus Finch, what is thy profession, or to use the base vulgar coinage, thy "job." What hast thou done for the downtrodden to lift them up. What hast thou done for the dishonorable proud to show them the error of their ways and mend them to Jesus? Hast thou not cast stones at thy wayward brother fake Matticus Finch? Art thou so cleanly?

    Also, Robert, why don't you install phpBB on this web site. Discussions like these need discussion boards. Not this weak program you currently use which doesn't allow quotes, allows you to pretend you are someone you are not, and doesn't split long discussions into pages.

    Someone has to be getting paid by someone somewhere for all this. There is simply no other explanation for (presumably) grown (presumably) men to spend half their lives obsessing about a prosaic former sportscaster cum entertainer/newscaster/commentator. I don't care if the man says Iran should be given everything it wants (which the admin has pretty much already done) or OBL deserves the nobel peace prize, or what. There is nothing anyone on TV can say that deserves this level of adolescent, fetishized "scrutiny." Maybe you are all just upset/fascinated that KO was voted sexiest newsy guy or whatever.

    Help me out here. J$ and Cox, give us some info on your lives that can help remove my disturbing suspicion that you are kept in a well in Ken Mehlman's basement "Silence of the Lambs" style and forced to do this day in and day out. IT PUTS THE LOTION ON ITS SKIN!!!! IT WATCHES THE LIBERAL SHOW AND MAKES A RHYME!!!!

    You can clearly tell who is who because the fake ones have "fake" before their names. Also, it is all in the interest of a free exchange. And the fact that I don't have access to anything but this site and the Olberman show because Ken Mehlman keeps me in a well in his basement.

    IT PUTS THE LOTION ON ITS SKIN!!!! IT WATCHES THE LIBERAL SHOW AND MAKES A RHYME!!!!

    Grow up, people like you are part of the problem, not the solution.

    Anyone notice last night
    > that Crawford - who sounds exactly like Barney Fife from Andy of Mayberry - made a reference to Barney Fife from Andy of Mayberyy
    > Anyone notice the girly men talking about the "fight" with the Fox news reporter getting punched by some kook. Keif, the girly man - right away indicated a death could have occurred. Opie - I've seen fights - and that was no fight. Friggin a minute of punches that missed just about everything, somehow the reporter got bloodied. Keif thought this was a scarry moment for the reporter - did he say possibly life threatening situation. Stay in touch with your feminine side there Keith?

    Can't we please get back to important sounding arguments? I am on the wall defending the republic, and you want me there and need me there. But when you talk about wasting time, and the well in Ken Mehlman's basement, well...it all seems so very small...

    People who don't fight are girls! I've seen me some fights and I fucked some people up. Shit. You don't know what a baaadass man I am.

    Let's go to war.

    The world is coming to an end because you people are so stupid and brutish. President Bush controls your brains. HELP!

    No, Anon. I'm probably worse than you, and don't deserve the good fortune (blessings) that I have. My job is as a small business owner. What have I done to lift the downtrodden up? Not enough, for sure.

    I did volunteer for the Special Olympics last year. By the way, was that you who was driving by and mocking them? I also volunteered down at the Presbyterian food pantry.

    Sorry I touched a nerve. I guess I'm causing more harm than good with you. I just have a soft spot for people with disabilities and don't like them being used as a punchline.

    "who sounds exactly like Barney Fife from Andy of Mayberry"

    HA! There is no show called "Andy of Mayberry!" I nailed you you right wing kook. President Bush controls your brain!

    “Let ABC show thier movie in it’s original format, freedom of speech isn’t just for Michael Moore.”

    “Let ABC show thier movie in it’s original format, freedom of speech isn’t just for Michael Moore.”

    "HA! There is no show called "Andy of Mayberry!" I nailed you you right wing kook. President Bush controls your brain!"

    You know what I mean. And I'm serious, I've seen lots of fights and stuff. People puching and kicking. I am bad-assed. You liberals wouldn't understand.

    Let's go to war!

    "I guess I'm causing more harm than good with you."

    Thou art causing more harm than good to me and to thine own soul (not to mention thy small business) by thy incessant waste of time here. Thy brother fake Matticus Finch is wating for his car to be repaired and has nothing better to do than try to save souls from this black hole. Thou art about 100 times better than this but lay down with dogs and thou shalt rise up with fleas.

    Repent! Reform! This is Hell!

    Cox, please just tell me you are getting paid for this. J$ is just dumb enough that I can believe he might be in it for the glory, but you are above that.

    Just tell me in code somehow.

    Iae amte drappedte inte ate elltewe in kente nehlmate's assmentbae.

    Actually there was a show called "Andy of Mayberry". When the original show ran enough seasons to make syndication possible, the reruns were sold to local stations around the country. But to differentiate it from the first-run shows, they renamed it and created a new title sequence: Andy of Mayberry. The dedication to the truth at Olbermann Watch even extends to decades-old sitcoms.

    Of course this isn't a real argument, since both the posters who went back and forth about this are the same person hiding under different phony names. In fact, this prolific imposter has used about a half-dozen different handles. He or she must really enjoy arguing with himself.

    AHHHHHRRRRRRSKDFJLKASDAHSASDFGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!

    FIX MY ??XS@#! CAR. I can't take any more of this!!!!!

    Why do they even have internet here? I wish I had poked out my eyes before I ever saw this horrible waste of time. Yet so addicting and intriguing that people would do this.

    DO SOMETHING ELSE YOU LOSERS.
    AHHHHHRRRRRRSKDFJLKASDAHSASDFGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!

    This...

    IT PUTS THE LOTION ON ITS SKIN!!!! IT WATCHES THE LIBERAL SHOW AND MAKES A RHYME!!!!

    ...is funny!

    and this...

    "There is nothing anyone on TV can say that deserves this level of adolescent, fetishized "scrutiny"...do you sit up at night worrying about whether their might be grubs eating your lawn?"

    is a classic and will be honored by being listed on the home page under "OLBYLOONS ENRAGED BY OLBERMANN WATCH" on the right rail.

    I used some of the artistic license left over from my consulting work on "The Path to 9/11" to conflate two different quotes and falsely attribute the quote to the lefty blog "Think Progress". Hope you don't mind!

    "In fact, this prolific imposter has used about a half-dozen different handles. He or she must really enjoy arguing with himself."

    Really?!?! You don't say! You mean there is no real "fake matticus finch?" Oh my god! Call the papers! And what phonebook will I find "Johnny Dollar" in?

    "The dedication to the truth at Olbermann Watch even extends to decades-old sitcoms."

    I think you mean "the dedication to wasting time with meaningless overblown, hysterical pap", no?

    Possibly, since I'm responding to you.

    Can't you bann this person using multiple names? He is really getting in the way.

    "I used some of the artistic license left over from my consulting work on "The Path to 9/11" to conflate two different quotes and falsely attribute the quote to the lefty blog "Think Progress". Hope you don't mind!"

    Not at all. I don't even know what it means. But I do appreciate being appreciated. But Robert, do tell, because I really am interested, how you came to this particular profession. What do you get out of it? Tell me in code if you must, but tell me.

    I was wondering if J$ was right and so I checked the admin section of the site...guess what? He's right again!

    A person at IP Address 68.244.132.182 posted comments to this post "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN - SEPTEMBER 7, 2006" as follows (in rev chron order so read bottom to top):

    AN
    Can't you bann this person using multiple nam...
    2006-09-08 13:03:46

    Fake Fakie
    "In fact, this prolific imposter has used abo...
    2006-09-08 13:01:39


    Shrieekie
    AHHHHHRRRRRRSKDFJLKASDAHSASDFGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!...
    2006-09-08 12:56:24

    fake Robert Cox
    Iae amte drappedte inte ate elltewe in kente ...
    2006-09-08 12:50:20

    [Anonymous]
    Cox, please just tell me you are getting paid...
    2006-09-08 12:46:09


    [Anonymous]
    "I guess I'm causing more harm than good with...
    2006-09-08 12:43:40

    dickless right wing timewaster
    "HA! There is no show called "Andy of Mayberr...
    2006-09-08 12:38:44

    hysterical left wing fuck
    "who sounds exactly like Barney Fife from And...
    2006-09-08 12:33:15

    hysterical left wing fuck
    The world is coming to an end because you peo...
    2006-09-08 12:31:00

    dickless right wing timewaster
    People who don't fight are girls! I've seen m...
    2006-09-08 12:29:54

    Scott
    Can't we please get back to important soundin...
    2006-09-08 12:26:48

    fake Robert Cox
    You can clearly tell who is who because the f...
    2006-09-08 12:22:44

    [Anonymous]
    Someone has to be getting paid by someone som...
    2006-09-08 12:19:08

    [Anonymous]
    "Wow. Your mother must be so proud." Don't...
    2006-09-08 12:16:19

    fake Sarah
    Lay off fake Matticus Finch. He is the only o...
    2006-09-08 12:09:00

    fake Matticus Finch
    "I'm right and you're wrong." No I'm right...
    2006-09-08 12:06:03

    fake Matticus Finch
    Real Matticus Finch, don't you have some poor...
    2006-09-08 12:01:18

    fake Matticus Finch
    Real Matticus Finch, forgive me for fighting ...
    2006-09-08 11:57:50

    Matticus Finch
    My grandmother always used to say you can tel...
    2006-09-08 11:56:15

    fake Matticus Finch
    Hi, I'm fake Matticus Finch, and I would like...
    2006-09-08 11:53:08

    Bizarro Matticus Finch
    That's O.K. Anon. We all go overboard sometim...
    2006-09-08 11:49:40

    Scott
    Oh, how nice. Koom-bye-yaaaaa, my lord, Koom-...
    2006-09-08 11:44:32

    Matticus Finch
    That's O.K. Anon. We all go overboard sometim...
    2006-09-08 11:41:39

    nick hata
    "The question history will ask is whether Bus...
    2006-09-08 11:36:33

    [Anonymous]
    "You know, cystic fibrosis isn't something to...
    2006-09-08 11:33:42

    [Anonymous]
    Ah, there you go. Back to it! Atta boy Scott!
    2006-09-08 11:17:06

    [Anonymous]
    O.K. seriously, now I am feeling bad. I feel ...
    2006-09-08 11:14:08

    [Anonymous]
    PEOPLE!!! The hideous deplorable infamous tra...
    2006-09-08 11:03:16

    [Anonymous]
    Come on guys. More. More. The world isn't saf...
    2006-09-08 10:45:11

    [Anonymous]
    "Exactly KfK. Sarah and her ilk want Olberman...
    2006-09-08 10:43:15

    [Anonymous]
    Jimminy Christmas! I just skimmed that whole ...
    2006-09-08 10:35:02

    [Anonymous]
    Still at it eh, OlbyWatchers? I drop in every...
    2006-09-08 10:24:48

    Sybil wrote:

    "I do appreciate being appreciated. But Robert, do tell, because I really am interested, how you came to this particular profession. What do you get out of it? Tell me in code if you must, but tell me."

    I will tell you but please do not tell anyone else, OK?

    Meet me at the corner of 15th & K Street in Washington tomorrow night at 11 PM and I will turn over a complete dossier on me as well as J$ plus a copy of our orders from Karl Rove and the secret Bush plan to win in November.

    Don't be late!

    Which story will be Keith talking about tonight?

    US hands over Iraq army control
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5323840.stm

    "Control of the Iraqi navy and air force and the 8th Division of the army was handed over at a ceremony in Baghdad. Other divisions will be transferred in the coming months according to a timetable set by Iraq's leaders."

    OR

    'No Saddam link to Iraq al-Qaeda'
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5328592.stm

    "The revelation comes from a 2005 CIA report released by the Senate's Intelligence Committee on Friday."

    In other words, GOOD NEWS FROM IRAQ or the Senate releasing a previously leaked CIA report?

    MEET THE PRESS WITH TIM RUSSERT
    WEEKEND LISTINGS 9/10/06

    DICK CHENEY
    Vice President of the United States

    Robert, I will ask you again, maybe you didn't seem my post which got lost in all the immature bullshit being posted.

    Do you actually beleive that ABC should be allowed to air complete fabrications made up from their right wing fantasy about the Clinton administration less than 2 months before the elections and on the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks?

    I'm assuming you are better than that, please prove me right.

    “Let ABC show thier movie in it’s original format, freedom of speech isn’t just for Michael Moore.”

    This situation reminds me of the bad news bears in the Houston Astrodome. They were going to shorten the game because the game was taking to long. I believe Tanner was the kid that wouldn’t get off the field.

    Eventually the crowd starting chanting…

    “Let them play. Let them play. Let them play.”

    Well, I am going to be Tanner. And I will be posting and emailing everywhere.

    Who is with me?

    LET THEM PLAY, LET THEM PLAY, LET THEM PLAY

    His girlfriend is barely nineteen
    He's older than Dad, that's obscene
    "Sugardaddy" Keith
    Ms. Tur did bequeath
    Was his last girl-fan a pre-teen?

    Yes, let them LIE, let them LIE, let them LIE

    (Ps only if they are talking about those stinking liberals).

    Moral Force (lol funny name) I don't know where you got this information from and would love to see a source. But lets assume this is correct. Mr. Moral police, let me guess, you don't have any objections to O'Reilly offering his wife's dildo to a coworker? No nothing wrong there as since O'Reilly payed her millions of dollars to shut up it never happened. Right?

    Skeptical,

    I've answered many of your questions. I asked you ONE. Did you answer it?

    Regardless, I will address yet another question from you but I'd appreciate the courtesy of some reciprocity at some point.

    You ask:

    "Do you actually beleive that ABC should be allowed to air complete fabrications made up from their right wing fantasy about the Clinton administration less than 2 months before the elections and on the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks?"

    That the show is airing 2 months before the election is irrelevant; that it is airing on an anniversary of 9/11 or that it is the "fifth" anniversary is irrelevant.

    I know absolutely nothing about this show and, except for the media frenzy over the past 48 hours, I would not have known about it or watched it. I am not even sure when it airs but if the NY Giants or Yankees are playing I will be watching them instead. I certainly don't know about anything about the producers of this show, what role ABC played in developing the project or what kind of "fantasies" the people involved might or might not have so I can't address that aspect of your question.

    The issue of "should they be allowed" is silly. There is no question they are allowed to air "Path to 9/11". If you are not familiar with "Times v. Sullivan" then perhaps you are at least familiar with the First Amendment.

    That leaves us with the semblance of a question that I CAN answer: should ABC air a "ripped from the headlines" television program that contains false information or puts words into the mouths of real people saying things they never said?

    It might surprise you to know that I do NOT think they should. However, unlike you my outrage meter is on "yawn". Why? Because this type of thing is done ALL THE FRIGGIN' TIME.

    From the way you have constructed your question, I believe I am safe in saying that your concern here is driven off of your belief that the movie will somehow impact the upcoming elections and/or impact the "legacy" of Bill Clinton or otherwise confirm a stereotype of Democrats being weak on "defense" or "terror".

    Where has been your concern over the myriad examples of this type of thing in the past? Do you REALLY believe that ABC is some kind of right-wing outfit? Puh-leeze.

    I have had my own experience with this type of thing.

    My neighbor, an attorney, was involved in a legal matter in NYC. NBC aired (twice) an episode of Law and Order based on this legal matter. The writers included a character in the show of the same gender, ethnicity, appearance and NAME of my neighbor but instead of this character helping uncover corruption which my neighbor did, he was portrayed as a corrupt attorney who took bribes. Have you written to complain to NBC?

    In a matter the strikes a bit closer to home, Jason Robards played a character in the movie Philadelphia that was...I can't say "based on"...but had parallels to my own father. In the movie, Tom Hanks is a lawyer who is beloved by Robards until he contracts AIDS; once he tells Robards and the rest of the firm he is drummed out of the firm because he is (a) gay (b) sick with a "scary" disease.

    That the actual lawyer (Geoffrey Bowers) never told anyone at the law firm (my father was the Chairman at the time) that he had AIDS, used makeup to hide facial lesions that MIGHT have indicated he had AIDS and that my father did not even know was besides the point. Hollywood liked the story and used it to advance a social issue (one I hope most folks agree with; that people should not be fired for having AIDS).

    The sad fact is that he was fired because he kept calling in sick and missing deadlines for clients; being a typical law firm they canned him as a result as they would ANY associate. More to the point, my father had nothing to do with this guy. He did not recruit him, hire him or fire him. Bowers was in NY. Although my father HAD BEEN in NY his firm was based in Chicago and when he became Chairman he relocated there - this was several years before Bowers case became known.

    You can read more about it here:

    Vindicating a Lawyer With AIDS
    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=9B0DE5DC1530F932A15752C0A962958260

    What Is the Story Behind the 'Philadelphia' Story?;
    http://www.aegis.com/news/lt/1994/LT940207.html

    Baker Drops N.Y. AIDS Appeal
    http://www.aegis.org/news/ads/1995/AD950463.html

    No one in my family is very happy about this movie but what can you do?

    Sarah:

    What the #@&^????????????????????

    "No one in my family is very happy about this movie but what can you do?"

    Simple--- start a stark raving weblog that fetishizes the sexiest newsy man alive, Orange Olberman. Seriously Robert, get a job. You are embarrassing your family with your crazed batman act, and Johnny Dollar's robin is palpably third rate when it should be second rate. Why is this stuff possible? It doesn't make any money, it doesn't entertain anyone, it has no political impact...it is a waste of your life. Explain yourself.

    I wouldn't bother, but it is a waste of an intelligent boy's time. Your 20's are passing you by. You will look back on this time as the most miserable of your life, consumed by hatred for an imaginary character. Girls are shunning you because you are such an iconoclast and so weird. Go shoot some hoops.

    I find OW to be very entertaining. Mr. Cox, you do a superb job, as does Mr. Dollar. To be honest, I don't see why people even care why you do it or how much money you make. Big deal. If you were a trust fund kid with all the money in the world, would your words somehow take on a different meaning? If you had worked hard, retired early, etc., would it matter?

    "If you had worked hard, retired early, etc., would it matter?"

    Wheeeeewww! We're really getting into la-la land there. To be honest, I can't see why I care that he does it either. It really makes no sense, but it is driving me nuts. It's just one of those things. If I saw someone who collected potatos that looked like Keith Olberman, I would just have to say something. I don't know why.

    Mr. Cox does indeed do a superb job. That's what makes it so odd. It's friggin Keith Olberman. What am I missing?

    Then there IS the fact that Cox is a filthy rich trust fund kid that did nothing for himself. Get off your butt dude. Do something productive with all your advantage.

    "Wheeeeewww! We're really getting into la-la land there."

    I don't know what you mean by that. I just think that he probably enjoys what he does. And I didn't know that he was in his 20's and couldn't get chicks. Sorry about that. But you really gave him some sage wisdom there, Fonzie:

    "Go shoot some hoops."

    "I don't know what you mean by that."

    Let's just say Mr. Cox had done all the hard work he was going to have to do by about 2:17 PM on January 7th, 1981, when he came sliding out of mommy. He retired on daddy's millions at 2:18.


    *some scenes here have been fictionalized to better convey my meaning.

    And you, Matticus, why didn't you heed my call to get back to work? This is a nasty fetish of a waste of time parading as reasonable discourse. You have a higher IQ than anyone here not named Cox, and you don't have the trust fund. Use yourself somewhere that you will be appreciated by someone other than numbskulls. There are no friends to be made here. They are all too stupid.

    Well, Lucky him! It doesn't change the fact that he's pretty good at what he chooses to do.

    Robert, I will get to your question, believe me. I am trying to keep up with everything here and already I am spending way too much time on this site.

    You said that is 2 months before an election is irrelivent. No it isn't in ABC's own words. They are proving to be total hypocrites about all of this. They said specifically that they can not air a political film about 9/11 so close to an election year, this is why it is relevent and shows their outright hypocracy.

    I'm glad you agree that film is factually flawed. The problem I have is as you said you really do not care. You think it shouldn't be aired but if they air it oh well, screw it. For some reason your level of outrage would have been different if it was F9/11 they are airing.

    The problem I have is that ABC has a FCC license where they air their programming over public airways. This means any home with an antenna and a tv can pick that up, this affects millions of people that will see this broadcast. We should all be fighting for fairness in the media, isn't that what you are trying to do with this blog? Its truly odd that you would spend so much time and energy on a show that gets what, a half a million viewers a night tops, yet you simply don't care about something that is clearly biased and clearly factually incorrect presented as fact that will be delivered to 20, 30, 40 million people. For who you are and for the web site you run it is irresponsible for you to make that claim.

    I do not watch law and order so I never saw this episode nor any other episode from there. What happened based on your information is absolutely outrageous and I'm glad your community is making a huge deal out of it. But apperently by your reasoning they shouldn't be.

    You have a nasty habit of ordering people around, Organza. I'll do what I please, thank you. That's why I work for myself. But I do thank you for your concern. And it's a habit of mine to try to make friends. I think it's better than the opposite.

    "You have a nasty habit of ordering people around, Organza. I'll do what I please, thank you. "

    You will do what I tell you and you will do it right now, young man. Enough of your sass. Quit wasting your time responding to this trash. NOW!

    "Sexiest newsman alive".

    You.Have.Got.To.Be.Joking!

    Or maybe you're just blind.

    And for you leftist idiots who think you can argue with the Cox's, I've got news for you. The reason they do what they do has ONE source. $$. If you can't show them how what you are arguing for is going to abolish the estate tax, reduce the capital gains tax, or create lucrative contracts for them, then they aren't even listening. You are whistling in a hurricane. This means you "Skeptical."

    Anon-

    Thanks...I mean it! I needed a good laugh.

    Uh oh, I just got some bad news.

    Don't be surprised if you don't see me post for a while. The Captain tells me we are having trouble with the satellite feed we use to pick up the Internet on my yacht. Apparently the transponder broke and, wouldn't you know it, I left the spare in the back of my Lamborghini. Or at least I think it was the Lambo; might have been the Porsche. We may put into port in the Caymans - I need to stop in and check on my offshore bank accounts anyway - so I may be able to pop into the condo I keep down there. You might find it amusing to know that, In a strange coincidence, George Soros uses the same place I do to shield his money from the IRS.

    Oh wait, the first mate just stopped by and apparently the electrical engineer has put together a make-shift solution using a few of my rare gold coins and a piece of bubble gum.

    I'm flabbergasted!!! HOLY COW!!

    I love this paragraph in the Dem leadership's letter to Disney:

    http://reid.senate.gov/newsroom/record.cfm?id=262624&&year=2006&

    "The Communications Act of 1934 provides your network with a free broadcast license predicated on the fundamental understanding of your principle obligation to act as a trustee of the public airwaves in serving the public interest. Nowhere is this public interest obligation more apparent than in the duty of broadcasters to serve the civic needs of a democracy by promoting an open and accurate discussion of political ideas and events."

    Can you imagine if Republicans had implied such a threat to a major entertainment outlet over content that concerned political and historical interpretations in the context of televison drama!

    We're not talking about FCC regulations and fines over dropping the f-bomb or showing some nipple on a non-cable channel-- we're talking an implicit threat against the airing of intellectual content!

    Where's our free speech maven Olbermann now??!!

    I don't think the GOP could have written a better script here

    I hope they keep pushing this...maybe we will get some Dem dumb enough to introduce legislation to revoke ABC's federal broadcast license. That would be fun.

    "The Communications Act of 1934 provides your network with a free broadcast license predicated on the fundamental understanding of your principle obligation to act as a trustee of the public airwaves in serving the public interest. Nowhere is this public interest OBLIGATION more apparent than in the DUTY of broadcasters to SERVE THE CIVIC NEEDS OF DEMOCRACY by promoting an open and ACCURATE discussion of POLITICAL IDEAS AND EVENTS."

    So is Sen. Reid and company going to the arbiter as to who serves up "political ideas and events" accurately.... This is astounding!

    "I don't think the GOP could have written a better script here

    I hope they keep pushing this...maybe we will get some Dem dumb enough to introduce legislation to revoke ABC's federal broadcast license. That would be fun."

    Fun?!! It would be ?@!#! fantastic. Then the republicans can win the elections and they can pass that repeal of the estate tax and you can collect ALL the family money tax free instead of just the first measly few million!! All without lifting your fingers other than to type clever exposes of the lies of the deceitful, deplorable, infamous lefties. Yay!!!!

    great script indeed. the producer of this film is an evangelical who heads a foundation designed to train up film Jihadis to "Transform hollywood from within."

    And apparently they pulled down their website as the controversy arose to hide this connection! Neat! Not as neat as estate tax abolition, but neat nontheless.

    Some one please explain to me why Christian film Jihadis were so excited to make a movie about 9-11. Just big history buffs and fans of Clinton, perhaps?

    "Oh wait, the first mate just stopped by and apparently the electrical engineer has put together a make-shift solution using a few of my rare gold coins and a piece of bubble gum."

    Yeah, ha ha...your family could never afford that stuff, right? HA HA HA HA HA.

    Ah, your incessant mockery and fun loving nature just delights me, President Cox.

    Robert,

    Thank God I found this site. I have decided to take a year off from work and spend it here on your blog.

    W stands for Winner.