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    Olbermann Watch, "persecuting" Keith since 2004


    September 14, 2006
    COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN - SEPTEMBER 14, 2006

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

    Host: Keith Olbermann

    Topics/Guests:

    • ROBERT NOVAK SAYS RICHARD ARMITAGE DOWNPLAYED HIS ROLE IN THE CIA LEAK CASE: David Shuster, "Hardball" correspondent
    • SUMMER OF THE CELEBRITY BABY: Michael Musto, The Village Voice

    Keith Olbermann launched into his patter citing McCain, Graham, Warner, and Colin Powell. What a surprise. And he also previewed another unsavory serving of Matt Lauer's free PR for a convicted child abuser. But the lead story (#5 on the backwards broadcast) was about Republicans "spurning" the President:

    He made his case for legislation that would, among other things, rewrite a key provision of the Geneva Conventions known as Common Article 3...

    The Spin Starts Here. The legislation would not, and could not, "rewrite" the Geneva Convention. What it could, and would, do is define what practices are and are not cruel and inhumane treatment. Olby went on to quote Powell's statement that detailing, for the first time, which practices are covered would somehow put US troops at risk. Because our captured soldiers have always been treated in accord with the Geneva conventions. Or something.

    KO played a lengthy series of clips from today's Tony Snow press conference (the same presser that A-Mess-NBC passed on covering live in favor of updates and replays of the Lafave kerfuffle). Then it was on to complaints by the IAEA about a Congressman who happened to be--you guessed it!--a Republican.

    Oh no, it's Olbermann's Brain again. Craig Crawford, Countdown's Chortling Consultant, was giggling before Olby even asked one of his leading questions. Brain claimed that it was "strange" that the President didn't build more personal relationships on The Hill, as KO said if we "rewrite" the Geneva Conventions, then our enemies can do the same and torture our prisoners. Like, they don't? Then Krazy Keith asked of Bush:

    Did he just lose part of the Republican Party?

    Brain, of course, replied: "Y-e-e-e-s-s". Herr Olbermann blathered about a "slippery slope", Brain chuckled about "my way or the highway". After some chit-chat about UBL, KO amusingly asserted that he had been "inundated" with comments on his "special comment". Then, with the peculiar reasoning that only OlbyLogic can explain, he added:

    Given that the comment has now been viewed at least a quarter of a million times on one internet webset, website alone, we will be replaying the 9/11 comment in its entirety tomorrow night...

    If so many people can see it online any time they want, why is KO replaying it tomorrow night? Doesn't that make it something like a 250,001st rerun? Or has the collapse of his one-night ratings surge necessitated more truckling to the blue blogs? Krazy Keith also flogged his upcoming Today show appearance on Friday (usually the lowest-rated weekday edition, which shows good sense on somebody's part).

    After some bash-Bush clips from the late Ann Richards, Herr Olbermann led into the long-awaited first commercial break with teases for his revisionist Great Leak Case report and, naturally, Deborah Lafave! But the #4 story was preceded with "breaking news" about tainted spinach. Of course this news was introduced with a reference to Popeye.

    Next KO swerved into The Great Leak Case, insisting that the latest turn would not be "the final twist" in this example of how the adminsitration tries to "discredit its critics". Infamous quote-doctorer David Shuster said "many people believe" that Robert Novak was under "deeper investigation" than has been acknowledged, despite Novak's statement to the contrary. These "many people" are probably the same ones who convinced Slippery Shuster that "Karl Rove will be indicted", something Herr Olbermann took great care not to mention.

    In a classic example of Slippery's legal ignorance, he stated:

    But Novak was not cleared, and that suggests to a number of lawyers in this case that prosecutors had more problems with the actions of Bob Novak in this entire episode than they did with Richard Armitage.

    Stop the tivo! It is an established rule of law, courtesy of nine sages known colloquially as The Supremes, that the recipient of a leak who publishes it has committed no crime. He cannot be prosecuted for it! So what in the wide world of sports is Slippery Shuster talking about? He was triply discredited an hour ago. Now he is, what, quadruply discredited? Sounds about right.

    Slippery went on to talk about "the neocons in the White House", mentioning that Novak had been told he's not going to be charged in any of this. Stop the tivo again! Not two minutes ago Shuster was claiming Novak had not been cleared. Now he's saying the opposite. Quintuply discredited.

    A promo for an upcoming segment on Brittney Spears's spawn, then another fine, fine edition of "oddball" and more teases for Deborah Lafave. We skipped over that entire repellent spectacle, and not just because Dan Abrams had already replayed it over and over ad nauseam throughout the day. If we want to listen to the narcissistic ramblings of someone who preys on younger victims for sexual favors, we have the entire rest of the hour for that.

    The #2 story: the Canada school shooting, like the #3 story, a rerun (this time from ITV). Then the Anna Nicole Smith case, the "purported" (used twice) UK terror plot, and Harry Potter. The #1 story was about celebrity births, including a large helping of Cruise News! The creepy Michael Musto "joked" about babies without pupils and Fred Flintstone.

    NAME

    KO used the Media Matters Minute to again hype his Today show appearance and pimp his book: as we write it is #106 on amazon, while O'Reilly's latest tome, not even on the market yet, is #193. (OlbyLoons: just click on the image to your left to go directly to amazon where you can buy the book.) Michael Savage got a mention for some dumb comment about women in the US Senate. The winner was a College Republican club who organized a tag-like game where people "catch an illegal immigrant" and a test of marksmanship by firing at cardboard cutouts of Hillary and John Kerry. KO bellowed that this was "inducement to assassination". This obscure gang of young GOPers were slammed as "worst persons", while Keith has so little problem with a movie that depicts the killing of "Mister" Bush that he not only refuses to criticize it, he doesn't even report on it!

    NAME

    Among the quiescent canines, the most notable is Olby's careful avoidance of the poll numbers he trumpeted nightly when Bush's ratings were on the downslide. Today more polls show the Presidential approval numbers moving up, and one survey has the generic Congressional ballot choice (Dem/GOP) tightening to just three points. But none of this is news on Countdown, and won't be until the numbers start heading in the other direction. Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 4 [GUARDED].


    Posted by johnny dollar | Permalink | Comments (83) | | View blog reactions
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    KO is a dork.

    KO thinks the rest of us have no access to any news outside of his show.

    I'm surprised he would go anywhere near the leak case after all he's one of those who told how Rove was going to be indicted for it...hey maybe he'll admit he was wrong and tell Rove he's sorry for falsely accusing him for doing something he didn't do...No he wouldn't...that would be the actions of someone with class and KO has none.

    latest numbers...

    7PM - P2+ (25-54)
    FOX Report with Shepard Smith - 1,321,000 viewers (370,000)
    The Situation Room - 711,000 viewers (257,000)
    Hardball - 396,000 viewers (154,000)
    On the Money - a scratch with 96,000 viewers (a scratch with 35,000)
    Glenn Beck - 346,000 viewers (175,000)

    8PM - P2+ (25-54)
    O�Reilly Factor - 2,241,000 viewers (512,000)
    Paula Zahn Now - 695,000 viewers (265,000)
    Olbermann - 477,000 viewers (152,000)
    Fast Money - a scratch with 114,000 viewers (a scratch with 42,000)
    Nancy Grace - 602,000 viewers (219,000)

    Look at Becks numbers...I wonder how long before KO puts him on the Worst person list?

    Didn't Olby already name Beck as a WPITW? Well, even if Olby already did, he'll do it again in a New York minute.

    And Keith, even though you'll be rebroadcasting your pack-of-lies 9/11 "special comment," as usual, no one will be watching.

    Keith is god,, and Glen Beck belongs under a prison for his comments about killing Mike Moore.

    I forgot to mention that Olby will be pimping his week-old "special comment" on the Today show tomorrow. Matt Lauer will be conducting the interview. Olby has said that Meredith Vieira is crazy, so that should be interesting.

    Mlong

    He already has a few times before Beck's show even started.

    Hey while were putting up numbers from amazon.com a few minutes ago.

    Olby's book: #107 out since 9-11

    O'Reilly's book: #186 comming out 9-25

    Bill could and probably will pass Keith before Culture Warrior comes out.

    Wow! Dead Air on life support, Special Comments don't even make a dent in the ratings. And now Bill O'Reilly is about to run over Keith's book like a Locomotive! Damm no wonder Loons are going nuts!!!!!!!!!

    Yes ratings mean everything and Olive Garden is the best Italian food right ? I mean spaghetti O's sell more so that means that they are better than good Ital food ?

    Puck.. too many slapshots to the melon ? Bill O'lielly's viewers have a lot of time to read they are old and senile. That is why they watch Faux

    Ratings mean everything to Olby's bosses. Oh, I forgot - he answers to no one.

    He has the best ratings on the station,, try again.

    Great website.. SweetjesusIhatebilloreilly.com

    That's like saying you have the best deck chair on the Titanic.

    Nice Pavlov's dog shout out - like the comment posted on last night's show about KO's wacky fans reacting like Pavlov's dogs and posting book reviews when he cued them.

    Too bad the pretzel had an exit stragedy... would be nice if Bush had one.. damn pretzel.

    2 Quick Notes on today's broadcast:

    ** Keith Olbermann (commenting on the President's detainee interrogation plan), "I mean golly, if we rewrite the Geneva Convention, could not our enemies rewrite the Geneva Convention and torture our prisoners as they see fit?

    Say what!? Has Keith watched the Nick Berg video or any of the OTHER terrorist videos showing what the enemy does to it's prisoners!?

    ** Keith gave a brief mention about the death of Ann Richards.

    And how did he spend the time remembering her?? By using a clip from a speech she made taking shots at George Bush...bravo Keith, bravo!!

    Sept. 14 2006 nothing new from countdown just another days broadcast from the American communist party. it was a nice touch to have Mentioned the leader of the Catholic faith on his odball segment tho.

    Hey how many days in a row has KO been named Worst Lover In The World?


    Puck.. too many slapshots to the melon ? Bill O'lielly's viewers have a lot of time to read they are old and senile. That is why they watch Faux

    Posted by: Bill O'lielly at September 14, 2006 08:23 PM

    Man you libs picking on old senile people now. Race, age, gender discrimination. Bigotry thy name is LIBERAL.

    No, I liked the cute Popeye joke in the spinach e coli breakout story, in which it was mentioned that one person has recently died. Classy.

    It is not my fault that old people are seemingly unable to figure out a remote control and leave their TV on Faux after " Murder She Wrote " and ' Golden Girls ". Nothing wrong with being old,, however being old and senile usually leads one to being a strong GOP backer.

    It is not my fault that old people are seemingly unable to figure out a remote control and leave their TV on Faux after " Murder She Wrote " and ' Golden Girls ". Nothing wrong with being old,, however being old and senile usually leads one to being a strong GOP backer.

    It is not my fault that old people are seemingly unable to figure out a remote control and leave their TV on Faux after " Murder She Wrote " and ' Golden Girls ". Nothing wrong with being old,, however being old and senile usually leads one to being a strong GOP backer.

    It is not my fault that old people are seemingly unable to figure out a remote control and leave their TV on Faux after " Murder She Wrote " and ' Golden Girls ". Nothing wrong with being old,, however being old and senile usually leads one to being a strong GOP backer.

    It is not my fault that old people are seemingly unable to figure out a remote control and leave their TV on Faux after " Murder She Wrote " and ' Golden Girls ". Nothing wrong with being old,, however being old and senile usually leads one to being a strong GOP backer.

    And strong GOP backers go to the polls and vote, which is a problem for the liberals.

    It's not our fault that you liberals and socialists are seemingly unable to figure out a remote control and leave their TV on "will and Grace" or your personal favorite "Queer Eye for the straight(yeah right) Guy". Nothing wrong with being young,, however being young, gay, socialist and an olbermann defender usually leads to being a liberal democrat.

    Riverdog... please do us all a favor... throw a glass of your Jack Daniels on top of your computer, that or throw yourself in the tub with your desktop that you have confused with a desktop.

    damn I ruined the joke... I meant laptop.. You know us old folks have lapses.

    What did Bill O'lielly say after losing his virginity.........Get off me dad your crushing my
    cigarettes......

    I don't drink black jack anymore but I got the "joke" anyway. maybe you need to put the bong down and type with both hands and both brain cells. Besides I may not be the most eloquent and articulate writer here but I don't think that you have enough supporters on a site like this to ask me "to do us all a favor". You got a gopher in your pocket or something leftist?

    Another point: the big orange hypocrite notably made mention of a college republican club using pictures of pelosi for target practice and implied his outrage for simulating political assasination yet he conviently did not mention a Canadian film that actually has a graphic simulation of George Bush being assasinated. I guess in the insular liberal world only utltra liberal San francisco politcians matter. Hypocrisy is the party platform of the liberals.

    College Republicans sound like fun people. If they can impact 5% from the indoctrination then thats another nail in Socialist coffin. Little help here. Which college??

    scooter

    KO and his lunatic fans just love double-standards. They'd think nothing of using Bush/Cheney for target practice (real or via pictures) but how DARE someone do the same to any liberal politican!

    If they were Democrat cutouts? Were they shooting them in the back? Because of Kerry and Clinton cutouts and run strategy for defeat it should be backside targets.

    "Stop the tivo! It is an established rule of law, courtesy of nine sages known colloquially as The Supremes, that the recipient of a leak who publishes it has committed no crime. He cannot be prosecuted for it! So what in the wide world of sports is Slippery Shuster talking about?"

    Maybe Shuster was listening to the Republicans wanting to prosecute the NY Times and their reporters for reporting Bush's "secret" programs. I placed secret in parentheses because yuou could find out about it by doing a Google search before the NY Times ever mentioned it. Not to mention the right-wing WSJ beat the Times to the punch. But in right-wing spin land only the second person to report on a program commits treason.

    JD,

    Your work has been stellar over the past few months. You should consider writing a book. Of course, you would need to broaden the subject matter to reach a real audience -- most people have never heard of Keith.

    In left wing spin land Bush is the bad guy and Saddam and terrorists get the benefit of doubt.

    And Maryland liberals rejected Queasy Cantfoolme for the rich white candidate. How enlightened.LOL

    > You should consider writing a book. Of course, you would need to broaden the subject matter to reach a real audience

    Thanks, kfk, but there's no big trick to writing a book. I can just take all the stuff I've already done, reprint it in big type with very wide margins, then hire a ghost-writer to compose a few paragraphs of "new" material (and neglect to credit and/or pay him/her). As long as I have a low-rated spin show where I can pimp the book every night, plus a cadre of blue bloggers to flood amazon with 5-star reviews, I'll have a hit. At least until O'Reilly's book comes out.

    Someone mentioned this poll earlier (scroll down to see the poll -- it has Charlie Gibson's face on it):

    http://news.aol.com/entertainment/tv/dailypulse/091306/_a/who-would-you-rather-watch/20060913123109990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001

    They asked:

    How would you describe Keith Olbermann as a TV news broadcaster?

    The answer:

    I've never watched him 53%
    So-so 17%
    A train wreck 13%
    Good, but not great 12%
    Perfection 6%
    Total Votes: 65,311

    Olby would describe the numbers thusly: "Of those who watch the show, a whopping 37% consider me more or less perfect!"

    The rest of us would say: "More than half of respondents have never watched Olbermann. Of those who have, 63% consider Olbermann a "train wreck" or "so-so." Of note, Olbermann had the highest "never watched him" percentage.

    Of course, this AOL poll is not scientific. Perhaps the first clue is that the numbers add up to 101%. Someone should tell those idiots that rounding up can be a dangerous thing.

    Hey this olilley, (how original) First ratings don't mean a thing then "he has the best ratings"

    Does this guy drink Night Train or Cisco for breakfast?????????

    Okay worst persons, some republican club that shot at cardboard cutouts that was "inducement to assasination" and no mention of that dopey film up in Toronto.

    Does this guy take his viewers for chumps or what?????????

    Now this special comment replay is going to be over the weekend. Again, with the video flooded on the net this week. How many olby zombies will stop and cancel their plans to watch this? And for those people. Liberalism really is a mental disorder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Gee I hope they don't have him on the 9:00 a.m. hour thats when have the meltdown replay on msnbc.........Oh thats right, that disappeared.

    mlong,

    Glenn Beck is also repeated at 9 p.m. ET, so he's actually shown twice during prime time. He's been getting an equal number of viewers for that time as well, so with the two showings, he's up around 600K - 700K viewers per prime time night.

    He's shown again at midnight, but I've never seen ratings for him or anyone else whose program is shown after midnight.

    Robert,
    I noticed you have defended Bill "American WWII soldiers were war criminals" O'Reilly. Why am I not surprised? If that was all made up maybe you could explain this:
    O'REILLY: And in Malmedy, as you know, U.S. forces captured S.S. forces, who had their hands in the air. And they were unarmed. And they shot them down. You know that. That's on the record. Been documented.
    Here's the link:
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,197635,00.html
    That was the second time he said it. Why would Fox News lie on its transcript about what was said in order to make O'Reilly look bad?

    You are scum just like O'Loofah. You're an embarrassmnet to this country. You hate the troops and showed your true colors by defending the Nazis. Dead American soldiers who fought for your rights were defamed by the scumbag and you defend him with lies. Have you no shame? I'm glad you publicly took your stand on the side of the Nazis against the Americans. Now do like O'Loofah and apologize by trashing American soldiers some more.

    I noticed you have defended Bill "American WWII soldiers were war criminals" O'Reilly.
    **********************************************
    O'Reilly admitted the mistake and corrected it..it should be noted that Wesley Clark was on that program and he didn't catch the mistake either and also the night KO talked about it he spent the first part of his program trashing our troops in Iraq.

    Get some new material that one been worn pretty thin.

    "Get some new material that one been worn pretty thin."

    God almighty, yes! And when reading an exchange between Colbert and riverdog you'd swear it was a piece from The Onion!

    Missy..
    This is way off the topic of KO and Countdown but Glenn Beck is on CNN Headline News here in the extremely liberal San Fancisco bay area at 4 pm, 6pm and opposite KO at 9 pm. Maybe there are some ratings available for this area that would be of interest. Glenn Beck is terrific...funny, smart, controversial and outrageous at times but always with an interesting slant on current events. Anyway...kudos to CNN for taking a chance on Glenn Beck. It seems like a pretty gutsy move on their part.

    From my short time (month and a half) watching Uberman in his current barmy state, I?ve noticed he vindictively S-t-r-etches the truth quite a bit. But tonight he was just downright slanderous. After his little tirade on how the republicans are near a brutal civil war over defining article 3 of the Geneva Convention, He stated the following ?There Comes Word from Mr. Bush himself that He doesn?t even care if Osama Bin Laden is ever captured?.. And rambles on with eloquence of a horse butcher of how our commander in chief could care less about fighting terrorism in general. Since the grease spot in grey suit mentioned Fred Barnes, it particularly caught my interest since I read it earlier in the day. Here it is to display Mr. Uberman?s blatant slander: http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/012/696wnfcp.asp

    Other than that it?s pretty obvious that Neither Congress or the President have the power to ?rewrite? the Geneva Convention. Obviously he must be trying to frighten the old stoned hippie types into action.

    Das Ubermann was also good enough to remind us that there is ?still? a big hole in the ground in Manhattan since his mighty Churchill- like 9/11 speech(of course I mean Walt and not Winston). Evidently it?s the administrations fault that the hole is there and not the Al Qaeda scumbags.

    Ann Richards has still passed on, but not without a ?golden opportunity? for Keith to arrange for her to stick it to the man from beyond the grave via archive film footage. The loathsome ?Hot for Teacher? heading was back for a second night with story about the Florida teaching pedophile, showing once again how low Uberman can go.


    And finally, my favorite part ?spawn of celebrities? with Michael Musto. While it is true that Dan Quayle is no Jack Kennedy, it should be mentioned that Michael Musto is no Paul Lynde!! Or for that matter he isn?t even that bespectacled, oranged haired, sasquatch freak that Whoooopie Goldberg scabbed in for the new Hollywood squares. Obviously the producers picked him to be trite and witty in a Hollywood squares fashion with das Ubermann tossing up Peter Marshall style softballs for the effeminate Musto to mash outta the ballpark in sassy man-wench fashion. Before the homophobe sirens go off in some of your thick bolsevoi skulls, lets get something straight. What goes on in an adults bedroom goes on in an adult?s bedroom.. It?s neither mine or Pope?s business, but doesn?t this blatant and staged ?Hollywood squares/supposedly funny gay guy? moment annoy anyone. I mean there?s Musto in his pink shirt, bright blue sweater, big glasses(stolen from camp owner Morty in the movie Meatballs). Dude looks like a blatant sitcom stereotype to me. Does anyone besides me see a marketing ploy for a target audience here?

    From my short time (month and a half) watching Uberman in his current debauched state, I’ve noticed he vindictively S-t-r-etches the truth quite a bit. But tonight he was just downright slanderous. After his little tirade on how the republicans are near a brutal civil war over defining article 3 of the Geneva Convention, He stated the following “There Comes Word from Mr. Bush himself that He doesn’t even care if Osama Bin Laden is ever captured”.. And rambles on with eloquence of a horse butcher of how our commander in chief could care less about fighting terrorism in general. Since the grease spot in grey suit mentioned Fred Barnes, it particularly caught my interest since I read it earlier in the day. Here it is to display Mr. Uberman’s blatant slander: http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/012/696wnfcp.asp

    Other than that it’s pretty obvious that Neither Congress or the President have the power to “rewrite” the Geneva Convention. Obviously he must be trying to frighten the old stoned hippie types into action.

    Das Ubermann was also good enough to remind us that there is “still” a big hole in the ground in Manhattan since his mighty Churchill- like 9/11 speech(of course I mean Walt and not Winston). Evidently it’s the administrations fault that the hole is there and not the Al Qaeda scumbags.

    Ann Richards has still passed on, but not without a “golden opportunity” for Keith to arrange for her to stick it to the man from beyond the grave via archive film footage. The loathsome “Hot for Teacher” heading was back for a second night with story about the Florida teaching pedophile, showing once again how low Uberman can go.


    And finally, my favorite part “spawn of celebrities” with Michael Musto. While it is true that Dan Quayle is no Jack Kennedy, it should be mentioned that Michael Musto is no Paul Lynde!! Or for that matter he isn’t even that bespectacled, oranged haired, sasquatch freak that Whoooopie Goldberg scabbed in for the new Hollywood squares. Obviously the producers picked him to be trite and witty in a Hollywood squares fashion with das Ubermann tossing up Peter Marshall style softballs for the effeminate Musto to mash outta the ballpark in sassy man-wench fashion. Before the homophobe sirens go off in some of your thick bolshevik skulls, lets get something straight. What goes on in an adults bedroom goes on in an adult’s bedroom.. It’s neither mine or Pope’s business, but doesn’t this blatant and staged “Hollywood squares/supposedly funny gay guy” moment annoy anyone. I mean there’s Musto in his pink shirt, bright blue sweater, big glasses(stolen from camp owner Morty in the movie Meatballs). Dude looks like a blatant sitcom stereotype to me. Does anyone besides me see a marketing ploy for a target audience here?

    EnowAlready...
    There isn't much that one can add to your comments except to say "well done". I hadn't thought about the Hollywood Squares angle until you brought it up but I think you may have hit upon something there. It's amazing that you have only been watching KO and Countdown for 1-1/2 months and have summed it up perfectly.

    "Did he just lose part of the Republican Party?" He didn't lose them, just drove them farther and farther away.

    The part that BushCo is "re-writing" isn't being re-written so much as key parts regarding torture etc. are being ommitted. That counts as "clarification" in Bush-speak.

    The only reason Rove wasn't indicted was because Viveca Novak tipped off Rove's lawyer about descrepancies in Rove's timeline. Rove rushed back with BS to save his ass from Libby's fate.

    The host has a peculiar orange hue
    Keith's viewers only number a few
    With his apricot glow
    And his insipid show
    NBC ought to try something new


    I'm going to continue in the John-jon tradition, and phone it in.

    This is some uninspired crap. The paraphrasing lacks oomph, pizazz, etc. Word choice: poor, bland, dull. One might describe it as: poor, bland, dull.

    This sure is one hell of an unrequited man-crush. It must be so hard for you.

    BTW, is Robert Cox dead? Or are you the only one with a working copy and paste function on the computer.

    What I wonder, really, is when you have your final moment: when your life passes before your eyes — all the time you spent writing this poorly written drivel and pretending to enjoy to empty compliments of sycophants — is it going to feel worthwhile? This is what you spent your time doing?

    But then, if a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound?

    Ah, gotta love the libs. They declare "victory" and then walk away once they've been trounced because they KNOW we're right and they're dead wrong, as usual.

    Sarah, I hate to point out the obvious here but Olbermann is the king of "phoning it in" what with recycling old scripts for his "new" book and reairing taped segments of his show 3,4,5 times. But I'm not surprised you think "phoning it in" would be a good idea with Olbermann as your "inspiration". Really, you and him make this way too easy. But thanks for playing. It's so very amusing hearing your little diatribes.

    "What I wonder, really, is when you have your final moment: when your life passes before your eyes — all the time you spent writing this poorly written drivel and pretending to enjoy to empty compliments of sycophants — is it going to feel worthwhile? This is what you spent your time doing?"


    She has a point here.

    Sarah, you've really stuck a nerve with me about this.

    WHY am I wasting so much precious time on reading what really is poorly written and disingenuous drivel?!

    I don't know how to thank you, Sarah.

    You've made a relentless effort here at exposing how unworthy and what a waste of time some of this stuff is overall.

    I am hearing you now.

    I will no longer waste a minute reading your jealous and bitter prattle...

    Cecilia,

    This is Simple Sarah's finest work. I now believe she is a performance artist. I mean, how could someone believe this . . .

    "What I wonder, really, is when you have your final moment: [colon?] when your life passes before your eyes — all the time you spent writing this poorly written drivel and pretending to enjoy to [sic] empty compliments of sycophants — is it going to feel worthwhile?"

    . . . while posting poorly-written material on a blog about a lefty propagandist with a 0.3 rating? Mr Dollar is writing for the masses, and has a real following. He reaches thousands. Lowly Sarah is relegated to the "comments" section of a blog she hates! Sarah, I ask you, after you have eaten that last bean sprout and tofu sandwich and your intestinal obstruction is getting the best of you in the emergency room at hippy hospital, will you look back and rejoice at the time you spent harassing people on a blog you despise?

    "Lowly Sarah is relegated to the "comments" section of a blog she hates!"


    Kfk, I think the irony of Sarah castigating Johnny and Bob about their site, their skills, and their focus on an a guy who DOES have an MSNBC news show ....while she relentlessly focuses on THEM is an irony completely lost on her.

    I'm unsure if JD and Bob appreciate the importance Sarah accords them, but I'd wager they appreciate the irony...

    Sarah writes: "But then, if a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound" ?

    The answer is "yes". I was out cutting trees in the forest last weekend, and I heard them make noise when they fell.

    Colbert,

    Regarding the "Malmedy" issue, you ask "If that was all made up maybe you could explain this"

    Sure.

    Read this and get back to me:
    http://www.olbermannwatch.com/archives/2006/07/olbermann_defen.html

    Critics have called it "a meticulously researched, rock-solid debunking/rebuttal to MSNBC host Olbermann's slanderous claims on sister network NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" that Fox News' Bill O'Reilly "defended Nazis.""

    Lowly Sarah is relegated to the "comments" section of a blog she hates!"


    >Kfk, I think the irony of Sarah castigating >Johnny and Bob about their site, their skills, >and their focus on an a guy who DOES have an >MSNBC news show ....while she relentlessly >focuses on THEM is an irony completely lost on >her.

    True... It also it kind of like Johnny and Robert complaining about olbermann's relentless focus on O'Reilly, while being relentlessly focused on Olbermann

    Lowly Sarah is relegated to the "comments" section of a blog she hates!"


    >Kfk, I think the irony of Sarah castigating >Johnny and Bob about their site, their skills, >and their focus on an a guy who DOES have an >MSNBC news show ....while she relentlessly >focuses on THEM is an irony completely lost on >her.

    True... It also it kind of like Johnny and Robert complaining about olbermann's relentless focus on O'Reilly, while being relentlessly focused on Olbermann

    "True... It also it kind of like Johnny and Robert complaining about olbermann's relentless focus on O'Reilly, while being relentlessly focused on Olbermann "

    Then we're agreed.

    Countdown really is an MSNBC prime time infotainment show with the chief goal of critiquing Bill O'Reilly.


    What happened to Olbies looking into the "Alledged" British terror plot?
    The guy really needs a tin-foil hat.

    Johnny Dollar wrote:

    "This obscure gang of young GOPers were slammed as 'worst persons', while Keith has so little problem with a movie that depicts the killing of 'Mister' Bush that he not only refuses to criticize it, he doesn't even report on it!"

    You're calling the College Republican chapter at one of the largest public universities in the country "obscure"? I'm sorry, but that's just so ridiculous.

    As for this movie dust-up, let me ask you something J$ - have the rights to this British film been purchased by an American distributor? Will it be televised in the U.S. or shown at a major film festival inside this country?

    "Path To 9/11" was criticized because it was not accurate based on the evidence, and was televised on a major American network just two months before a Congressional election. This docudrama will air on a British television station far removed from the eyes of Americans. So quit the damn bitching about a non-story.

    "Nothing wrong with being old,, however being old and senile usually leads one to being a strong GOP backer."

    Yeah you know that staunch GOP backer, the AARP.

    Yup and being young ,ignorant , socialist and gay all lead to voting Democrat. No, really it actually does.

    Robert,
    Even if one accepts all your assumptions which are favorable to O'Reilly, it still doesn't make it okay. You didn't mention his response to the E-Mail where he lies about what he had said. His answer wasn't clear enough? It was clear to everyone what he said. Cleary wrong.
    You prove more than ever you're despicable. The events surrounding Malmedy aren't clear? You only quote the parts of the article and other sources that cast doubt on what happened. You fail to mention the parts of the article which prove Germans massacred Americans. It is a fact, not alleged or possible. We don't know why they massacred unarmed Americans. We know they did. You make sure to push that American soldiers during WWII were war criminals and deserved to be slandered so it's okay that O'Reilly was wrong. The American soldiers were evil so who cares about facts?
    O'Reilly clearly was saying American soldiers massacred S.S. troops at Malmedy. Why don't you go ask families of the American soldiers who were killed if that mistake was no big deal? If it doesn't matter?
    You are scum and your eagerness to defend someone who twice slandered American soldiers is despicable. Being a citizen of another country, I wouldn't expect you to care about this country or it's soldiers during WWII. But to defend someone who calls the war dead war criminals is unconscionable.

    You serve Colbert?

    Hey Colbert,
    Why doesn't Olbermann ever condemn Islamic groups like Hizballah, Hamas, Islamic Jiahd and Al-qaeda. He seems to be happy the US is losing the war. He's a sick deranged man!

    Hey Colbert,
    Why doesn't Olbermann ever condemn Islamic groups like Hizballah, Hamas, Islamic Jiahd and Al-qaeda. He seems to be happy the US is losing the war. He's a sick deranged man!

    Hey Colbert,
    Why doesn't Olbermann ever condemn Islamic groups like Hizballah, Hamas, Islamic Jiahd and Al-qaeda. He seems to be happy the US is losing the war. He's a sick deranged man!

    Colbert,

    My analysis of Olbermann's claims about O'Reilly regarding Malmedy stands on its own and is irrefutable so anything you have to say about other than "you are right and I am wrong" is of no interest.

    You say I am "despicable" for writing "The events surrounding Malmedy aren't clear".

    Whew! You really ARE an OlbyLoon aren't you? Are you aware that the I linked is the same article Keith cited on Countdown? Do you even read it? That article describes the event as "the so-called Malmedy Massacre", "few of these accounts are based on fact", "most are embellished and inaccurate", "It is unlikely that we shall ever know the precise sequence of events" and "The secret lies with the guilty and the dead". If you read it you will find that while there is no doubt that Germans killed Americans in Malmedy, it has never been firmly established what prompted the killings. Can you please square your absurd claims with the fact that Keith cited this article as HIS source?

    Regardless of what events led up to the killings there is no doubt that the event was reported as an atrocity in the American media, that the word got around among the U.S. forces, and that orders came down to U.S. troops which were, for all intensive purposes, authorization to carry out reprisal killings. And this was the point O'Reilly was attempting to make, albeit badly.
    Regarding the Sicily Campaign, my point was that O'Reilly need not have confined himself to alleged reprisal killings after the "Malmedy Massacre", that there are plenty of other instances out there were U.S. troops carried out atrocities during WWII, where the media knew about it and said nothing. And that was to O'Reilly's two points from the two shows: (1) that today's media is not on America's side in the war on terror or the war in Iraq; (2) that because there may have been atrocities committed at Haditha does not "prove" anything about the "stress" of our troops in Iraq because these types of things have happened in past U.S. wars. Now we can debate whether or not the media should be "objective" or take sides in a war but does anyone really doubt that if something like Abu Ghraib had happened during WWII that it would NOT have been reported by the American media? We can debate how common it has been for atrocities to be carried out by U.S. troops in past wars but there is no doubt that is has happened.

    I am not "pushing" that American soldiers during WWII were war criminals. Some of the people I referenced in Italy were tried for war crimes. One was convicted. None of the senior officers involved were ever tried (e.g. Patton) Since some soldiers did commit war crimes it is hardly "slander" to say so; and saying is not remotely close to saying "American soldiers were evil so who cares about facts?"

    Read this next sentence slowly. I do agree that O'Reilly clearly said American soldiers massacred S.S. troops at Malmedy" but I do NOT AGREE that "O'Reilly clearly was saying American soldiers massacred S.S. troops at Malmedy." Got that? This is because I believe O'Reilly misspoke. He got his facts wrong. And my analysis makes it quite clear that there is no way that he was attempting to claim that the U.S. soldiers killed at Malmedy were war criminals. When you look at the context of the discussion with Wes Clark you can see that it would not advance his argument at all to add this point. I am not going to rehash my entire post because folks can read that themselves.
    I think the real problem is that you Olbyloons don't appreciate the "nuance" of my post.

    As for the rest of your hysterics - "You are scum", "your eagerness to defend someone who twice slandered American soldiers is despicable", "to defend someone who calls the war dead war criminals is unconscionable", I think you are channeling your hero, Keith Olbermann.

    > As for this movie dust-up, let me ask you something J$ - have the rights to this British film been purchased by an American distributor?

    Let me answer you: yes.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/09/12/filmfest.president.reut/index.html

    Gabriel Range, the British producer/director/creator of "Death of a President," the fictional documentary that sight unseen became one of the most talked-about movies of the Toronto Film Festival, has sold U.S. distribution rights to Newmarket Films, which handled Mel Gibson's equally provocative movie "The Passion of the Christ."

    I just sent this to Drudge...up in my neighborhood.

    Sen. Hillary Clinton blasts Bush assassination film
    http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060916/UPDATE/609160394/1197/RSS01

    Wow. Who'd have thunk it? Krazy Keith is more deranged, one-sided, and extreme than Hillary!

    Olbermann is very much in tune with the majority of American citizens. Those who don't see this are either fooling themselves or simply tunnel-visioned to what's going on in this world.

    No, I think Olbermann and his ilk, the extreme left are still wildly out of touch with the average American. Polls may show disagreement with the war but at the end of the day, there is no way the Amercan public will turn over control to the extreme-leftists of this country. Don't confuse an unpopular war with policies overall. I realize that if you read only Democratic Underground, Huffington Post, and Daily Kos, not to mention watching Olby & Bill Maher and the like, that you are getting quite the "tunnelvision" of what the real world is like. But that doesn't mean it's a correct view.

    Drudge has now linked the Hillary story mentioned above. You vast right-wing conspiracy at work.

    Thanks to J$ for pointing out the Drudge link.

    It is nice to see that Keith is stirring up his critics. Much like stirring up the cock roaches by turning the lights on. The truth hurts doesn't it. Call Keith what you want but it is obvious that he has hit a button. Kind of like getting a little needle in the backside isn't it?

    We are not the extremists. Shame that the same cannot be said for the right wing extremist Christian fascists (did I really say that??). Paint us as you want to and have for the last years but it does not change the fact that it is the republicsns (with a small r) who have brought us fear, anger, and distrust.

    Like Keith say, "You owe us an apology." Shame that none will be coming.

    Henry, this is the wrong thread - try the one from 9/18.