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    Olbermann Watch, "persecuting" Keith since 2004


    September 18, 2006
    COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN - SEPTEMBER 18, 2006

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

    Host: Keith Olbermann

    Topics/Guests:

    • PRES. BUSH HEADED TO THE U.N.: Richard Wolffe, Newsweek

    In the opening spiel Keith Olbermann regurgitated one of his most demagogic, deceitful distortions. Clip of the President:

    It's unacceptable to think that there's any kind of comparison between the behavior of the United States of America and the actions of Islamic extremists who kill innocent women and children to achieve an objective.

    Then Olby:

    My "special comment" tonight, why, for that statement, the President owes an apology to this country. [1]

    The top story dealt with efforts at compromise over interrogation techniques, spun by the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann as an attempt to use methods "banned under the Geneva Conventions". Quote from Lindsay Graham over what Olby called "secret evidence", meaning that there is a reluctance to turn over classified intelligence to terrorists. A clip from Bush's address regarding literacy.

    The Wolffe Man said negotiations on interrogations are "intense", KO again lied by talking about "rewriting" Common Article 3, so Wolffie could gush over McCain, Warner, and Lindsay Graham. Keith wondered if "Mister" Bush had "any credibility left"; the Newsweek pen pusher predicted a "cool" response at the UN.

    Then Olby said there is another element in all this:

    ...getting "Mister" Bush to apologize, to you and to me, for what he said about this debate last Friday.

    Then KO read off--again!--the President's "unacceptable" quote that he had just played minutes before, adding:

    ...that phrase, "it's unacceptable to think", running contrary to everything in this country's past. The President owes us an apology. A "special comment", tonight, later on Countdown. [2]

    Not even ten minutes into the hour, and he's already teased it twice! After all, rerunning his last "special comment" did so well for him on Friday that he went from fourth place to...fourth place! A mention of Al Gore's upcoming book. If he runs true to OlbyForm, when it hits the book stores Gore will suddenly start doing "special comments" every other night to try to get its amazon rankings up.

    In the #4 slot, the Papal controversy, conveniently relegated to a recycled NBC report. After another tease for his "special comment" [3] came tonight's Emmy-worthy edition of "oddball", followed by--what else?--another plug for the s.c. [4]. Two kidnappings were in the #3 position; taped reports gave the details, and Keith gave "great thanks" to the machine that played the video. Oh, and did you know Olby was giving a "special comment" tonight? Just in case you didn't, there was another tease [5].

    #2: Pandas (another rerun from NBC), Anna Nicole Smith, Willie Nelson, Pete Rose, and--would you believe it?--another promo for the s.c. [6]. Then, after holding off until the last possible Nielsen minute, the discredited sports guy finally permitted the world to hear his latest desperate plea for relevance. Here is Herr Olbermann's rambling, nine-minute jeremiad, in its entirety:

    The President of the United States owes this country an apology. It will not be offered, of course. He does not realize its necessity.

    There are now none around him who would tell him or could. The last of them, it appears, was the very man whose letter provoked the President into the conduct, for which the apology is essential. An apology is this President's only hope of regaining the slightest measure of confidence, of what has been, for nearly two years, a clear majority of his people. Not "confidence" in his policies nor in his designs nor even in something as narrowly focused as which vision of torture shall prevail -- his, or that of the man who has sent him into apoplexy, Colin Powell.

    In a larger sense, the President needs to regain our confidence that he has some basic understanding of what this country represents -- of what it must maintain if we are to defeat not only terrorists, but if we are also to defeat what is ever more increasingly apparent, as an attempt to re-define the way we live here, and what we mean, when we say the word "freedom". Because it is evident now that, if not its architect, this President intends to be the contractor, for this narrowing of the definition of freedom.

    The President revealed this last Friday, as he fairly spat through his teeth, words of unrestrained fury directed at the man who was once the very symbol of his administration, who was once an ambassador from this administration to its critics, as he had once been an ambassador from the military to its critics.

    The former Secretary of State, Mr Powell, had written, simply and candidly and without anger, that "the world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism." This President's response included not merely what is apparently the Presidential equivalent of threatening to hold one's breath, but within it contained one particularly chilling phrase.

    Reporter: Mr. President, former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism. If a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former secretary of state feels this way, don't you think that Americans and the rest of the world are beginning to wonder whether you're following a flawed strategy?

    Bush: If there's any comparison between the compassion and decency of the American people and the terrorist tactics of extremists, it's flawed logic. It's just -- I simply can't accept that. It's unacceptable to think that there's any kind of comparison between the behavior of the United States of America and the action of Islamic extremists who kill innocent women and children to achieve an objective.

    Of course it's acceptable to think that there's "any kind of comparison". And in this particular debate, it is not only acceptable, it is obviously necessary. Even if Mr. Powell never made the comparison in his letter.

    Some will think that our actions at Abu Ghraib, or in Guantanamo, or in secret prisons in Eastern Europe, are all too comparable to the actions of the extremists. Some will think that there is no similarity, or, if there is one, it is to the slightest and most unavoidable of degrees. What all of us will agree on, is that we have the right -- we have the duty -- to think about the comparison.

    And, most importantly, that the other guy, whose opinion about this we cannot fathom, has exactly the same right as we do: to think -- and say -- what his mind and his heart and his conscience tell him, is right.

    All of us agree about that. Except, it seems, this President.

    With increasing rage, he and his administration have begun to tell us that we are not permitted to disagree with them, that we cannot be right. That Colin Powell cannot be right. And then there was that one, most awful phrase.

    In four simple words last Friday, the President brought into sharp focus what has been only vaguely clear these past five-and-a-half years, the way the terrain at night is perceptible only during an angry flash of lightning, and then, a second later, all again is dark. "It's unacceptable to think," he said.

    It is never unacceptable to think. And when a President says thinking is unacceptable, even on one topic, even in the heat of the moment, even in the turning of a phrase extracted from its context, he takes us toward a new and fearful path -- one heretofore the realm of science fiction authors and apocalyptic visionaries.

    That flash of lightning freezes at the distant horizon, and we can just make out a world in which authority can actually suggest it has become unacceptable to think. Thus the lightning flash reveals not merely a President we have already seen, the one who believes he has a monopoly on current truth. It now shows us a President who has decided that of all our commanders-in-chief, ever, he alone has had the knowledge necessary to alter and re-shape our inalienable rights.

    This is a frightening, and a dangerous, delusion, Mr. President. If Mr. Powell's letter -- cautionary, concerned, predominantly supportive -- can induce from you such wrath and such intolerance, what would you say were this statement to be shouted to you by a reporter, or written to you by a colleague?

    "Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government." Those incendiary thoughts came, of course, from a prior holder of your job, Mr. Bush. They were the words of Thomas Jefferson. He put them in the Declaration of Independence.

    Mr. Bush, what would you say to something that antithetical to the status quo just now? Would you call it "unacceptable" for Jefferson to think such things, or to write them?

    Between your confidence in your infallibility, sir, and your demonizing of dissent, and now these rages better suited to a thwarted three-year old, you have left the unnerving sense of a White House coming unglued--a chilling suspicion that perhaps we have not seen the peak of the anger; that we can no longer forecast what next will be said to, or about, anyone who disagrees.

    Or what will next be done to them.

    On this newscast last Friday night, Constitiutional law Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University, suggested that at some point in the near future some of the "detainees" transferred from secret CIA cells to Guantanamo, will finally get to tell the Red Cross that they have indeed been tortured. Thus the debate over the Geneva Conventions might not be about further interrogations of detainees, but about those already conducted, and the possible liability of the administration for them.

    That, certainly, could explain Mr. Bush's fury. That, at this point, is speculative. But at least it provides an alternative possibility as to why the President's words were at such variance from the entire history of this country. For, there needs to be some other explanation, Mr. Bush, than that you truly believe we should live in a United States of America in which a thought is unacceptable.

    There needs to be a delegation of responsible leaders -- Republicans or otherwise -- who can sit you down as Barry Goldwater and Hugh Scott once sat Richard Nixon down - and explain the reality of the situation you have created. There needs to be an apology from the President of the United States. And more than one.

    But, Mr. Bush, the others -- for warnings unheeded five years ago, for war unjustified four years ago, for battle unprepared three years ago -- they are not weighted with the urgency and necessity of this one. We must know that, to you, thought with which you disagree -- and even voice with which you disagree and even action with which you disagree -- are still sacrosanct to you.

    The philosopher Voltaire once insisted to another author, "I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write." Since the nation's birth, Mr. Bush, we have misquoted and even embellished that statement, but we have served ourselves well, by subscribing to its essence. Oddly, there are other words of Voltaire's that are more pertinent still, just now.

    "Think for yourselves," he wrote, "and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too."

    Apologize, sir, for even hinting at an America where a few have that privilege to think and the rest of us get yelled at by the President.

    Anything else, Mr. Bush, is truly unacceptable.

    The same twisting of words and semantic tricks of last Friday made no more sense when delivered by Reverend Olbermann from his pompous pulpit. Hyperbole ("spat through his teeth") does not equal credibility. No amount of semantic hanky-panky and selective editing can transform a simple colloquialism into some sort of clarion call for totalitarianism. Smugness ("Mister" Bush), phony outrage ("frightening", "dangerous"), and stale guilt-by-association smears ("Richard Nixon") do not make for heroic journalism. They are the tools of demagogues, tricksters, and propagandists. And they are at heart un-American, as is Herr Olbermann's "special comment".

    NAME

    Pimping his book the book that bears his name was Job One in the "worst person" spot. John Boehner (R) got attacked in this "nonpartisan" segment, as did a Halliburton subsidiary. A piece by the writer of ABC's 9/11 miniseries exposed again many of the lies Krazy Keith told about it, but it got no mention. Olby spiked any report on the investigation into Sen Menendez (D); ditto the racial slurs posted on the campaign website of Ben Cardin (D). On The Hour of Spin KO protects his party's candidates. Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 11 [DANGER!]

    UPDATE: Keith put the text up on his blog.

    UPDATE: Olbershere Roundup

    The OlbyLoons:

    "The man deserves a Medal of Freedom"

    - 2 political junkies

    "Oh my yes"

    - Relevant Torture

    "bravo to Olbermann for standing up to this bully once more"

    - impolitical

    "one of the precious few decent, honest voices in the American broadcast media today"

    - Bob Geiger

    "another stunning special comment tonight"

    - Crooks and Liars

    "Olbermann Is Our Hillbilly Of The Week For His Commentary"

    - Hillbilly Report

    "Keith Olbermann may have saved the life of America last night"

    - Lean Left

    "Keith Olbermann is a hero. Simple as that"

    - Shakespeare's Sister

    "Go send Keith some love"

    - Brilliant at Breakfast

    "He's doing it again"

    - Jesus' General

    "I wonder if I can get Keith Olbermann from Netflix..."

    - Daily Kos

    "We need a few more Keith Olbermann’s in the media"

    - Democratic Daily

    "Olbermann spanks Bush"

    - The Left Coaster

    "another poignant moment in television history"

    - TPM Cafe


    ===============

    Clear-Thinkers:

    "an over-the-top demand for an apology from President Bush"

    - Newsbusters

    "If this were Showtime at the Apollo Olbermann would have had his ass chased off the stage a long time ago."

    - 186k Per Second

    "I thought Olbermann had reached the nec plus ultra of nastiness with his suggestion a couple weeks ago that the Bush administration represented "a new type of fascism."  I might have been wrong."

    - Newsbusters

    "I couldn't make this up"

    - National Review Media Blog

    "Let's just say if this was a Tom Jones concert and Olbermann was Jones and the left-wing blogs were fans in the audience, they would be throwing their underwear at him."

    - Hot Air

    "Olberman, languishing in late-night TV hell for quite a while, has finally found a schtick which works. Inflammatory and hateful speech, usually inaccurate, which is satisfying to a certain segment of the population and helpful to his ratings. Propaganda 101. Find out what the public wants to hear and give it to them. And it is to that particular segment to which he's aimed his screeds. "

    - Q & O

    "let's not get all giddy over Mr. Olbermann's 'bravery' at 'speaking truth to power'. Bravery requires risk, and, as Mr. Olbermann knows to a certainty, he risks nothing."

    - Q & O


    Posted by johnny dollar | Permalink | Comments (144) | | View blog reactions

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    2 hours and 7 minutes before the God that is KO takes the airwaves.

    pimping books "...just happens to coincide with the availability of a certain book"

    Hmmm let me think:

    John Gibson - "War on Christmass"
    Bill O'Reilly - "Factor for Kids"
    Sean Hannity - "Deliver us from Evil"

    Yea, don't want to pimp any books on your own tv show. And, don't tie it into to the season or political event ie. Christmas or war.

    Olby hasn't blogged regularly in months. He has rarely offered commentary as long as he has been on the air. He does so regularly now - what a coincidence that "his" book is out! Granted, his blogs are repeats of his lame, lying commentaries, but it's happening on a regular basis, as in weekly. Hmmmm....

    Terri no matter how hard you and Olby try to spin this, there is absolutely no denying that in over a year, the man did not make a single editoral comment on his broadcast since his rant on Hurricane Katrina. How many has he made in the past three weeks? Gee. When was his book released? Why the week before Olby began his rants. Coincidence? I don't think so.

    But I'll tell you one thing. At least Hannity, Gibson & O'Reilly can make it to the top of the NY Times Best Seller list and STAY there.

    Olby has to call DU and other blue blogs to his rescue. That should tell you everything you need to know.

    Janeane and Rosie are his big fans
    They buy their clothing at the large mans
    Keith is their leader
    Chief bottom feeder
    They're eating dinner at the Sheehan's

    Well if 3 "special comments" haven't worked to boost his ratings or keep his book up in the top 50 for more than a day then the forth time has to work... right?

    Another drug-induced "Special Comment" from the vile man-boy himself....I imagine the unemployable cretins at DU will be hitting the bong in their parents basement at about 8:30 in preparation of this douchebags words of "wisdom".

    An interesting poll last week at AOL which sought to "grade" various news personalities revealed the following about douchebag.....60% of respondents don't know who Olbermann is.....70% of the remainder think Olbermann is a "miserable failure"...while a minute 3% think Olbermann is "the new Edward R. Murrow...speaking "truth to power""

    Dan Abrams should take note that Countdown is, without question, a biased, unentertaining show watched by what is unarguably the least educated, most morally and ethically bankrupt people in society.

    As Keith goes to the "special" yet again I put up a new poll especially for tonight's special comment: Who will Keith quote in tonight's "special comment"?

    ====================

    Here are the results from last night's poll:

    Question: Who would you most like to see Keith debate on Countdown?

    Christopher Hitchens 57% (78 votes)
    Fred Barnes 15% (21 votes)
    John Stossel 21% (29 votes)
    Geraldo Rivera 5% (8 votes)

    Look who's fourth of four in the 8 p.m. time slot for last Friday? You're stumped, I know.

    http://insidecable.blogsome.com/2006/09/18/fridays-numbers-18/#more-3277

    The Guadian

    Revealed: the tough interrogation techniques the CIA wants to use
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1874823,00.html

    - induced hypothermia
    - forcing suspects to stand for prolonged periods
    - sleep deprivation
    - a technique called "the attention grab" where a suspect's shirt is forcefully seized
    - the "attention slap" or open hand slapping that hurts but does not lead to physical damage
    - the "belly slap"
    - sound and light manipulation

    THIS is what the arguing is all about? You have GOT to be kidding me.

    Listen up you Right-Wing extremists...and listen closely to Keith Olbermann's special comment at the end of his show today where he will sum up the belief of ALL OF US on the Left.

    He will comment on Mr. Bush's statement last week and put him in his place.

    I'll give you a brief overview:

    * Keith, "Mr. Bush, you are wrong. In fact, it IS ACCEPTABLE to think that there's a comparison between the behavior of the United States of America and the actions of Islamic Extremists who kill innocent women and children to achieve an objective."

    Do you get it Republicans???

    We ALL on the Left know full well that the actions of the U.S. (namely the Military, CIA and FBI) are equivalent to the actions of Islamic extremists. There is no difference. We ALL on the Left told you this during Vietnam and now we ALL on the Left are telling you again...and our hero Keith Olbermann is pointing this out time and again.

    For fun, I went over to Blogpulse and plugged in Keith Olbermann, Bill O'Reilly and George Bush

    http://blogpulse.com/trend?query1=Keith+Olbermann&label1=Keith+Olbermann&query2=Bill+O%27Reilly&label2=Bill+O%27Reilly&query3=George+Bush&label3=George+Bush&days=180&x=33&y=19

    You will see two rather large spikes (one for the Rummy Rant and one for the 9/11 Rant) for KO which explains his new found fascination with "special comments".

    Today, during Hardball, I saw a promo for Countdown that actually said something like Keith's special comments always make news. That's funny, I thought Keith's job was to REPORT the news.

    Remind me and I will check this blogpulse chart after he have made his 10th special comment and we will see how the trend line looks and compare it to his ratings trend line - and, if I can get it, his book sales trends line.

    Quoting Bob:

    "The Guadian

    Revealed: the tough interrogation techniques the CIA wants to use
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1874823,00.html

    - induced hypothermia
    - forcing suspects to stand for prolonged periods
    - sleep deprivation
    - a technique called "the attention grab" where a suspect's shirt is forcefully seized
    - the "attention slap" or open hand slapping that hurts but does not lead to physical damage
    - the "belly slap"
    - sound and light manipulation

    THIS is what the arguing is all about? You have GOT to be kidding me."

    That sounds more like college than interrogation!

    That article from the UK guardian concerning "torture" sounds like nothing worse than boot camp and SERE training to me.

    Well, if you Lefties have appointed one person to speak for you, I'll just call you "sheeple." People who claim someone else speaks for them are lazy, stupid, unimaginative and not willing to take responsibility for their own actions or decisions.

    Yup, sounds like a liberal to me. Typical Olbyloon.

    Brandon,

    I don't keep track of his special comments. You may be correct that his comments began with Katrina...is that relevent? You may be correct that in 3 weeks he has made many comments...maybe he got the green light to editorialize more often or maybe he was encouraged by MSNBC. Who knows. What is not happening is Special Comment = Promoting Book. What is happening is Olbermann popularity = Book Deal. I will agree that it is "possible" that his remarks are to boost his book sales, though not "probable."

    My observation is that his remarks are most probably in response to viewer emails, media coverage of his remarks (including blogs), and ratings. People do not have to agree with him for his remarks to become conversation at the water cooler. People talk, his ratings go up. People like him and his comments (or hate both), his ratings go up. (i.e. Ann Coulter)I am sure MSNBC is way more concerned about his ratings than his book sales. Although his book sales can effect ratings (like his book or hate it).

    What will not effect either ratings or book sales is apathy about Keith, his show or his book. As this web site proves - people are not apathetic about Olbermann. In fact, this web site will probably improve both his book sales and his ratings:-)

    The man has a book. Big deal. He promo's it on his show. Again, big deal. All the talking heads and their guests have a book out. That is my point. They all flog the books on their own shows and the guests flog their books when they are guests.

    Every night for weeks on end? He's been flogging it intermittently for months since he announced it. Now he's on a non-stop pimp-fest for 3 weeks. Now he's reading reviews. Please.

    ssssshh please be quiet god is about to speak. This time about our pathetic POS POTUS.. damn pretzel.

    Terri, the facts speak for themself. He did ONE, ONE special comment in 2005. It was about Hurricane Katrina. He's done how many in the past three weeks? And those weeks would just happen to coincide with the week before his book was published, the week the book was published, and the week after the book was published. So we're to believe, by using your oh-so-flawed logic, that he had nothing at all to say about THIS president and this administration for an entire year until just as it so coincidentally happened it came time for his book to be published? I have some swampland in Florida I'd like to sell you. You seem like just the gulliable buyer I've been looking for.

    And isn't it interesting that very similarly worded pleas appeared at KO fan sites and liberal/lefty websites and blogs telling people that KO's job was in peril and that people needed to "support him" that came complete with the list of every key contact person at MSNBC, along with a link to his book on Amazon.

    Face it sister, you've been had and had good by the huckster that is Keith Olbermann.

    he read reviews of his book on-air? You've got to be kidding me. From who exactly? The people who admitted that they didn't read the book on Amazon?

    Hey Bob--is there anything we can do to have those reviews removed at Amazon from the dumb twits who admitted they didn't read the book but gave it a high-rating anyway?

    Brandon what about the people who have writter reviews if Man Cu--ler's book before the vile crap is published ?

    Brandon what about the people who have writter reviews if Man Cu--ler's book before the vile crap is published ?

    He read a review from the NYT.

    Brandon what about the people who have writter reviews if Man Cu--ler's book before the vile crap is published ?

    It is unacceptable to think that comments are special when you "special comments" every night.

    Every night.. I am sorry that Bill O'lielly is unable to write a special comment.

    Keith takes the President's comment "It's unacceptable to think that there's a comparison between the behavior of the United States of America and the actions of Islamic Extremists who kill innocent women and children to achieve an objective" and shortens it to "It's unacceptable to think"

    Well...I can do Keith one better.

    President Bush said, "It's unacceptable"

    Wrong!!!

    It IS acceptable.

    Take that!!!

    Mr. Bush, you owe me an apology!!! Everything IS acceptable and for you to say that "It's unacceptable" is OUTRAGEOUS!

    Apologize Sir.

    The comments not so special any more when you make them ALL THE TIME, I agree. I love how CD is using the dramatic camera-switch-for-emphasis thing again. How high-school AV class-ish.

    god junior is now on scarborough country.. Bill Maher is what most of what you folks want to be. Rich and getting tail from good looking gals all the time all the while he is smart enough to not believe in any religion. Bill is GOD.

    Maher's brightest moment was when he guest starred on an episode of Married With Children as a game show host...it's been downhill for him ever since. He's a Liberal poor man's Dennis Miller.

    Dennis Miller ? Is he still in show business ?

    How many gods do you worship, O'Lielly?

    I worship Olbermann, Maher, Jon Stewart, Hillary Clinton, and Teddy Kennedy.

    In that order.

    Well there is no god, so the answer would be zero. Anyone who iritates rightwingers like KO and BM do are certainly higher on the evolutionary growth process than the rest of us.

    O'Lielly = ISpeakForTheLeft?

    Bill Maher is what most of what you folks want to be. Rich and getting tail from good looking gals
    ***************************************************
    Wasn't he being sued for smacking his last girlfriend around?

    As for the "special comment"..same B.S.from KO as the last 3.

    Any bets on how long in will be before Olbermann screws up and refers to "special projects" instead of "special comment"?

    I think MSNBC would be better off marketing Countdown as a reality show for the mentally insane. "One orange mann, one news desk. Watch as he melts down to a slick of orange goo on 'Countdown to Insanity' 8 pm ET/ 7 pm CT."

    Then why do you refer to Olby as "God" and Bill Maher as "god fr."? You are contradicting yourself with your own statement.

    No,, I am not a leftist... I am totally against a lot of things the left embraces... I am against abortion. for closing the borders and expelling illegal aliens.. against racial quotas..against increased welfare for mothers who have more children out of wedlock. I embrace personal responsibility and doing what is best for the entire country.

    god jr. that is, sorry.

    If O'Lielly believes as I and ALL others on the Left do that there IS A COMPARISON between the behavior of the United States of America (namely the Bush Administration, Republicans, and EVERYONE in the Military, CIA and FBI) and the actions of Islamic Extremists who kill innocent women and children to achieve an objective...then yes...we could be the same person.

    The same in the sense that we both have nothing but disgust for this country (namely the Bush Administration, Republicans, and EVERYONE in the Military, CIA and FBI).

    Anon.. I refer to them as gods because believers are upset when someone proclaims someone as god that they disagree with.

    Brandon,

    It is clear that you did not comprehend my remarks. You did not address the point. You use the phrase "oh-so-flawed logic" as if you understand the concept.

    Brandon said: "So we're to believe, by using your oh-so-flawed logic, that he had nothing at all to say about THIS president and this administration for an entire year until just as it so coincidentally happened it came time for his book to be published?"

    I didn't say Keith had nothing to say for a year. I said, "maybe he got the green light to editorialize more often or maybe he was encouraged by MSNBC."

    But again I will bring you back to the original point that you cannot understand. His Special Comments generate ratings which generate book sales. His Special Comments do not generate book sales directly - regardless of when he began making them. If he didn't have a perspective or a strong point of view (agree with him or not), and if it were not informative or entertaining OR outragous to some - MSNBC would not be giving him the airtime. The book sales are a side issue, a perk for him. Cross Promoting.

    Dan Abrams promotion probably has more impact on show content than Keith's book.

    I speak nice try... I have tremoundous respect for the men and women who serve this country. They are doing what they are paid and trained for. It is not thier fault that they are thrown into a war that they are not allowed to win because of the incompetence of this administration. Yes I hate this POS POTUS.. If the pretzel stayed lodged we would be in a far better place. Also I have nothing at all against the FBI or the CIA. I do nothing to worry about in my life,, they can tap my phones, they can read my e-mails. However I sure wish we would embrace conversation with our enemies more than we embrace attacking the wrong country, Oh ,and I supported the war against Afghanistan. So try your pigeonholing on someone else.

    Complete and utter propaganda by KO. You take a few words out of a long sentence. You use them completely out of context to distort reality and sway people to your point of view. That's all this ridiculous "special comment" was.

    Perhaps KO learned his propaganda tricks from the masters of it. That would be the same people he saluted with his Bill O'Reilly mask.

    I fully agree, O'Leilly.

    When we ALL ON THE LEFT finally take power in '06 and '08 then we will open a dialogue with Al-Qaeda.

    We need to understand why their God wants them to kill all of us infidels (anyone not adhering to their brand of Islam) and then and only then we we realize that it is OUR fault and we pushed them into this action. And when we finally lay down our arms against them and it finally leads to our ultimate demise, then we will be free.

    Our mantra (ALL OF US ON THE LEFT) in the coming elections will be

    * Al-Qaeda HAS rights!
    * We stood up for the rights of Al-Qaeda when the Republicans did not!
    * Democrats for dialogue with Al-Qaeda!

    Ol Ferret Face's ego seems about as ready to bust as boil on a bull rider's ass. He is just so full of himself I almost think he envisions himself wearing brigh red tights and a cape flowing in the wind and the golden late afternoon sun highlighting his finely chiseled features when he gives his liberal sermon. Olbermann laughingly distorts the President's statements and position, insults him vigorously and then has the audacity to think (there is that damn phrase again)that for a moment if the leader of the free world even new who he was would give him an apology. More like Bush would give him a boot in his ass. Yes the mad, mad self indulged , self worshipping Olbermann in his delusions of grandeur and greatness has the audacity to actually scold the President of the United States on national TV. Good job Moron.
    Who are you speaking too Olbermann and who exactly are you speaking for? To quote the famous liberal quote "not in my name". I for one Mr. Olbermann do not care one iota about your anti- Bush rant. What are you trying to get out of your little scolding of the President? a date with Maureen Dowd? Maybe dinner and a movie with Howard Dean or just an audience with John Kerry? While you go and on with so many words, so many trite little badgerings of "this president" why don't you quit flogging the public with words Olbermann and just cut to the chase and say it. "I Kieth Olbermann master of the universe and of all things liberal and progressive do hereby solmenly swear that I hate George Bush, all that he says, all that he represets and all that he does. Cut the BS olby, cut all the big pedantic words( we know you have a thesaurus), cut all the heroic liberal theatrics and just come out and tell us that you hate Bush and if we don't we are just plain stupid. Who are you trying to convince olby us illiterate hicks out here in TV land or yourself? We ( and you) know that you are trying to make yourself the new hero, the new Nero of the looney left.
    Tomorrow it is rumored that Kieth OIlbermann will speak from a marble pedestal in flowing white robes and a gold leaf tiara in his hair. He will be surrounded by liberal luminaries ( dim bulbs?) and many of his cultlike followers . It is expected his speech will actually channel the ghosts of Edward R Murrow and Joseph Stalin , and will actually have Micheal Moore's fat sweaty hand inserted into his ass. he expected to demand an apology from George Bush for calling terrorists " the enemy" and actually having the sheer audacity to try and win the war against these poor poor terrorists , He will cite his previous "I need an apology " speech and continue on suggesting that Bush in pennance actually be flogged in the Rose Garden by shirtless black hooded Teddy Kennedy in his interpetation of the executioner in the movie Braveheart. Refreshemnts to follow after which Mr Olbermann will be signing his autobiography and exposing his raw red rump for kisses and adoration from his doting public.
    When asked about this plan President Bush asked "Olbermann,I don't need no stinkin' Olbermann."

    Hey olbermann still no real guests, no opposition and nothing new. And in regard to your " I need an apology" speech all I can say is that it is YOU who need to apologize to the leader of the free world for your blatant and undoubtedly free advertisement for every far left liberal progressive democrat kook that ever shook a copy of the communist manifesto at George Bush.
    Not in my name olbermann, not in my name!

    I notice something..ever since KO began these "special comments" against Bush,The President's poll numbers have gone up while KO ratings have stayed the same or gone down....maybe this a Karl Rove stunt!...man is he good or what? :)

    mlong said: "I notice something..ever since KO began these "special comments" against Bush,The President's poll numbers have gone up while KO ratings have stayed the same or gone down..."

    That is giving Keith more credit for power than any Lefty would give him. The poll numbers are attributed to Bush giving major speeches and press confrences. Ratcheting up the fear factor. Iran. Mid term election stuff. It's politics.

    Bush is just ratcheting up the fear so that the Right-Wing extremists change the Constitution and elect him again in '08...and even if he doesn't get elected again, we ALL ON THE LEFT know that he is a fascist dictator and will just stay in power (because if he leaves office at the end of his 2nd term, then ALL OF US ON THE LEFT who continue refer to him as a dictator will be shown to be morons.)

    ** Democrats in '06...standing up for the rights of Al-Qaeda!! **

    So... I don't get it. To the Republicans, it IS unacceptable to think? In a country where you have the freedom to say whatever you want pretty much, it is unnaceptable to think?

    I mean seriously, I don't care what your thought it is, wrong or right, in this country everybody has the freedom to think. It is NEVER unacceptable to think.

    Ryan, you got it wrong...he didn't say "it's unacceptable to think"

    Mr. Bush said, "It's unacceptable"

    And he is wrong.

    EVERYTHING is acceptable.

    and now for my second favorite left wingnut the charming and seductive Bill Maher. Yes Maher came clean the other night on one of his many appearences pushing his new show on HBO. Now we all know of Maher's acerbic and snide whit have made him the darling of the drug addled and self infalted left. But he actuayly came out ad admitted his love for lysergic . yes the good ol religious experinece inducing LSD-25. First synthesized in Sandoz labratories in Switzerland in the 1930's by a Dr. Albert Hoffman and popularized by Dr Timothy Leary and hordes of unwashed masses in the 1960's this little compendium of mind altering molecules is now touted by the little big man maher as his one and only true religious experience. Mr Maher ridicules religion, especially Christianity. he loves to comnpare most of the believing faihtful Americans as "nuts". Here we have a man who takes a man made substance and hallucinates to get his religion. No Holy Trinity and Bible for this man. "Just give me a few hundren mikes of LSD25 and Howl by Allen Ginsburg and I am good to go". The reform church of visual distortion is good enough for him. Yeah he is a role model for "progressives" nationwide. He comes down long enough from his self induced psychosis to do his TV show, prey on youn girls and Vote of course for John Kerry with intermittent bouts of clarity to go on certain select TV shows to push his religious broadcasting show on HBO (Hallucinogens By Owsley??). He passes aroung his plate from sponsors and his adoring public have been heard to ask "Hey man can I have one of them sugar cubes"? Yes organised religion is a sham Mr Maher I would much rather get my religion and thus my opinions from a nice little clean gelatin capsule filled with my favorite form of Religion du jour. Hey America will buy it- it's on TV it must be true.

    I think I understand now. According to Olby it is unacceptable for the President to say what he thinks. Does that mean Olby owes us an apology now?

    I think I understand now. According to Olby it is unacceptable for the President to say what he thinks. Does that mean Olby owes us an apology now?

    It's unacceptable for you to question Keith.

    It is perfectly acceptable for ALL OF US ON THE LEFT to think (and know) that there is a direct comparison and equivelancy between the U.S. (namely this Administration, the Republicans, and EVERY man and woman in the Military, CIA and FBI) and those Islamic extremists who kill women and children to achieve an objective.

    ** Democrats in '06...standing up for the rights of Al-Qaeda!! **

    The President of Iran is the man! He's a great Progressive leader. All Leftists should support him!

    Yes, the President of Iran has got balls...

    He says, "There was no mass-killing of Jews in WWII. Is everyone clear on that!? Good. Now with that out of the way, I'm calling for the mass-killing of Jews."

    Reminds me of:

    Islamic extremist, "What!? The Pope says that my prophet wants Islam spread by the sword!? OUTRAGEOUS! How dare you blasphemy my religion. For that, I will kill him...and all those who insult Islam."

    The American Left shows wisdom! Bill Maher said to convert to Islam. You must heed his words.

    Don't you Right-wing extremists get it yet!?

    "It's unacceptable to think that it's unacceptable to think anything."

    If you think that it's unacceptable to think something...then that is unacceptable.

    (my head hurts)

    ** Democrats in '06...standing up for the rights of Al-Qaeda!! **

    There was a moment there while Keith was peering into his own ear canal from his mental gymnastics, that I half expected the Laughing Stagehand and camera crew to start humming the Star Bangled Banner in the back ground like that scene out of Animal House.

    Recall when Bill Clinton in the State of the Union Address said the following words?

    "You can't say you love your country and hate your government"

    Now does anyone actually believe that Mr. Clinton was forbidding Americans from holding those views? When he said, "You can't..", he didn't literally mean that as President he would prevent you from both loving one's country and hating one's government.

    It's called a figure of speech, an expression that doesn't literally mean what the words say.

    This is not a difficult concept. Olbermann understands it. He's an educated man.

    In order to take those words and claim that Clinton (or Bush) literally means that "You can't" or "It is unacceptable", one has to be either deeply dishonest or grossly unfair.

    Deeply. Immensely so.

    Ridiculously so.

    SMG

    Some more people who owe Keith and the rest of us an apology for their fascist beliefs:

    * U.S. Representative Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) 4/30/2004 - "It's unacceptable to think..."

    * Bruce Alberts President, National Academy of Sciences February 24, 1998 - "It's unacceptable to think..."

    * Statement of Heather French, Miss America 2000, before the Subcommittee on Benefits of the Committe on Veterans Affairs United States House of Representatives - "It is unacceptable to think..."

    * Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa March 21, 2006 - "It is unacceptable to think..."

    This is OUTRAGEOUS!!!

    Well, rather than going on at length about KO's book-related timing or motivation, you should try to argue his points. But, of course, you can't.

    Oh, and Bill Maher rules . . .

    Recall when Bill Clinton in the State of the Union Address said the following words?

    "You can't say you love your country and hate your government" -thank you Steve!

    when Clinton was president no truer words were ever spoken !!!!! Thus spoke Riverdog.
    When Bush spoke those now infamous words so glaringly taken out of context and intended meaning by the liberal caped crusader olbermann Bush had a "smile on his face" metaphorically speaking of course. If Bush has actually called for censorship or made that quote with members of an armed SOG team around him impying believe or else I would be wholeheartedly on YOUR side in this argument.
    OK lefties assembled here at the altar of Olbermann world I am going to rock you boat. I'll say it out loud and unflinchingly -Bush is a terrible speaker. I am not saying that he is dumb as is so condescendingly referred to in liberal intelligensia circles but he sucks at public speaking and getting his message across. As I am sure you have , I have know people who are not very articulate speakers but they are not stupid.
    After eight years of Clinton who had all the aplomb and slicknes of a west Memphis used car dealer Bush seems, well, not well spoken. He is clumsy, broken and at times almost disoriented in much of his public speaking. I am no cunning linguist myself but I could probably do a better job at public speaking, maybe if I just envisioned my audience naked or something...
    The bottom line is that Bush was making an appeal , a point not a threat against free speech. If olbermann was a smart as he was opportunistic and grandstanding he would have not preached to his quoir as much as he made a fool of himself to the oppostion and undecided. Does Olbermann for one little NY liberal minute actually think or can he even in good faith imply that Bush was trying silence opposition? If he did than maybe Olbermann is not that smart and maybe he just proved himself to be what he really is - a partisan hack who takes no questions to his over inflated ego or self percieved righteousness and authority.
    If this was bar olbermann would be the guy that sucker punches somebody and then runs so he does not have to face the consequences.

    Pick a point and let's argue.

    Riverdog, you are quite wrong.

    The judge of one's intelligence is his/her aptitude at public speaking.

    That's why all of the 4.0 honor students back when I was in high-school who visibly trembled, stuttered, and forgot lines when giving any sort of public speech...were really all morons.

    ** Democrats in '06...standing up for the rights of Al-Qaeda!! **


    FUNNY FUNNY

    Hoya - "It is unacceptable to think that comments are special when you "special comments" every night"

    CBK - :I think MSNBC would be better off marketing Countdown as a reality show for the mentally insane"

    Terri - "What is happening is Olbermann popularity = Book Deal."

    Terri - "this web site will probably improve both his book sales and his ratings:-)" (funny but true)

    The funniest part about this whole thing is Olbermann actually believes what he said was thoughtful and intelligent. That "special comment" had the insightfulness of a stoned college freshman writing a paper at 2:00 am.

    He is actually trying to convince people that George Bush will send down a presidential mandate that no one can have an opinion different from his. The scary part is, some morons will believe it.

    Of course, Bush has stated many times that one of the great things about America is that people can have dissenting opinions. But KO never lets the truth get in the way of his pathetic partisan politics.

    The funniest part about this whole thing is Olbermann actually believes what he said was thoughtful and intelligent. That "special comment" had the insightfulness of a stoned college freshman writing a paper at 2:00 am.

    He is actually trying to convince people that George Bush will send down a presidential mandate that no one can have an opinion different from his. The scary part is, some morons will believe it.

    Of course, Bush has stated many times that one of the great things about America is that people can have dissenting opinions. But KO never lets the truth get in the way of his pathetic partisan politics.

    No Terri, you didn't address my points which is that the timing of his sudden interest in the president and politics didn't seem to hit until this month. And I don't believe it had a thing to do with the timing of him being "allowed" to do it. The network had no problem with it when he let loose last September now did they? And the network encouraged him to blog, but for whatever reasons, he simply chose not to for long stretches of time, and when he did in the past year, it was mainly on sports issues. But now all of a sudden he is Mr. Politics, to the point that he's being interviewed for his opinon on the Today show to flog his book. You can't see the connection there? Then I suggest you take off the Rose Colored Glasses your viewing him with.

    I came to the conclusion a long time ago that even Olby didn't believe the crap he was peddling, that it was all done in a very cynical attempt to lure in a left-leaning audience, to try and become the O'Reilly of the left. I think we all know how well that's turned out for him. Both Grace and Zahn beat him in the ratings (check ICN's version, not TVN's skewed and Olby friendly version) for last Friday's comments.

    Oh and Terri? one more thing. Even Olbermann's desperate flogging of the book still can't make it hit the Top 10 and stay there. How are the conservatives doing selling books though? Real well according to Amazon. In the immortal words of Chris Matthews: HA!

    That was one very "special" comment! In fact, I think these comments deserve a "mission statement." How 'bout this:

    Mission Statement: Keith Olbermann's Special Comment is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities by giving them something to rant about on leftist websites. Keith Olbermann's Special Comment offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round propaganda. There is no charge to listen to or repeat verbatim Keith Olbermann's Special Comments. For more information see: http://www.specialolympics.org/Special+Olympics+Public+Website/English/About_Us/default.htm

    By the way, how did the President end up "spitting through his teeth" at Colin Powell? I can read, and I see this:

    "If there's any comparison between the compassion and decency of the American people and the terrorist tactics of extremists, it's flawed logic."

    Now, where does Bush attack Powell while spitting? Even Keith's "special" intended audience should pick up on this, no? Keith should stick to listening to talking dogs and sending hateful e-mails -- it's what he does best.

    "

    Did Keith the american just declare a fatwa againt the president? was he introduced by #2?

    I sent Keith the american an apology for the president so as to apease him, maibe.

    "Sorry Keith but you are purposely misquoting the essence of the president's comments.
    Your rant was not really about the president's comment, though there is significant pretense that it is. It's really all about your interpretation of an unscripted response by the president. In essence, you have taken the presidents well known imprecise speech patterns and you have translated them into something that the president clearly did not intend to say.

    Its ironic that the current #1 headline is about a comment being blown out proportion, and you chose to do just that with the president. Your damage SIR, is contrived.

    You have done tonight something very similar to what was done to Ari Fleischer in another press conference.
    http://www.slate.com/id/2149377/?nav=tap3

    Did Keith the american just declare a fatwa againt the president? was he introduced by #2?

    I sent Keith the american an apology for the president so as to apease him, maibe.

    "Sorry Keith but you are purposely misquoting the essence of the president's comments.
    Your rant was not really about the president's comment, though there is significant pretense that it is. It's really all about your interpretation of an unscripted response by the president. In essence, you have taken the presidents well known imprecise speech patterns and you have translated them into something that the president clearly did not intend to say.

    Its ironic that the current #1 headline is about a comment being blown out proportion, and you chose to do just that with the president. Your damage SIR, is contrived.

    You have done tonight something very similar to what was done to Ari Fleischer in another press conference.
    http://www.slate.com/id/2149377/?nav=tap3

    "There was a moment there while Keith was peering into his own ear canal from his mental gymnastics"
    um Cecelia I don't think that was his ,um, ear canal , I think maybe you meant rear canal. well that's where rumor has it that he keeps his head when not on national TV.
    "Oh, and Bill Maher rules . . .
    well yes TCR he is the ruler of the great drug induced commune of late night shithouse philosophers and other miscreants and ner do wells who get their philosophy, politics and religion from from the old monsato advertisement " better living thru chemistry"
    he is the pope of pot, the stoned high priest of altered states university and the hallucinogenic inquisitor general.
    In short he is a short paranoid conspiracy theorist who cries out "there is no god" at orgasm and when he dies he will pray for fogiveness of all the wrongness he has done in this life to a slightly moldy Psilocybe cubensis mushroom that hangs on the wall over his bed. and on his gravestone it will read "lie in fractured symmetry and disilusioned contempt" amen

    Personally I think Kiethy would look cute in red checkered shemagh and brandishing a rusty old ak-47 and cheerleading for the Islamic team. Just as long as we keep it an "away" game.

    Thanks Robert for getting me on the right thread.

    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, the ones not on the right fringe, 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 republicans (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.

    I think we should really all relax and maybe even thank Kiethy. He can do for the republican party in '06 what Michael Moore and the rest of the liberal circus did for us all in ,04. it is a fact that one of the reasons that Bush won in '04 was the lunatic histrioncs of the far left wingnuts. now if we could only get little kiethy to perform at a Dixie Chicks concert ........

    I think we should really all relax and maybe even thank Kiethy. He can do for the republican party in '06 what Michael Moore and the rest of the liberal circus did for us all in ,04. it is a fact that one of the reasons that Bush won in '04 was the lunatic histrionics of the far left wingnuts. now if we could only get little kiethy to perform at a Dixie Chicks concert ........

    Special Comment. Subtle shifting of gaze from camera to camera to emphasise various points. The blocking for those shifts must have took quite awhile! Keith has truly hit his zenith.
    All delivered by 'He of Orange Face, Shoulder Padded Suitcoat and Womanly Hips'. Does it really matter that the substance of his 'Special Comment' is complete and utter nonsense?
    Keith is very comfortable now with blatant heavy handed criticism of President Bush. He's not just 'That guy who fights with O'Reilly' anymore.

    This administration, constantly questions, implies,smears and insinuates that any of its critics are somehow unpatriotic.

    You should not be surprised that KO or 60 percent of the population takes offense at the president telling them that it is "unacceptable to think" that the United States is anything less than the most glorius regime in the history of the planet.

    Apparently KO struck a nerve tonight, because I haven't see a rebuttal yet that goes beyond smearing, questioning, implying or insinuating. Just plenty of personal attacks. Oh and "Clinton did it too" isn't really a rebuttal.

    I was kind of angry about Olby's "Special Comment", until I realized it was just funny. That so serious look on Olby's face just makes me laugh. Funny stuff. Unintenionally funny, but funny nonetheless.

    Does he REALLY think this stuff he spews helps the Dems?

    By the way, Olby barely touched on the Muslim rage against the Pope. The piece even seemed critical of the Pope's free speech rights. Short segment, I guess Olby didn't want to risk negative publicity on part of his core audience (radical Muslims).

    Brandon,

    If I recall correctly, Olbermann did a bit of political reporting / commenting during the Clinton years. But, because he was beating on the Democratic President, maybe you didn't notice.

    Sorry if I don't see the conspiracy here regarding the timing of the Special Comments in relation to the book. TV pundits and hosts are always going off on some thing or another and they always have a book to flog.

    We don't know what the network encouraged or allowed, it was a "maybe" on my part, suggesting that perhaps there were other reasons the Special Comment has become more frequent besides a book.

    I don't know if you are aware that authors go on "book tours" that take them anywhere from C-Span, to MSNBC, Fox, Morning Shows, newspaper interviews, live blogging - absolutely everywhere - Letterman and Leno. Now on these book tours authors of every stripe tend to be asked to converse and offer opinion on current events, even politics - especially writers who write on that topic or are in the media reporting on those events. Wow, what a concept. People are interested in what these people think. Interesting huh.

    I tend to agree with you that Olbermann doesn't believe everything that comes out of his mouth. I actually think that much of his reporting / punditry is tongue in cheek and quite nuanced. It was frequently said during the Kerry/Bush campaign that the left was the most capable of understanding nuance. Maybe that is true and it is also why the right tends to like in your face, black and white resolutions to issues. I dunno. It seems shades of gray is more often the most fair and reasonable way to govern - but that is at least two separate conversations from this one.

    I also tend to agree that MSNBC sees some possible trending to at minimum the political center and no doubt that would influence programming decisions and content.

    As a long time watcher of MSNBC, I do not see them making a drastic left turn. I do think they are the more liberal / progressive cable network. Fox is obviously to the far right and CNN - who knows about CNN, I guess you would say is bi-political. If you have a niche network, like cable news, why not go after an under represented demographic?

    As for Amazon rankings and book sales. Olbermann's book as any other will rise or fall on its merits. I don't really care if he sells one book or a million. But that was not my point of contention. I just doubt your conspiracy theory. Although I am pretty sure the Kennedy's killed Marilyn, Charles bumped Diana off, the grassy knoll had a second gunman, the moon landing was shot in a studio, Area 51 warehouses aliens, there were stockpiles of WMD in Iraq, Saddam was an imminent threat...

    But, this conversation has been entertaining tonight. Thanks.

    Brandon,

    If I recall correctly, Olbermann did a bit of political reporting / commenting during the Clinton years. But, because he was beating on the Democratic President, maybe you didn't notice.

    Sorry if I don't see the conspiracy here regarding the timing of the Special Comments in relation to the book. TV pundits and hosts are always going off on some thing or another and they always have a book to flog.

    We don't know what the network encouraged or allowed, it was a "maybe" on my part, suggesting that perhaps there were other reasons the Special Comment has become more frequent besides a book.

    I don't know if you are aware that authors go on "book tours" that take them anywhere from C-Span, to MSNBC, Fox, Morning Shows, newspaper interviews, live blogging - absolutely everywhere - Letterman and Leno. Now on these book tours authors of every stripe tend to be asked to converse and offer opinion on current events, even politics - especially writers who write on that topic or are in the media reporting on those events. Wow, what a concept. People are interested in what these people think. Interesting huh.

    I tend to agree with you that Olbermann doesn't believe everything that comes out of his mouth. I actually think that much of his reporting / punditry is tongue in cheek and quite nuanced. It was frequently said during the Kerry/Bush campaign that the left was the most capable of understanding nuance. Maybe that is true and it is also why the right tends to like in your face, black and white resolutions to issues. I dunno. It seems shades of gray is more often the most fair and reasonable way to govern - but that is at least two separate conversations from this one.

    I also tend to agree that MSNBC sees some possible trending to at minimum the political center and no doubt that would influence programming decisions and content.

    As a long time watcher of MSNBC, I do not see them making a drastic left turn. I do think they are the more liberal / progressive cable network. Fox is obviously to the far right and CNN - who knows about CNN, I guess you would say is bi-political. If you have a niche network, like cable news, why not go after an under represented demographic?

    As for Amazon rankings and book sales. Olbermann's book as any other will rise or fall on its merits. I don't really care if he sells one book or a million. But that was not my point of contention. I just doubt your conspiracy theory. Although I am pretty sure the Kennedy's killed Marilyn, Charles bumped Diana off, the grassy knoll had a second gunman, the moon landing was shot in a studio, Area 51 warehouses aliens, there were stockpiles of WMD in Iraq, Saddam was an imminent threat...

    But, this conversation has been entertaining tonight. Thanks.

    >>>>>"Does he REALLY think this stuff he spews helps the Dems?

    Which stuff? Exactly how does it hurt Dems?

    "if I punch upwards at Fox News, the clever response, the cynical and brilliant response is to just ignore"
    This is what Quotable Keith said w/ Brian Lamb on CSPAN interview. So i'm sure QK would agree that if "Mister" Bush ignores him (which "President Bush is doing") then should QK applaud the President for ignoring keith lunacy & histronics.

    Are democrats the only people capable of incrementalism?

    Riverdog,

    Bill Maher's "new show on HBO" has been on the air for over 3 years.

    Also your knowledge of the history and terminolgy of LSD is impressive. I have a suspicion you have had your own "religious experiences" from said drug. So Bill Maher has had religious experiences on LSD, that doesn't discount his atheist or political beliefs. Probably reinforced these beliefs. You know better than that although it does make for good joke material. I also doubt that he "preys on young girls'. He lives in LA where if your are rich and a celebrity, young girls prey on you. I think you might be jealous. I am.

    Let's all pray to Rush, Hannity, Salvage(or Weiner as his birth name really is) for saving our fat piggy asses from the true. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for my ignorance, OH Lord Thank you.

    Puppetophilia: An abnormal appetite for playing with stick puppets.

    When a puppetophilic is isolated from stick puppets, withdrawal symptoms include:

    * Orange tint saturation of the facial region;
    * Verbal stalking of tall Irish men whose surnames
    begin with the same letter;
    * Unnatural obsession with man who jumped on a couch and had relations with a female that resulted in a baby;
    * Verbose "special comments".

    If one encounters a puppetophilic, use extreme caution. Due to a malfunctioning brain cell, victims are unable to decipher complete sentences, causing them to twist meanings and concepts. There are documented cases where a puppetophilic "spat through his teeth" about Michael Jackson puppets.

    To date, the best course of treatment for puppetophilia is to give sufferer a box of popcicle sticks, tape, and headshots of various celebrities that are not Olbermann-compliant. Leave the patient under a desk or in a bathtub until their urges subside.

    Keith didn't strike any nerve with me. This crap of his is just starting to get funnier and funnier. Maybe you Loons want to power shop at The Meltdown Store but I ain't buying from "The Merchant of Stupidity."

    The President owes me an apology. That's just f**ked up!

    Ya know I thought the far right went a little too nuts over Clinton. you Loons are making them out to be a bunch of rank amateurs.

    Edward R. Moron can't do anything right. Special Comment doesn't mean s**t! You know why? Beacause you have to almost sit through his entire crappy show before you get to it!! What person in there right mind would do that????????

    A LOON THATS WHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    O'Reilly has his "Talking Points Memo" at the start of his show and then has his segments mostly with guests from both sides sometimes not.
    And somehow it works. He gets the best ratings at 8:00PM

    Now this idiot does the same thing,but in reverse. Where does he land? 4th place most nights!! Maybe 3rd. well he has the same people on almost night after night. Did you ever notice mainstream lefties don't go on his show? Even they know this guy lives on the edge of the outer limits. Thats why he is nothing but thier useful Stooge!!!!!!!

    If 60 percent thought like Keith,(that's really f**king scary!) then he would have killer ratings! Everybody would watch him! But they don't! Think about it!!! People on most nights would rather watch Nancy Grace!!

    Hey I've got a great idea!! Why doesn't Keith and MSNBC charter a boat, you Loons can get jump on with Captain Keith and you can all sail down to Club Gitmo and bring the terrorists cookies and milk, and Subway Sandwiches, and Cherry Cokes,and Pizza Hut Pizzas. And then after you and Captain Keith and the Terrorists sit around the campfire and sing Joan Baez songs and tell scary George Bush stories. You can turn on the cameras and ask the terrorists why they hate us so much.

    If 60% thought like KO then they would tune in!!! They don't!!!!

    I use to watch this show to watch a man go down in flames. Hell he can't even do that right!!!!!!

    Throw this moron off and put Randi Rhoades on in his place. At least Randi can still make me look at my radio burst out laughing and say I can't belive she just said that!!!!!!!

    Bill O'Reilly is taking the show on the road this week to celebrate 10 years of Fox News and hang with his fans. Keith didn't. Do you know why? He doesn't want to be in the same room with you Loons!!!! No book signings? Why? Do you think he wants to be in the same room with you people and shake your hand??? No! Just buy his stupid book okay?? Oh and you know what part made me laugh the hardest about that book?? Was that section that he explains O'Reilly code speak to you? He thinks you Loons are sooo stupid that you have to have a guide from Jim Olby Jones because you can't think for yourselves!!!!!!

    06' and 08'?? maybe. But you better have that old "George Bush rigged the Deibold voting machines" ready to go just in case.

    Oh and Terri......Keith brings his book out on 9-11.....no tie in there right?????????

    Forget the polls for a second, Do you really think that 60% of the country thinks like you and Keith. Really, think about it. I'm going to bed.

    One last thing if "Triumph The Insult Dog" was here you know what he'd say??? Hey Keith! forget about O'Reilly. Paula Zhan poops on you!!!!!!!

    ISpeakForTheLeft

    You do NOT SPEAK FOR ME! You DO NOT UNDERSTAND WORD ONE about ANYTHING that TRUE DEMOCRATS stand for!

    SHUT THE FUCK UP, TROLL!

    riverdog, et al:

    STOP ENCOURAGING A MORON WHO COULDN'T FIND HIS ASS WITH BOTH HANDS AND A MAP!

    Robert Cox:

    What's your policy on trolls who DISTORT AND LIE ABOUT THINGS TO STIR UP SHIT?

    From InformYourSelf
    "Let's all pray to Rush, Hannity, Salvage(or Weiner as his birth name really is) for saving our fat piggy asses from the true."
    What the hell does this even mean? "from the true" what?? Instead of Inform Your Self--it should be PlayWithYourSelf

    My letter to Keith.

    Keith

    Thomas Jefferson also thought the French Revolution was a good thing to. These where Men NOT God’s. And Keith what freedoms have you actually lost because of the Bush administration. I’m trying hard to find some that I have lost in my life… but I’m having a hard time finding them. Is there a special drug I need to take or a place that I can go to read up on stuff so I can see the world as you do?

    Keith, the Bush Administration didn’t try to stop you when you married a “girl” half your age, your conscience should have, but that’s another story for another day.

    Next time you say you have had your freedoms taking away…name one.

    Your Friend

    Brian

    Teri, we are not discussing Olbermann's FIRST show on MSNBC, the one he walked away from to head back to sports before being canned (again) at FoxSports. We're discussing THIS MSNBC show.

    Yes, I'm quite familiar with book tours. But you see, Olby isn't doing a book tour. Nor is he doing any interviews with any media outside MSNBC or that isn't liberal-friendly. Because you see, then someone might ask him about his slams against his co-workers at MSNBC. Or they might ask him embarassing questions about his personal life. So instead of hawking his book like typical authors does, Olby has turned to the airwaves and is using MSNBC time to promote the sales of his book. Even a blind man could see that. Even a stupid person should comprehend it. But apparently you lefties like living in total darkness and ignorance.

    Whatever. His pathetic attempts to peddle his books are NOT working. And it's also wrong as you suggest that books rise and fall out of Amazon's top 100 list because as I recall, several conservative-written books have STAYED at the top of the charts there.

    BigRed, you're such a moron! There is no such thing as open dialogue with terrorists they want all of us dead not because of what political position we stand, they want us dead because we're not muslim (infidel/non-believer-get it yet???) If a dem gets in office in '08, this country will be doomed. Libs will take down the American flag and hoist up a white cut and run flag and America will become Americastan, sharia law

    Terri and others of that ilk

    Once again I must remind you that this site has nothing to do with your freedom of speech rights, or an attempt at being fair and unbiased. This is a HATE KEITH OLBERMANN site....END OF POINT !

    This is a site for Non-Wacko, Non-NutJob, reasonable people who see what the Olby is doing and are discussed by it.

    So Terri and others of that mindset go back to MOVEON or some other communists/socialist anti-American web site where your views will be welcomed with open straightjackets!

    While Keith may fancy himself as the next Edward R. Murrow, we really are getting into Howard Beale territory with the past week or so of "Countdown" shows. All the MSNBC suits have to do is change the current news set to darken the lights and make it look more like a pulpit, and the similarities will be complete (though MGM and Paddy Chayefsky might sue for copyright infringement).

    Who knows, maybe this is part of Dan Abrams' plan: give Olby enough rope and he'll hang himself, as he always does, and then Abrams can reprogram that 8pm time slot.

    I was trolling thru the networks last nite. I stopped and listened to this guy. I usually just fly thru these people.

    Was he serious? He kept going on and on.
    "The president owes me an apology?"
    It was starting to get more entertaining...

    I well know that our president isnt the Rhodes Scholar or as verbally eloquent that Clinton was, but man, making a mountain outta a molehill.

    This guy is off his rocker

    I was trolling thru the networks last nite. I stopped and listened to this guy. I usually just fly thru these people.

    Was he serious? He kept going on and on.
    "The president owes me an apology?"
    It was starting to get more entertaining...

    I well know that our president isnt the Rhodes Scholar or as verbally eloquent that Clinton was, but man, making a mountain outta a molehill.

    This guy is off his rocker

    There lived a host that was vile
    Did the Celiac make him spit bile?
    A laughable twit
    Keith's so full of shit
    His loony rants are true moonbat style

    Terri writes:

    "I tend to agree with you that Olbermann doesn't believe everything that comes out of his mouth. I actually think that much of his reporting / punditry is tongue in cheek and quite nuanced."


    Terri, aside from the fact Olbermann did NOT criticise Bill Clinton in anything but the most cursory way.... "He shouldn't have lied...and spent the largest portion his The Big Show days comparing the House Managers to Grand Wizards of the KKK along with little tibbits such as Ken Starr resembling Himmler...you HAVE managed to get something right.

    It IS doubtful that Keith really believes his own polemics. You've outted yourself as not buying them as well by your statement. Your 'it's nuanced' excuse is a little ironic considering nothing could be less nuanced and more concrete than to argue the statement "it's unacceptable to think" is literal, especially after the President had labeled it illogical thinking just before.

    Good thing Bush didn't say something like "You kill me"... or "Colin Powell needs to go to the woodshed for that".... with Keith's...eh... nuanced....discussion of the Geneva Convention and "torture" issues as regards the terrorists, there'd be new heights of hyperbole for sure...

    Though the anniversary of 9/11 has passed, perhaps Countdown could still offer up that screed with Ground Zero as a backdrop too...

    When are you guys going to realize that I don't even buy into half the bullshit I say on this site.

    USA Today Poll: If the elections for congress were held today, which party's candidate would you vote for?

    Question 2a (asked of those who are undecided) As of today who do you lean more toward?

    Likely Voters (clue: Loons these are people who will show up at the schools and fire houses to vote.)

    Democrat: 48%

    Republican: 48%

    undecided: 4%

    Whoops! What happen to the big 60% of the country hates George Bush and the republicans?

    Average free thinking person who doesn't drink Kool-Aid. "Well let me think the republican guy, I've got some issues with that guy. The Democrat? All he does is Bitch, Moan, and Complain!! Never comes up with a solution other than raise my taxes. Screws up the public schools where my kids go. Wants to bring cookies and milk to terrorists and ask them why they hate us. Wants to have hearings against Bush, Cheney,Rove, Hell just make it all republicans. Tie up the congress and senate and spend my taxes on their dopey little witch hunt while forgetting about national security. So while these idiots are sipping tea with dopey Howard Dean and patting themselves on the back bombs are going off in aisle 3 of my local Shop-Rite.

    Well, looks like a no brainer to me.

    But don't worry Loons those Karl Rove, Dick Cheney indicments will be showing up any minute now. Remember the guy on truthout said so.

    John
    Ya know maybe they should remake Network with Keith in the Howard Beale role. Hell it can't hurt. He can't do anything worse than The Rob Spicoli crapppy "All the Kings Men" remake that didn't get any awards from his buddies up in Toronto.

    Broderick Crawford: Da Man

    Rob Spicoli: Best known for playing a stoner. Oh, he did sleep with that skank.

    Oh I have not heard anything about Keith's west coast girl latety? Did she wake up and figure out this isn't helping my career. Did her parents wake up and do an intervention? Did she get a clue when Olby poured a glass of wine from the $100 bottle but for some reason it tasted a lot like MD 20/20? Did she find out this white guy can't dance?

    Check!

    Cecelia

    Believe me Keith really believes that shit is spews. I use to be one of those wacko leftist pie in the sky believers. But unlike Keith and the “washed-up hippie” types,( I just missed that age group and I grew-up thinking they where my idols ) I GREW-UP !!!!!!! SO TRUST ME KEITH BELIEVES, thats what makes the whole thing so dangerous. It’s far from the truth that he is spreading and many who are “uninformed” ( IE NY Times, CNN, Network News types ) will fall for it.

    Brian... what does it feel like to sell your soul ? To care more about corporations more than people ? To care more about profits for MNC's than the health of your fellow citizen ? To embrace the merchants of death ? What was the price for your soul ?

    A hate Olbermann site? How sad. I've read through the posts here and I must say that you are a sorry lot, incestuously reciting talking points and Hannity and each other's ill-conceived sound bites. Well, people often get the government they deserve, eh? Try reading a few books on the basics; history, geography, economics, the Constitution and Bill of Rights. A great bio of John Wilkes was just published. He had a strong influence on Franklin and Jefferson (you know, the founding fathers). My guess is that the thing Olbermann said that offended you the most was his paraphrase of Voltaire� Think for yourself. Makes you uncomfortable I guess. See, having an opinion is no big deal, formulating an opinion through study and reason is the key. Good luck.

    Bill O'lielly

    More Ice and more Mix in the drink buddy...And don't drink on those Meds. You sound like a damn fool !

    Olby is a hypocrite of the worst sort.

    And O'lielly why don't you get the balls to use your real name ! At least I don't kill the souls of unborn babies. If "your" party cares soooooooooooo much about the people way does it promote the KILLING OF THE UNBORN ! YOU are the real merchants of death !

    Tim the typical pompous ass liberal…Thanks for the lecture Pal. Now get back to MOVEON and leave us reasonable people get on with the “Hate’in” of Obly

    But Tim most of the you know( the founding fathers) owned slaves. And I'm afraid I'm not ready to switch my Higher Power to the likes of man. Now I know for a Godless communits like you its easy, but some of us STILL BELIEVE are not ready to pray at the alter of the Red Star( or Howard Dean, or Bill ( you know BJ Bill) or MOVEON.org or George Soros.

    Is this guy still on TV? I stopped even surffing to MSLSD a while ago. He just always seems to be like a mad dog that makes no sense. And his fixation with Oreiley was a little disturbing. Get a life my friend...

    Is this guy still on TV? I stopped even surffing to MSLSD a while ago. He just always seems to be like a mad dog that makes no sense. And his fixation with Oreiley was a little disturbing. Get a life my friend...

    Well said Puck.

    Whatever is said after "It's unacceptable to think..." is absolutely irrelevant. That opening line of a sentence set the context. Dubya's command of the English language is below what I think is an acceptable level. At least for the leader of the free world. Leaders must be literate. They must not be some recycled version of a "C" student who received an "F" in the real world of running an oil company. My God, George, your entire family history centers aroung black gold. What do you not understand? Did you get left behind?

    Linguistics aside, the ability to correlate nuance with premise is, by definition, the pivot point of diplomacy. Mr. Bush is correct. Literacy is the key to understanding freedom and how to apply that principle to everyday life. Certainly Mr. Bush learned something from the First Librarian. I cringe everytime he uses the word justice as a verb. An action verb at that. Mr. President, justice is a noun. It is a thing. An idea. A principle. It is not a discourse in some haphazard and ill thought out plan to rebuild the foundations of far-flung societies with the mortar of Christian self-righteousness. By doing so, you profess to fight a battle of good versus evil, us versus them, right versus wrong. This is not a new idea, sir. The truth is not what you say it is nor is it what the majority believe it is. Truth lies in freedom and liberty - the right of power to live one's own life without some sort of threat, fear or retaliation. To masquerade around on the World Stage with a cowboy persona and t-shirt diplomacy while subterfuge drips from your lower taxes higher spending lips is embarrassing to those who stroll the halls of academia scrambling to develop a paradigm to recover from the mess America is in. And it happened on your watch, Mr. President. Your actions and those of "your" administration have demonstrated how unchecked, absolute power corrupts to the point of attempting to take away the inalienable rights bestowed upon all and endowed by the Creator. Somehow, you have fostered the notion that human rights and liberties must be relinquished in order to preserve them. That sort of convoluted logic serves as the acid of dissent which eats away at the very moral and intellectual fabric of some utopic America you aspire to return this land to.

    It's easy to understand that the only reason you were elected is because America was intoxicated by the false premise of economic prosperity. False because they never actually had what they thought they had. And when they lost what they never had, they decided they liked the idea of having it so much that their souls becam accustomed to having it. One way to give it back is through financial incentives such as tax cuts and huge pork barrel subsidies. That is, to those who have "access" as you put it. What it boils down to, sir, is you robbed the treasury of the people to retroactively pay back your "base" for their votes. Funny how you were a "C" student and failed businessman, yet have enough money to pay the tuition of every student in the electoral college!

    Rant complete with this closing quote:

    "It does not matter who gets the most votes, all that matters is who counts them." -Stalin

    P.S. Please have the decency, guts and character to step down. Resign now for the good of our people. For what you are doing is not noble. It is mutinous.

    But that's just what I THINK. I could be confused...

    -Peace

    -Captain Al

    Whatever is said after "It's unacceptable to think..." is absolutely irrelevant. That opening line of a sentence set the context. Dubya's command of the English language is below what I think is an acceptable level. At least for the leader of the free world. Leaders must be literate. They must not be some recycled version of a "C" student who received an "F" in the real world of running an oil company. My God, George, your entire family history centers aroung black gold. What do you not understand? Did you get left behind?

    Linguistics aside, the ability to correlate nuance with premise is, by definition, the pivot point of diplomacy. Mr. Bush is correct. Literacy is the key to understanding freedom and how to apply that principle to everyday life. Certainly Mr. Bush learned something from the First Librarian. I cringe everytime he uses the word justice as a verb. An action verb at that. Mr. President, justice is a noun. It is a thing. An idea. A principle. It is not a discourse in some haphazard and ill thought out plan to rebuild the foundations of far-flung societies with the mortar of Christian self-righteousness. By doing so, you profess to fight a battle of good versus evil, us versus them, right versus wrong. This is not a new idea, sir. The truth is not what you say it is nor is it what the majority believe it is. Truth lies in freedom and liberty - the right of power to live one's own life without some sort of threat, fear or retaliation. To masquerade around on the World Stage with a cowboy persona and t-shirt diplomacy while subterfuge drips from your lower taxes higher spending lips is embarrassing to those who stroll the halls of academia scrambling to develop a paradigm to recover from the mess America is in. And it happened on your watch, Mr. President. Your actions and those of "your" administration have demonstrated how unchecked, absolute power corrupts to the point of attempting to take away the inalienable rights bestowed upon all and endowed by the Creator. Somehow, you have fostered the notion that human rights and liberties must be relinquished in order to preserve them. That sort of convoluted logic serves as the acid of dissent which eats away at the very moral and intellectual fabric of some utopic America you aspire to return this land to.

    It's easy to understand that the only reason you were elected is because America was intoxicated by the false premise of economic prosperity. False because they never actually had what they thought they had. And when they lost what they never had, they decided they liked the idea of having it so much that their souls becam accustomed to having it. One way to give it back is through financial incentives such as tax cuts and huge pork barrel subsidies. That is, to those who have "access" as you put it. What it boils down to, sir, is you robbed the treasury of the people to retroactively pay back your "base" for their votes. Funny how you were a "C" student and failed businessman, yet have enough money to pay the tuition of every student in the electoral college!

    Rant complete with this closing quote:

    "It does not matter who gets the most votes, all that matters is who counts them." -Stalin

    P.S. Please have the decency, guts and character to step down. Resign now for the good of our people. For what you are doing is not noble. It is mutinous.

    But that's just what I THINK. I could be confused...

    -Peace

    -Captain Al

    Whatever is said after "It's unacceptable to think..." is absolutely irrelevant. That opening line of a sentence set the context. Dubya's command of the English language is below what I think is an acceptable level. At least for the leader of the free world. Leaders must be literate. They must not be some recycled version of a "C" student who received an "F" in the real world of running an oil company. My God, George, your entire family history centers aroung black gold. What do you not understand? Did you get left behind?

    Linguistics aside, the ability to correlate nuance with premise is, by definition, the pivot point of diplomacy. Mr. Bush is correct. Literacy is the key to understanding freedom and how to apply that principle to everyday life. Certainly Mr. Bush learned something from the First Librarian. I cringe everytime he uses the word justice as a verb. An action verb at that. Mr. President, justice is a noun. It is a thing. An idea. A principle. It is not a discourse in some haphazard and ill thought out plan to rebuild the foundations of far-flung societies with the mortar of Christian self-righteousness. By doing so, you profess to fight a battle of good versus evil, us versus them, right versus wrong. This is not a new idea, sir. The truth is not what you say it is nor is it what the majority believe it is. Truth lies in freedom and liberty - the right of power to live one's own life without some sort of threat, fear or retaliation. To masquerade around on the World Stage with a cowboy persona and t-shirt diplomacy while subterfuge drips from your lower taxes higher spending lips is embarrassing to those who stroll the halls of academia scrambling to develop a paradigm to recover from the mess America is in. And it happened on your watch, Mr. President. Your actions and those of "your" administration have demonstrated how unchecked, absolute power corrupts to the point of attempting to take away the inalienable rights bestowed upon all and endowed by the Creator. Somehow, you have fostered the notion that human rights and liberties must be relinquished in order to preserve them. That sort of convoluted logic serves as the acid of dissent which eats away at the very moral and intellectual fabric of some utopic America you aspire to return this land to.

    It's easy to understand that the only reason you were elected is because America was intoxicated by the false premise of economic prosperity. False because they never actually had what they thought they had. And when they lost what they never had, they decided they liked the idea of having it so much that their souls becam accustomed to having it. One way to give it back is through financial incentives such as tax cuts and huge pork barrel subsidies. That is, to those who have "access" as you put it. What it boils down to, sir, is you robbed the treasury of the people to retroactively pay back your "base" for their votes. Funny how you were a "C" student and failed businessman, yet have enough money to pay the tuition of every student in the electoral college!

    Rant complete with this closing quote:

    "It does not matter who gets the most votes, all that matters is who counts them." -Stalin

    P.S. Please have the decency, guts and character to step down. Resign now for the good of our people. For what you are doing is not noble. It is mutinous.

    But that's just what I THINK. I could be confused...

    -Peace

    -Captain Al

    Brian.. try again.. I am against the killing of innocence and innocents be they American children or Iraqi children.

    Brian.. try again.. I am against the killing of innocence and innocents be they American children or Iraqi children.

    Brian.. try again.. I am against the killing of innocence and innocents be they American children or Iraqi children.

    Brian.. try again.. I am against the killing of innocence and innocents be they American children or Iraqi children.

    Sorry for the multiple post. This site apparently has some reload problems.

    In West VA there is such a thing called a lunacy warrant. Olby better never set foot in the mountainer state or he will be broadcasing his BDS rants from the iron bar hotel. He is a loon who needs help.. a straight jacket and lithium for starters. He is a sicko down to the marrow.
    A candidate for Air America. Question is how long MSNBC will ignore that his awful hour has turnrd in to the 60 minutes of non-stop hate Bush diartibes

    You have the reload problem O'lielly.Your mind is sooooooo full of mushy euphorian feel good BS. You need to reload your brain with some “REAL WORLD” facts. Grow-up the 60’s are over. That “Great Sociality” shit doesn’t work. Just come to our great city of Minneapolis and see for yourself. High Crime, High Welfare, businesses moving and a council full of GreenPeacers and Leftwing Democrats.( oh but the parks look nice if you don't get MURDERED going to them) It’s not your fathers Democratic Party anymore. And it sure the hell isn't the same Democratic Party I voted for and worked for, for 25 years. Moderates, pro-America Democrates out, Wacko, pacifist socialists In

    AND USE YOUR REAL NAME OR GO POST SOME WHERE ELSE !

    Brian,,,,you're correct as usual

    My city is "run" by Leftist Liberals and is corrupt to the core,,,,,high crime, high taxes, massive population flight due to its anti-business climate, rotten school system with a corrupt teachers union....on and on

    This is typical when Leftist Liberals get power

    Dump Olbermann now

    I have just received from Media Matters a pre-copy of tonights Olbermann "special comment."

    Since Mister Bush has refused to apologize for the long list of offenses I broadcast last night on my other special comment, not to be confused with the other nights special comment, offenses that are obvious to the oldest of sportscasters. I must again talk about these offenses that offend Media Matters, Move-On.org and Michael Moore but really gets Al Qaeda's blood boiling, Mister Bush should be ashamed. And don't forget I have a book on Amazon you can buy the title of which escapes me.

    On to my special comment. But first to quote Woody Allen, "My one regret in life is that I'm not somebody else." - Woody Allen. Now on to Mister Bush.

    Mister Bush refused to apologize last night after my 100,000 viewers raved about my special comment so I have decided to list other offenses sir, Mister Bush, sir you owe America apologies for.

    Number one: Defending the United States. Don't you know Mister Bush that America is not worth defending? We are the cause of all the world's problems and we caused 9/11 if Karl Rove actually didn't plan it in consultation with you, Mister Bush.

    Number two: You actually believe that Al Qaeda wants to kill us. Don't you know that they are poor, misunderstood people who have for hundreds of years been harassed by the Jews, sir, Mister Bush, thanks for your time Mister Bush? (Stagehand laughing, but the pilots of the planes were middle-class and educated Saudis..hahahaha)

    My time is up. But I wait for your apology sir, Mister Bush. And to quote Elvis Presley.."I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to." - Elvis Presley

    Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something."
    -- Plato

    I have just received from Media Matters a pre-copy of tonights Olbermann "special comment."

    Since Mister Bush has refused to apologize for the long list of offenses I broadcast last night on my other special comment, not to be confused with the other nights special comment, offenses that are obvious to the oldest of sportscasters. I must again talk about these offenses that offend Media Matters, Move-On.org and Michael Moore but really gets Al Qaeda's blood boiling, Mister Bush should be ashamed. And don't forget I have a book on Amazon you can buy the title of which escapes me.

    On to my special comment. But first to quote Woody Allen, "My one regret in life is that I'm not somebody else." - Woody Allen. Now on to Mister Bush.

    Mister Bush refused to apologize last night after my 100,000 viewers raved about my special comment so I have decided to list other offenses sir, Mister Bush, sir you owe America apologies for.

    Number one: Defending the United States. Don't you know Mister Bush that America is not worth defending? We are the cause of all the world's problems and we caused 9/11 if Karl Rove actually didn't plan it in consultation with you, Mister Bush.

    Number two: You actually believe that Al Qaeda wants to kill us. Don't you know that they are poor, misunderstood people who have for hundreds of years been harassed by the Jews, sir, Mister Bush, thanks for your time Mister Bush? (Stagehand laughing, but the pilots of the planes were middle-class and educated Saudis..hahahaha)

    My time is up. But I wait for your apology sir, Mister Bush. And to quote Elvis Presley.."I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to." - Elvis Presley

    Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something."
    -- Plato

    I have just received from Media Matters a pre-copy of tonights Olbermann "special comment."

    Since Mister Bush has refused to apologize for the long list of offenses I broadcast last night on my other special comment, not to be confused with the other nights special comment, offenses that are obvious to the oldest of sportscasters. I must again talk about these offenses that offend Media Matters, Move-On.org and Michael Moore but really gets Al Qaeda's blood boiling, Mister Bush should be ashamed. And don't forget I have a book on Amazon you can buy the title of which escapes me.

    On to my special comment. But first to quote Woody Allen, "My one regret in life is that I'm not somebody else." - Woody Allen. Now on to Mister Bush.

    Mister Bush refused to apologize last night after my 100,000 viewers raved about my special comment so I have decided to list other offenses sir, Mister Bush, sir you owe America apologies for.

    Number one: Defending the United States. Don't you know Mister Bush that America is not worth defending? We are the cause of all the world's problems and we caused 9/11 if Karl Rove actually didn't plan it in consultation with you, Mister Bush.

    Number two: You actually believe that Al Qaeda wants to kill us. Don't you know that they are poor, misunderstood people who have for hundreds of years been harassed by the Jews, sir, Mister Bush, thanks for your time Mister Bush? (Stagehand laughing, but the pilots of the planes were middle-class and educated Saudis..hahahaha)

    My time is up. But I wait for your apology sir, Mister Bush. And to quote Elvis Presley.."I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to." - Elvis Presley

    Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something."
    -- Plato

    I have just received from Media Matters a pre-copy of tonights Olbermann "special comment."

    Since Mister Bush has refused to apologize for the long list of offenses I broadcast last night on my other special comment, not to be confused with the other nights special comment, offenses that are obvious to the oldest of sportscasters. I must again talk about these offenses that offend Media Matters, Move-On.org and Michael Moore but really gets Al Qaeda's blood boiling, Mister Bush should be ashamed. And don't forget I have a book on Amazon you can buy the title of which escapes me.

    On to my special comment. But first to quote Woody Allen, "My one regret in life is that I'm not somebody else." - Woody Allen. Now on to Mister Bush.

    Mister Bush refused to apologize last night after my 100,000 viewers raved about my special comment so I have decided to list other offenses sir, Mister Bush, sir you owe America apologies for.

    Number one: Defending the United States. Don't you know Mister Bush that America is not worth defending? We are the cause of all the world's problems and we caused 9/11 if Karl Rove actually didn't plan it in consultation with you, Mister Bush.

    Number two: You actually believe that Al Qaeda wants to kill us. Don't you know that they are poor, misunderstood people who have for hundreds of years been harassed by the Jews, sir, Mister Bush, thanks for your time Mister Bush? (Stagehand laughing, but the pilots of the planes were middle-class and educated Saudis..hahahaha)

    My time is up. But I wait for your apology sir, Mister Bush. And to quote Elvis Presley.."I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to." - Elvis Presley

    Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something."
    -- Plato

    Puck:
    I do not understand why you are so upset that Olbermann is losing in the ratings? If his voice is so - let me quote you - "LOONY!!!!!!!!!!!!" such an "idiot" and a "moron," it shouldn't matter to you at all where his ratings are. Why do you torture yourself and watch his show? Why expand your mind at all to understand what anyone else, other than yourself, thinks?

    Also, seems to me 9/11 has been roundly used by many for commercial purposes and political purposes. The fact is, September 11 is not a national holiday or a day of celebration as many have used it for. What do you think commercials sold for on September 11 this year on the news shows? My guess, it was a hot time slot. Expensive. Even on Fox.

    How 9/11 relates to Keith and his book release is not clear to me. Since you may have read it maybe you can explain why 9/11 would matter?

    What I do know is that 60% of the people in this country -never- thought like George Bush. Well maybe that 10 whole minutes he stood on the rubble with that bullhorn he reached 90% - then he made a right turn into Iraq and blew it.

    ---
    Brandon:
    Ok. Point taken. His first show doesn't count. You are right! He has taken a sudden interest in politics!

    He is doing media outside MSNBC. I have seen the interviews and read them. It is a tired and worn position that the media is liberal-friendly. Authors regularly get asked embarrassing questions, especially famous ones. Yea he said Rita Cosby was stupid. Well, that is his opinion. Big deal. He has been fired or walked on a job. Not news. He apparently had a relationship with a fan and didn't continue the relationship. Women get dumped every day.

    But then I am not a blind, stupid man - so maybe that is required to "comprehend" the horror that is Keith Olbermann.

    Why are you upset that his book sales are not what you expected? Or that he is apparently "using MSNBC" to flog said book? If MSNBC is not upset, why are you? I am pretty sure they know what is on his show.

    Let me light my centrist candle so I can come out of the dusk to see and understand why people are so upset about a man who apparently nobody listens to, watches or reads. In fact, he may not exist at all, he may be a figment of our collective imaginations.

    Brandon said: "And it's also wrong as you suggest that books rise and fall out of Amazon's top 100 list because as I recall, several conservative-written books have STAYED at the top of the charts there."

    What I said was books rise and fall on "merit." It is not a Lib/Neocon thing. Both points of view published in books have soared and tanked at Amazon. But then I am sure you know that. Think Kate O'Berne. Sinker, if I recall.
    ---

    Brian,

    Do you need a hug?

    Why doesn't KO have a special comment for those who compare our troops to Nazis (Durbin), or a gestapo (Kerry), or killers (Murtha)? Oh that's right, these guys have a "nuanced" position. They aren't hypocrites, they are sophisticated. The inability to be consistant makes you a hypocrite, whether it is voting for the war before you vote against it, or whether you support preferencial treatment for some people based on race, or whether you are for free speech as long is it is the "right" speech.

    Olbermann is the most "nuanced" person I have ever seen.

    Brian,
    "But Tim most of the you know( the founding fathers) owned slaves. And I'm afraid I'm not ready to switch my Higher Power to the likes of man."
    Perhaps you might want to reread your Bible. It condones slavery. The Bible is supposedly the word of God, correct? If the word of God condones slavery (and it does) who are you to condemn slavery? You're going to hell evildoer. Repent now to save your soul.

    ** Democrats in '06...standing up for the rights of Al-Qaeda!! ** - ispeakfortheleft

    all i can do is scratch my head at this...

    ** Democrats in '06...standing up for the rights of Al-Qaeda!! ** - ispeakfortheleft

    all i can do is scratch my head at this...

    Posted by: moderate at September 19, 2006 09:21 PM

    Well, "Moderate", if you're having to scratch your head to "get" this, let me see if I can help you scratch your itch. How about this for your consideration:

    "Yesterday [July 30], Representative John Dingell of Michigan appeared on a Detroit television program along with Republican Candice Miller. They discussed the crisis in Lebanon; Dingell proclaimed himself neutral. "I don't take sides for or against Hezbollah; I don't take sides for or against Israel." Asked, "You're not against Hezbollah?" Dingell answers, "No..." If the Democrats win control of the House of Representatives, Dingell will be the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He was one of the eight Democrats who did not vote in favor of the Congressional resolution supporting Israel in its conflict with Hezbollah."

    Here is something else to think about for those of you (like Olbermann) who continue to bellow about Israel's "disproportionate" response in its attacks on Hezbollah. First, here's the latest idiocy from former President and peanut man, Jimmah Carter:
    From an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel (August 15)

    Carter: No, as a matter of fact, the concerns I exposed have gotten even worse now with the United States supporting and encouraging Israel in its unjustified attack

    Now, while you hold that thought, ponder this:
    When the Israelis capture Arabs in their wars, the captured Arabs are well fed, well housed, and eventually returned to their homes. When the Arabs (specifically the Syrians) have captured Israelis, they castrate them, cut off their male organs, decapitate the Israelis, and stuff their male organs in their mouths and leave the bodies on the field. Sometimes they also defecate on the bodies.

    http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=10192


    Not to make lite, and with all due respect to those desecrated, wont the Arabs be shocked when its the leftists turn and they go for the castration and find vaginas instead.

    scooter

    For all you Bush haters salivating over the propsect of one or both houses going Democratic, here is some sobering news. To set the stage first, here is your "great hope of the future", Barack Obama at Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, commenting on what it will take for Dems to win in November:

    INDIANOLA, Iowa - Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., warned Democratic activists Sunday that the party must take a tougher stance on national security if it wants to succeed in the November elections.
    "What Democrats have to do is to close the deal," said Obama, the keynote speaker at Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin' s 29th annual steak fry. "We have got to show we have a serious agenda for change."

    No kidding. But what serious person really believes that Dems will offer this sort of policy stance to voters? See, the voters are smart enough to know what the Dems are about. And sometimes, they give themselves away. Here's Pennsylvania Guv Ed Rendell:

    At the annual National Conference of Editorial Writers convention in Pittsburgh, Ed Rendell, Pennsylvania governor and former general chairman of the Democratic National Committee, addressed a group of pundits on the subject "Will the Real Democratic Party Please Stand Up?"

    Rendell was asked what he would do about Iraq if he were president. He said he is not running, but if he were and he won, on the day after his inauguration, "I would go to Iraq and ask to be on TV throughout the Middle East and I'd say, 'We came here with the best of intentions and wanted to create freedom and democracy for all, and 3,000 Americans have died. It is clear to me we have become the main problem. I'm going to ask the international community to develop a peacekeeping force and reduce our presence. We're going to help you build houses, provide aid and economic opportunity for your people.'"


    Yea, and let's join hands in a chorus of "Kumbaya" with our terrorist friends who simply need a little more under-staaaaaanding. This is the Krazy Keith view of the world. They want to kill us you idiot, that's why we are fighting them!

    "for all you Bush haters salivating over the propsect of one or both houses going Democratic, here is some sobering news."

    schshorry itssss harschd tosh taschlk witsh allssh shis schaliva in mshy moushsh.

    So, does her olbermeiser protest too much that his stein of ale is overturned. This could lead to a serious threat against half the population of this country. Maybe death camps and gas chambers for his enemies - those damn Republicans(or Jews or those who support Jews, etc.) But what shall he call his newly devout followers - take a page from the last time a fanatical, demonic man spoke and his ale too was overturned - I am a Nazi!!!! You hate-therefore you are. By the way, isn't KO a freeking sports jockey. WOW - and now, a hate jockey!