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Whichever one of you wise guys sent KO the package of soap powder needs to knock it off. That was NOT cool! According to the New York Post, Keith was NOT amused:
MSNBC loudmouth Keith Olbermann flipped out when he opened his home mail yesterday. The acerbic host of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" was terrified when he opened a suspicious-looking letter with a California postmark and a batch of white powder poured out. A note inside warned Olbermann, who's a frequent critic of President Bush's policies, that it was payback for some of his on-air shtick...
...The caustic commentator panicked and frantically called 911 at about 12:30 a.m., sources told The Post's Philip Messing. An NYPD HazMat unit rushed to Olbermann's pad on Central Park South, but preliminary tests indicated the substance was harmless soap powder. However, that wasn't enough to satisfy Olbermann, who insisted on a checkup. He asked to be taken to St. Luke's Hospital, where doctors looked him over and sent him home. Whether they gave him a lollipop on the way out isn't known. Olbermann had no comment.
Whatever gripes we have with Keith this is not right - and not funny. Folks at NBC still have vivid memories of the REAL anthrax attack on Tom Brokaw. The last time I checked, Tom's secretary had still not returned to work. I don't think I need to prove anything about my distaste for what KO does with his show but I now find myself in the odd position of defending Keith, agreeing with Editor & Publisher and slamming Page Six. The New York Post went way over the line here in making light of this incident.
UPDATE: The Olberverse weighs in...
Gawker: Fucking pussy. Everyone knows anthrax is no big deal.
Relevant Torture: Hollywood Reporter columnist Ray Richmond writes about KO's suspicious mail
Star Dog Cafe: did some flunky that works for Rupert Murdoch's organization send that fake anthrax letter to Keith? Was it some ultra-right-wing jack-off who sits around and listens to conservative talk radio all day long? Was the sender of the letter so upset by Keith's recent commentary?
Outside the Betlway: It;s rather amusing, then, to see a pro-Olbermann blogstorm among the latter.
Blue Crab Boulevard: I have never watched Keith Olberman's show, but have seen a few video clips. My opinion of him? He's a jerk on the make. He thinks he can build a name for himself by playing to the left and being more and more extreme in his anti-Bush diatribes. Some share my opinion, some think he's wonderful, some think he's good, some think he's bad. None of which gives anyone the right to send the man a packet of powder in the mail and attempt to terrify him.
The American Mind: It's bad enough for some sick bastard to send Lefty looney toon Keith Olberman an envelope filled with white powder. I hope that creature is soon arrested. To make things worse the NY Post's gossip section, Page Six, mocked Olberman.
The Moderate Voice: Is it going to take a major catastrophe for some folks to see how bitter, venal partisanship which continues to go into areas far behind debate over issues into personal hatred is taking this country down a path Democrats and Republicans would not have dreamed it could ever realistically reach?
Patterico's Pontifications: This New York Post Page Six entry is just plain idiotic.
Right Wing Huthouse: In what, in my opinion, is one the most disgraceful and shocking exhibitions of callous disregard for journalistic standards not to mention human decency, the New York Post gossipy Page Six ran a story describing MSNBC host Keith Olbermann's terrifying experience with a threatening letter that contained a "white powder."
Ed Driscoll: Hugh Hewitt and Ed Morrissey are defending Keith Olbermann--and I agree with them.
The Political Pit Bull: As much as "my ilk" and I can't stand Olbermann and his self-righteous B.S., this is totally screwed-up.
Hugh Hewitt: The Post owes Olbermann an apology, and it needs a new Page Six staff --again
Captain's Quarters: Olbermann is human, and a feigned terrorist attack on him goes waaaaaay beyond the pale. As if that wasn't bad enough, the New York Post's Page Six belittles him for checking with a doctor to be sure.
Hot Air: I wonder if he will bring this up on his show since he attacked Oâ€™Reilly for claiming he was on an al-Qaeda death list.
186K per second: Regardless what you think of Olbermann, this is a sick and twisted trick.
Majikthise: sending fake anthrax to journalists is just a harmless prank. You know, like stuffing a deer head into a black family's mailbox.
Newsbusters: Keith Olbermann Terrified by 'Anthrax' Package.
Radio Equalizer: According to the New York Post, the serial O'Reilly basher has also received a substance- filled letter with a Californian postmark. Somehow, the lunatic had Olbermann's home address. It may be similar to the one sent to KSCO, a news - talk station in Santa Cruz, on Monday. That letter was apparently posted from San Jose.
Oliver Willis: The right-wing in America has once again chosen to try and silence that which they disagree with.
Relevant Torture: some nutjob sent fake anthrax to Keith's home in the mail - ostensibly for his outspokenness of late.
ICN: The more I think about it, the more displeased I am with Page Six.