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"COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)
Host: Keith Olbermann
Is Dan Abrams getting worried about his own Edward R Murrow? The promos on A-Mess-NBC for tonight's Hour of Spin focused on, of all things, drunk Santa! He realizes that the tabloid and fluff portion of Countdown gets more viewers than any of the "serious" portions. But the ads were just a bait-and-switch, to lure the unsuspecting masses into watching one of the most virulently despicable spinapaloozas in recent memory. The opening spiel went on as scheduled: "Mister" Bush and Tony Blair, "radicals on the right" in the "hate-based community" attacking Baker and Mary Cheney, the first lady's dress, water on Mars, and, the really important segment, drunk Santa.
First up, the Fabulous Baker Boys Commission Report. Decreed Olby:
"Mister" Bush sounding more stubborn than ever!
He followed the lead of the blue blogs to cherry-pick some obscure findings in the document, then turned to today's presser. Krazy Keith, in his most sycophantic manner, referenced David Gregory and his "valid and incisive questions". We thought KO was about to soil himself. Then clips from the presser, picking out the most extreme, argumentative inquiries. Misciting the name of a game show (it's "1 vs 100", not "100 to 1"), Monkeymann then ran clips from the Armed Services Committee hearing; the only question showed was from Clinton (D).
While the video was running, someone told Edward R Olbermann that he got the game show name wrong, which would mean that the entire purpose of mentioning it (plugging an NBC product) would have been lost. So he referenced it again while bringing on Dana Milbank, denied dashing duds. Rule #1 was invoked, with Olby picking on the Prez for saying progress hasn't been as rapid as he would like. Therefore all his political opponents will hit him over the head with it. DM stammered that Bush is "very anxious" about all this. Bush joked to Lawrence Eagleburger: "Where's my drink?" Olbermoronn, ever the slovenly political hack, took his cheap shot:
How come he's the guy going through the 12 steps, though, when it's the, uh, it's the grief of the, uh, of the military families?
He banged his papers on the desk as he spoke to give his smarmy aside additional "resonance". Then he opined that "Mister" Bush had better really make a big change in tactics or it will be a "half-baked whitewashing". Olby said the reporting of casualties is "reminiscent of VietNam", . Dana said "untruths have undermined his credibility". KO complained that the Democrats are "too passive". And a good time was had by all, evidenced by Citizen Keith's great thanksing of DM.
Then it was on to "slime" from the "rabid right". When has Keith Olbermann ever complained about slime from the "rabid left"? How about...never? Rev Olbermann was on his high horse about a headline in Rupert Murdoch's New York Post, which gave him a chance to bring up...what? Think hard, now. OK, your time is up. Yes, Mr Humility once again brought up the story of his fake anthrax letter to again slime the New York Post for reporting news. It's tonight's installment of Attack the Media! The eeevil Murdoch, after all, "bankrolls" Bill O'Reilly, so let's bring up the latest attack on Mr Bill again! (Not that Krazy Keith is obsessed, mind you, but he even brought it up on his radio show today, where he embellished the story with the lie that O'Reilly said the "best" outcome in Iraq would be for everyone to kill each other.)
The meat of Olbermann's objections are a prime exemplification of OlbySpin. He has repeatedly cited people like Wesley Clark, Gen Eaton, and other military types on Countdown, always spelling out their military background and credentials. Because he agrees with what they say. Now Fat Ass Olbermann is up in arms about a column in today's New York Post, which he described simply as written "by a columnist named Ralph Peters". Actually Lt Col Peters is a retired US Army Officer who spent nearly two decades in this country's service, which is nearly two decades more than Citizen Keith. Olbermann didn't tell you that. But we did.
In a perversely illogical argument, KO cited Tony Snow as proof that the White House is in sync with most of the report (even running again the clip of Gregory vs Snow). Why is this illogical? Because just a few weeks ago, Edward R Olbermann was lecturing all of OlbyPlanet about dissent, about speaking truth to power, about disagreeing with the government. Now he's attacking "right-wing slime" for dissenting and disagreeing with the government? Don't try to figure it out. It's OlbyLogic.
Back to where we left off: KO attacked Fox because someone expressed criticism of David Gregory, and went after Rush Limbaugh for reading a listener's email and daring to criticize the Fabulous Baker Boys Commission. Wait a minute, wasn't it just yesterday that Olby was dismissing the FBBCR as all but meaningless? Why yes it was, but when the eeevil conservatives go after someone, Olbermoronn will condemn them even if it means he has to do an instant volte-face. He brought in lefty Alter to pile on. They're the "far radical right", Fox is a "wholly owned subsidiary of the White House", yada yada yada. If Keith "Man on Fan" Olbermann wants an example of rabid hate, this repellent exhibition exemplified it. But he wasn't done drooling his contempt all over the Countdown set. There was more to come.
After bragging that George Clooney watches Countdown (figures), Herr Olbermann turned his venom on several critics who didn't like the idea of Mary Cheney raising a child in a home with no father. Of course, Olby can't spew hate if there isn't someone to parrot his loathing, so who better than Sam Sader, from the bankrupt Air America? He likes to see "right-wingers heads explode", then said the right-wing's "heads are imploding". OK. Self-loathing, gay-hating, virulent, hypocritical conservatives. He agreed with KO that the eeevil right has a "litmus test", and that's why Giuliani's candidacy is "dead on arrival". Right. That's why the latest poll of Republicans shows Rudy in first place. Dolt.
#2: Life on Mars (recycled video from NBC), Britney Spears, Oprah Winfrey, and Cruise News! #1: Drunken Santa from YouTube. In the Media Matters Minute, the discredited sports guy went after John McCain (R). What happened to the O'Reilly attack? Oh, he covered that with Alter.
Taciturn terriers: What does Krazy Keith have against Bill Richardson? The guy says he's running for President and KO blue-pencils the story. For the second day, Mr Merkle ignored Senate testimony by distinguished experts about how the media have misrepresented the science of climate change. There was no "worst person" nomination for Miles O'Brien, who was so disinterested in the hearings that he fell asleep--Edward R Olbermann would have to report that the hearings took place. Can't have that. Jimmy Carter is caught falsifying and plagiarizing. Since it's not Ann Coulter, you know that will never see the light of day on OlbyPlanet. Finally, we would be most remiss if we didn't point out that KO still refuses to tell his viewers how Jack Abramoff has pointed the finger of corruption at none other than Sen Harry Reid.
Olbermann's book The book that bears Olberman's name is down to #472 at amazon, while Mr Bill's "Culture Warrior" is #22. The OlbyTome continues to struggle at Barnes & Noble where it sunk to #1,651, but O'Reilly's book is #18. And Mr Bill's literary triumph is still #3 on the New York Times Best Sellers list and on Nielsen's BookScan. Wednesday night found our favorite slovenly political hack in third place. But of course, Keith will tell you that the only important number is the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". And in that category, he finished in a humiliating fourth place: behind The Factor, Nancy Grace, and a rerun of Deal or No Deal. Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 3 [GUARDED]