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"COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)
Host: Keith Olbermann
It was Freaky Friday on The Hour of Spin. Herr Olbermann kicked things off with another dramatic reading of the carnival barker patter that opens each Countdown: It's a "constitutional crisis!" They're gonna mess with Iran! Is the Senate really in the hands of Joe Lieberthal? And the internet box singer. LIVE! EXCLUSIVE! ONLY ON A-MESS-NBC!
Oh no--Bush isn't just "escalating" Iraq, he's gonna march into Tehran too! "Most Democrats and some Republicans" worried about that. But the clips from Peter Pace were quite specific about not going into Iran. So what to make of Keith's hyperbolic bellowing? Mere propaganda.
After some adulation of Joe Biden (D) and the usual clips of press hectoring of Tony Snow, it was time for KO to conduct another session in the ongoing Olbermann Rehabilitation of Left-Wing Criminals Program. Felon Dean was asked if there was any way to stop the "escalation" . In the short term "Snow is right", but in the long run, there will be more votes. Monkeymann kept pressing him on ways to block the money. He isn't even pretending to be a journalist any more. Olby: is it a "constitutional crisis" if Iran is drawn in? (See Peter Pace, above; Fat Ass doesn't even listen to his own clips.) The infamous, deplorable one kept coming up with bizarre scenarios about how the eeevil Bush is going to demolish Tehran (why is Olbermann so obsessively defensive of Iran?!?), but even the disbarred lawyer seemed amused at Olbermoronn's desperation. The felon got in a mention of "the neocons", and that made things right. Great thanks.
Next came Flynt Leverett. Olby ID'd him as a former member of the Bush NSC, period. In fact, Our Man Flynt is an anti-Bush activist who left government service to campaign for John Kerry, and is a favorite of such far-left sites as Democracy Now. Now why do you suppose Edward R Olbermann left all that out? Flynt railed that Bush is raising a "causus belli", it's a "disasterous course", "devastating", while he promoted his own agenda for grand negotiations with Iran's dictator. That's our Olby: still worried about his buddies in Tehran. Oh, and of course, great thanks.
KO sought to tell us the real dangers in "Mister" Bush's "escalation" . The "grim details" were relegated to some recycled NBC reportage. Oddball followed, then Rev Olbermann turned to another burning issue: "Just what are Sen Joe Lieberman's intentions?" Well, the obvious way to get the answer to that is to ask Sen Joe Lieberman. But things are never that simple on OlbyPlanet, where actually talking with the Senator might just result in non-approved opinions leaking out to viewers too delicate to have their sensibilities offended by anything but OlbySpin. So instead we got yet another visit from sock puppet Zsa Zsa.
The intro (complete with six "Misters" and two "escalations" [4,5]) attacked Joe Lieberthal for daring to agree with the eeevil John McCain (Olbermoronn's jihad against that war hero has been ongoing for some time now. The Huffer cackled that because Lieberman sides with McCain on sending reinforcements, "it's like having a guy who's crazy and feeling much more comfortable when there is somebody else there" and said their opinions are "delusional". (Note how this parrots KO's accusation that Sen Richard McCain has become delusional. We don't call The Huffer a sock puppet for nothing.) Zsa Zsa's explanation: "this is like having terminal cancer and saying but, you know, I'm losing wait". Wow. They're mentally ill, delusional, and they're like dying from cancer. How did our noble hero, who has spoken out so eloquently against hate speech, react? "Great thanks".
#2: a missing child found (more regurgitated video from the network mothership), James Brown, Britney Spears, K-Fed. #1: Exclusive, live interview with the internet Box singer. In the Media Matters Minute, Olby attacked an arms control bureaucrat (R; Blue Blog Source: Think Progress) and Bill Kristol (conservative; Blue Blog Source: Media Matters). But the gem here was his attack on foxnews.com (Blue Blog Source: TVNewser). Their crime: they have a story about an MSNBC commentator stating that "Cheney always wants to kill." (Olby was careful not to tell viewers it was Chris Matthews who said it.) So why exactly was it wrong for foxnews to post it? Does Rev Olbermann defend that comment? Remember it was none other than Krazy Keith who claimed that you must "take your own network to the same degree of task" or else you have no "manhood". And yet, he refuses to do so. Could this be...Olbypocrisy?
Muted mongrels: Surprise: not one word about Barbara Bouncer's controversial comments to Condi Rice. Too bad it wasn't Laura Bush talking. Again the stock market closed at historic highs, thanks to better-than-expected December sales figures. But on OlbyPlanet, only bad economic news is reported. Islamic terrorists were in possession of embassy blueprints. Yawn. 150 Taliban militants killed? Ho-hum. And still not a word about the resignations from the Carter center.
Olbermann's book The book that bears Olberman's name, thanks to KO's latest Speshul Komment (a special condensed edition can be viewed here), has cratered at #10,106 at amazon.com; Mr Bill's "Culture Warrior" went up to #85. The OlbyTome is #2,755 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #760 there, as well as being one of 2006's top ten best sellers. All those emails, promotions, and hype-commercials for Olby's Speshul Komment had their effect on Thursday night's Hour of Spin. The Nielsen numbers reveal that the discredited sports guy ended up in an embarrassing, humiliating fourth place, both in total viewers and in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". Hahahahaaa! Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 11