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"COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)
Host: Keith Olbermann
The bellow was back, as Oralmann rattled off Thursday night's spiel: The President's "escalation" [Ding!] might be more than 21,000... The Great Leak Case... "The fleecing of America in Iraq"... Boston toon trouble... and American Idol, with Olby suggesting Paula Abdul is a "freak" (misogynism alert!). All that and more on The Hour of Spin.
Bush "cooked the books", because the CBO says non-combat support troops will swell the number to 30,000 or more, and they can just as easily be "killed or maimed or psychologically ruined" as any of the others (Blue Blog Source: Think Progress). Ace military expert Howard Fineman, Pundit for All Occasions, was asked by KO if the administration will "catch hell for this". Always agreeable with OlbySpin, Howie agreed, and yammered about "credibility" and "dealing from the bottom of the deck". Monkeymann expressed hope that this will move Republicans away from supporting it. Huh? There are lawmakers who support the surge? You'd never know it from watching The Hour of Spin. Great thanks.
Then Larry Korb, introduced as "from the Reagan administration", the same hoary old trick Herr Olbermann uses every time with this guy, to keep people from knowing that he is no more a Reaganite today than is David Brock. There is no truth in labeling on OlbyPlanet. Citizen Keith asked tough questions, like isn't this just going to strain, even break, the military, and won't that make it easier to "escalate" [Ding!] the conflict into Iran? Larry rattled off all the usual palaver from the Center for American Progress, a talking-points factory for the Dems. Don't hold your breath waiting for Edward R Olbermann to ever interview a supporter of sending reinforcements--or even report their words (see mongrels, below). Great thanks.
The Great Leak Case: "Jaw-dropping", "bombshell testimony" that there was a conversation about Plame between Cheney and Libby. Well, there might have been. Or maybe not. But there could have been. Unless there wasn't. Have you picked up your jaw yet? Slippery Shuster recapped developments in his own distinctive style, which means he said nothing whatsoever about any of the cross-examintion. The jury "may be thinking" that Libby lied. Or they may not. It has to be one or the other. Oh, and Dennis Hastert will resign within seven days, the NIE says nothing about uranium, and Karl Rove is going to be indicted. Dave never fails to deliver.
After oddball, Fat Ass turned to the "Boston terrorists". KO wanted to know why Boston and not the other cities? Cressey said there was an overreaction; Olby invoked "paranoia" and blamed city officials for "at least 50% of the panic". Great thanks.
Next the "massive fleecing of America" (regurgitated NBC video), led into with Monkeymann citing a story that senior Iraqi generals may have been involved in the Karabala killings. This report was a Fox News exclusive, but Olbermoronn just couldn't bring himself to say so. Instead, he barked that "even the Fox Noise Channel is reporting" it. See, he can insult them, mislead his viewers by not telling them that Fox broke this story, and still leech off the work of their reporters. Keith Olbermann, a real class act.
Then: Harry Potter, Miss USA, and another shot at American Idol. In the Media Matters Minute: Bill "Orally" (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters), Glenn Beck (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters), and Mark Levin (KO must be still smarting about this). Amazing: all three slots again are conservatives or Fox News personnel. Another hat-trick of hatred.
Muted mongrels: A Democrat caught in a sex scandal? And you expect the discredited sports guy to report it? That's not news on OlbyPlanet. Just like Madame Pelosi trying to get carte blanche on military flights. Plus a bitter internicene battle between Congressional Dems. The ceasefire in the Gaza Strip has been shattered. Iran continues to be defiant in its quest for nukes. Britain is sending more troops to Afghanistan. As noted above, Krazy Keith spikes news about people supporting the President's Iraq plan, so it's no surprise that he did so again when Gen Casey announced his support for the surge and got not one word on The Hour of Spin. New developments in the UK terror plot, a plot that Olby refuses even to acknowledge. And the poll-happy Olbermann will never tell you that Americans believe that the antiwar resolution he's been pushing will embolden the enemy and hurt troop morale, by almost two to one.
Olbermann's book The book that bears Olberman's name stands at #3,246 at amazon.com, while "Culture Warrior" is #171. It must be that nonexistent 2-for-$25 sale. The OlbyTome is #2,688 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #716 there, and is in its 17th week on the New York Times bestsellers list. The Hour of Spin exhibited the usual mid-week slump, this time barely making second, but falling to third place in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 4 [GUARDED]