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"COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)
Host: Keith Olbermann
Keith Olbermann is adroit at avoiding news that contradicts his spin, and tonight he showed the agility of the Indian Rubber Man in censoring one story after another that would have exposed him for the slovenly political hack that he is. The opening spiel: "Remember Afghanistan?... President Bush finally does". More troops being sent there (how come Olby didn't call this an "escalation"?). Condi Rice, past predictions for Iraq, "comedian Rush Limbaugh" and "right-wing water carriers", Anna Nicole Smith, and some self-promotion for the new Keith Kontract. With such juicy news to crow about, you'd think there would have been a little more spring in his delivery, but tonight's spiel sounded, well, limp.
The Hour of Spin proper began by telling us how Bush "abandoned" Afghanistan and "neglected" it. Olbermann lied about the "lack of evidence against Iran" (see terriers, below) and said, by talking about Afghanistan, Bush "changed the subject". After referencing "neocons" [Ding!], KO talked about sending more troops to Afghanistan, comparing the numbers to the "escalation" [Ding!] in Iraq. Then a discussion of "the level of delusion" at the White House, plus clips of the press hectoring Tony Snow. On to the Congress debate on Iraq, John Madden Murtha, Harry Reid, Chuck Hagel, Olympia Snowe...hey, isn't every last person Olby mentioned on the same side of the issue? On OlbyPlanet, there is only one side.
Dana Milbank, less lurid livery, suggested that they're playing games with the vote so it won't make Friday's edition of The Hour of Spin. Monkeymann's description of the White House changed from "delusional" (he has to save that for Richard McCain) to "divorced from reality", and Dana again talked about evidence against Iran (he also neatly avoided the item referenced in terriers, below). Great thanks.
Olby introduced his next guest without, of course, saying anything about who he really is: Larry Johnson, a partisan Democrat who actually delivered a Dem weekly radio address, was the Nostradamus who, two months before 9/11, said the US had "little to fear" from terrorism or from Bin Laden. And this is Monkeymann's Great Expert! Based on this distinguished track record, how could anyone discount Larry's brilliant insights? Iran's only responsible for 8% of the fatalities. Hey, that's only 240 US soldiers. Why should that be a big deal? What, do you think murdering US servicemen is an act of war or something? Keith talked about blatant "misinformation", Larry called Condi Rice a "liar"... Really, Johnson's drivel requires no further comment. So it got Great Thanks.
Note: There was no testimony in The Great Leak Case today. But The Great Leak Case somehow was made the #4 story. Instead of Slippery, Olby sought a different point of view by bringing in a different "expert", lobbyist and longtime Democrat attorney Stanley Brand. Of course, KO didn't note these slight details in the man's background, calling him just a "Washington defense attorney". So much for truth in packaging, but then that went out the window with Johnson. Brand's brilliant insights included: either they think they'll win or they think they'll lose; it's the latter; the defense blundered; etc. "Man on Fan" Olbermann demanded to know why Cheney hasn't been charged (oh, it might be because he has the authority to declassify, moron!). Brand opined that the reason was that they didn't have a case on Cheney. After Brand parroted Olby again about how dire things are for Libby, he got Great Thanks.
Next up: "comedian Rush Limbaugh" for joking about Rev Barack Obama (Blue Blog Source: Think Progress). KO started by lying that Rupert Murdoch admitted that he runs a "house organ" for "right-wing politicians". Then it was on to Rush, and--in a stretch, even for the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann--Fox's upcoming comedy news program, which will include a sketch about Obama. Clarence Page didn't think much of that example, but he was happy to pile on Rush. Oralmann even dragged Glenn Beck into the discussion because Beck said he takes no regard of Obama's color. All this "racism" so upsetted Monkeymann that it took up an entire segment, but still not one word about the religious bigotry of those bloggers (see terriers, below). Great thanks. After that, KO devoted a few sentences to the Hardaway anti-gay statements . That's called proportionate on OlbyPlanet.
#2: The "abuses" on American Idol, but, funny, nothing about Michael Jackson (see terriers, below). Then Mr Humility bragged about his Big New Kontract, without saying how much it was for. Plus Brittney Spears, then Anna Nicole Smith with the creepy Michael Musto. The Media Matters Minute was boring.
Taciturn terriers: Monkeymann was especially adept today in spiking a number of inconvenient truths. Tonight he again pooh-poohed the notion that Iran is involved in Iraq. You'll note he took special care not to report this. After attempting to damage American Idol by hyping a website's "prediction" as a news report for two days straight, well what do you know? Turns out Michael Jackson is not going to be on the show. Did Edward R Olbermann retract his phony story? Take a guess. Even though his own network thought it was big news, Herr Olbermann took pains not to report that the wounding of the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. New developments in the six-party talks that Olby and his sock puppets insisted were doomed to failure. Olbermoronn still hasn't told us what the bloggers wrote. And we're waiting for Herr Olbermann, who slams Bill O'Reilly for comments about Iraq, to do the same to the man who called for the bombing of the holy city of Mecca. He won't, and that's why the Olbermann Manhood Quotient remains: limp.
Olbermann's book The book that bears Olberman's name stands at #5,002 at amazon.com, while "Culture Warrior" is #171. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #2,685 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #965 there, and is now in its 19th week on the New York Times bestsellers list. On Wednesday Olby & Company couldn't compete with Mr Bill's audience of nearly three million viewers. The discredited sports guy could only manage a third place finish, both in total viewers and in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 2 [LOW]