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    March 30, 2007
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 30, 2007


    Host: Keith Olbermann


    • WHITE HOUSE SCANDALS [Ding!]: Jonathan Alter, Newsweek senior editor and MSNBC political analyst
    • 2008 CANDIDATES: Dana Milbank, The Washington Post national political reporter and MSNBC political analyst

    Tonight we break from our usual format to explore a specific subject: the tangled web of connections, blue blogs, and undisclosed sources that combine to produce a Klassic Keith attack. It's almost like an investigation into money laundering, since the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann will stop at nothing to hide his tracks. But first, a rundown of the rest of tonight's bilge from the discredited sports guy.

    UPDATE (RCox): Transcript and Video

    Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly book Culture Warrior

    First Keith raised the possibility that the President knew how Tillman died days after it happened. His guest (deep blue Tod Bowers) flat out said Bush knew. In an egregiously corrupt bit of OlbySpin, Keith had cut something out of the breaking news report from AP:

    White House spokesman Blain Rethmeier said Friday that a review of records turned up no indication that the president had received McChrystal's warning.

    Instead of reporting the whole story, KO and his partisan guest both speculated that Bush had to know, without ever revealing that the records show otherwise. "Journalism" on OlbyPlanet. Then scandal, scandal, and...oh yes...scandal. Karl Rove. Walter Reed. The far-left "Veterans for America" described as a "veterans advocacy group". Olby said the entire administration is "politically corrupted" and nothing is as important as "the Democratic Congress". Lefty Alter slobbered in agreement.

    Next, attacking Giuliani: he endorsed Kerik knowing that there were allegations that Kerik may have had mob ties. Neither Giuliani nor a supporter were invited to respond to the regurgitated NBC report or to Olby's attacks. Oddball included O'Reilly attack #171

    Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly book Culture Warrior

    #3 was an all-out attack on Fox, made necessary by the agreement of the Black Caucus to cosponsor a pair of debates with Fox. This must be stopped! The Blue Blog Source appears to be TVNewser, but as we shall demonstrate below, that's just a blind. Rachel Maddow of Err America was there to join Fat Ass in smearing FNC while warning Democrats to boycott Fox, repeating at least one lie from MyDD. The host of Meltdown compulsively used the phrase "Fox Noise" over and over, because every time he says it, you know, it just gets funnier!

    Rounding out the longest hour in all of television: KO attacked John Boehner for mispronouncing "Tuskegee". This is the same KO who mispronounced Boehner's name! Of course he didn't mention that. After the usual celebrity crap, and before those hilarious internet videos (with attack #172), the Media Matters Minute slimed Michael Savage (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters) and Glenn Beck (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters). The latter was for his criticisms of Hillary's voice ("it makes me want to kill myself"); Rev Olbermahn gestured encouragement for Beck's suicide.

    Now to the subject at hand: Krazy Keith's latest attack on Fox: Olby's dogged investigative reporting and diligent sleuthing turning up yet another indictment of one of his eeevil enemies. But on OlbyPlanet nothing is as it seems.

    We've been exposing Herr Olbermann's compulsive lifting from blue blogs for months. Because Keith doesn't like that sort of publicity (it militates against his claims to be "nonpartisan") he sometimes takes extraordinary steps to disguise his sources. So here's the scenario:

    This poll was released on Thursday, and within hours it was being attacked on one of the bluest of blue blogs: MyDD. This particular publication has a documented history of lying about Fox, among other things, but it also sucks up to Olby, so it's no surprise that Olbermoronn would hang out there and swallow every word as gospel.

    MyDD's objections to the Opinion Dynamics polls are not very specific. All they come up with is that sometimes Fox will "stick in a ridiculously loaded question". No examples are provided, but remember: Olbermann Watch had just criticized Monkeymann for ignoring the poll. So to Krazy Keith, the MyDD article is like finding a wallet on the street. If he looks hard enough, he'll come up with something he can use to try to discredit the poll.

    Olbermahn, or one of his crack staff--maybe even The Laughing Stagehand--pore over the raw data and think they've hit paydirt. They're ready to run with it, but there's a catch. The footprints are going to lead right back to a hyperpartisan, dishonest blog with connections to So it's time to muddy the waters a bit.

    "Man on Fan" Olbermann, or one of his Seacaucus toadies, looks for a compliant water-carrier, and they don't have to look very far. At 1:17 today, TVNewser suddenly publishes an article about the questions in the Fox poll. A subject that, to our knowledge, Mr Stelter has never before addressed in his "blog". TVNewser headlines: "Interesting Poll Questions", and goes on to credit "an emailer" for bringing this to his attention. The "emailer" (guess who?) bloviates about how inappropriate the questions are.

    Now Olby wants it clear that while he may be picking up something from that "respected" TV news blog, he won't be a suspect in providing it to TVNewser in the first place. Here the Countdown blog comes into play. At 3:29 The News Hole does a piece on the "biased" questions in the Fox poll, and is careful to include links to suggest that the story came from somewhere else. The links go to where? MyDD? The desk of Keith Olbermann? No. They go to TVNewser. Twice.

    So a story that began in a discredited blue blog goes to A-Mess-NBC and Olbermahn, they reverse leak it to another blog under strict conditions of anonymity, TVNewser obediently runs it, then Countdown picks it up from them as if they had no hand in it whatsoever. And the involvement of MyDD and the moveon crowd has been successfully obfuscated. Well, in this case, not exactly "successfully".

    Stories Olbermann refuses to report

    Quiescent canines: We don't have to tell you that, for eight days, Edward R Olbermann has spiked any news--even a passing mention--of the hostage crisis that has 15 coalition soldiers kidnapped and held hostage by Iran. We leave it up to you to determine why Keith is so desperate to cover for the mullahs in Tehran. And we remind you that while he has railed about the importance of the Geneva Convention at least a dozen times, now that there's an actual, living, breathing violation of its terms happening on the world stage, all of a sudden he says nothing. Geneva Conventions? What Geneva Conventions? Lots of scandal talk tonight, but our favorite slovenly political hack spiked this news completely. Finally, it's time for our weekly measure of Keith Olbermann's masculinity. Over the past week Olbermann has attacked Fox, CNN, and Limbaugh/right-wing pundits thirteen times; Olby has criticized MSNBC: zero times. His primary source (Media Matters) criticized MSNBC seven times. That makes this week's Olbermann Manhood Quotient: -26 [limp].


    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name has cratered at #27,358 at, while "Culture Warrior" is #241. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #3,630 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #1,435 there, and is one of the top five books of 2006 per Publishers Weekly. Thursday's Hour of Spin sunk like a rock, third place overall and a humiliating fourth place in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". Uh oh, looks like we need another Special Education Komment. Get those writers to work! Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 4 [GUARDED]

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    Jossip reports ESPN insider says Keith Olbermann "stalked" Rebecca Lobo

    skeleton-in-closet.jpgFirst there was the Karmabites1 blog bemoaning an allegedly disappointing tryst with Keith Olbermann, then Dan Patrick accusing Keith Olbermann on air of stalking his former school teacher on ESPN radio, then the news that Keith was dating a 22-year old college student, then yesterday the startling revelation by porn star Mary Carey on the Radio Chick show on FREE-FM that Keith had left her a "rambling message" on her voice mail in the hopes of "dating" her and now former UConn basketball star Rebecca Lobo's name has surfaced in yet another case of Olbyfatuation.

    Last night Keith Olbermann who has been criticized by even some feminist bloggers for his misogynistic comments about Paris Hilton, named Rachel Marsden the "number one newsmaker" after Salon magazine reported that Mardsen, who had dismissed the harm done by the Duke lacrosse players over false accusation of rape on Fox News Channel, herself had a history of stalking her college professors, pleading guilty to criminal harassment and filing extremely questionable date rape and sexual assault charges. We had heard this elsewhere but not posted on it but with now claiming to have been tipped by a source at ESPN that Olbermann has his own history of stalker-like behavior we'll leave it to readers to decided who to believe.

    "Keith Olbermann is the last person who should comment on someone being stalked," snipes a source inside ESPN. "While [Keith] was at ESPN, he went out with UCONN women's basketball player Rebecca Lobo a few times, but it didn't end there."

    According to our tipster, Olbermann wouldn't leave Lobo alone once she decided she was no longer interested, and reportedly starting keeping tabs on her by monitoring her calls and persistently writing her notes.

    Says an insider, "Lobo was close to taking out a restraining order against him, but spared him - and herself - the negative publicity that would have ensued."

    We've got the audio from the Dan Patrick show on ESPN and the video from last night's Countdown where Keith slammed Mardsen. We are currently efforting the audio from the Radio Chick show and have asked Mary Carey's people for an interview.

    [Dan Patrick Show, ESPN, April 2006]

    [Countdown, MSNBC, March 2007]

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    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup March 30, 2007

    Conservatives To Olbermann: Booooooooo!
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    But the real story of last night is the loud round of boos Keith Olbermann earned every time his name was mentioned or a clip of him was shown. My Jewish brethren might compare it to the racket we make every time Haman's name (boo!) is said during Purim. Keith might not have won an award last night, but he sure earned Worst Person On A Grand Hyatt TV Screen recognition.

    MSNBC's Olbermann Loses Big at 'Liberal Media' Dishonor Awards

    MSNBC's Keith Olbermann was perhaps the biggest loser last night: Nominated in three of the five categories, he failed to win a single award. Neal Boortz relished going after Olbermann, calling him "MSNBC's answer to a relief tube," a "void surrounded by a sphincter muscle," and said, "You know you've done something right when that footstool attacks you on national TV."

    Proof that Keith Olbermann is an Inveterate Liar!
    Red Alerts

    Are we really to believe that Olbermann got a call from a beautiful woman with, shall we say, an open attitude toward sex and he brushed her off? How exactly did Carey get his phone number unless he gave to to her, and why would he give her the digits (as we used to say) if he didn't want to "go out?" Something about Olbermann's story doesn't add up.

    Morning Wood: Say Yes To Mary Carey

    Did MSNBC's Keith Olbermann really turn down a date from Mary Carey? Or was it the other way around? Let's see, a guy in his mid-40s with a show on basic cable turning down a pornstar? Hmm, we'll get back to you on that one. ( +

    Chasing Rabbits..Bear with me!

    If you've been living under a rock the past few years, there's this annoying, mosquito-like,Max Headroom -looking dude named Keith Olbermann, who hosts a show on MSNBC. He is renowned in the liberal world for his acid-spewing, hateful rhetoric concerning Bush and all things conservative.

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    My Baseball Bias

    I was really surprised by Olbermann picking the Yankees to finish third behind the Orioles in the division. While I think the Orioles are improved, it’s hard to see then coming in second. Also, Olbermann, ever the Yankee apologist, picked David Ortiz to win the AL MVP.

    Bush's Anonymous Iraqi Bloggers Citing Wonders of Bush
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    On Keith Olbermann's Countdown show on MSNBC - it's likely Bush was referring to, and inflating, blog posts made by a couple of Iraqi dentists who have a blog that has been somewhat supportive of the American occupation in their country. But supposedly these bloggers are becoming more critical of what is going on, so Bush may not have named the blog because he did not want Americans logging in to see what else - besides unwavering support for him and his surge - is being posted.

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    March 29, 2007
    Olbermann the Model (of a liar)

    There are lots of ways to lie and Keith Olbermann is an expert in just about all of them - the prevarication, the fib, the whopper, the white lie, misleading through omission, manufacturing quotations, deceit, dishonesty, the "bait and switch", evasion, euphemism, exaggeration, changing the subject, leading astray, silence, false empathy, pretense, pomposity, pretense.

    If it's a form of lying Keith has done it and his expertise in the finer points is on full display each night on Countdown.

    It's a bit like shooting fish in a barrel to take the time to point out ALL of Keith's lies. The simplest way to understand Olbermann is to realize that he does not tell lies on Countdown. ALL he does on Countdown is tell lies. Every sentence is a carefully woven piece of propaganda that is infested with lies. The entire presentation of information by Keith is one big lie tied to together by lots of little ones with the fig leaf that he is just presenting a "snarky" take on the events of the day.

    By the time one would be able to pick apart the totality of the lies broadcast on MSNBC by Olbermann another show would be airing. There is no good way to keep up. But that does not mean one should never take the time to explore Olbermann's words and dissect the lies embedded in his show. The most instructive lessons can be gleaned from exploring Keith's "layered lies", a special form of Olbfuscation that operates in multiple dimensions and on multiple levels all while relying on the willful ignorance of his viewers who do not know or care to know where the truth ends and the lies begin.

    You could build a RICO case around just one sentence in an Olbermann script.

    Last night on Countdown, Olbermann led off his show claiming the President has resorted to citing anonymous Iraqi bloggers in a speech at a hotel near Capitol Hill. He went on to claim that the President had "descended" into a defense of the entire war by quoting two dentists.

    Fortunately, for those seeking the truth, the White House publishes all of Bush's speeches on the White House web site and the one cited by Olbermann is no different.

    If Keith had bothered to read the speech he would have known that the speech was well over 5,000 words, lasting three-quarters of an hour and contained precisely two sentences from the bloggers delivered in just 70 words.

    I want to share with you how two Iraqi bloggers -- they have bloggers in Baghdad, just like we've got here -- (laughter) -- "Displaced families are returning home, marketplaces are seeing more activity, stores that were long shuttered are now reopening. We feel safer about moving in the city now. Our people want to see this effort succeed. We hope the governments in Baghdad and America do not lose their resolve.

    99% of the speech had nothing to do with bloggers except on Countdown where bloggers made up 100% of what Keith aired.

    What about that "anonymous" part?

    The two bloggers, Mohammed Fadhil and Omar Fadhil, are hardly anonymous. They are easily the two most famous Iraqi bloggers in the world. They have been feted here in the states by American bloggers, foremost among them the well-known American blogger Jeff Jarvis. They have given numerous media interviews and even visited with President Bush at the White House. There names and email addresses are on the home page of their blogs. Their blog, Iraq the Model, was one of the earliest and most well known blogs from Iraq.

    About the only thing Olbermann got right was that the speech was given at the Holiday Inn near Capitol Hill.

    But Keith is not done - not by a long shot.

    He continues:

    The Internet mavens at Google recently reported that the average blog is read by an average of exactly one person. Tonight, somewhere in Baghdad, two bloggers are boasting, We found our reader.

    Amusing. And entirely irrelevant. While it may true that of the 100,000,000 blogs cited by Google the AVERAGE is one reader a day per blog, Iraq the Model is one of the most widely read blogs in the world. Got that? Not out of Iraqi blogs but of out of ALL blogs in the entire world.

    According to Sitemeter, Iraq the Model gets about 5,500 readers a day. There are over eleven hundred blogs that link to Iraq the Model. In the TTLB Ecosystem rankings they are currently ranked #51 worldwide. Technorati lists them among the Top 1000 most influential blogs in the world.

    So much for applying the Google survey data to the Iraq the Model blog.

    Is Olbermann done? Nope.

    Keith goes on to argue that the President quoting these two bloggers is an indication that he is getting out of touch with reality or in denial or maybe it's something clinical, something that might be like Nixon talking to the paintings. For Olbermann, the President quoting these two "anonymous" bloggers with "one reader" is a form of insanity.

    After mocking the President through several segments, Olbermann gets around to discussing the President's speech with Rajiv Chandrasekaran from the Washington Post and, for the first time all night, reveals something kinda important. He has known all along who the two blogger are but withheld that information for almost half the show while playing up the "President is so desperate he's taken to quoting random, anonymous bloggers to make his case" angle. But to fully appreciate the artful blend of ignorance, arrogance and deception that defines Keith Olbermann look at the way he tees up his question about the bloggers to Chandrasekaran:

    I must ask you about the blog that the president cited today. It's now been identified. It's There's a pair of dentists who've generally been sympathetic to the American mission. They met with the president in the Oval Office three years ago...

    It would be to fail to appreciation the subtlety of Olbermann's mastery of deception, to note simply that Keith is here admitting that he has known the identity of the bloggers all along. Nor that he even knew that the President met with the pair in the White House. It's better (or worse) than that. Notice how Keith says "it's now been identified".

    Like all of Keith Olbermann's best lies this one works at multiple levels. First, he conveys the sense that either the President was intentionally withholding this information or that perhaps the President did not know who he was quoting, that maybe he just picked a couple of random bloggers off the web who happened to say something that supported his case for the war. Either way he gets across his point (Bush=idiot) to his blissfully gullible readers. More to the point, by claiming that the blog has "now been identified" Keith R. Olbermann can suggest that he (or his pals in the MSM) ferreted out this information after diligently working the phones or otherwise acting like real reporters.

    Of course this is Keith Olbermann whose idea of journalism, famously, is making up catch phrases for when a basketball player makes a shot from beyond the three point line. He can't even get the name right. While the URL "" does redirect to the site, the blog is called simply "Iraq the Model" not "Iraq the Model dot com", the URL is

    When he says "now been identified" does he mean that he is reporting breaking news? Recall that at the top of the show he claimed to know nothing at all about the two "anonymous" bloggers. Now he knows that three years ago they visited with the President in the Oval Office. Did something just comes across the wire? Hardly. Keith knew full well who these bloggers were before he ever went on the air. But the President briefly quoting the two most well-known Iraqi bloggers (the truth) did not have the entertainment value of asserting that the President of the United States was so desperate for good news from Iraq that he had taken to poking around in the blogosphere (the lie).

    In the world of comedy this is known as a "callback" and God knows Keith is far more concerned with finding a good callback that he can work into the show than actually reporting the news so when the news does not work comedically Keith makes it work through the most reliable of journalistic techniques - making shit up.

    For the uninitiated, callbacks are a staple of stand-up comedy. Anyone who stays up past 11 PM has seen Jay Leno or David Letterman use a punch line from a previous joke and apply it to a later joke in the set. Often a comic will use a callback with a joke that bombed and keep circling back to it, creating a sense of intimacy with the audience, as if they are the comedian's friend. Done right it is a very powerful comedic tool.

    By the time Keith gets around to letting the audience in on the gag (that's he's been bullshitting them for the entire show) they no longer care - they got their fill of "Bush as idiot" for the day - and after all what's a few hundred lies between friends.

    But I digress.

    Keith continues his questioning of Chandrasekaran:

    We're down to the president quoting a couple of dentists to prove that the surge is working?

    Dang! Keith still can't seem to get it quite right now can he? While the President was quoting Mohammed Fadhil and Omar Fadhil and they are bloggers from Iraq the Model, President Bush was not quoting from their blog. It is ironic that Keith cited a study by those "Internet mavens" at Google (is that what they are? mavens?). Keith cited Google just the other day in his Special Comment on Tom Delay. Maybe Keith should spend less time Googling for porn and more time using it to prepare for his show. Had he bothered to type in the quote he ran from President Bush at the top of the hour he might have found this:

    Notes From Baghdad
    Open liquor stores and other signs of the surge's success.
    Wednesday, March 7, 2007

    Whoops! Turns out the President was not quoting from some random, anonymous blog. He was actually quoting from a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed written by the two most famous Iraqi journalists in the world. Two men who have been reporting from the trenches, literally, since the days when Saddam was still on the loose in Iraq.

    Like most Olbermann efforts, he labors to arrive at the big moment and when the time comes he disappoints.

    After thirty minutes of hype the best he can do is unload on Chandrasekaran with...

    on the same blog, they said...the administration, quote, "needs to revise the way it's been handling and planning for this critical war."

    Imagine that? Bush is actually quoting someone who does not agree with him on every point - and even invited them to the White House. No surprise that Olbermann is flabbergasted to hear of something like that. Scary!

    Anxious to please and determined to be "great thanksed" by Olby, Chandrasekaran laps up Keith's nonsense with an eager smile.

    Well, you know, there are dozens of Iraqi bloggers. And I dare say IraqTheModel is one of very, very few to be as rosy as it is, just notwithstanding some of their own skepticism about things and some of their own critical comments. I mean, those guys aren't idiots. But, you know, if we do a more representative sample of what Iraqis are writing in their blogs, and I read a lot of them, you won't find as optimistic of a portrait as IraqTheModel portrays.

    And there you have it. Olbermann has spent half his show implying the President is insane because he spent a few seconds in a 40 minute speech quoting from an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal. And Bush's "crime" in this case? Among the "dozens" of relatively unknown Iraqi bloggers his guest says he reads, the two bloggers Bush quoted are not sufficiently pessimistic to suit the tastes of a reporter from the Washington Post.

    Another scoop for the Edward R. Murrow of our time.

    UPDATE: Watch the lie now spread... here...

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    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 29, 2007


    Host: Keith Olbermann


    • KYLE SAMPSON TESTIFIES: Jonathan Turley, constitutional law expert and George Washington University law professor
    • IRAQ WAR VOTE: Richard Wolffe, Newsweek chief White House correspondent and MSNBC political analyst
    • PRES. BUSH: Andrew Sullivan, The Atlantic Monthly senior editor and author of "The Conservative Soul"
    • SANJAYA LIVES: Maria Milito, Q104.3 radio host

    The opening spiel began with a "contradiction" between Kyle Sampson and the AG; the banner read "Sampson Sinks Gonzales"; the President's promised veto (graphic: "The Lone Ranger", another of KO's trademark fair and balanced banners); Karl Rove raps "while his administration burns"; American Idol again, Michael Jackson, and more uproarious internet videos. As The Hour of Spin progressed, we would catch Olbermann twisting the truth, plus a bit of tricky editing that would make Slippery Shuster proud.

    UPDATE (RCox): Transcript and Video

    Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly book Culture Warrior

    It didn't take long for another Olbermann cliche. The very first sentence of The Hour of Spin proper told us that Sampson "threw Attorney General Gonzales under the bus" [Ding!]. Monkeymann's veins were popping as he reported the earth-shattering news that Karl Rove was involved in the US attorney selection process. (Banner: "Sampson and De Liars") The President's chief political advisor taking a role in political appointments? By Gawd, we can't have that! Olby's selective report of Sampson's testimony highlighted that decisions were made by Gonzales and Myers, courtesy of four clips with (D) Senators and zero clips with (R) Senators. The infamous, deplorable one ran this exchange:

    SCHUMER: So the Attorney General's statement is wrong. It's false. The statement is false. There's no way to believe it's not.
    SAMPSON: I don't think it's accurate.

    What was actually said:

    SCHUMER: So the Attorney General's statement is wrong. It's false. The statement is false. There's no way to believe it's not.
    SAMPSON: I don't think it's accurate if the statement implies that I intended to mislead the Congress.

    Ah, that clever bunch of editors on OlbyPlanet. Not only can they hack out half a sentence with the greatest of ease, they can also manage to omit his opening testimony that the firings were proper and not made to influence any ongoing investigations. Can't have that on OlbyPlanet.

    Then it was time for another hilarious episode of Olby and the Perfessor. The AG either lied or he's "an empty suit". The higher ups in the AG's office are incompetent. The Dems "scored a lot of points", like the lack of any good reason to fire Carol Lam. Of course, the the fact that even Diane Feinstein (D) had filed complaints about Ms Lam was spiked. This is "journalism" on OlbyPlanet. Great thanks.

    #4: The Senate vote on Iraq. Fat Ass was peeved because Bush may veto. He insisted that the President wanted "a blank check". Technically, Another Olbermann Lie. It is impossible to legislate a blank check to fund a war. While introducing The Wolffe Man, the slovenly political hack showed just how slovenly and political he is. He compared Bush's threatened veto with when "Newt Gingrich shut down the government". Olbermahn knows his credulous toadies are too ill-informed to know, or care, that the government was shut down because of a Presidential veto! Bush's veto is bad, but Clinton's veto is so good that he could issue it and it was still Newt Gingrich's fault! Man, it's hard to believe more people don't see through this bilge. Wolffie simpered about "political jujitsu", and Olby twisted himself into a pretzel to make it all good for the Dems: even if they compromise, they're still the "white knights".

    They went on to Karl Rove's rap session at the correspondents' dinner. Olbermoronn's metastacized hatred was telegraphed in today's Countdown newsletter: Rove "wasn't funny at all" because "he's just another jerk". The Wolffe Man of course played along: "not a lot of laughs right now". Naturally, Great Thanks.

    After a passing attack on Fox's Rachel Marsden plus O'Reilly attack #170, we came to #3, bringing back Andrew Sullivan, again cross-dressing as a "conservative". But first, Olby had to cite a report about some sex scandal coverup attributed to Gonzales from...WorldNet Daily! Always a favorite source on OlbyPlanet, but only when Olby can use it to attack a Republican. Andy talked about Bush, Monkeyman quoted Oliver Cromwell and John LeCarre, Andy brought up Rove and Bush's "psyche", KO cited "Mister" Bush's "infallibility complex", and... well let's just say that no stone was left unthrown. Of course Keith allowed nobody on to give a different point of view. Because this is journalism on OlbyPlanet. Great thanks.

    #2: American Idol yet again. But what a disappointment. There were no OlbyScoops, you know, like Catherine McPhee is singing at Tom Cruise's wedding. Or Idol is bringing on Michael Jackson as a guest judge. Just blather with Malito. Plus Michael Jackson and the big, #1 story: funny internet videos. In the Media Matters Minute, "comedian Rush Limbaugh" was the attackee (Blue Blog Source: what else? Media Matters).

    Stories Olbermann refuses to report

    Mute mongrels: Oralmann's highly selective cherry-picking of poll numbers is known to all readers of this site. Less than a week ago he was blasting "Mister" Bush for opposing the Iraq timeline because he was "substituting his judgment for that of the people for whom he works". So what happens when a poll comes out that contradicts OlbySpin? A poll that shows only 44% support the timeline passed by Congress? The law on OlbyPlanet is clear: the story gets spiked. The David Bloom award was bestowed last night on two journalists from the eeevil Fox. You know Olbermoronn ain't gonna say word one about that! But the most amazing muzzled mastiff has to be the Iranian hostage situation, now in, what, it's seventh day? And still Edward R Olbermann hasn't even reported it! Note: Monkeymann has mentioned the Geneva Convention well over a dozen times on The Hour of Spin. Trivia question: how many of those mentions were about US violations, and how many about violations by, say, Iran or allied states? You know that answer. Now here are the Iranians, violating international law left and right, and all of a sudden there's not one peep out of Herr Olbermann about the Geneva Conventions. Why is this? Send your answers to


    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name is #15,838 at, while "Culture Warrior" is #433. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #3,556 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #362 there, and is one of the top five books of 2006 per Publishers Weekly. We could say that Wednesday's Hour of Spin finished in second place. But "Man on Fan" Olbermann doesn't believe in raw numbers. He prefers that "money demo" that he's always hawking as definitive and absolute. So fine. Based on that, Wednesday's Hour of Spin crashed into fourth place, as did the 10 pm repeat, in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 6 [ELEVATED]

    UPDATE (RCox): Transcript and Video

    Read the transcript to the Thursday show

    Keith Olbermann interviews Andrew Sullivan.

    Vote for the Keithies Award (yet again)


    Tonight's Award: Internet Superstar

    - Internet's Best Actress
    - Star Wars Kid
    - Little supterstar
    - The guy who's not Silvio Berlusconi
    - Laughing Baby

    vote now at

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    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup March 29, 2007

    Turley Spars with O'Reilly
    Crooks and Liars

    If you want a lesson in responsible journalism, compare this segment with O'Reilly to this segment with Olbermann on the same topic.

    Undermining Howie
    Save WRKO

    Longstanding suspicions that these moves are part of a ideologically-based campaign to undermine WRKO's conservative image [were reinforced when] the station instead streamed network programming featuring Keith Olbermann, of all people.

    I Like Old Dudes, What Can I Say?
    Dream Too Loud

    I've come to the conclusion that I like old men. Okay not OLD men. I'm talking Bill Maher and Keith Olbermann. OldER men.

    Keith Olbermann got denied

    basically it's his word against hers. The evil host of a major cable news show who I'm pretty sure hates freedom versus a softspoken porn star just trying to get by in this crazy place we call America. Hmmmm... tough choice.

    Olbermann vs. Porn Star Mary Carey
    The Jawa Report

    Finally, a celebrity gossip battle I'm interested in! A porn star vs. a liberal talking head blowhard.

    MSNBC's Keith Olbermann Likes Em' Loose
    A Socialite's Life

    Has anyone noticed that broadcasters tend to be REALLY pervy? This guy, Pat O'Brien, Marv Alpert? Is it something in the teleprompters?

    Keeping Tabs On Who Keith Olbermann Bangs
    Kissing Suzy Kolber

    Excelsior to you, Keith. You got to Suzy Kolber before she turned into a lesbian, and now you're shootin' for the younguns. Well played.

    New OlbermannWatch Blogrollers

    Limestone Roof

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    March 28, 2007
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 28, 2007


    Host: Keith Olbermann


    • JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SCANDAL: John Dean, fmr. Nixon White House counsel
    • CONGRESS V. PRES. BUSH ON IRAQ: Dana Milbank, The Washington Post

    We have to say it: Keith bellowed the opening spiel yet again. A graphic reading "Presidential Theater: Funding Finger-Pointing". Another graphic reads, "So Long, Gonzo?" Plus a graphic about Bush and McCain on Iraq that read "Spin Zone". Why are we focusing on the graphics? Well just yesterday Keithy blasted a graphic put up during a Sean Hannity opinion commentary (though KO of course didn't reveal that it was a commentary) as being improper. It's good to know that on Countdown, the graphics are always fair and balanced.

    UPDATE (Rcox): video and transcript

    Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly book Culture Warrior

    The Hour of Spin proper began with Oralmann complaining that the President cited Iraqi bloggers in a speech. Yeah, because Olbermoronn never uses blogs as a source. Because we don't point out nightly the blue blogs he lifts his stuff from, right? References followed to Nixon [Ding!], Orwell [Ding!], and Watergate [Ding!]. Clips of "Mister" Bush's speech, set up with ridicule, followed by Olbermahn's rebuttals. Unctuous praise for Pelosi (D), with a lengthy clip.

    Dana Milbank, shorn of showy suits, showed up to face Krazy Keith's opening salvo: Bush is "out of touch", "in denial", it's "something clinical", like Nixon [Ding!] "talking to the paintings". Dana meandered unconvincingly, Olby offered some advice to the Democrats on what arguments to make, and a good time was had by all. Greatest Thanks!

    #4 was an opportunity for another Olbermahn attack on Sen Richard McCain (R). The fair and balanced graphic here read: "'Progress' and Prevarication". Quotes from McCain, clip of Bush citing Iraqi bloggers: sneeringly described as "an unimpeachable source". On OlbyPlanet, only blue blogs are unimpeachable enough for citation. Rajiv Chandrasekaran was the guest expert: the Iraq situation is "grim", though "improved" in "certain places", and "incredibly dangerous". Monkeymann quoted from Gen Barry McCaffrey about the state of Baghdad. He did not quote from the General about why setting a timeline for withdrawal is a terrible idea. Quotes are always selective on OlbyPlanet. RC said it's too early to judge the surge a success, but Oralmann changed the subject to the bloggers at Iraq the Model, a "pair of dentists". RC gave liberal Olbermann what he wanted: "Those guys are idiots". What do you know? He got Great Thanks.

    #3: GonzalesGate again. "Pure politics". Graphic: "Sampson and De Lie?" And of course the guest expert was none other than Olby's favorite felon: John Dean. Monkeymann sounded positively despondent as he rattled off some of the testimony Kyle Sampson would be giving, since Kyle's statement doesn't exactly comport with OlbySpin. So he didn't even allow the disbarred lawyer to react, but changed the subject to an email that mentioned--roll of drums--Karl Rove! [Ding!] The criminal speculated about contempt of Congress and "who will blink first". Edward R Olbermann came up with a Keith Klassic regarding a witness who may take the fifth: "Is it legal?" Um, Mr Olbermann, sir, why don't you take out your copy of the constitution (unless you left it some hotel room) and look at that amendment with the 5 next to it. That just might be a clue as to its legality. The felon speculated that giving immunity would be a way around it, and then made his own preposterous comment: that the Bar Association should look at her law license if she invokes her constitutional rights. There you have it: a disbarred lawyer telling real lawyers that they should go after a lawyer for asserting a constitutional right. You just can't get that kind of "legal analysis" anywhere except on OlbyPlanet. Great thanks.

    #2: Another attempt to capitalize on the success of American Idol with Tom O'Neill. Olby avoided the attacks on Simon Cowell that distinguished his radio performance today, though he did reference the show's "slim veneer of credibility". Um, just to clarify, he meant Idol, not Countdown. O'Neill made some bizarre comment about O'Reilly being terrified of Sanjaya (huh?), Keithy took it seriously and eagerly asked for more details, leaving O'Neill to flounder with "I think... I don't know..." #1: Funny internet videos. The Media Matters Minute attacked Joe Lieberman (I) (Blue Blog Source: Talking Points Memo). What, no Fox? No Republicans? Well, the week has two more days.

    Stories Olby Won't Cover

    Silent schnauzers: Has any alleged "journalist" ever bent so far over backward to protect a rogue state like Iran? Again the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann spiked any mention of the hostage crisis, even though it has been top-of-the-hour news on his own channel throughout the day. And here is another archetypical object lesson in Keith Oralmann's hypocrisy and bias. Flashback to October 23 of last year when the discredited sports guy delivered one of his many diatribes condemning the use of fear in advertising, particularly the image of the mushroom cloud:

    And now we have this cheesy commercial--complete with images of a faked mushroom cloud, and implications of 'mass death in America.'... It may be the oldest trick in the political book: scare people into believing they are in danger..."

    Then you will recall he condemned a fictional tv series. It too showed a mushroom cloud. Now another ad has started running. Scary images of Bin Laden. Ominous, doom-laden music. And, yes, the mushroom cloud. "Man on Fan" Olbermann has not said a word about this ad. Not one. Why would this be? Take a guess.


    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name sunk to #16,764 at, while "Culture Warrior" is #332. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #3,561 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #215 there, and is one of the top five books of 2006 per Publishers Weekly. Tuesday's Hour of Spin found Herr Olbermann in third place, while the 10 pm repeat tanked, coming in a humiliating fifth place--actually losing to Donny Deutsch on CNBC! (even "Oxy-Clean" beats Deutsch)--both in total viewers and in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 1 [LOW]

    UPDATE (Rcox): video and transcript

    Read the transcript to the Wednesday show

    Watch as Dana Milbank tries to answer a "question" from Keith

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    Why is Keith Olbermann Lying About Porn Star Mary Carey?

    The New York Post's Page Six is dishing on Keith Olbermann's overtures to porn star and former California Gubernatorial candidate Mary Carey. In a recent interview with the Radio Chick on FREE-FM, Carey gives Keith a lesson in why you never...ever...ever...drunk-dial a porn star.


    What caught our eye was this...

    Olbermann's rep insisted it was Carey who called him. Olbermann had her as a guest on his show in 2003 when she was running for governor of California. "It's a well-documented fact that Keith is off the market," the flack added."

    As with all OlbySpin, this is a "reader beware" statement. It sounds like KO wants you to believe that (a) he had Carey on as a guest many years ago; (b) there was a legitimate news angle to her appearance.

    Did anyone think Olbermann Watch was going to let Keith get away with that whopper?

    Let's take a quick review down memory lane...

    Mary Carey did appear on Countdown with Keith Olbermann in 2003 and Keith reported on her again on Countdown in the fall of 2003. So that part is true. As for the rest...

    On Countdown with Keith Olbermann for June 15, 2005 Keith not only interviewed Mary Carey but she was that days "Number One" story. Keith also performed "Mary Carey Puppet Theater" in another segment that night. Keith interview Carey about her appearance at a political fundraiser hosted by the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

    Olbermann Watch mentioned Mary Carey's appearance here and here.

    A week later Keith was in California to appear on The Tonight Show and had Mary Carey in the NBC/CNBC Los Angeles studio on Countdown with Keith Olbermann for June 21, 2005. This time she was there to talk about her run for lieutenant governor of California.

    You can watch the entire interview on

    You can view 40 photos of Mary Carey at the studio including several with Keith Olbermann and others with Mary's porn star pal Tawny Roberts.

    You will note that towards the end of the interview Mary Carey reminds Keith of their plans to watch the basketball game that night. That game would be Detroit v. San Antonio in the 2005 NBA Finals. Hence, Carey wearing (sortof) a Detroit Pistons jersey. In other words, while he was in Los Angeles Keith had a date with Mary Carey to watch the NBA Finals in L.A.

    Keith failed to mention his date with Mary Carey when he posted on his blog about his trip to Los Angeles except a vague allusion to his private eight minutes with Mary Carey. Based on previous reports in The New York Post, "eight minutes" might be a bit of an exaggeration.

    Keith interviewed Mary Carey again on Countdown with Keith Olbermann for May 3, 2006 to help her promote, of all things, a show on Fox Cable? Not surprisingly the show is about four American porn stars.

    You can watch the entire interview on

    Olbermann Watch reported on this here

    Keith also mentioned Mary Carey on Countdown with Keith Olbermann for December 11, 2006

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    Fieldguide to Spotting An Olbyloon: The Obessive Olbypologist

    We knew that the reaction would not be a good one in Loonland when word broke that Olbermann tried to score with Mary Carey.As usual, there was the standard disclaimer that you can't believe the NY Post because the evil Rupert Murdoch owns it. Or that the person doing the claiming is a porn star. But what they cannot explain is why she was such a favorite guest of his until ooh, right around the time the turn-down would have occured. We knew the Olbyloons would be in hyperdrive about this but we had no idea one of them would write a 10,000 word missive on it. Here, in full, we present the ramblings of one Olbyloon who is an Obessive Olbypologist. She claims her name is Kathy, aparently her role model is Kathy Bates in Misery.


    It does not surprise me at all that the Keith-haters are trying to attack him again. They needed to do that; his star was just riding too high, and it was long past time to try shooting him down again.

    What does surprise me is that they were actually able to secure the cooperation of Mary Carey to help them do their dirty work. But why should I be surprised? As she once said of the similarity between herself and the Republicans: "We both screw people!" So, yes, I do feel a bit amused that I am sitting here saying "Mary something just for the MONEY?? I'm shocked...shocked!" (No, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if someone paid her to say this. Then again, maybe she's just pissed off that Keith rejected her, and decided it would be fun to take revenge on him during a radio show. That's actually the more likely story. It did seem to me that when they were together on his show, Keith was amused by her, but he didn't play along with any of her come-ons. And she may not be used to men like that.)

    Do note, however, how fast and loose these stories play with the truth. Mary claims to have a voicemail in which Keith asked her out, but has the voicemail emerged? Did she keep it?

    Second, Keith didn't have Mary as a guest on his show "once in 2003." He had her on his show twice in 2005 and once more sometime last year, I believe. They couldn't even get those details right.

    Third, note he is identified only as an "MSNBC talk host." This makes him sound like the host of a talk show, not a news program. They're also careful to ID him as a "former sportscaster"...helps make him sound more like a horndog attracted to obviously hot women. (There are, of course, other small details inserted to make the whole thing sound worse...for example, the description of the voice mail as "rambling." Obviously, the point was to make it sound as if Keith was under the influence of something when he left the we-don't-know-it-exists message. When, well, those who know him knows he can "ramble" even when he's sober, but no matter.)

    Fourth, I hardly think Katy qualifies as a "college gal." I believe the statute of limitations has run out on that as a description of her. If so, then I, too, qualify as a "college gal"...and I graduated from college before Katy was born.

    In short, Rupert Murdoch and his minions are back on the trail again...they finally realized that if they really wanted to slam Keith with a "horndog" reputation, a nobody like Karmabites just wasn't going to cut it. They needed someone with a name and, dare I say, a reputation...someone who was willing to play ball...and they found her. Either by paying her to do it, or by carefully scrutinizing every tidbit of mention they could find of him in the media, and pouncing when they found this one. ("A porn star says on the radio that she rejected Keith...YESSSSSS!!!!! WE GOT A LIVE ONE!!!!!!")

    Of course, they were more than willing to use Karma again for what good she did...they dredged her up again...and at least the Pest bothers to call Katy a "college grad."

    Unfortunately the waters are so muddied in all this nonsense that I fear the Pest is going to be able to gain some traction as a result from people who will actually believe it. Keith's "flack" (whoever that is) didn't help matters any by saying "It's a well documented fact that Keith is off the market." First of all, Keith's not married and not even engaged, so he's not really "off the market." Second, only in the past few months have there been any news items acknowledging his relationship, so that hardly constitutes a "well documented fact." Third, even if you buy the idea that "in a relationship" = "off the market" and that a few newspaper/magazine articles (we won't count the Dan Patrick Show because what gets said on it normally doesn't reveberate throughout the media universe) constitute a "well documented fact"...well, Keith was NOT "off the market" last June, when Mary claims she got this voice mail. (In fact, the whole thing sounds as if it was deliberately targeted to upset Katy, infuriating her into thinking she was only Keith's "second choice" after a XXX porn star turned him down.)

    If you ask me, this is a direct shot across the bow--it's time to attack Keith again, using the "wedge issue" his haters think is most likely to succeed in divesting him of his "librul" fans, especially the female ones: Paint him as a misogynist, skirt-chasing horndog. And if you can foment upset and doubt in the head of his young, impressionable girlfriend and possibly bring about the end of his relationship with her as a result, well then, that's icing on the cake.

    Hey! Something just occurred to me. We're supposed to believe that Keith asked Mary out, yet she turned him down because she had a boyfriend at the time. You know, just like any other woman might. Because, as we all know, Mary Carey would never try to date two men at once. Or have sex with two men at once. Or anything like that!!!!

    When you think about it, really...! THAT's comedy!

    Well she is right about one thing, her rant is indeed, sheer comic genius. And of course, serves as a role model to Olbyapologists everywhere I'm sure.

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    Fieldguide to Spotting an Olbyloon: AppearanceHypocritesRUs

    Today in our continuing series on how to spot an Olbyloon we present the AppearanceHypocritesRUs. Regulars here at Owatch know that the Loons put up their most passionate defenses when Clear Thinkers post about the unnatural Red/Orange hue, his dopey glasses, or his ill-fitting wardrobe. They claim we are not able to criticize him on substance so we criticize him on style.They insist that any discussions of his appearance should be off-limits here on Olbermannwatch.

    But what do we have here? The Krazy Keith Cultists aka, the Galpals, regularly comment on the appearance of one Keith Olbermann! They certainly never critique him on substance but boy do they like to devote a lot of their time discussing his appearance!

    And here.

    And here.

    And here.

    And then there is this little collection of galpals which keeps daily tabs on what tie Olbermann wears.

    Yet we are not allowed to talk about what Olbermann looks like? Okay, we are not following that line of logic but the Galpals have never been accused of ever making sense. And that brings us to this, the slavish devotion one particular Olbyloon shows in dissecting Mr. Olbermann and his appearance in tedious detail. We give you, unedited, the thoughts (if she can be said to actually think) of one Kathy on Mr. Olbermann and his appearance:

    Seems to me that, aside from the fact that any old photo of a person will almost inevitably look dated and thus geeky to a certain extent anyway, Keith in his youth was cursed with a strange combination of features: the delicate facial features and skin of his mother combined with the hirsuteness of (I would assume, given that his mother does not look hairy) his father. This doesn't generally make for dashing good looks. In old pictures of himself where he's clean-shaven, his face appears almost too feminine or babyish...yet in pictures where he does have facial hair, it seems to be growing all over the place, with no particular rhyme or reason, and he sort of looks like the Wolfman.

    By the 1980s, Keith appears to have gotten in touch with the concept of "manscaping" (even though they didn't call it that yet) and tamed his hairiness down to acceptable levels for an employed male of that era who spent much of his time appearing on TV. Yes, he looks quite Ron Burgundy to us today, but the look at least fit in with how other men of his hairiness looked at the time, and the glasses were the same kind of glasses other men were wearing then. (I get the impression the glasses really did come along as a result of the 1980 head injury, because you don't see him wearing any prior to then.) The problem? He had so much facial hair that it still disguised the "pretty" features of his face. Maybe he was afraid to let them show, having felt that back in his earlier hairless days he did look too girlish. Maybe mustaches and beards were his way of saying "Look, I'm a guy, OK?"

    Finally, about the 1990s, Keith's face began to balance out...he still might waver back and forth on the mustache thing, but his features began to age just enough that they no longer seemed feminine or babyish, but simply like youthful, elegant features on a man's face. By the turn of the century, he had "aged to perfection."

    This decade, Keith's hairline has begun receding and his hair has become lighter and lighter, with the gray starting in front and migrating ever-so-slowly to the back (the back still being almost completely black). It's become obvious that the man has an incredible pair of cheekbones to go with that wonderful bowed lip and dimpled chin, and without any of the facial hair in the way but with enough age now to masculinize them, they have become the elements of a truly beautiful older man's face. His eyes show much more as a result of dumping the facial hair, managing the eyebrows (as much as they can be managed) and wearing eyeglass frames that don't hide them (MOST of the time...). Bodywise, he's learned the trick of wearing suits that hide his "figure flaws"--a long, pear-shaped torso combined with proportionately short legs--with jackets that make his shoulders look broad enough to balance out the wide part of the "pear" and that are long and loosely fitted enough to disguise his bottom-heaviness (along with the right cut of pant). In short, Keith is probably in his best-looking decade right now. He's only now even starting to develop little wrinkles and creases in the past two years (note the little one about an inch long smack in the middle of his forehead) and, yes, the double chin, which doesn't really even show until he turns in profile because he has a relatively un-square jawline.

    It's funny how you can look at images of people when they were younger and see how they weren't really good-looking then for one reason or another, and the reason was actually that they had not yet grown into their looks, or their bodies hadn't matured, or they were the victim of past fashions that hid their best features, or something. A good example is men who, in their youth, were "bobbleheads" (their bodies had not yet caught up with the size of their heads). Old pictures of men like these look downright comical--as teenagers, they really look as if they belong on your dashboard nodding...their heads in proportion to their bodies look absolutely HUGE. But then they get to their twenties, and their bodies catch up...and then they look perfectly normal and sometimes downright handsome.

    And they call us Olbermann-obsessed?

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    Vote for the Keithies Award (again)


    Tonight's Award: Everyday Idiots

    - Pickup Truck v. Telephone Pole
    - Baseballs to the Buckethead Guy
    - Mustang Meets Garage
    - Just Pick Up a Snow Shovel
    - Idiot Weightlifter

    vote now at

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    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup March 28, 2007

    KO Keeps Swinging the Hammer

    Holy shiznit. Olbermann was the most watched cable news show Monday night...

    Opinion: MSNBC re-airing Countdown at 10pm?
    Inside Cable News

    NBC/MSNBC has invested a lot of time, effort, and money expanding its long form programming now undercut that by airing a Countdown re-run two hours after the original doesn't make a lot of sense.

    Olbermann Is A True Democrat
    The Ramblings Of A Conservative Mixed Breed

    What really scares me about Olbermann is that his ratings have been going up over the past year.

    Olbermann's Ooops
    Dana Blankenhorn

    Olbermann went on-and-on about how significant it was that Republicans did not filibuster a vote on the Iraq war today, how they let the vote go forward, and how a proposal to end it "won" by a count of 50-48. This had more errors in it than an early Mets game.

    Emailing Keith Olbermann
    Fire Truck Book

    I really would like to meet with Keith and hopefully talk him into plugging the book on his show (of which I'm a HUGE fan, and I'm not just saying that, I'm typing that, har har) and maybe he could make it his personal project to insure that it's a best seller and I could finally quit my night job. Maybe Keith could make this his charitable project for his life, you know like Jerry Lewis has his kids, Keith could have me.

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    KO MSM Bandwagon #319: New York Post

    Okay, so this isn't the usual fawning MSM article on Olbermann. But it is in a MSM publication. Over the past few years, Keith Olbermann has had porn star Mary Carey as a guest on his show several times. Apparently baseball fan Olbermann was trying to make a few home runs of his own with her.

    MESSAGE to Keith ("The Quick") Olbermann's girlfriend: Your man likes porn stars. Triple-X sex siren Mary Carey told Free-FM's "Radio Chick" show that the MSNBC blabbermouth once called her and left a "rambling message" in which he asked her out. But Carey, star of such steamy adult classics as "Boobsville Sorority Girls," says she turned him down "because I had a boyfriend at the time." Olbermann - who last year was accused of bedding, then dumping, a sexy young fan who then blogged about what she called their lackluster fling - is now dating a young college grad. But Olbermann's rep insisted it was Carey who called him. Olbermann had her as a guest on his show in 2003 when she was running for governor of California. "It's a well-documented fact that Keith is off the market," the flack added.

    Gee, wonder if this has anything to do with what his fans say is an upcoming interview with Keith in a porn magazine?

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    March 27, 2007
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 27, 2007


    Host: Keith Olbermann


    • PRES. BUSH STANDS ALONE: Howard Fineman, Newsweek senior Washington correspondent and political columnist
    • ONE-ON-ONE WITH BILL MAHER: Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher"
    • JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUBPOENAS: John Dean, fmr. Nixon White House counsel and author of "Conservatives Without Conscience"

    If you've heard one opening spiel, you've heard 'em all: the war vote, the President does "dirty work", Gonzales does "dirty work", Tony Snow's cancer, Pat Tillman (again), Bill Maher, and more internet video awards ("everyday idiots"). The Hour of Spin was set into motion.

    UPDATED (RCox): Video of Bill Maher interview and transcript

    Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly book Culture Warrior

    Keith bellowed about the "historic" vote in the Senate today. Quite the opposite of how he handled the last vote, which he never reported because it didn't go his way. Olbermahn painted the lack of strong GOP opposition to a desire to run away from the President, completely ignoring the fact that obstruction would just make the entire process take longer. There are troops out there who need funding, Olbermoronn. Chuck Hagel (R) switched sides to vote for the timeline, and guess which Senator got a lengthy video clip from an adoring but discredited sports guy? And guess which side was represented with zero clips?

    Then it was on to "orbiting scandals" [Ding!], "no less then three Gonzales scandals" [Ding!]. A new poll says Rove etc should testify under oath. Segue to Tony Snow's cancer, with Monkeymann boasting that he emails with Snow about baseball and stuff. (Did Keith's well wishes send the Insincerity Meter to 11?) The Pundit for All Occasions said a few kind words and then Herr Olbermann turned the topic to the vote. Credit to Howie: he recognized that one reason not to obstruct the vote could be to speed up the process. But then he gave his stock an OlbyPlanet boost by saying that the "real reason" is Republicans are just tired and don't care to defend the President. Olby wanted to invoke Rule #1 to say a veto would be bad for "Mister" Bush; Fineman hedged, but said the AG will not last. Great thanks.

    Some regurgitated audio (Pat Tillman's mother) preceded "a succession of scandals" [Ding!] in the Bush administration. The graphic read: "House of Scandal" [Ding!]. The expert guest for this segment was comedian Bill Maher. Olby referenced Valerie Plame being "thrown under the bus" [Ding!], adding that the administration prefers "phony patriotism" to "real patriotism". Maher rushed to agree, because on OlbyPlanet it's perfectly acceptable to impugn the patriotism of others, as long as they don't comport with OlbySpin. After both called the Bush administration unpatriotic--

    Wait a minute! Stop the tivo!. Isn't this the same Herr Olbermann who railed against Republicans claming they accused others of being unpatriotic? Not just once, but again and again? But of course. The laws on OlbyPlanet never apply to Olby, you know. Maher went on to the 7 minutes after the 9/11 attack, adding that the Iraq war is "lost". Pretty lame stuff overall, but it earned Maher Great Thanks.

    #3 was more recycled audio from the radio interview with Pat Tillman's mother, who gave her opinions and speculations about the incident (including the suggestion that he may have been deliberately murdered!). She reflected OlbySpin ("the war in Iraq is illegal...unjustified") which explains why she got all this play on Countdown.

    #2: Plane collisions (regurgitated NBC reportage), Prince William, Prince Harry, Snoop Dog. #1: More uproarious internet videos. In the Media Matters Minute, Olbermoronn went after Michael Savage (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters). But the real venom was saved for Sean Hannity and "Fox Noise" (Blue Blog Source: Crooks & Liars). Once again Keithy Boy's interns didn't do their homework, complaining about a graphic reading "Democrats legislating defeat in Iraq"--without telling anyone that it was part of Hannity's weekly commentary. Get it? Not a news report. An opinion piece. Just like someone snipping out a piece of one of your Special Education Komments and using that as evidence that all of MSNBC is as extreme and irresponsible as you are, Mr Olbermahn, sir. Get your facts right.


    Taciturn terriers: Oralmann painted a lovely picture of all sides uniting to support Tony Snow. To that end he carefully left out the reaction of the blue blogs, the same ones that he panders to (and lifts from) every night. No point in embarrassing his masters. "Man on Fan" Olbermann loves to cite polls, but only the ones that comport with OlbySpin. So naturally he picked one from USA Today, but spiked a survey showing 50% of voters will not vote for Hillary. He continues to ignore the Iran hostage crisis and the new developments thereof. Just like he's keeping the story of pistol-packing Sen Webb (D) off his air. There are 600,000 illegals still in the US despite having been ordered to leave. And it should surprise no one that Herr Olbermann was conspiciously silent about that "monkey" Chris Wallace and his devastating takedown of the infamous, deplorable one.


    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name is #11,534 at, while "Culture Warrior" is #243. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #3,494 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #104 there. Monday's Hour of Spin, with its incessant hyping of a Special Komment that wasn't, eeked out a second place finish, while the newly instituted 10:00 pm repeat ended up in fourth place, both in total viewers and in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 4 [GUARDED]

    UPDATED (RCox): video and transcript

    Read the transcript to the Tuesday show

    Watch Keith interview Bill Maher

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    Great Moments in Broadcast Journalism - 0003

    Vote for the Keithies Award

    Every now then Countdown with Keith Olbermann is actually funny...on purpose. Well... OK... the videos his producers find and stick on the air so he can introduce them are funny but who's counting? Last night Keith introduced (and actually admitting to ripping off) his version of the You Tube Awards. He calls them the Keithies and Keith wants you to vote.


    Tonight's Award: Stuff that you missed on the TVs that the Internets made famous award

    - Gay/Blind Mountain Climber (KOAT Action News)
    - Idiot with Sword (Shop at Home Network)
    - Picture of Horse/Butterfly/Moth (Shop at Home Network)
    - Leprechaun in the Tree (local news)
    - Jack Mehoffer on The O'Reilly Factor (Fox News Channel)

    vote now at

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    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup March 27, 2007

    Audio: Chris Wallace rips Keith Olbermann
    Hot Air

    Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace unloads on Countdown to No Ratings’ Keith Olbermann last Friday on the nationally syndicated Mike Gallagher show.

    Memo II to Olbermann: Did You See Jack Bauer's Concern About Militant VP?
    Paul Levinson

    Keith Olbermann is by no means the only commentator who picks on 24...but he's been one of the most flamboyant of the show's critics, so I address this post to him...

    Bill Clinton Says '24' Is 'Trying To Be Fair'

    Clinton tore asunder the grand conspiracies of Keith Olbermann, who is now finding some other TV show to blame for Republicans and conservatives existing, because in his mind, it must be magical hypnotic TV 'rays' beaming directly into people's brains.

    Special Comment: Tom Delay's Delusion of Grandeur
    Crooks and Liars

    Keith Olbermann blasts the Bug Man, (one of the vilest men to ever roam the halls of Congress) after his Hitler quotes hit the Internets.

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    March 26, 2007
    Chris Wallace on Edward R Olbermann

    Last week, the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann attacked Brit Hume and Chris Wallace. A few days later, Mr Wallace returned fire.

    Wallace appeared on Mike Gallagher's radio show. Hot Air has the audio of Chris Wallace's takedown of Keith Oralmann. It's a must-hear.

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    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 26, 2007


    Host: Keith Olbermann


    • FEDERAL PROSECUTOR FIRINGS: Richard Wolffe, Newsweek chief White House correspondent and MSNBC political analyst
    • PAT TILLMAN DEATH DETAILS: Jon Soltz, and Iraq War veteran

    Keith Oralmann was revved up and ready to rumble as he bellowed the opening spiel: the AG and the USAs, someone is going to take the fifth, recycled AG interview, the Tillman case, Tom DeLay "plays the Nazi card" (Special Education Komment plug), Elizabeth and John Edwards, and the Keithy internet video awards. Another Blue Monday on The Hour of Spin.

    UPDATED: Special Comment Video and Transcript

    #5: GonzalesGate again. Clips of anti-AG lawmakers: 3. Clips of pro-AG lawmakers: zero. Monica Goodling is going to take the fifth rather than testify; Rev Olbermahn compared that to what criminals do. Quote from Leahy (D). Email discrepancies with the AG's claims. Clips of press hectoring Not-Tony-Snow.

    Next up was a smorgasboard of regurgitated video: an NBC interview with the AG. No, of course it wasn't Olbermahn doing the honors. Do you want him to get nauseous? Instead, he ran clips from the mothership so he could inter alia snipe at Gonzales's "incompetence" and suggest he's a liar--all while Gonzales wasn't there to defend himself. That's what they call "courage" on OlbyPlanet.

    The Wolffe Man sauntered in to hear "Man on Fan" Olbermann compare the AG to a "7-year-old" and (Rule #1) decreeing the AG's answers to be "disastrous". Wolffie reinforced every syllable of OlbySpin: incompetence, simpleton, and more. They discussed the vote to reinstate Congressional authority to confirm USA replacements, and The Wolffe Man simpered that "the President has dug himself in". Oddly, neither mentioned that the White House is going along with this reinstatement. Great thanks.


    In the #4 segment, a moved-up Special Education Komment [see APPENDIX below] (moved up presumably because nothing was important enough to bump the #1 segment on funny internet videos). It was hardly Special at all: just a few lines, and no camera pivots. Is Olbermoronn trying to lure the loons with a promise of a stemwinder but delivering just a mouse? Is it bait and switch? The trigger for all this: something DeLay said in his new book. OK, class, how many of you believe that Olby actually read Tom DeLay's new book? Bueller? Anyone? Of course he didn't (Blue Blog Source: Huffington Post). It seems Mr DeLay's crime was to make a comparison of liberals to Hitler, and...

    Hey, wait a minute! Stop the tivo! Did we hear that right? Olbermahn objecting to Nazi comparisons? You mean like Dick Durbin's (D)? Well no, that never got reported on Countdown. But Herr Olbermann is in a great position to decry Nazi comparisons. To wit:


    • It was Herr Olbermann who compared Fox News to Nazis.
    • It was Herr Olbermann who gave the Nazi salute to smear O'Reilly.
    • It was Herr Olbermann who hurled the fascism smear at Newt Gingrich.
    • It was Herr Olbermann who called the administration of "Mister" Bush an example of fascism.
    • And it was Herr Olbermann who likened "Mister" Bush's administration to The Third Reich.

    Yeah, you're the one to bloviate about people making the Nazi comparison. Aren't you, Mister Olbermahn, sir?

    #3: The Pat Tillman controversy. Far-left Soltz made a return visit to OlbyPlanet in order to hammer Rumsfeld, Bush, and anyone else in sight with an (R) after his name. Oralmann asked a tough question: is all this eeevil stuff something new with this administration? Wow, a real stumper. Of course it is! And just to prove it, Soltz expounded on the firing of attorneys. A typical Countdown exchange between one slovenly political hack and another.

    #2: The Edwards family on the campaign trail (regurgitated from NBC). Plus Anna Nicole Smith, Britney Spears, Harry Potter. #1: Funny internet videos (including O'Reilly Attack #169). In the Media Matters Minute, "comedian Rush Limbaugh (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters). Supposedly Rush said the decision to reveal Mrs Edwards's cancer was to "jump-start" the campaign. The trolls that Olby laughingly calls his staff are getting sloppy. What Limbaugh said was that telling that he would be suspending his campaign might have been done to increase awareness of the press conference and jump-start his campaign. Not the same thing, Olbermoronn. What's more, Rush said that back on March 22, and Keithy already gave him a WPitW for that! Looks like the Kos Kidz who write Countdown didn't read very carefully. They took a back reference to the March 22 comment and thought it was something new, and of course Krazy Keith never fact-checks anything. Har. There was also a bit about the 9/11 remains (Blue Blog Source: Crooks & Liars) which Olbermoronn was able to twist into a smear against Giuliani (R). What a surprise.


    Dogs that did not bark: Oralmann was too busy sermonizing about Tom DeLay, so he naturally couldn't report that an aide to Sen Webb (D) was pinched carrying a loaded shooting iron into the Capitol. And you know he will continue to spike any mention of the latest outrages from his buddies in Tehran. New developments re the maker of the YouTube ad, but they are not the kind Monkeymann is likely to report. More Taliban killed. The Iraq Vice-President speaks out on redeployment. And Tony Snow went into surgery today. Edward R Olbermann couldn't care less.

    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name sunk to #12,086 at, while "Culture Warrior" is #475. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #3,538 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #1,009 there. On Friday Krazy Keith lost overwhelmingly to Mr Bill. Herr Oralmann finished in third place, both in total viewers and in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". The MisterMeter had the night off.

    APPENDIX: Keith's Latest Speshul Education Komment

    Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly book Culture Warrior

    The quote, with the context sucked out from around it, is astonishing.

    In a new book, former Republican leader of the House Tom DeLay writes:

    [Look downward]

    "Liberals have finally joined the ranks of scoundrels like Hitler."

    But, restore the context, as with anything else, and you change the meaning of any quote.

    In this case, you make it worse.

    Mr. DeLay is comparing how he's been treated to how the world was treated by Hitler and the Nazis.

    The book is called "No Retreat, No Surrender: One American's Fight."

    It has been officially out for nearly two weeks, and it has not cracked The New York Times top 30.

    So the fact of this one quotation, first noted only last week by The Jewish Daily Forward, could have easily slipped through the cracks.

    But even though nobody seems to be reading his book, Mr. DeLay is nonetheless referring to what he calls a lie -- the accusation that he violated campaign-finance laws in Texas, for which he was indicted.

    And on page 156 he writes:

    I believe it was Adolf Hitler who first acknowledged that the big lie ...

    Look, stop right there, Mr. DeLay.

    If you're going to throw around Hitler's name, research the reference, huh?

    As suggested on The Huffington Post, we have many useful Internet search engines now.
    If you type in "Big Lie, Hitler" into the one called "Google," you get 1,320,000 results.

    [Meaningful pause]

    I believe it was Adolf Hitler who first acknowledged that the big lie is more effective than the little lie, because the big lie is so audacious, such an astonishing immorality, that people have a hard time believing anyone would say it if it wasn't true.

    You know, the big lie -- like the Holocaust never happened or dark-skinned people are less intelligent than light-skinned people. Well, by charging this big lie about money laundering, liberals have finally joined the ranks of scoundrels like Hitler.

    [Eye roll, shoulder shrug]

    OK, where do we start here?

    Let's try the gentlest interpretation.

    Mr. DeLay believes that the accusation that he violated Texas campaign finance laws is on some kind of par with claims that light-skinned people are more intelligent than dark-skinned people.

    Now that's the gentlest one.

    The somewhat less kind interpretation?

    He's equating anybody, charging him -- just him -- with anything, even if it were a lie, with the Nazis.

    Just by going after Tom DeLay, you are like that old "scoundrel" Hitler.

    So Tom DeLay is as important as -- what? -- democracy in 1930s Germany?

    Poland in 1939?

    The Jewish people?

    So Mr. DeLay, go back to your Google and type in the name "Tom DeLay" and the phrase "Delusions of Grandeur."

    [eyebrows liftoff]

    And you get 11,500 results.

    UPDATE (RCox):

    Alert readers will note the line "[No Retreat, No Surrender: One American's FightTom Delay] has been officially out for nearly two weeks, and it has not cracked The New York Times top 30" and recall how Keith and his OlbyLoon pals sought to spin Olbermann's failure to make The New York Times bestsellers list as some sort of accomplishment.

    The "Top 30"? "nearly two weeks"?

    Like all self-serving Olbermann propaganda one has to know the background, know the truth and be able to parse through OlbySpin. Let's give it a try here:

    The book bearing Olbermann's name was released (famously) on September 11, 2006 and was listed by the Times as "also selling" (as opposed to actually being on the "Best Sellers" list) on October 1, 2006. The book was ranked #18 for a week and then disappeared the next week. It never cracked into the New York Times Best Sellers List which is the Top 15 books being sold at a relative handful of bookstores around the country. Since Keith never made the Times' best sellers list he is reduced to claiming the book was in the "Top 30" even though the Times does not publish a "Top 30". He then goes on to "dis" Delay's book because it did not make Keith's made up "Top 30" list and notes (as if it should have made the list by now) even though it has been out for "nearly two weeks".

    But OlbySpin is more subtle than that. Not only is Keith oh-so-subtly reminding viewers that " book was in the "Top 30" (as if that means something profound) but acting as if he is making an "apples to apples" comparison between The Worst Person in the World: And 202 Strong ContendersKeith Olbermannand No Retreat, No Surrender: One American's FightTom Delay. Of course, he is not.

    No Retreat, No Surrender: One American's FightTom Delay was released on March 14, 2007 so the book is not even eligible to be on The New York Times best seller list (or even on the so-called "Top 30" list) until this coming Sunday. Typically, publishers get a heads up on Wednesday before if one of their books is going to be on the list so they can...wait for it...take out ads in the Sunday Times!

    To recap, there is no such thing as the "New York Times Top 30 list", Keith never made it on to the New York Times Best Sellers list, his book spent one week at #18, 3 spots shy of cracking the list, Delay's book is only this week eligible to be on the list, if he is on the list no one will know that until Wednesday.

    Now, I have no idea whether Delay's book will be on the Times's best seller list (or even in the so-called "Top 30). I do not care in the least. But I do know that Keith is providing a great example of what NBC now believes constitutes good journalism - talk fast enough to people too dumb to care and maybe some of them will believe you.

    UPDATE (RCox): transcript to the Monday show

    UPDATE (RCox): Video of Keith Olbermann's Special Comment on Tom Delay

    Great Moments in Broadcast Journalism with Keith R. Olbermann 0002

    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup

    George Soros: Anti-war war profiteer?
    San Francisco Chronicle

    "Conservative commentators are having a field day" [Link to OW] with the revelation, drily observed Business Week, which headed its item 'Irony Watch'.

    Glenn Beck unloads on "fat witch" Rosie, angers Olbermann
    Hot Air

    MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, host of Countdown to No Ratings, was furious with Glenn for his "weightphobia." It was just last year Olbermann called FNC"s Roger Ailes "fat ass." Olbermann Watch has more in last night's recap.

    Halliburton's not just for Michael Moore anymore
    USS Voyager NCC-74656, Delta Quadrant

    You lefties spent years and many sleepless nights trying to convince the free world that this company is "pure eeeeevil," and yet here is your own transnational sugar daddy dipping his hand deeeeep into the honey pot of Halliburton stock.

    Watching the watchers
    Likelihood of Success

    You knew about Olbermann Watch. But did you know about Watching Olbermann Watch? It's a website by those obsessively compelled to monitor a website that's obsessively compelled to monitor a guy who's making a nice living, thank you. And we know for sure that Keith Olbermann only writes - how many of these websites?

    Olbermann Slams Limbaugh
    Crooks and Liars

    Keith took comedian Rush Limbaugh to task last night for his heartless "analysis" of John Edwards' campaign prospects and Elizabeth's returning cancer.

    Cable TV news channel begins to finalize Secaucus departure while receiving another tax break
    The Hudson Reporter

    "This is looking like a classic case of how companies game the system and play cities and states off each other," he said. "These companies get tax breaks not because they need them, but because they can get them. Here you've got a situation where New Jersey over a period of 10 years subsidized these jobs, and now the exact same jobs are moving to New York, and New York is going to subsidize them.

    We are looking for a contributor to produce a daily roundup of Olbermann-centric links from the web. If you are interested to become a contributor please email me.

    New OlbyWatch Blogrollers

    The Blue Site
    Instrumental Rationality
    The Stout Republican
    Country Store

    We've gone ahead and cleaned up the blogroll as best we can. If you have blogrolled Olbermann Watch and we have not listed you please let us know.

    186k per second

    Ace of Spades HQ

    Cable Gamer

    Dean's World

    Extreme Mortman

    Hot Air

    Inside Cable News


    Jawa Report

    Johnny Dollar's Place

    Media Research Center

    National Review Media Blog

    Narcissistic Views


    Pat Campbell Show

    Radio Equalizer


    Stranded in Blue Islands

    Toys in the Attic

    World According to Carl
    The Blue Site

    Country Store

    Doug Ross@Journal

    Instrumental Rationality


    Return of the Conservatives

    Rhymes with Right

    Sister Toldjah

    Sports and Stuff

    Stout Republican

    Aaron Barnhart

    Eric Deggans

    Jason Clarke

    Lance Dutson

    Ron Coleman

    Victria Zdrok

    note: not every blog list on this list has blogrolled us, some are those that link to us from time to time.

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    March 25, 2007 Update

    As mentioned in the comments the other day, we've been making some changes to the site. After deciding to bring OlbyWatch back from the dead we decided if we were in for a penny we ought to be in for a pound so we are going to actually try and promote the site and see if we can monetize it to then promote it even more.

    Here's a list of some of the recent changes...

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    And here's stuff we put back in from the old site...

    - Recent Comments
    - Blog Ads
    - OlbyWatch Surveys
    - Blogroll/Keith Lovers (better organized)
    - Blogroll/Keith Watchers (greatly expanded)
    - updated KO Countdown Clock (boo!)
    - OlbyWatch Book Club
    - KO Mini-Blog ( link roll)
    - Red Meat Mini-Blog ( link roll)
    - OlbyWatch in the News (updated)
    - RSS Feed Chicklets (expanded)

    Comments or suggestions are welcome. If you have questions about any of this let me know and I will endeavor to explain here.

    These days we are bouncing between 1,300 and 1,700 unique visitors a day. As a first step in promoting Olbermann Watch we would like to bump that up north of 2,000. If you want to support the site and help us push through the 2,000 makr there are a couple important ways you can do that:

    1) support our advertisers - if you see a link that interests follow it.

    2) bookmark/share using the new "chicklets" - we want to be visible in places like, Digg, Fark and all the rest so if you use any of those services for sharing posts that interest you please make it a habit to "click the chicklets""

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    Is Keith Olbermann REALLY a liberal?

    Soros-funded pundit Eric Alterman of Center of American Progress cannot seem find time to criticize Halliburton ever since his sugar daddy started gobbling up HAL stock but he's raising doubts about Keith Olbermann's bona fides as a liberal.

    Within MSNBC, Matthews represents the "center" between the right-wing Tucker Carlson and the taken-for-a-liberal Keith Olbermann.

    h/t Mark Finkelstein at

    Meanwhile, the OlbyLoons are giddy with excitement of a blog post entitled (I kid you not) Keith Olbermann's greatness

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    March 24, 2007
    Fieldguide to Spotting an Olbyloon: KOSignalsUs

    Today in our continuing series on how to spot an Olbyloon we present the KOSignalsUs. The KoSignalsUs is best known for its overwrought and hysterical demeanor and its sincere belief that Olbermann is sending them secret signals through the cable transmissions of MSNBC.

    Natural Habitat: The Krazy Keith forums (naturally). Most recent example? Here, where the cult of Keith members believe that because they likened Olbermann's latest pair of glasses to being like Clark Kent's (aka Superman) that his taking them off during Friday night's show was a move exactly like Clark Kent would make. (Never mind people with glasses take them on and off all the time). But in the deluded mind of the KOSignalsUs, this is obviously confirmation that Keith reads their amusing little fan forums and was acknowledging he knows they've compared him to Clark Kent. No, really. That's what they believe.

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    March 23, 2007
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 23, 2007

    [UPDATED with audio clip]

    Host: Keith Olbermann


    • WAR POLITICS; 2008 CANDIDATES: Dana Milbank, The Washington Post national political reporter and MSNBC political analyst; Sam Youngman, The Hill
    • KARL ROVE UNDER OATH: Wayne Slater, Dallas Morning News senior political writer
    • RUDY GIULIANI: Wayne Barrett, author of "Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11"
    • POSSIBLE EXHUMATION OF HOUDINI: Larry Sloman, author of "The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero"

    The infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann bellowed the opening spiel: The House Passes The Bill!!!! GonzalesGate again, plus Karl Rove! Giuliani's wife is on marriage #3. Harry Houdini. UFOs, plus the usual KO crap, including Another Olbermann Lie, on the Last Hour of Spin For the Week!!!!


    Oralmann, who sported Ashleigh Banfield's old glasses, kicked things off with Rule #1: threatening to veto a bill is "counterintuitive" or "self-destructive". The bill calls for the end of Bush's "fiasco" in Iraq. Keith celebrated its passage, in an exact reverse analog of his reaction to the loss of the Senate Iraq bill, which he never reported at all! Clips of unindicted co-conspirator Murtha (D) in tears. No clips of (R) lawmakers. Clip of Bush "virtually palpably vibrating with outrage". Um, how can anything be described as "virtually palpably vibrating"? You'll have to ask the Edward R Murrow of our time. Milbank, shorn of spectacular suits, was immediately asked if "Mister" Bush "walked into some kind of trap" (Rule #1 again). It was Milbank Puppet Theater as Dana played his role impeccably, averring the the White House was "passing the buck". Olby on "Mister" Bush: "Is he that unplugged?" Keithy Boy then leapt to the defense of pork: everyone does it, so it's OK. Haha! Just 24 hours after Olbermann Watch scorched him for not even reporting the pork, today he made excuses for it! What a tool. Great thanks.

    Next up, Bill Clinton speaks up in favor of Hillary, as Oralmann rushed to reminiscence: "When I talked to the Senator last fall..." Youngman pontificated on the politics of it all in a discussion that was more reality-based than what we usually see on OlbyPlanet. Great thanks. Plus an update on the Pat Tillman controversy.

    #4: Monkeymann deserves what he gets. His disbarred lawyer told him yesterday executive privilege only covers communications with the President, and today he repeated that canard as if it were fact. He then amplified his ignorance by claiming Rove was "one of the two senior administration officials responsible for the original leak".

    Stop the tivo! The "original leak" was by Richard Armitage. Alone. Armitage was not in a secret plot with Rove. Rove had nothing to do with Armitage leaking the name. Zero. Zip. Nada. Bookmark this page, we have Another Olbermann Lie. Slater, the Bush's Brain guy, was there to claim Rove has in the past given dishonest testimony under oath. Only he didn't cite any perjury convictions, or even a contempt citation. Unlike, say, the case of Bill Jefferson Clinton who was disbarred for lying under oath and trying to fix a court case. That's our Olby: smear Rove, and slobber over B.J.

    #3: A golden opportunity to pile on Giuliani because his wife is thrice-married. "Six marriages between them," crowed Monkeymann. Which is not just six times more but infinity times more than Fat Ass can claim. He went on to cite the "weirdness factor"--pretty bold talk for someone shacking up with a girl young enough to be a daughter, not to mention those private hotel rooms and bottles of Merlot. Serial Rudy-basher Barrett, hawking a book, did his usual character assassination, which is welcomed on OlbyPlanet as long as the victim has an (R) after his name. What are the odds "journalist" Oralmann will put on someone to defend Rudy? Or Rudy himself? Slim and none, and Slim just left town.

    #2: Tainted pet food (regurgitated NBC reportage), Mel Gibson, Anna Nicole Smith. #1: Harry Houdini's cause of death (the best part of the program, except for Olby's disturbing grunts). In the Media Matters Minute, O'Reilly attack #168 (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters). But the highlight was KO making himself a nominee (nothing worse than bronze, of course), because he admits that he slammed Glenn Beck for something he himself had done (when he called Roger Ailes "fat ass"). Of course there was a bit of Olby dishonesty here: "It occured to me that I had once called Roger Ailes 'fat ass'". It occured to me?!? You mean, it occured to you after Olbermann Watch pointed it out and humiliated you. Presumably we should be grateful for even a microspeck of responsibility from Herr Olbermann, but he could at least be honest about who pointed it out. Perhaps this was another of those things his producers are forcing him to do.


    Muted mongrels: Herr Olbermann saw fit not to mention Tony Snow's current medical problem except for a rushed comment in the closing seconds of the program. That way our hero, the great opponent of political "hate speech", could deftly avoid any mention of the reaction to the Snow news. Of course Olbermahn protects his friends in Tehran by not even reporting their latest act of war. Plus more from the Gitmo transcripts. More Taliban killed. And in our weekly assessment of Keith Olbermann's masculinity, over the past week Olbermann has attacked Fox, CNN, and Limbaugh/right-wing pundits ten times; Olby criticisms of MSNBC: zero. Meanwhile, his primary source (Media Matters) criticized MSNBC nine times. That makes this week's Olbermann Manhood Quotient: -20 [limp].


    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name is #6,322 at, while "Culture Warrior" is #368. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #3,281 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #1,007 there. On Thursday "Man on Fan" Olbermahn finished in third place, both in total viewers and in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 1 [LOW]

    UPDATE: We were not the only ones to notice Oralmann's weird spectacles. Here's a snippet from John Gibson's 8:00 pm radio hour:

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    March 22, 2007
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 22, 2007


    Host: Keith Olbermann


    • CONGRESS VS. WHITE HOUSE: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), chair of Senate Judiciary Committee
    • CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS: John Dean, fmr. Nixon White House counsel and author of "Conservatives Without Conscience"

    Olbermoronn was in hog heaven as he orated the opening spiel: subpoenas approved, GonzalesGate, clip of Leahy (D), clip of the AG, plugs for the disbarred lawyer and Leahy, Mrs Edwards's cancer, true crime, and the latest American Idol "scandal" [Ding!]. Man, talk about the devaluing of language. All this and, sadly, more on a Thursday Hour of Spin.


    #5: A "scandal" [Ding!] evoking Watergate [Ding!], just like Nixon [Ding!]. It's a true Watergate [Ding!] comparison with felon Dean. But first, the AG is staying in his job "apparently for the sake of the children" (Blue Blog Source: Think Progress). Subpoenas authorized, but not yet issued. Specter (R) ridiculed. Clip of Specter vs Leahy. Clip of Tony Snow.

    Then the Dem of the Day: Leaky Leahy, who got Great Thanksed before he said a single word. [Gaze upon The List again and be further amazed.] Edward R Olbermann honed in with scalpel-like questioning worthy of Perry Mason:

    • Are the gauntlets thrown down?
    • Do you have any expectation on Mr Sampson?
    • How can you hold that, the actual issuing, in the gun?
    • Perhaps that's why there is an oath.
    • Are there rabbits in hats that you have that we don't know about?
    • Is there evidence that suggests the administration may have been acting not just improperly, but in some cases illegally?

    The answer to that last question was, based on Leaky's evasion, "no", but Olby let Leaky ramble on in lengthy narratives, with nary a follow-up or critical inquiry to be heard.

    Then it was on to John Dean with "this White House in Crisis". Wait a minute. Stop the tivo! Where have we heard that before? Let's do an OlbyFlashback:

    • White House in crisis. The president says his government thwarted a terrorist plot against the tallest building in Los Angeles. (9 Feb 2006)
    • This week could bring indictments against senior members of his administration... is it, in fact, the White House in crisis?(24 Oct 2005)
    • A White House truly in crisis. (13 Mar 2007)
    • The White House in crisis. The president's crisis, what to do about the fresh hell of the Middle East. (17 July 2006)
    • The rundown for tonight's show was given a title by our producer that shook me. The title simply was, "White House in Crisis." (20 Oct 2005)

    Like we said, devaluing the language. But we digress. Back to the latest meeting of Rev Olbermann's Criminal Rehabilitation Program, with convicted felon Dean there to compare GonzalesGate with Watergate [Ding!]. Or, as the graphic read, "worse than Watergate" [Ding!]. The US attorney "scandal" [Ding!] and its parallels to you-know-what. Nixon! [Ding!] Watergate! [Ding!] Felon Dean claimed only conversations with the President are protected by executive privilege (one of the dangers of getting your legal advice from a disbarred lawyer is that he might spew patent nonsense). The criminal speculated with a lot of weasel words, and eagerly bit when Fat Ass tossed him a softball about the power of the executive branch. The felon blamed everything on Nixon [Ding!](check!), Reagan (check!), Bush (check!), and Bush (check!). Hmm. Is there a pattern there? We report, you decide. The disbarred lawyer went on about the "tip of the iceberg", and his brilliant way with the English language so impressed Olbermoronn that he Great Thanksed him for his "insights". Gag.

    #3: Mrs Edwards's cancer, at first handled with delicacy and solemnity. (We leave it to others to compare and contrast with Monkeymann's demeanor when reporting on the health of Dick Cheney.) But then Keith had to make it all about him, trumpeting how Mrs Edwards once confided to Olbermahn how happily she thought of her late son whenever she watched Keith on tv. "She wanted to thank me for that memory." Of course she did. Cillizza echoed Olby's claim that nobody in politics is held in as much regard as she is, and they batted around the implications. Great thanks.

    #2: True crime (regurgitated NBC reportage), Bill Jefferson Clinton, Paul McCartney. #1: Even still more American Idol stuff, with Olby not even getting that right (confusing the "bottom three" with the "bottom two"). In the Media Matters Minute, "comedian Rush Limbaugh", plus another shot at Glenn Beck for referring to Rosie O'Donnell as a "fat witch" (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters). It's "weightphobia", according to Monkeymann. Glenn, Glenn. We told you. You have to use terms like slut, c-nt, whore, fat ass, fatso, psychotic, circular, and schmuck. Stick with name-calling that is Certified Olbermann Approved. You see, then it's not "weightphobia". Then it's "the future of television news".


    Muted mongrels: Herr Olbermann loves to blow about government spending, bellowing about "your tax dollars at work" when it's something that might embarrass one of his enemies. Like the Republican Congress. Like the staff of the Republican Congress. Like Sen Stevens (R). Or the US Military. Or Tony Snow. Or Bush. And yet, "Man on Fan" Olbermann has said not one critical word about the outrageous pork doled out by Nancy Pelosi for everyone from peanut farmers to spinach producers as bribes to get them to back her latest Iraq war bill. Meanwhile, terrorists who killed US troops have been captured; apparently Olbermahn could care less.

    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name is #9,016 at, while "Culture Warrior" is #206. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #3,154 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #1,009 there. Wednesday's Hour of Spin sunk like a cement block in quicksand. The infamous, deplorable one finished in a miserable fourth place, both in total viewers and in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". There is no joy on OlbyPlanet. Mighty Olby has struck out. The MisterMeter had the night off.

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    March 21, 2007
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 21, 2007


    Host: Keith Olbermann


    • HOUSE PANEL SUBPOENAS: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee
    • POLITICS OF CONGRESS VS. THE WHITE HOUSE: Richard Wolffe, Newsweek chief White House correspondent and MSNBC political analyst
    • AL GORE RETURNS TO WASHINGTON: Howard Fineman, Newsweek senior Washington correspondent and MSNBC political analyst
    • "AMERICAN IDOL": Maria Milito, Q104.3 radio host

    Another opening, another spiel: Subpoenas, executive privilege, "fired" US attorneys, Gore testifies, Imhofe "fumbles", Richard Engel in Iraq, another segment on American Idol, and more on a Tuesday Hour of Spin.


    The Man with the Tan started out with a reference to Watergate [Ding!], "politicizing" prosecutors (who are political appointees), and "bullying". Nixon [Ding!] referenced! Twice! [Ding!] We aren't going to count the number of times Oralmann said "cover-up", and our bell can't take that much ringing. Clips of press hectoring Tony Snow.


    Slippery Shuster returns to pour through the document dump. Few emails between late Nov and early Dec. Karl Rove mentioned in an email! Aha! Nothing about the President being told (he was out of town), but that ace scoopster Shuster revealed that Bush did do something regarding the Dept of the Interior during that same time frame. Aha Again! See! That proves Rove talked to him about the "firings". Or could have. Or did, unless he didn't. Breaking news on The Hour of Spin. Great thanks.

    KO compared the White House to "used car dealers" as he introduced his impartial guest on the subject of the "scandal" [Ding!]: Sen Chuck Schumer (D). [Gaze upon The List and be amazed.] Olby's tough questions included:

    • What's your response to all that?
    • Are there negotiations going on now?
    • Do you think that you are being denied at this point evidence that the administration may have interefered with, uh, investigations if not prosecutions of, of politicians, uh, who happen to be in the same party as members of the administration?
    • Is that [a comment by Tony Snow] relevant?

    Great Thanks. PS: There was no Republican lawmaker or anyone else interviewed to give the opposing point of view. Such are the rules on OlbyPlanet. Then it was back to Tony Snow again with The Wolffe Man, as Monkeymann immediately turned to Rule #1 and said the White House "painted itself into a corner", adding that the administration has given us "six years of whatever". Edward R Murrow would have been proud. KO came up with a gotcha on Snow, citing a column of his from the Clinton years. Well, he didn't really "come up with it" (Blue Blog Source: Eschaton). Wolffie declared that there is "no patience" any more among "conservative Republicans" and a good time was had by all. OlbyPlug: tomorrow the parallels of this "scandal" [Ding!] with Watergate [Ding!] will be explained by Olbermann's Felon, John Dean.

    After Olbermahn went through "the list of the latest three newsmakers" that included another attack on the "far right" [Ding!], came the "far right" [Ding!] attacks on Gore and global warming. Fat Ass ridiculed James Imhofe (R) as part of the "smear campaign against Gore", and the ever-pliant Fineman, Pundit for All Occasions, was there to serve as Olbermoronn's personal dittohead. "Man on Fan" Olbermann called Imhofe's staff "venomous" (well, if anyone knows venomous, it's Herr Olbermann), and Howie pronounced Gore the "winner" of the argument. The exchange was as predictable as any that has been held on OlbyPlanet, and for that he was not Great Thanksed by Oralmann, but, oddly, Great Pleasured.

    [ed. Sick of Al Gore's nonsense? Check out one of the finest documentaries ever made - The Great Global Warming Swindle. This film is a REAL example of speaking truth to power.]

    #2 was an OlbyPlug for Richard Engel's special to air later tonight, followed by Anna Nicole Smith and Larry "Bud" Melman. #1: Another dissection of American Idol and a huge "scandal": an emotional audience member was invited to attend by the producers. ("She was an effin plant!" bellowed Fat Ass, approximately 34 times.) Olbermahn speaking truth to power again. In the Media Matters Minute, an attack on Sean Hannity (Blue Blog Source: Crooks & Liars). Fox and conservative slots both filled with one nomination: a twofer!


    Taciturn terriers: Yesterday Keith Oralmann had a high old time ridiculing "comedian" Rush Limbaugh and chortling over how the Governator had dismissed him as "irrelevant" (minus, of course, the relevant context). But that was then, and this is now. Today, Ahnold got on the phone with the "irrelevant" Limbaugh and had an in-depth discussion of where they agree, where they disagree, and what exactly the context of "irrelevant" was all about. After all his chortling about it yesterday, how did Herr Olbermann report this today? The usual way: he didn't. And of course just two days ago liberal Keith was offering up a smorgasboard of theories about who's behind the anti-Hillary ad on YouTube, such as "someone looking to drive a wedge between Obama and Clinton", like for example "a conservative outfit". Rev Olbermann sermonized against these "viral attack ads", describing them as "almost Orwellian". Oops. No correction or even acknowledgement from Mr Humility about his peculiar speculations. Instead, Keithy proclaimed that the Obama campaign has been "vindicated", while leaving out the fact that the BlueState firm who employed the video's creator was founded by the guy who is currently Obama's Director of New Media. Funny how that detail didn't make it into Olby's script, eh? Plus there was the usual spiking of stories like conflict between the Clinton and Obama campaigns. New "surge" developments. North Koreans are near starvation.


    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name is #9,585 at, while "Culture Warrior" is #261. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #3,135 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #1,005 there. The Hour of Spin dipped a bit on Tuesday, and while once again Olby lost to O'Reilly by nearly three to one, he did manage second place both in total viewers and in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 2 [LOW]

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    KO MSM Bandwagon #318: Cornell Alumni Magazine

    Wonder how much Olbermann had to fork over to the alumni fund for this fawning article?

    But at least the author of the article does take time to muse about how many different people Keith Olbermann actually is:

    The peculiar thing about the current incarnation of Keith Olbermann as truth-telling Last Angry Man is that he first found fame as the smart-aleck who refused to take anything seriously.

    And what's this? In his office, there's a snap of him wearing a baseball uniform which declares his team affiliation as Liberal. Tell us something we didn't know! And guess what else Keith has in his office?

    And there's a chummy snapshot of him with a beaming Bill Clinton, who asked Olbermann to attend the first meeting of his Clinton Global Initiative in September. "I've had fans among political figures before, "Olbermann says. "But I hadn't been invited to those things until the Special Comments occurred.

    Perhaps it's this chummy friendship with Clinton which explains why Olbermann was sighted at Spring Training in Florida earlier this month sporting a jacket that looked like it had a presidential seal on it. Hmmm. Perhaps this was Olbermann's "gift with purchase" when he handed BC a check to build those three schools in Africa immediately before an interview he was about to conduct with the ex-President?

    The writer does briefly touch on Olbermann's er. . . personal problems

    So far, publicity brushfires have been largely limited to personal gossip and an intemperate e-mail Olbermann sent to a viewer in 2006 (in which he called MSNBC colleague Rita Cosby "dumber than a suitcase of rocks"; he later issued an apology and has since curtailed his communications with fans).

    Curtailed his communications with fans huh? Hmmm. A certain Miss Karma might have a different story to tell about Olbermann's communications with fans.

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    March 20, 2007
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 20, 2007


    Host: Keith Olbermann


    • ATTORNEY GENERAL GONZALES UNDER FIRE: Jonathan Alter, Newsweek senior editor
    • REPUBLICAN PARTY: Andrew Sullivan, author of "The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back"'

    Oralmann was fired up as he bellowed the opening spiel: the AG, the President, the Congress, Patrick Fitzgerald, Tom Delay, "political dominoes falling", the "GOP in crisis", that Hillary video again, the Grand Canyon, Fredo... oh enough already. The Hour of Spin commenced.


    KO led off railing about "a President" saying his staffers don't have to testify in Congress under oath. Oh, you mean just like Bill Clinton did re Janet Reno and Jack Quinn? Just two minutes in and we got references to "scandal" [Ding!] and Nixon [Ding!]. Then the "cold", "calculating" plan to "dismiss" USAs. (Actually, dismissal would hardly be required. Their terms were expiring or had already expired. But "dismiss" sounds more sinister.) Clips of Schumer (D), clip of Bush "passing the blame" and "issuing veiled threats".


    Oh joy, Slippery Shuster is back! He was there to expound at length about something Karl Rove said about Carol Lam that turned out to be incorrect. Sneered Slippery: "Some Democrats are charging" that Rove is a liar and things might be "even more nefarious" than they seem. He never got around to what "some Republicans" are saying. Patrick Fitzgerald not rated very highly in emails. Olby noted Slippery was at the "scandal" [Ding!] desk and Great Thanksed him.

    Next up, lefty Alter, who brought up for what seems like the 78th time Bush's drunk driving arrest. Herr Olbermann again said Bush sounded "an awfully lot like Nixon" [Ding!] and Lefty chimed in with another "Nixonian" [Ding!]. Plus "Watergate", the Saddam-9/11 "link", and a whole passel of golden oldies straight from the Grooveyard of Forgotten Greats on OlbyPlanet. Great thanks.

    After another mention of the "burgeoning scandal" [Ding!], it was time to attack Tom Delay and "comedian Rush Limbaugh". It's "The GOP Divided!". Clip of Delay (R) on that far-right propaganda organ for the Republicans, The Today Show. Clip of Ahnold (also recycled from NBC). To analyze what's going on in the GOP, Oralmann called on Sullivan, who should be able to opine to Keith's satisfaction, since he endorsed John Kerry, favors tax hikes, and slams the Republicans on a regular basis. Yep, that's an OlbyPlanet "conservative". Bush has "busted" conservatism. Sullivan wordbites: Drift, chaos, losing a war, spending, dead end, disaster, intolerance. Great thanks.

    After O'Reilly attack #167, the YouTube Hillary ad. Again. Andrew Rasiej, who has a website about tech and politics, speculated about whodunit and the effects of do-it-yourself internet politicking. For a visitor to OlbyPlanet, he was remarkably fair. #2: A "boy scott" found alive (taped video from NBC). Plus Britney Spears, Anna Nicole Smith, Heather Mills, Dancing with the Stars. #1: The Grand Canyon skywalk and the Airbus (with more regurgitated reportage).

    The Media Matters Minute was notable for yet another attack on Fox "Noise", this time John Gibson again, for criticizing Neal Gabler. And as much as we'd like to point to a Blue Blog Source for this item, instead we are pleased to report that it, indirectly, shows again the power and influence of Olbermann Watch. Monkeymann's source was our own posting of Gibson's comments, which includes all the context and detail that Olbermoronn blithely omitted. Not only does Keith obsessively read Olbermann Watch, now he's frequenting johnny dollar's place as well!


    Quiescent canines: Keith Oralmann has lectured people about making comparisons to Nazis: "Just don't say 'Nazi' ever again in your life. There's no place for the reference in this culture.... Stop it, stop it now, stop it for good". And Olby jumps when anyone even slightly to the right of Noam Chomsky makes a comparison of something to the Nazis. Rick Santorum. Donald Rumsfeld. "Mister" Bush. All bashed by "Man on Fan" Olbermann for Nazi comparisons. Today, a proponent of global warming, in sworn testimony, compared the White House to Nazis. Did Keithy Boy make him a "worst person"? Did he berate the man and tell him to stop? Did he even report that it happened? No, no, and no. That's how "news" is spun on OlbyPlanet. Along with spiking stories like how the "surge" is working out.

    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name is #8,158 at, while "Culture Warrior" is #439. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #3,046 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #1,319 there. Monday's the strongest day for The Hour of Spin, and even though Olby lost to O'Reilly by three to one, he did manage second place both in total viewers and in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". The MisterMeter had the night off.

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    Fieldguide to Spotting an Olbyloon: CodePinkUs

    Many of you have asked for a field guide on how to spot an Olbyloon. So today we present the first in a series of how-to-field-guides on how to spot an OlbyLoon.

    Olbyloon Species for Today: The CodePinkUs: Last spotted on Capitol Hill behind-the-scenes, so to speak, at the Plame Hearings.

    Tie to Olbermann? Check! Seems the transgendered Midge Potts is a friend of one of the resident members of the KOEB at Democratic Underground. For those of you who have no idea who or what that means, it is the Keith Olbermann Estrogen Brigade, although in this case, we have to say that Midge is sadly lacking in Estrogen.

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    March 19, 2007
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 19, 2007


    Host: Keith Olbermann


    • IRAQ WAR ANNIVERSARY: Richard Wolffe, Newsweek; Jon Soltz, votevets
    • SCANDAL, SCANDAL, SCANDAL: Craig Crawford, Congressional Quarterly
    • YOUTUBE'S HILLARY AD: Chris Cillizza, Washington Post

    Keith was back bellowing the opening spiel in his typical fashion: Iraq's 4th anniversary, "Mister" Bush's offensive invocation of 9/11, another "scandal" [Ding!] breaks, the homemade anti-Hillary ad, Al Sharpton's blooper, weird web stuff...all this and more, on a dreadful edition of The Hour of Spin.


    It's the 4th anniversary of "George W Bush's war in Iraq". (You know, like how isolationists and anti-Semites used to refer to WWII as "Roosevelt's war".) "Mister" Bush pulled us "back into his cesspool" because he said he didn't want to leave Iraq so that terrorists would have a place that could be a safe haven, like they did before 9/11. Keithy is outraged. Outraged!

    If it's Countdown, it's time for The Wolffe Man, who simpered about Bush's "somber" tone and gleefully regurgitated Oralmann's inane argument that even a passing reference to 9/11 means "Mister" Bush is "exploiting" it. Monkeymann even objected to Bush asking Congress for "a clean bill"--an objection we don't recall Krazy Keith raising when it was Dems calling for clean bills. Why do you suppose that is? Great thanks.

    KO claimed that when Republicans talk about supporting the troops, it's "rhetoric". (He should know.) The military is in terrible shape; it will take years to fix it. Cue Soltz, who runs votevets, a left-wing political advocacy group (though of course Fat Ass hid that from his credulous viewers). We're less safe, Al Qaeda is on the march, Bush is emboldening terrorists and "playing wargames with Iran". He plugged another one of his far-left websites that is actually a front group for Wesley Clark's political campaign. Another thing Oralmann was careful not to reveal. Oh, and Condi Rice is a "war princess" and has "no credibility". Great thanks.

    #4: Yet another "scandal" [Ding!], i.e. Gonzales again. It's "a perfect storm" [Ding!] of "three scandals" [Ding!]. Rove might testify about the "scandal" [Ding!]. Another "scandal" [Ding!] about terrorist surveillance. A third "scandal" [Ding!] re data-mining. Olby has yet to utter one word about Clinton's firing of 92 USAs. Crawford (aka Olbermahn's Brain) sniggered about replacing the AG and chortled agreement with Herr Olbermann's scripted questions. Olby wanted to know which "scandal" [Ding!] was worst, but Brain wasn't ready to play Scandal Idol.

    After two more references to "scandal" [Ding!] [Ding!], it was on to the anti-Hillary "1984" ad. After a shot at Fox, Olby asked Cillizza about the "proh-venance" (as he said it) of the spot, suggesting it was those damn right-wingers who were behind it. CC didn't know, but rambled about how the candidates lose control of the campaign when outsiders create these ads. Out of nowhere, "Man on Fan" Olbermann brought up Mitt Romney getting "into bed" with a guy who helped finance the SwiftBoat campaign. Guilt by association, always a golden oldie on OlbyPlanet. Great thanks.

    #3: The airbus (regurgitated reportage), Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie (Aha! The Laughing Stagehand returns!), Naomi Campbell. #1: The Kiethies: weird stuff from the internet (only notable as it included O'Reilly attack #166). In the Media Matters Minute, Oralmann went after Al Sharpton for a slip of the tongue about officers should be shot (credit where it's due: the first appearance of a Dem in this segment in what seems like a few dozen millennia); John McCain (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters); and those eeevil Foxites Brit Hume and Chris Wallace (Blue Blog Source: Think Progress). According to Olbermann they "accused Valerie Plame of perjuring herself". In fact, that's a Double Olbermann Lie. Wallace didn't accuse Plame of anything. He asked a question. And Hume didn't take the bait, just said there was "reason to question her credibility" on that point. And that's an accusation of perjury?!? Only on OlbyPlanet.


    Dogs that did not bark: Keith Oralmann loves to parade one gloomy Iraq statistic after another before his meager viewership. But is that the whole story? Not exactly. There was a poll just completed in Iraq, one of the largest ever, by Opinion Research Business. But there's a catch. Its findings didn't come out that way Fat Ass wanted them to. So, it never happened, at least on OlbyPlanet. Not a mention, not a reference, not a peep. Other dogs: A confession in the case of the US Cole. Hamas shoots an Israeli. Progress in negotiations with North Korea. Chavez announces his socialist goals.


    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name is #10,471 at, while "Culture Warrior" is #492. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #3,046 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #941 there. Unfortunately, on Friday Herr Olbermann couldn't muster anything better than third place, both in total viewers and in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 5 [ELEVATED]

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    March 18, 2007
    Glenn Beck on Liberal Olbermann

    Today on CNN, Glenn Beck was asked about the attacks directed at him by Keith Oralmann:

    KURTZ: Let me read you some comments from MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. We're going to play part of your on-air response and we'll talk about it on the other side. Olbermann told "Rolling Stone" this month, he called you a wolf in sheep's clothing, a very dangerously bigoted guy who's selling himself as a pragmatic philosopher. I don't think he sees his own bigotry and there's something about him that suggests one night, he will say something that costs him his career in television. And you addressed this question of making a career-ending move on your show. Let's watch.

    BECK: If I'm going to be shut down for that, well, it likely will be because of an intolerant ideologue like Keith Olbermann. The very idea smacks of the same McCarthyism Murrow fought so valiantly against.

    KURTZ: He wasn't calling for you to be shut down. He said you might shut yourself down by saying something stupid.

    BECK: No, there is a difference. There's a difference here and I think this is what it is. We're in a very politically correct world, you know, you can -- you can -- if you are honest about it, you can see that there is a different standard. Here I am, I'm in the hot seat almost constantly, because I'm doing an opinion show, but I am telling you I'm doing an opinion show. I am in the hot seat because I'm a conservative, but I'm telling you that I'm a conservative. Yet people like Keith Olbermann, doing a news show never, will ever admit that he's a liberal. He is a liberal and he's also blending news and comment together. That is a great danger that I would think that journalists --

    KURTZ: When he does his commentary, it says special comment.

    BECK: Are you only finding his commentary there in the special comment? I mean, come on.

    [Full transcript here]

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    March 17, 2007
    War Profiteer Soros Makes First Million on Halliburton

    So far this March, Keith Olbermann has been spent more time defending George Soros than addressing the incongruity of this far-left patron making a $62 million investment in Halliburton, a company KO has routinely condemned on Countdown.

    Unremarked upon by Olbermann was that Soros, the world's most famous war profiteer and leading patron of far-left activist groups, celebrated his first million dollars in capital gains when Halliburton cracked through the $32.00 a share level.

    Soros began making purchases of Halliburton last October when the stock was trading near its 52 week low (26.33). His purchase prices were between $27.62 and $33.53, with an estimated average price of $31.3. As of 12/31/06, Soros owned 1,999,450 shares, more than 2% of his total portfolio, making it one of the largest investments by Soros Fund Management over the past year.

    Halliburton closed the week at $32.06 giving Soros a profit of $2,019,367 based on his holdings at the end of the 2006-4Q.

    The Soros-funded Center for American Progress which has published dozens of scathing articles on Hallburton since its founding in 2003 by Soros has gone silent on Soros' investment in Halliburton. In fact, all criticism of Halliburton by CAP ceased in 2006 shortly before Soros began buying up Halliburton stock. Likewise, other Soros-backed groups such as and Media Matters for America have been silent as have been the big blue blogs.

    We will be regularly monitoring Soros' investment in Halliburton on OlbyWatch.

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    March 16, 2007


    Host: Keith Olbermann


    • VALERIE PLAME SPEAKS: Larry Johnson, fmr. CIA classmate and friend of Valerie Plame Wilson
    • 2008 ELECTION: A.B. Stoddard, The Hill

    Considering this was Plame Day, the opening spiel sounded curiously subdued. Jabber about Plame, how she didn't recommend her husband, clip of Waxman (D), GonzalesGate, Dems advised to boycott The Colbert Report, and a woman who threw boric acid at someone. Clear the lines, because Olby is phoning it in tonight. But watch for the infamous, deplorable one to serve up another whopper of a lie. It may be Friday, but dishonesty never rests on The Hour of Spin.


    #5: After mentioning the Gonzales "scandal" [Ding!], it was straight to Good Old Mrs Wilson and that "scandal" [Ding!]. Lengthy clips of the blonde bombshell denying that she even suggested her husband. (We'll see if Oralmann mentions that this claim is contrary to the sworn testimony in the Libby trial of Robert Grenier of the CIA. Update: What a shock. He didn't.) Not one challenging question was shown, nor any of the other testimony of the day. The spin starts here.

    Then it was time for Lefty Olby Crazy Larry. Johnson, the Nostradamus who ridiculed the notion that we had anything to fear from terrorism or Bin Laden just two months before 9/11, was the impartial expert. (He of course is a partisan Democrat, but somehow Olby didn't mention that either.) Valerie was "relaxed", "terrific", "poised", "elegant", "serious", "patriotic"...need we go on? KO talked about "outrageous", "damage", and attacked Victoria Toensing's testimony without even showing it, a classic propaganda technique. Crazy joined in by saying Ms Toensing was a "twit" and should be drug-tested. Then Keith, like Old Faithful, delivered again:

    Mr Fitzgerald made a statement on the courthouse steps saying there's no question she was covert.

    From the Fitzgerald transcript:

    FITZGERALD: Let me say two things. Number one, I am not speaking to whether or not Valerie Wilson was covert. And anything I say is not intended to say anything beyond this: that she was a CIA officer from January 1st, 2002, forward. I will confirm that her association with the CIA was classified at that time through July 2003. And all I'll say is that, look, we have not made any allegation that Mr. Libby knowingly, intentionally outed a covert agent. We have not charged that. And so I'm not making that assertion.

    OK, gang, you make the call. Do we, or do we not, have Yet Another Olbermann Lie? Show of hands please? Thank You! Add this one to the list when we do the Top Ten Oralmann Lies of 2007.

    After Great Thanksing Crazy Larry, it was on to "GonzalesGate" and "another emerging scandal" [Ding!]. Olby quoted three Repubs against the AG, and zero in favor. Then the "new scandal" [Ding!], a "new scandal" [Ding!] about surveillance of terrorists. Something about the OPR, Gonzales, "Mister" Bush, and an ethics investigation. Who should show up (again) but The Wolffe Man! Another "top newsmaker". Wolffie simpered about "circling the wagons", while Herr Olbermann dragged in Karl Rove, complaining that they can't get anything to stick on him. Great thanks.

    #3: Politics, with a regurgitated report from NBC. Dana Milbank, lacking loud livery, showed up yet again. The only significant note was that "Man on Fan" Olbermann slobbered over Al Gore, hoping that the primary schedule might work in his favor. How ironic. Not that long ago, Rev Olbermoronn was ridiculing James Imhofe for referencing Gore as a potential candidate, stating:

    Mr. Gore's not running. Where do we get these guys? Are we paying our senators enough?

    Yes, Mr Imhofe was made WPitW for that. But when Krazy Keith does the same himself, that's perfectly acceptable. On OlbyPlanet, the rules that go for everyone else never apply to Mr Humility himself. (Dana got Great Thanks. Natch.)

    #2 was another episode of "Keith Olbermann's America". The last episode was, what, sometime last year? Despite the funny animation that shows Fat Ass in a bus, Monkeymann of course never leaves the safety of his desk, or his bathtub. It's just a piece of recycled tape from a local tv news department. Like we said, phoning it in. Plus Michael Jackson and Elton John. #1: Dems advised to boycott Colbert (which Olby ignored until we pointed it out), complete with a slam at "right-wing bloggers".

    In the Media Matters Minute, Fat Ass managed to fill two slots (conservative + Fox) with one attack: Sean Hannity (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters). And after a sideways swipe at Bill "Orally" (this makes attack #165, if you're counting), he tossed in a stinkbomb at Glenn Beck for saying Hillary sounded like a "bitch" (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters). Really, Beck. Don't you know if you want to demean a woman, you have to use one of the Olbermahn-approved smears? You know, like "airhead", "old bag", "c-nt", "horse", or "slut". From now on, stick to the words authorized for use on OlbyPlanet.


    Mute mongrels: Nothing about the Dem Iraq plan going down to defeat in the Senate. For the second day in a row. Krazy Keith is such a koward. Also spiked: Are school busses in danger from extremists or terrorists? Two Senators, including Carl Levin (D), witnessed the confession of KSM that Olby has so studiously avoided. Iran remains intransigent. And our weekly assessment of Olbermahn's masculinity. Over the past week Olbermann has attacked Fox, CNN, and Limbaugh/right-wing pundits nine times; Olby criticisms of MSNBC: zero. Meanwhile, his primary source (Media Matters) criticized MSNBC seven times. That makes this week's Olbermann Manhood Quotient: -20 [limp].


    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name is #8,585 at, while "Culture Warrior" is #384. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #2,710 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #1,006 there. Thursday night's Nielsen's are not available, but take our word for it: "Man on Fan" Olbermann lost overwhelmingly, both in total viewers and in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 5 [ELEVATED]

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    Olby - Plame LoveFest Cancelled


    The New York Daily News is reporting that a much anticipated fundraiser for People for the American Way event, scheduled for tomorrow night at New York University, has been canceled. As it broke during the OlbyWatch hiatus, some readers might not have known that Keith Olbermann had agreed to participate in a $150 a head fundraiser for the People for the American Way. KO was scheduled to host a Q&A session with former CIA operative Valerie Plame.

    ...the blond spy has nixed her Q&A with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann at the Tisch Auditorium - and it's not the CIA who's muzzling her, but the publisher of her book "Fair Game," sources claim.

    "From our perspective, the book is in progress and is expected to be published in the near future," Simon & Schuster spokesman Adam Rothberg told us. "It has always been a known fact, as a former employee, that [her] book would be subject to a review" by the CIA. "I think everybody agrees a better time to do the event would be closer to when the book comes out."

    But a source tells us, "She was bullied by Simon & Schuster not to appear, since her editors want to maximize the publicity" for when the memoir hits bookstores.

    All information related to the event has now been purged from the PFAW web site and there is no announcement regarding refunds or a postponement. A voicemail left for Kelly Simon, PFAW event organizer, went unanswered. We will continue to check back with PFAW and publish any updates here.

    NBC Universal had previously refused comment on why one it agreed to allow one of its leading news anchors to host a political fundraiser for a far-left advocacy group. As long-time OlbyWatch readers will surely recall Keith has repeatedly claimed that he is apolitical, does not even vote and is not liberal - and that he is a "journalist".

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    March 15, 2007


    Host: Keith Olbermann


    • U.S. ATTORNEY SCANDAL LATEST: Howard Fineman, Newsweek Washington correspondent and MSNBC political analyst
    • KARL ROVE: Wayne Slater, Dallas Morning News senior political writer and co-author of "Bush's Brain"
    • HOWARD STERN TRIES TO BRING DOWN "AMERICAN IDOL": Maria Milito, Q104.3 radio host

    Keith Oralmann delivered the opening spiel with his usual, shall we say, ardor: Subpoenas to be issued in "GonzalesGate", the "political purge", and how much of this "scandal" can we blame on Karl Rove? Plus Hillary's war plan isn't retreatist enough, police dash-cams, Britney's rehab, and Howard Stern's American Idol campaign. Not only would this be one of the most vertigious Hours of Spin ever, but Krazy Keith would show his hand when he took a story he has been hyping for days and tonight totally spiked it. Poof! Vanished! All because it didn't come out the way he wanted. It's indisputable proof of the bias and dishonesty of Keith Oralmann.


    #5: All roads lead to Karl Rove in the "plot" to "purge" attorneys not "subservient" to the White House. Olbermoronn breathlessly reported on emails where Rove inquired about what would be done with the US Attorneys (USAs): replace some, replace all, what? This email is from January 2005. Yes, that's right. The beginning of the President's term, a time when every administration makes decisions about US attorneys (though Krazy Keith didn't mention that). A time when there was no thought of firing just the eight specific USAs who are the current bone of contention. Clip of Schumer (D) against the AG; clips of the media hectoring Tony Snow.

    The Olbypocrisy came thick and fast as he railed about even thinking of dismissing all 93 USAs, yet still ignoring that Bill Jefferson Clinton did just that, less one. Then Olby quoted from Deputy Sampson's recommendations, leaving out parts of each sentence that dealt with performance issues, including those parts that reference policy concerns. More doctored quotes from Herr Olbermann. But wait, there's more. He quoted an email that Carol Lam was "a real problem", adding that she was prosecuting Duke Cunningham. But that email never mentioned the Cunningham case. Olby just threw that in to boost the spin.

    KO complained that some of the proposed replacements weren't nominated by lawmakers, but by--gasp!--the White House itself. Um, there is no formal nomination process for USAs, in the constitution or in the law. The Congress doesn't do it, the state's Senator doesn't do it. Guess who "nominates" USAs? Nobody! They're selected by the President. Period. From whatever recommendations or suggestions he chooses to listen to. We know because we've been through the process. Olbermahn is either a fool or a liar. And he's not a fool.

    Then, armed with a clip of Leahy (D), Fat Ass bellowed about Tim Griffin, a proposed replacement for one of the positions. He's a friend of Karl Rove. Oh My Gawd! We can't have that, regardless of his resume. (The resume, of course, was not reported by slovenly political hack Olbermahn.)

    We can't recall when last the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann has been this repellent in his naked propagandizing. Howie Fineman railed about dismissing 93 US attorneys as if it had never happened before, because he played along with Monkeymann's censoring of US history and the actions of B.J. Clinton. So naturally "Man on Fan" Olbermann awarded him with the much-prized Great Thanks.

    #4: The flogging continued, this time focusing on Karl Rove. Why did he try to get "political appointees" into the USA slots? Keith, you blasted liar, the USAs are political appointees, and have been for longer than you've been sentient, assuming you are. The Brain guy was there to play armchair psychiatrist, talking about Rove being "obsessed". Olby called it a political invasion of the USAs, and his sock-puppet lapped it up. Great thanks.

    #3: Elections '08. Hillary won't withdraw all troops from Iraq, and had to backtrack a bit on homosexuality. Olby wasn't pleased about either, but Cillizza talked "complexity" and said Hillary should be more plain-spoken. Oralmann then took a few shots at Richard McCain. Great thanks.

    #2: Dash-cam videos (regurgitated NBC reportage), Anna Nicole Smith, Britney Spears, Jason Timberlake. #1: More riding on the American Idol coattails, with some sucking up to Howard Stern tossed in (Olbermoronn is still trying to get Stern on Countdown, particularly since the guy has made multiple appearances on The Factor). In the Media Matters Minute, Olby attacked some marketing association that may honor "Fox Noise" for its "fair and balanced" slogan (Blue Blog Source: TVNewser).


    Taciturn terriers: This is a classic. Keith has been flogging the story of the war debate for days. Remember yesterday's endless, interminable clip of Joe Biden (D)? This has been a huge story for Krazy Keith, night after night. So today the Senate voted, and the Dem proposal crashed and burned. Guess what? KO didn't even report that the vote failed. He spiked it. Completely! Not to mention the GOP resolution that pledges no cut-off of funds that passed overwhelmingly. Just as he completely ignored the news from the detainee hearings: the transcripts, the confessions, all of which, just like the Senate vote, were top-of-the-hour news--even on A-Mess-NBC itself! And still there were other dogs that did not bark. Another Iran-Iraq connection. Democrats advised to boycott The Colbert Report. No one will be surprised that Olbermoronn never said a discouraging word, not even a "worst person" nomination, about this. And here's one poll that poll-happy Keith ain't gonna report. As for Obama, KO doesn't want to touch this.


    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name is #9,488 at, while "Culture Warrior" is #555. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #2,670 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #1,008 there. Wednesday night's Countdown was truly counting down, at least according to Mr Nielsen. Not only did Olby lose to Mr Bill by more than three to one (as usual), he lagged behind another "worst person in the world", Nancy Grace. And in a humiliating slap to the infamous, deplorable one, Monkeymann sunk to a miserable fourth place in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 2 [LOW]

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    March 14, 2007


    Host: Keith Olbermann


    • U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL SCANDAL: Richard Wolffe, Newsweek chief White House correspondent and MSNBC political analyst; John McKay, fmr. U.S. attorney
    • SENATE WAR DEBATE: A.B. Stoddard, The Hill
    • "AMERICAN IDOL": SEACREST "OUT"?: Michael Musto, Village Voice

    What a shocker. Keith led off the opening spiel with "GonzalesGate", bellowing about Freud, Karl Rove, the Gonzales "political purge", the (latest) Dem Iraq proposal, O.J. Simpson, Pete Rose, Richard McCain, and another American Idol "scandal". Looks like it's time to pump up the fluff and tabloid content again on The Hour of Spin.


    Gonzales was the lead story, along with John Sununu (falsely described by Olby as "ultraconservative"). The AG's defense is full of holes, he's an idiot, and so forth. Clip of the AG (recycled from NBC). Comments from "Mister" Bush were "talking points" [Ding!]. Clips from the Pres presser. Clip from Sen Clinton (D), quote from Leahy (D), both anti-AG. No clips or quotes from lawmakers who are pro-AG.

    KO asserted to The Wolffe Man that things have gotten "worse since the last time we spoke". For the record, that would have been 24 hours ago. Any more appearances by Wolffie and the union will demand his name be included in the credits. Wolffe Man insight: "it's the tip of the iceberg". You can tell that man is a professional writer. Never one to let a lie go unembellished, Monkeymann claimed that it's "extremely rare for even one US attorney to be dismissed during a President's term". Say what?!? Such errant nonsense is nothing new from tv's greatest propagandist. Great thanks.

    #4: "Man on Fan" Olbermann continued to flog this "scandal" [Ding!] by exploring the "curious friendship" between the President and Gonzales. This time the impartial, nonpartisan expert was James Moore, the Bush's Brain guy, there to explain the most burning question on Olby's agenda: how did Gonzales get "Mister" Bush out of jury duty back in Texas? JM explained how Bush had some sort of need to find minorities so he latched on to Gonzales, who became his "legal house boy".

    Stop the tivo! Calling a Hispanic attorney a house boy? Hey, you can get away with that on OlbyPlanet, as long as you serve Herr Olbermann's propaganda needs. Not taken aback for one second, Krazy Keith liked that slur so much he repeated it. Twice. Needless to say, Moore got Great Thanksed for his "insight" and "perspective".

    After an attack on Giuliani (Blue Blog Source: Raw Story), the "war of words" over Iraq. But it wasn't much of a "war" on Countdown because Olbermahn only permitted one substantive clip to be shown: a lengthy diatribe from Joe Biden (D), described by nonpartisan Olby as "remarkable". KO again referenced Republican "talking points" [Ding!] and put together a bunch of short soundbites using the phrase "micromanage". Instead of being happy that Khalid Sheik Mohammed has confessed to a number of terror-related charges, Monkeymann sneered that it was "the politics of distraction". Stoddard bloviated. Great thanks.

    #2: O.J. Simpson's book (regurgitated reportage from NBC), Britney Spears (story source: The National Enquirer), Pete Rose, and an attack on Sen Richard McCain (he's offering prizes on his website for the best NCAA predictions). KO insisted this conflicted with McCain's opposition to gambling on college sports. But Olbermoronn is misleading his gullible audience again. "Gambling" requires a bet: something you put at risk for the chance of a reward. Entering a free contest to get prizes is not gambling. But the truth doesn't matter on OlbyPlanet. When the Great and Powerful Olb decides you are an enemy, honesty goes out the window.

    #1 was another attempt to trade on the success of American Idol, and since it included the creepy Michael Musto, there was no danger of any well-balanced viewers sticking around. It says something when two cretins spend nearly ten minutes analyzing the Seacrest-Cowell shtick as if it were holy writ, to find the "clues" that Seacrest is--snigger, snigger--gay. Hey, at least he's not a Hispanic house boy! Monkeymann's forced laughter at the creepster's gay Anderson Cooper joke was freakishly disturbing. The Media Matters Minute was a bunch of boring nonentities.


    Muted mongrels: What happened to Mr McKay? Perhaps he visited this site and decided not to soil his reputation by appearing with the likes of Fat Ass. Meanwhile, the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann will do anything to avoid embarrassing his party, like spiking this story. After Nostradamus Keith peered into his crystal ball and said the "surge" would result in nothing but "failed bloodletting", he has carefully avoided anything about the security crackdown in Baghdad. Like the signs of progress that even the Associated Press has noted. Like the fact that Al Sadr has fled to exile. But largest muted mongrel has to be the total lack of any correction, explanation, or apology for his indefensible lie of Tuesday night. But nobody really expected better of the slovenly political hack.


    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name is #6,861 at, while "Culture Warrior" is #461. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #2,667 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #1,006 there. Tuesday night's Hour of Spin didn't do so hot, losing to Nancy Grace and coming in a weak third place in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 4 [GUARDED]

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    MSM Bandwagon #316: Philadelphia Inquirer-Part II

    On Sunday, Gail Shister of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote another in a series of typically glowing MSM articles singing the praises of Keith Olbermann. But in that article, she wrote that Olbermann is an only child. Keith's galpals immediately noticed the error and wrote Shister to complain.

    Shister's response?

    Hi, A younger sister? He told me to my face that he's an only child. Please xplain... Best gs

    So today, Shister has printed a correction. Funny, she seemed quite emphatic in her communications with Keith's galpals that it was Olbermann himself who lied to her that he was an only child. So who's lying here? Was it Olbermann who decided to omit his sister from the family tree? Or is Shister just covering for Olbermann after we here at Olbermannwatch shed light on Keith's lie-telling and Shister's confirmation of Keith's lying to her. Another MSM cover-up?

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    March 13, 2007


    Host: Keith Olbermann


    • U.S. ATTORNEYS SCANDAL: Richard Wolffe, Newsweek chief White House correspondent and MSNBC political analyst
    • THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION: John Dean, fmr. Nixon White House counsel and author of "Conservatives Without Conscience"
    • POOR TREATMENT OF TROOPS: Jon Soltz, Iraq war veteran and chairman of

    The decibel level went up to 11 in the opening spiel: the White House wanted to fire all the prosecutors "for pure politics". Clip of Schumer (D). "The pressure builds" on the AG to resign. Yeah. It's "a White House truly in crisis". Peter Pace is another "scandal" because it's like Newt Gingrich who had an affair. Huh? How does that follow? Don't try to make sense out of it. It's OlbyLogic. So began another another Hour of Spin that would bring us another big, honking, indefensible Olbermann Lie.


    Liberal Keith Olbermann was up in arms because it somebody suggested firing all the federal prosecutors. Olby was also upset that the law permits the Prez to replace US attorneys sans Congress, but didn't seem to get the idea that Congress passed that law. Whose fault is that? Within minutes, a reference to Nixon [Ding!] led into a clip of the AG, a clip of Dan Bartlett, and a clip of Schumer (D). Olby asked The Wolffe Man: "Is the Attorney General finished one way or another?" Wolffie didn't think so, but pointed out "contradictions", while Olbermoronn talked about the Bush "scandals" and how the President is being "thrown under the bus" [Ding!]. The Wolffe Man dittoed Olby's comments about the Patriot Act and naturally got thanked for same.

    #4 was more of "GonzalezGate" and "this rapidly self-destructing administration" with a special guest, Joshua Marshall (Blue Blog Source: Talking Points Memo). Does Fat Ass Olbermahn ever have on bloggers from any perspective except the far left? Consider that question rhetorical since the answer is as obvious as in "What time does the 6:00 o'clock news begin?" Josh pooh-poohed any question about the legality of firing political appointees because, well, somebody should have thought of a law, and even if they didn't, so what? Then the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann delivered tonight's Great Moment in OlberJournalism:

    None of the previous Presidents ever tried this.

    Stop the tivo! What about this? Krazy Keith didn't bat an eyelash when he spewed this latest example of Another Olbermann Lie. Still he soldiered on, pretending like US Attorneys were not supposed to be loyal to administration policy, mentioning Karl Rove [Ding!], and Josh kept the spin one-sided, as required by law on OlbyPlanet.

    Incredibly, #3 continued the "big political scandal" of firing political appointees. (We should have been keeping count of how many times "scandal" passed Olbermahn's lips tonight, but we're not going to go back and start from the top. There's only so much one can take.) The Olbermann Criminal Rehabilitation Program held another meeting tonight, with felon Dean the prime subject. KO talked about "subverting" the "right" of Congress to approve replacements, which is a pretty neat trick, because under the law Congress has no such right. The disbarred lawyer nattered on about "politicizing" the Department of Justice, and deemed the AG to be "over his head" and trying to "protect the White House". (From what? Following the law?) KO rhapsodized: "Oh, for the days of Elliot Richardson", and the felon slobbered over the Democrat Congress and their subpoena powers. Great thanks.

    #2: The "scandal" at the Pentagon, but first comments on the "escalation" [Ding!] in Iraq. Peter Pace doesn't like immorality in the military. Only on OlbyPlanet is someone holding an unapproved opinion a "scandal". In order to attack Duncan Hunter (R), Monkeymann asserted that the Catholic Church pedophile problem had nothing to do with homosexuality.


    Next came American Idol and Barry Bonds. In the Media Matters Minute, you guessed it, once again Krazy Keith had to feed his Olbsession (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters). O'Reilly was attacked for criticizing the lack of supervision and oversight that led to the Bronx fire, and in what appears to be a new OlberTactic, the music fades out and Herr Olbermann speaks with a fake, quiet intensity about the eeevil O'Reilly, who dares to speak opinions that Fat Ass doesn't like.

    #1 was a hilarious, knee-slapping, uproariously funny segment about the gut-busting events in the news, like "Mister" Bush's Mayan visit. Just to keep things fair and balanced, Olby trotted out Genk Uygar (who?!?) from Err America. Why are we not surprised? The height of this guy's humor was that Bush and Cheney make Dan Quayle look good. Not exactly Last Comic Standing material, but it appealed to our favorite slovenly political hack. Great thanks.


    Silent schnauzers: Mr Freedom of the Press, ol' First Amendment Olbermahn, somehow didn't mention this. And he's not about to report anything that might be less than favorable about Harry Reid. Hillary trotted out the vast right-wing conspiracy again. Scientific doubts about the accuracy of that Al Gore movie that Herr Olbermann hyped relentlessly. And don't expect him to deal with the changes in Sadr City. Of course the biggest silent schnauzer is the fact that Olbermoronn did not apologize for last night's smear of Bill O'Reilly. But did anyone really expect otherwise?


    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olberman's name is #6,748 at, while "Culture Warrior" is #288. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #2,682 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #1,297 there. On Monday, traditionally KO's highest rated night, he eeked out second place, both in total viewers and in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 5 [GUARDED]

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    March 12, 2007


    Host: Keith Olbermann


    • ATTORNEY GENERAL ALBERTO GONZALES: Jonathan Turley, George Washington University law professor; Paul Krugman, The New York Times columnist
    • HALLIBURTON MOVES TO DUBAI: Phillip Giraldi, fmr. CIA officer
    • 2008 CANDIDATES: Dana Milbank, The Washington Post
    • "AMERICAN IDOL": Maria Milito, Q104.3 radio host

    Keith bellowed an opening spiel that could have been lifted verbatim from the blue blogs: Rove is behind firing prosecutors "for political reasons", Halliburton [Ding!] moving to Dubai, Newt Gingrich is "nuts", mugging caught on tape, and more riding the coattails of American Idol. All of this, plus another attack on Bill O'Reilly that brings us, yes, Another Olbermann Lie. The Hour of Spin is back.


    Liberal Olbermann kicked things off with another reference to firing prosecutors "for political reasons". Oh, and Karl Rove too. All of this as if federal prosecutors did not serve at the pleasure of the President. All of this as if firing eight prosecutors is about, well, let's see, one-tenth the number that Bill Clinton fired. Quotes from three Senators against Atty General Gonzales. Quotes from zero Senators with the opposing viewpoint. Clip of Schumer (D) against the AG. Zero clips on the other side.

    Radical Krugman was there to analyze what Oralmann called "the swamp that is the Bush administration". Olby smeared all the remaining prosecutors as "willing to do administration's dirty work". Hey, doesn't that include the sainted Patrick Fitzgerald? When Monkeymann smears, he does it with a broad brush. His scripted questions had all the edge of a damp washcloth. Limp, you might say. Many thanks.

    Next, another episode of Olby and the Perfessor. This is the same legal scholar who railed on and on about the obvious unconstitutionality of the Military Commissions Act. The Perfessor of course can spout anything on The Hour of Spin, because he knows the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermahn will never report when he is proven wrong. Neither KO nor his sock puppet made any mention of Clinton's firing of all the federal prosecutors in order to replace them with political appointees. We can't have people knowing that's how these slots are filled. No point in spoiling the spin. Great thanks.

    Breaking News! Stop the presses! Peter Pace thinks homosexual acts in the military are immoral.

    #4: The "escalation" [Ding!] number is now a "corrected escalation" [Ding!] number. Only this segment is really about Halliburton [Ding!]. They're moving to Dubai. KO laughingly claimed he would turn to a "conservative voice", and it turned out to be Giraldi: populist, Iraq War opponent, and longtime isolationist. See? Herr Olbermann has pseudo-"conservatives" long as they take liberal positions that agree with him. Multiple [Dings!] for repeated Halliburton references. Great thanks.

    #3: Presidential politics with Dana Milbank, sans splashy suits. Hagel announced that he doesn't have anything to announce. Fred Thompson might announce but not now. Boring discussion of overly-evident "insights", with an attack on Rupert Murdoch tossed in, gratis. Thanks. An attack on Dick Morris followed.

    #2: Violent crime is up because the Bush administration cut funding to local police. (Post hoc ergo propter hoc.) Mugger caught on tape (regurgitated reportage from the network mothership). Plus Larry King, James Brown, and Cruise News! Oh wow! For Fat Ass Olbermann this must be the Best. Day. Ever. #1: More trading on a successful program (American Idol) in the hopes of attracting something more than a miniscule percentage of its audience.


    In the Media Matters Minute, "Man on Fan" Olbermann scoured his favorite Soros site and once again managed to avoid naming anyone even slightly on the left as "worst person". Tonight it was Glenn Beck (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters) for embracing "radical extremism", and--of all people!--Bill O'Reilly (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters). KO claimed Mr Bill:

    described sympathy and compassion for the dead, kids burned alive, as a "new tactic by the pro-amnesty open border crowd, using children to demand sanctuary for illegal aliens".
    Then Rev Olbermahn melodramatically turned off the background music and intoned that Bill O'Reilly has "left the human race".

    What a fitting way to start the week: with Another Olbermann Lie. The quote KO read was not about the fire, but about the issue of detaining illegals when children are involved. That's the "tactic" he was talking about at the very beginning of this commentary. That reference to a "tactic" was all about this detention issue, and had nothing to do with the fire or "compassion for the dead". Here is what Mr Bill said about compassion as regards the fire:

    It is people like you, [viewer], who promote that kind of chaos in the name of compassion, who look the other way while poor workers and children are exploited by greedy landlords and businesses because you don't like the immigration laws.

    O'Reilly's own words weren't juicy enough for Monkeymann so he took a comment about a "tactic" addressing something else and falsely claimed Bill was talking about the fire. Plus, Herr Olbermann invented the part about "compassion for the dead"--all this just so he could smear Mr Bill yet again. Is Olby one of those people who becomes so obsessed with a personality that he ends up stalking him? Oh wait, that's already happened!


    Dogs that did not bark: Al Sharpton unloads on Obama. Ted Koppel speaks out on Iraq. (Not to mention Brian Williams). Charges that apologists for terrorism will be permitted to use Congressional facilities. Protesters greet Nancy Pelosi.


    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olberman's name has sunk to #8,903 at, while "Culture Warrior" is #342. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #2,639 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #731 there. Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 3 [GUARDED]

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    Brilliant Article on Keith Olbermann

    In what may be the best article ever written about Keith Olbermann, Robert Zeliger of Gannett's Journal News (Westchester) interviews the world's leading authority on Keith Olbermann for the LoHud's Suburbarazzi blog.

    In Olbermann Watch decides to keep on keeping on...It's never been a better time to hate on Keith, Zeliger writes:

    Robert Cox, the founder of Olbermann Watch, the site that obsessively (some say neurotically) tracks everything the MSNBC host does on his primetime show, isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Last week, he announced his site would be shutting down, after NBC decided to throw wads of cash at Olbermann. But Cox quickly changed his mind after receiving hundreds of passionate emails (and a flood of press attention).

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    MSM KO Bandwagon #315: Philadelphia Inquirer

    Gail Shister of the Philadelphia Inquirer has writtern another in a series of typically fawning MSM articles on Olbermann:

    But the article states that Olbermann is an only child, despite the fact that the existence of a younger sister has been quite well documented by none other than Olby himself! My first guess was that of course, no fact checking was done this being a major newspaper and all but here's where it gets interesting. The Olbyloons at immedately noticed the error and decided to email the author to inform Shister of the error.

    And what do you know, the author of the article emailed back and a curious exchange was had between Ms. Shister and the Olbyloon:

    "How odd. I wrote to Ms. Shister, and just now got back a response: "Dear Ms. Shister: Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the article about Keith Olbermann and COUNTDOWN in Sunday's Inquirer. I'm sure the faithful have already written in droves to let you know that he does in fact have a younger sister. Otherwise I thought it was a great piece. Thanks again!

    Gail Shister's Reply?
    "Hi: A younger sister? He told me to my face that he's an only child. Please xplain... Best gs "

    "Weird, right? I wrote back to her reply: "Wow, really? That's interesting. If you refer to the book THE BIG SHOW he co-wrote with Dan Patrick, his sister Jenna is mentioned. Also in his C-Span Q&A (available from or iTunes Music Store) from early last year, he was asked about his family, and he talked about his mom, dad, his sister & brother-in-law, and his nephew Jake. He also mentioned the brother-in-law in one of his old columns. I wonder if his sister prefers not to be mentioned, or worse, they've had a falling out."

    So what do the Olbyloons do when confronted with the truth straight from the reporter that Olbermann's lied straight to her face? They do what they always do: Full Court Olbyloon Spin! Yes folks, it's our own version of March Madness!

    OlbySpin Theory #1:"Maybe she needs to crank up her hearing aid a bit. Keith has been known to joke, "I'm my only child."

    OlbySpin Theory #2: "I think Shister may have simply misheard a quip,. . If his sister didn't wish to be mentioned he wouldn't lie to the writer, he'd tell her off the record that he preferred she avoid the topic of siblings altogether in her article, and why.:

    and from the source of all things Olbermann, dear deluded Quanlin:

    OlbySpin Theory #3: "Well he was an only child for a long time. Since he was ten when his sister was born, he might have meant to say that he grew up most of the way as an only child. Those first ten years are the most formative (obviously). It could have been a misunderstanding about what period of time constitutes growing up."

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    March 11, 2007
    OlbyPal Soros Buys Up Halliburton Stock

    Recently filed SEC documents show that Billionaire George Soros has been gobbling up stock in Hallibuton to the tune of nearly 2,000,000 shares! Based on Friday's close, that makes Halliburton one of Soros' Top 10 equity investments for 2006 - and he has been increasing his stake in the company. Keith and his far-left pals at left-wing outfits such as, the Center for American Progress, Media Matters, Air America, and blue blogs like Newshounds, Daily Kos, Crooks & Liars and Huffington Post have been demonizing Halliburton for years. On Olbermann Watch alone we have documented hundreds of OlbyAttacks, directly or through surrogates, on Halliburton.

    So, Soros is clearly in line to earn his first "Worst Person in the World" nomination, right?

    Whoops, not so fast...

    Last spring, Olbermann Watch broke the news that Soros-funded was running a "Watch Countdown" pledge drive among its 3 million members as part of the left's aggressive efforts to save Keith's job at NBC. Center for American Progress, Newshounds and Media Matters for America are well-known Soros fronts. And Arianna and Markos are well-known "Friends of George". Can anyone say, Olbypocrisy at its finest!

    Which only begs the question, if a far-left billionaire invests millions in the military-industrial forest does it make a sound in the Leftosphere?

    Let's have a scavenger hunt - who can be first to provide links to blue blogs offering the following rationalizations for Soros buying up Halliburton stock... he can change an "evil company" into a "good company" he can get a board seat and keep them "honest" he can force them open up their books he can reveal all their secret, illegal deals

    ...who cares how he makes a profit so long as he supports good causes

    And a special bonus for the first to find a well-known liberal blogger who has the cojones to call Soros what he is - a hypocrite of the first order.

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    March 10, 2007
    Levin on Olbermann - Part VII

    This week on his radio program, constitutional attorney Mark Levin addressed the news that the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann will be interviewing Valerie Plame at a People for the American Way event (the outfit TVNewser euphemistically describes as a "first amendment watchdog group"). We have an audio clip of Dr Levin's comments for your listening pleasure:

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    Clear-Thinker Letters to the Editor

    Through the dark times when Olbermann Watch was shut down, it was the letters from our loyal and now suffering readers that gave us the courage and determination to continue.

    Subject: NOOOOOOO

    OW was my favorite web site. I checked it at least twice a day. I thought you were just kidding saying it was going to end. I feel like Keith won. Very depressing.

    - Becky

    Subject: WHAT?!

    So I go to visit one of my favorite sites this afternoon,, and it moves me to a RIP page. Is this just a bad joke? You are letting the liberal olberidiots win by shutting down your site. I can understand your reasons for wanting to close the site down, that it is sometimes counterproductive to the mission of OW in that it gets more people to watch Countdown and therefore--possibly artificially--increases his ratings. Even so, it saddens me to see this site being shut down.

    Though I rarely posted due to the nonsensical ramblings of many "olbyloons" I visited the site every morning to keep my eye on what Olbermann was doing so that I could more accurately know about his biases. There were many times that I referred people on to OW to help show them they type of person Olbermann is. I am now going to have to watch the segments of Countdown on, like I usually do, and pay more attention to what he says and to what his guests say.

    Truly, I hope you all will reconsider, although it seems like this decision is fairly final. But I will continue to hope. Good luck to you all.

    - Justin

    Subject: Sad to see you go

    You guys put a smile on my face.
    Great job & Good luck in the future!

    - 186

    Subject: Say it Ain't so

    In the wake of the end of I dedicate this one to you

    - Mary

    Subject: sorry to see you're gone

    I have been an avid reader of for some time now and looked forward to your daily report on Keith's latest idiocy each morning. I am sorry to see you have taken your site down.

    - Kevin

    Subject: Please Don't!

    I hope you'll reconsider the closing of While not a regular Countdown viewer, I read your site daily, and appreciate all the homework you've done exposing the hypocrisy and arrogance of the most biased "news" show on television. I'll miss it very much if it's really gone for good.

    - Dave

    Subject: Dullberman

    Say it ain't so, Joe. Olbermannwatch was one of my daily reads. I don't see any indication of "more harm than good." Any person or sites that point out Dulbermann's hypocrisy is sure to do more good over the long haul. I implore you to reconsider and bring back. It isn't over. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no! And it ain't over now. Don't give up. Don't ever give up.

    - Joe

    Subject: Re: OlbermannWatch signing off...

    I totally understand even though I'll REALLY miss your site a LOT!!

    Good luck with anything you do in the future!

    - Paul

    Subject: No way!

    I will really miss this site. I will not watch the show, so I need this site to keep up with the crazy shit this guy pulls. If the decision is up in the air in any way, I for one would really like to see the site continue. Thanks

    - matt

    Subject: Thanks

    Sorry to see Olbywatch go away.

    I just wanted to offer my personal thanks to you for the public service you have done over the years in exposing the hypocrisy, bias and lack of journalistic integrity that is Keith Olbermann.

    I wish you well in your future endeavors.

    Good luck and God bless.

    - Bob

    Subject: Please Keep Olbermannwatch ALIVE!

    I could not stand to watch his show so this is the only way I can keep tabs on his spin.

    Please reconsider!

    Thank you,


    Subject: Thank you

    I want to thank you, and of course Johnny $ for your valiant efforts these many months. OW had become a daily must for me. Though I never posted, I thoroughly enjoyed the recaps by Johnny and you own observations concerning the malodorous one. Almost as enjoyable was the daily reassurance that the far left continues to rant, rave and make no sense. “They” are simply not serious people. It is surely frustrating that the MSM and the vitriolic, venomous left may continue to ignore KO’s incredible shortcomings as a “journalist”, his breathtaking hypocrisy, and his complete disregard for truth. As we clear thinkers are aware, there is no more intolerant, hateful and disingenuous coterie than those who refer to themselves as progressive.

    Again, your efforts were appreciated by more decent people than you probably know. Thank you, and take heart; the ultimate truths are on our side.

    - Mike

    Subject: Closing Down Site

    Now it seems Olbymoron won. I went to this site first every night before any others. This site opened my eyes to the fact that Olbermann is a fraud, a monkey posing as a newscaster. Without your site I would have never known that. I hate to see him "win". Now he'll be unstoppable.


    Subject: Farewell Olbermannwatch!

    Sigh. Sniff sniff.

    - H

    Subject: Thanks!

    I had fun posting on olbermannwatch and will miss it.

    - anon

    Subject: DRAT!

    Thanks for the effort and the site!

    It was fun but you may be correct. Perhaps when he does implode you could just post a greatest hits page that makes up the quirky backbone of the internet.

    Kudos especially for hosting a wild west open forum!

    Truly few people have cojones like that on the internet.

    - anon

    Subject: Thanks

    Covering Olby as long as you did is heroic enough. I honestly don't know how Johnny $ could sit thru his show everynight. Thanks for the site, it was a daily read for me and best of luck with whatever is in your future.

    - Dave

    Subject: Please come back.

    You were a beacon of truth and light and all those things that the Olybloons THINK that Olbermann is but really isn't. We need a forum to point out his lies and distortions. You saw how he would react to things that were said about him on Owatch, you have to KNOW that it made an impact. Olbermann's ratings went up because he began to pander to the extreme left. It won't last. I believe Owatch made a difference and it needs to exist in cybserspace. Please reconsider.

    - anon

    Subject: Thanks

    Thank you so much for all you’ve done with Olbermann Watch.I will miss what has come to be an important part of my day.One day KO will implode or explode and you will have the last laugh.

    - Bill

    Subject: shutdown

    Well, this stinks, because I only discovered your site about 2 months ago. Whatever are the girls at OlbermannWatchWatchers or whatever it was going to do now?


    Can't believe you are going to let a propagandist like KeithO run around without any checks and balances. Surely it made your stomach churn to watch him blurt out his deceptions, but you did a great documenting them. Now he has broken his leash. Look out. We can only hope he gets hit by a car.

    - Benson

    Subject: Shame....

    It's a shame to see you go. I went here because I couldn't stand to watch the show.

    Good luck on your new endeavors!

    - John

    Subject: will miss you

    Never watched obly, but always went to your web site...... Sorry you are gone.

    - Mary

    Subject: Thanks for the insights...

    and the laughs! KO is a first rate asshole and you called him on it day in and day out... and for that I thank you. I would never willingly watch his program, but would catch it while working out at the gym from time to time. The depth of this man's stupidity is staggering -- I'll miss OlbyWatch, but I understand your rationale. Great job... but will I ever do without the daily laugh of seeing David Shuster's fat face upside down??? LOL

    Well done...

    - Dennis

    Subject: THANK YOU !!!!!

    thanks alot for your 2 years of olbermann watch.i enjoyed your site and
    had fun with the moonbats.wish you all the best in the future.if you
    start a new site please email me.

    - joe

    Subject: Thank You

    Thank you for your leadership and highly successful run on
    I really enjoyed the service you provided.

    The daily roundups were classic !!!

    I'm sure this decision to cancel is a resource issue and your time is much more important than watching Citizen Keith every night.
    Let me know if you ever want to organize an anti-Olby rally !!

    Good luck in all you do.

    - Frank

    Subject: All bad things must end someday

    I think you are right about this. I watched this site for about a year. It was fun to see someone knock this asshole down on every one of his stupid positions. He will eventually crash - and has left a trail of so much idiocy that will prevent him from ever rising again.

    Thanks for the site - but I think you are doing the right thing.

    - Pat

    sorry to see the web site go, but i understand your reasoning who knows maybe shutting down olbywatch will diminish his exposure and lead to his demise - lets all hope.

    good luck and thanks for all your work

    - mark

    Subject: Sorry to see you go

    Good day.

    Thanks for all of the time you took to expose Olbermann's ridiculousness. I wouldn't give that show a moment of my viewing time - and thankfully for you guys, I didn't have to. I don't think you guys did more harm than good.

    So long and thanks for all the dish,

    - Kirk

    Subject: Regarding your Removal of Website

    I can say with 100% certainty that I was quite disappointed to come home today from work and find the website no longer with us. Beyond the distain for Mr. Olbermann's "journalistic ethics", I truly found this forum to be a valuable asset for the debating and exchanging of ideas.

    In spite of contracts being renewed, I do believe that there is a place in the cyberworld for what you have brought to all of us. Without question, I would respect your decision if you chose to not bring it back to life, but hope that you have second thoughts.

    If, in fact, you do choose to leave it vacant, I truly want to thank both you and J$ for the thankless job you have done over the last several years shedding light on a brand of hypocrisy that had been ignored all too often.

    In any event, I wish you nothing but the best.

    - Mike

    Subject: Re: OW

    A great site is gone, and Olby might just refer to it by name in a victorious Dean-esque tone now that it no longer exists. I sincerely hope the shutdown was not a financial decision as it would have been easy to get funding for it from fans. It wouldn’t surprise me if one of them would buy the site outright if offered the chance. Cox’s reasoning was a bit weak for the closure IMO, slightly higher ratings and press love are no reason to disband.

    - anon

    Subject: Re: OlbermannWatch signing off...

    Thanks to you and J$ for the site. A lot of us are going to miss it.

    - T

    Closing your site is the media equivalent of an immediate pullout of U.S. forces from Iraq. It is an admission of defeat. If you cannot maintain the site due to your other obligations, then so be it and I wish you good luck. But if it is, as you state in the RIP, due to your concern that the site has done more harm than good....then I totally disagree. The blueblogs and MSM would have promoted Olby and facilitated his success (modest as it still is) no matter if your site existed or not.

    We (anti-Olby forces) have no where else to go...perhaps you could post some alternatives to your site if there is no way you will return. Is there anyone else who does what you do? If not...that is exactly my point!!!! DON'T DO THIS!!! Regardless of whatever you choose, good luck and GREAT THANKS ;)

    - Homer

    Subject: Noooo!

    Have you no courage? Have you no backbone? Will you give up on our troops as easily as you gave up the Olbermannwatch?

    The only thing worse than being beaten, is admitting your adversary is right.

    If you were my son, I'd take you to the woodshed for wimping out.

    - Appease


    Wolf Blitzer Watch ?

    - anon

    Subject: O/Watch

    So Olbermann wins?

    - William

    Subject: The Silver Lining

    Yes, his new contract is a blow to all of us who support decency in broadcasting. However, with people like Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Laura Ingraham, Shawn Hannity, Mark Levin, Mike Gallagher, Rush Limbaugh, Neal Bortz, Micheal Savage, Michelle Malkin, and Don Imus “OlbermannWatch” will never die. Plus, if Olbermann continues with his charades I may have to add Anderson Cooper to the stated list. Thanks for the fun and for the late night cure to the worst person in all of news broadcasting.


    Subject: olby

    First, great job on the olby site. I only recently came upon it when a friend (I use the term loosely), who happens to be an olbyloon, told me about it. I started out just as a reader, saved me from having to have to watch it, one of the best things about it! Then, I jump into the posting pool, after discovering there seemed to be more olbyloons than olbydislikers, to put it nicely. You have to wonder about the people who so wildly defended him, given the crap he puts on the air and some of the crap he doesn't cover.

    - Jeff

    Subject: Re: Shutting Down Site

    I have enjoyed your daily deconstructing the Misinformation Channel's (MSNBC) Countdown with Keith Monkey-in-a-Suit. I understand your stated reason for shutting down. Maybe you also are weary of fighting the good fight. But for some reason that escapes me he has been given a new four year contract and will be seen on the regular NBC news program. The fact that he is spreading like a malignant cancer is no reason to stop calling him on his lies. I would be even more inclined to inform your readers each night of his lies, misstatements, etc. But that's just me.

    - J

    Subject: Thank you

    You and "Johnny Dollar" did a great job with the site. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to sit there, night after night, listening to all of KO's half-truths and condescension, and slander of our government. It's just hard to believe that NBC has elevated Keith to such heights, with the new contract and new exposure. Kind of like "when good things happen to bad people".

    I just read that the ratings for Brian Williams are down 570,000! That's a huge amount, and shows that people ARE leaving NBC in droves!

    Anyway, I wanted to express my appreciation for the site.

    - Joann

    The abrupt nature of the shutdown sure was disapointing (and not particularly sensitive to the site's fans). And Robert's letter also left something to be desired... it had me thinking that the OWatch site had been hacked and that an Olbyloon was spoofing a Robert Cox shutdown letter.

    If the decision to shut down was financial, I wish we would have had a chance to contribute to help the site contine.

    - John

    I can't say I'm happy with the manner and tone of OW's sign off, but thanks for a wonderful site. I've so enjoyed your and Mark's company! Please update me on your endeavors whenever you are able and good luck to you in all you do!

    - C

    I can't take it! I'm going through withdrawal!


    - Paul


    I will miss the site. Olbermann needs someone to hold him accountable and now his KRAZIES will think they've forced yet another website off the internet. They are as dangerous as he is. Tormenting them with the TRUTH about Olbermann was one of my favorite hobbies.

    - MGM

    MAN, talk about disappointed!!!...i loved reading your reviews of that nutcase..every night at 9 oclock sharp i would check it out. Things are starting to shake out over at NBC news to boot..they fired the producer today!!...BRING BACK OLBY-WATCH!!!

    - Anon

    Going to miss OlbyWatch

    - BJ



    Please tell me this is a hiatus of some kind.

    Olbermann Watch is needed now more than ever with Keith now being elevated and lauded by the mainstream media. I’m sure you saw the recent article in Rolling Stone entitled, “Keith Olbermann: The Most Honest Man in News”. Granted, Rolling Stone is not exactly fair and balanced, but given Keith’s reputation, the title simply hilarious.

    My mom and two sisters are hopelessly liberal who think Keith is “awesome” – who knows how many more misguided individuals there are out there. An Olbermann watchdog site is needed now more than ever….Keith’s assault on honest objective journalism must be stopped. Until now, Olbermann Watch was a force for good out there. You simply can’t throw in the towel right now. Please reconsider.

    - Mark

    Subject: Thanks For The Good Work

    Guys –

    Thanks for the good work. Your blog was an outstanding resource and very entertaining. I’ll miss starting my day with it.

    - James

    Subject: Thanks

    I’ve enjoyed this site immensely over the last couple of years. You guys were funny, informative, and entertaining. I’m certain I speak for many when I say that I’m sad to see you go.

    - Jeff

    Subject: sad to see it go

    I hate to see the website close. I enjoyed the recap each night. I do understand the decision. Thanks for the hard work.

    - anon

    Subject: sorry...

    to see you go. Much thanks! You WILL be missed.

    - Kevin

    Subject: Olbywatch death...

    More proof the end is near. God help us all.
    Bless you and thank you for your service to mankind.

    - Richard

    Subject: Thank's!

    Just a quick thanks. I really enjoyed your sarcastic overview of his show. I predict that Olby will continue with the same viewership numbers until next presidential election, when there's no more Bush to hate, and will then get Mathews type numbers. That's his only appeal as far as I see it. Best of luck, and thank's for the great nightly reads!!

    - Richard

    Subject: I am lost...

    I am in withdrawal without your site. I don't understand why you had to shut down but I sure do miss it. It kept me from having to ever watch him. Is there anyplace we can go now to vent? I cannot tell you how much I miss it. thanks....

    - Claudette

    Subject: OlbermannWatch

    I am disappointed that you've decided to discontinue OlbermannWatch. It was a major useful forum to document Keith's disinformation campaign. I understand your decision and respect it. I've noted the major crowing pro-Olbermann and liberal extremist sites are exhibiting at the moment complete with their own lies not only about the site, but your reasons for taking it down as well as what it contained. This seems to be the norm for liberals and is another reason why I find liberalism so distasteful. I wish you well and hope that someone else may take up the banner so as to not allow liberal extremists like Keith Olbermann to run unchecked.

    - Carl

    Subject: Say it ain't so

    Say it ain't so... you people were the voice of reason, and kept the sanity that Herr Obermann is totally clueless about. Many of us sure hope you'll reconsider.

    - Rick


    Subject: I hope you are foolin

    Olby will certainly read your resignation letter on the air and count it as a victory,

    I hope you are fooling him and will come back with a vengance.

    However, your commentary has gotten to be pretty lame lately,

    - Steve


    Subject: What a shame...

    But I really do not believe your site was the reason Olberbut's ratings have gone up. That can be blamed on left-wing lies and the uneducated -weak minded public out there that still think Bush lied on WMD's. (but his ratings are still dismal) I wish I was not raising a family and could afford to take the time and money to setup another site like yours. Your site was important even if it did attract undue attention to OLB, it still put out the truth, and the truth is in very short supply in the media and sadly congress.
    Thanks for the work you put in and thanks for the site.

    (I guess I have to say I'm hoping it will someday return)

    - Michael


    Subject: Re: OlbermannWatch signing off...


    - Dean


    Subject: huh?!!

    Are you frakking kidding me??!! He's NOT letting up! What?! Is this your version of party of surrender ... Cutting and running? Holy cripes! This frakking a-hole needs balanced somewhere! You're the most and best experienced at giving K.O. to KO!

    We need our best troopers on this mission! Get your butts back in those chairs and slam those keypads! Do we have to Patton-slap you back to the front???!!

    Frakking Buggers!



    Subject: archive of the site?

    Hey it's sad to see your site go. Why not keep it up as an archive? You may not be updating it but it could still do some good to have the old stuff up. It's always sad not to have access to good information.

    - Robert

    Subject: Comments about Olbywatch

    I believe you are correct to cancel Olbywatch. I have enjoyed reading it, but I think it only encouraged that moron Olby.

    Just wait, he will stumble over the next few years, we can hope.

    I do not understand how the rest of the world puts up with a biased fool like O.

    - Gordon

    Subject: RE: OlbermannWatch signing off...

    You did a great job!



    Subject: Sad Day

    Just wanted to add my 2-cents worth about the loss of OW. As all have said, those with an IQ higher than an american hating demonut, this SUCKS. Pedomanonfan has WON, thus MSLADEN-NBC, now has free reign over the youth that wanted a second opinon to the indoctoration that the socailist school system has been feeding them involving the radical lefts hero's, PEDOMANONFAN. Really wish you would reconsider this tragic mistake for those that want TRUTH and want the scumbag called on his and the demonut's lies.

    - Scott

    PS. not often a TOP website just dies. You were the at the TOP because we wanted the truth about this clown and his network.

    PSS. no matter what the outcome, you did a GREAT JOB on exposing this bathtub LIBERAL and responding to your e-mailer's. NONE BETTER in that regard. Malkin's lack of message boards and absolute failure of responding to e-mail's is why I no longer read her blog. You are a TOP-NOTCH act!!


    Subject: Try a different ...

    Try a different approach. Dont give up.

    - Ric


    Please, less than 1% of the people in the US even know who this idiot is.......... this site had very little if anything to do with KOs numbers. It did one thing for me, It informed me, I tried to watch countdown a few years ago and after a few viewings I saw who he really was and stopped watching...........then I found your site and was informed just how BAD HE REALLY WAS! There are 100's of 1,000's of us just waiting to find your site. I hope someone else take's on the challange and this site can continue, thanks for your work

    - Doug

    you are doing exactly what olby wants. we need you now more than ever. believe me olby will be partying tonight if you don't come back. besides its not like he will last the whole 4 years he'll screw it up and you have to be there to document it.

    - Slai


    Sorry to see the site gone. I'll bet I clicked on the dead possum 20 times before I got a clue.

    - David

    Thank you--you have made the right decision--you were making him more important than he is

    - Pat


    get this dangerous traitor off the air until such time i will watch joe scarborough or glenn beck how on earth can all call yourselves americans terrorist alliel would better fill the bill. shame shame may there be a pox on your house

    - Scham

    What are you lacking to continue the site? Time? Money?
    I really don't think this site gains any viewers for Countdown. I quit watching long ago but was a regular lurker at the site.

    - Alan

    Subject: Mr. Cox, you are a coward


    giving up and running away? only cowards cut and run. go became a secular humanist, you're not a conservative anymore.


    Posted by Robert Cox | Permalink | Comments (16) | | View blog reactions
    WOW: Meet the News Boss, Same as the Old Boss?

    We could only laugh when we saw that the Gal Pals behind Watching Olbermann Watch shut down THEIR site just as we were brining Olbermann Watch back online. Not surprisingly we noticed that by the next day the site was back up. But checking Technorati today the entire thing gets rather odd. It appears that either the Gal Pals got the site back up or handed it over to some other OlbyLoon.

    Becky at Relevant Torture claimsthat WOW has "changed hands". She cites several things including a change in email address, something about sitemeter or something like that, missing graphics and that the poster is now called "the watcher" not "watchingolbermannwatch". She also says that the domain "" no longer points to the Blogger site.

    I was not even aware that there was such a domain but when I checked it was listed as own by some offshore domain name speculator which makes absolutely no sense because when you buy a domain the minimum period is one year and I seriously doubt that anyone bought the domain a year ago since the inspiration for the domain was apparently the American Journalism Review article by Mark Lisher which suggested there be a "Watching Olbermann Watch" site.

    What seems suspicious to me is that Becky seems so intimately acquainted with the most minute details of a site she supposedly never heard of until a few days ago. As I recall Becky making a big deal of her supposed unwillingness to sully herself by writing "nasty" things on her blog but then breaking her own policy with a nasty post about the closing down of Olbermann Watch could it be that she has decided to take over for the Gal Pals and use WOW as a cover for her anger towards Olbermann Watch?

    Meanwhile, the blogger over at Christopher Hitchens Watch seems to have linked to the site after it was taken down (briefly). Why would anyone link to a blog that was down unless they knew it was coming back up?

    The OlbyLoons over at also seem to know a GREAT DEAL about the comings and goings over at Watching Olbermann Watch.

    On Thursday at 11:23, the site admin at ko.o tells the OlbyLoons that WOW is down. 40 minutes later "Keyser Sose" a regular OlbyWatch critic from ICN announces...Johnny Dollar now owns the site! Huh?

    Minutes later that admin announces that J$'s name is NOT on the site predicts "I bet Cox and Dollar are going to try and 'Tag Team' KO". So now maybe I own the site!

    Does anyone wonder why these OlbyLoons are all officers in the Tin Foil Hat Brigade?

    [sidebar: this reminds me of a similar thread when one OlbyLoons claimed that her TiVo listed Countdown at 7 PM ET instead of 8 PM setting off a two day jag of a thread about how stupid MSNBC was for moving Keith's time slot - until other OlbyLoons checked their TiVos and found no such change]

    By the next morning, Quanlin (who I believe is one of the former GalPals behind the site in the first place), announces that the old owners got the site back. And how would SHE know that? Take a wild guess! So that seems to nail down Quanlin as one of the proprietors - or at least founders of WOW - and lends a lot of support for the notion that her old pal Marisa is in on it too - as I suspected all along. Why else would the so quickly turn WOW into a platform to bring up posts from 2004 that only a handful of people would even know about - and supposedly that angered them at the time.

    Apparently realizing she has just outed herself, Quanlin comes back five hours later claiming that she did not mean what she said. With the OlbyLoons now thoroughly confused Michael, founder of ko.o, attempts to bring a measure of sanity to the group by noting "Watching Olbermann Watch strikes me a pretty silly hobby..."

    Of course that is meant as an insult to me because we all know that a site dedicated to watching me automatically makes the site the most important blog in the world (next to Olbermann Watch, of course).

    So, what is going on at WOW? Who knows? If any clear-thinking readers on this site track down any more "chatter" about what the OlbyLoons are up to please post as comments here. Meanwhile, welcome back WOWLoons whoever you are!

    Posted by Robert Cox | Permalink | Comments (12) | | View blog reactions
    March 9, 2007
    OlbyLoon Comment Threads on "Closing" of OlbyWatch

    The Blue Blogs were atwitter over the past week with OlbyLoons commenting on the apparent demise of the #1 Keith Olbermann blog in the world. Here are some highlights...

    Anti-Olbermann website quits after MSNBC host's contract is extended

    The Raw Story

    You have got to be kidding! Olbermann a bully? What is wrong with these Conservative nitwits? they have the likes of Limbaugh and O'Reilly, and the Queen of Hatred Coulter! SHEESH!
    I'm happy for Keith olbermann!

    lynn | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 1:06 pm

    The fascists had to realize that they could not succeed. Olbermann's reality based show (and his intelligence) could not be downed by the nationalists and their propaganda.

    But, and that is much more important, their giving up proves that the American people are tired of deceit and honor a show that informs about the neocon bastards.

    Gandhi | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 1:09 pm

    Good on Olbermann, he is a journalistic powerhouse. He is not afraid to tell us the truth, even when it's dirty, and he is not afraid to expose the lying crooks who are ignorant of both history and the meaning of the words they speak.

    Olbermann is one of few people I would say qualifies as a national hero, as he tries to substantially raise the level of public discourse. People can establish all the authoritarian "Watches" over whoever they want, but don't expect the rest of us, non-warmongerers, to be convinced by your reactionary, neo-fascist bullshit.

    Mike | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 1:13 pm

    Heehee, Haahaa, I'm trully loving this...that's just the beginning. KUDOS Keith we Love YOU!!!Go Olbermann.

    Why don't they watch Faux Noise?

    Freethinker | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 1:15 pm

    Shucks, Olbermann must be sad about this -- you know you're really getting ahead in the world when the miscreants put up websites against you.

    . | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 1:21 pm

    I have been watching Kieth's pieces over tha past couple of years and have been very impressed with his style. He cuts to the quick and is concise in his statements. I am happy to see he has been given "growing room." I look forward to Kieth doing more in the future in actual reports. Maybe soon he will do some hard investigative reporting, something sadly lacking from the MSM these days.
    JAG | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 1:23 pm
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    "his assault on the journalistic standards we hold dear,"

    What "journalistic standards?" Mud-slinging, wingnut propaganda, half-truths, full lies and anti-democratic proto-fascist drumbeating?

    Keith Olbermann speaks truth to power. The right can try and vilify him as some kind of leftist kook if they wish, but the fact is that he has demonstrated fealty to the Constitution (which neocons seem to disdain), accountability and excels in calling out these cretins on their lies. There is a very good reason why his viewership is up, up, up and that Countdown is the most frequently 'TiVo'ed program of all.

    This country is NOT as inherently 'conservative' the the right would have you believe; we never have been.

    Congratulations, Keith on your 4 year renewal. To Robert Cox, STFU.

    dionysis | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 1:35 pm

    Keith Olbermann is a different kind of person for the GOP to deal with. He's an ex-sports guy so he been around battles, yelling, etc. I think the GOP is jealous of the Olberman that he exists. He can't be talked away like Wolf Blitzer or Hardball. An anti-site of a person is lame, it speaks to the impact of the person. Can anyone speak out GOP or just you? Geez

    BruntLIVE | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 1:44 pm

    I suspect the reason why the Olbermann Watch site closed is that it was a Republican "think tank" operation (not unlike the "think tank" that found Algore's utility bills) that hoped it would torpedo Olbermann's chances of being renewed.

    Well, guess it didn't work so time to pull the plug on the funding.

    Biggus Diggus | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 1:49 pm

    lol right wingers!

    Freakaloin | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 2:01 pm

    Insert "Cut and run" comment here.

    slappy magoo | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 2:04 pm

    "Journalistics standards that we all hold so dear?" That is EXACTLY what Keith - AND ONLY KEITH - has been doing. I am sorry that Mr. Cocks believes that the heads at Fox Noise Channel are journalists but Olbermann is the new and much-needed Edward R. Murrow of our times. Now if we can just get Fox Noise to shut down we can bring back journalistic integrity for good!
    Keith Otherman | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 2:19 pm
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    conservatives will have to learn that they are not going to stop the truth from coming out...

    chuck h | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 2:29 pm

    I'm very happy to see Olbermann's contract extended.

    I laugh at those who criticize him, because the truth hurts, don't it?

    We need more journalists like Keith. Keep up the good work!

    Patience Lost | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 2:31 pm

    Olbermann Watch - now that's a laugh - What is with these right wing nut jobs. I mean they really just don't get it.

    Olbermann is speaking truth to power like nobodies business. The only reason he's a threat is because he exposes their lies and distortions in the context of reality which they can not stand to have pointed out to them because they are disingenuous retarded snobs.

    The "right" thinks they are fighting for something when the very thing they claim to be against is what they are.

    The only real explanation for their thuggery is that in their denial they are simply projecting that which about themselves they can not face head on.

    What else can account for the tragedy of opposites that seem to flow from their mouths like a river of ineptitude and lack of moral accountability.

    Cox closed down his sight because it was irrelevant. His fake crusade to hold up the pillar of journalistic integrity is and always was a huge joke.
    911truth | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 2:41 pm
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    These are the same morons who think that FOX isn't a propaganda machine. Listening to Olbermann is like getting much needed oxygen.

    Lukas -

    Anonymous | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 3:02 pm

    Keith Olbermann is a breath of fresh air. We need more like him instead of the bunch of spinless so called news men we have on the network news.Impeach Bush/Cheney

    clyde paige | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 3:08 pm

    Although once in a while Keith gets a little too left-leaning to be 100% objective, nevertheless I think his show is one of the more entertaining and fact-based programs on any channel. I love his anti-Bill O'Reilly comments!

    sirpaulj7 | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 3:14 pm

    I used to post on the site, but quit after the elections. I felt the site was irrelevant at that point. The analyses by Johnny Dollar and Robert Cox were so moronic, even a three year old could rebut their arguments. No offense to three year olds.

    hit_escape | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 3:15 pm

    The Repug thugs are amazing!! Olbermann doesn't lie; he always backs his statements up with fact sheets. That is something the neo-pigs don't do; maybe because so many of them are dyslexic?!? Thank God I can read; if I had to depend on Faux my brain would wither away.

    azbenny | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 3:25 pm

    Oh riiiigt, they have done more harm than good? Well if that were the case O'Rielley's rating should be through the roof with all the negative attention he gets.

    The Phoenix | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 3:41 pm

    While I like Keith's show, I wish he show some stones and actually have someone who doesn't agree with him and debate the issues. This news show with parrots as his experts gets a little old and it is something you'd expect from Hannity.

    PC | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 3:49 pm

    Who is this Cox sucker, anyway and where did he come from? Is he a front for O'Reilly?

    JazzMan | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 4:18 pm

    I have always found Keith Olberman to be fun, interesting, and a true patriot. He has a way of getting his points across in a way you want to listen to. This country could use a few more Keith Olbermans and a lot less of the stale and rancid conservative baloney, sliced thick. Do I feel safer today, than I did before 9/11...................NO

    Buck Raye | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 4:27 pm

    Journalistic standards is what is totally lacking in the right wing world of lunatics and whore mongers that would attack their own mother if she were a Democrat or opposed to this insane and murderous conflict that they created ,so fuck them all and we're going to incarcerate as many of them as we can catch so get ready bastards we're coming for you.

    Badfinger | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 4:32 pm

    Hey Robert Cox...listen up...

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    big dan | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 4:47 pm

    I've noticed that many online Republicans are cowards who can't deal with defeat.

    CD | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 4:56 pm

    THANKS MSNBC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mr. Gullible | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 4:57 pm

    BiggusDiggus: I agree with you that Olberman Watch was probably the product of a Right Wing Think[less] Tank. They are really very repetitive in their group-think.

    There is an AMA/Insurance Industry think tank creation called Quack Watch that spreads itself all over the internet spreading disinformation about every sort of non-conventional health care. It also provides its "experts" to state medical boards for prosecutions of alternative health care providers. It's called "trying to keep your market share" when 90% of the population is fed up with the allopathic medicine monopoly which is propped up by our government.

    By-the-way, the word "Quack" comes from the German word "Quecksilber" (Quicksilver - mercury) and was used to describe the barbers and blacksmiths who used mercury-based dental fillings in the 19th century. Now the American Dental Association calls mercury-free dentists "quacks."

    Hildagard of Bingen | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 5:19 pm

    Simply, Olberman says what alot of us are thinking. Democracy and truth has a way of pissing this administration off. MSNBC has Olberman....Fox has Rick (man on dog) Santorum. No wonder this web site gave it up. LMAO

    La Reina de la Mota | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 5:56 pm

    Olberman is such a bully, backing up eloquent, logical criticisms of BushCo with verifiable facts and historical evidence!

    What kind of modern journalist behaves with such a lack of respect for our rulers?

    jimbo92107 | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 6:11 pm

    Olbermann is awesome. No one will miss your pathetic site, Mr. Cox-Ucker!

    robert cox-ucker | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 6:17 pm

    Thank you, Keith, for fighting for our Constitution. The Bushlicans are dismantling it. You would think that they would put our Constitution above the Party, but NO, they support that Anti-American Imperialist, Bush.

    Just what I think... | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 6:48 pm

    Keith, Helen Thomas, Frank Rich, the late Molly Ivins.....patriots who stand tall against the traitorous BushCo media minions.

    Rottweiler | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 7:00 pm

    The reason they shut down was that they realized you can't argue with the truth. Keith Olbermann ROCKS and this Robert Cox is just one of the kool-ade drinking minions trying to make a buck off propaganda, much like the bully/terrorist Annthrax Coulter, and that lot. Good riddance, asshole!!! HA!

    Bobo the Clown | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 7:31 pm

    Hey everyone, click the link that goes the RIP page - there's an email there - and you can tell Robert Cox what you think!!!! I just did...

    Bobo the Clown | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 7:35 pm

    "Assault on the journalistic standards we hold dear" what might those "journalistic standards" be? Head-in-the-sand regurgitation of the Fox Noise channel?
    Thank God for Keith! He's the only broadcaster that, I feel, provides some intellectual responsibility to news. Who else stands up to Bush rhetoric? Glen Beck? Hardly...

    Jonathan | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 7:49 pm

    Don't these jokers get it?

    It's not their website that caused them problems.

    It's their policies, their bigotry, their hate speak, their general take on what's good for America that Americans across the country are waking up to and rejecting in mass.

    jogger | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 8:14 pm

    You know whats really funny about this?
    First the claim that they have drawn too much attention to Countdown and Olbermann with their blog. HAHAHA
    that site got NO TRAFFIC! THey were ranked down in the cellar at 650,000 SO how they called attention to KO on a site no one visited is beyond me.
    The other thing is reading the message they have up there now. As any wingnut that is beat will do, they play the victim. Boo hoo
    "We wish all of you the best over the next four, painful years." O PULLEEEEZE! Cry me a river!

    Secular Progressive | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 8:48 pm

    the wingnuts are jellous of him because he is smart and handsome and he always calls them on their bullshit.

    pattyMe | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 9:21 pm

    Mr. Cox your name suits you. Remember sweetie the truth will set you free. People out in the real world see you rightwingnuts are really fruity.

    SouthernYankee | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 9:27 pm

    Love Keith O.
    Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Hannity, Beck & other weasels, beware ...
    Keith will shine a light on you, and like roaches, you'll scurry for darkness.

    DeppFan | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 9:44 pm

    Truth hurts. Liars eventually destroy themselves.

    Gene | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 9:57 pm

    Where is my Roger Ailes blow up doll when I need him?

    Sean Godamnity | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 10:58 pm

    "...his assault on the journalistic standards we hold dear"

    I nearly spit out my drink when I saw that!

    Daniel | Email | Homepage | 03.02.07 - 11:01 pm

    I winder if this does indeed bring up a good point. Does all of the attention that we give the right-wing nuts of FoxNews and right-wing radio actually help them by giving them free promotion and free advertising?

    SteaM | Email | Homepage | 03.03.07 - 2:56 a

    Can you believe that republicans go to the trouble of setting up sites where they can criticize someone who tells them they're wearing no clothes. How twisted is this? Republicans want totalitarianism.

    simi | Email | Homepage | 03.03.07 - 6:01 am

    These people at Watching Olberman give themselves a lot of credit thinking their website actally helped promote Olberman. I know i never heard of them before this article..

    Freeman1 | Email | Homepage | 03.03.07 - 6:55 am

    You may be amused with the following site. It is a Google cache:

    You can see for yourself how bizarre this site was. I was especially interested in a "Special Alert" that first questions the site alleged role in Olbermann's popularity; and the next piece called "WOW Losing Steam"

    Elphin | Email | Homepage | 03.03.07 - 9:18 am

    Everytime some neocon group throws a fit, or holds a boycott, or puts up an ANTI-SOMETHING website, they always try to find a way to feel like even though they failed they still had some kind of impact.

    Frankly, if it weren't for this story I would have never heard of them.

    Mark | Email | Homepage | 03.03.07 - 9:22 am

    Jimbo92107 asks....."What kind of modern journalist behaves with such a lack of respect for our rulers?" Answer.... the kind of journalist that recognizes our "rulers" have no respect for us...the citizens of this nation. The "rulers" of this nation are criminals, one and all. Why should we respect them?

    La Reina de la Mota | Email | Homepage | 03.03.07 - 10:55 am

    I noticed that there were only "positive" posts in this forum. I know there must have just as many "negative" posts, why were none of those displayed? Fair? At watchingolbermann, they allowed the "olbyloons" to spread there hatred on a daily basis. Go try making a post at the "newshole", unless you say "I love Keith" it won't get through. Fair? There will be another watchingolbermann....

    jeff | Email | Homepage | 03.03.07 - 12:47 pm

    I have turned more folk on to Keith than their crappy website. I promice to continue untill everyone knows the truth.

    Keith is Truth!

    sellitman | Email | Homepage | 03.03.07 - 3:22 pm

    "There will be another watchingolbermann"

    ... and it will probably be as futile and childish as the last.

    VoR | Email | Homepage | 03.03.07 - 4:58 pm

    Jimbo92107 asks....."What kind of modern journalist behaves with such a lack of respect for our rulers?" Answer.... the kind of journalist that recognizes our "rulers" have no respect for us...the citizens of this nation. The "rulers" of this nation are criminals, one and all. Why should we respect them?
    La Reina de la Mota

    Geeeez...I hope you're just kidding. The original poster was, ya know. Or do you know?

    Joe Hill | Email | Homepage | 03.03.07 - 9:09 pm

    Has Robert Cox Finally Lost His Mind? mind.html

    First, there was nothing. Then came a long-winded, tediously arrogant message. Now there's a picture of a dead animal on the front page of OlbermannWatch.

    Here's a screenshot...

    fram tokimn | Email | Homepage | 03.05.07 - 7:50 pm

    Just more of the victimization mentality of the right-wing. Boo hoo, we don't have 100% of the media on our side so we have to cry out liberal bias! Keith Olbermann bullies us!

    ucsbclassics53 | Email | Homepage | 03.07.07 - 7:09 pm

    Media-wise, it doesn't get much more Orwellian than Olbermann Watch.

    Had this jackass been around back then, and had the Internets been too, I'm sure he would've launched Murrow Watch.

    MediaBloodhound | Email | Homepage | 03.07.07 - 8:42 pm

    I'm not the sort of person who would kick a person while they're down but...Aw hell, who am I kidding? That's the perfect time to do some kicking, so here goes...

    I had never heard of this Olberman Watch website until about three minutes ago and I consider myself fairly well connected when it comes to the news. Sorry to burst your pathetic little bubble Mr. Cox but you had absolutely NOTHING to do with KO's ratings going up. Your website had about as much impact as a mayfly going head to head with an eighteen wheeler. You should be able to tell from my tone whom I consider to be the mayfly and whom I consider to be the truck.

    Do the world a favor Mr. Cox. Buy one bullet and rent a gun. I'm sure even you can figure out that little bit of arithmatic.

    AF_Comm_Guy | Email | Homepage | 03.07.07 - 11:27 pm

    OlbermannWatch: "Goodbye, cruel world"

    Daily Kos

    Weeeeelll goooood fer them. At least they did something right by increasing KO's viewership. Now they want to quit while they are ahead. hmmmmmmm If you are looking for Truth, you better be ready to change your mind.

    by jimraff on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:04:19 PM PST

    So what's gonna happen To WatchingOlbermannWatch? Waaaah!


    Here's what they say:

    I'd like to think that Bob Cox and his gang saw the proverbial light - that they realized bullying, misinformation, name-calling, etc. was not only wrong, but a shining example of the most irresponsible misuse of the blogosphere as a conduit of information and creator of community.

    I'd like to think that, but I'd probably be wron. Politicians and diapers need to be changed frequently -- often for the same reason.

    by KnowVox on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:19:23 PM PST

    Well, youshould start http://watchingwatchingolbermannwatc... It would be hilarious. This chain could go on forever, such is the wonder of the internets.

    Kossacks Under 35 Thursdays at 9 EST!

    by kath25 on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:36:20 PM PST

    Hey, I clicked it just for fun... and got a 404 error. Somebody start this site! LMAO Politicians and diapers need to be changed frequently -- often for the same reason.

    by KnowVox on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:47:25 PM PST

    That's hilarious!

    by feelingsickinMN on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:35:26 PM PST

    Off the charts...... I am falling out of my chair

    by vyllyn on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 07:52:40 AM PST

    How about a site called WOW!!

    Watching Olbermann Watchers.. hehehe

    by Demfem on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:56:36 PM PST

    Their motto "I like to watch." Chauncy Gardener

    by Emerson on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:00:34 PM PST

    Isn't he Bush's older, smarter brother?

    by Ken in Tex on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:04:00 PM PST

    Nope, that's Bush I've been saying for years that we elected Chauncy Gardner to the Presidency.....just like what they were plotting in the movie. Yunno, everything in Network has come to pass as has Being There. Be afraid, be vewy vewy afwaid. Their reality has lapped our satire.

    by grog on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 05:33:04 AM PST

    a reco from a Peter Sellers fan

    by Patriot4peace on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:06:07 PM PST

    ditto! :p

    by Pandoras Box on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 04:50:40 AM PST

    Already Exists It's called the NSA.

    by Phlip on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 02:53:14 AM PST

    Reminds me of the old... (0 / 0)

    SPY 1: Oh my god, they know!
    SPY 2: But it's OK because we know they know.
    SPY 1: But what if they know we know they know?
    SPY 2: We already know they know we know they know ...


    by CharlieHipHop on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 07:14:11 AM PST

    You might think that But I couldn't possibly comment...

    by annetteboardman on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:20:10 PM PST

    Bob Cox and his gang see the light and realize their bullying is wrong. As If!

    by madgranny on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:46:06 PM PST

    Too chilly for them in cyberspace?

    I guess they thought it was time to throw another blog on the fire.

    by cmnh on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 05:14:55 PM PST

    THEY SHOULD Buy up their website addresss! That would really rub it in!

    by MadAsHellMaddie on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 05:49:46 PM PST

    aww...don't flatter them that much. I never heard of them. I watched Olbermann because he's GOOD!

    by jhwygirl on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 06:45:53 PM PST

    can someone tell them I hope the door hit them in the azz on their way out?

    "A journey of a thousand miles begins with but one step"

    by testvet6778 on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:05:11 PM PST

    And their parting shot is that they take credit for the increase in ratings. Long may their egos wave.

    by mojavefog on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:08:27 PM PST

    yea, to be honest. I had never heard of them before reading this diary. So count me in as someone who started watching Olbermann over the past year due in absolutely no way to the "entire staff" at Olbermannwatch.

    by davidkc on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:42:38 PM PST

    My question is who in the hell was funding a staff of 60 to do this?

    by jhwygirl on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 06:48:37 PM PST

    I think it was actually... one lonely dude in his parents' basement. In fact, I visited the blog once, and after reading one particularly odious posting, I left a comment that said something like, "I bet your parents are so proud of you. In fact, I bet your mother is upstairs baking you cookies right now."

    by snookybeh on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 10:32:47 PM PST

    Ooooo, nicely cut!

    by Bugsby on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 10:39:23 PM PST

    thanks, it felt good... ;-) n/t

    by snookybeh on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 07:46:42 AM PST

    Perhaps it was a rhetorical 'we'... Typing with his one hand while the other had a date with his...ummm. That makes a threesome.

    by 417els on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 01:37:18 AM PST

    ummm...a date with his Staff. Threesome? Ummm... That's still more like the unitary executive branch as far as I can tell. And, I, for one, welcome the rise of our dark OlberLord. Say, does that make the ex-blogger a heavy duty Policy Wank? When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

    by antirove on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 03:56:27 AM PST

    On their way out...they took a poll to see if they should shut down. 18% said "Yes, immediately." n You can still access cached posts. Here's a funny one that slams Watching Olbermann Watch and boasts that:

    Olbermann Watch is the number one Keith Olbermann blog in the world

    That was February 19. Less than two weeks later they're defunct. Let's hear it for #1.

    by KingOneEye on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:11:45 PM PST

    Yer doing a heckuva job Olbermannwatch. Heh.

    by Webster on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 06:00:20 PM PST

    I don't know about the door, but their azz is gettin' the message. Real people think you are stoopid. You know, not really smart and stuff. Because real American's like to hear the real story. They know Bill O'Reilly is entertainment. Yeah, it's stoopid entertainment, but so were the Three Stooges. I enjoy the Stooges, myself. Some day, when WE have taken our country back, I'm gonna watch the O'Reilly tapes and laugh my ass off. Hope you treat your children to this cultural silliness that happened back in the 00's. Terrorists can only kill citizens. It takes a government to kill a country.

    by funluvn1 on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:39:01 PM PST

    you can tell them yourself

    Here's my message to the dearly departed:

    Don't be still have Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, etc. Unless, you've really quit because you're afraid that Olbermann's ratings will eventually surpass all your favorites. Oops, that's probably it, isn't it?

    Didn't mean to rub it in...................much.

    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 06:48:44 PM PST

    Worst persons in the Goodbye Cruel Wooooorld!

    by operculum on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:13:39 PM PST

    It would be absolutely kewl.. If Cox was KO's Worst Person in the World!

    by RichM on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:18:55 PM PST

    Or just make him one of the "newsmakers"

    after "Oddball"...what would be a good tag song if he was #1?

    by Cali Scribe on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:50:26 PM PST

    Woody Guthrie's "So Long, It's Been Good to Know Ya"

    by newmexicobear on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:22:14 PM PST

    Eeek, I would hate to see Keith turn into one of those self-promoting pundit types. I really hope he doesn't comment at all on his commenters. It's a level of abstraction that is irrelevant to the journalism he performs and it would negatively impact my impression of him if he let himself become the story like that. It's enough that his occasional exchange of personal words with Bill O'Reilly sometimes becomes the story.

    by Loquatrix on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:54:43 PM PST

    I'm willing to bet it'll be on top 3 newsmakers.

    I love Keith's show but there is a fair bit of self promoting on it. The Bill-O spots, especially the ones where Keith cites the ratings, are an example. But he's self-deprecating, at times, as well. Keith took the bronze for WPITW, one day last week. His journalism is still good but his producers force him to take time covering an awful lot of crap. For all his eye-rolling about worthless celebrity stories Anna Nicole (or Judge Larry) have had a fair amount of coverage. So has Lindsay Lohan and Tom Cruise. I tape it, however, and FF by these things. Often, I skip story #5 entirely. The time could be taken by better stories. Especially since story #4 has been Scooter's spot for the last God-knows-how-long.

    by rainmanjr on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:08:18 PM PST

    In one of his interviews... ... he admitted that even he needs to cover something lighter at the end of the show (if it's not a Special Comment night). While I suspect he's 'way less than thrilled with the whole "Anna Nicole Smith is still dead" stories, he'll keep covering the "celebrity" stories if only for the, um, irony.

    by FlyingToaster on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 05:42:45 PM PST

    The other reason he does it is that he picks up a lot of viewers in the tail end of his show. Gets them hooked on the sugary stuff and before you know it, they're eating real news for dinner.

    by Webster on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 06:03:01 PM PST

    In the "CBS Sunday Morning" interview, he said that the news these days needs to be a little serious, a little silly, a little snarky, and with some bit of pop culture...

    by Cali Scribe on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 06:27:00 PM PST

    Soooo.... um, We had held out hope that MSNBC would allow Olbermann's contract to expire even up until the last few weeks.

    So does this guy live, like, in an alternate reality? One where Olberman's ratings are tanking? One where Bush's approval ratings are 85%, and where the Republicans have routed Congress, due to our breathtaking success in Iraq?

    In other words, do he and Dick Cheney share the same dimension?

    by Dale on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:41:53 PM PST

    or dementia?

    just saying...

    by ColoTim on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:16:54 PM PST

    Same diff n/t

    Nah, those with dementia are blameless

    Goopers choose to be evil.

    by The Werewolf Prophet on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:52:10 PM PST

    Not only did his contract NOT expire...

    ...but he will have a far expanded presence on NBC.

    Olbermann will gain audience reach about which O’Reilly can only fantasize (please no falafel jokes). That additional exposure will drive new viewers to Countdown, fueling further growth of that program and MSNBC. The cable news wars will get hotter with O’Reilly becoming even more unhinged as his show is overtaken by the enemy. Look for O’Reilly to accuse Olbermann of treason and then spend the rest of the hour emulating Nancy Grace.

    by KingOneEye on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:41:49 PM PST

    We all know which "staff" this wanker consulted..

    by Dood Abides on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:31:58 PM PST

    Wimps has been up and running since at least 2002.

    Guess what happens on August 2!

    by pontificator on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:07:06 PM PST

    since 08-26-01 to be exact

    Now THAT'S stamina!

    by pontificator on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:15:42 PM PST

    tremendous stamina even to watch the idjut for that long...

    and a very very strong stomach.

    by dougymi on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:27:46 PM PST

    And (the best domain name on the Internets) is approaching its third anniversary.

    by GTPinNJ on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:16:51 PM PST

    I love SJIHBO! And if I may pimp myself:

    Bill O'Reilly's
    Stalking Points Memos

    Stephen Colbert's "The Word" set the standard for blowhard pundit satire. I just couldn't help wondering what it would look like to apply the same treatment to the king of blowhard pundits.

    by KingOneEye on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:53:45 PM PST

    I just watched a couple of those..

    GREAT stuff KOE!

    by GTPinNJ on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:04:02 PM PST

    Remember and are fighting lies spewed by O'liely.

    Notice that the OlbermannWatch had nothing to recommend itself, it wasn't sharp and witty, no sense of humor, etc., it fell down trying to fight truth, just the way it should be. I'm pleased that Olbermann's numbers are increasing.

    by fumie on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:45:02 PM PST

    I love KO but I never thought that it was straight news, more like commentary, which has an entirely different standard. That said, I think Olbermann is one of the best of the best for saying it like it is.

    by Sychotic1 on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:07:16 PM PST

    ...But this one is A hoot...GBCW...admitting their dumb site only helped Olberman get more viewers.

    by FishOutofWater on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:50:38 PM PST

    Personally, anytime I hear a news person or network claim to be objective or 'fair and balanced,' I know immediately not to trust them. I would much rather know a person's biases (as well as education, experiences, paycheck signers, etc.) and be able to factor this information in when evaluating the supposedly objective info they are offering.

    I think we were probably better served in the bad old days when every group with an axe to grind had its own little newspaper.

    Hey, wait a minute! I almost forgot about the Intertoobz--it IS the bad old days! Yay!

    Olbermann kicks ass. Why? Because I like him. I like that while delivering news of the day he seems to share my take on the world. That said, I hope that I would not cut him any slack on the facts. I want him to tell the truth.

    by kamakirii on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:05:58 PM PST

    Sour grapes much?

    If Olbermann is considered to trash "journalistic standards" that they hold dear, I shudder to think of their opinion of Fox Noise Channel.

    by slackjawedlackey on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:07:40 PM PST

    Taking my toys and going home, dammit. n/t

    by tvb on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:08:56 PM PST

    screw you guys ...

    Eric Cartman ... webmaster at ... who knew?

    by wystler on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:14:33 PM PST

    Yea!! Kenny's dead! LOL

    by KnowVox on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:21:04 PM PST

    you bastards!!! (n/t)

    by wystler on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:31:03 PM PST

    Nah Nothing to do with toys. He's too busy watching Olbermann now. Another convert, looks like. The reality-based world is much easier to live in - no constant inner struggle between logic and a failed ideology.

    by armadillo on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 06:39:19 PM PST

    Perhaps Mr. Cox has been operating under false pretenses. First he admits to getting people to watch Olbermann thereby helping promote sanity in our national discourse. Next he admits that what he did was a mistake, and he shuts down his blog and creeps away. He must be a Dem. No Republican would ever admit an error and then give up the game. No, Mr. Cox sounds too reasonable to belong to the pure Olbermann haters of the Right.

    by hestal on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:08:58 PM PST

    Mr Cox also seems to be the founder and president of that esteemed group, The Media Bloggers Association.


    Cox sits on a number of citizen media advisory boards including, Newstrust, Center for Media and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation and others.

    by operculum on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 10:26:04 PM PST

    "Standards" the journalistic standards we hold dear.

    I'm guessing these would be fluffing and covering for the administration, uncritically repeating official lies, not checking facts, not investigating, helping the GOP with political revenge, attacking Democrats with distortions and slander, and any number of other integrity-lacking practices which have seeped into the 'mainstream.'

    by Captain C on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:10:47 PM PST

    Amazing... That is what immediately jumped out at me, too.

    Glad I refreshed before I posted something nearly identical, but probably a little less comprehensive.

    by GTPinNJ on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:14:37 PM PST

    No - He means it as "We hold "ere"

    'ere in our pants.

    by Little on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:22:09 PM PST

    thank you so much for this diary!

    i was 'involved' with this site for a a day of two following my tom delay blogwhen k.o. brought it up--there is a link on the right-side of the blog to the clip--on his show and email told me i had to check out what these idiots were saying... what a crude group of the most oddly obsessives i had been around...

    and, i had simply put them out of mind...thanks for the update! it is great to see them flush themselves down the cyber-sewer where all right-wingers belong!

    by james risser on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:15:44 PM PST

    And it's a special bwa-ha-ha-ha that they blame their failure on a "compliant media."

    by matt n nyc on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:07:48 PM PST

    Boo Frickin Hoo

    Don't let the door hit ya
    Where the good Lord split ya.

    And another right-wing fucktard runs for his mother.

    Cheerio, Mr. Cox. Don't come back.

    We've been raptured. Daily Kos is Heaven.

    by TruthOfAngels on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:26:13 PM PST


    by turneresq on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:35:18 PM PST

    So he just gave up.

    "Screw you guys...I'm going home." "Nobody cares, fata$$."

    by redrelic17 on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:36:28 PM PST

    after careful consideration and consultation with the entire staff ...

    by Grand Moff Texan on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:39:27 PM PST

    "The journalist standards they hold so dear"?

    Since when????

    Dumb fuck. Good riddance.

    by edwardssl on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:39:36 PM PST

    he didn't say what kind of standards

    Example: repeating Republic party talking points as "news" meets their standards.

    Telling the unvarnished truth does not.

    by onanyes on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:55:06 PM PST

    Who are the journalists they like?

    Brit Hume? Bill Orally? Give me a break.

    by Blackacre on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:12:25 PM PST

    or perhaps that Einstein of a neocon

    Michelle Malkin?

    by jhwygirl on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 06:54:14 PM PST

    You Need to Understand Right Wing Logic...

    ...and the workings of what is laughingly called the Republican brain.. the veep said..the fact that Britain is pulling out a good portion of their troops in the same time that the prez is pushing his surge..that's really a good sign..not a bad sign..

    So..using this logic..the statements being propelled out to the world from the proprietors of Olbermanwatch that shutting down their little endeavor is really a good thing...well..makes sense..


    by chicagorich on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:40:04 PM PST

    Gosh, I see what you mean. AAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!

    by edwardssl on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:44:46 PM PST

    You're right they were making too much progersss, as bush would say

    by jancw on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:18:03 PM PST

    Someone snag that website address now...

    ...and make it a fan page. That should be a shock to the people who hit that site for it's original intended purpose.

    by rebirtha on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:44:25 PM PST

    Not available yet.

    Here is a cached screenshot:

    Notice the little Hitler?

    by KingOneEye on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:24:54 PM PST

    looks exactly like Robert Cox

    by sgary on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:39:33 PM PST

    Is _that_ the pudgy, melon-headed ex-owner.. of the site? HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    by bustacap on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:47:56 PM PST

    yes possibly to both picts

    by sgary on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:55:49 PM PST

    That explains sooooooo much, y'know? n/t

    by bustacap on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 05:09:13 PM PST

    brilliant - n/t (1+ / 0-)by aitchdee on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:32:32 PM PST

    Or redirct to "Either Relevant or True"

    a total lovefest for KO if I ever saw one!

    by mad ramblings of a sane woman on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:42:38 PM PST

    The owner of is already interested in acquiring the domain and using it as a redirect to his site...

    by Cali Scribe on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 06:32:28 PM PST

    Oh darn

    by maxomai on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:45:00 PM PST


    Journalistic Standards?

    we have done more harm than good over the past 2+ years in keeping Olbermann in the public eye at a time when few were watching his show and even less cared about his assault on the journalistic standards we hold dear.

    And yet they're shutting down because their attention has caused Olbermann's ratings to rise?!

    Today's worse persons in the world!!!!!!!!

    by MA Liberal on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:45:01 PM PST

    not today's worse

    oday's most mediocre.

    by jimraff on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:10:30 PM PST

    To quote Chris Matthews



    (They're having a lot of fun with this at the KO.O forums...)

    by Cali Scribe on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:47:16 PM PST

    To quote Nelson Muntz

    "HA ha!"

    by Loquatrix on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 02:57:45 PM PST

    knee slapping hilarious..

    at a time when few were watching his show and even less cared about his assault on the journalistic standards we hold dear.

    Now THAT is funny. What a moron. Keith is popular because gasp he has journalistic standards - most others teeter on a mere knowledge of those standards, the rest wouldn't know said standards if they slapped them in the face.

    Good Riddance, go find yourself a useful hobby!

    Raising them right (or LEFT as the case may be!)

    by mytribe on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:03:49 PM PST


    How I love this kind of transparent shit.

    Oh, my, yes!

    Some defunct right-wing fucking-nutjob website is ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE for Keith's success, and all hundredfortyleventhousand of the site's contributers (read "one guy") have decided to pull the plug.

    This reminds me of every troll who ever got caught being a troll and said "Thank you all who wrote me off-site with your letters of support."

    May I reiterate ... HA@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    by Baldwiny on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:03:59 PM PST

    Olberman watch... Worst Person in the World!

    by Soul on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:04:24 PM PST

    Nah... (0 / 0)

    ... they're more like the "Most Nebbish Person in the World". Hardly the same class as OReally? or Beck.

    by FlyingToaster on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 05:51:29 PM PST

    Perhaps they've moved on to more honest tasks...

    like documenting how Democrats want to destroy christmas or that all Muslims are terrorists.

    Thank Allah for impartial media watchdogs.

    by Five of Diamonds on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:06:24 PM PST


    Anyone want to see how much that domain name costs?

    I think I'll start a new one.

    by otto on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:09:00 PM PST

    goodnight and good luck


    by vivadissent on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:10:51 PM PST

    Have any liberal "watch sites"

    ever just given up like this?

    isn't this what the wingnuts call "cutting and running"?

    by matt n nyc on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:10:53 PM PST

    Does journalistic standards refer to the non-stop propaganda and lies administered by the Bu$hCo Cabal on a daily basis? Must be, 'cause when KO blows the whistle on all the lies, those "jounalistic standards" take a real whuppin'!


    Goodbye, cruel Olberworld!

    by Little Lulu on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:11:05 PM PST

    How I will miss jonnydollar and robert cox

    I used olbermannwatch as a form of political pornography on occasion.

    What will they do with themselves, or each other, now?

    by sgary on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:12:20 PM PST

    Every lump of shit eventually dries up and blows is no different.

    Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

    by darthstar on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:12:49 PM PST


    He must have meant "journalist" standards.

    by otto on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:15:12 PM PST

    DO let the door

    hit you on the ass on your way out.

    And, uh, thanks for all you've done. You've been great. Really.


    by GOTV on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:24:24 PM PST

    Follow the money

    Anyone have any idea who funded Olbermann Watch?

    I added Robert Cox to the tags. Likely, he'll resurface in some charming guise, so useful to keep tabs.

    by CalifSherry on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:24:59 PM PST

    He always does. (0 / 0)

    Robert "Sucksalotta" Cox. Infamous.

    by Ghost of Frank Zappa on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:24:40 PM PST

    Great idea on tagging these bastids

    Gotta love dKos.

    by checkmate on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 11:18:40 PM PST

    "Compliant media" my arse

    Yeah, right. Like the media's been kissing Olbermann's ass 24/7 and trumpeting his greatness. Piss.

    by Nathan Hammersmith on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:27:33 PM PST

    The Media

    is only as liberal as its conservative owners.

    by Bill Glass on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 05:38:40 PM PST


    Olbermann's sucess is due to them. They probably got more hits today then they've ever gotten in their whole time.

    by Unstable Isotope on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:28:24 PM PST

    HAHAHAHA... (

    too good!

    by liberalsouth on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:28:36 PM PST

    Gee I never would have known about Keith Olberman if I hadn't of stumbled across OlbermannWatch a couple of years ago. I'll miss them... yeah right.

    by bunk on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:34:56 PM PST

    Olbermannwatch & Robert Cox,

    "we wish you well..."

    by mad ramblings of a sane woman on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:37:57 PM PST

    I got them a going away gift... (

    by Olds88 on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:38:10 PM PST

    I first heard about the website today right here

    Well, it was a wild ride and now it's over - a full 60 seconds of knowing about it. Thank you.

    by munky on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:40:04 PM PST

    same here

    it was a short, fun ride.

    by davidkc on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:43:39 PM PST
    ========================================== mean I missed the entire

    span of that site? how could this happen? All my life all I ever wanted was to visit a website made by 3 (18 if you count the voices in their heads) weirdos who have nothing better to do than complain about a TV show.....sheesh

    by scratchinmybutt on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:54:51 PM PST

    to quote The Bard:

    Alas sweet OlbermannWatch, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow... NOT!

    by homerun on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:57:50 PM PST

    Wow, they were so famous I'd never heard of them!

    This is right up there with Trevino and Hot Soup shuttering their websites.

    by Phoenix Woman on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:07:42 PM PST


    They (he?) really thinks that this website caused Olbermann's ratings to rise? I don't think I've ever witnessed such blatant self-aggrandizement and delusions of grandeur...

    by Boris Godunov on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:10:17 PM PST

    That's funny.

    Yeah, more harm than good.

    Obviously the only reason for KO's skyrocketing ratings is because of this website I've never heard of.

    If they're really worried about declining journalistic standards they have to look far further than someone who is a kindred spirit to Edward R. Murrow.

    by Stymnus on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:19:03 PM PST

    First I ever heard of him. Maybe he should go out business more often. :)

    by cskendrick on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:20:25 PM PST

    What a long, strange trip it's been.

    Well, for me it's been about 30 seconds - the time it took me to read this diary. Never heard of the site or its "entire staff" (of thousands, no doubt), and to be honest, I'm glad I hadn't.

    Perhaps - going out on a limb here - their site wasn't really the driving force behind Olbermann's popularity? It might have been the content of the TV show itself?

    What an entire staff of wankers.

    by Topaz7 on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:21:58 PM PST

    I never knew OlbermannWatch existed

    they flatter themselves

    by JLFinch on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:26:52 PM PST

    KO is the effin conscience of the country. Go Keith !!!!

    by hester on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:41:16 PM PST

    Revenge is a dish best served with Pinto Beans and Muffins - Armando Guitierrez -Ricardo Montalban Freakazoid

    Considering the likes of Limbaugh would gloat and circle Air America like vultures as it teetered on Bankruptcy, It seems only fair we gloat over the demise of this site.

    by JML9999 on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:42:31 PM PST


    I couldn't resist sending them him a 'Farewell and don't let the door hitcha where the good lord splitcha on your way out' message. :)

    by Esjaydee on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 04:59:56 PM PST

    Spooking right wing nuts!

    Way to go Keith!

    by GUGA on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 05:10:02 PM PST

    Entire staff ???? As in like ALL of the staff ? Everybody ?

    So how were they paying for this charade ?

    Bake sale ? I can see it now.

    "Support our Emperor, Buy a Bagel !"
    "Falafels for Fascism !"
    or maybe "Cookies to Counter the Communist Olbermann !"

    by fedupinca on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 05:23:17 PM PST

    You did what?

    [W]e have come to the conclusion that we have done more harm than good over the past 2+ years in keeping Olbermann in the public eye at a time when few were watching his show and even less cared about his assault on the journalistic standards we hold dear.

    I think you give yourself too much credit. Olbermann doesn't need you to stay in the public's eye. Before this very moment, I had never heard of, and after this moment I will undoubtedly forget it ever existed. But I'm sure I will go on watching Keith Olbermann. He's a welcome breath of fresh air in this stale, missing blonde, runaway bride, Anna Nicole, bald Brittney, Nick & Jessica, Beauty & the Geek, Terri Schiavo, teacher screws student, another famous movie star goes into re-hab, Dixie Chicked media circus.

    The last thing we need is you fucking lurking around here, like a sea gull looking for a discarded potato chip bag and merely shitting on a freshly washed windshields . . . Good riddance!

    by Bill Glass on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 05:32:47 PM PST

    Robert Cox was last seen frantically going through the trash bin outside of Nashville TN residence

    by shpilk on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 05:37:17 PM PST

    RIP OlbermannWatch


    by joanneleon on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 06:06:41 PM PST

    I know it's Standard Operating Procedure

    The Olbermannwatch website has been scrubbed, and in its place is only a terse, unhappy message:

    [W]e have come to the conclusion that we have done more harm than good over the past 2+ years in keeping Olbermann in the public eye at a time when few were watching his show and even less cared about his assault on the journalistic standards we hold dear.

    I know it's standard operating procedure for journalists to kiss GOP posteriors, but why would anyone think it causes harm when they don't do so?

    by Judge Moonbox on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 06:20:08 PM PST

    I've never even heard of ....

    Olbermann Watch. For them to think they helped Keith 'soar' to popularity just shows how delusional they are.

    I love it when the right has to admit they're wrong!

    by WI Dem on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 08:33:19 PM PST

    Another thought....

    Don't you think Keith would get a chuckle out of this? Oh yeah, we should definitely let him know about it, it just might make his whole day complete!

    by WI Dem on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 08:38:04 PM PST

    Well, I guess it is time for the:


    for the


    Conservatism is Dead!

    by Eternal Hope on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 09:12:31 PM PST

    Staff of 60?

    We ought to hire these guys, whoever they are! Where else can we find 60 dedicated kooks? I'm sure that talent could be redirected to the light side and put to some good use.

    Are their resumes on

    by Liberal Thinking on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 12:04:13 AM PST

    I was wondering where all our tax dollars were going, since its obvious it hasn't been for the troops. Kind of explains the missing $18 billion or whatever it was.

    by FreeTradeIsYourEpitaph on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 07:15:52 AM PST

    \'kbye, OW... & I mean that...

    Luvya, KO. Keep 'em coming.

    by x on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 01:38:41 AM PST


    what a bunch of whiners.

    by john doh on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 04:28:03 AM PST

    don't let the door etc. etc...

    by Keone Michaels on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 05:23:38 AM PST

    That was such a terrible site

    Popped in a few times last year. Writing was mediocre, enthusiasm poor...even they didn't seem to believe in what they were doing!

    Rock on, Keith.

    by MissAnneThrope on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 06:01:39 AM PST

    Their first mistake was the name.

    Apparently people interpreted it as:

    "Olbermann! Watch!"

    So I guess they were indeed effective.

    by paul minot on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 06:20:22 AM PST

    jobs for them

    in Iraq and some 60 soldiers could at least come home.

    by FreeTradeIsYourEpitaph on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 07:19:06 AM PST


    Never heard of it!

    What fraction of a percent of Olbermann's NEW viewers have heard of it?

    Not many. That's my guess.

    by Fishgrease on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 07:39:36 AM PST

    Ignorance Formula

    I wonder when these rightwing denial hacks will discover that the reason their crude attacks backfire is that their rightwing heroes compete with their targets only on the basis of monopolizing attention. As soon as Fox's dimwitted audience sees the shiny, new show at all, they watch it instead of the tired old Fox Noise. Just on primitive animal instinct.

    Reality is cruel to those who can't appreciate it. Trying to damage Olbermann by "exposing" him (without any basis but whining and lies) just gives Olbermann exposure to an uncritically thinking audience.

    by DocGonzo on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 08:06:08 AM PST

    Anti-Keith Olbermann website throws in the towel after realizing it wasn't making any impact anywhere on any level. Editor interviewing for position with Homeland Security

    2007-03-02 01:56:29 PM nickyhopkins

    It's amusing that they're claiming responsibility for why Keith Olbermann is so popular.

    "we have come to the conclusion that we have done more harm than good over the past 2+ years in keeping Olbermann in the public eye at a time when few were watching his show"

    2007-03-02 02:36:28 PM Jabber

    Did anyone actually know that this site existed? They didn't do a very good job of establishing themselves.

    2007-03-02 02:47:15 PM Mordant

    Jabber: Did anyone actually know that this site existed?

    I can think of at least a half dozen people here who are probably pissed off about having to find a new homepage.

    2007-03-02 03:00:29 PM Lionel Mandrake

    "There is no disguising the fact that we have been extremely unhappy with the recent decision of NBC Universal to not only retain Keith Olbermann for four more years but to elevate him in an unprecedented fashion"

    That's what happens when a show's ratings are soaring.

    Oh yeah, Mr. Cox:

    HA HA!

    2007-03-02 03:10:40 PM for good or for awesome

    Man Keith Olbermann is awesome. I think if I was the president I would cry for an hour after his show.
    "How could you be so profoundly stupid Mr. President?"
    Did you really think the American people would fall for that Mr.President?!?"
    Something like that.

    2007-03-02 03:32:07 PM HumbleGod

    "Watching Olbermann Watch"? Honestly, I'd never heard of it.

    2007-03-02 03:45:48 PM Poolio

    from the site: So, after careful consideration and consultation with the entire staff, we have decided the time has come to retire

    I wonder how many people (person?) constituted the "entire staff".

    2007-03-02 03:47:50 PM mild7

    Smart people don't watch or care about Olbermann.

    Olbermann viewers probably can't or don't read much.

    Not a hot market for a niche website either way.

    2007-03-02 03:48:19 PM SherKhan


    So, after careful consideration and consultation with the entire staff, we both decided the time has come to retire

    2007-03-02 04:00:27 PM mikeandeichmann

    Who is more foolish, the fool who sets up an irrelevant website bashing a media talking head, or the fool who sets up a website to bash an irrelevant website bashing a media talking head?

    2007-03-02 04:03:13 PM nickyhopkins


    Not a hot market for a niche website either way.

    They aren't claiming that they're folding because of lack of revenues or uniques, they're folding because they're claiming they were SO HOT that they actually propelled Olbermann to the next level.

    2007-03-02 04:05:22 PM Poolio

    I'm preparing to launch

    I'll be hiring up to 60 people, and the office will have a foosball table.

    2007-03-02 04:09:02 PM moops

    Ironically, Cox took some responsibility for Olbermann's growing ratings.

    yes, because we all know correlation equals causation. i've been choking the bishop more often in the last year. in that same year, olbermann's ratings have climbed.

    therefore, my masturbatory habits are responsible for olbermann's increased ratings.

    2007-03-02 04:10:14 PM HotWingConspiracy

    Anyone want to buy

    The internet is getting tediou

    Posted by Robert Cox | Permalink | Comments (27) | | View blog reactions
    OlbyLoon Letters to the Editor

    Upon learning of the apparent demise of Olbermann Watch, the OlbyLoons wasted no time flooding our mailbox with condolence emails. Enjoy this random sample...

    From: "Gilliam"
    Date: March 5, 2007 10:56:34 AM EST
    Subject: See YA!!!!!!!!!!!1

    From: jim mitchell
    Date: March 4, 2007 11:05:41 PM EST
    Subject: olbermann

    sure glad you lost your fight. Maybe the increase in ratings is occurring because the US population is starting to understand what FOX really is all about and how bad their news is.
    To bad you could not be like FOX and post bitter comments. I like a good laugh.

    Oh well. Back to my fav. show.


    Date: March 4, 2007 10:58:00 PM EST
    Subject: re:olbermannwatch

    The best humanitarian won. Watch the show you might learn something. I feel sorry for anyone who does not succeed or fulfill their goals. In your case I feel sorry for not reaching your goals (not about Olbermann but in general ... if you can understand that) but more for your orientation or lack of it toward humanity. I never heard of your .com until now. It was Olbermann who brought me to his show every night. His presentation of issues as they truly occur, his humanity, his caring, his intellect, his humor, and his ability to laugh off those who do not in anyway want to grow in intelligence or awareness. May you be granted the ability to see the light and move toward it. I guess people who care can win even in this pathetic, unfeeling, unintelligent, right leaning political climate. Good luck to all; and, try to see the truth, lose the hate, and learn that hating only begets hating! Perhaps you should consider a new website dedicated to soldiers in the field having proper armor, leadership, and important survival necessities. Remember the returning vets too as to their proper medical and emotional treatment. Perhaps visit a vet and say THANK YOU!

    From: Curt LD
    Date: March 4, 2007 9:00:08 PM EST
    Subject: Was this site for real??

    I just linked to your rip statement via Wonkette
    You maintained a website to trash this man's show??
    Do people really make a living doing this kind of stuff? (or at least try??)
    Is there any way to access the past blog content??

    So you know... I'm a huge fan of Countdown...
    I hate Fox News...
    I guess the best way to vote is (simply) with the remote???

    Date: March 4, 2007 6:21:41 PM EST
    Subject: GOOD RIDDANCE to you sir! Keith Olbermann is A NUMBER 1 ha ha ha neocon

    Date: March 4, 2007 5:54:37 PM EST
    Subject: (no subject)

    see ya wouldn't wanna be ya

    From: Stuart Poss
    Date: March 4, 2007 4:51:42 PM EST
    Subject: Thank you for Your Support of Keith Olberman

    Thank you for your support of Keith Olberman.

    Both my wife and I have become a great fans of the his program countdown as it exposes the hypocrisy and special interest so common in today's media with a nice humerous touch.

    With best wishes,

    Stuart Poss

    Date: March 4, 2007 4:39:19 PM EST
    Subject: Your site

    From: "R Wait"
    Date: March 4, 2007 4:13:27 PM EST
    Subject: oh, waaaaahhhhhhhh

    From: DaNur
    Date: March 4, 2007 12:40:45 PM EST
    Subject: HA HA

    From: Leonard Auslender
    Date: March 4, 2007 9:03:12 AM EST
    Subject: Olbermann

    I read with beusement that you've pulled your site. One thing you don't seem willing to state: Olbermann is telling the truth you hate to hear.

    Best regards,

    Leonard Auslender

    From: Kevin Dailey
    Date: March 4, 2007 1:47:57 AM EST
    Subject: leaving?

    Glad to see you go. Ratings are going up.
    You had nothing to do with this.

    From: Sine.Qua.Non
    Date: March 4, 2007 12:20:30 AM EST
    Subject: Olbermann

    Could it be that what Olbermann had to say held integrity and truth at a time when none was to be had?

    I personally find him to be informative, accurate and his commentaries are everything I would want to say to our current President and Cabinet.

    It's probably just as well you guys shut down.

    From: James Weidman
    Date: March 3, 2007 9:07:01 PM EST
    Subject: the journalistic standards you "hold dear?"

    What a pathetic absurdity. But it's really not funny. Go watch Sean Hannity (the ex-seminary student, according to him). Go watch the beautiful Ann Coulter. There you'll find the "journalistic standards" you "hold dear." You could even try Michael Savage on the radio---I presume he is suitable to the standards that you "hold dear?" How ugly. How pathetic.

    From: "Vince Lombardi"
    Date: March 3, 2007 8:46:39 PM EST
    Subject: So sad--- boo, hoo
    Reply-To: "Vince Lombardi"

    From: Dave Cowan
    Date: March 3, 2007 5:47:21 PM EST
    Subject: See ya loosers.

    From: root
    Date: March 3, 2007 5:19:38 PM EST
    Subject: thank you


    If it weren't for you guys, I would have never have found
    out about KO. He is so refreshing compared to those drones
    over at Fox.


    Date: March 3, 2007 4:02:11 PM EST
    To: ""
    Subject: No! Don't Go!

    Just kidding. I didn't even know you existed. But don't worry, you had absolutely nothing to do with Olbermann's new contract or high ratings. Blame Bush and O'Reilly for that.

    But can you leave your archives up somewhere? I'd love to have a good laugh at it sometime.

    Tim Bishop
    Austin, TX

    From: "Margaret Burton"
    Date: March 3, 2007 3:33:31 PM EST
    Subject: Hilarious obituary


    Margaret Burton
    LIBERAL - favoring proposals for reform,
    open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant
    of ideas and behaviors of others; broad minded.

    From: "mckenna"
    Date: March 3, 2007 3:11:20 PM EST
    Subject: that's all there is

    So long, farewell.

    From: farrell ackerman
    Date: March 3, 2007 2:26:05 PM EST
    Subject: appreciate your concern

    well, you can always start a hannitywatch, limbaughwatch, coulterwatch, bozellwatch, malkinwatch, gibsonwatch, robertsonwatch, and on and on and on,
    if you're really concerned with journalistic standards. the simplest thing to do, of course, would be to consolidate and just have a
    foxwatch and a cbnwatch. cleansing the airwaves of biased bile is a noble goal and they'll all keep you very busy! keep up the good work!

    From: "Scott Chasteen"
    Date: March 3, 2007 2:14:46 PM EST
    Subject: Canceling Olbermann Watch


    From: Sarah taopted
    Date: March 3, 2007 2:03:10 PM EST
    Subject: Many thanks....

    Now you can go back to molesting your nephews. SCUMBAGS!

    From: Ron Marks
    Date: March 3, 2007 1:51:08 PM EST
    Subject: say what you will...

    but it's clear that Olbermann KO'd you.

    good luck,

    From: "Leo McKinney"
    Date: March 3, 2007 1:06:15 PM EST
    Subject: BWahahahahahaha

    Way to go loser!

    Don't flatter yourself, you didn't have anything to do with Keith's ratings roll. The real culprit is a little thing called the truth . The truth has a way of burning those who try to cover it up. Keith just has the balls to report what others in the MSM don't.

    Now, go clean your room before your mother gets home.

    From: "Andrew Toth"
    Date: March 3, 2007 11:54:10 AM EST
    Subject: LOSER

    HA HA HA


    Date: March 3, 2007 11:10:22 AM EST
    Subject: Bye

    See ya later assholes and good riddence

    From: Lori
    Date: March 3, 2007 9:24:19 AM EST
    Subject: Wingnut Deathwatch

    Rightwing "journalistic standards"?!!!! Seriously, even nuts like you have to know on some level what a pathetic joke that is.

    All I can say is thank God our country is finally turning away from fascist wingnut hatemongering, warmongering criminals and cretins who have been running our country into the ground for the last seven fucking years. You are just one more cockroach temporarily elevated under a false premise, scuttling back into the woodwork from whence you came.

    Good night and good luck! Ha hahhha haa!!!!!!



    From: "Nathan&Terry Holman"
    Date: March 3, 2007 6:40:56 AM EST
    Cc: "Nathan&Terry Holman"
    Subject: lost the war?

    Robert, You're a cut and runner. Join the Marines and go fight Georgie's war. NH

    From: frank guglielmino
    Date: March 3, 2007 5:21:10 AM EST
    Subject: BOO HOO

    This is so sad.. You tried to slander someone and he got BETTER ratings? Because of YOU.. YOU are irrelevant. Dear sir, or whatever type of alien you may be... Ollbermans ratings are great because he was the ONLY person in the corporate owned media monopoly to have the balls to speak the TRUTH.. yes the TRUTH.. it was no you or your minions who created or spawned Olbs further success.. it was the TRUTH.. the TRUTH ALWAYS FLOATS.. and you?? You are gone because you LIE... pissoff DICK FACE.. I hope all you conservative hacks one day get puclicly EXECUTED.. sincerely
    Frank Guglielmino

    From: "Gerry Trier"
    Date: March 3, 2007 10:06:31 AM EST
    Subject: Your Blog

    I didn't even know about you until I read it on O'Reilly Sucks. I love Countdown. Olberman is right on the mark and also funny, Why would you try to defeat Olberman. What was the point.

    From: Molly Bloom
    Date: March 3, 2007 4:26:16 AM EST


    I love Keith Olbermann....

    Date: March 3, 2007 2:31:35 AM EST
    Subject: KO

    [Insert cut-and-run joke here.] No really, this whole episode had to be staged by MSNBC. Real life is simply not this good. Are you there Keith? Hello? Keith? Good show, lad.

    From: "VSOP"
    Date: March 3, 2007 1:34:36 AM EST
    Subject: Sick

    "Journalistic standards we hold dear"

    Such as Sean Hannity and Rush people are pathetic!!

    From: "Shawn Duncan"
    Date: March 3, 2007 1:28:18 AM EST
    Subject: Thank You

    Thank you for raising Olbermann ratings. I have never heard of you. But if you had anything to do with raising the publics awareness of him I must thank you.


    From: Tim Hanson
    Date: March 2, 2007 11:53:51 PM EST
    Subject: outta here

    "We wish all of you the best over the next four, painful years."

    Good riddance!!

    Don't let the door...

    From: "Sam T"
    Date: March 2, 2007 11:53:44 PM EST
    Subject: OlbyWatch

    Yeah, it is sometimes painful to hear the truth spoken on television. Just watch your Fox News and you’ll never have to worry about that pesky reality.

    Sam T

    From: "Ray"
    Date: March 2, 2007 11:31:59 PM EST
    Subject: GOODBYE


    From: "Timothy Gegenheimer"
    Date: March 2, 2007 11:30:32 PM EST
    Subject: fox

    Maybe you could start watching Fox Noise

    T Geg

    From: Michael Laviolette
    Date: March 2, 2007 11:23:38 PM EST
    Subject: Let me get this straight ...

    ... you think YOU are the reason that KO's ratings are
    increasing and that YOU could have created a backlash
    that would have gotten him cancelled? I'm having a
    hard time deciding which is bigger: your egotism or
    your arrogance.

    I'm a firm believer in vigorous debate and the clash
    of ideas. I've occasionally read your reviews looking
    for reasoned arguments that KO's stories were not
    newsworthy or his facts were wrong. All I saw were
    name-calling and snide remarks. To fight ideas, you
    need ideas of your own. Case in point: the most recent
    Special Comment (oh, and I can spell, too, by the
    way). Your review consisted of sarcastic listing of
    KO's camera shots and not one word rebutting the
    substance of KO's remarks.

    I could go on, but I've wasted enough time on you
    already. KO has not only outlasted you, he'll outlast
    this disastrous Bush administration, hopefully along
    with the rest of the country.

    Rest assured your pathetic site will not be missed.
    And just in case you didn't notice, you shut down on
    the 1,419th day since Bush declared "Mission
    Accomplished" in Iraq.

    Good night and good luck,
    M Laviolette
    New Orleans

    From: "J Hog"
    Date: March 2, 2007 11:14:26 PM EST
    Subject: Good riddance

    Dear Mr. Cockx,

    So, who do you support? George Bush? Dick Cheney? Alberto Gonzalez? Dick Rumsfeld? This is the most heinous, deadly, wimpiest regimes that has ever governed in any Country in the History of the World. That is no exaggeration, and is painful for me to admit, or accept. I am a proud American, but am ashamed, and frightened to death by what George "The Murderer" Bush & Co. has done to this once proud nation. Bush and Cheney need to be impeached immediately to avoid the complete and utter destruction of the world as we know it.

    Are you so freakin blind you do not see what is going on in this world? Are you happy your rights are being stripped to the bone by Torture Boy Gonzalez? We, the ever powerful, almighty United States have killed over 600,000 Iraqi civilians which you never hear about on mainstream media, do you?. What can you possibly not see? I had never heard of you until a real website, Raw Story caught my eye. Anyone that would start a website against a proud American such as Mr. Olbermann, and the vast majority of the American population that feel the same way he does, has some serious issues. Me being a proud American that just begs for the truth, I want to say from the bottom of my heart, Go fuck yourself, Bob "suck my" Cox

    From: Jesse Coffman Jr
    Date: March 2, 2007 10:54:57 PM EST
    Subject: Great Job

    Thank you.

    Thank you for the hard work you did to keep the greatest person on the air. Fuck Fox Noise c-nts(FNC).

    From: "Bob Partin"
    Date: March 2, 2007 10:51:14 PM EST

    Now you can focus your attention on the Faux noise channel.

    Olbermann is a modern day Edward R. Murrow!

    Thanks for the ratings boost

    Date: March 2, 2007 10:49:50 PM EST
    Subject: thank you

    "we have come to the conclusion that we have done more harm than good"

    Yep! Thanks for doing such a great job! ("Olbermann's ratings have increased")


    HA HA HA

    Date: March 2, 2007 10:36:49 PM EST
    Subject: right wing nut job

    sucks to be you.....

    From: "Timothy Regan"
    Date: March 2, 2007 10:23:26 PM EST
    Subject: fantasy boy

    'It's been a great run'. What is your delusional problem. You had one objective in maintaining your hate-filled website and you failed miserably- you are a loser. How is that 'a great run? Or do you see it as a sign of progress that Olbermann got a new contract when your goal was to evacuate him from television Mr. Cheney?

    You psychos are all the same.

    your buddy,

    From: "Gary"
    Date: March 2, 2007 9:53:13 PM EST
    Subject: Olberman
    Reply-To: "Gary"

    Just shows your true colors.

    Good riddance.

    From: E R Johnson
    Date: March 2, 2007 9:50:39 PM EST
    Subject: Thank You...

    Date: March 2, 2007 9:45:42 PM EST
    Subject: Olbermann

    "The journalistic standards we hold dear" - oh, you mean sucking George Bush's cock in public,eh?

    Go back to doing whatever it is you do down in mommie's basement, you fucking loser.

    From: "Robert Rutschow II"
    Date: March 2, 2007 9:37:28 PM EST
    Subject: Four More years

    Yes, Four more years of countdown!

    Finally Some real journalism!

    I'll watch keith any day.

    On that note, let's keep on playing oddball!!!'s Wost Person's in the World!!!!

    From: "Cynthia Paster"
    Date: March 2, 2007 9:02:56 PM EST
    Subject: giving up

    Dear Olberman Watchers.

    That is the funniest thing I've ever read. And good luck to you, too.

    C. Paster

    Date: March 2, 2007 8:54:03 PM EST
    Subject: ?

    to bad, your caterwauling was amusing at times. see ya


    From: John Peltier
    Date: March 2, 2007 8:41:09 PM EST
    Subject: Dumbass.

    Congratulations, glad to see you pull your waste of ether down.
    "We live in a liberal democracy.... this country was founded on the principles of the enlightenment. It was the idea that people could talk, have reasonable dialogue and discuss the issues. It wasn't founded on the idea that someone would get struck by a divine inspiration and know everything, right from wrong. People who founded this country had religion, they had strong beliefs, but they believed in reason, and dialogue, and civil discourse. We can't lose that in this country. We've got to get it back." - General Wesley Clark


    Date: March 2, 2007 8:16:17 PM EST
    Subject: RIP

    I guess it's like evolution ... you know, survival of the fittest. Olbermann tells the truth, so he'll live another day. You and your pathetic sycophants lie like rugs, and the public "naturally selected" Olbermann instead. O'Reilly may still lead in the ratings, but not for long... the momentum's with the guy with the FACTS. O'Reilly wouldn't know a fact if he found one in his falafel.

    R.I.P. The world is a better place without you.
    Bruce Lindner,
    Portland, OR

    From: "Lawrence G. Mora"
    Date: March 2, 2007 7:44:56 PM EST
    Subject: Too bad...

    Buh-bye, Loser!

    From: "Barry M. Williams"
    Date: March 2, 2007 7:42:30 PM EST
    Subject: Your "Sign Off" on the Web

    To Cox and whoever:

    You note below on the web is such horseshit. You had NO effect AT ALL on Olbermann’s renewal and did no damage to your cause by keeping Olbermann “in the public eye.” The simple truth is that Olbermann is great, and you guys are a bunch of dumbasses. It’s good that you’re gone…see if you can get some of your fellow traveler right wing idiots to leave the web with you. Good riddance.

    Barry M. Williams
    From: "MaryVogt"
    Date: March 2, 2007 7:27:25 PM EST
    Subject: How sad!
    Reply-To: "MaryVogt"

    Dear Mr. Cox,

    I find it very sad that you are shutting down your site, due to the fact it gave Keith Olbermann, probably the best newsman of our time, more viewers. Thanks for that. The reason you failed is because the truth will out. Olbermann tells it like it is, I suppose you'd rather ingest the propaganda and lies that FauxNews dishes out. Whatever. Your enterprise had to fail because you had nothing on Olbermann - the guy is intelligent, well-informed, well-read, well-spoken and brave as all get-out.

    You on the other hand.... just yick.


    Mary R. Vogt
    From: "Liam Jerusalem"
    Date: March 2, 2007 7:25:46 PM EST
    Subject: Closing site

    Just wanted to let you know how disappointed I am. I loved to watch you no talent ass monkeys make idiots of yourselves. Oh well, on to your next moronic conspiracy. So long jerkwads!!!

    Date: March 2, 2007 7:26:02 PM EST

    Give up, loser.

    From: "Morgan, David"
    Date: March 2, 2007 7:11:04 PM EST
    Subject: rip...

    Now go out and get a 'real' job.

    This email is sent by a law firm and contains information that may
    be privileged and confidential. If you are not the intended recipient,
    please delete the email and notify us immediately.

    Date: March 2, 2007 6:46:32 PM EST
    Subject: Kudo

    You harmless though pathetic idiot.

    b. gregory
    jackson hole, wyoming

    From: Alex & Helene
    Date: March 2, 2007 6:40:22 PM EST

    You have a problem with journalistic standards? Why don't you set up a website on the Fox Noise channel.

    Glad you've shut down your website.

    Alex Brofsky

    Date: March 2, 2007 6:36:33 PM EST


    Your journalistic sensibilities could be put to far better use than an Olbermann watch.

    Without Olbermann stepping up to the plate, the very “stones would cry out”.

    Christine Strommen

    Date: March 2, 2007 6:18:30 PM EST
    Subject: you

    you loose jerk

    From: "Mike Zawikowski"
    Date: March 2, 2007 5:44:54 PM EST
    Subject: Too Bad

    Thank you for helping Keith move up the ladder at MSNBC. If it were not for misinformed malcontents as your self . We would all be stuck with O'Lielly and Hannity

    From: info
    Date: March 2, 2007 5:44:46 PM EST
    Subject: Bummer

    I am very elated to see your site is shut down. Maybe now you can focus on America's true enemy' crazed pill popping fake journalists like O'Reilly and Limbaugh.

    From: "Scott Landau"
    Date: March 2, 2007 5:25:53 PM EST
    Subject: pathetic

    Date: March 2, 2007 5:23:43 PM EST

    Your pain is my victory. I really beleive that you know your attacks were false and pitiful.


    From: "Jeff Casillas"
    Date: March 2, 2007 5:06:30 PM EST
    Subject: poor wittow baby


    now you can do something useful with your life.


    but I doubt it.

    From: "Terry Reid"
    Date: March 2, 2007 4:56:31 PM EST
    Subject: Buh Bye

    Don't let the screen door hitcha

    From: Rowdy
    Date: March 2, 2007 4:18:38 PM EST
    Subject: 4 more years!

    We are all looking forward to four more years of real
    journalism from Keith. Ha!


    From: Paul Andersen
    Date: March 2, 2007 4:15:24 PM EST

    Good riddance, joker.

    From: "Michael Gerber"
    Date: March 2, 2007 3:54:33 PM EST
    Subject: Tee Hee

    Date: March 2, 2007 3:41:59 PM EST
    Subject: Adios

    Not all was a waste .... You made the Conservative Floating Fat Head File :


    From: Christy Moses
    Date: March 2, 2007 3:24:51 PM EST
    Subject: So long, stink town !!

    Rats off to ya.
    Long may Olby reign.

    Cheers from the Left.

    From: Darlene Zelechowski
    Date: March 2, 2007 3:12:14 PM EST

    When few were watching his show ???? Is that a joke ? Fewer must have been watching yours ! LOL

    From: "Bob Wood"
    Date: March 2, 2007 3:11:07 PM EST
    Subject: Too bad!


    Olbermann rocks, and you're done. Nice way to end my week, Douchebag. Thanks!

    Date: March 2, 2007 2:54:20 PM EST
    Subject: Goodbye

    Hasta La vista!!!!!!

    From: "Rick Singerman"
    Date: March 2, 2007 2:53:46 PM EST
    Subject: Your announcement
    Reply-To: "Rick Singerman"

    "Good night and good luck.

    From: Mark Morgan
    Date: March 2, 2007 2:38:08 PM EST
    Subject: Buh-bye!

    I wanted to let you know that the RIP page is the finest thing you've ever published! Good decision!
    Your vitriol, directed against the one journalist who has the balls to stand up to the fascists who are taking over our country, was entirely misguided. I applaud the end of this hate-filled ignorance!

    From: Tim McMahon
    Date: March 2, 2007 2:25:18 PM EST
    Subject: ha ha


    From: Cathy Brabant
    Date: March 2, 2007 2:21:32 PM EST
    Subject: Re Olbermann

    I am so glad you have come to your senses. Olberman speaks the truth and any left over kool aid drinkers would do best to watch him daily. Elections have consequences. It is obvious that you did not understand the 2006 Election results. Your time is over. Thank God. Come on over to our side. We love everyone including former kool aid drinkers.

    Why don't you watch Bush and Cheney? They are the criminals.

    Cathy Brabant
    Lincoln Park, Michigan

    Date: March 2, 2007 1:59:30 PM EST
    Subject: Good Riddance

    So glad to see you fuckers exit the scene--long live Keith and the Truth!


    Dr. Joel W. Arnold
    Dayton, OH

    From: Pam Campbell
    Date: March 2, 2007 1:56:47 PM EST
    Subject: Keith Olbermann

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with someone speaking truth to the power of the
    liars that are in the white house now. I applaud Keith O and faithfully watch him every
    single night, and get to do so for another FOUR years!!

    Even you must admit that if people are subjected to FOX, there should be an anti-dote, which
    Keith is.

    Buh Bye!

    From: "John Parsons"
    Date: March 2, 2007 1:56:09 PM EST
    Subject: LOL

    the truth hurts, doesn't it?
    however, on the positive side for you, this probably means that you'll have more time to watch truth-challenged smear merchants like sean hannity and glenn beck.
    and remember: if at any time you want to join the reality-based community, we'd be overjoyed to welcome you. our ranks are growing each and every day (witness keith's ratings).
    happy friday!

    john b. parsons
    544 pacific avenue, 3rd floor
    san francisco, ca 94133
    415.391.8824 fax


    From: Gary Salem
    Date: March 2, 2007 1:12:48 PM EST
    Subject: Thank you!

    Thank you for proving that Keith Olbermann is an
    outstanding journalist and that unethical, petty blowhards
    like you have no chance against the truth.

    From: Kim Dalros
    Date: March 2, 2007 1:07:16 PM EST
    Subject: retirement

    good riddance.

    From: "hwgarrison"
    Date: March 2, 2007 1:02:03 PM EST
    Subject: Keith Olbermann

    Thank you for helping to keep Mr. Olbermann's show in the public eye over the past couple of years. It's a good thing his program is continuing and a sign that the American public is coming to its senses about right-wing extremists. Thank you for your part, but don't blame yourself too much. The American people like Mr. Olbermann's message which is why his show is very popular and his contract was extended. I doubt that your impact was significant.

    From: "dick"
    Date: March 2, 2007 12:53:55 PM EST
    Subject: exit

    you won't be missed.


    From: Ace Duncan
    Date: March 2, 2007 11:29:48 AM EST
    Subject: Good bye

    If you believe you contributed to Olbermann's staying in the public eye, then your arrogance is remarkable. Have you done more harm than good? Probably not. Truth be told, your existence created barely a ripple. Olbermann is gaining popularity because of his passionate yet reasonable opposing viewpoints to the neo-blasters at Fox News. People are starting to listen, and realize that the Sean Hannitys and Bill O'Reillys of the world are the ones who are out of touch.

    From: "Chris Reed"
    Date: March 2, 2007 11:25:08 AM EST
    Subject: White flag

    I applaud you for having the courage to (kind of) admit you were wrong.

    Chris Reed


    From: "Michael Howell"
    Date: March 2, 2007 11:14:27 AM EST
    Subject: The Case For Impeachment

    The people of this great nation deserve a government that promotes our interests and is accountable to our laws. Yet Congress and the Bush administration have consistently evinced a deliberate, flagrant, arrogant disrespect for the law and the common good. Rather than pursuing policies that benefit the American people and further the cause of justice and peace, many of our nation's political leaders have betrayed a breathtaking dedication to a culture of corruption that encourages blatant dishonesty and willful disregard of US and international law. We are here today to raise our voices out of deep concern for our nation â€" and for our world.
    That's what true patriots do. Patriots speak up when their nation is suffering tragically from corrupt, incompetent, destructive leadership. Patriots demand that their leaders be held accountable to the law and to the electorate. Patriots call on their elected representatives to impeach their president if he abrogates his responsibilities, violates the law, or evinces a cruel disregard for basic principles of human dignity, in violation of international treaty obligations.
    Impeachment of the President of the United States is not to be undertaken, as in the case of Andrew Johnson, simply because of partisan disagreements regarding policies or presidential appointments, or, as in the case of Bill Clinton, because of a partisan desire to exploit a personal violation of the law not involving grave breaches of official responsibilities or serious abuses of power. However, impeachment and removal from office, a vital protection against evisceration of the balance of power among the three branches of government and against betrayals of trust and abuses of power injurious to our nation, should be pursued when, as in the case of George W. Bush, a president misleads Congress and the American people in taking our nation to war; authorizes and supports the kidnapping, incarceration without charge, and torture of human beings; demonstrates utter contempt for the rule of law; and blatantly violates fundamental constitutional protections intended to safeguard individuals against governmental abuse.
    Many nations throughout history have been ruled by corrupt, despotic, dishonest leaders. To some, this is simply the way of a world in which, as expressed by the ancient Greek historian Thucydides, "the strong do what they will, and the weak do what they must."
    Our nation, however, has prided itself since its founding in fighting against, and distinguishing ourselves from, the sort of tyranny, cruel immorality, and disdain for the rule of law exemplified by George W. Bush. Our nation's moral standing in the world, our nation's principled commitment to basic freedoms and individual rights, our nation's essential democracy â€" all now depend upon a conscientious, non-partisan determination that our representatives in Congress will, with integrity and without partisan bias, make it clear that a president will not be permitted to hold the office he has abused by egregiously violating the trust, the laws, and the essential principles upon which our country was founded and our Constitution was based.
    Anything less than full accountability through the impeachment process betrays our history, our principles, and our notion of what it means to be an American. Anything less betrays the sacrifices so many brave men and women have made to secure freedom and the rule of law in our nation and around the world. If Congress continues its pattern of timid inaction and fails to impeach the president, future generations of Americans will have cause to fear the rise of another corrupt president who will find encouragement from President Bush's legacy of lawless, authoritarian governance and flagrant fraudâ€"and who, as in the case of President Bush, at least so far, will not be held to account.
    Consider the corruption and dishonesty that have led our nation into an unnecessary war, based upon false justifications. Consider the lies that have led to the deaths of over 650,000 people, with many more having been seriously maimed, brain damaged, or rendered mentally ill. As a result of this war, our nation's reputation throughout much of the world has been destroyed. We have many more enemies bent on our destruction than before our invasion of Iraq. And the hatred toward us has grown to the point that it will take many years, perhaps generations, to overcome the loathing created by our invasion and occupation of a Muslim country.
    The invasion and occupation of Iraq has been tragic at every level. More than three thousand American lives have been taken; tens of thousands of US servicemen and servicewomen have suffered serious injuries; hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis have been killed and maimed; many billions of dollars have been wasted; our country is viewed throughout much of the world as a rogue nation that ignores with impunity international law and basic principles of decency; and the future safety and security of our children and grandchildren have been placed at great risk because of the increasing hatred and resentment toward our country in much of the Muslim world arising from what is reasonably perceived as an occupation of a Muslim nation.
    Our nation was led into this tragedy through dishonesty â€" either explicit lies or by means of withholding vital information â€" by President Bush and members of his administration. A few examples make clear the astounding violations of trust and abuses of power by President Bush, each of them meriting impeachment and removal from office.
    On September 7, 2002, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Bush met with members of the press at Camp David. President Bush referred to a "new" report from the International Atomic Energy Agencyâ€"the IAEAâ€"allegedly stating, according to President Bush, that Iraq was "six months away" from building a nuclear weapon. "I don't know what more evidence we need," stated the President.
    He was lying. There was no such report. In fact, numerous IAEA reports consistently denied any indication that Iraq had any nuclear capability, and the IAEA's chief spokesperson stated that no such report had been issued by the IAEA.
    President Bush further betrayed the tremendous trust bestowed upon him after the events of September 11, 2001 by instilling in many of us the fear that Saddam Hussein was seeking to purchase nuclear materials from an African nation. In fact, much of the US intelligence community disagreed. Just as an issuer of stock defrauds investors by withholding material information about a corporation, so too did President Bush defraud our Congress, our country, and much of the international community by failing to disclose information that was provided to him and which was directly contrary to his representations about Hussein's supposed efforts to build nuclear weapons.
    In his January 28, 2003, State of the Union message, President Bush stated: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." He obviously limited his statement to what "the British government" supposedly had learned because he knew, but did not disclose, that our own intelligence services disagreed with the statement.
    In an October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), presented at a White House background briefing on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, "Key Judgments" included an assessment "that Saddam does not yet have nuclear weapons or sufficient material to make any." President Bush failed to disclose that assessment to Congress and the American people. To make matters worse, he did not disclose the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Researchâ€"known as INRâ€"conclusion in the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate, that "the claims of Iraqi pursuit of natural uranium in Africa are, in INR's assessment, highly dubious."
    The failure by President Bush to disclose that conclusion to Congress and to the American people rendered his statement about Hussein seeking to purchase uranium from an African country fraudulently misleading. That is clearly an impeachable offense.
    The fraud about Hussein building up a nuclear capability did not stop with the phony Niger story. During September 2002, Condoleezza Rice and President Bush represented to the public that Hussein was purchasing aluminum tubes to enrich uranium for a nuclear weapon. The next month, a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) was delivered to the President. That document virtually screams out the view of various intelligence agencies that the tubes were of no use in a nuclear program. That did not stop President Bush, however, from stating in a major speech the next month that "Iraq has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes and other equipment needed for gas centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons."
    In a January 9, 2003 report to the UN Security Council, the IAEA reported that the aluminum tubes were not directly suitable for the manufacture of centrifuges. Again, not allowing the findings of the IAEA or of various US intelligence agencies to get in the way of his fraud upon Congress and the American people, President Bush outrageously represented in his State of the Union Message on January 28, 2003 that "Our intelligence sources tell us that [Hussein] has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production." No greater cause for impeachment can be imagined than misleading our Congress and misleading the American people about whether we are facing a nuclear threat while leading our nation to a tragic, illegal war of aggression.
    The fraud was dramatically compounded when a so-called summary of the NIE was distributed to Congress, stating, falsely, that: "All intelligence experts agree that Iraq is seeking nuclear weapons and that these tubes could be used in a centrifuge enrichment program." The DOE and INR dissents, which expressed the accurate situation, were omitted. That omission rendered the representation to Congress, and to the public, false and misleading â€" a fraud clearly meriting impeachment and removal from office.
    The tragic, bloody invasion and occupation of Iraq, by order of President Bush, is a clearly impeachable offense, violating the UN Charter, the Kellogg- Briand Pact, and the Nuremberg Tribunal Pact. All of these agreements are international treaties that the US has signed. Under Article VI of the Constitution, international treaties are, along with the Constitution, the "supreme law of the land." In carrying out the invasion and occupation of Iraq, President Bush violated not only numerous international conventions, but also US domestic law.
    If there is any hope for the United Nations and international law to further the cause of peace, the provisions of the UN Charter prohibiting wars of aggression must be honored. To permit President Bush to be unaccountable for his contemptuous disregard of the UN Charter would not only undermine the rule of law, but would set a disastrous precedent destroying the very essence of the UN Charter â€" to provide for the peaceful resolution of disputes between nations.
    In addition to the treaty obligations of the US under the UN Charter, the Nuremberg Tribunal Charter, to which the US committed itself, provides that the "planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties" is a crime against peace punishable under international law. In short, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, a war against a nation posing no imminent threat to the United States, was and continues to be a crime under the Nuremberg Charter.
    To describe President Bush as a war criminal is not hyperbolic. He has blatantly violated every relevant treaty and constitutional provision in leading the US to a so-called "pre-emptive" war against Iraq, without any justification in law or in fact. He must be held accountable, through impeachment and removal from office, or the many violated treaties and constitutional provisions are nothing more than paper and pretense.
    Following September 11, 2001, President Bush illegally authorized the warrantless wiretapping of American citizens, in clear violation of the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution and in direct violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA. After engaging in the practice for more than two years, President Bush misled the public by stating that "any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires â€" a wiretap requires a court order." It was not until a New York Times reporter broke the story in December 2005, that Bush admitted he had authorized warrantless wiretapping through the National Security Agency. He also claimed, in complete disregard of the US Constitution and relevant domestic law, that what he was doing was legal. Last August, a U.S. District Court judge declared that Bush has violated the First Amendment, noting, "It was never the intent of the framers to give the president such unfettered control, particularly where his actions blatantly disregard the parameters clearly enumerated in the Bill of Rights." A judge on the FISA panel even quit in protest of the Bush administration's outrageous violations of the law.
    Impeachment and removal from office is the only appropriate remedy for a President who asserts such abusive, authoritarian power, in contravention of fundamental rights and liberties embodied in the US Constitution. It is the only means by which we can make it clear in the future that no President can so casually override our precious freedoms.
    President Bush has also tremendously undermined the moral standing of the United States by allowing the CIA to kidnap people in other countries, incarcerate them without charges, and torture them. His shameful dereliction of duty in this regard is a blight on our nation's honor that can be remedied only by impeachment.
    Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen, was deported to Syria from JFK Airport. Once in Syria, he was beaten with electrical cables for two weeks, then imprisoned in an underground cell for the better part of a year.
    Muslim cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr was kidnapped in Milan, Italy, by US and Italian intelligence agents and sent to Egypt, where he was tortured during his four-year detention.
    Khaled El-Masri, a German citizen, was kidnapped by CIA agents and flown to a secret prison in Afghanistan, where he was tortured during his five months in prison there. Apparently after it was discovered he was not who his captors thought he was, he was taken to Albania and left in a forest. To this day, he has no idea why he was kidnapped, imprisoned, and tortured.
    Those are among approximately 150 foreign nationals who have been victims of "extraordinary rendition." Under this CIA program, intelligence agents kidnap people and send them to secret sites abroad for interrogation. Numerous people detained under this program have experienced severe physical and psychological torture, and inhumane and humiliating treatment. We are left to ask: What has our great nation become when our president orders and condones such atrocities?
    The practice of sending a person to a country where there are substantial grounds for believing he or she will be tortured is clearly prohibited by the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment, which, as an international treaty to which the US is a party, is the "supreme law of the land." A separate federal statute also prohibits the practice. The CIA's role in kidnapping and imprisoning people without charges in countries infamous for torturing detainees, such as Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jordan, and Uzbekistan, constitutes a clear violation of US and international law.
    Bush administration policies and statements stripping detainees of basic protections under international law have led to the torture and murder of prisoners, many of whom have never been charged with any crime. Consider the case of Abed Hamed Mowhoush.
    Mowhoush turned himself over to US forces in Iraq in November 2003. Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer, who did not receive anything other than "sparse" guidelines about how to conduct prisoner interrogations, received a captain's memo saying there were no specific rules of engagement for interrogations in Iraq. Captured detainees were considered "unprivileged combatants," a status the Bush Administration had suggested meant detainees were not to be afforded the protections of the Geneva Conventions. With little guidance and the sense that the Geneva Conventions did not apply to Mowhoush, Welshofer called in a team that beat Mowhoush with sledgehammer handles. Later, Mowhoush's hands were bound, he was struck repeatedly in the painful spot near the humerus, and was doused with water. Finally, Welshofer shoved Mowhoush, who was wrapped with electrical cord, head-first into a sleeping bag. Welshofer sat on Mowhoush's chest and blocked his nose and mouth. Mowhoush, whose autopsy revealed "massive" bruising and five broken ribs, died of asphyxia due to smothering and chest compression.
    The torture and killing of Mowhoush is only one of dozens of cases of murder â€" and hundreds of cases of cruel torture â€" at the hands of US personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo. Given the scale and moral depravity of these circumstances, Congress must investigate the extent to which President Bush has been directly involved in orchestrating the unconscionable treatment of foreign nationals detained by US personnel as part of the "war on terror" or the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
    While we urgently need to know the precise extent to which President Bush directed US military personnel to torture detainees and prisoners of war, we already know the President has utterly abrogated his duty to ensure the laws of the United States are carried out. Under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, the president must "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." With respect to the treaties and other laws prohibiting torture and other mistreatment of detainees, President Bush has utterly failed to meet his constitutional duty. President Bush even added a signing statement to the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 that states, contrary to the separation of powers so crucial to our constitutional system of government, that he has the sole authority to interpret and enforce the act. For his gross dereliction of duty in not ensuring the faithful execution of US law, President Bush should be impeached and removed from office.
    In addition, under the Nuremberg principle of "command responsibility," President Bush's failure to stop and punish atrocities renders him culpable for them. For that, he should be held accountable through impeachment and removal from office. The Nuremberg principles are not to be applied solely to the vanquished. They are to be given effect as to all who subscribed to them, including the United States.
    Sexual humiliations, incarceration for years without charges being brought, lit cigarettes put out in detainees' ears, inmates hanging by their arms, brutal beatings, attacks by unmuzzled dogs, false executions, sensory deprivations, psychological torture, waterboarding, dozens of killings, and other forms of heinous torture of human beingsâ€"if these actsâ€"consonant with Bush administration policy yet in violation of numerous treaty obligations and US domestic lawâ€"are not deserving of impeachment and removal from office, nothing ever would be.
    The lies and the callous immorality of President Bush, and the outrages on human dignity he has perpetrated or countenanced, are a disgrace to our great nation. The President has weakened our country and sullied our reputation around the world. The time is long past due for the American people to stand up and speak out against this disastrous presidency and the Congress that refuses to hold it accountable. We are here today to say, "No more!"
    No more Iraq war.
    No more God-is-on-our-side religious nonsense to justify this immoral, illegal war.
    No more torture of human beings.
    No more denial of the right of habeas corpus.
    No more kidnapping of people and sending them off to secret prisons in nations where they will be tortured.
    No more glorification of torture by the entertainment industry.
    No more centrally-owned, hysteria-driven, corporate news media complicit in selling the Bush administration's lies to the American people.
    No more unconstitutional warrantless wiretapping of American citizens.
    No more manipulation of national intelligence for political purposes.
    No more manipulation of our news media with false propaganda.
    No more authoritarian assertions of power by the president.
    No more silence by the American people.
    This is a new day. We can unify in our insistence upon the truth, upon peace-making, upon more humane treatment of our brothers and sisters around the world.
    We will continue to call for the impeachment of President Bush, a most appropriate response to his blatant abuses of power. We will continue to resist the lies, the deception, the outrages. We will insist that peace be pursued, and that, as a nation, we help those in need. Let us join together to break the cycle of hatred, of intolerance, of violence. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
    We urge Congress, be silent no more.
    We urge all Americans, regardless of party, be silent no more.
    Let impeachment be the first step toward national reconciliation â€" and toward penance for the outrages committed in our nation's name.


    From: George
    Date: March 2, 2007 11:07:56 AM EST
    Subject: Olbermann Rules! Goodbye, jerk!

    Go back to pushing talking points for Limbaugh and O'Reilly, you hypocritical shill! Truth has finally won out over your twisted, obtuse view of reality! Olbermann spoke to power, revealed hypocrisy and took on you smear merchants head on, kicking down the rotted foundations of your unpricipled hackery!

    Good riddance to you!

    From: "Roggenbuck, Elizabeth"
    Date: March 2, 2007 11:05:40 AM EST

    Oh, heck, Tivo him nightly and continue to have your fun. Ya might even larn a thing or two…everyone needs a loyal opposition, if only to keep him or her honest.

    -Olbermann Fan

    From: Jacob Lee
    Date: March 2, 2007 9:31:41 AM EST
    Subject: Good riddance

    Maybe you guys just couldn't tell the truth - perspective is one thing, outright lies are another.

    Date: March 2, 2007 1:51:26 AM EST
    Subject: You're Closing?

    Good riddance, you Cheney-rimming torture-loving Bush-sucking motherfuckers!

    Eat shit and die!

    From: Matthew Chernov
    Date: March 1, 2007 10:09:09 PM EST
    Subject: olbermann

    Don't feel bad about your website adding any
    additional popularity or exposure to Olbermann. I've
    been a fan of his since he was a sportscaster, and
    I've watched his Countdown show since it began. I've
    never heard of your laughable ex-website until today.

    Better luck next time.

    From: Douglas.S.Erhard@VALLEY.NET (Douglas S Erhard)
    Date: March 1, 2007 9:49:55 PM EST
    Subject: don't be sad

    You still have Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, etc. Unless,
    you've really quit because you're afraid that Olbermann's ratings will
    eventually surpass all your favorites. Oops, that's probably it, isn't it?

    Didn't mean to rub it in...................much.

    From: Ron Leventhal
    Date: March 1, 2007 9:44:44 PM EST
    Subject: adios

    Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Go back to watching Bill O and his lies.


    From: jason tyberius
    Date: March 1, 2007 8:34:10 PM EST
    Subject: Deep appreciation


    Now that Olbermann watch is going down the ol' shitter. I wanted to
    thank you personally for leading me, and many others to Keith
    Olbermann. Your ability to single handly promote the guy (when no
    one else was doing it) led us through the dark times of
    conservative misinformation on Fox. I only wish you could continue
    with your good work.

    Olbermannwatch was a joke, we all know that, but it served the
    vital purpose of raising awareness of Keith Olbermann and for that
    you should be congratulated.

    On behalf of the clear thinking left, I would like to thank you for
    all you have done.

    All the best in your future endeavors. May they end as succesfully
    as olberman wat... (sorry couldn't keep a straight face there) may
    they all end as succesfully as Olbermannwatch.



    From: Russ Smith
    Date: March 1, 2007 8:04:26 PM EST

    Another cut and runner ?

    From: "Steve Nivlac"
    Date: March 1, 2007 7:46:51 PM EST
    Subject: farewell

    Thanks for turning me on to Olbermann. I just ditched my Satellite service so I lost Democracy Now!, and so I get my evening news only from Olbermann now. It's the most succinct way to be informed about what is really going on.

    Again, Thanks.

    Steve Nivlac

    From: "Holden McCrank"
    Date: March 1, 2007 6:55:54 PM EST
    Subject: Your side lost, fundie



    From: Teri Gibson
    Date: March 1, 2007 6:54:10 PM EST
    Subject: buh bye

    Thanks for doing everything in your power to draw as much attention to Keith as you could. He thanks you, we all thank you.

    Now go sulk on the sidelines like a 5 year old who went to bed with no supper.

    Fucking losers!


    From: David Karr
    Date: March 1, 2007 6:49:13 PM EST
    Subject: goodbye

    and good riddance!


    From: Susan Kelley
    Date: March 1, 2007 6:23:48 PM EST
    Subject: waaahhhhh!

    I suggest you start a Cheney watch, or a Gonzalez watch or a... why I could go on with this for a very long time couldn't I? Clearly, you really don't get it do you?? Susan Kelley


    From: bart bennett
    Date: March 1, 2007 6:12:35 PM EST
    Subject: Keith O ROCKS! And you of course are a nobody.

    Having fun at your expense over at Dailykos.....HA!

    From: "Iris Arco"
    Date: March 1, 2007 5:53:07 PM EST
    Subject: You've got to be kidding?

    So you're the one responsible for Keith's success? Damn fine work. Next time you fail at something, try taking ownership of the issue. It's ballsy-er than whining about how the 'media' screwed you.

    From: "bob huntsman"
    Date: March 1, 2007 2:09:42 PM EST
    Subject: r.i.p.


    p.s. You guys suck!!!!

    --cap'n igor

    Posted by Robert Cox | Permalink | Comments (39) | | View blog reactions
    March 8, 2007
    Four More Years!

    After making the painful decision to shut down OlbermannWatch, we gathered the entire OlbyWatch team for a post-mortem off-site at The Greenbriar a fabulous five-star resort nestled in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Amidst much laughter and tears, we spent the weekend de-constructing what went wrong in our quest to end Keith's career and what we might have done differently. It wasn't until Monday morning, when we returned to our now near-vacant Olbermann Watch offices that we learned the full extent of the rejoicing among the blue blogs at the demise of Olbermann Watch.

    In reviewing the intentional misinformation, misrepresentations, vitriol and other negatives being written on numerous anti-OlbermannWatch blogs and by anti-OlbermannWatch bloggers we were astounded but frankly not surprised. By the time lunch rolled around we were beginning to have second thoughts. Clearly, if the OlbyLoons were THAT excited about our decision to close Olbermann Watch we must have been doing something right. There were whispers among the staff that maybe, just maybe, we had been a bit too hasty.

    The words of one loyal Olbermann Watch reader rang in our ears

    "Are you kidding me??!! How can you close now? He's NOT letting up! You're the most and best experienced at giving K.O. to KO! We need our best troopers on this mission! Get your butts back in those chairs and slam those keypads! Do we have to Patton-slap you back to the front???!! "

    The more we thought about it the more realized this clear-thinking reader was right. Now is when our country needs us most. If Olbermann Watch was not going to speak to truth to Olbermann, who would? The whispered question "four more years?" became an affirmation and then a rhythmic chant. Like a sleeper awakening from a deep dream we saw our mission and sailed into it. Archives, packed up in boxes and sent to the warehouse, retrieved, RAM memory upgraded on now dusty CPUs and pencils sharpened. Recommitted to our vital mission to expose the heinous malfeasance of Keith Olbermann and his sordid staff from the Newshole.

    So tonight, we give you our loyal readers this solemn pledge.

    This is what we are going to try to do. It is the resolve of the entire staff of Olbermann Watch-every man of them. That is the will of all clear-thinking Olbermann Watch readers and the nation.

    Olbermann Watch and its loyal readers, linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their right to bring truth and light to the words and deeds of Keith Olbermann, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength.

    Even though large tracts of the blue blogs and many old and famous newspapers have fallen or may fall into the grip of Olbermania and all the odious apparatus of the dreaded liberal media, we shall not flag or fail.

    We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in the blogosphere, we shall fight on the RSS feeds and in podcasts, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the ether, we shall defend our blog, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight in the comment sections, we shall fight on the left-wing internet forums, we shall fight in the discussion groups and in the streets, we shall fight in the A-List blogs; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this blog or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then fellow bloggers beyond the seas, armed and guarded by truth and justice, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the uber-bloggers, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the this vital community of Olbermann Watch readers.

    For a list of some of the premature celebration of the demise of Olbermann Watch continue reading...

    Anti-Olbermann website quits after MSNBC host's contract is extended
    The Raw Story

    OlbermannWatch: "Goodbye, cruel world"
    Daily Kos

    Anti-Keith Olbermann website throws in the towel after realizing it wasn't making any impact anywhere on any level. Editor interviewing for position with Homeland Security

    Cox & Olbermann Watch

    Rumors On The Internets: The Enemy of My Enemy Is a Rat Bastard

    Effective Media Monitoring: not as easy as it looks

    Anti-Oblermann Site Quits In Defeat
    Drudge Retort

    Smearing Bill Maher
    Balloon Juice

    Anti-Olbermann website quits after MSNBC host's contract is extended

    We Have a Final Score: Olbermann 1, Righties 0
    Past Deadline

    Cut & Run
    Oliver Willis

    The best news for Keith Olbermann since signing his new deal
    Inside Cable News

    Cox Peters Out
    Roger Ailes

    Olbermann Watch Is Dead!

    Watching Olbermann Watch

    Short Ends: has shuttered its windows

    Breaking!!! OlbermannWatch scrubbed !
    Democratic Underground

    "conservative"-Ire; Better Advertising Than MADISON AVE.!!!!
    Bill Maher

    Watching the Watchers
    Christopher Hitchens Watch

    Fat Head Conservatives
    Fat Head Conservatives

    Olbermann Watchdog Site Folds in Frustration
    I Am A TV Junkie

    Awwwww. This is too sad.
    The Truffle

    what people are saying about OlbermannWatch's demise
    Watching Olbermann Watch

    Don't Let the Door Hit You In the Ass Bob!
    Relevant Torture

    OlbermannWatch: RIP - The Factor: Ratings Recede March 2,
    Flamingo Lake

    Oh, the Hilarity
    Rising Hegemon

    Now That They're Gone
    Fun With Keith Olbermann

    A Kiss to Build a Dream On...
    farmist phoenix

    General Roundup
    Open The Dialogue

    Packing It In
    The Stranger

    The "Watching Olbermann Watch" Blog Needs Your Help
    I Am A TV Junkie

    Olbermann Watch bites

    O'Reilly Forum

    Maybe it's best that they don't enlist

    Anti-Olbermann site shutters: 'We did more harm than good'
    Get Real News

    Link to Newshounds
    The Moons Favors

    Anti-Olberman website admits failure
    Rick's Blog

    Anti-Olbermann Site Shuts Down

    Anti-Olbermann website quits after MSNBC host's contract is extended. Oh my hahahahaha

    Dump, Dump Dump

    I decided to celebrate

    All This, And a Ballgame Today Too!

    A gaggle of assholes? Or just a guy named Cox?
    Annette Appollo

    Good-bye, Olbermann Watch
    Sine Qua Non's Journal

    OlbermannWatch Is No More
    The World According to Carl

    remembering OlbermannWatch
    Watching Olbermann Watch

    Anti-Olbermann website quits after MSNBC host's contract is extended. Oh my hahahahaha

    Anti-Olbermann website throws in the towel

    Anti-Olbermann website quits after MSNBC host's contract is extended
    Open Debate Forum

    Anti-Olbermann website quits after MSNBC host's contract is extended
    Air America Radio Discussion Group

    Sue' Place
    Sue's Place

    (Update) From the Department of Boo-fvcking-Hoo, the Get a Clue Committee, Sub-committee on No Cheap Grace
    High Clearing

    Anti-Olbermann website quits after MSNBC host's contract is extended
    Contract Software Pro

    Olbermann Watch, RIP
    Gay Orbit

    Anti-Olbermann Website Quits After MSNBC Host's Contract Is Extended
    Giltner Review

    shifts in undercurrent
    The Flammable Skirt

    The right-wing harangue-site against MSNBC's Keith Olbermann...
    Blather Watch

    Whither OlbyWatch?
    Johnny Dollar's Place

    Post-Possum Links

    Has Robert Cox Finally Lost His Mind?
    Watching Olbermann Watch

    OlbermannWatch Cryptic Image
    The World According to Carl

    Who says ideologues have no sense of humor?
    San Antonio News Express

    Keith Olbermann outlasts his toughest critic
    Journal News (Westchester)

    Olbermann Watch: Dead or Not?
    Inside Cable News

    Looks Like We're Back in Business
    Watching Olbermann Watch


    I added two new posts to handle all the emails and comments celebrating the demise of Olbermann Watch

    OlbyLoon Letters to the Editor

    OlbyLoon Comment Threads on "Closing" of OlbyWatch

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