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"COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)
Host: Keith Olbermann
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" on...as 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 amazon.com, 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]