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"COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)
Host: Keith Olbermann
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
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 amazon.com, 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
Watch Keith interview Bill Maher