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"COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)
Host: Keith Olbermann
The last opening spiel of the week. Awwwwww. Saddam and Al Qaeda? "They made it up!" The MSNBC banner, next to the station's brand and logo, read: "The Truth Doesn't Stop Cheney". Oralmann bellowed that Al Qaeda was not in Iraq before the invasion. The US attorney "scandal" [Ding!]. Our current foreign policy, "if you want to call it that". Final season of The Sopranos. And--ooh! ooh!--the "oddball plays of the month", along with "Billo Finally Loses It". We can't contain our excitement.
Update (RCox): Transcript & Video
#5: The US attorney "scandal" [Ding!] again, but first the "deceit" of the Pentagon. Cheney dared to say that Al Qaeda was in Iraq before the invasion (citing Zarkawi). The graphic, with the MSNBC brand and channel, read: "The War on Truth". Roger Cressey, taking a break from his investigative reporting into Tron, was asked if Cheney was out of touch, or was he "a liar"? Cressey had the answer: he's "delusional" and a "Kool-Aid drinker" (TM O'Reilly Factor). Great thanks.
Next up: Dana Milbank, sans spectacular suit. Olby's interrogation could have been scripted by Think Progress. (Hey, maybe it was...check out the Countdown Staff Writers in the left-hand column.) How can the administration keep making that claim "with a straight face"? How much worse can it get for them? What does this do to Richard McCain? The whirligig of spin finally paused for a break with Great Thanks.
#4: US attorneys "scandal" [Ding!] again. Four
US attorneys top deputies "quit the justice department rather than work for her" (newly-appointed Rachel Paulose). This is what makes OlbermannWatching so rewarding. You've heard Olby; now the truth. It wasn't four US attorneys deputies. It was three. They didn't quit the Justice Department. They're still working as prosecutors. They didn't refuse to work for her. They still do. Hey, other than that, it's a perfectly valid headline. We'll let you count up how many Olbermann lies that comes to.
Later on, Keitho would change the news by saying they "demoted themselves". Hmm, might that just be a wee bit inconsistent with quitting the justice department rather than working for her? Hmmm? It's not often that Herr Olbermann all but admits to lying within minutes of doing so, but there it is. Guest: Faiz Shakir from Think Progress, and... Hey wait, we were right. Think Progress is scripting The Hour of Spin!
Shakir was ready to demean Paulose: a "party insider" (no documentation given), and the only two interesting things about her is that she quotes Bible verses and dresses down her underlings. KO suggested that she is incompetent and unprofessional, but oddly neither he nor Shakir said anything about her resume:
My word, why should Olbermoronn cite any of that when his only misogynistic intent is to dishonor and insult the woman? Great thanks.
#3: Bush's foreign policy, Nancy Pelosi triumphs, and more, chewed over by none other than Madeleine Albright. [The List!] As with all Keitho's blue-dress interviews, his hard-hitting, incisive questioning would make Edward R Murrow proud:
#2: Free PR for The Sopranos (regurgitated reportage from NBC), Keith Richards, Britney Spears. #1: Oddballs of the Month. In the Media Matters Minute, a replay of part of the Geraldo/O'Reilly shoutfest, a quote from some relative of one of the deceased children about immigration vaguely rendered as attack # 175, and a bizarre naming of Geraldo Rivera (a multiple "worst person") as "best" person in the world, presumably because he shouted and pointed his finger at Bill O'Reilly. What brought this on? It's not hard to understand. Rivera looked straight into the eye of someone who disagreed with him, debated an important issue, and allowed both sides of the argument to be heard. Think how poor Keithy, who is too afraid even to talk with someone who disagrees with him, who gets nauseous at the thought, must have some degree of admiration for Geraldo. After all, Geraldo could actually look another person in the eye and dare to expose himself to a point of view different from his own. That is a degree of intellectual courage that will never be known by the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann.
Muted mongrels: Where to begin? The Iranian hostage crisis is already off Herr Olbermann's radar. No surprise there, because the last thing he wants to do is upset his pals in Tehran with talk of the treatment they gave the sailors. Not to mention further evidence of their involvement in Iraq. For the second day in a row, Moneymann went out of his way to defend Pelosi, and that means making no mention whatsoever of her dangerous blunders. As long as "Mister" Bush is in office, good economic news will always be spiked on OlbyPlanet. And for the second time, Mr Xanadu's visit to OlbySpin is cancelled.
Our weekly report on Keith Olbermann's masculinity: over the past week Olbermann has attacked Fox, CNN, and Limbaugh/right-wing pundits eight times; Olby criticisms of MSNBC: zero. Meanwhile, his primary source (Media Matters) criticized MSNBC eleven times. Counting a special bonus point for Olbermann's cowardly refusal to criticize the racist remarks of Don Imus, that makes this week's Olbermann Manhood Quotient: -23 [limp].
Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name rocketed to #12,943 at amazon.com, while "Culture Warrior" is #120. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome is #3,776 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #285 there, and is one of the top five books of 2006 per Publishers Weekly. Reliable Thursday ratings have not been published, but take it from us: "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]
Update (RCox): Transcript & Video
Keith Olbermann names Geraldo Rivera "Best Person in the World"