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Since Stephen Rodrick of New York Magazine wasn't as blinded by Olbermann's BS as writers usually are, you could expect that the Olbyloons wouldn't be happy with the article. And you'd be right. Some samples of reaction to the article from the usual suspects. First let's go to Democratic Underground and their "I need Estrogen Brigade" where they had this reaction:
Oh wait, they had no reaction. None whatsoever. The article doesn't exist. Why doesn't the article exist? Because it's not 100% fawning of their man that's why! DU has a long history of ignoring anything that is less than complimentary of their cult leader.
New and Updated to include reaction from Daily Kos!
Okay, so on to Either Relevant or True: And what's this? Why there's a grammatical error in the main post! Someone alert the Olbermann-grammar police at once so they can correct "Becky"! And at EROT, it seems that "Gilbert" is miffed. Why? Because the writer: "
(did) knock Keith for donating to the Clinton Global Initative?
Yes Gilbert, the writer did. You see, real journalists don't practice checkbook journalism. Your boy though, does. And it looks bad when that's pointed out in an article like this doesn't it? There's a reason for that. It's against journalistic ethics, something Olbermann obviously knows very little about.
Now on to our personal favorite, Keitholbermann.org, where the Olybloons running the asylum that is that website can always be counted on for endless hours of amusement and spin. And oh, they certainly don't disappoint this time!
Says "Charity Froggenhall.
Stopped reading halfway through. They make him sound like a complete psychopath.
You said it Charity! Reading about JFK appearing to him in a dream, bloody head and all, and his freak-out over Princess Diana and "blood on all of our hands", yes, he does come off as a psychopath. Wonder why that would be?
And "SLFriend", A moderator at Ko.org (ooh, impressive huh, anyone ever notice that site has more moderators than actual posters?). Anyway, "Slfriend" opines, "
I had a feeling this article was a 'Hatchet Job' after reading the title."
As opposed to the usual 100% kiss-butt pieces, which is what the Loons of course, is all the Olbyloons ever want to see when it concerns MSM articles on Olbermann.
And Marie, ah, Marie. She believes the article was error-ridden! Why you ask?
For example, it's logical that if Katy came to NY from Cali, she moved in with him -- not the other way around. If the author was careless on obvious details like that, what else did he screw up?"
Let's review the article, shall we?
Once a recurring "Page Six" figure for his dating escapades, Olbermann recently moved in with his girlfriend, Katy Tur. Yes, she is a 23-year-old 2005 graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, but the relationship marks his first attempt at cohabitation
While the article does say that Olbermann moved in with her, but apparently Marie discounts the idea that Olbermann and Tur moved into a NEW apartment together. See, this is what makes me love chronicling the adventures of the loons oh so much. And does anyone else remember that as recently as last month, the loons were still trying to claim that Katy was much older than 23? They don't have much of a track record when it comes to being correct about their assumptions on Keith Olbermann. But that doesn't stop them from trying to proclaim they know him. They can always be counted on to find some technical loophole or strange phrasing that allows them to declare the entire article false.
But Marie saves her venom for those evil unnamed sources!
And whoever those unnamed "souces" are, I wish they'd come out from under their
rock. "But I don't buy anything contributed by unnamed
"sources." Bullshit cowards.
Bullshit Cowards? Oh my. You mean like the people who post here in his defense who can't be bothered to even think up a user name? Or perhaps like Olbermann himself who ridicules Anderson Cooper for going to Iraq with a blue bulletproof vest when Olbermann sits high and dry and safe in his studio and refuses to even be seated on set with guests who are in the same studio copmlex he is! Yes, in that case Marie, "Bullshit Coward" does describe Olbermann perfectly! Thanks for thinking up that phrase for us. I'll use it in the future.
And you knew that an Olberwatch slam just had to be there didn't you? And you'd be right, here it is
Hmmmph. That's certainly not the Keith Olbermann I watch. Who wrote that, Robert Cox?
"that writer definitely had an axe to grind."
Yeah, kinda like Olbermann and O'Reilly/Fox/Bush/fill-in-the-blank, huh?
And then there's this from "The Roser":
Well, I hate the title, Limbaugh is a partisan liar, a bigot as well, but the article seemed fairly balanced. I wish he'd quit with the Anderson Cooper stuff though. To use his term, it comes off as fictionalized anger."But Roser, Olbermann has admitted he's a partisan! And he has been caught lying--more than once. Seems like the perfect comparison to us.
And Fictionalized Anger? Olbermann? Just because he pulls a "Special Comment" out of his back-pocket every time his ratings start to go south, why that doesn't mean they're fiction does it? Well, you said it. We didn't. We just believe you.
And protests Lauralu: "
It didn't seem like the writer got it right about what Keith is doing and what he represents. There's so much more to what he's doing on C/D than bitch slapping george."
Oh yeah, there sure is. Like Olbermann's grudge matches against O'Reilly/Fox/Bush/fill-in-the-bank. And don't forget video clips of polar bears and Hollywood Gossip!
And then there's this bit of vomit-inducing girlyfan worship, "
Ladies, don't you wish you could have known him at 16 and kept him company watching TV in that single dorm room of his? When I saw that picture (the one in the opening post), I thought if I'd been there I'd have jumped in his lap. What a cute young man."
And since nothing can top THAT remark, I'll end my post here. For now. I'm sure the Olbyloons will be back for more. And so will I!
Update: The Kossacks at Daily Kos have weighed in! And what do you know, one of them is deluded enough to think that Keith, "I'm a watercarrier for MSNBC and my buddy Phil" will actually make Imus a WPITW pick!" We know that the Olbyloons don't live on the real earth with the rest of us, but this one is out there even for Olbyplanet! What does Jill at Daily Kos want?
Well, Keith?.... WELL, Keith?! If ever there was a time for a "Worst Person.." or a "Special Comment," this is it. Let's see if you have the stones to stand up to your money-whore overlords at MSNBC and call for this vile gasbag's firing.Let's tell Olbermann it's time to speak out and do the right thing:email@example.com
Well that would be the thing to do if Olbermann wasn't a hypocrite, but we clear thinkers know he is. And as usual, the Olbyloons spring to Olbermann's defense with the following,
Give him a chance...Keith's already proven he has more 'stones' than every Bush and Cheney combined. Of he ignores this issue on the next Countdown, then have a rant about it.
Yeah, we won't hold our breath on that to happen!
Then there's this. . .
why Olby isn't allowed to criticize his co-workers.
I'd like to think think that if he would/could criticize his co-workers he'd do something about Scarborough trying so hard to be cute/funny/edgy/Colbert during their transitional throws.
Hmm. If that rule actually existed, then Olbermann never would have been able to repeatedly bash Dan Abrams. Or Tucker Carlson. Or Rita Cosby. Or Chris Matthews. Come to think of it, is there anyone that Olbermann works with that he hasn't critizied? No, we didn't think so.
Obviously, the diary writer at Kos was making entirely too much sense for the Olbyloons who then decided to turn on her.
this is the crappiest "diary" of the day...normally if someone is ranting, there is an obvious object of the rant...so you're targeting keith olbermann... why?To be attacking countdown for this is one of the stupidest things yet.
Maybe you have'nt watched Olbermann a whole lot Jillcrenz, but I've been watching him from day 1, and the guy nails it. Your criticisms of something that hasnt happened yet are crap, and even if he did'nt mention it I certainly would'nt hold it against him. The guy is the only one on the airwaves doing any real reporting at all, best of all he's a liberal.I think you could do more to further our causes, then some inane attack on Olbermann.
But aren't liberals supposed to stand up against things like racism and sexist statements? Hmm. Guess not.