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    Olbermann Watch, "persecuting" Keith since 2004

    April 12, 2007
    Why Hasn't Keith Olbermann Been Fired?

    As long time readers of Olbermann Watch know, there are no bounds to Olbermann's hypocrisy or, as we prefer it, Olbypocrisy. As the Don Imus scandal as unfolded, Olbypocrisy has been on full display in all its glory with a crescendo reached this afternoon on ESPN Radio's Dan Patrick Show. Listen as Olbermann brags about his career is proof that you can be critical of other people without being personal or going over the line.

    Here is a partial list of people who might take issue with Olbermann's claim that he has not made personal attacks or gone over the line in his words and actions:

    Physical Appearance

    Nicole Kidman - derided for having a "stick-figure"
    Roger Ailes - "Jabba the Hut" and "fatass"
    Rush Limbaugh - "fatso", mocks addiction to painkillers
    Ann Coulter - "not as attractive as Michael Moore", " a horse", "she has an Adam's apple"


    Paris Hilton - "airhead", graphic "A Slut and Battery", "had worse things happen to her face" (a man ejaculated in her face)
    Britney Spears - "pop tart"
    Dina Lohan (Lindsay Lohan's mother) - "bag"
    Fox News employees - "whores"
    Michelle Malkin - "crazy"
    Ann Coulter - told a viewer he was "dumber than Ann Coulter's c-nt", took out an Ann Coulter bobble-head doll and smashed it repeatedly until it was broken into small pieces, all while cackling maniacally, not "worthy" of Playboy
    Meredith Viera - "crazy"
    Rita Cosby - "dumber than a suitcase full of rocks"
    Reply to a viewer email "go fuck your mother"
    Katherine Thompson (NY Daily News) - "lackey"
    Angelina Jolie - "desperate"
    Sharon Stone - "old", "past her prime"
    Nancy Grace - attacking her over testimony in the case of Grace's murdered fiance
    Lisa Guerrero - after she posed for Playboy magazine, Keith imagined this epitaph on her tombstone: "How do you like these big, plastic, umm, flowers?", called on Al Michaels and John Madden of Monday Night Football "resign in protest", said Guerrero "can pose in Maxim but can't come back into the credibility pool."
    Katie Couric -
    KarmaBites blogger -
    Suzy Kolber (ESPN co-host) - crying in the bathroom after being attacked by Olbermann


    Chris Wallace - "monkey"
    Ken Starr - "looks like Heinrich Himmler"
    Nazi salute at TCA conference
    Nazi Salute on Tonight Show with Jay Leno
    Alberto R. Gonzales -"houseboy"

    Reports of inappropriate advances toward women

    Rebecca Lobo (Jossip)
    Mary Carey (New York Post)
    Former School Teacher (ESPN Radio)
    "Jean", former MSNBC producer (Jossip)

    Regular targets of personal attacks by Olbermann

    Bill O'Reilly
    Anderson Cooper (including homophobic comments)
    Glenn Beck
    Rush Limbaugh

    We will update the list as we hear from readers. Please add names or details in the comments section.

    Posted by Robert Cox | Permalink | Comments (47) | | View blog reactions


    Let me add to that partial list...

    Keith called Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales a "houseboy"

    Keith ridiculed Barbara Bush's $10,000 donation to hurricane relief

    Keith insinuated that Ann Coulter wasn't worthy of Playboy

    Keith questioned Nancy Grace's court testimony regarding HER MURDERED FIANCE

    And how about Keith's frequent use of "freakin'" and "F-in"? Nice touch, "newsman"

    If theres one thing that the imus firing has proven to me, is they are all on notice now, olbermann, sharpton, jackson, the first pecidillo that comes to the forefront i want them banished and removed from their positions, it will never happen because this country has a double standard

    Why Hasn't Michelle Malkin Been Fired?

    "Why Hasn't Michelle Malkin Been Fired?"

    All together now...

    This is OLBERMANNwatch not MALKINwatch.

    If you've ever any of Malkin's racist hate mail that she's received, Albert, I doubt you would have asked that stupid question.

    R. Cox there is treatment for your insane obsession with KO. You need to seek it! You are one sick puppy!

    He's just documented multiple cases of where Olbermann has used racial, sexist snd other slurs against the physical appearances of others. He's posted AUDIO of Olbermann claiming never to have done such from his radio show this morning. Get this message there, it is not Bob Cox who is the sick puppy, it's your hero and idol, Keith T. Olbermann who lies like a dog.

    Don Imus is now off the air
    NBC should make it a pair
    And axe Krazy Keith
    Because he is beneath
    The "I-man" if you'd like to compare

    Say what you'd like about old Dicky Nixon...but by God I can here him saying "Who the hell is this Sharton guy, can we get something on him"

    Lets hope its soon !


    Google "Sharpton", "Freddy's Fashion Mart", "Twanna Brawley".

    Yer welcome. :D

    Folks I need some help here...

    Look through OW, I found mentions of Lisa Guerrero and Katie Couric but I need precisely what he said. Who remembers that? Source?

    KarmaBites blogger? How should I write that one? Suggestions?

    I am sure I've left stuff out. Anyone with specific names, quotes and back up (transcript or other link) please post them here. I intend to run this as a series and want this post to grow over time and get increasingly specific.

    The idea that Olbermann thinks he is now the keeper of journalistic ethics at NBC makes me want to laugh AND throw up at the same time. This is the time to show him up for the sanctimonious hypocrite we know him to be.

    Details people, I need details!

    just read a column where the author gives some great insight and asks some questions of msnbc and olbermann

    check it out, think you'll find it intersting

    Sporting News, 2006: Sometimes-sportscaster Lisa Guerrero appeared topless in Playboy. And sometimes-sportscaster Keith Olbermann imagined (on ESPN radio) this epitaph on her tombstone: "How do you like these big, plastic, umm, flowers?"

    Keith Olbermann, whose time at FSN overlapped with Guerrero's, suggested that the "Monday Night" announcers Al Michaels and John Madden "resign in protest" and that Guerrero "can pose in Maxim but can't come back into the credibility pool."

    So far re Couric, in the Rolling Stone interview he suggested she wasn't "very good" at what she did. Of course, he thought he might be better at it.

    Good luck trying to get him fired with that list.

    Insulting a woman is Misogynistic?

    If you insult her for BEING a woman it is (like Lush Rimjob)...

    If you insult them for being stupid, you're just being an equal opportunity insulter, which is actually quite libertarian.

    Nice try guys...Keep at it, you'll get there eventually!

    It's the pattern here, which you're obviously too stupid to see because you want to continue to deny he's a misogynist. We decided the answer to that question long ago was YES, a resounding YES, now we're just gathering examples.

    Actually Brandon oh wise one...

    I don't confirm or deny he's a misogynist...

    I'm just saying that insulting women (which is what you detailed) for being stupid, slutty, etc is NOT being a misogynist. Insulting a woman for BEING a WOMAN is being a mysogynist.

    Sure slut is primarily reserved for women, but that says more about our culture than it does KO. There are male sluts, and there are male whores.

    Take you for example, an unpaid male whore who engages in vain attempts at character assassination.

    Yes, you're right, there is a pattern here, but it's not the pattern you suggest...

    Yes, you've decided all sorts of stuff....

    KO's a misogynist, I'm too stupid...

    So far you have yet to prove anything.

    Funny you should say, hey, we're not trying to prove it here, we proved it a long time ago, this is just a list of stuff we just thought of...

    Right....Cox has been compiling that Blog entry all day and it DOES comprise the only thing that would be described as 'Proof' by you. Cox even appeals to his faithful minions to try to 'flesh out' the list. Oh, that's not all he's got? Apparently it is...

    Like I said, good luck getting him fired with THAT list....

    Keep at it boys....

    You're just not trying hard enough...

    And I'm Laughing My Ass Off at your effort!

    Bill O'Reilly called a woman a 'Pinhead'


    The more wildly you guys take swings at Olbermann, the dumber you guys look...


    The more wildly you guys take swings at Olbermann, the dumber you guys look...


    Posted by: LMAO at April 12, 2007 10:17 PM
    Leave, then, c-ser.

    Leave, then, c-ser.
    Posted by: royalking at April 12, 2007 10:23 PM

    Oh good, Jeff made it through his meltdown as detailed on the 'racist' thread.

    Good Jeff, I'm glad you're still around...

    Leave? Yeah Right, you'd like that...

    Tired of all the abuse?

    Sowwy I huwt youw feewings...

    Are you convinced I'm not Mike yet? No? Oh yeah, to do so would be to admit you're wrong, something a redneck neocon would never ever do...

    Weren't you and Grannie calling Mike too senstitive?

    Why would I leave? I enjoy exposing rubes and their false logic.

    I know, I know, guilty pleasure, we all got 'em...

    Oh, so now I'm a Caeser?

    Laughing My Ass Off!

    PS-Hey Brandon, is calling Jeff RoyalQueen misogynistic or homophobic? I just want to know, I'd hate to get on some sort of list!

    Too funny!

    Olbermann has an undeniable (except to the Loons) pattern of making degrading comments towards women. Several feminist bloggers have written about this, one was personally attacked by the Olbyloons and her personal information posted on the DU website so people could send her threatening emails. Olbermannwatch is not alone in noting the ongoing patterns towards women with Olbermann. And I remind you that it was the ongoing pattern of comments that were part of the demise of the career of Don Imus. It's the cumulative effect that does someone in. And in case you haven't noticed, there's audio here where Olbermann brags he doesn't make those kinds of comments. But he has, he does, and he continues to do so. He referred to women as "broads" just yesterday. I'm not surprised in the least that the Olbypologists would come out to defend him. But the truth is the truth and no matter how much you try to spin and claim otherwise, he has made comments, racial, sexist, homophobic in nature and he continues to make them, and then denies he's made them! Keep laughing. We here at Olbermannwatch will get the last laugh. And in the end, that's the only laugh that matters.

    Keith spewed this about Michelle Malkin and also named her WPITW: "And if she thinks that is also her right, then she is even crazier and dumber than we all thought."


    If Olbermann blew up the entire Upper West Side with a bomb, the Loons would somehow find a way to defend it. "He couldn't get a good seat on the subway. Those people needed to die so Keith could get a good seat on the subway."

    Regarding Nancy Grace's fiance, Olbermann was quoted as saying, "Anybody who would embellish the story of their own fiancé's murder should spend that hour a day not on television but in a psychiatrist's chair. Really."


    brandon and merkle,

    thanks for the additional info - I've updated the post.

    Keep 'em coming.

    One more for you--last year, Jude Law had an affair with his children's nanny. The woman sold her story to the British Tabloids. Olbermann called her a number of names and made jabs about her weight. She wasn't a celebrity although she had sold her story to a tabloid, but she only did so after she'd been outed by the media anyway following Law's break-up with Sienna Miller.

    We here at Olbermannwatch will get the last laugh. And in the end, that's the only laugh that matters.
    Posted by: Brandon at April 12, 2007 10:49 PM

    I think until you get some smarter people working for you, you'll never get any traction.

    Let's count together all your 'real world' accomplishements in your attempt to 'expose' Olbermann, 'fire' Olbermann, or 'change' Olbermann that's been going on several years now.

    Hmmmmm......Let's see there's...

    And then there's.....

    What about.....

    Well, his ratings have steadily risen since you've been around.

    Is that in the mission statement?

    You're preaching to the choir as far as I can tell, and not even doing a very good job of it. Until you get some more intelligent and competent people working for you, you'll still be 'spinning' your wheels.

    Let me know when you've had your 'last laugh' and I'll be laughing with you.

    Is there a list of KO's current sponsors, so that we can email them?

    Thanks for this site. The Imus firing has escalated this struggle into open warfare.

    >Is there a list of KO's current sponsors, so that we can email them?

    There we go...I see an 'Action Plan' lieu of a bunch of huffing and puffing and posturing...

    Is there a list of KO's current sponsors, so that we can email them?

    Thanks for this site. The Imus firing has escalated this struggle into open warfare.

    Posted by: petefrt at April 13, 2007 6:27 PM

    You're going to have difficulty with The Nation... :D

    NEW YORK - A man jumped to his death Friday out the window of a 69th-floor law office in the Empire State Building.

    Oh C'mon Bob, I was just kidding about how you haven't accomplished anything since you've created this site, C'mon you're the No.1 KO Blog in the World, Bob? Bob?

    Do you really think that suicide is a joking manner? No wonder you're an Olbermann-ass kisser, you're as sick and as twisted as he is. Why don't you go jump out of a window? Or in the words of Keith Olbermann, "Go f--- your mother".

    How exactly is calling Paris Hilton an "Airhead" misogyny?? Do any of you have a differing opinion of her?? Can any of you refute KO's characterization of her? Anyone??

    Are you seriously this dumb? Read above. And this got attention from more than one feminist blogger at the time. Olbermann ran a story on Paris Hilton and the graphic underneath read:"A Slut and Battery", and then in his script said, "she had worse things happen to her face" (a man ejaculated in her face) in her famous sex tape. Does that sound like a man who respects women? Or are you going to use the well-worn Olbypologist excuse that she "deserves it"? You Olbyloons sound like the kind of people who would blame a woman's rape on the woman for wearing provactive clothing. It's funny how libs lose their "moral compass" when it comes to defending the outrageous remarks of one Keith Olbermann.

    If anyone else had said the things that Keith has said, the Olbyloons would be calling for his head on a silver platter. But since Olbermann said it, it must be true, and they accept it as gospel and repeat it like the good little can't-think-for-themself-idiots they are. He's contradicted himself so many times, been caught in so many lies, you think that by now they'd catch on to who and what he really is but not them, they simply aren't that bright or else they don't mind being walking contradictions.

    some other nominations -

    When the first Jolie-Pitt photos emerged, the ones where Pitt was playing with Jolie's child on a beach, KO was all over that. I can't find the link to the transcript but it was something to the effect 'if there's a child in the picture, the woman is looking for a ring.' Nice slam at unwed women with children.

    And I see no mention of his pounding of the runaway bride.

    Katie Holmes - where to begin with that one?

    How about when he keeps showing the model whose skirt falls off on the catwalk and she's only wearing a thong under it. There's a real Murrow moment. How many times did Jennings and Gibson roll that tape. What a gentleman.

    On Wednesday Night's show, he said that the American Idol from Tuesday had a "HO-hum" night, referring to the scanty attire of one of the female contestants.

    Also, this week on the radio show, he referred to a former female classmate of his as a "broad".

    But he has so much respect for women right? Like hell.

    Ok. Match these REAL comments against your stretch and tell me who has natural hatred as part of their everyday life.

    It's not just Imus

    On April 11, NBC News announced that it was dropping MSNBC's simulcast of Imus in the Morning in the wake of the controversy that erupted over host Don Imus' reference to the Rutgers University women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos." The following day, CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves announced that CBS -- which owns both the radio station that broadcast Imus' program and Westwood One, which syndicated the program -- has fired Imus and would cease broadcasting his radio show. But as Media Matters for America has extensively documented, bigotry and hate speech targeting, among other characteristics, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and ethnicity continue to permeate the airwaves through personalities such as Glenn Beck, Neal Boortz, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage, Michael Smerconish, and John Gibson.

    Glenn Beck

    On the March 21 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, Beck called Rosie O'Donnell, co-host of ABC's The View, a "fat witch," claimed that O'Donnell has "blubber ... just pouring out of her eyes," and asked, "Do you know how many oil lamps we could keep burning just on Rosie O'Donnell fat?" On the March 23 edition of his radio show, Beck said, "I'm a little ashamed" for calling O'Donnell "a fat witch" -- then added, "But she's so fat."
    On the March 15 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Beck said: "Hillary Clinton cannot be elected president because ... there's something about her vocal range." He went on to say, "There's something about her voice that just drives me -- it's not what she says, it's how she says it," adding, "She is like the stereotypical -- excuse the expression, but this is the way to -- she's the stereotypical bitch, you know what I mean?" Beck subsequently qualified his statement: "I never said that Hillary Clinton was a bitch. I said she sounded like one."
    On the February 28 edition of CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck, while discussing racy photos of American Idol contestant Antonella Barba, Beck asked his female guest: "I've got some time and a camera. Why don't you stop by?"
    On the November 14, 2006, edition of his CNN Headline News program, Beck said to Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim ever elected to Congress: "OK. No offense, and I know Muslims. I like Muslims. ... With that being said, you are a Democrat. You are saying, 'Let's cut and run.' And I have to tell you, I have been nervous about this interview with you, because what I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.' "
    On the September 5, 2006, edition of his CNN Headline News program, Beck warned that if "Muslims and Arabs" don't "act now" by "step[ping] to the plate" to condemn terrorism, they "will be looking through a razor wire fence at the West."
    On the April 27, 2006, edition of his radio program, Beck claimed that there are three reasons that an illegal immigrant "comes across the border in the middle of the night": "One, they're terrorists; two, they're escaping the law; or three, they're hungry. They can't make a living in their own dirtbag country."
    On the August 24, 2006, edition of his CNN Headline News program, Beck claimed that Braille on walls (used to identify rooms for blind people) "drives me out of my mind." When he made his comment, Beck was discussing the "politically correct world we live in." He then said, "Just to piss them [blind people] off, I'm going to put in Braille on the coffee pot ... 'Pot is hot.' "
    On the August 10, 2006, broadcast of his radio program, Glenn Beck warned that "[t]he world is on the brink of World War III" and that "Muslims who have sat on your frickin' hands the whole time and have not been marching in the streets" will face dire consequences. Beck made his comments toward Muslims who he claimed "have not been saying, 'Hey, you know what? There are good Muslims and bad Muslims. We need to be the first ones in the recruitment office lining up to shoot the bad Muslims in the head.'"
    On the August 9, 2006, edition of his CNN Headline News program, Beck aired a segment mocking the names of several missing Egyptian students in which the announcer said that one "may or may not be accompanied by his camel." The segment showed pictures of crowds and pointed to random, unidentifiable people as the missing Egyptians. It ended with a reading of the students' names in quick succession followed by the announcer pretending to gag as he struggled to pronounce them.
    During the March 16, 2006, edition of his radio show, in describing Nigeria's new public education campaign to fight the spread of bird flu, Beck stated that the country has "actually resorted to radio jingles," and then asked if the United States could be "as dumb as Nigeria."
    On the January 10, 2006, broadcast of his radio show, Beck called anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan "a pretty big prostitute," later amending, at the behest of his executive producer, Steve "Stu" Burguiere, that "tragedy pimp" would be "the most accurate description."
    On the September 9, 2005, edition of his radio show, Beck referred to survivors of Hurricane Katrina who remained in New Orleans as "scumbags." Also, after acknowledging that nobody "in their right mind is going to say this out loud," Beck attacked victims of the disaster and the families of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, saying: "I didn't think I could hate victims faster than the 9-11 victims."
    On the May 17, 2005, broadcast of The Glenn Beck Program, Beck said he was "thinking about killing [filmmaker] Michael Moore" and pondered whether "I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it," before concluding: "No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out -- is this wrong?"
    Neal Boortz

    On the August 3, 2006, edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Neal Boortz asked his audience: "I want you to think for think for a moment of how incompetent and stupid and worthless, how -- that's right, I used those words -- how incompetent, how ignorant, how worthless is an adult that can't earn more than the minimum wage? You have to really, really, really be a pretty pathetic human being to not be able to earn more than the human wage. Uh -- human, the minimum wage."
    On the July 19, 2006, edition of his radio show, Cox Radio Syndication's The Neal Boortz Show, Boortz claimed that "at its core," Islam is a "violent, violent religion," and said, "[T]his Muhammad guy is just a phony rag-picker." Boortz asserted that "[i]t is perfectly legitimate, perhaps even praiseworthy, to recognize Islam as a religion of vicious, violent, bloodthirsty cretins."
    On the March 31, 2006, broadcast of his radio program, Boortz said that then-Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) "looks like a ghetto slut." Boortz was commenting on a March 29 incident in which McKinney allegedly struck a police officer at a Capitol Hill security checkpoint. Boortz said that McKinney's "new hair-do" makes her look "like a ghetto slut," like "an explosion at a Brillo pad factory," like "Tina Turner peeing on an electric fence," and like "a shih tzu." McKinney is the first African-American woman elected to Congress from Georgia.
    On his March 27, 2006, radio program, Boortz suggested the U.S. government should "store 11 million Hispanics" who entered the country illegally in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans before deporting them to their home countries.
    In a December 12, 2005, weblog post, Boortz predicted that California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) would commute the sentence of convicted murderer Stanley "Tookie" Williams to life imprisonment because "Schwarzenegger knows full well that as soon as Tookie's death is announced there will be riots in South Central Los Angeles and elsewhere." Boortz wrote that "[t]here are thugs just waiting for an excuse ... not a reason, an excuse" and explained that "[t]he rioting, of course, will lead to wide-scale looting." Boortz added: "There are a lot of aspiring rappers and NBA superstars who could really use a nice flat-screen television right now."
    On the October 24, 2005, broadcast of his radio program, Boortz suggested that a victim of Hurricane Katrina housed in an Atlanta hotel consider prostitution. "If that's the only way she can take care of herself," Boortz posited, "it sure beats the hell out of sucking off the taxpayers."
    On the October 14, 2005, broadcast of his radio show, Boortz stated that if the country is faced with an impending national disaster, then "hell, yes, we should save the rich people first. You know, they're the ones that are responsible for this prosperity."
    On the August 17, 2004, broadcast of his radio show, Boortz, in response to reports from Florida that looting was occurring in Hurricane Charley's aftermath, said: "If they see someone looting, shoot him. They go up there, they just spray paint an 'L' on him and get about their business, and then after everything is over, they can go collect them all and bury them in a mass grave."
    On the July 21, 2004, broadcast of his radio show, Boortz referred to McKinney as "the cutest little Islamic jihadist in Congress."
    Rush Limbaugh

    On the March 2 broadcast on his nationally syndicated radio show, Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show, Rush Limbaugh stated that "since [Sen. Barack] Obama [D-IL] has -- on his mother's side -- forebears of his mother had slaves, could we not say that if Obama wins the Democratic nomination and then wins the presidency, he will own [Rev.] Al Sharpton?"
    On the February 1 edition of his radio show, Limbaugh responded to a Reuters report on a University of Chicago study that found that "a majority of young blacks feel alienated form today's government" by asserting: "Why would that be? The government's been taking care of them their whole lives."
    On the November 30, 2006, edition of his radio show, Limbaugh proclaimed: My "cat's taught me more about women, than anything my whole life" because his pet cat "comes to me when she wants to be fed," and "[s]he's smart enough to know she can't feed herself. She's actually [a] very smart cat. She gets loved. She gets adoration. She gets petted. She gets fed. And she doesn't have to do anything for it."
    On the August 23, 2006, broadcast of his radio program, Limbaugh commented on a season of CBS' reality TV program Survivor in which contestants were originally divided into competing "tribes" by ethnicity. Limbaugh stated that the contest was "not going to be fair if there's a lot of water events" and suggested that "blacks can't swim." Limbaugh stated that "our early money" is on "the Hispanic tribe" -- which he said could include "a Cuban," "a Nicaraguan," or "a Mexican or two" -- provided they don't "start fighting for supremacy amongst themselves." Limbaugh added that Hispanics have "probably shown the most survival tactics," that they "have shown a remarkable ability to cross borders," and that they can "do it without water for a long time, they don't get apprehended, and they will do things other people won't do." When the Survivor producers decided to dissolve the show's racially segregated "tribes" after only two episodes, Limbaugh declared that "[t]here can only be one reason for this ... that is the white tribe had to be winning."
    On the January 10, 2006, broadcast, Limbaugh suggested that some women "would love to be hired as eye candy."
    On the July 17, 2005, broadcast of his radio program, Limbaugh announced a new "advertising campaign" for the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in which he would call the facility "Club G'itmo, the Muslim resort," a "tropical paradise down there where Muslim extremists and terrorist wannabes can get together for rest and relaxation." On his website, he sold "Club G'itmo" T-shirts that read: "I Got My Free Koran and Prayer Rug at G'itmo," "Your Tropical Retreat from the Stress of Jihad," "My Mullah went to Club G'itmo and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt," and "What Happens in G'itmo Stays in G'itmo."
    On the March 1, 2005, edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Limbaugh claimed that "[w]omen still live longer than men because their lives are easier."
    Limbaugh noted on August 9, 2004, than in recent television appearances, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd appeared "just joyless," "miserable," and "did not seem happy at all." Limbaugh then concluded: "Must be a guy. Isn't it always a guy when a woman's unhappy?"
    On June 14, 2004, Limbaugh shared with listeners his "pet name" for the National Organization for Women (NOW): "National Association of Gals" (his acronym: "NAG"). Limbaugh claimed that the "militant feminists" who make up the "NAGs" "aren't determining who wins elections. White men are."
    Responding to an Associated Press report that women had recently been appointed as chiefs of police in four major U.S. cities, Limbaugh on May 27, 2004, referenced the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib: "If we've got four new female police chiefs out there, then I guess we can watch out for some naked pyramids among prisoners in these new jailhouses that these women ran, because we had a woman running the prison in Abu Grab [sic]."
    On April 26, 2004, Limbaugh claimed that women "actually wish" for sexual harassment, and said he then "laughed [him]self to tears" when Media Matters for America documented that and other sexist remarks he has made. The Media Matters report also noted that Limbaugh used the term "femi-Nazis" eight times between March 15 and April 29.
    In 2003, Limbaugh made controversial comments about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, which led to Limbaugh's resignation from his position as a commentator on ESPN. During the September 28, 2003, edition of ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown, Limbaugh said that "[t]he media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well" and, therefore, that McNabb "got a lot of credit for the performance of this team [the Eagles] that he didn't deserve."
    According to a June 7, 2000, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) article, "As a young broadcaster in the 1970s, Limbaugh once told a black caller: 'Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.' " In the early 1990s, "after becoming nationally syndicated, he mused on the air: 'Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?' " According to FAIR, "[w]hen Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL) was in the U.S. Senate, the first black woman ever elected to that body, Limbaugh would play the 'Movin' On Up' theme song from TV's 'Jeffersons' when he mentioned her. Limbaugh sometimes still uses mock dialect -- substituting 'ax' for 'ask'-- when discussing black leaders." FAIR also reported that "[i]n 1992, on his now-defunct TV show, Limbaugh expressed his ire when Spike Lee urged that black schoolchildren get off from school to see his film Malcolm X: 'Spike, if you're going to do that, let's complete the education experience. You should tell them that they should loot the theater, and then blow it up on their way out.' "
    Bill O'Reilly

    On the April 6 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Westwood One's The Radio Factor, Bill O'Reilly stated that Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera Oberndorf "should be baking pies, not running a major city."
    On the April 2 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, while discussing the British soldiers captured by the Iranian government, Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, stated that "the Arab Sunnis are uniting against Iran" and said: "[I]t's going to be the Arab world against the Persian world. And that's a fight we don't want to have played out in Iraq." O'Reilly responded: "Well, I'd like to see that fight with us out of it. That's what I'd like to see." O'Reilly continued: "I want -- let them kill each other."
    On the February 28 edition of his radio show, O'Reilly told co-host Lis Wiehl that "women were treated better than men" at ABC News and CBS News because "[t]hey had a little cabal; and they intimidated the men in the organization and said, 'If you look at me cross-eyed, I'm gonna bring you up to Human Resources and destroy your life.' " O'Reilly added that "every man in the place was terrified of them." He later stated that, "in a lot of places, women have formed cabals to terrorize the men because they take advantage of, 'Oh, we're downtrodden. You're kicking us in the teeth.' " He then discussed how, in every country he'd "ever been to, women are treated worse [than] in the United States. ... Guys are gonna put their hands on you in that society in Italy, in Spain." O'Reilly concluded: "So, all of this whining about American women -- 'We don't have this; we don't have that' -- to me, I'm not real sympathetic. But I am a barbarian."
    Discussing Iraq during the January 24 edition of his radio show, O'Reilly claimed that "the Sunni and Shia want to kill each other. ... They have fun. This is -- they like this. This is what Allah tells them to do, and that's what they do." O'Reilly then asserted that the "essential mistake of the war" was failing to anticipate that "these people would act like savages, and they are." Later, O'Reilly said that he had not predicted that the Iraqis "were going to act like savages in the aftermath of Saddam [Hussein]," and added: "[N]ow, Iran, we know they're savages."
    On the January 16 broadcast of his radio show, O'Reilly agreed with a caller's assertion that illegal immigrants "bring corrupting influences" to the United States, including "a third-world value system" that "can corrupt the education system." O'Reilly replied: "Absolutely. And that's why the dropout rate is so high."
    On the January 15 edition of The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly said of Shawn Hornbeck -- who was abducted at the age of 11, held for four years, and recently found in Missouri -- that "there was an element here that this kid liked about this circumstances" and that he "do[esn't] buy" "the Stockholm syndrome thing." O'Reilly also said: "The situation here for this kid looks to me to be a lot more fun than what he had under his old parents. He didn't have to go to school. He could run around and do whatever he wanted." When fellow Fox News host Greta Van Susteren pointed out that "[s]ome kids like school," O'Reilly replied: "Well, I don't believe this kid did."
    On the December 13, 2006, edition of The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly dismissed scientific research on same-sex parenting to assert, "Nature dictates that a dad and a mom is the optimum" form of child-rearing. O'Reilly asked "why," if children suffer no psychosocial deficit from being raised by same-sex parents, "wouldn't nature then make it that anybody could get pregnant by eating a cupcake?" O'Reilly declared that by arguing in favor of same-sex couples' right to raise children, "you're taking Mother Nature and you're throwing it right out the window, and I just think it's crazy." In fact, studies have consistently found that children raised by gay or lesbian parents suffer no adverse effects in their psychosocial development.
    On the November 29, 2006, broadcast of his radio show, O'Reilly denied that Iraq is in a "civil war as NBC News wants you to think" and asserted that "they're all Muslims, and they're doing what they do. They're killing each other. And they're killing Americans."
    On the August 16, 2006, edition of The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly argued extensively for "profiling of Muslims" at airports, arguing that detaining all "Muslims between the ages of 16 and 45" for questioning "isn't racial profiling," but "criminal profiling."
    While discussing the rape and murder of 18-year-old Jennifer Moore during the August 2, 2006, edition of his radio show, O'Reilly appeared to suggest that the clothing she was wearing at the time helped incite her killer. O'Reilly discussed several factors that contributed to the "moronic" girl's rape and murder, including that she was drunk and wandering the streets of New York City alone late at night. But in addition to those factors, O'Reilly added: "She was 5-foot-2, 105 pounds, wearing a miniskirt and a halter top with a bare midriff. Now, again, there you go. So every predator in the world is gonna pick that up at 2 in the morning."
    On the July 12, 2006, edition of his radio program, during a discussion of the development of ethanol-fueled vehicles in Brazil, O'Reilly stated that "they still have people in Brazil running around with their little darts, hitting you in the head with the poisoned darts, with the loincloths."
    During the April 12, 2006, broadcast of The Radio Factor, O'Reilly claimed that on the April 11 edition of The O'Reilly Factor, guest Charles Barron, a New York City councilman, had revealed the "hidden agenda" behind the current immigration debate, which was "to wipe out 'white privilege' and to have the browning of America."
    While discussing New York City Councilwoman Christine Quinn's decision to boycott Manhattan's St. Patrick's Day parade due to the decision by the Ancient Order of Hibernians to ban the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization (ILGO) from marching O'Reilly attacked Quinn, calling ILGO's potential participation in the parade "inappropriate." O'Reilly asked, "Why doesn't Ms. Quinn and others who support her wise up?" Continuing, O'Reilly stated: "You have your Gay Day parade. You have your Stonewall celebration. You have your Halloween deal, OK? You don't need this." O'Reilly also asserted, "I don't want these people intruding on a parade where little children are standing there, watching" for fear that children would ask "mommy, what does that mean?" O'Reilly's comments came during the March 17, 2006, edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor.
    In a February 27, 2006, conversation with a caller about the disproportionately few jobs and contracts that have gone to locals in the rebuilding of New Orleans, O'Reilly said: "[T]he homies, you know ... I mean, they're just not going to get the job."
    On the November 10, 2005, broadcast of his radio show, during a segment on a telecommunications executive who spent $250,000 in one night at a New York strip club, O'Reilly asked Wiehl if "it might be worth learning how" to dance for a $10,000 tip, adding, "You're [Wiehl] a good-looking girl. I mean, if you haven't seen Lis on TV, she's a good-looking blonde."
    On the November 3, 2005, broadcast of his radio show, O'Reilly called for "a full-body search" of Wiehl. During a conversation about a New York Sun editorial on a lawsuit over New York City's policy of subway bag checks, O'Reilly said: "Would you please -- would you please bring in some security to do a full-body search on ... Lis Wiehl." When Wiehl repeated, "I said my bags, not my body," O'Reilly responded, "Full-body search on Lis Wiehl right this minute. She asked for it." Wiehl is also an author, Harvard-trained law professor, and legal analyst for Fox News.
    On the September 13, 2005, broadcast of The Radio Factor, O'Reilly claimed that "many of the poor in New Orleans" did not evacuate the city before Hurricane Katrina because "[t]hey were drug-addicted" and "weren't going to get turned off from their source." O'Reilly added, "They were thugs."
    On April 15, 2005, a caller to O'Reilly's radio show claimed that each undocumented immigrant crossing the border "is a biological weapon." O'Reilly agreed, further stating, "I think you could probably make an absolutely airtight case that more than 3,000 Americans have been either killed or injured, based upon the 11 million illegals who are here."
    Responding to a Jewish caller to his radio show who objected to "Christmas going into schools" and expressed his "resentment" that "people were trying to convert me to Christianity," O'Reilly asserted that America is "a predominantly Christian nation" and said that "if you are really offended, you gotta go to Israel." O'Reilly labeled the caller's concerns "an affront to the majority" and insisted that "the majority can be insulted, too." During his December 3, 2004, exchange with the caller, O'Reilly also mistakenly referred to "the seven candles" of Hanukkah.
    On the June 21, 2004, broadcast of The Radio Factor, O'Reilly referred to Wiehl as "eye candy ... for me," telling Wiehl that she is on the show "because you're good-looking, so I got somebody to look over" while he's on the air.
    Michael Savage

    On the March 30 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, The Savage Nation, Michael Savage stated that he "agree[d] 100 percent" with a caller who said: "I'm very concerned that the Jews are now accepting gays as rabbis. And as a Catholic, I can tell you it almost destroyed our church when we accepted gays as priests." The caller added, "[T]hey were raping teenage boys, and if you allow them to come into your churches, I'm sorry, your synagogues, I have no reason to believe they're not going to do the same thing." Savage responded: "The idea of a gay rabbi is an oxymoron. Think about it: 'Rabbi' means teacher. You cannot have a homosexual teacher teaching boys how to be a Jew," adding, "I'm not going to mince words for fear of offending homosexuals. They're everywhere, anyway, trying to tell me what to say and what not to say and what to think. I know what's right and what's wrong. And that's all there is to it."
    On the March 20 broadcast of his radio show, Savage discussed a San Francisco Chronicle report detailing the murder of a transgender woman whose body was found naked near a freeway outside San Francisco. Savage read a sentence from the article stating that "it appeared the victim had been in the process of becoming a woman," to which Savage replied: "Yeah, process of becoming a woman -- psychopath. [She] should have been in a back ward in a straitjacket for years, howling on major medication." He went on to say, "And what's this sympathy, constant sympathy for sexually confused people? Why should we have constant sympathy for people who are freaks in every society?" adding, "But you know what? You're never gonna make me respect the freak. I don't want to respect the freak." Savage concluded: "The freak ought to be glad that they're allowed to walk around without begging for something. You know, I'm sick and tired of the whole country begging, bending over backwards for the junkie, the freak, the pervert, the illegal immigrant. All of them are better than everybody else. Sick. Everything is upside down."
    On the March 16 broadcast of his radio show, Savage played audio clips from Barbara Walters' interview with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, portions of which aired on the March 16 edition of ABC's Good Morning America, and called her a "double-talking slut." Savage added: "She's an empty mind-slut. She'd peddle anything for a ratings point." Savage went on to call Walters a "mental prostitute" and said, "I think that the woman is vermin. I think she's dirt."
    On the February 26 broadcast of his radio show, after playing an audio clip of the beginning of singer Melissa Etheridge's acceptance speech at the Academy Awards in which she thanked her wife and four children, Savage said: "I don't like a woman married to a woman. It makes me want to puke. ... I want to vomit when I hear it. I think it's child abuse." Savage later similarly stated: "I want to puke when I hear about a woman married to a woman raising children because, frankly, I think that it's child abuse to do that to children without their permission. What does a child know? Ask them when they're 16 whether they want to be raised by two lesbians or two men," adding: "What are the two men doing behind the other wall? You think the children don't hear it?"
    On the February 7 broadcast of his radio show, Savage claimed that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice "was chosen by George Bush as part of an affirmative action program in order to make his Cabinet look like America" and called her "a schoolmarm who has been pushed up the ladder all of her life because of social engineering." Savage also stated that President Bush's secretary of state "should have been a man because he would have more respect in the Middle East than does a woman to begin with."
    On the January 15 edition of his radio show, in a monologue about Martin Luther King Day, Savage called "civil rights" a "con" and asserted: "It's a racket that is used to exploit primarily heterosexual, Christian, white males' birthright and steal from them what is their birthright and give it to people who didn't qualify for it." Savage then said, "Take a guess out of whose hide all of these rights are coming. ... [T]here is only one group that is targeted, and that group are white, heterosexual males." He added: "They are the new witches being hunted by the illiberal left using the guise of civil rights and fairness to women and whatnot."
    On the November 27, 2006, edition of his radio show, Savage declared that in order to "save the United States," lawmakers should institute "an outright ban on Muslim immigration" into the country. Savage also recommended making "the construction of mosques illegal in America, and the speaking of English only in the streets of the United States the law."
    On the November 13, 2006, edition of his radio show, Savage declared that "[t]he radical homosexual agenda will not stop until religion is outlawed in this county," adding that gay people "threaten your very survival." Savage also stated that homosexuals are "all not nice decorators" and warned: "Gay marriage is just the tip of the iceberg. They want full and total subjugation of this society to their agenda."
    On the October 23, 2006, edition of his radio show, Savage said of Ethiopians: "The people down there have flies around their eyes," adding, "I never went into an Ethiopian restaurant. The Ethiopians come here to eat American food." Earlier in the broadcast, while discussing Ramadan and the continued violence in Iraq, Savage suggested that Islam is "a bloodthirsty religion that's practiced over there by a bunch of throwbacks, and we're gonna to kill 'em." Savage called for the United States to say: "That's it, we're leaving them; we're killing them."
    On the September 21, 2006, edition of his radio show, Savage claimed that the "average prostitute" is "more reliable and more honest than most U.S. senators wearing a dress."
    On the September 12, 2006, edition of The Savage Nation, Savage claimed that "we" were "told" that "before Barbara Boxer [D-CA]... before Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] ... [and] before Hillary [Rodham] Clinton [D-NY] became ... U.S. senator[s], that when women became senators, we'd have a kinder, gentler Senate." Instead, Savage said, the Senate has become "more vicious and more histrionic than ever, specifically because women have been injected into" it.
    On the August 7, 2006, edition of his radio program, Savage declared that CNN hosts Wolf Blitzer and Larry King "look like the type that would have pushed Jewish children into the oven to stay alive one more day to entertain the Nazis." Savage remarked that Blitzer "will do the astonishing act of being the type that would stick Jewish children into a gas chamber to stay alive another day. He's probably the most despicable man in the media next to Larry King ... a close runner-up." Savage opined: "The reason they curry favor with the turbaned hoodlums is to gain access to the turbanned hoodlums, domestic and foreign, for their news shows. They need more turbanned hoodlums to build ratings."
    On the July 28, 2006, edition of his radio show, Savage predicted Israel is "going to lose in Lebanon" unless it wins a "devastating, catastrophic, overwhelming victory" in which "nothing is left living in southern Lebanon, south of the Litani River." Later in the program, Savage chastised the Israeli government for displaying a "Holocaust mentality" by shying away from his proposed course for victory, adding that Israel cannot continue to "live" unless it "frees itself of the men who are acting as though they are still hiding in the sewers of Warsaw" and "act[ing] like Holocaust Jews hiding in the sewer."
    On the July 24, 2006, edition of radio program, Savage declared that Blitzer is "the type who would have let children into the gas chamber in order to stay alive an extra day." Savage accused Blitzer of being "anti-Semitic ... anti-Jewish, and pro-Arab" because he "doesn't want to appear too Jewish ... and too pro-Jewish."
    During the April 10, 2006, broadcast of his radio program, Savage warned political leaders not to sympathize with illegal immigrants, whom he described as "vermin." Savage stated: "If you take to the streets with the vermin who are trying to dictate to us how we should run America, even though they're not even entitled to vote or be here, you're going to be thrown out of office." Savage added that Americans are "craving leadership" because "[f]eminism is destroying America. Homosexuality is destroying America. Weepy liberalism is destroying America."
    On the May 21, 2004, Savage Nation, Savage expressed disdain for a newspaper article about "what breeds of dogs came first" that did not include that "the Asians still chew 'em [dogs] up."
    On his May 11 and May 12, 2004, radio shows, Savage called Arabs "non-humans" and "racist, fascist bigots"; asserted that Americans would like to "drop a nuclear weapon" on any Arab country; and that "these people" in the Middle East "need to be forcibly converted to Christianity" in order to "turn them into human beings."
    Michael Smerconish

    Substituting for host Bill O'Reilly on the April 4, 2006, broadcast of Westwood One's The Radio Factor, nationally syndicated radio host Michael Smerconish repeatedly discussed "the sissification of America," claiming that political correctness has made the United States "a nation of sissies." Smerconish also claimed, several times, that this "sissification" and "limp-wristedness" is "compromising our ability to win the war on terror."
    On the November 23, 2005, broadcast of The Radio Factor, while guest-hosting, Smerconish took issue with a decision by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to provide a designated prayer area at Giants Stadium. The decision was in response to a September 19 incident involving the FBI's detention and questioning of five Muslim men who were observed praying near the stadium's main air duct during a New York Giants football game. Smerconish stated: "I just think that's [the men's public praying] wrong. I just think they're playing a game of, you know, mind blank with the audience. And that they should know better four years removed from September 11."
    On the November 23, 2005, edition of The Radio Factor, Smerconish interviewed Soo Kim Abboud, author of Top of the Class: How Asian Parents Raise High Achievers -- and How You Can Too (Penguin, 2005). Smerconish asserted that "if everyone follows Dr. Abboud's prescription ... you're going to have women who will leave the home and now get a great-paying job, because you will have gotten them well educated." He continued, "But then they're not going to be around to instill these lessons in their kids. In other words, it occurs to me that perhaps you've provided a prescription to bring this great success to an end."
    John Gibson

    On the May 11, 2006, edition of Fox News' The Big Story, host John Gibson advised viewers during the "My Word" segment of his program to "[d]o your duty. Make more babies." He then cited a May 10 article, which reported that nearly half of all children under the age of five in the United States are minorities. Gibson added: "By far, the greatest number [of children under five] are Hispanic. You know what that means? Twenty-five years and the majority of the population is Hispanic." Gibson later claimed: "To put it bluntly, we need more babies." Then, referring to Russia's projected decline in population, Gibson claimed: "So far, we are doing our part here in America but Hispanics can't carry the whole load. The rest of you, get busy. Make babies, or put another way -- a slogan for our times: 'procreation not recreation'."

    Bsinrod I am bringing to Mr Cox's attention that you are posting the same, long, annoying cut-and-paste in multiple threads. It is up to him what to do about it.

    I suppose I would say the same think I always say in this regard.

    This is OLBERMANNwatch not BECKwatch or LIMBAUGHwatch or O'REILLYwatch, etc...

    Barry's point seems to be that it's OK for Keith to do his shtick because he believes he has examples of what he think is worse behavior. In other words, this is just your typical "moral relativism" from a liberal.

    The problem Barry is that NONE of this behavior is particularly civil and should not be condoned so pointing fingers does not do much to address the difference.

    More to the point, whether Michael Savage said X or Neil Boortz said Y has nothing to do with what NBC executives have been talking about this week. For a good part of this week we heard from senior executives at NBC News talking about journalistic integrity and the "trust" given them by the American people, and the legacy they all have to protect the good name of NBC News. Keith Olbermann is a news anchor on a news channel that is part of NBC News. He has been posturing all week as some sort of beacon of journalistic integrity.

    These people need to take the splinter out of their own eye before criticizing others they believe to be worse rather than engage in a pathetic attempt to justify their own shoddy performance. Dan Abrams sought to deflect criticism by accusing John Gibson of being a racist. Keith Olbermann has sought to do the same by branding all conservative talk show hosts as racist.

    I do not believe that people who benefited directly from the Imus show for years should now feel they are in some position of moral superiority because after TEN YEARS they finally decided that it was not appropriate to air Imus as part of their news programming.

    You have excellent copy and paste skills there "Name". But why didn't you credit the Huffington Post where you got this stuff from? Is it because you know and everyone else knows it's a leftist leaning website that often uses less than credible sources and then tries to pass them off as "news"? You know, just like your hero Olby tries to pass off blog opinions as NEWS on his amusing little biased-opinion fest disgused as a newscast.

    One more thing, are the AP, NYT , Newsweek etc NOT CREDIBLE SOURCES?
    Posted by:below average mexican patty at May 28, 2007 11:37 AM

    No, they're not credible sources, especially the old york times. Why didn't you include your favorite source, the bbc? Keep yur face buried in all of the left wing propoganda you can find, it shows your intelligence. Thanks Bob!

    ... they're not credible sources ....

    In other words, if it doesn't come from Hannity or Wiener, it cannot be believed. When will you people understand this.

    You meant "paper of lies." I'll let it slide, though.