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    Olbermann Watch, "persecuting" Keith since 2004


    May 2, 2007
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - May 2, 2007

    "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)

    Host: Keith Olbermann

    Topics/Guests:

    • IRAQ BILL: Richard Wolffe, Newsweek chief White House correspondent and MSNBC political analyst; Chris Cillizza, washingtonpost.com
    • ATTORNEY GENERAL ALBERTO GONZALEZ: Jonathan Turley, George Washington University law professor and constitutional law expert
    • "AMERICAN IDOL": Maria Milito, radio host

    Keith Olbermann, alone in believing he can paint the failure of Congress to fund the troops in Iraq as Bush's fault, continued his "Bush holds troops hostages meme". No surprise Keith jumped on the chance to portray the attack on police by May Day protesters in Los Angeles as "excessive force" by the cops who were "out of contral - again" against something called "immigration activists". Last time we checked immigration was still permitted under U.S. law. Does Keith mean "illegal immigration activists"? In another shot against Don Imus, Keith equates a lawsuit from Imus against CBS over his firing to a $67 million lawsuit over a pair of pants lost by a dry cleaners in DC. And finally, more filler in the form of "coverage" of American Idol - this time "the shark has been jumped" because President Bush and the First Lady appeared to thank viewers for supporting a major fundraising initiative organized by Simon Cowell. Hmmmm. President Clinton runs a fundraiser and Keith hand him a check on-air. President Bush thanks people for supporting a charity and Keith attacks. Only on OlbyPlanet is thanking people for donating to charity a bad thing.

    Anyone else notice Keith's increasing reliance on a new "voice"? It seems to have evolved shortly after his interview of Harry Shearer - a sort of gravely imitation of Shearer doing "Mr. Burns" of The Simpsons.

    UPDATE: Video & Transcript below

    #5 Story - Once again, if you support the War in Iraq you are mentally ill - "delusional". If you believe that al Qaeda is a real threat, or operating in Iraq, or wants to kill Americans, you are a terrorist. In a rather bizarre comparison, Keith asks whether Baghdad is becoming East St. Louis. I'm not sure where he was going with that but my family is FROM St. Louis and the only thing that comes to mind about East St. Louis is that for many years it was had a high crime rate and it has a rather large African-American population. Careful Keith! Remember Imus! Keith continues to be puzzled why Bush keeps "attempting" to link al Qaeda and Iraq on the same day MSNBC has been running stories about whether or not the head of al Qaeda in Iraq was killed and how al Qaeda is responsible for the most spectacular attacks in Iraq, all against Shia's in an attempt to foment civil war. Bush MUST be delusional if he is talking about the same thing being broadcast on NBC News. The highlight is Wolffe disparaging U.S. troops to Keith's nodding agreement:

    "This is a conflict that American troops are not capable of fighting successfully and not trained for" - Richard Wolffe

    Story #4 - The Republican Debate. Keith, once again demonstrating his political acumen, notes that new poll data showing McCain doing well among independents in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina is significant because they are "not just key primary states" (Iowa is a caucus not a primary) "they are also among the few where independents can cross lines and vote for a Republican or a Democrat in a primary or a caucus" (Keith corrects his first error but makes another - an independent voter does not "cross lines" to vote in a Republican or Democrat election; a Republican voting Democrat or a Democrat voting Republican is said to "cross lines"). This might explain why NBC is promoting the GOP Debate in California as "moderated by Chris Matthews" with no mention of Keith "I don't vote" Olbermann. KO has been reduced to hosting something called "Countdown TO THE DEBATE".

    Story #3 - GonzoGate. ZZZZZ. The serious Dems and the MSM have all but given up on forcing the resignation of Alberto Gonzales but Keith twists Jonathon Turley's arm to get him to appear on television and proclaim more high crimes and misdemeanors from the Bush administration. Turley himself recognized what a sanctimonious bore he has become, prefacing his usual pollyannish spiel with "once again I feel like I'm a broken record". Apparently it never occurs to Turley to decline an invitation to appear on Countdown when he has NOTHING NEW TO ADD! Tonight, Turley discovers that the Bush administration has installed supporters of President Bush in government jobs!!! Stop the presses. New headline: "Elected politicians using their office to hire their supporters - Turley reveals all". According to Turley, Bush has not only violated the law but undermined the very spirit upon which the country was founded. Last night Turley compared the Bush administration to Soviet Kommisars, tonight the Bush administration are "like Baathists - loyal to some supreme leader". This entirely new phenomenon, created out of whole cloth by George W. Bush, the placing of members of one's own political party in government jobs, has undone CENTURIES of tradition (apparently Olby's resident Constitutional Scholar is not familiar with Marbury v. Madison.

    Under the administrations of Washington and his successor, John Adams, only members of the ruling Federalist Party were appointed to the bench, and under the terms of the Constitution, they held office for life during "good behavior." Thus, when the opposing Republicans won the election of 1800, the Jeffersonians found that while they controlled the presidency and Congress, the Federalists still dominated the judiciary.

    That damn Washington! Jeez, just imagine if Turley was appearing on Ye Olde Countdown back in the day. He could have really nailed that other George! In TurleyWorld, if not for President Bush, America would be a Utopian paradise where only the most pure, most talented persons (as determined by Turley, of course) would hold government jobs, ruled over by a Philosopher King (Olbermann?).

    [note: I am adding the clip of this Q&A below because it such a remarkably naive and idiotic statement from Turley that readers deserve the pleasure of viewing it themselves]

    NEWSMAKERS - Lo! and behold, Fox News made the list for accidentally airing video of Keith Olbermann during the Neil Cavuto show. Sharp viewers will note that after an alert Olbermann Watch reader caught the Countdown staff lifting content from Olbermann Watch without attribution (they later gave attribution), they ran the version of the screen grab put up by TVNewser. So, they dropped our high-quality image and replaced it with a faded, low-resolution, poorly cropped image. Darn! It appears we were a little too quick to point out the provenance of the screen grab as our version would almost certainly have been the one used on Countdown. Either way, no credit to the source of the image they used (TVN) or the source for the story (ICN and OW working jointly) in either case - typical Olbermann.

    #2 - Imus Lawsuit. Forget the lawsuit for a moment, Keith Olbermann is STILL attempting to portray the decision by CBS Radio to fire Imus as somehow being driven by MSNBC's decision to fire Imus. Hello! Both MSNBC and CBS Radio fired Imus for the same reason - advertisers, pressured by self-appointed black leaders, bailed on Imus. Until that happened both companies were working WITH Imus to keep him on the air. Hey Keith, maybe you forgot but the week after the Imus comments your network SUSPENDED Imus and the GM of your network took over the April 9th 9 PM time slot to DEFEND the suspension as sufficient "punishment" for Imus' alleged transgressions. Your network also agreed to keep Imus on the air the rest of that week BEFORE the suspension would begin so he could do a fundraiser for his ranch in New Mexico (among other charities). Oh, and one last thing - you failed to even mention the Imus incident on your show until he had been suspended and even then refused to condemn him or MSNBC or CBS for keeping him on the air. So, can you PLEASE spare us the faux moral outrage on this one. Your usual special comments dribble attacking Republicans is more than sufficient to keep the frothing Kossacks content.

    WPIW (today its really a Think Progress minute) - Bill O'Reilly gets attack # 179 (Think Progress), Chase Bank mimicking WTC "shafts of light" memorial (we have to agree with Keith on this one although we've not seen the ad itself), Paul Harvey (Think Progress). Paul Harvey? Isn't that like naming your grandfather WPIW?

    #1 - President Bush on American Idol. Keith spent the remainder of the show attacking Bush for appearing on American Idol to "burnish his image" with the "only people still listening to him". Gee, most of the country saw President Bush and the First Lady make a good-natured appearance, poking fun at the President for his recent "dance" routine at a White House "awareness event", to thank supporters of a major charity drive by the show's producers which brought together some of the biggest names in entertainment and raised over $60 mm dollars. Keith just sees hate. Must be those new glasses. American Idol Prince Mario Malito was so angry she forget to vote! Wow! That IS angry. God forbid this self-important radio DJ and "incisive" media critic not vote for American Idol one week. She was also angry that last week Idol paired Celine Dion with Elvis Presley. And Presley is angry from the grave over Bush appearing on Idol (except that Presley was a Republican and a Nixon supporter when alive). And she is...well...just ANGRY!!! Simon Cowell, that bastard who used his show to raise tens of millions dollars for the less fortunate kissed a contestant. And she's angy about that too. Keith and Mario agree that Bush should not have appeared THIS week. He should have appeared LAST week DURING the charity drive. Of course, had Bush done so they would be this week talking about the charity drive only raised $60 million and, given Bush's poll numbers, that means that they could have raised $150 million but Bush "alienated" donors or some such dribble. It reminds me of how much liberals love Ronald Reagan and Bush 41 when they could find contrasts between them and Bush 43. Mario closes with her own version of "investigative reporting". She forwarded Keith a link to some YouTube video of Paula Adbul on QVC and from that she and Keith were able to deduce that Abdul was committing a crime while on-air; being under the influence of marijuana. What, no "allegedly"? Apparently on OlbyPlanet its OK to defame people so long as they were for Rupert Murdoch. At least Keith didn't label Abdul a "whore" or a "slut". And did I mention that Mario Malito is angry. Well he/she is!!!

    And a programming note: There was a mixup last night and so this Countdown Roundup was actually produced the following morning (for good order's sake the time stamped was changed to last night). For those wondering, J$ has been in the process of moving to his new apartment at 200 E. 69th Street in Manhattan. He ought to be settled in by the weekend and back at the helm doing the Countdown Roundups by Monday.

    NAME

    Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name skyrocketed to #2,108 at amazon.com after the price for a used copy plummeted to $2.99. "Culture Warrior" is #278. Think about that. O'Reilly's book has been out for more than 7 months and is still ranked higher on Amazon that Keith's book was ten days after its initial release. Now that's staying power. The OlbyTome drifted down to #5,066 at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #495 there, and been heralded as one of the top five books of 2006 per Publishers Weekly. Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 1 [GUARDED]

    Video: Jonathon Turley says Bush has undermined CENTURIES of tradition of keeping politics out of government appointments. Huh?

    UPDATE: Video & Transcript

    Read the transcript to the Wednesday show


    Posted by Robert Cox | Permalink | Comments (61) | | View blog reactions
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    Paul Harvey?! That's low, even for you, Keef.

    Good job on the summary.

    Just think of the spineless Democrats like John Edwards and Barack Obama who ran from the Fox News debate like the impotent weaklings they are, yet the Republicans without blinking walk onto a debate stage tonight controlled by MSNBC, Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann.

    I bet Olbermann is doubling his diaper tonight.

    Need I say more about which party the men in U.S. politics reside!

    Who is Keith Olberman?

    Just watch the difference in tone and the content of the questions. It will be night and day different then the dem "debate" last week. You're right 186, the repubs aren't afraid of nobody. The puffers said they didn't "need" Fox News, in regards to declining the debate hosted by Fox. Cowards!

    royalking,

    It's not cowardly to refuse to reward a network composed of liars for lying about them. If someone injures you, do you help them to make more money? Well, you would, son. Halliburton has been stealing from this country for years and you'd fellate them at the drop of a hat...

    The democrats took a brave stance, child. Stating that they are cowards doesn't make them cowards...even if you want it to really badly...

    I would encourage folks who read the post when I first put it up to go back over it. Since it was late I was writing and posting the in progress version over the roughly 2 hour period when i was writing the post so there have been edits and additions.

    I would particularly draw your attention to what Turley had to say about how Bush making political appointments has undermined centuries of tradition and compare that to a case that any Constitutional Scholar would call the single most important case ever decided by the Supreme Court, Marbury v. Madison (the case that established the concept of judicial review, the power of the court to declare a law unconstitutional). The issue in the case revolved around George Washington and John Adams only appointing members of their own party (Federalists) to the Federal Judiciary and an attempt by Thomas Jefferson to undo that.

    In other words, Turley's notion that a President placing members of his own party in jobs within the government IS the tradition - and it goes back centuries; his cuckoo idea that there was some "golden age" when this sort of thing did not happen is complete and utter baloney.


    Cox,

    The federal prosecutor firings are not being looked into because of constitutionality. They are being looked into because these prosecutors were doing their jobs and prosecuting corrupt (any other kind?) Republicans. Also, the fact has emerged that they could've been fired for not indicting people baselessly for voter fraud...

    Nice summary Robert. It's like watching the "deplorable one", without actually having to watch the idiot.

    Great supporting evidence on your points. Olbyplanet is a unique place....They shold put an NBC store on Olbyplanet....

    Can't we sell "I'm with stupid" T-shirts of Keith Olbermann ??

    When is Johnny $ coming back? Is Johnny $ coming back? We appreciate Ed's and Robert's recap, but J$ truely is the best at doing these. He is the "IMUS" of OW recaps.

    sorry, nevermind, I just read the end of the recap. Happy moving Johnny $!

    Johnny is great, but Robert did a nice factual job. I felt like i was watching Citizen Keith.

    Why am I NOT SURPRISED Cee would be the most ardent believer in the OW Myths? Cee does like his myths, doesn't he?

    Myth:

    4-Attacking OW is the same as defending Keith.

    Proof:

    “I enjoy seeing the evidence that those who hold to Olbermann's world-view seem as confused, unhinged and conflicted as the leftist cariciture, the same....Keith Olbermann.”

    Where is the ‘evidence’ I hold Olbermann’s ‘world-view’? Yes, in Cee’s Black vs White, Good vs Evil, Left vs Right, With Us or Against Us world there can be nothing else. Sorry Cee, it IS POSSIBLE to think you AND Olbermann are BOTH full of hot air.

    “LMAO even obtusely admits this in #3 on the list.”

    Obtusely admits? I’ve never said anything to the contrary. I’ve never said Olbermann was anything but biased. Actually it was you who ‘obtusely admitted’ Fox News does the same thing, and Savage, Hannity, Et Al are cut from the same cloth as Keith. No argument here. You’re the one proudly displaying your partisanship by calling out the liberal on the list.

    Myth:

    1-Although OW would like to characterize it’s website as Fans of KO vs Detractors of KO, it’s actually just a Left vs Right slugfest.

    Proof:

    “Oh, BTW leftists....So now that the American left has been defeated in their pathetic attempts to end the Iraq war with the blessed and honorable constitutional actions of President Bush, what will they do to end the war now?.....”

    Great Thanks for proving my point Cee, I knew I could count on you!

    “As you continue to contradict yourself in the same posts…”

    Mind pointing out the contradiction? You’re the one who ERRONIOUSLY ASSUMES I hate Fox, I hate O’Reilly, and I’m Liberal. Wrong! Wrong! And Wrong! I actually watch O’Reilly more often than Olbermann. That is to say, not very much.


    “Classic Mike....wants his cake and eat it too....I support the troops but not the war....”

    Classic Cee…Thinking there is only one way to ‘support the troops’ : his way. Actually Cee, you’re NOT supporting the troops, you’re supporting the president and the president only. Pretending to be smart AND The Decider’s biggest cheerleader is sort of like wanting your cake and eating it too, if it wasn’t already all over your face, that is. Nice job Cee, partisanship at it’s finest. At least you still have your ‘Support the Troops’ bumper sticker.

    Laughing My Ass Off at how Cee posts on an Olbermann Bashing Website to show his 'Support for the Troops.'

    Wow! Cox just blocked my post...

    He's becoming just as much a coward as O'Reilly...

    "Only on OlbyPlanet is thanking people for donating to charity a bad thing."

    Actually Rosie and Joy Blowhard attacked Bush for the same thing on the Spew so Olbermann is in good company. This is just more proof that Rosie and Keith get their marching orders from the same socialist.

    A Halliburton subsidiary agreed to pay the government $8 million to resolve accusations of overbilling related to the firm's work for the Army in the Balkans, the Justice Department said yesterday.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/29/AR2006112901305.html

    Administrative overhead accounted for more than half the costs that a Halliburton Co. subsidiary passed on to the government under a key contract to restore Iraq's oil industry, a figure that critics said was unusually high.

    A report released yesterday by the inspector general's office overseeing Iraq spending found that at least 55 percent, or $163 million, of $296 million in total costs rung up by Halliburton unit KBR went to expenses such as back-office support, transportation and security. That percentage was significantly higher than it was on work by other firms in Iraq, and experts said it is far above what is typically found on a government contract.

    The findings are the latest that call into question KBR's work under the deal, which required the company to rehabilitate oil facilities in southern Iraq. Under the contract's terms, KBR is reimbursed for its costs and then receives a percentage for profit on top, an arrangement that critics contend has given the firm an incentive to run up its bills.

    According to internal government documents released in March, auditors found that the company had repeatedly overcharged the government by, among other things, billing for work it didn't actually do and paying suppliers more than they were owed. Meanwhile, work schedules slid and company officials balked at requests for accurate cost estimates. At one point, officials threatened to terminate the deal. Instead, KBR -- which has received more money from the Iraq war effort than any other firm -- was allowed to keep the contract and is now winding up work.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/24/AR2006102401237_pf.html

    blindrat

    assrat, can you post any evidence of FOX lying?

    bush,

    "...The preoccupation with ballot fraud in Missouri was part of a wider national effort that included stiffer voter-identification requirements, wholesale purges of names from lists of registered voters and tight policing of liberal get-out-the-vote drives. That effort, critics charge, was aimed at protecting the Republican majority in Congress by dampening Democratic turnout.

    Bush administration officials deny that claim. But it has gotten traction in recent weeks because three of the U.S. attorneys ousted by the Justice Department charge that they lost their jobs because they failed to prove Republican allegations of voter fraud. They say that, instead, their inquiries actually found little evidence to support the claims..."

    http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/165463.html

    How you know you're an OlbyLoon, Example #923:

    You add a comment to a blog post saying "Wow! Cox just blocked my post..."

    As an OlbyLoon, you are not capable of understanding that if you are being blocked from the site there is no point to posting ANOTHER comment claiming you are being blocked because no one will be able to read.

    NOTE TO NON-LOONS: Olbermann Watch does not "block" comments, we have a free and open forum where even idiots like blindrat are free to comment.

    "In other words, Turley's notion that a President placing members of his own party in jobs within the government IS the tradition - and it goes back centuries; his cuckoo idea that there was some "golden age" when this sort of thing did not happen is complete and utter baloney."

    The point of the Gonzalez affair is not about appointing who you want. The point is about pressuring the appointees to bring or drop particular cases in particular places to help your election chances. And then firing them if they don't act in ways that you think aids your chances.

    All of the fired USA's either failed to bring bogus "election fraud" cases, investigated Republicans, or failed to push forward investigations of Democrats in time for elections. It is also about appointing underqualified but loyal new people without Senate review. All that is new, and for all the noise, that is what it is about. Why can't DOJ come up with anyone who knew at the time why Carol Lam was being fired? Why can't they even come up with the person who made the decision?

    This isn't about regular appointments, it's about irregular firing and irregular appointments. It is common to fire most or all of the previous appointees on a change of admin. it is extremely uncommon to fire some within a term, except in clear cases of malfeasance. The DOJ to this day cannot explain why these people were fired. Or to put it more accurately, they have come up with several different reasons at different points, but cannot show that these reasons were understood at the time of the firing by the people who ostensibly made the decisions.

    Now throw in another new wrinkle, that before the firings the DOJ inserted a clause in Patriot II allowing Bush to appoint emmergency USA's without Senate review. Who put that in? A junior staffer is the answer. Why? No one knows, he just felt like it. Right.

    This may never come to the strict level of illegality, but don't try to say it doesn't ethically smell and that it's par for the course. It ain't.

    Cox,

    Funny...

    When I posted my comment, I got a screen saying that my post was being checked and would be posted when it was "convenient", son...

    Meanwhile, "George Bush" posted several times. Try not lying so much. People will know that you are a Republican, son...

    "That effort, critics charge, was aimed at protecting the Republican majority in Congress by dampening Democratic turnout."
    Blindrat

    Love that term "critics charge" in your little smear article from a left wing hit piece. The fairy tale of voter intimidation by Republicans is just that, a fairy tale. If you are dumb enough to be intimidated by Republicans, then you don't deserve to vote. The fact is the ACORN had dead people, felons, "un-documented workers", and people from Illinois voting for democrats in Missouri. Even the left wing KC star wrote about that. Keep living in your fantasy world.

    My dear LMAO....your reading comprehension is very poor.....

    "Myth 4-Attacking OW is the same as defending Keith."

    Please explain to me how the quote you used:

    "I enjoy seeing the evidence that those who hold to Olbermann's world-view SEEM AS confused, unhinged and conflicted as the leftist cariciture, the same....Keith Olbermann"

    proves I believe attackig OW is the same as defending Keith. You are really not trying hard enough, LMAO.

    Also, LMAO....for a GUY (again I want to be accurate), who demands such perfection form those he is laughing at....please provide me an example (proof) of the following claim....

    "You’re the one who ERRONIOUSLY ASSUMES I hate Fox, I hate O’Reilly, and I’m Liberal."

    ?got it?

    Poor LMAO, tries getting his EGO stroked here at OW but he climaxes too soon!

    Factor,

    I guess you couldn't read further: "...But it has gotten traction in recent weeks because three of the U.S. attorneys ousted by the Justice Department charge that they lost their jobs because they failed to prove Republican allegations of voter fraud. They say that, instead, their inquiries actually found little evidence to support the claims..."

    That pretty much invalidates your last two sentences, son...

    BU$HWIPE$!!!
    HA! I firsted BU$HWIPE$ again. It is just so damn clever. Funny how you BU$HWIPE$ can't first like I can.
    Or has Average American Douchie finally figured out that he is a moron and that saying BU$HWIPE$ in every post is weak and stupid?

    "1-Although OW would like to characterize it’s website as Fans of KO vs Detractors of KO, it’s actually just a Left vs Right slugfest."

    LMAO....What posters choose to comment on here at OW is often "right vs. left." However, many of my posts have been specific to Olbermann's lack of journlistic standards and professionalism...In fact one of my posts you selected snipets from contained many examples of Olbermann's deficiencies as a self proclaimed objective journalist from the cloth of Ed Murrow....You just seem to ignored those parts.

    Again, when one pleasures himself he often overlooks things.

    Try harder, LMAO.

    Factor, the sac bee is definately anti-Bush and would publish anything to smear Bush. Every day front page news is defending the enemy. I've lost track of how many stories they have ran with that were only to be re-tracted later on, outright lies.

    cee, there is rarely a day that goes by that LAMO isn't claiming to be a conservative and he doesn't defend Ulbermahn. It kinda makes one wonder why he keeps bringing it up. Who cares? I don't.

    Factor,

    I guess you couldn't read further: "...But it has gotten traction in recent weeks because three of the U.S. attorneys ousted by the Justice Department charge that they lost their jobs because they failed to prove Republican allegations of voter fraud. They say that, instead, their inquiries actually found little evidence to support the claims..."

    That pretty much invalidates your last two sentences, son...

    Posted by: blindrat at May 3, 2007 2:22 PM

    What a surprise, they could not prove voter fraud when they didn't even investigate it.
    What a shocker also that they would complain about getting fired. Surprise, Surprise. I don't know anyone who ever complains about getting fired.

    "...After Graves quit, the White House nominated Bradley Schlozman as an interim replacement. Schlozman had worked in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and was involved in a federal lawsuit filed in November 2005 accusing Missouri of failing to properly maintain its voter registration rolls.

    Two weeks ago a federal judge ruled for the state, saying she found no evidence of major voter fraud in Missouri..."

    http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/87005.html

    I can always back up my claims, son...

    "...After Graves quit, the White House nominated Bradley Schlozman as an interim replacement. Schlozman had worked in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and was involved in a federal lawsuit filed in November 2005 accusing Missouri of failing to properly maintain its voter registration rolls.

    Two weeks ago a federal judge ruled for the state, saying she found no evidence of major voter fraud in Missouri..."

    http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/87005.html

    I can always back up my claims, son...

    Posted by: blindrat at May 3, 2007 2:53 PM

    Your own article shows you are a liar. Graves didn't investigate voter fraud. The lawsuit filed by Scholzman in November 2005 was dismissed but Scholzman is investigating a claim in 2006 against ACORN. A judge threw out his 2005 claim. Graves didn't even investigate voter fraud.

    Factor,

    The article wasn't for you. It was for royalking, son...

    You have to prove to me that the voter fraud was never investigated, child. Because, when a U.S. attorney, under oath, uses the term "found little evidence", this implies an investigation...

    I gave you proof, do the same. I prefer AP, CNN or a city newspaper...

    "I gave you proof, do the same. I prefer AP, CNN or a city newspaper..."

    I thought you wanted proof not left wing propaganda.
    You might not want to post the link to your artical after you twist it to fit your own facts. Someone might read it and get the truth.

    Factor,

    I accept your surrender...

    Surrender?
    Your article proves:
    Graves didn't investigate voter fraud.
    The White said they were going to fire him because of it.
    Graves quit because he was going to be fired.
    Scholzman filed a case in 2005 because of fraudulent elections rolls.
    A Federal judge threw that case out because she didn't find "significant voter fraud". (We don't know her politics)
    Scholzman is investigating a 2006 case against ACORN for election fraud.

    What exactly did the Bush administration do that was illegal?

    Bob,

    After Olbermann talked with Chris Cillizza, he did a promo about tonight's debates. During that he said quite clearly that the GOP candidates were "lying to...trying to...break away from the pack." I have the show on tivo and he says it quite clearly.

    The transcripts of the show are out and here's how the comment was transcribed:

    "....our own Chris Matthews, along with Politico.com, moderating the 90-minute GOP debate, 10 candidates trying to, trying to, break away from the pack."

    That ain't it went down.... Olbermann explicitly said "...lying to, trying to...".

    As the campaign goes on, the myth that this DNC shill is onlly critical of the war and the Bush Administration but otherwise objective and nonpolitical, will be laid completely to rest.

    blindrat,

    You keep posting comments that you are being blocked. Thank you for providing us a terrific example of OlbyLogic.

    Bob

    PS, we upgraded the Movable Type software as part of the re-launch in March. That message is a default message that pops up when you post too quickly or otherwise do something the software perceives as "spam". I do not know how or why it puts up that message but I just checked the admin section of the site (which you cannot see) and there are NO comments from you being "held for moderation" so not only are your comments not being blocked they are not even being put into moderation. If you really believe there is some important missive from you that needs to be on Olbermann Watch then by all means email it to me and I will post it for you.

    assrat, can you post any evidence of FOX lying?

    Still waiting for some proof!

    "As the campaign goes on, the myth that this DNC shill is onlly critical of the war and the Bush Administration but otherwise objective and nonpolitical, will be laid completely to rest."

    Ah, if only that golden day would hurry here. Then we can pull down the statue, and a flower of cable-news democracy will bloom in the desert. All of our sweat and toil will be ended. Oh, happy happy day, when only the Fox gives partisan sway!

    On an aside, thanks for "pulling my coat" (as Malcolm X used to say) to Stephanie Miller. I'm onboard that train... whooooo whooooo.

    Tucker Carlson was very good today too in the old Imus timeslot, VOK.

    He's very smart and funny and the atmosphere was comfortable and low-key.

    Willie Geist is a suitably smart-aleck cohort for that time slot too.

    Stephanie Miller transalates to tv so well that I'm sure she'll be given a show by some channel, if she wants to make that move.

    Just some more information on CJ, who would not toot his own horn but just do what is honorable. He established this website.


    http://www.theyhavenames.com/

    Cecelia,

    Willie Geist is on the last few minutes of Tucker each weekday. I hope he gets properly noticed! I like Tucker and hope the time slot works. I used to watch Imus, when the kids weren't around and didn't realize Tucker was now in that slot.

    "Oh, happy happy day, when only the Fox gives partisan sway!"


    Oh, happy day when last we see, that more than FOX held partisan glee...

    Sharon,

    I'm a Tucker fan too. This was the first day Tucker has filled in on Imus' old slot.

    I miss Imus! Too bad he couldn't have been publicly flogged or something and then allowed to move on.

    Thanks so much for CJ's weblink!

    So --- are we formally past the Eschatz madness? I never was so insulted to have that kid play with Olbermann Watch stalling the episode summaries for hours, not putting any pictures in the summary and blaming his lateness on Obsesive Compulsive Disorder. I am all for having new people that are against Keith Olbermann do the episode summaries of Countdown, but please --- make it a person who will do it fast and orderly. Please ! He also called the New York Sun a "blue news source" when we all know that newspaper leans far to the right. I do not know what they were doing propping up an attack on Rudy Giuliani. Probably because he is too lefty.

    I think a year suspension w/o pay or something along those lines should have been the punishment. CBS knew full well what he was about. I always enjoyed when Pat Buchanan was on, as well as many others. I have to go to soccer practice-

    "Stephanie Miller transalates to tv so well"

    Amen sister. Not that I watch tv at all except for sports. But that whooo whoooo wasn't just for the train. I'm a listenin' to the podcast on my way to work now and it saves me from the clearchannel hour of hate and racism that is popular in my burgh (and the only thing that comes in.)

    Amen sister. Not that I watch tv at all except for sports. But that whooo whoooo wasn't just for the train. I'm a listenin' to the podcast on my way to work now and it saves me from the clearchannel hour of hate and racism that is popular in my burgh (and the only thing that comes in.)

    Posted by: VOK at May 3, 2007 7:03 PM


    The Miller program did a parody this past week with Dick Cheney as Darth Vader, heavy breathing, the whole bit, that was skewering but not ham-handed at the same time.

    They have a very "it's a crazy world" sort of touch too, that plays well across the board.

    Factor, the sac bee is definately anti-Bush and would publish anything to smear Bush. Every day front page news is defending the enemy. I've lost track of how many stories they have ran with that were only to be re-tracted later on, outright lies.
    Posted by: royalking at May 3, 2007 2:43 PM

    Most daily newspapers in this country are lefty or Bushbashers according to the dumb one.
    It's so tireing that whenever anyone prints NEWS about Bush it's called "bush bashing.
    It's about as inaccurate as all the other cliques you morons have used, like "they hate us for our freedom"..if you are antiwar, "you're for the terrorists"
    etc etc.
    The simple facts make Bush look ridiculous.
    Moronic and the right wing go hand and hand.

    If you print any of the misdeeds or failures of this administration it's called "Bush Bashing" and dismissed by the right wing.
    This is the philosophy that gave the Republicans a "thumping" in November.
    Jeff never learns a single thing from history.
    Do you all remember that he had no idea how the seeds of the Iraq War were germinated in the early 90's ?
    Each and every day he makes a fool of himself, shrugs it off and comes back for more.

    assrat, can you post any evidence of FOX lying?
    Posted by: royalking at May 3, 2007 1:34 PM

    Watch the movie OUTFOXED...it has a bundle of them.
    Oh...that's right , it's probably on Jeffrey's boycott list. He can't !
    Funny !

    Before I start, I would like to bring to Robert Cox's attention that he has posted Johnny Dollar's home address to the world. You know how angry and dillusional some Keith Olbermann fans are. You might want to take down that info for Johnny's safety.

    Replacing Don Imus with Air America's Stephanie Miller? Wow. Now I see why MSNBC was in such a hurry to get rid of him. What's next? Replacing Tucker Carslon with Janeane Ggarofalo? And MSNBC says that Fox News is biased. Please.

    Even when President Bush is supporting a charity that has raised over $70 Million Dollars for sick children, Keith still beat him up. Amazing.

    James,

    I guess you do not read Olbermann Watch every day. That address was relevant to this site but it is not the new home of J$.

    For those registering complaints about the Countdown Roundup the past couple of days - unless you've tried to do a comprehensive write up of the show you really don't know how much work it takes. J$ and I have been doing this for three years - we tossed Ed into the deep end of the pool without no warning. I think he did a great job for his first time out of the box. As you can see from the write up I did this morning the trick is to have your own style. Ed was trying to stay true to J$'s style. He will get additional opportunities down the road and I am confident he will develop his own style - and once that happens it will be a lot easier for him to produce the Roundups.

    GIVE THE BOVINE A SHOT!!
    LET HIM HAVE IT!!

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    I mean let Bovine have a try at writing the recaps.

    (probably Quick Draw Bovine has already shot his computer before finishing reading this post)

    LOL!!

    cee, there is rarely a day that goes by that LAMO isn't claiming to be a conservative and he doesn't defend Ulbermahn. It kinda makes one wonder why he keeps bringing it up. Who cares? I don't.
    Posted by: royalking at May 3, 2007 2:50 PM

    Dairy Queen...Go ahead and copy and paste any post I've made that you think 'defends' Olbermann. Go ahead. Let everyone be the judge.

    I bring it up because I get accused of it with no basis, like you just did.

    You don't care? Why did YOU bring it up?

    I'll be waiting for the proof I 'defend' Olbermann. Any thread, any day....

    Waiting...

    "You make up little pet names for your opponents, and you think I'm off my rocker?" Posted by LMAO


    Dairy Queen...Go ahead and copy and paste any post I've made that you think 'defends' Olbermann. Go ahead. Let everyone be the judge. Posted by LMAO

    Foot in mouth disease is contagious, been hanging around mike?

    For those registering complaints about the Countdown Roundup the past couple of days - unless you've tried to do a comprehensive write up of the show you really don't know how much work it takes. J$ and I have been doing this for three years - we tossed Ed into the deep end of the pool without no warning. I think he did a great job for his first time out of the box. As you can see from the write up I did this morning the trick is to have your own style. Ed was trying to stay true to J$'s style. He will get additional opportunities down the road and I am confident he will develop his own style - and once that happens it will be a lot easier for him to produce the Roundups.
    Posted by: Robert Cox at May 3, 2007 10:43 PM

    R.Cox: That is a dodge. We are not the ones who claim that this is the "#1 Olbermann Blog on the Internet." You are the ones doing that. You are the ones that have to maintain that type of image to the general public. Not us. You. Where do you get the idea that we are the ones who are the standard bearers of this website's image? You just do not want o not us. UI am shocked. You need to give a full apology. You really took a dicve. An unexpected dive. A really unexpoected tumble in the eyes of your Olbermann dislikers. and even those that really want to read a critical analyzation of Countdown programin yet who like the program. Shame on you.

    O'Reilly was #1 last night despite the debates being on. Let's see if the Malkin Factor will beat Ulbermahn, again.

    Foot in mouth disease is contagious, been hanging around mike?
    Posted by: royalking at May 4, 2007 8:29 PM

    I didn't make up Dairy Queen.

    You've been known as Dairy Queen for quite some time. I can't take credit for that.

    Is that your 'proof' I defend Olbermann?

    Well, there you go. Proof!

    What about "max factor'?

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