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"COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)
Host: Keith Olbermann
#5 - Bush Presser - Keith kicks off the show by demonstrating his ignorance of the framers intent in creating a four year term for the President and building in something called "separation of powers". On OlbyPlanet, the Congress holds "no confidence" votes, the President is more like a prime minister, and legislative elections require certain actions by the executive branch. Has Keith even READ the Constitution? Wow! Keith just surprised even me saying "just because Democrats in Congress appear to be willing to accept whatever CRAP the President gives them does not mean the reporters who cover the White House are...Mr. Bush meantime crapped upon both literally and figuratively in the Rose Garden this morning" Crap? Crapped upon? No wonder he is the Edward R. Murrow of our time!
Another OlbyLie about the CIA "disbanding the bin Laden unit".
Keith starts off asking Richard Wolffe "Why push the "fake terrorism" button?" Wasn't it just last week Keith was willing to admit there IS terrorism? Now its "fake". The spinning never stops.
#4 Bush's Credibility. Well now we truly are in Bizarro Olbermann where the discredited sports journalist will interview a convicted felon on someone else's credibility. You can't make this stuff up. I actually got out some popcorn so I can watch this segment and truly enjoy it.
We're off to a great start. Dean just said Bush's answer to David Gregory's "credibility question" was "about the weakest answer he could have given for the very reasons you STATE...in the...in the...question...Keith. Ha! Of course Dean knows that Olbermann does not ASK QUESTIONS in "interviews" he makes STATEMENTS to which disgraced former attorneys like himself are expected to nod in agreement, preferably while licking Keith's boot. Anything to stay to TV and continue to flog that masterpiece of fiction "Worse Than Watergate". Of course Dean wants something other than his own behavior to be "Worse Than Watergate" because he was one of the primary perpetrators of crimes in the Nixon administration so anything "worse" than what he did make his look "better" in the eyes of history.
Keith picked our "under the bus" language for the past couple of weeks and now he's using the Teddy Roosevelt analogy we began using the other day. Keep an eye out for Olbermann pilfering analogies from Olbermann Watch. You won't have to look hard. Keith is SHOCKED that the U.S. would both show force and engage in diplomacy at the same time. Hello? Has Keith even read a single book on negotiations or geopolitics?
I love how Dean begins every answer agreeing with Keith
- "about the weakest answer he could have given for the very reasons you STATE" (your points are spot on, Keith)
- "I don't know if anyone does believe him Keith (you're right!)
- "it will be very difficult (by Jove Keith, you're right again!)
- "I think it's not only fair I think its an accurate description" (you go girlfriend)
- "I think that's a very accurate prediction" (you are better than Sybil the Soothsayer)
Oddball - bun climbing, sand sculpture
Top 3 Newsmakers - internet piracy guy blows up toilet, an underwear thief, false alarm at a hospital
#3) Gonzo-Gate - Gonzales still in office, Congress adjourns without the oft-promised "no confidence" vote.
Jonathon Turley has made it 60 seconds into the segment without saying the word "impeachment".
Hey! Keith interrupted for "breaking news" - the vote in the Senate on the Iraq Funding Bill. REAL NEWS! Darn...just 10 seconds of it.
Turley has now been going for 180 seconds without saying "impeachment". This could be a new record.
Well that's a wrap and we witnessed a rare event - no "i-word" from Turley.
Back to breaking news.
More Stockholm Syndrome for me. I found myself laughing out loud when Keith said "Senator Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, ended the arguing about this by paraphrasing Churchill "the Democrats will never give in, never, never, never." Winston Churchill said something like that but one thinks perhaps Senator Reid was quoting Monty Churchill who runs a Waffle House in Nevada."
Another "crap" reference brings the poop and crap references to five tonight. We may need to begin a "crap count" for Countdown.
#2 - 60 year old woman gives birth to twins - I want to say a canned report from the Today Show but I saw this in the morning and Meredith Viera and she really let the woman have it for having in vitro fertilization at age 60.
Dammit. I did another spit take when Keith closed the segment saying "The twins go home on Saturday Mom goes to the retirement home on Tuesday"
Either I'm sleep deprived or Keith is on a roll.
Keeping Tabs - Tom Sizemore arrested for drugs (again), Paris Hilton going to jail, Michael Jackson
WPIW - a cop zaps a guy with a Taser Gun in the krogies, drive-thru booze, Department of Defense for firing gay Arabic translators.
I am definitely suffering Stockholm Syndrome because now I am actually agreeing with Keith's WPIW for the DoD. These people are gay? But we don't have enough Arabic translators? I think even Jerry Falwell would have made an exception on this one.
#1 - American Idol - another poop reference gets us to 7 before Mario Malito utters a word. Mario mentions the "Sanjaya Factor" and Keith slips in a Bill O'Reilly reference. Normally I would just skip this but Mario just made two incredibly stupid points. She has this idea that to make the show better by limiting the number of votes to one per household when AT&T is a sponsor at the whole point for them - and the show - is to have as many calls/votes as possible. So, there is no way in hell they would ever do this and if she understood the show at all she would know this. The other is that she is mad that you don't have to win to have a successful career. And? Should there be a rule that only the winner of the contest can continue as a professional singer? This is even more idiotic.