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"COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)
Once again Keith is 4th (dead last) in the demo.
Cable News Ratings - June 7, 2007
8PM - P2+ (25-54)
1st Place) The O'Reilly Factor - 462,000
2nd Place) Nancy Grace - 256,000
3rd Place) Paula Zahn - 235,000
4th Place) Countdown w/ Olbermann - 171,000
The last opening spiel of the week: Paris Hilton leads the rundown, portrayed in puppet theater. Plus the g-8 is "sick of President Bush", what was he drinking, the Pentagon wants a "do-over" (translation: they are appealing a decision), and how will the Sopranos end. Ho and hum. It's casual Friday at Olbermann Watch.
#5: Gee, the lead story is Paris Hilton. "Man on Fan" Olbermann must be desperate to get those ratings out of the toilet. Even this story was totally skewed, with clips and guest (O.J. mouthpiece Robert Shapiro) all whining that the sentence was excessive. Shapiro said the sheriff did everything right, conveniently overlooking the provision in the California Penal Code that says the trial judge and only the trial judge can authorize home confinement. Shapiro even raised the red herring of prison overcrowding--a red herring because there was no overcrowding in the women's section, and anyhow Paris wasn't released due to overcrowding. Man, you can't believe The Hour of Spin even when they're talking about fluff! Great thanks. A lengthy clip show of A-Mess-NBC's Parisian coverage followed.
#4: "Mister" Bush at the G-8; his administration is in "perpetual crisis" and makes "you sick to your stomach". Peter Pace "forced to resign", two Republicans "break ranks" with "Mister" Bush. Lefty Alter. Need we say more? Great thanks.
#3: Military tribunal cases: F Lee Olbermann claimed when a judge makes a decision you don't like, you can either accept it or change the law. What Cracker Jack box did he get his law degree from? You can also appeal the decision, or ask the judge to reconsider. Because all this is beyond Oralmann this segment was even stupider than the usual Hour of Spin crap. Katyal, partisan Democrat and defender of terrorists and enemies of the USA, was obvious a welcome guest on OlbyPlanet. This is about "basic fairness" that the US extends to "prisoners of war". Oh? Did all those German POWs get lawyers while the war was still ongoing? Did we hold 1,000,000 trials? More habeas corpus lies. Olby compares the US to "Stalinist Russia". Yikes, what nonsense! Great thanks.
#2: Oooh, oooh, The Sopranos is ending (Monica Novotny handled the report while a split screen showed Olby, reluctant to be spoiled, listening to an iPod). #1: Dana Milbank and Paris Hilton Puppet Theater (this being casual Friday, we opted out of sitting through this juvenalia). In the Media Matters Minute, it was the usual conservative/Fox suspects: Robert Bork (Blue Blog Source: Think Progress), someone affiliated with James Dobson (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters), and, yes, attack #195 on Bill O'Reilly (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters). Could there be anything more partisan and predictable? Yawn.
Mute mongrels: This will surprise no one, but Bathtub Boy continues his spiking on the case against William Jefferson (D). Recall how every last hiccup was featured on The Hour of Spin when it was all about Bob Ney (R), or Duke Cunningham (R)? Now the House Ethics Committee has decided to expand its investigation of Jefferson, who had his first court appearance. When any of that happens to an (R), it's all over the OlbyPlanet news. When it happens to a (D), Edward R Olbermann's coverage basically amounts to this.
And since it's Friday, it's our weekly assessment of Olbermann's masculinity. Over the past week Monkeymann has attacked Fox, CNN, and Limbaugh/right-wing pundits ten times. Though his primary source (Media Matters) criticized MSNBC six times, Olby criticisms of MSNBC totalled: zero. That makes this week's Olbermann Manhood Quotient: -20 [limp].
Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name roars along at #3,900 at amazon.com, while "Culture Warrior" is #329. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome remains sunken below the ranking radar at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #480 there, and is one of the top five books of 2006 per Publishers Weekly. On Thursday "Man on Fan" Olbermann further solidifed his "lock" on second place by finishing fourth in the critical, beloved, all-important, coveted "key demo". Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 6 [ELEVATED]