OlbermannWatch.com "My Faves" Set
OlbermannWatch.com Favorited Photos from other Flickr Users
Got OlbyPhotos? See some on Flickr? DO NOT email us. Send us a FlickrMail instead. Include a link to the photo. If we like the photo you will see it displayed in the Olby Flickr Flood above.
New to Flickr? Sign up for a FREE Flickr account!
New to YouTube? Sign up for a FREE YouTube account!
|Subscribe to Olbermann Watch Mailing List|
|Visit this group|
Host: Keith Olbermann
KO gave a perfunctory recitation of the opening spiel: Bush wants warrantless wiretapping, Fox Noise [Ding!], the Iraq "quagmire", how Iraq crippled our bridges, Martian ice, and more. Same old, same old. You'd be perfectly justified to consider The Hour of Spin pretty much worthless as a newscast. But our recap is going to make substantial improvements to the structure. We'll do a walk-through of Olbermahn's shady reportage, followed by some demolition of his sleazy propaganda. A special Dogs That Did Not Bark will definitely provide added value, plus there's our weekly assessment of Keith's masculinity for some curb appeal. Our schedule to perform all this is just 60 minutes. It's casual Friday at Olbermann Watch, and we're going to Flip This Countdown!
#5: FISA negotiations, Bush takes too many vacations, he wants "the right to spy on you", the airline plot was meaningless because the terrorists hadn't bought their tickets yet. It's only a real threat when someone sends a tablespoon of Tide in the mail to a discredited sports guy. Iraq is a bait-and-switch; The Wolffe Man called it a "shell game". John Boehner let classified info slip on the air. Patrick Leahy deliberately fed classified info to a newspaper, but Edward R Olbermann has never mentioned that. Great Thanks.
Next up: Olby and the Perfessor. KO had a logical breakthrough: if "Mister" Bush is doing something we don't know about, it's probably illegal. The Perfessor agreed, adding that Congress is complicit if they don't stop it, and right now! Do you hear?!? Turley cackled about a lower court ruling the search of William Jefferson's office was illegal. Of course what will happen when a higher court reverses that ruling? Why, Olby and the Perfessor will do exactly what they did the last time a court disagreed with The Perfessor: spike the story. Great thanks.
#4: Bridge update. Ah, the question of "federal funding". And one quote after another about how George Bush's Iraq war siphoned off all the infrastructure funds. This should not be any surprise to clear-thinking readers of this site, who predicted all along that Monkeymann would pin the blame on "Mister" Bush. It was obvious as soon as the blue blogs started the ball rolling. Olby gets all his best stuff from the blue blogs. Rachel Maddow of Err America, expert on engineering, infrastructure, and Bush-bashing, was the sole guest to parrot OlbySpin. She claimed Bush is trying to "deflect accountability", but no one mentioned that "Mister" Bush's infrastructure spending is three times that of Bill Jefferson Clinton. Great thanks.
#3: Mission to Mars, with a shot at Dan Quayle (Olby's reaching back into his grooveyard of golden greats). #2: Skateboarder, Tim McGraw. #1: Oddballs.
In the Media Matters Minute, sure enough, Bathtub Boy once again fed his all-consuming Olbsession. You see, the eeevil O'Reilly criticized Free Republic for posting right-wing hate speech (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters). To Herr Olbermahn, that proves that Billo will throw conservatives "under the bus" [Ding!]. Ever the edgy, speaking-truth-to-power newsman... err, make that ever the slovenly political hack, Fat Ass gave a nomination to Bush as well because he met with conservative
talk-show hosts water-carriers (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters). Said Mr Merkle: "He certainly likes to hear a variety of opinions, doesn't he?" What?!? Olbermoronn, who sports this guest list, and just after talking to Err Freaking America for the umpteenth time, said that, without even a trace of irony? Bwaaahaaaaaa! Only on OlbyPlanet! By the way, the "worst person" was "idiot" Bob Newman (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters). A perfect trifecta!
Dogs that did not bark: Tonight, it is yet another stunning example of the most virulent form of hypocrisy known to man: Olbypocrisy. We set the Wayback Machine to Nov 22, 2006. Herr Olbermann was on his highest horse that night, as he bellowed his indignant rage at Melanie Morgan. She's a "ridiculous radio yakker", barked the apoplectic Olbermoronn, because she said of Nancy Pelosi "we've got a bullseye" painted on her. Oralmann declared that people would take her words literally, and Morgan would be "culpable if Pelosi is attacked or again threatened by the right". Yes, that dastardly hate-speech phrase: "bullseye". It so perturbed Dan Olbermahn that, after making fun of Morgan's looks (an evergreen among Olby insults), he shouted: "Melanie Morgan, today's worst person in the world".
Fast forward to the present. In fact, just two days ago: Wednesday afternoon. The place: none other than A-Mess-NBC. Who should be on their air but Olbermann's Brain himself, Craig Crawford. He was talking about the spat between Sen Obama and Hillary Clinton, and Crawford dared to speak the unspeakable. He recklessly put Hillary Clinton's very life in danger! How so? He said that Hillary had a "bullseye" on her from the Obama campaign. Quel scandale! Clearly yakker Craig Crawford realizes that if anything happens to Hillary, he will be "culpable", because people will take his words "literally". Such hate speech will surely earn Olbermann's Brain the coveted title of "worst person in the world". Right. And elephants dance the Lambada.
If it's Friday, it's our weekly assessment of Krazy Keith's masculinity. Over the past week Monkeymann has attacked Fox or competitors' pundits 11 times. His primary source (Media Matters) criticized MSNBC seven times (and we'll add one bonus point for the Olbermann's Brain fiasco), but Olby protected his corporate masters with zero criticisms. That makes this week's Olbermann Manhood Quotient: -25 [limp].
Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name is gurgling into irrelevancy at #18,649 at amazon.com, while "Culture Warrior" is #1,765. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) The OlbyTome remains mired below the ranking radar at Barnes & Noble; O'Reilly's book is #1,399 there, and is one of the top five books of 2006 per Publishers Weekly.
OLBY NEWS ALERT!! It's Another Stunning Ratings Victory for Keith "Man on Fan" Olbermann! During this week of breaking news, Oralmann has been burning up the Nielsen ratings as never before. On Thursday night, he showed that eeevil O'Reilly who's king of the hill. For the first time, Edward R Olbermann beat... oh wait... maybe we misread that. OK, so Krazy Keith lost overwhelmingly to The Factor, but he proved his lock on second place by... Oops, well maybe not. It seems that Paula Zahn soundly trouced Olby too. But fear not, a third place finish is perfectly respectable and Keithy... Oh, he didn't make third either? Our mistake. As it turns out, when people turn to news, they turn away from Bathtub Boy. On Thursday the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermoronn finished in a humiliating, embarrassing, but wholly fitting fourth place in the coveted, all-important, much-beloved, critical "key demo". You know The Laughing Stagehand will be assembling the writers to debut another Special Education Komment soon! So our flip was a success: we took a broadcast with no journalistic merit whatsoever and gave it facts, context, and perspective. We took a structure that was wildly slanted and put it on an even keel, while adding curb appeal. A worthless hour of hackery can, in our recap, actually benefit humanity. Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 5 [ELEVATED]