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"COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)
Host: Keith Olbermann
The last opening spiel of the week: Limbaugh and "phony soldiers", Elizabeth Edwards (D), Bill Clinton (D), and--surprise--Bill O'Reilly! Yawn. To paraphrase your Boy Wonder, why this obsession over O'Reilly? When did an O'Reilly comment ever kill anyone? We've got a special Dogs That Did Not Bark, a bonus audio clip, and our weekly assessment of Keith Olbermann's masculinity. Pretty good lineup for a casual Friday at Olbermann Watch.
#5: We know what the top story was all about: an eeevil pseudo-conservative magazine criticizing Petraeus, and more so: eeevil Rush calling antiwar troops "phony soldiers" (Blue Blog Source: Media Matters)! The first involves a fringe magazine ("The American Conservative") that in fact has always been opposed to the Iraq War. In other words, they are Keithy's soulmates. In fact, he has had their writers on The Hour of Spin, and more than once! Funny he didn't mention that tonight.
As reported first on Olbermann Watch, Rev Olbermahn's favorite source used a carefully edited snippet from Limbaugh that deliberately left out his following words, where he specifically spoke of Jesse Macbeth as an example of a "phony soldier". Macbeth was a phony soldier, not to mention an adjudicated liar and fraud. Details of this smear at The Radio Equalizer. And here John Gibson lays it all out with the audio proof:
Needless to say, Mr Merkle raised no objections to Brock's Boys slicing up Limbaugh's quote. Because--hey!--doctored quotes are The Hour of Spin's stock-in-trade, like these:
Olbermann repeatedly lied, as in stating that Limbaugh's "original" quote was that "service members who advocate US withdrawal from Iraq are phony soldiers". See, Fat Ass doesn't listen to Limbaugh. That's beneath him. He only listens to what Media Matters lets him listen to. So if Brock's Boys snipped out part of Limbaugh's "original" quote, that means Limbaugh never said it! Keith Oralmann is a slovenly political hack and his slovenly political hackness has been exposed again.
#4: Blue-dress interview with Elizabeth Edwards. (She attacked Limbaugh and Olby added: "Amen"!) #3: More of the blue-dress interview with Bill Jefferson Clinton. Oy. Edwards, and B.J. Clinton again? You absolutely must look at The List! Is there any doubt that Countdown is indeed The Hour of Spin?
From the OlbyWatch Statistics Division [UPDATED STATS!]: Number of times Clinton was referenced last night and tonight (not counting the interview itself) with the term "President": 12. Number of times he was called "Mister" Clinton: zero.
#1: O'Reilly attack du jour (this makes #306). O'Reilly's crime: he joked, while laughing out loud, that he'd "like to strangle" some people. Aha! said Olbermahn. Those are his "fantasies of violence". Are they anything like the time Keithy Boy said he wanted to knife O'Reilly in the hamstrings? For some reason Dan Olbermoronn didn't mention that at all. He played a clip where Jesse Jackson asked Bill to explain the context of his Harlem remarks, and just as O'Reilly was about to answer the question, Herr Olbermahn cut off the clip! Just like his Media Matters masters. No way will Fat Ass allow that to be heard on OlbyPlanet. John Ridley joined Mr Merkle in puzzling over why Sharpton and Jackson aren't attacking O'Reilly enough for their purposes. Oh yeah, Ridley repeated another Media Matters lie, that Bill was "stunned" at an Anita Baker concert. Man, the lie machine was in full throttle tonight.
Geez, Keithy. To paraphrase your Boy Wonder, why this obsession over O'Reilly? When did an O'Reilly comment ever kill someone?
Quiescent Canines: On The Hour of Spin, Dan Olbermahn fancies himself the flip-flop detector. Time after time he has pummelled politicians for changing their opinion on something. Here's a small sample:
Does anyone notice a certain pattern here? We won't be so bold as to point it out, but we're sure you get the drift. Now, there was a Democratic debate on Wednesday, and the next night Herr Olbermahn "analyzed" (i.e. drooled over) the performance of Hillary Clinton. She answered a question about torture, and to Edward R Olbermoronn, it was "her defining moment of the campaign". A "singular moment", possibly "a defining moment". But somehow Monkeymann forgot to mention that it was also a flip-flop. No, he didn't forget to mention it. He spiked it. Because, being the slovenly political hack that he is, Bathtub Boy is still nothing more than a left-wing water carrier.
If it's Friday, it's our weekly assessment of Krazy Keith's masculinity. This week Monkeymann attacked Fox and other broadcasters 21 times. Olby's source (Media Matters) criticized (MS)NBC seven times, but again, Keithy protected his corporate masters with zero criticisms. That makes this week's Olbermann Manhood Quotient: -34 [limper than limp].
Olbermann's book The book that bears Olbermann's name stands at #9,324 on amazon, while "Culture Warrior" is #1,475. (It's that 2-for-$25 sale!) Barnes & Noble still can't find the OlbyTome anywhere on its ranking radar; O'Reilly's book is #1,904 there, and is one of the top five books of 2006 per Publishers Weekly. On Thursday the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann found himself floundering yet again. The future of tv news found himself in a miserable third place finish, both in total viewers and in the coveted, pivotal, much-beloved, critical, all-important "key demo". Hahaaaaaa! Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 1 [LOW]