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    Olbermann Watch, "persecuting" Keith since 2004


    January 8, 2008
    Official Top Five Things OW Readers "hate" About Keith

    To hate someone is to invest in them a power they do not have and so to that extent Olbermann Watch readers cannot be said to "hate" Keith because they do not perceive him to be a serious person and thus not someone worthy of such an investment. A review of the responses to our recent request of readers to list the things they "hate" most about Keith Olbermann show a definite pattern. As one reader put it "I don't hate him...just the character he portays on TV".

    Rather than "hate" Keith, our exhaustive research shows that Olbermann Watch readers despise what Olbermann stands for, that unique form of political hubris found consistently among those on the far-left not content to simply advocate their own beliefs but to arrogantly project those beliefs on their opponents because they cannot imagine a world where anyone genuinely disagrees with them; therefore, any expression of disagreement is disingenuous and those who profess contrarian opinions are liars and hypocrites. In Keith's case that political hubris appears to be rooted in a personal hubris borne out of a psychological insecurity and need to "belong" which manifests itself in a constant obsession with judging what is "cool" and a deep-seated need to be perceived by "cool" people as being "cool"; in Keith's case a form of narcissism based on childhood traumas related to his self-described utter lack of this quality.

    So, here it is, the official Olbermann Watch list of...


    "Top Five Things We Hate About Keith Olbermann"

    Number Five: Keith's refusal to book guests who disagree with him or who disagree with any of the shills he books on his show to parrot his take on a particular topic and his unwillingness to to present any perspective on a story that does not comport with his own world view.

    Number Four: Keith's unquestioning reliance on political propaganda from groups like Media Matters, the Center of American Progress, the Democratic Party and far-left blogs as the basis for so-called "news" stories.

    Number Three: Keith's narcissistic attempts to invite comparisons between himself, a sports and news new anchor who does occasional commentary, and Edward R. Murrow, an icon of broadcast journalism; most notably his mocking use of the phrase "Good night and good luck" to end each broadcast of Countdown.

    Number Two: Keith's disturbing and oddly sexual obsession with Bill O'Reilly and the Fox News Channel.

    Number One: Keith stole Ashleigh Banfield's glasses.

    The complete list of entries, culled from this post, is below. I want to thank all who submitted entries and, in particular meng, for that last one.


    Raw Research Data

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    1. The total lies told on Meltdown.

    2. His constant distortions of the facts.

    3. His demonization tactics used on his enemies.

    4. He is a total shill for Hillary Clinton.

    5. His use of hateful partisan left wing blogs as "factual" information that he does not source.
    Posted by: The Factor at January 4, 2008 12:34 PM

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    1. How everything he hates is coincidently against the Constitution.

    2. Impeccible smarm.

    3. Worst Person in the World award given daily and to Republicans exclusively for flimsy reasons.

    4. Champion of websites to the left of Castro.

    5. Facts for him are needless things.

    Posted by: pickles at January 4, 2008 12:55 PM

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    1. Claims he is either and TV host or 'journalist' as he see fit.

    2. Stole his entire closing act from Letterman (breaking glass with paper or pencils) and Murrow's signoff

    3. Cry's poor after signing a multi million dollar contract.

    4. Fully engaged in the early ESPN culture of stalking/harassing women and continues to refer to them in an assortment of degrading terms.

    5. Those glasses! Not only are they the immediate hipster doofus fad of the moment wait and see how ridiculous they'll seem 10 years from now.

    Posted by: ? at January 4, 2008 1:08 PM

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    His absolute refusal to debate anybody he fundamentally disagrees with. That's called cowardice. You got that, Bill Moyers?

    Posted by: Scott at January 4, 2008 2:02 PM

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    (1) Mr. Olbermann and his producers repeatedly use stories garnered from liberal (or even non-ideological) non news-accredited web sites or blogs without either: (a) properly attributing those sites as the source of the item or, more important (b)
    undertaking any original reporting that verifies the substance of the story.

    (2) Following on from (1), Mr. Olbermann and his producers continually fail to allow
    critical subjects of news stories to appear on the show to respond to their criticism.

    It's a basic rule of journalism to allow the subject of a news story to respond to the allegations in that report.

    (3) Mr. Olbermann repeatedly fails to separate his opinion on issues from the new stories he is reporting on.

    Since he identifies his commentaries as just that, "Special Commentary", he obviously understands that news anchors are required to leave their own views and opinions outside of the news room when engaged in hard news reporting.

    Opinions must be labeled as that: opinion. To mix opinion and fact violates another
    basic rule of journalism.

    (4) Related to item (2) above, Mr. Olbermann regularly covers contentious issues by inviting only guests with one view - almost alway his own - on his show to discuss that topic. That is not balanced or fair reporting.

    As we all know, the very contentious issues of the war on terror, Iraq, treatment of
    alien detainees, along with other related subjects are enormously complex ones.

    Men and women of goodwill and sincerely held beliefs come down on opposite sides
    of these issues.

    Mr. Olbermann, however, apparently does not believe that those with views he
    disagrees with argue in goodwill. Or even have an argument worthy of being
    presented.

    (5) After listing items (1) through (4) above, one can only conclude that
    "Countdown" fails in providing its viewers objective, balanced news.

    The program is simply not a news show.

    Mr. Olbermann is simply not a news anchor.

    If Mr. Olbermann and his producers wish to broadcast an opinion show where topics
    are only covered from one perspective, where the host uses the program as a
    platform to personally and professionally attack those he dislikes, where opinion and
    fact are mixed, then please advertise the program as just that: an opinion show.

    Steven M. Galbraith

    ============================

    1. How he truly hates America, and always takes the time to demonize anything the Bush administration does to fight terrorism.

    2. How he distorts the facts so blantantly to fit into his anti-American views.

    3. How he always attacks Bill O'Reilly on his show, as he knows O'Reilly is one of the true Americans who has been against everything I believe in.

    4. How he never has an opposing view on his show, knowing full well that any opposing view would expose him as the incompetent shrill that he is. (Allah forbid!)

    5. How he takes such glee in noting every American killed in their fight against my most loyal subjects.

    5 (a). How he has influenced so many Americans to go against their own country with his clever disguise of being a "concerned citizen."

    Yes, for me Mr. Olbermann has been one of my most deceitful and powerful cells carrying out everything I've asked of him.

    He has done more harm to America than any other being on this planet,
    which makes it impossible for me to make a list of even 1 thing I hate about him.

    Akuba!!! Ayeee!!!!

    Posted by: Osama Bin Laden at January 4, 2008 4:17 PM

    ============================


    The top thing I hate about Olbermann is that running his anti-Republicans Stories have destroyed the campain of Laz Fred. I want another President I can lead into a pointless conflict so I can kill as many americans as possible and recruit muslims to drive out the crusader. Olbermann is helping elect a compent president one less easy to lead around like a fool. this upsets me much.

    Posted by: Osama Bin Laden at January 4, 2008 4:48 PM

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    For me it all boils down to one simple category: bias. Olbermann's show reeks of it, yet he wants to be portrayed as an alternative to Fox and their alleged biases. So Olbermann seems to think that the way to address what is perceived as Fox's bias for the GOP is to respond with MORE bias in favor of Democrats. That is such an insult to journalism that I don't even know where to begin. And yet, he holds himself out as a journalist when he's clearly nothing more than a sports anchor with a huge chip on his shoulder. His natural arrogance and ego have come together to create a program that is anti-anything that Fox is. In the process, Olbermann has trashed what journalism is and should be. I can't applaud that. It's like pronouncing that a criminal is guilty of murdering a person and trying to make it better by going out and murdering two more people. He ignores any facts that aren't flattering to the Dems. He ignores any facts that are flattering to the Republicans. His rabid fans can't seem to get that it is this willful and blatant disregard of the facts is what is truly wrong with Olbermann's show. I'd condemn it with Fox, I'll condemn it with anyone, but Olbermann seems to have taken this approach for one reason and one reason alone: to score attention and viewers (and possibly comely young viewers into his bedroom). Deplorable.

    Posted by: Disgusted at January 4, 2008 4:58 PM

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    For me it all boils down to one simple category: bias. Olbermann's show reeks of it, yet he wants to be portrayed as an alternative to Fox and their alleged biases. So Olbermann seems to think that the way to address what is perceived as Fox's bias for the GOP is to respond with MORE bias in favor of Democrats. That is such an insult to journalism that I don't even know where to begin. And yet, he holds himself out as a journalist when he's clearly nothing more than a sports anchor with a huge chip on his shoulder. His natural arrogance and ego have come together to create a program that is anti-anything that Fox is. In the process, Olbermann has trashed what journalism is and should be. I can't applaud that. It's like pronouncing that a criminal is guilty of murdering a person and trying to make it better by going out and murdering two more people. He ignores any facts that aren't flattering to the Dems. He ignores any facts that are flattering to the Republicans. His rabid fans can't seem to get that it is this willful and blatant disregard of the facts is what is truly wrong with Olbermann's show. I'd condemn it with Fox, I'll condemn it with anyone, but Olbermann seems to have taken this approach for one reason and one reason alone: to score attention and viewers (and possibly comely young viewers into his bedroom). Deplorable.

    Posted by: Disgusted at January 4, 2008 4:58 PM

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    The top 2 things that I hate about you, Mr. Olbermann, is that you need to

    A) Concentrate more on actual issues! Though the occasional calling out of Rush Limbaugh or Michael Savage comments are amusing, there are more important things in the world to talk about. Leave the right-wing douches alone. And even though Fox News reports on celebrities three times as much you do, it would be better to drop the celebrity news altogether.

    -and-

    B)Stop giving out any details on your personal life! There are really deranged haters on this site that obsess over any small fact you leak out. I'm not sure if the obsession is with you or your girl but better safe than sorry.

    Sincerely your humble viewer,

    Trent the Anarcho-Syndicalist
    ============================

    1. Olby is a pathological liar.
    2. Olby is a misogynist.
    3. Olby is a hypocrite.
    4. Olby is an egomaniac and pompous ass.
    5. Olby is a moonbat, libnut, socialist, insane, creepy orange loon!

    Posted by: at January 4, 2008 7:35 PM
    ============================
    How he closes his show.

    Olbermann always closes MSNBC COUNTDOWN by stating the number of days since President Bush held his now infamous MISSION ACCOMPLISHED rally on board the USS Abraham Lincoln. The reason is obvious, Keith Olbermann has been a critic of the administration and its policy in Iraq for sometime now. This position is his and he has every right to take it and express it.

    However, there have been instances when this little dig, follows such discussions as Britney Spears' breasts with regular contributor Michael Musto or even more disgusting and adolescent segments. If one watches the online video resources of these closings, one still sees the prepubescent smirk on Olbermann's face as he disrespects the ongoing sacrfice of Americas true heroes and patriots. Sometimes he is even chortling from the last segment as he says "mission accomplished."

    The next regular aspect of his closing is the Edward R. Murrow quote, "Good night and good luck." The famous line from the McCarthy era show SEE IT NOW has great dramatic effect and once again it is obvious to the informed viewer why Olbermann uses it. As a critic of the administration in regards to the use of covert operations and worry over unconstitutional activity, Olbermann has been vocal and has devoted much of his show to analyzing and commenting on the President's policies. In addition, Olbermann has expressed his great respect for Mr. Murrow and using his famous concluding line is a fitting tribute.

    However, to the informed viewer, Olbermann cannot claim any connection or resemblance to Ed Murrow. Mr. Murrow was an objective journalist who investigated his own stories and did the actual labor and foot work that such great accomplishment demand. Olbermann is a desk jockey who has never done the investigative journalism Murrow was known for.

    Murrow also allowed the subjects of his investigative work equal time to address what he had uncovered. This ethical journalistic practice even was afforded to Murrow's most famous target, Senator Joseph McCarthy. SEE IT NOW publically announced it would allow Senator McCarthy total and uninteruppted access to its time slot to counter any or all of what Murrow and his fine staff presented.

    Keith Olbermann has never made such an offer and has never allowed the subjects of his stories time to respond to his accusations. From former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld to President Bush to former POW and Navy pilot Senator John McCain, Keith Olbermann has made wild and crazy accusations but has never allowed them, or their easily found public defenders, access to him or his program to refute the same.

    To end COUNTDOWN like Murrow ended SEE IT NOW suggests Olbermann is acting like his idol. He is not. He is a partisan pundit who pushes the agenda of the establishment Democratic Party. He is not an independent, objective voice and to use the words of a great journalist to end his broadcast is an injustice.

    Just this past Wednesday, 1/2/08....the official MSNBC transcript reads:

    "OLBERMANN: And the premise on this, perhaps, dating a paparazzo is “if you can‘t beat ‘em, join ‘em”, so to speak?

    "MUSTO: Oh, talk about sleeping with the enemy, this is like Olivia de Havilland sleeping with Joan Fontaine or Hillary with anybody. It‘s just ridiculous.

    "OLBERMANN: All right, I‘ve got an Olivia de Havilland-Joan Fontaine reference. I‘ll close it out with Lindsay Lohan—three make-out sessions reported in 24 hours, three different guys. Is it refreshing that her sobriety has not impeded her joie de vive? Or, is she just figuring out that at least one of them had to have a drink and she didn‘t get a contact guy.

    "MUSTO: Yes, she was sucking on her tongue a little too intensely. But it is amazing that it‘s just an energy drink and some Altoids—that kind that gets you zingy and have you scoring anything with facial hair, short of Queen Latiffa.

    "OLBERMANN: That‘s right. Garron, give me a kiss and a lime. The one and only Michael Musto. Thanks, Michael.

    "MUSTO: Thank you.

    "OLBERMANN: And that‘s COUNTDOWN for this, the 1,708th day since the declaration of mission accomplished in Iraq. From New York, I‘m Keith Olbermann. Remember, throughout the day tomorrow, join us here for the best coverage of the Iowa caucuses. We‘ll probably get the first results, maybe even a call of Iowa when I join you for COUNTDOWN at 8:00 Eastern, 5:00 Pacific. Chris Matthews then joins me and we will caucus the night away with you until midnight Eastern. That‘s tomorrow night. For now, good night and good luck."

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22488624/

    Along with smearing the continued accomplishments of The United States armed forces by counting up the days since Iraq had been officially liberated (sometimes with the rhetorical residue or laughter of stories mentioning celebrity undergarments, genitalia and/or breasts), the foreboding, "Good night and good luck" phrase illustrates an imposter of ethical journalism. Keith Olbermann is guilty of hubris and sanctimony everytime he concludes COUNTDOWN.

    And this is my post today, the 1,710th day since the declaration of Mission Accomplished in Iraq.....

    I am cee, good night and good luck.

    "Al Qaeda really hurt us, but not as much as Rupert Murdoch has hurt us, particularly in the case of Fox News. Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda--worse for our society. It's as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was."
    KEITH OLBERMANN

    Posted by: cee at January 4, 2008 8:05 PM

    ============================

    The top thing I hate about OlberLimp is his way of brushing off all the interupted terrorist attacks (i.e. Fort Dix) as a being perpetrated by a bunch of morons. Of course, if these morons happened to be successful, Limpy would be the first to blame the Bush Administration.

    Scott Benner
    Canton, MI

    ============================

    The most revolting thing for me is the use of Murrow's sign-off.

    1) it sounds as if Olbermann isn't imaginative enough to come up with one of his own.

    2) He's planting the idea in his audience's mind to view him as another Murrow, and there is no comparison there. Not even close. No investigative work, no real job insecurity in pushing the envelope, no traveling to dangerous areas, no legacy of war coverage, and the list goes on.

    Posted by: at January 4, 2008 8:25 PM
    5. Won't allow rebuttal

    4. Won't allow rebuttal

    3. Won't allow rebuttal

    2. Won't allow rebuttal

    1. See 5-4...

    Posted by: Cecelia at January 4, 2008 8:30 PM

    ============================

    Let me add #6.

    When Republicans claim that Democrats are weak against terror, that's shameless scare mongering.

    "How dare your, sir!"

    When Democrats claim that Bush and the Republicans have made the terror threat worse through their policies (Iraq, harsh interrogation techniques, alienating our allies), that's okay.

    Apparently you can criticize the Republican policies on terror but can't criticize the Democrats.

    Y'now, somewhere that makes sense. But not on this planet.

    Posted by: Steve at January 4, 2008 8:33 PM

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    1. He's a Liar - When Rosie O'Donnell called American Soldiers fighting in Iraq terrorists with this quote: "655,000 Iraqis are dead, who are the terrorists"?, Keith defended Rosie by lying about her quote, he said that Rosie said "655,000 Iraqis are dead, who is the terrorist"?. He lied about Rudy Giuliani when he said that Rudy said that one of the candidates would invite a certain person to the White House, when Rudy never said such thing.

    2. He's a Hypocrite - He has named people "Worst Person in the World" for doing the exact same things he has done, such as comparing people to Nazis or Al Qaeda, not informing viewers that you have done fund raising for a certain guest, and calling people names.

    3. He's a Terrorist Symathizer - He's always taking the side of the terrorists. He defends Al Qaeda terrorists in Gitmo. He defends terrorists who attack or threaten Israel. He rails against pretty much every terrorist fighting program such as listening to terrorist's phone calls or tracking there financial transactions.

    4. He's Biased - His show has been on the air for five years, and he has yet to invite one conservative to his show. His "Worst Person in the World" list never includes any liberals.

    5. He Steals Material - He's always lifting material from left wing blogs. He hardly ever does any of his own research like a real journalist such as Edward R. Murrow.

    Posted by: James at January 4, 2008 8:38 PM

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    5. Thinks being an unhinged liberal nutbag and hosting Sportcenter qualifies him for the next Edward R Murrow mantle

    4. Is to hack sports "journalists" turned unhinged self important liberal nutbags what Bill Maher is to hack comedians turned unhinged self important liberal nutbags.

    3. Stole glasses from Ashleigh Banfield.

    2. Shaved off The 'Stache and Mullet.

    1. Buys his suits at Chess King.

    Posted by: meng at January 4, 2008 9:33 PM

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    1. The hypocrisy: Claiming to be a journalist with no agenda, when he clearly is left-leaning.

    2. His sourcing: He got caught spectacularly with his misquoting Giuliani right after he and guest Huffington supposedly watched and listened to him. KO then tried to shift the blame for his deception to AP.

    3. His Media Matters connection: What KO says gets amplified by Hillary's website, regardless of the truth. I especially remember the Limbaugh caller who told he was upset about "this Cindy Sheehan thing", meaning how liberals were supporting the lady who lost her son in Iraq. Rush said "this Cindy Sheehan thing" is all phony, clearly meaning that the liberals were not supporting Cindy Sheehan for her loss, just using her. Both KO and MM claimed that Rush doubted the death of Sheehan's son, something he clearly did not do.

    4. His obsession with his timeslot competitor who has 3 times the overall ratings. This obsession is getting freakier the longer it goes on.

    5. The whole schadenfreude thing: KO seems to get a kind of sadistic pleasure with his misrepresentations of his targets. Again, freaky.

    Posted by: Missouri Show Me at January 4, 2008 9:38 PM

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    The extremely arrogant and ignorant manner of righteous indignation he conjures up nightly.

    Posted by: McCool at January 4, 2008 10:24 PM

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    he's a phony

    Posted by: Steve at January 4, 2008 10:31 PM

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    MISTER Bush!!!! I love that one, he doesn't have enough respect for the office to call him President. What balls, what a hero, what a way to stand up to the evil govt.

    Posted by: McCool at January 4, 2008 10:38 PM

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    What I hate about Keith is

    1. His big fat ass, orange face, and young girlfriend.

    2. He never reads any hilarious limericks on his show that people take the time to post out here

    3. He has never had RK on for a debate.

    4. He acts like Phony Soldier doesn't even exist, when we all know he is just afraid of what a real man thinks

    5. He's a chicken shit with an orange face, big fat ass, young girlfriend, orange face, no tolerance for limericks, orange face, and big fat ass.

    Posted by: Wasted Keystrokes at January 4, 2008 11:00 PM

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    I hate the 'funny voice' stuff.
    I hate when he thinks he is being 'cute'.
    I hate when he speaks with all the authority of Dana Carvey's "Church Lady"

    Posted by: Cat in the H at January 5, 2008 2:05 AM

    1. Keith's ultra-weird obsession with Bill O'Reilly and FoxNews

    2. Keith's ridiculous claim of "I'm not politically biased" and "I am politically neutral"

    3. Keith's "Good night and good luck" is an insult to Edward R. Murrow (a man who actually reported from the war)

    4. Keith's sophomoric insults and name-calling of fellow colleagues

    5. The fact that Countdown is billed as the "news show of record" for MSNBC

    Posted by: merkle923 at January 5, 2008 10:00 AM

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    Here are a few things I hate about Keith Olbermann:

    1. His pathological obsession with Bill O'Reilly and the flimsy excuses he uses to attack him.

    2. His reliance on Media Matters as gospel.

    3. That he uses his Worst Person in the World segment as a vehicle for personal attacks on political opponents.

    4. The inappropriate and embarrassing sexual references used to attack Bill Orally, er... I mean "O'Reilly".

    5. That he sincerely believes in much of what he says.

    That's all that comes to mind at the moment...

    Posted by: John-O at January 5, 2008 6:54 PM

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    5 dislikes:

    1. He's a proven liar

    2. He's a partisan hack

    3. He's very immature

    4. He's very unprofessional

    5. He has no credibility

    Posted by: royal king at January 5, 2008 7:21 PM

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    1.) retractions/corrections:

    whenever he doesn't "have to", he doesn't. doesn't present both sides of an argument or extremely rarely, only when it happens by mistake. underreports what he want's, focuses on stories that support his "progressive" agenda. all in all he is either the worst journalist ever, or an opinion commentator who doesn't bother to explain both sides of a story. you hear the "pros" but not the "cons". instead of defending his opinion against a good counter-argument, he just avoids the argument. i just realized i've never heard the man go maddog on anyone other than straight into the camera, yelling at bush... far, far away. to summarize, he's a poor journalist. it insults my intelligence, and i hate that.


    2.) derangement syndrome:
    if you don't agree with his worldview, your stupid and he hates you. if you're perceived as a threat to him, maddog olbermann really puts on a display. real or not, who knows, the man's largely an act. and surely he has the talent to "act". i hate it when he looks at 3 different cameras in the span of 60 seconds, so he can dramtically look over his own shoulder with those "oh so smart" glasses, with that important looking expression. i love to hate it. its so bad.


    3.) insensitivity:
    olbermann is insensitive. he hurls slings and arrows all over the place and doesn't even care if he's telling the truth. even if it is true, is it appropriate? what good is it to call paris hilton a whore? why focus on that? it reveals more about keith than it tells us anything about paris hilton. he just gets his kicks like that. thats not even a good example. theres so many examples of smear attacks with no merits at all. meanwhile, olby is so sensitive of his own image that he never corrects himself, he is just trying to project an illusion. if he werent so sensitive, he'd try to correct himself instead of hiding. (like in a tub.) hate it.


    4.) willfull dishonesty:
    others can do a better job of documenting this area. sometimes he uses blatant misquoting to defend rosie while attacking "fox noise." he figures it's a two for one special lie.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxPkq8TCOJ8 johnny dollar has documented a few examples, but there are many more that i just can't remember. but i do remember one thing: i hated it because he was lying.


    5.) legacy:
    keith has trashed his legacy. instead of the funny guy who entertained us, he became the guy who pissed us off. the guy who seemed to blame america first. the man who belittled so many accomplishments made in the wars. the man who seized on any story that made a conservative look bad, and who ignored any story that did the same for a liberal. the man who humiliated us because we disagreed. not that i ever gave a rats ass about olbermann's legacy,you just gotta hate the fact that one more act you listened to decided to soil itself. as good as he might be at recappin' the highlights, you can't get past who he is anymore. in my mind he is a dishonest liberal activist news pundit with much credibility within nbc and none with me. now when i watch the nfl, feelings of hate wash over me. i hate that.


    i don't hate him (till i run into him, im sure) just the character he portays on tv,

    olbyhater

    Posted by: olbyhater at January 5, 2008 10:52 PM
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    I hate that fricking Olberman is a "commentator" on Monday night football!

    Football is a man's game and I can not figure out how that commie bitch got the spot?? Oh yeah NBC ...never mind...

    Posted by: Michael at January 7, 2008 2:41 PM

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    One more thing I can't stand about Keith:

    1. That he'll mischaracterize and stretch the truth of something in the worst possible way in order to smear someone he dislikes.

    Posted by: John-O at January 7, 2008 10:14 PM

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    1. His eyebrows (hey Groucho Marx wants them back) 2. His attempts at humor (makes him look stupid) 3. His remarks about Bill 'O (way to much jealousy) 4. His political analyst's (same people everyday) 5. His opinions (always negative)

    Posted by: Jerry at January 8, 2008 5:21 AM


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    Brilliant!

    spot on - needed to be said

    E = Olbermann sucks and his fans are losers squared

    Unlike global warming there is scientific consensus.

    Having read all these anti Olbermann comments, I think all of the reasons can be summed up in a single summary.

    People hate Keith Olbermann because he is an unapologetic leftist who is not ashamed of his beliefs. I think right wingers really did believe their press clippings from the 1990's and thought they had succeeded in making the word "liberal" something to be considered to be ashamed of.

    I think Olbermann's uncompromising leftist views are the real reason and his critics would hate him no matter how he conducted his show. How dare he be a liberal and not be ashamed of it!

    speaking of conducting his show, it is not different than Rush Limbaugh's operation. I will concede that unlike O Reilly, Olbermann does not have guests that contest his opinion. Otherwise, the O Reilly show is no different from Olbermann's, and unlike Limbaugh, Olbermann does air corrections when necessary. I am still waiting for Limbaugh to correct and apologize for his lie about Michael J Fox, ""he obviously skipped his medication".

    On a side note, the list of reasons to hate Olberman underscores why the political right in this country is folding like a lawn chair in terms of political power. Media Matters uses verbatim quotes and video, all in context to document the claims it makes about the people they criticize.

    Only in the fevered ruminations of the right wing mind would a source that produces FACTUAL EVIDENCE to document the behavior they criticize, be dismissed as a propagandist.

    Yes, I am a liberal and not ashamed of it. However I am not an ideologue. I apprecaite a well versed conservative viewpoint. I am positively nostalgic for the days when William F. Buckley hosted his TV show on a weekly basis. I seldom agreed with the man, but he was always civil, intelligent, and made me think about why I believed the way I did. Buckley would define a perfect paradigm to argue why his opinion was valid. O Reilly just calls people pinheads.

    Not a single one of today's right wing ideology hustlers (Limbaugh, Savage, oReilly) etc) is qualified to carry Mr. Buckley's proverbial jock strap. Instead of whining about Olbermann, conservatives should be more concerned that pundits who share their views are crude hacks who will never persuade anyone their arguments are even worth listening to.

    God, I never thought I would say this, but please somebody give Pat Buchanan another show. It would be a huge improvement over the right wing blow hards currently polluting the air.

    The post is about why OW readers "hate" Keith Olbermann so, being an OlbyLoon, Anthony offers as "rebuttal" the reasons he "hates" O'Reilly, Limbaugh, et al.

    Since he is such a fan of "well versed" viewpoints perhaps he would consider instead offering a defense of Olbermann as rebuttal rather than his rather poorly versed and shop worn arguments, borrowed from so many other Olbermann loyalists before him.

    Or is that he prefers his "news" in the form of propagandistic, one-sided accounts of political issues, thinly-sourced stories, and puerile ad hominem attacks? Since he apparently believes that Keith Olbermann is fit to claim the mantle of Edward R. Murrow, it would appear so.

    ...or it could just be that Olbermann's a talentless hack.

    he was moderately less annoying when he was trying to be the next Chris Berman,
    http://www.sportscenteraltar.com/phrases/phrases.asp

    moreso now that he thinks he's a "serious" journalist.

    I am still waiting for Limbaugh to correct and apologize for his lie about Michael J Fox, ""he obviously skipped his medication".
    Posted by: anthony at January 8, 2008 12:08 PM

    Why should Limbaugh correct what M J Fox admitted to in his own book? You have followed you friend Keith's lead with a distortion.

    Olby only corrects himself when backed into a corner, and even then blames others.

    What's curious is that, when KO can't find any factual proof to back his claims, he uses "Popsicle Stick Theater" to tell us what "really happened".

    As someone not an Olbermann fan, I have to say your view, Anthony, is one of the most sound and solid I have seen a very long time. Thank you.

    Posted by: A N O N Y M O U S at January 8, 2008 12:10 PM


    Genius! Or, cowardly, not sure. Defending and agreeing w/someone who is definitely an olbyloon. All the while, claiming you're "not a fan" and "rarely watch!" Seek help, soon.

    Media Matters uses verbatim quotes and video, all in context to document the claims it makes about the people they criticize.


    Posted by: anthony at January 8, 2008 12:08 PM

    Baghdad Bob returns once again!!!!

    Why do you hate Pat Buchanan, Jeff?

    Posted by: A N O N Y M O U S at January 8, 2008 1:53 PM


    More lies from the desperate loons!

    It was nice of Anthony to stumble on this blog and air his grievances. It amazes me that these loons continually ask for proof that Olbermann airs untruths and lies, yet this text documents it almost daily. Read allmighty proud liberal anthony... you might find what you seek.

    Great job on the list JD. My hatred in KeithO is based on his spawning of the loons. These unapologetic half-wits love to sprinkle this blog with the lefty talking points that show how closed minded they are. More than half don't even read the text they are commenting on. It is pathetic.

    “Is this a straight newscast at this point?” Olbermann said. “Probably not. It is, however, entirely news-driven. If there is no daily controversy about the Iraq war, we’re not going to start the show with one.”
    http://www.kansascity.com/238/story/431088.html

    He finally admits it's not news. So is he not a newsman? Oh, and he has a life size cardboard cutout of O'Reilly in his office. Total man-crush.

    "Media Matters uses verbatim quotes and video, all in context to document the claims it makes about the people they criticize.


    Posted by: anthony at January 8, 2008 12:08 PM "

    Now THAT is funny,in a pathetic sort of way.

    Sigh.. my eyebrows are similar to olbies even though I hate him, damnit its a Scottish thing, there is a Scotsman in olbies Germanic woodpile somewhere!

    Anon- I understand how the political landscape is ever-changing and shifting left. And I do blame Bush, but I don't have to sit back and condone it. It is making some antipatriots in thiss country.

    I am a fiscal conservative, so my beliefs and what I consider good policy is based on being a fiscal conservative. Yet my social ideals are much different. Thats probably why I don't disagree with you often.

    You see Anon- I like democrats. I just despise true liberals like Keith. I feel that the fringe loons are anti-american. I have hate for the Rosey Odonnels of the worlds that impune ALL our soldiers with her "Who are the terroists" statements. I have hate for the Keith Olbermann's of the world that blame all that is wrong in the country on the Republicans while he ignores the gaping flaws in his own party. I have hate for the Bill Mahrer's of the world who openly praise the assasination of our own leaders. I have hate for for the George Soros of the world who wave their fists and talk about losing their rights, and then openly delete posts on their sites they disagree with.

    They may be democrats, but they are democrats that have lost their focus and turned on America. All in the name of "making america great agin? Pulease. They are liberals loons- and these are the people that adore Keith. That is why I come here to mock them.

    Sigh.. my eyebrows are similar to olbies even though I hate him, damnit its a Scottish thing, there is a Scotsman in olbies Germanic woodpile somewhere!

    Posted by: Ignignokt at January 8, 2008 4:07 PM

    My girlfriend thinks my thick eyebrows are HOT! keep the fatih dude. (if you are a chick with thick eyebrows, you're screwed, sorry---unless you can go back to the 90s).

    You are not expecting jeff to justify anything are you? That would require him to think about why he feels as he does. I don't [thik]sic Jeff is capable of that.

    "Fine, but you still haven't answered the question, Jeff."

    Posted by: at January 8, 2008 2:38 PM


    Cowy, if you read the exchange, or rather, Philby's interjection, she put words in my mouth/bare face lied. That would require comprehending what you read. You obviously aren't capable of doing that. Thanks for proving it, once again.

    Why do you hate Pat Buchanan, Jeff?

    Posted by: A N O N Y M O U S at January 8, 2008 1:53 PM

    Philby, if you can find anything that remotely resembles me saying that, I will never respond to any of your idiotic posts, anymore. Deal? Otherwise, I will continue to point out your lies, spin tactics and hypocritical posts.. You will not be able to do the former, so, the latter will continue, I suspect.

    Monday night's scorboard shows that The Factor had over THREE TIMES the actual viewers of Meltdown and over TWICE the number of the critical, all important, never to be ignored "DEMO".

    Sorry, libs.

    To me, the lesson in all of that is to understand the true discourse here (and I am discounting the fringe loonies), a liberal is best served but not judging conservative consensus as a the by-product of pawns merely being acted upon, and a conservative is best served by not judging a liberal picking and choosing what he or she deems best from a variety of points of view or even his or her own point of view as being inherently inferior or contradictory.

    Posted by: A N O N Y M O U S at January 8, 2008 3:16 PM

    Well, I think you've leaving out a very important consideration here.

    Blogsites are a very rarefied world.

    To condense my thoughts, because I'm headed out to dinner, let me say that I have met more liberals in "real life" who don't care one way or another about Fox News. It's just one more cable channel for them.

    They may watch O'Reilly (I can't stand the man) occasionally and think, "Yeah, go after that pedophile, Bill!', while also passionately arguing for "social justice" over coffee.

    The majority of people aren't political junkies.

    They don't go to blogs alot. And if they do visit them occasionally they aren't habitually going to oppositional blogs in order to engage and "battle" the opposition. That's a breed apart.

    If you start thinking this is the whole world and start making comparisons between liberals and conservatives based on these dynamics, it's going to cloud reality.

    Like we fucking care.
    Get a life.
    Posted by: at January 8, 2008 7:15 PM

    says the person arguing with folks on an The Olbermann Watch comment thread...

    Why do you hate Pat Buchanan, Jeff?

    Posted by: A N O N Y M O U S at January 8, 2008 1:53 PM

    I never said that, did I philby? Take one little snippet and paint a very broad stroke. Typical.

    Chris Matthews just introduced the NYT columnist Frank Rich as "that great liberal" on MSNDC coverage a few minutes ago. And people wonder why that network is one of the least trusted news sources (just above PBS, no less).

    Date / Time: 1/2/2008 1:09 AM
    Tuesday, January 8, 2007: Interview with Vinnie of the Jawa Report!

    Political Vindication Radio!
    Tuesdays, 6pm Pacific
    (646) 652 - 4598

    Here is your chance to take on the Jawa Report and tell one of the contributors that it is merely a beheading site that supports perverts. (Vinnie was not the author of the fireman in the park post.)

    Chris Matthews just introduced the NYT columnist Frank Rich as "that great liberal" on MSNDC coverage a few minutes ago. And people wonder why that network is one of the least trusted news sources (just above PBS, no less).

    Posted by: at January 8, 2008 8:21 PM

    -----

    Thanks, Jeff.

    Posted by: A N O N Y M O U S at January 8, 2008 9:18 PM


    You're not very clairvoyant, philby. Not me. Stick to your usual shtick, please.

    You mean this Frank Rich?


    The gravest charge you can level at a military man, as MoveOn.org essentially did to Gen. Petraeus with its infamous "General Betray Us" ad, is to call him a traitor.

    But close behind in the catalog of calumny is to call a soldier a coward. And that's effectively what Frank Rich did in his [p.p.v.] New York Times column of today.

    Writes Rich:

    General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker could grab an hour of prime television time only by slinking into the safe foxhole of Fox News, where Brit Hume chaperoned them on a gloomy, bunkerlike set before an audience of merely 1.5 million true believers.

    So this is the portrait Frank Rich paints, not just at home, but to our enemies abroad, of the four-star general who is our commander in Iraq: a coward who slinks off into safe foxholes.

    RK: "But close behind in the cataloq of calumny is to call a soldier a coward."

    Much like when you kept calling the former Supreme Allied Commander a "coward".

    Much like when you kept calling the former Supreme Allied Commander a "coward".

    Posted by: Mike at January 8, 2008 11:59 PM


    Condoning frank rich's comments?

    RK: "Condonin frank rich's comments?"

    Nope!....Just condemning you're own equally malicious comments.

    One of the few points of consensus on this site, I am sure.

    Posted by: A N O N Y M O U S at January 9, 2008 12:15 AM

    You really are one classless loser, aren't you? I thought mike was the biggest hypocrite that posted here, he's a saint compared to you.

    Posted by: Pricele$$ at January 9, 2008 12:45 AM

    Sure, no one reads this blog patsy, thats why you show up here every day and every night. Run along loser.

    Frank Rich is a great writer.

    Posted by: cowy at January 9, 2008 12:42 AM


    The gravest charge you can level at a military man, as MoveOn.org essentially did to Gen. Petraeus with its infamous "General Betray Us" ad, is to call him a traitor.

    But close behind in the catalog of calumny is to call a soldier a coward. And that's effectively what Frank Rich did in his [p.p.v.] New York Times column of today.

    Writes Rich:

    General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker could grab an hour of prime television time only by slinking into the safe foxhole of Fox News, where Brit Hume chaperoned them on a gloomy, bunkerlike set before an audience of merely 1.5 million true believers.

    So this is the portrait Frank Rich paints, not just at home, but to our enemies abroad, of the four-star general who is our commander in Iraq: a coward who slinks off into safe foxholes.


    Royal King,

    Watch out! There's a virgin dweeb in the house skulking around.

    Posted by: WOW! Another fact! I mean The Factor at January 9, 2008 1:01 AM

    You just proved it by responding DUMSHIT!!!! Pound that keyboard and then go pound your meat loser.

    PATSY,

    Have you ever been kissed?
    Have you ever been laid?
    Have you ever had the nerve to ask a female human out for a date?

    We all know it's NO, NO, NO!

    You are truly the virgin dweeb of OW.

    Jeffy Bovine is again posting uncredited material.

    Let's see you grow a FUCKING OVARY and delete Jeffy Bovine's post at January 9, 2008 12:57 AM

    Posted by: Johnny BU$HWIPE, where are you? at January 9, 2008 1:08 AM


    You just did it, dumbass. No need to delete it, now. Thanks, patsy! Did you happen to educate yourself by reading it? Hint, rich is a loser....

    Did you happen to educate yourself by reading it? Hint, rich is a loser....

    Thanks, patsy!!!(*)-------

    PATSY,

    Better turn the lights off and get back to your room, and pronto! Mommy's coming back from bingo any minute now.

    "Did you happen to understand what I did to you, Bovine!"

    You're kidding right? comprehension is not something Rk is exactly known for. No, you beat him in the argument but luckily for RK he is too stupid to know it.

    Hey RK what's it like to lose every single argument you get into to? I've seen cattle smarter than you. Of course, then I've seen you rape the cattle. Terrible thing to do to a species just because they are smarter than you.

    Your 7:19 post is absolutely correct, Cecelia.

    Posted by: A N O N Y M O U S at January 8, 2008 8:09 PM

    To extrapolate, to a liberal, there is no illogic in a liberal finding an O'Reilly irksome and offensive, while at the same time finding an Olbermann trite and annoying. In fact, a liberal is cut off or disenfranchised from both. Only a conservative would find this illogical, and that conservative is not being dishonest or inflammatory. That merely fits into his or her view of how the world operates or should operate.

    Posted by: A N O N Y M O U S at January 8, 2008 3:16 PM


    Well, if everything I said is absolutely true, then you must agree that if your generalized statements about "conservatives" and "liberals", disenfranchisement and consensus building and/or reactionism..., have any real distinctiveness at all, it is only within a very esoteric circle of blogosphere political types and even then, it's marginal.

    No matter what you wish to imply about some "community" of conservatives and some "aggregate" of liberals, they are both built upon the same dynamics and the same impulses.

    "The Democratic leadership has agreed to finance the deaths of Americans in a war that has only reduced the security of Americans."

    "The Democratic leadership has agreed to finance the deaths of Americans in a war that has only reduced the security of Americans."

    Posted by: Keit Olbermann at January 9, 2008 2:53 PM

    Not that it rates a WPITW award...

    Kieh Olbermann

    5. his use of media matters as the primary source for almost all of his 'news'. try leaving the studio ONCE and actually cover a story yourself. but that would cut into his 'harassing porn stars' time now wouldn't it.
    4. his utter fear of debate. having a love fest with a handful of bad newsweek writers every night does not constitute a meaningful discussion. say what you will about o'reilly, but he will have anyone on his show, whether is michael moore, cindy sheehan, phil donahue, etc.
    3. his often disturbing obsession with bill o'reilly and the bizarre way he says 'comedian' before rush limbaugh's name. i don't care much for bill or rush, but for olbermann to think he is in their league as a newsman or even as an entertainer is laughable.
    2. his proverbial use of the word proverbial, which is often used incorrectly. its bad enough he often makes up words that don't exist, can he at least use the ones that do in the proper way, is that too much to ask?
    1. news anchor. he is listed as a news anchor, which by definition is an unbiased presenter of the days events, who does not allow personal feelings or opinions to influence his or hers reporting of the news. can anyone claim this is an accuarte description of kieth? olbermann is a commentator, a very far left commentator. thats fine, but msnbc and kieth should have the guts to call a spaid a spaid. o'reilly is listed as a commentator, as is hannity, which means they are SUPPOSED to give their opinon. kieth is supposedly a 'news anchor' , and if so, he is the worst in the history of american braodcasting. he does not unbiasedly present the news, he gives his very liberal view of the days events, which culminate in a slew of conservatives being call 'worst in the world' followed by specail comments calling for the impeachment or resignation or everyone with a (R) next to their name. someone should tell abrams and kieth to grow a pair and tell the world they a bleeding heart arch-liberals, so there would be no need to point out their minute-to-minute bias.

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