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    Olbermann Watch, "persecuting" Keith since 2004


    February 9, 2008
    Keith Olbermann's Special Apology: The New, Ultimate Remix!

    We have made Keith Olbermann's Special Apology for David Shuster even better, with more of our special Olbywatch sauce. If you don't like it, then you are worse than Hitler!

    Click to see the video everyone's talking about: Instapundit, The Caucus New York Times Political Blog, Sister Toldjah, Politico, Don Surber, Protein Wisdom, Outside The Beltway, Memeorandom, Right Voices, Extreme Mortman, Jules Crittenden, Powerlineblog, The Colossus of Rhodey, Newsbusters, The Anchoress, Ed Driscoll, and many more.

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    Source for Keith Olbermann's "Pimping" Quote: Special Education Komment, Sept 20, 2007:

    But Mr. Bush, you have hidden behind the General's skirts, and today you have hidden behind the skirts of 'the planted last question' at a news conference, to indicate once again that your presidency has been about the tilted playing field, about no rules for your party in terms of character assassination and changing the fabric of our nation, and no **right** for your opponents or critics to as much as **respond**.
    That, Sir, is not only un-American -- it is dictatorial.
    And in **pimping** General David Petraeus, Sir, in violation of everything this country has been assiduously and vigilantly against for 220 years, you have tried to blur the gleaming **radioactive** demarcation between the military and the political, and to portray **your** party as the one associated with the military, and your opponents as the ones somehow antithetical to it.

    Click on the image below to hear today's hottest sensations, Keith Olbermann and the Bathtub Boys, singing their latest hit "Pimped Out" (mp3).

    UPDATE: You can now download "Pimped Out" to play on your own computer or iPod. Just right click here.

    UPDATE: you asked, we deliver. The "Pimped Out" mp3 ringtone is now available!

    [NOTE: I followed these instructions, don't ask me how to get the ringtone onto YOUR phone. Try Google or your handset manufacturer]

    An OlbyWatch hat-tip to Extreme Mortman for inspiring this video with his catch-of-the-week.

    NEWSFLASH: Hillary Wants Shuster Head On A Platter. Read Hill's letter to NBC News President Steve Capus.

    NEWSFLASH: NBC VP Phil Griffin Threatened To Fire Shuster On The Spot. Read Big Head DC's Inside Account.

    NEWSFLASH: MSNBC Preempts Scheduled Programming to Air Hillary Clinton Documentary. Read Politico for more.


    Posted by johnny dollar | Permalink | Comments (106) | | View blog reactions

    106 Comments

    Absolutely Brilliant !

    Good stuff J$! It would be funny to make a rap "song" with Shuster & Keith saying "pimping" over and over again to a cool hip hop beat. Have some grahics with the dynamic duo as ganstas, and you've got an instant you-tube hit.

    MSNBC: Stop Sniping at Hillary by Paul Levinson February 9, 2008 at 16:04:48

    "...Keith Olbermann is no angel in his attitude towards Hillary Clinton, either. When Olbermann attacks Rush Limbaugh by constantly calling him a "comedian," we all laugh. Olbermann's tick-like verbal attacks and facial expressions are usually welcome when they are directed at Fox News. But they have no place in supposedly even-handed coverage of a Presidential campaign. And although Olbermann is not as out there against Hillary Clinton as is Matthews, his comments about her are all too often studded with sarcasm and derision..."

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_paul_lev_080209_msnbc_3a_stop_sniping_.htm

    I really, REALLY hope that Keef (and those "in charge" as MSDNC) watch this and realize just what a tool he is!

    Learned from papa didn't he?

    See ya friggin later you big mouth (literally) democrat water carrying rumpswab. To think msdnc used to put this left-wing ninny on to fill in for Tucker, the only true Republican on the channel. Good word for him Obama-Rama; TOOL. A PATHETIC FRIGGIN TOOL!!!!

    Olbermann is a whore for the clintons.

    Wow, Olby's minions are leaving by the dozens. Many "fair well" posts. Just came back from the news hole to see if my post of Olby's "pimp" comment made the cut. Guess what, it didn't! Shocker!

    To quote Flounder in Animal House...

    "Oh Boy, this is GREAT"

    What an awesome find and brilliant clip.

    Olbyhypocracy to the nth degree.

    Yeah, Olby, that Slippery Shuster has keen insight alright. It is hilarious to watch Bathman grovel at the feet of the Clintons on behalf of his sidekick. MSDNC=Comedy Central.

    Kudos to J$ and Bob for their efforts to expose the hypocrisy during this latest outrage from MSDNC. It's always something (rotten) at 30 Rock.

    Why wasn't Olbermann wearing his blue dress and knee pads? Will we get to see David Shitster write Hitlery a check on air? What's the over and under on when Shitster get fired?

    "If you don't like it, then you are worse than Hitler!"

    I just LOLed

    MSDNC=Comedy Central.

    Posted by: at February 9, 2008 8:32 PM


    What's ironic about this is the spolbyloons have no problem with it! Sad, but, true!

    Morning Joe and Mika are rowing
    Shuster and Imus aren't going
    Back on cable TV
    A Mess NBC
    What's up with that network and "ho"-ing?

    RK - you are right - the comments at the Newshole are entertaining to say the least. Keith is going to have to do another Kos blog to feel the love (and feed his ego). Some of the regulars are even angry and speaking of rebellion. Check it out.

    MSLSD should pinkslip the quarreling Scratch and Mika from "Morning Joe". They'd be left with Willie Geist. Morning Willie.

    I took RK's advice and checked out the Newshole. Olby, your faithful have turned on you. MSDNC probably will shut the board down due to negative comments about the Olberpology and NBC's bias. If the moonbats think that NBC is biased, then that should tell you all you need to know about the disaster that is A-Mess-NBC. The rats are jumping off the Good Ship Meltdown. Here's a link.

    http://thenewshole.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/02/08/650476.aspx#comments

    Yep - the faithful are filled with discontent. You know you have a problem when head cheerleader Pam Bignardi turns on you.

    "Please, use the Schuster incident as a wake up call Keith; for your reporting has been slanted for a couple of months and is getting worse by the night."

    Warm the water, Katy. Bear needs to soak in the tub.


    Hillary's Clinton's letter to NBC-News President Steve Capus:

    "I would urge you to look at the pattern of behavior on your network that seems to repeatedly lead to this sort of degrading language."

    The Democrats are going to screw themselves on the super delegates.

    Pat Buchanan is predicting Chicago 1968.

    Obama will lead in pledge delegates and the super delegates may go to the Clinton machine...

    Ha !!!!

    Hillary's Clinton's letter to NBC-News President Steve Capus:

    "I would urge you to look at the pattern of behavior on your network that seems to repeatedly lead to this sort of degrading language."

    Posted by: merkle923 at February 9, 2008 10:17 PM


    Keith Olbermann has been calling people monkeys, "fat ass", "deplorable", and accusing the President of watching cartoons AND of masterminding an fascist take-over of U.S. institutions....

    Welcome, to OW, Mrs. Clinton...

    You are SO right, Cecilia! The notion that our Commander-in-Chief could ever, EVER watch cartoons AND mastermind a fascist takeover of US institutions is RIDICULOUS!

    Bush could never be torn away from SpongeBob; the fascist planning would have to happen on the commercial breaks or SOMEbody's gonna be TESTY!

    CNN's Gregoire/Obama weirdness
    by kos
    Sat Feb 09, 2008 at 04:14:20 PM PST
    So this is weird. I've gotten several emails about it, but apparently, while conducting a live feed with CNN reporter Jessica Yellin in Washington, she was heard trying to decide whether they should do an interview with the state's governor Christine Gregoire. Apparently, thinking her mike was turned off, she's hear say, ""Do you want to do it (the interview) live or just tape it for us?" Pause "Well, she's for Obama, that's the problem."

    Now, there are two ways to look at this. The Obama partisans claim this is proof that CNN is biased against their candidate. The more plausible explanation is that CNN is sensitive about putting candidate surrogates on the air because of fears of being accused of bias. Or maybe they want to balance out the surrogates and already had filled their Obama surrogate quota.

    Regardless, this is troubling enough that CNN needs to explain itself.

    Wow, I didn't read down to the bottom, but from what I did read there's not a single positive comment on that Newshole board!

    Wonder if it's a busy weekend at MSNBC?

    CNN political director Sam Feist explains:

    The point she was making is that since the governor has endorsed a candidate, Jessica was making sure that the producers were comfortable putting on a surrogate for one side when there wasn't a surrogate for the other side speaking live at that caucus as well.

    Thanks for playing.

    The kos kiddie sucks it up! Hook, line and sinker........

    You are SO right, Cecilia! The notion that our Commander-in-Chief could ever, EVER watch cartoons AND mastermind a fascist takeover of US institutions is RIDICULOUS!

    Bush could never be torn away from SpongeBob; the fascist planning would have to happen on the commercial breaks or SOMEbody's gonna be TESTY!

    Posted by: graymatter at February 9, 2008 11:40 PM

    No way! Commericial breaks are reserved for thwarting 9/11 memorials.

    And smores...

    Ripped from the huffpo......also noticed a Hillary hit piece at the top of the page...TDF!!!!


    During the day, while CNN was covering the ongoing voting via "Ballot Bowl" and Fox News was doing the same with "You Decide 2008," MSNBC was running taped programming like "Sex Slaves in America" and "Lockup: Holman" and "Born in the Wrong Body," up until 6pm when Tim Russert's show began, followed by a taped documentary on the career of Hillary Clinton, narrated by Lester Holt.

    2:02, thank you for displaying your moonbat tendencies and limited vocabulary skills.

    RK, every year NBC cuts the amount of live news programming on MSNBC. Within a few short years, if that network is still around, it will broadcast nothing but Lock-Up specials 24/7. What's twisted is that those specials will get better ratings than the slanted spinfest "news" the network currently delivers.

    O'Reilly's O'Rectal O'Rangers. You guys are funny!

    I also recall the apology that Olbermann had to make after the producers placed a caption of Senator David Vitter's wife that had a "ho" reference in it. "Fashion ho-pas" it read.

    A few other incidents by him are referenced here:
    http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/scandals/countdowns_ho_graphic_olbermanns_done_this_sort_of_thing_before_63387.asp

    MSNBC has a rather lengthy list of juvenilia being broadcast. Shuster's is just the latest.

    I forgot about that one, Steve....And as I have been posting since Friday....anytime Musto appears, Olbermann becomes the nerdy teenager who has to chortle at any oral sex or prostitution reference uttered by the creepy guest....

    Creepy, creepy Musto....a regular on COUNTDOWN!

    NBC News must be so proud!

    You asked, we deliver. I've added a link (above) for an mp3 Ringtone of "Pimped Out".

    1:52 must be a musto fan. Shocker!

    Right where he feels at home.

    I've always wondered what Olbermann had on Phil Griffin to get away with what he has. But maybe Phil is tired of protecting these juveniles, or else can no longer do so and keep his own job.

    for a minute there I thought Olbermann had put this together and was being ironic - expressing his displeasure at the Clinton's reaction. I didn't realize that someone had taken the time to put this together and that Olbermann was SERIOUS!

    Brilliant. I am dense but the vid is brilliant.

    I've always wondered what Olbermann had on Phil Griffin to get away with what he has. But maybe Phil is tired of protecting these juveniles, or else can no longer do so and keep his own job.

    Posted by: at February 10, 2008 3:02 PM

    Olbermann and his MSNBC colleagues don't need anything on Phil Griffin.... they need only to stick to addressing slurs, slights, and insinuations solely towards folks on the Right.

    RK, the twerpy little creep, 1:52, has also been flushed down the crapper to join his friends and family!

    Grammie
    Posted by: Janet Hawkins at February 10, 2008 2:12 PM


    Grammy, I had been thinking that it's the Broken Window Theory of order that has been brought to OW, but I like your analogy better...


    Someone at OW brought up KO and his comments about Jenna Bush on Dec 5.. So I googled the two and came across this transcript from MSNBC. It is very long but completely relevant to KO.

    From: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15952042/

    In his leering salacious best KO brought up the last item in his 'countdown of the day's top news stories'.

    "How to get out of another mess. Not just another male pill, but a male pill that restores fertility within a day and can claim no sperm were killed during the making of this pill.

    This is not a segue, but were the Bush twins asked to leave Argentina? And what about these twins in best friendship? The battle to be America‘s bad girls analyzed, as only he can do it, by TV personality and presidential historian Mo Rocca."
    He starts the story:

    "OLBERMANN: It‘s rare when the world of politics and the world of entertainment fit together as neatly as they do in our number one story in the COUNTDOWN tonight. A tale of two pairs of girls, all of them in their mid 20‘s, all of them famous, all of them providing rich fodder for the tabloids with their latest exploits. In a moment the phenomenon of Paris Hilton and her new sidekick, Britney Spears.

    But first Jenna and Barbara Bush. They have regained their party girl crowns thanks to reports from their 25th birthday celebrations in Argentina this weekend. After reports of lack security, a media frenzy and at least one lurid tale in the Argentine papers about the girls running naked down a hallway of their hotel, denied fervently by that hotel, by the way, ABC News reported the situation was so bad that the U.S. embassy asked the girls to leave, which the embassy fervently denies, by the way.

    But even though the twins were meant to stay in Buenos Aires until Thursday, according to ABC News at least one, Barbara, is already back in the U.S. and that report, very flimsily backed up by the website Galkers Tip Line For Celebrity Spotting, GalkerStalker, which reports that Ms. Bush was seen with an unnamed man eating Oysters in the west village of New York City last night. No word on whether Jenna Bush is likewise cutting her holiday short or having oysters.

    Perhaps she is heading to southern California where the ultimate party girls are now hanging out. Somehow, since she announced her impending divorce from Kevin Federline, Britney Spears has become B.F.F. with Paris Hilton, and yes, with the less hip, that is short hand for Best Friends Forever, they tell me. Hilton and Spears have been inseparable for weeks now, spotted at trendy nightclubs in Vegas and L.A., drinking, smoking, staying out all nigh, and apparently even making peace with Hilton‘s nemesis, the actress Lindsay Lohan.

    Paris Hilton‘s P.R. guy says that the whole—what would the couple name here be? Parispears, Britris, anyway, he says, the friendship is real, telling the website TMZ.com that the two are like sisters and that Spears is extremely grateful for Hilton‘s friendship, that she considers the heiress to be a role model, which might explain Ms. Spears‘ new wardrobe, extreme cleavage, short skirts, underwear optional.

    On that note, who better to analyze this strange confluence of girls behaving badly than television personality and author of “All the President‘s Pets,” Mo Rocca. Good evening Mo, thanks for your time."

    As if that wasn't enough slime for KO, he and MR go on together:

    "MO ROCCA, TELEVISION PERSONALITY: Good evening Keith, thank you.

    OLBERMANN: We‘ll get to the new BFFs in a moment, but let‘s start with the first twins and this rampage through Argentina. You have met the Bush daughters and you know your White Houses. Are these the kind of women who would do things like run around in a hotel naked?

    ROCCA: No, certainly not. Look, we have to remember the expression running around in a hotel naked in Argentina is an example of magical realism, a technique that‘s common in Argentinean literature and journalism. The translation here is they were running around topless. It is simply that. The same press account said that Jenna, the blonde one, was so beautiful that she exploded into flames of fire. Now, granted they were drinking a lot, so they were highly flammable perhaps, but this is hyperbole.

    OLBERMANN: The embassy, the U.S. embassy has denied that anybody asked the twins to leave Argentina, but given that Barbara Bush has already been spotted back in the U.S., does that mean someone pulled the rug out from under the party? I mean, if not the Secret Service, then maybe their dad. Or is he blaming their behavior on al Qaeda in Iraq, or what?

    ROCCA: Well, no, it‘s true that Barbara, the brunette, has already been extradited. So once Jenna comes home the pullout from Argentina will be complete. The president is blaming, actually, Argentina‘s Democracy, because the former Peron regime, of course, was much more red-state friendly. They would have embraced the Bush twins and not let them go home, actually. You know, I would say that—let me also clarify that this sighting you‘re talking about on Galker, it did say, and I have it right here, that Barbara Bush was sucking down oysters and making out with some guy. This is actually in reference to former first lady Barbara Bush. Right, and we should remember that oysters, of course, are an aphrodisiac, especially after a couple of vodka stingers.

    OLBERMANN: I don‘t have anything to say after that. No, in touch with Argentina, do we get the Falklands. Is there any kind of trade here?

    ROCCA: Perhaps that would be great, I love that. That‘s great.

    Argentina has great food. We should all make a trip down there.

    OLBERMANN: One more on this thing here. Is the solution for the White House in dealing with the P.R. fallout from the first daughters‘ antics, keep them in Crawford until January of 2009?

    ROCCA: Well, I have one recommendation, a one word recommendation, Broadway. As you said, I have met the Bush twins. They are both actually very, very nice. The blonde one, Jenna, is bubbly. She has an easy laugh. The brunette, Barbara, is a little bit more serious, a little bit brooding, I would say. And so it occurred to me that they would be great in a Broadway production of Wicked, the two of them together.

    Jenna as the blond, sort of the good witch Glinda (ph), and Barbara as the brooding Elphaba (ph), who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West, but of course is not all bad. Because they have very, very complicated lives. And it‘s a very popular musical, so it would run forever, and it would keep them out of trouble, except on Monday‘s when the theater‘s dark and then they could go ballistic, go nuts.

    OLBERMANN: There is a tradeoff for the matinees on the weekends. Turning to these other girls gone wild. Did Britney Spears trade up or trade down by swapping Kevin Federline for her new pal Paris Hilton?

    ROCCA: Well I think neither. I think she traded dangerously. I mean, I think that this is a troubling alliance, if you will. It is a non-aggression pack between these two major powers. And I think a lot of people are comparing it really to the fast friendship between Iraq‘s al-Maliki and Iran‘s Ahmadinejad. Now what you have is Britney‘s Iraq seeking guidance and protection from Paris‘s Iran. And it seems to make sense. They are both, well, Shiite, as in blonde in this case.

    But this has the potential to really upset the whole balance of young Hollywood here. You have got the Nicole Richie insurgency, which is really going to be aggravated. You‘ve got K-Fed and the Kurds. Who knows what they are going to do in Turkey. Lindsay Lohan in Syria and then Mary Kate and Ashley, who, of course, sort of are surrogates for the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. It‘s a pretty dangerous situation right here.

    So I would be very careful moving ahead. Paris has clearly much grander motives here. I think she wanted to dominate the TMZ, if you will. I mean, I think she wants to co-op and eventually destroy Britney.

    OLBERMANN: I‘d like to point out for the record that you have gotten away with the phrase, Britney‘s Iraq. And on that note, television personality Mo Rocca, and somehow the title of your book, “All the President‘s Pets.”

    ROCCA: And by the way, not wearing underwear and flashing your crotch is strictly against Islamic law.

    OLBERMANN: Thank you. The “All the President‘s Pets” title seems to have taken on new meaning as we were told on our visit tonight. Thank you sir, always a pleasure.

    That‘s COUNTDOWN for this the 1,305th day since the declaration of mission accomplished in Iraq. Reporting from Los Angeles, I‘m Keith Olbermann, good night and good luck."

    I think David Shuster was waaaaay out of line with his choice of words but not the idea that he meant. He has been suspended, almost fired and maybe still will be fired. I think the suspension is in order if nothing else but to make him act professionally about and towards everyone, not just Dems and Chelsea Clinton.

    This by KO about Repubs/Bush twins slipped on by with no protest at all. This by KO and MR was not just one phrase out of an hour such as Shuster got hung by. This was a long, and probably scripted to one degree or another, segment that is nothing more than a very soft pornographic hit piece on a sitting President and his daughters.

    Grammie

    You know I had not seen that particular segment. I would say it is shocking, especially considering the Chelsea Clinton matter. In the case of Chelsea, Shuster was trying to be hip, using a term meant to convey "shamelessly promoting" or "shamelessly using". The reaction to what Shuster did started out being appropriate but has now gone overboard - Hillary's letter where she REFUSES to accept Shuster's apology is the moment where this story "jumped the shark".

    In the case of the Bush girls Olbermann is actively discussing the two girls being naked, being topless, being drunk, using aphrodisiacs, etc. All in the context of Paris and Britney at the height of their no underwear days.

    There really is no comparison as to which is worse - Keith's comments were pre-planned (what, you think those "jokes" are spontaneous?) and went on and on on. Shuster may have planned using the the term "pimped out" but he clearly did not mean to say that Chelsea was being treated like a hooker by her mother, he used the term once and dropped it, the statement was brief...and...oh yeah...he apologized.

    If we could come up with the video I think your comment would merit its own post.

    This is actually very typical Olbermann. If you watched his rant against Imus (available in our YouTube Channel) he listed a series of things that upset him about Imus and his crew that Keith himself has done.

    Keith slams Imus for making fun of people along "sexual, racial, ethnic, or homophobic jokes".

    Of course, OlbyWatch has documented NUMEROUS examples of Keith doing exactly the same thing - sexual (e.g., Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, etc.), ethnic (e.g. Chris Wallace, Alberto Gonzales, Bill Richardson, etc.), homophobic (e.g. Anderson Cooper)

    Even better Keith ends his "Evil Imus" litany by scolding Imus for having driven a woman to tears. Regular readers will know that Keith famously did this to Suzy Kolber while an ESPN, a big part of why he is persona non grata at the sports network.

    For you OlbyLoons FanGirls who struggle to accept Keith's misogynistic history, read it and weep..

    http://www.salon.com/news/sports/col/olbermann/2002/11/17/meaculpa/print.html

    "...my ESPN2 co-host, Ms. Kolber, sequestering herself in the women's bathroom and weeping over how I treated her..."

    If we have any shrinks in the house perhaps they can explain why Keith focuses his outrage about the behavior of others on those things that he himself does. Would it be safe to say that this type of behavior is a manifestation of self-loathing? Or is he just a woman hater?

    Would it be safe to say that this type of behavior is a manifestation of self-loathing? Or is he just a woman hater?

    Posted by: Robert Cox at February 10, 2008 4:50 PM


    He's a former pasty faced, pencil necked, mama's boy, turned smug bully.

    Grammy,

    That's a great find. There's no doubt that the Bush twins have earned their reputations as party girls, but there's also been past reports in the press about Chelsea being helped into various vehicles after nights clubbing.

    Olbermann would retreat to his bathtub for good rather than do a "Keeping Tabs" on THAT gossip...

    I posted the juicy parts of Olbermahns rant at the news hole yesterday. Needless to say, it didn't get through the moderators. They probably held their hands over the eyes as they deleted it.


    There really is no comparison as to which is worse - Keith's comments were pre-planned (what, you think those "jokes" are spontaneous?) and went on and on on. Shuster may have planned using the the term "pimped out" but he clearly did not mean to say that Chelsea was being treated like a hooker by her mother, he used the term once and dropped it, the statement was brief...and...oh yeah...he apologized.

    Posted by: Robert Cox at February 10, 2008 4:50 PM


    Amen. This fracas wouldn't have happened to a nicer guy....but it should have stopped with Shuster's seond apology.

    It's just stupid groveling to Blue Blogs and Clinton now.

    I reread what I copied just now and found something in it that I missed the first time. Caps are mine:

    "You know, I would say that—let me also clarify that this sighting you‘re talking about on Galker, it did say, and I HAVE IT RIGHT HERE, THAT BARBARA BUSH WAS SUCKING DOWN OYSTERS AND MAKING OUT WITH SOME GUY. This is actually IN REFERENCE TO FORMER FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH. RIGHT, AND WE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT OYSTERS, OF COURSE, ARE AN APHRODISIAC, ESPECIALLY AFTER A COUPLE OF VODKA STINGERS."

    He is speaking of Mrs barbara Bush, not Miss Barbara Bush here.

    How did someone saying that the former First Lady of the US and the mother of the current President of the US was "making out with some guy" after having consumed a couple of vodka stingers and oysters, that well known aphrodisiac.

    Video or no video this should prompt something against both of these creeps.

    Grammie

    Janet,

    That there was no media report over THAT statement tells you what you need to know about this incident - it is largely manufactured.

    The Clintons are desperate. The story has been all about Bill and his use of racial codewords in South Carolina, and Hillary not putting Obama away on Super Tuesday, and now losing every state this weekend (so far). So, they are changing the narrative to how the media beats up on the poor Clintons.

    What they are really doing is seeking to make anyone who criticizes Hillary Clinton radioactive - and don't be fooled. Shuster's point was that the Clinton's want to have their cake and eat it too with regards to Chelsea. She can actively campaign for her mother but she is a "child" and so its "hands off Chelsea". Last time I checked she was nearly 30. She's hardly a little girl anymore.

    Let me join in the fun....

    1/2/08 COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN

    "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.

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


    ###
    Another example of excellence in broadcast journalism on MSNBC. At least Olbermann was SILENT about the crass Clinton comment by the creepy, creepy Musto.


    Hillary is indeed desperate. Her "cry" count is up to 3 now. Yea, let's make her Commander in Chief.


    Sorry I can't find the Mo Rocca/ Bush Twins segment in video but here's a link to the Paris Hilton line - very classy.


    http://feministing.com/archives/005858.html#comments


    If he really was sorry he would have met with Billy and dislocated his jaw...Keith's jaw and not because Billy used his fist.
    I don't think that's outside of the realm of possibill-ity.

    Wait, wait....one more wonderful exchange between the "Murrow of our generation" and creepy, creepy Musto.....

    6/7/07.....

    "OLBERMANN: It was 'Entertainment Tonight Online' that said that [Paris Hilton's] medical condition was an extreme rash. They were citing sources close to the family. TMZ.com insisted it‘s psychological. So what do we know, was it a rash or was she behaving rashly and near a nervous break down?

    "MUSTO: Well, she‘s a walking petri dish. It could be anything. It could be genital herpes that spread to her brain. Oh no, that is her brain. No, I actually hear that they traumatized her in jail by coming at her with a hot dog. It wasn‘t the shape, it was just that it was food."

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19110488/


    ###
    With people like Olbermann and Musto setting the professional tone, how can anyone not see that David Shuster's behavior is actually a reflection of MSNBC as a whole.

    Good job, Olbermann!

    "With people like Olbermann and Musto setting the professional tone, how can anyone not see that David Shuster's behavior is actually a reflection of MSNBC as a whole."

    Geez, I remember saying things like this in Junior High School. Pathetic.

    And all of this insightful dialogue taking place while, Olberman lectures us, Bush is single-handedly destroying the country. All of our rights are gone, the Constitution torn to shreds and the Republic in ruins.

    So, says our Town Crier Keith Olbermann.

    But old Keith has the time on his show to make smarmy jokes about Paris Hilton.

    While the Republic is burning.

    Yeah, Keith, I think you're a phony.

    A smarmy one at that.


    Shuster just experienced the Clintons in a way that he never expected to be applied to him. The Clintons don't care one iota about Chelsea's honor. They used this situation, as easily as they use people, to meet their objective: turn around the downward direction of the campaign. Shuster learned he is expendable. Maybe he can call up Scooter Libby and discuss how he was wronged.

    There are so many levels of hypocrisy to this story that it is mind boggling. How long before the bathtub becomes Olbermann's place of residence?

    Whatever you do, why, avoid all things olbermahn/slippery, ok?

    Unbelievable -- what a rotten jerk Olbermann is!

    Robert, I just wanted to alert you to the Clinton campaign apologists also preparing the Shuster story as a sympathy getter....Today's New York Times editorial page....The radical leftist, Paul Krugman.....

    "And the latest prominent example came when David Shuster of MSNBC, after pointing out that Chelsea Clinton was working for her mother’s campaign — as adult children of presidential aspirants often do — asked, 'doesn’t it seem like Chelsea’s sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?' Mr. Shuster has been suspended, but as the Clinton campaign rightly points out, his remark was part of a broader pattern at the network.

    "I call it Clinton rules, but it’s a pattern that goes well beyond the Clintons. For example, Al Gore was subjected to Clinton rules during the 2000 campaign: anything he said, and some things he didn’t say (no, he never claimed to have invented the Internet), was held up as proof of his alleged character flaws.

    "For now, Clinton rules are working in Mr. Obama’s favor. But his supporters should not take comfort in that fact."

    From "Hate Springs Eternal"

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/11/opinion/11krugman.html?_r=1&ref=opinion&oref=slogin


    ###
    Krugman is in Clinton Cos. pocket....He is one of the most left writers at The New York Times....Oh how I love how Clinton Co. is trying to use the tasteless slip for sympathy points.

    This is typical Clinton tactics...I doubt it will change anything and it seems more and more likely Obama is getting the nomination....When is the question as well as how much more money will have to be spent in the democratic primary.

    Is he "literally, dredfully sorry" to the General?

    Is he "literally, dredfully sorry" to the General?

    Why can't David Shuster give a apology myself or dose he need Keith Olbermann to do it for him.

    Bob, you have been mentioned in a Daily Kos diary. You must be very proud.

    a kossack (and loon) fears KO will be shustered

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/2/11/14732/9456/227/454366

    Bob, you have been mentioned in a Daily Kos diary. You must be very proud.

    a kossack (and loon) fears KO will be shustered

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/2/11/
    14732/9456/227/454366
    Posted by: at February 11, 2008 6:53 PM

    You'd think the writer of that silliness would find the fact that Olbermann, himself, issued his own "Special Apology" for Shuster, in terms like "dreadfully sorry"...marginally more important than the writer seems to find it...

    With all the writer's worry about Olbermann being shustered, he might want to ask himself why Olbermann is doing some shustering in his apology, why he felt that was necessary, and what audience Keith was trying to appease.

    Cecelia - the author of that diary is a fan girl who "has Keith's bacK"

    Basically Keith can do no wrong in that world.

    Good catch, Cecelia....and oh, what a gander into a kossack's warped mind it is.....

    You are right, the missed elephant in the room is Olbermann's own apology that seemed unecessary....He was trying to aid in damage control of his brand, MSNBC, period.

    Oh the conflicted loyalties of our dear Edward R. Murrow....this may become intriguing enough for a mini-series on The Hallmark Channel.
    Oh well....

    Cecelia - the author of that diary is a fan girl who "has Keith's bacK"

    Basically Keith can do no wrong in that world.

    Posted by: at February 11, 2008 8:30 PM

    Well, she's entitled to the opinion that Keith is the dreamiest man in the world. She and like-minded folks can get together and have Keithy-poo love fests, unimpeded by me.


    You are right, the missed elephant in the room is Olbermann's own apology that seemed unecessary....He was trying to aid in damage control of his brand, MSNBC, period.

    Oh the conflicted loyalties of our dear Edward R. Murrow....this may become intriguing enough for a mini-series on The Hallmark Channel.
    Oh well....

    Posted by: cee at February 11, 2008 8:36 PM

    Yeah, it must be hard balancing the territory of the MSNBC corporate media hierarchy, with those of Blue Blog zealots.... :D

    It is only fitting that I am written about Daily Kos. I am an all-powerful leader of the vast right-wing conspiracy. Loop upon me awe. Fear me.

    It is only fitting that I am written about Daily Kos. I am an all-powerful leader of the vast right-wing conspiracy. Loop upon me awe. Fear me.

    Posted by: Robert Cox at February 11, 2008 10:20 PM


    Heck, yes. Anyone who could mastermind a OW takeover of Playboy Magazine mail, is second only to Karl Rove in villainy super powers.

    Uh, anon....Read my arguments....If private entities want to finacially back the use of embryonic stem cell research, fine....They will stand before the creator and answer for their choices just like you and me.

    I do not think the government should fund the research....Ethically, I hold the government to a high standard and do not wish to go down the road of Nazi Germany where government scientists conducted unethical human experimentation.

    I can assure you, I do not support with my funds, private entities that conduct unethical experiments...however my state has forced me and my fellow tax payers into supporting such atrocities.

    The fight goes on.

    No dear anon, I am ever optimistic that good will always triumph over wrong. People make choices, including me, and I know the difficulty in making decisions like whether to support research that has ethical challenges. But if one is rational and bases logic on firm foundations, (truth) one can be confident about the conclusion.

    No one on this board has ever rebutted my conclusions regarding ESCR...no one. All the responces are like those above, unsupported attacks. It is a simple fact that private funding has and will be the best avenue for this likely worthless and tricky procedure, especially with the great successes with adult stem cell uses.

    Fine. It only reinforces my confidence about my position. And even if the next chief executive reverses the right decision currently, I know that that does not change the truth that human experimentation is unnecessary and immoral.

    I never get depressed about such things. I am amused by the contradictions in the secularist religious philosophies that rely on people being without hope.....That is what the flim flam artist is ready to take advntage of and that has always been the case in human history.

    Fear, hopelessness, helplessness....the tools of the left....Compare and contrast that meassage to the one of hope, courage, fearlessness, opportunity and joy. I will be glad to anytime.

    why, have you found the 70% that are against securing the border? Still looking?

    My point was made by "vote republican," a post of fear, hopelessness and helplessness....

    Well, I am sorry if I look out and see a much different world. A world of hope, opportunity and challenge....like it always has been.

    No government program will change that fact.

    No "sky is falling" leftist scare mongering will change that fact.

    No arm-chair quarterback type leader will help us all to meet the challenges that we face as a society.

    Principled and optimistic leaders need only apply, and the left seems to be lacking in such applicants.

    The other type of leader...the one who abuses our differences, speaks to the fear of the future and uses the lowest common denominators in human nature to motivate.....the left has those in abundance....

    With Clinton Co. the chief example.....

    And the latest proof that Bush is still in power and doing the right thing for our nation....

    The feckless anti-American left is failing to thwart the new FISA legislation....

    Oh my....what will Olbermann say about the defeat tonight on COUNTDOWN?

    So to those who say the republicans are "dead," why are they still getting almost everything they want?

    Aw, do the posters at 12:17 and 12:20 see their claims of FISA destroying our constitution or our country on the brink of destruction enjoy following the pack and be helpless and hopeless.....

    Typical of the far left....Good luck sulking about yet another defeat of your scare tactics and whining!

    Troops in Iraq in the Spring of 2008....I was right that the left's ruling class would not deliver!

    FISA....another scare tactic full of anti-Americanism just like the Iraq debate....the left will be defeated as well....

    Ah, I love being right.

    Based on the site....dems.gov....I'll pass....reading anti-American propaganda from the radical left is not a good use of anyone's time.

    You poor leftists....did not get what you said would happen and you change the subject.....

    I was right about Iraq and you still have to use the red herrings and DNC talking points to avoid this HUGE failure on your part.

    And I am sure the positive economic numbers will not be a part of the DNC talking points.

    So keep up the sychophony, mindless robots.....democrats good....republicans bad......

    And I'll just watch as the leftist's power elite continue to see their standard bearer falter and fall.....Clinton Co. bye bye!

    You all said the troops would be out by 2008.....It did not happen.

    Those brave men and women are being successful in keeping the Iraqi people safe and able to live and govern while more and more, the Iraqi security forces are taking over more areas of the country.

    It is success, despite the failure of Reid and Pelosi to lie.....The surge will continue to see its success as the government becomes more stable and violence continues to decline.

    So you lie, anon....you use the bad info from the DNC talking points.

    Again poster, your failure to address the fact that the troops are winning in Iraq and still there, despite your promise they would be withdrawn in the 11/06 rhetoric remains unaddressed....with what....silly DNC lists that are talking points better fitted for the 2004 election......

    Oh, and who won that election when you all predicted Bush would lose because of the very same stats?......

    You do not understand....People have to LIKE the person they vote for....Obama has a chance....HRC is not viable and most of the slow dems are beginning to realize this fact.

    All the more funny that you want to run against Bush instead of running FOR something.....Not a great leadership tactic.

    So keep up the political noise, it is amusing. I will be confident that most reasonable voters would not give the Presidency to someone like HRC who is falling quicker than a stone.

    Who did you vote for in the democratic primary, BTW?

    Anyone that responds to their own posts as 'anon' is in need of some serious help. Fact.

    "Should we elect ANOTHER republican after this debacle ?"


    ###
    It depends on who the democrats present as their candidate, anon.....I will bet you if Hillary Clinton is the presidential candidate without Obama as her VP....she will lose to McCain.....You cannot rely on the past and Bush derangement syndrome of the far left to carry a national campaign....it did not work in 2004 and it will not work in 2008.....

    Even Obama knows this and his strategy of hope and optimism is working while HRC....the past looking partisan is losing.....

    It is not Bush's campaign...it will be Clinton and/or Obama vs McCain.....Period.

    Bobo, it is as obvious here what aliases you are taking as The Big Bad Wolf in Grandma drag was to Little Red Riding Hood.

    What is the deal with you? Are you ashamed of your words attributed to your multitude of personas or are you compelled to engage yourself in self congratalatory comments b/c no one else will?

    Bobo, inquiring minds want to know!

    Grammie

    Wait, wait.....PROFESSOR HONEYDEW?!?!

    You still have not answered my question for almost three months now.....Who are you supporting?.....Obama or Clinton?

    Why will you not answer. Are you ashamed of being a Clinton supporter in light of what has happened the last 2 months?

    The race baiting?
    The slime?
    The drug charges?
    The negative campaigning in the effort to stop the first serious African-American candidate for President?

    I see why then you only want to talk about Bush and the republicans.....The nasty democrat campaign would make me ashamed also!

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    So have more people viewed this video than have read Olbermann's book?

    I believe in what you are saying about the likability of the candidate playing a heavy role. If Harold Ford Jr. would change his position to pro-life, I would like to see him run for the presidency some day. I think he has just as much charisma as Obama. He is one if the democrats that I don't mind listening to.

    Sharon, I think Ford has much more depth to him than Obama and is equally attractive and appealing personnally.

    Grammie

    I agree 100% Grammie. I find him a more likeable person than Obama, a littler more sincere.

    Anyone that responds to their own posts as 'anon' is in need of some serious help. Fact.

    Posted by: olby sucks at February 12, 2008 1:26 PM


    Bobo is the site's undisputed Sockpuppet King.


    Wikipedia: "A sockpuppet is an online identity used for purposes of deception within an Internet community. In its earliest usage, a sockpuppet was a false identity through which a member of an Internet community speaks while pretending not to, like a puppeteer manipulating a hand puppet.[1]

    In current usage, the perception of the term has been extended beyond second identities of people who already post in a forum to include other uses of misleading online identities. For example, a NY Times article claims that "sock-puppeting" is defined as

    "THE ACT OF CREATING A FAKE ONLINE IDENTITY TO PRAISE, DEFEND OR CREATE THE ILLUSIONO OF SUPPORT FOR ONE'S SELF, ALLIES, OR COMPANY"[2]
    [my caps]

    The key difference between a sockpuppet and a regular pseudonym (sometimes termed an "alt") is the active exploitation of the pretense that the puppet is a third party who is not affiliated with the puppeteer."


    Bobo will start yabbering about the "obsession with names" because it exposes his little games.

    These internet games are considered to be destructive to online communities.

    Why won't Bobo answer my simple question.....

    Obama or Clinton?

    Wow, you ladies scare the trolls away.....I like your superhero powers..

    Please promise to only use them for good only!

    Sharon, I think Ford has much more depth to him than Obama and is equally attractive and appealing personnally.

    Grammie

    Posted by: Janet Hawkins at February 12, 2008 3:29 PM


    Ford has twice the intelligence of Obama. I respect his opinion.

    This man is a non-issue in the bigg picture. Just another talking head. He will run with the dogs when his time comes

    This man is a non-issue in the bigg picture. Just another talking head. He will run with the dogs when his time comes

    By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer
    42 minutes ago


    WASHINGTON - Former major leaguer Jose Canseco has told Congress in a sworn affidavit that he has never seen Roger Clemens "use, possess or ask for steroids or human growth hormone."

    Where's the tard who called Clemens "the biggest cheater in baseball?" I don't think we will be seeing her for a few days.

    "Maybe he can change his race to Caucasian too."

    Why would you want either man to change his race to caucasian? People with your attitude are dying off rapidly and I have no doubt that both Ford and Obama don't need your phony support.

    Grammie

    Only an Olblyloon could make a case for racism out of a compliment.

    Cee @ 12:12 PM: "So to those who say the republicans are "dead", why are they still getting almost everything they want?"

    You really don't see the train coming, do you Cee?

    So keep right on sitting on the tracks....ignoring that whistle as it grows ever louder.

    Yes Cee, the American people DID deliver a message loud and clear in 2006, .... but they continue to be ignored, as you keep pointing out ever so elequently with your unending series of taunts.

    But make no mistake.....that train is coming ever closer.....and the will of the American people will only be thwarted for so long before the obstructionists still standing in their way are finally steamrolled for good.

    "Yes Cee, the American people DID deliver a message loud and clear in 2006,"

    Do some research. Then get back to us. NONE of the far leftists won nor did the far left agendas pass. The moderates won. I wouldn't be blowing on the whistle too hard. Obama is a far leftist as is Hillary.

    MIKE, the historical record that you fail to take into account is that the individual contests in both the House and the Senate were very close and most of the Dems who captured Repub seats did so narrowly and were very much moderates.

    The Dems have complete control in the House except that they can't carry their own majority b/c they have too many members that are such moderate Dems that they are indistinguishable from the moderate Repubs.

    Is this "But make no mistake.....that train is coming ever closer.....and the will of the American people will only be thwarted for so long before the obstructionists still standing in their way are finally steamrolled for good." the equivilant of that thinking that is "a cancer that should be.......".

    Grammie

    That reminds me of WDYT claiming that 70% of Americans want an open border. Laughable.

    Mike shows is prtisan stripes again.

    Polls are funny things, Mike....The questions are hypothetical.....Sometimes you get a result but do not know how the question was phrased.

    If you are referring to the Iraq War destroying the republican party, I would wait on hanging the decorations.

    If you are referring to Universal Health Care (HRC will require every American pay for it whether they want insurance or not), same advice.

    There is at least 30-40% of the country that knows what socialism is, does not want it and will quickly correct any politician who who even speaks of such garbage.

    Ad the war....oh how things change when the person is THE PRESIDENT and will be held to account for destruction, genocide and defeat. Bush will have his plan going well with lots of troops in Iraq during the inauguration....The next executive will know they will be blamed for a REVERSAL in Iraqs fortunes if abrubt and unrecommended troop shifts are made against the general's advice....So far, the military is very proud of the gains they and the Iraqis have made and I would hope such victory would not be snatched away to defeat, Mike.

    So, the train sounds more like a toy to me. And remember, political victories are short lived, as was seen in 11/06.....LEADERSHIP gains and changing entire economic systems is a bit dicey and grand promises broken quickly turn into defeat in 2010, 2012, 2014.....etc....

    Just as long as 30-40% of the population continues to be responsible, patriotic and act like adults who do not need mommy in their 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's in the form of the US federal government.

    Where's the tard who called Clemens "the biggest cheater in baseball?" I don't think we will be seeing her for a few days.

    Posted by: olby sucks at February 12, 2008 7:39 PM

    Clemens IS the biggest cheater in baseball, after Barry Bonds.

    BTW, since you only reported what Jose Canseco said, why not report also what Andy Pettitte said in a sworn affidavit?
    Maybe you only watch the portion of the news that supports your stupid, incorrect arguments.

    Pettitte claimed that Clemens HAD told him about using HGH, contradicting Clemens' earlier claims. |
    Now Clemens is claiming that his WIFE, not he, was using HGH during the period in question. That is his defense NOW.

    Keep defending this guy. I swear, you people wouldn't know the right side of an argument if it bit you in the ass.

    I swear, you people wouldn't know the right side of an argument if it bit you in the ass.

    Posted by: Clemens: Juice Junkie at February 13, 2008 10:50 AM


    Still waiting for a link to evidence that says the dems are on the "right" side of the argument regarding immigration. i.e. you claimed that the majority of Americans want an open border.

    Still waiting for a link to evidence that says the dems are on the "right" side of the argument regarding immigration. i.e. you claimed that the majority of Americans want an open border.

    Posted by: olby sucks at February 13, 2008 7:22 PM

    I'm still waiting for proof that I claimed anything of the sort. You'd be lying.

    Now back to Clemens.
    You made the big claim. Are you willing to admit you were wrong?

    The main reason you are too lazy to type in a name. No accountability. Come again.

    > I'm still waiting for proof that I claimed anything of the sort. You'd be lying.

    I beieve this is the exchange he's referring to:

    The truth is that in poll after poll ( and that's all we have to go on) America favors the democrats over republicans in every single issue.
    America is a whole lot smarter than the low IQ partisan hacks at this site.

    posted by why as anon

    Ok. Lets go one issue at a time, since that's all you can handle. Immigration. Name one (d) candidate that wants a fence. 70% of Americans want a fence or the border controlled.
    (Feb 10)