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    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 28, 2008

    Bathtub Boy

    "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)

    Guest Host: Amy Robach

    Topics/Guests:

    • 2008 ELECTION: Richard Wolffe, Newsweek senior White House correspondent and MSNBC political analyst; Chuck Todd, NBC News political director; Rachel Maddow, Air America radio host and MSNBC political analyst
    • CELEBRITY NEWS: Paul F. Tompkins, VH-1's "Best Week Ever" contributor an MSNBC political analyst

    To Amy the hack will defer,
    While he soaks in the tub with Ms Tur.
    Prep for Sunday's big show?
    Not a haircut, we know.
    With his wig he don't need no coiffeur.

    Keith Limpermann

    If it's Friday, it's our weekly assessment of Krazy Keith's masculinity. During this four-day week, Monkeymann attacked Fox and other broadcasters 20 times. Olby's source (Hillary Clinton's Media Matters) criticized (MS)NBC 12 times, but Keithy protected his corporate masters with zero criticisms. That makes this week's Olbermann Manhood Quotient: -64 [pansy limp].

    And that's The Hour of Spin for this, the 692nd day since the declaration that "Karl Rove will in fact be indicted".


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    March 27, 2008
    Who wants to be a beta tester for registered comments - UPDATED

    UPDATED 3/28/08 - As some folks know I have been traveling all week and trying to squeeze in time here and there to fine tune the site. There are still a few things I need to sort about the new site and realistically I am not going to get a chance to do that until I get back to New York. So figure Saturday. I have gotten about 15-20 requests for a login and will process those at the same time. So for those who sent emails I did get them. And rest assured that the criteria for approving a request has nothing to do with your politics and everything to do with not being a troll. If there are any experts of MT4 who would care to help me, please let me know at the email address indicated below and we can chat on Saturday.

    BTW, folks might be interested to know that earlier in the week I was at the Newseum in Washington for a blogger night event that I had organized. There I learned that I am, believe it or not, part of one of the exhibits (on citizen journalism and the Libby trial). I am in Nashville now because I spoke yesterday at MTSU in Murfreesboro where other speakers included Al Gore and Jimmy Wales from Wikipedia. I have to admit that Al gave a quite amazing speech on the development of the human brain and the Internet and displayed a sense of humor that was all but invisible when he ran for President. The key event was Al serving as peacemaker (get it?) between Jimmy Wales and John Seigenthaler (you can google for why that would be noteworthy). All of the speakers took a group photo with Al so I will post that when I get a copy.

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    I think I set the site now so that only registered commenters can comment.

    I am going to set up a few folks as "registered commenters" over the next day or so. If you would like to be considered for the initial batch send me an email at robert_a_cox at yahoo dot com. Trolls needs not apply. To validate the first few folks I need you to send me an email from an ISP account (not hotmail or yahoo or whatever but an email from an ISP like verizon or cox cable). I need to know the display name you want. Also, there is a feature where you can have an image next to your name so you can attach an image file as well - something fun, interesting or that makes a point and is not impolite.

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    March 26, 2008
    OLBERMANN WATCH SOFTWARE UPGRADE UNDERWAY - BYE, BYE, TROLLS

    After some fits and starts we are now underway with transitioning to the new Movable Type 4.0 software. Readers will not see any change to the appearance of the site as the upgrade is all "behind the curtain" stuff. However, once the switch is done and everything tested and ready to go you will find one major change - no one can comment.

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    While this change is underway we do not want to add any new posts to the site so, except for test posts, we will not be actively posting to the site until tomorrow.

    A special note to our trolls. As this will be your final opportunity to post your trash on this site please feel free to make the most of what is your last chance to deface the site.


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    Olbermann Ridiculed Again by Fox & Friends!

    Olbermann Watch was first to report how Keith was punked by the Fox & Friends gang. They took another jab at him Monday morning after the show:


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    March 24, 2008
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 24, 2008

    "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)

    Host: Keith Olbermann

    Topics/Guests:

    • 4000: Paul Reickhoff, Richard Wolffe
    • 2008 ELECTION: Jonathan Alter, Chuck Todd

    Keith Oralmann bellowed the opening spiel: Hooray, we've reached 4,000! Clinton lies about Bosnia! Carville calls Richard a Judas! McPeak raises McCarthyism! And a Polish Puppet Theater! (Why not? That's one ethnic group Olby hasn't insulted lately!). It's a blue Monday at Olbermann Watch and Keith not only serves up more Olbermann lies, he also smears Brit Hume by slicing and dicing a quote so much that, after it goes through the Olby VegaMatic, it means the opposite of what was actually said!

    Bathtub Boy

    #5: Keith has been waiting and salivating for that 4,000 number, and since so many in the media have been waiting for it to unleash another torrent of stories, the terrorists obliged and redoubled their efforts to get there as quickly as possible. Good work, Olby. Cheney is evil for thanking our volunteer forces. Bush is evil for not following opinion polls. Monkeymann claimed Bush never met with Cindy Sheehan. Another Olbermann Lie! (they met in 2004). How dare Cheney mention that we have an all-volunteer force? He's even eviller than he was a few minutes ago! The Wolffe Man parroted and simpered and was Great Thanksed.

    Time to turn the sights on Richard McCain: he's in bed with Usama Bin Laden! Say what? Because UBL said Iraq is the central front, and so did McCain, therefore... Well you get the drift. It's OlbyLogic at its most diseased. The way to avoid further deaths depends on whether you--you credulous sheeple out there--elect a Democrat or a Republican. Ah that's our Keef: "We must move beyond partisanship....except for me". How do people get the crazy idea that the surge--oops, sorry, the escalation [Ding!]--is a success? Reickhoff repeated OlbySpin but refused to buy into Herr Olbermann's claim that the troops "died in vain". He wasn't Great Thanksed, but he was Pleasured.

    #4: It's "breaking news!" At least it would have been had it been about four hours earlier. Clinton "misspoke" about landing in Bosnia. Fat Ass spent what seemed like an eternity nitpicking every single detail about Clinton's TARMAC account, and then doing it again to make sure the dense viewers had the message pounded into their heads: Hillary lied. Finally he took a breath and allowed Lefty Alter to essentially ditto it all, who was not Great Thanksed.

    #3: Surrogates battle each other. Judas! McCarthy! How to spin this in Obama's favor? Easy! Hillary is trying to raise money on the bickering, and therefore she is eeevil. Todd was there for the ritual delegate counting and--surprise!--the numbers haven't changed since the last time he appeared. Maybe that's because there haven't been any primaries or caucuses. Ya think? Bear worried sick that the bickering might hurt the Dems chances in November. Hot Toddy was Great Thanksed.

    #2: Plug for #1. #1: Some Polish variety of Puppet Theater, which we didn't watch for fear of losing our Polish temper at the infamous, deplorable one.

    In the Media Matters Minute, Fixed News [Ding!], Fox Noise [Ding!] and someone had bedbugs, Bill Kristol (Blue Blog Source: Hillary Clinton's Media Matters), and Brit Hume (Blue Blog Source: Think Progress). Fixed News! Oralmann called Hume a "McCain supporter" (Olbermann Lie) and "press spokesman", and claimed Hume said this:

    It's probably just a blip. The feeling was not that he's a dope, didn't know his way around. He might have had a senior moment there.

    Then Bear raised his voice and added:

    You want we should elect a guy who has senior moments about starting wars? These are my choices, he's a dope, he's a liar, or he has senior moments?

    Here's a great example of how the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann lies. In this case, by doctoring a quote so heavily that it bears little relation to the actual spoken words. Here is what Hume actually said, with some key parts in bold that Edward R Olbermann simply left out, because it worked against his propaganda:

    I think it's probably just a blip, but it was a bigger blip than he wanted or needed at the time. I think the overall impression of the trip was this is a man welcomed by, knowledgeable of and comfortable with foreign leaders across a big part of the globe. But the mistake, nonetheless, raises questions not about his knowledgability -- we all kinda believe he has that -- the question, perhaps, about his age, which is an issue. You know, the feeling was not that he's a dope, didn't know his way around, that he might have had a senior moment there, and that's unfortunate for him.

    Fat Ass was insistent on calling Hume McCain's "press agent". That meant KO couldn't allow the full statement to be aired. Especially since it raised the age issue, the very thing Olby was pretending to have noticed so brilliantly! So Merkle doctored the quote just for the pleasure of calling names and smearing Brit Hume. Can the deeply insecure, diseased psyche of Keith Olbermann possibly sink to any greater depths of depravity?

    MisterMeter

    And that's The Hour of Spin for this, the 688th day since the declaration that "Karl Rove will in fact be indicted".

    Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 4 [GUARDED]


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    Olbermann Punked by Brian Kilmeade!

    You read it here first: how Keith Olbermann was taken in by a bit of shtick on Fox & Friends and hyperventilated it into a screaming "worst person" segment. It's his own fault of course. That's what he gets for lifting stories from blue blogs and not bothering to fact-check or actually (gasp!) do any original reporting. Instead, Rip-and-Read Olbermann just parrots a Huffington headline, and humiliates himself once again...


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    March 21, 2008
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 21, 2008

    "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)

    Host: Keith Olbermann

    Topics/Guests:

    • 2008 ELECTION: Bill Richardson, Richard Wolffe
    • PASSPORT SNOOPING: Howard Fineman, Hillary Leverett

    The orange-hued Keith Olbermann barked the opening spiel: Richardson endorses! Bill Jefferson Clinton suggesting Obama unpatriotic?!? Oh, and in a red-letter moment, Edward R Olbermann doesn't know shtick when he sees it. Result: tons of free PR for Fox! It's a glorious casual Friday at Olbermann Watch.

    Bathtub Boy

    #5: Richardson endorses Obama! Clinton can't win! Time for the Richardson blue dress interview:

    • Why now? Why did you wait?
    • How do you react to that statement from Mr Penn?
    • At any point were you close to announcing an endorsement of Sen Clinton?
    • Do you think Sen Clinton should concede now or in the immediate future?

    Needless to say, Rich was Great Thanksed. Note: time to update The List!

    Clinton says it would be good to have "two people who love this country" run for President. Horrors! Shock! It's smearing Obama!! Besides Hillary can't win. Polls are with Obama! If the positions were reversed Obama would have quit by now. The Wolffe Man simpered in agreement and was Great Thanksed.

    After Fixed News [Ding!] came #4: the Watergatian-like passport scandal. Keith "Man on Fan" Olbermann pimped out Fineman, undoubtedly hoping to hear another "breathtaking" or "amazing". The Pundit for All Occasions did deliver a conpiracy theory that Hillary and McCain were dragged in just to hide the real motivations behind it all. Too bad he wasn't Great Thanksed.

    After a couple of Halliburtons [Ding!] [Ding!] (they are "poisoning our troops") came #3: an attack on Richard McCain for being soft on national security, aided and abetted by Plame buddy Hillary Leverett, who brought up blackmail as part of her specularama. At least, 24 hours after the fact, Olby grudgingly admitted the Washington Times (previous "worst person" winner) broke the story. Don't worry, they'll be back to "worst" again as soon as it suits Oralmann's nefarious purposes. Principles are flexible on OlbyPlanet.

    After the "racist" Fixed News [Ding!] came #2: J-Lo, Halle Berry, Brangela. #1: NCAA and politics.

    In the Media Matters Minute, it was attack Fox night! Using comments by Chris Wallace (which you can see here) as a jumping off point, Olby launched his latest smear of Fox (Blue Blog Source: HuffPo). Steve Doocy and Gretchen Carlson of Fixed News [Ding!] were spreading racism, so bad that their co-host walked off! All hail Brian Kilmeade and Chris Wallace for standing up to bigots!!

    Keith is such a numbskull. He paints Kilmeade "walking out" [video below] as him being "fed up" with "race baiting at Fox" (no examples given, of course). Kilmeade did disagree with the other hosts, but that happens all the time. It's what's called both sides of an issue, something they don't permit on OlbyPlanet. In fact, the walk-out was a joke (and one Kilmeade has used a half dozen times before): Doocy jokingly called him a "typical sports guy", and since a commercial break was coming up, Kilmeade feigned mock-anger and walked out the door. What Oralmann doesn't tell you: Kilmeade promptly returned, laughed about it, and went on to debate the issue further.

    Hey Bathtub Boy, here's a dollar. Buy yourself a clue. It was shtick, and you fell for it! Why do you think they camera was set up to follow him all the way out the door, and they showed it instead of going to a break? Moron. Oh, and Fox thanks you for the free publicity. Nitwit.

    Oralmann also attacked Kiran Chetry (Blue Blog Source: Hillary Clinton's Media Matters) mentioning that she had worked at Fox, and Rupert Murdoch and Fixed News [Ding!] (Blue Blog Source: Crooks & Liars), for Olby's newest crusade: finding objectionable comments on a web forum. You know, the very thing he made Bill O'Reilly "worst person" for bringing up! On OlbyPlanet, if it weren't for double standards, there wouldn't be any standards at all.

    Oh, and for someone who delights in finding reasons to "question the timing", Fat Ass never wondered how it was that a handful of posts out of thousands on an obscure corner of foxnews.com were spotted so quickly by his blue blog source. It's almost as if they had... well, we report, you decide.

    Keith Limpermann

    If it's Friday, it's our weekly assessment of Krazy Keith's masculinity. This week, Monkeymann attacked Fox and other broadcasters 29 times. Olby's source (Hillary Clinton's Media Matters) criticized (MS)NBC 9 times, but Keithy protected his corporate masters with zero criticisms. That makes this week's Olbermann Manhood Quotient: -76 [mama's boy limp].

    MisterMeter

    Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 1 [LOW]

    And that's The Hour of Spin for this, the 685th day since the declaration that "Karl Rove will in fact be indicted".


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    Keith Olbermann Slapped by Anderson Cooper!

    Youtube is being finicky today. If it's not working for you, click on the icon below to view the QuickTime version:


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    March 19, 2008
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 19, 2008

    "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)

    Host: Keith Olbermann

    Topics/Guests:

    • 2008 ELECTION: Dana Milbank, Washington Post national political reporter; Chuck Todd, NBC News political director; Jonathan Alter, Newsweek and MSNBC political analyst
    • 5th ANNIVERSARY OF WAR IN IRAQ: Jon Soltz, votevets.org

    The nightly surrogate for the Obama campaign orange-hued Keith Olbermann bellowed the opening spiel: No Michigan revote! McCain lies about Iran! Or is he "out of it"? (Yes, the "delusional" smear again!) Cheney says Screw You! It's hump day at Olbermann Watch, and quite a milestone. The infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann was caught in so many lies tonight that it might well be a new Guiness World Record!

    Bathtub Boy

    #5: Clips of Obama speech. Clinton in Detroit pushing for a re-vote even though the issue is "moot", and what's worse, she's blaming Obama. Olby rushed to defend, saying that it's "not in Obama's power" to determine because the state Senate won't consider it. Conveniently Edward R Olbermann omits the fact that the state Senate won't take it up until Obama gives his OK, which he hasn't done. Clinton schedules heavily redacted but show her helping to pass NAFTA. More slobbering over The Speech. Bear again complains that Hillary praised Petraeus and was respectful to McCain. Dana Milbank, without weird wardrobe, muttered about bimbo eruptions and tried to explain why insulting Petraeus was not a good thing but was still Great Thanksed.

    More on the revote. Hillary went to Michigan after the decision was already made "and tried to blame it on Obama". Monkeymann says HIllary is "backfilling" and cites earlier contradictory statements. He suggested the "nomination process is over". Todd nattered and was Great Thanksed.

    After a "lunatic fringe water-carrier" [Ding!] came #4: John McCain made a mistake. "Are you forgetting, or lying?" Didn't Oralmann call him a liar in the spiel? Why is he pretending he didn't? He's "McBush"! "Right-wing radio"! [Ding!] Yes, Merkle ran all over again the clip he played four times in one hour earlier this week. It's either a "two-day senior moment" or "a bald-faced lie"! Lefty Alter bloviated that McCain is trying to "confuse Americans" but when he started to talk about the true threat from Iran, Herr Olbermann interrupted and told him to address McCain's mistakes. The speech policy on OlbyPlanet is rougher than the most PC University. No surprise, Lefty was not Great Thanksed.

    #3: Five years in Iraq. Herr Olbermann contradicted Bush statements with "reporting" from Rolling Stone. Cheney said "So?" Far-left Soltz revealed a shocking fact: we went into Iran for WMDs. Stop the presses! Plus he asked the musical question, with the situation so horrible, how are these recruiters going to be able to recruit anyone? (See Dogs below for an exemplification of how leaving out inconvenient news propels OlbySpin.) "Man on Fan" Oblermann added that the President and the Veep "made fools out of themselves" today, and a good time was had by all.

    We got a "comedian" [Ding!] and Oralmann's claim that "Sean Hannity called Barack Obama an anti-Semite". Do you think this might be Another Olbermann Lie? #2: a plug for #1. #1: Chuckles with comedian Rachel Maddow of Err America. Olby: Bush is a "chicken little". Comedian! [Ding!] Fox Noise! [Ding!] He went on to say that Fox didn't cover Iraq today. Oops, Another Olbermann Lie. Fox has been doing an all-week series about five years in Iraq, and Oralmann lied by making no mention of it. Here's what Bathtub Boy was too incompetent or lazy or dishonest to tell you about, even though every segment can be viewed right on the Fox website:

    Olbermann also lied about O'Reilly, claiming that tonight he featured the "culture quiz" (yet another lie). Does Edward R Olbermann fact check anything or does he make it up as he goes along? Fixed News! [Ding!] Olby and Mandow chortled about O'Reilly's war reporting. Ah the self-delusional irony on OlbyPlanet. O'Reilly's has gone to Iraq and Afghanistan. Keith has gone to spring training.

    In the Media Matters Minute, Fat Ass attacked Sean Hannity of Fixed News [Ding!], who said that if Obama agreed with Jeremiah Wright it would make him a racist anti-Semite. So claiming that Hannity said Obama was an anti-Semite--still another Olbermann Lie. Herr Olbermann, who was censured by the Anti-Defamation League, insisted Hannity's audience were racists and anti-Semites. To prove it he quoted a comment that appeared on Hannity's online forum that Obama's background might "get him killed as President". Bear blustered that Hannity "permits assassination fantasies" on his website. Wait a second, wasn't Olby ridiculing O'Reilly for objecting to comments on the Daily Kos and HuffPo? Olbypocrisy will not stop a demagogue like Krazy Keith when he's on a roll.

    Oh by the way, Keith's claim that the comment was an "assasination fantasy"? Another Olbermann Lie. He stopped quoting the comment somewhat prematurely, since the writer went on to add: "I'd hope for it not to happen".

    OLBY

    Dogs That Did Not Bark: Once again, a veritable cornucopia of canine confidentials that Edward R Olbermann deliberately withheld from the gullible groupies who hang on his every word, shoulder shrug, and drop of spittle. The Obama worship is so sanctimonious on The Hour of Spin that nothing is allowed to interfere with the Leni Riefenstahl of cable news. Bear rhapsodized over the stunning, wondrous nature of Barack's apologia speech. But isn't Olby supposed to be a reporter? In between getting additional stains all over the blue dress, couldn't he do a little reporting? And so it is that a major Obama endorsement was also spiked; it just doesn't exactly help the Illionois Senator. And with all the talk tonight about how stressed the Army is, how strange is it that the latest re-enlistment statistics were somehow never brought up? Not strange at all. This is OlbyPlanet, after all.

    And that's The Hour of Spin for this, an especially repellent 683rd day since the declaration that "Karl Rove will in fact be indicted".


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    Olbermann: Great Moments in Olbypocrisy, part 328

    It's A Tale of Two Controversies! Watch the infamous, deplorable Keith Oralmann whip out his world-famous double standard as he tries to sink Hillary Clinton and prop up Barack Obama, as only a slovenly political hack can:


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    March 17, 2008
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 17, 2008

    COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)

    Host: Keith Olbermann

    Topics/Guests:

    • 2008 ELECTION: Richard Wolffe, Newsweek senior White House correspondent and MSNBC political analyst
    • IRAQ: Dana Milbank, Washington Post national political reporter and MSNBC political analyst
    • THE ECONOMY: Eugene Robinson, Washington Post associate editor and MSNBC political analyst

    What a lineup! It's that famous diversity of opinion and all those fresh faces that make The Hour of Spin must-miss tv. The opening spiel: Obama to speak again about the Rev! Hillary hits hard! McCain in Iraq: he "plans on getting a lot of Americans killed"! Bush is Herbert Hoover! And, who'da thunk it, another O'Reilly attack! It's a blue Monday at Olbermann Watch, on which not only do we catch Herr Olbermahn lying about Bill Kristol, but he also turns the Olbypocrisy dial to 11.

    Bathtub Boy

    #5: The Times compares the Obama flap to Willie Horton: "a hysterical fabrication", rules Judge Olbermann. Obama to speak on race tomorrow, "breaking this hour" (yeah, if "this hour" were actually four hours ago). Olby commented on tomorrow's speech and it's "pivotalness" (yuck!). The Wolffe Man simpered but was not Great Thanksed.

    On to Hillary, daring to question Obama's Iraq plan and quoting an Obama advisor. Also saying McCain is willing "to keep the war going" for 100 years. Olby rushed to give the "full context" of the Obama quote, but let the phony smear of McCain stand unrebutted. That's because Merkle is a slovenly political hack. Olby launched another series of Hillary attacks, suggesting her plan is no more set in stone than Obama's, etc etc. Dana Milbank, minus multicolored mufti, mumbled, and was not Great Thanksed.

    #4: Delegates. No re-do in Florida. It will be left to a "rules committee fight". Bzzzz! Wrong answer. That would be the credentials committee. Obama gaining more super delegates. Chuck Todd nattered and was not Great Thanksed.

    #3: McCain and Cheney "secretly" in Iraq. Today's bombings detailed. (A bombing always brings Iraq back to The Hour of Spin). The economy is sinking. Global markets tumbled. (Um, US markets actually went up today. Hmm, why do you think Edward R Olbermann conveniently forgot to mention that?) "Mister" Bush won't help homeowners! He wants to "help rich people get richer at the expense of the taxpayers"! Plus John McCain is a "warmonger"! Far-left Robinson was the ideal sock-puppet (he and Olby both kept batting around the "100 years" bit, never actually explaining what it meant) and was Great Thanksed.

    After a Mackris! [Ding!] came #2: a plug for #1. #1: A whole segment devoted to O'Reilly. Happy, happy! Joy, joy! "Man on Fan" Olbermann, who had his MSNBC email account shut down for using it to proposition fans, who met them in sleazy hotel rooms bearing cheap Merlot, who then dumped them with a "don't ever call me again", was there to chortle over Bill O'Reilly's private life, reading Bill's words in his supposed-to-be-funny voice (yeah, that never gets old). Sickening, yes, but this is OlbyPlanet. Fixed News! [Ding!] Mackris! [Ding!] Loofah! [Ding!] Falafel! Falafel! [Ding!] [Ding!] Mackris! Mackris! Mackris! [Ding!] [Ding!] [Ding!] Well, The Laughing Stagehand liked it anyhow. How easy it is to dump stuff like this down the memory hole, eh Keith?

    Oh, it should not surprise you that Edward R Olbermann, who had just finished smearing Bill Kristol for citing a story that had not been verified, read at length from unproven, unadjudicated charges filed in a civil suit as if they were documented fact. That is what we call off-the-charts Olbypocrisy.

    In the Media Matters Minute, it was another O'Reilly attack (Blue Blog Source: Hillary Clinton's Media Matters), but Olbermann showed his true colors in how he handled the "worst" segment. It was basically a smear of Bill Kristol (Blue Blog Source: Marc Ambinder). In Olby's own words:

    This morning's column, from the increasingly amateurish William Kristol, reported that despite his claims that he was elsewhere, Senator Obama was in the pews at Chicago's Trinity Church last July 22nd... Kristol had simply pasted the lie off the hate website Newsmax.

    Now you have two, two, two OlbyLies in one. In the first place, Kristol didn't say Obama was there. As even Oralmann's Blue Blog Source admits, Kristol wrote that a reporter claims Obama was there. Olbermann Lie #1. Since he phrased it as a possibility, not as a fact, he obviously didn't "paste" anything. Olbermann Lie #2. Olbermann is a slovenly political hack and again a proven liar.

    MisterMeter

    Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 4 [GUARDED]

    And that's The Hour of Spin for this, the 681st day since the declaration that "Karl Rove will in fact be indicted".

    UPDATE: More Olbermann Lies exposed: Bottom-Dwelling with MSNBC.


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    March 14, 2008
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 14, 2008

    "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)

    Guest Host: Alison Stewart

    Topics/Guests:

    • 2008 ELECTION: Jonathan Alter, Newsweek senior editor and MSNBC political analyst; Rachel Maddow, Air America radio host and MSNBC political analyst; Mark Murray, NBC News deputy political director
    • IRAQ: Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

    UPDATED WITH VIDEO

    He wasn't supposed to be on, but after Olbermann Watch ridiculed his taking a Bathtub Day, the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann got out of the tub and came into the studio. It's a Very Special Episode of the Hour of Spin. And it's a very special casual Friday at Olbermann Watch.

    Bathtub Boy

    #5: Nice way to frame the pastor controversy: it all emanates from "the McCain campaign". KO plays the clips he wouldn't play yesterday, since the Rev is no longer on the campaign staff (so he's fair game for Olby now). Funny he didn't play the clip about the government created H.I.V. Obama didn't show up on schedule so Bear filled time with Lefty Alter. He gave the standard defenses ("guilt by association"), but nobody noted how those same defenses could equally have applied to last night's OlbySmear of John McCain. Certainly Merkle didn't mention that but he did worry about using the Rev's tapes to "swiftboat" Barack.

    Say, why did Olby give up a Bathtub Day to come in for this "important" story? How important could it be when yesterday he didn't even report it? But we disgress.

    Then The Man himself appeared. Here are the tough questions he pummelled Obama with:

    • Did he step down tonight or did you ask him to leave?
    • Can you characterize your own reactions to this? Did you know he had made these statements before the videotape appeared?
    • Do you repudiate the man, the comments, or both?
    • Do you expect to address commercials using tapes of the pastor?
    • Why are we only hearing about more Rezko contributions than previously admitted today?

    Amazingly, Oralmann's interview was less fawning that his usual blue-dress style, and actually approached a sort of faded Xerox copy of, say, high school journalism. But it was in no way confrontational, and we'll go out on a limb and suggest that Major Garrett will make more news on H&C and Greta tonight than Oralmann did (which was basically none).

    By the way, remember the OlbySmear over Cunningham's comments, where Merkle insisted McCain was responsible even though he hadn't heard the statements? Where he spent an entire segment with Maddow smearing McCain? That argument was strangely not in play tonight. But we digress.

    Afterward Fat Ass returned quickly to form, suggesting that, well, even if Obama had been to a lot of sermons, the ones we've seen were overly dramatic because the pastor was playing to the camera. Even Lefty couldn't swallow that drivel and actually--gasp!--contradicted Bathtub Boy. Rough night on OlbyPlanet. So then KO switches the topic to preachers who endorsed McCain, completely neglecting the point that McCain's endorsers may have odd religious views, but Obama's pastor has odd political views.

    Funny, Edward R Olbermann never once said that Obama threw Wright "under the bus" [Ding!]. There we go, digressing again.

    With that the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann suddenly said it's his day off, and Alison Stewart took over. Well he did put in a 25-minute day.

    Keith Limpermann

    If it's Friday, it's our weekly assessment of Krazy Keith's masculinity. This week, Monkeymann attacked Fox and other broadcasters 13 times. Olby's source (Hillary Clinton's Media Matters) criticized (MS)NBC 12 times, but Keithy protected his corporate masters with zero criticisms. That makes this week's Olbermann Manhood Quotient: -50 [patywaist limp].

    And that's The Hour of Spin for this, the 678th day since the declaration that "Karl Rove will in fact be indicted".

    UPDATE: Clear headed analysis: Let's Play Olbermann Oddball!

    UPDATE: Obama interviews

    Major Garrett, Fox:

    Keith Olbermann, MSNBC:


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    Olbermann's Stupidest. Question. Ever.

    And that's saying something. Shocking statements from Barack Obama's pastor were all over yesterday's news--except for Countdown. Instead, Edward R Olbermann devoted an entire segment to an obscure pastor who recently endorsed McCain. Watch with awe and admiration as Olby's great political intellect, honed by years of baseball card collecting, puts it all in perspective:

    Bathtub Boy

    Hat-tip: PhillyBurbs.

    UPDATE: The firestorm over his pastor's comments has forced Senator Obama to make a stringent condemnation of those comments. How exactly will Edward R Olbermann handle this tonight, given that he totally spiked the story on Thursday? Can he possibly ignore it for yet another day? What's a slovenly political hack to do?

    The answer is simple, elegant, and pure Olby. He won't come in. Yes, tonight Keith "Man on Fan" Olbermann is taking a Bathtub Day. Poor Alison Stewart has to try to pick up the pieces of MSNBC's tattered journalistic reputation. Such are the ways of OlbyPlanet.

    UPDATE: Obama is scheduled to appear on Countdown tonight. He will already have taped an interview with Fox that will be shown on Hannity & Colmes and On the Record w/Greta van Susteren. Plus he will show up with Coop on CNN. It remains to be seen if Monkeymann will emerge from the Bathtub to bigfoot Alison Stewart out of the interview and handle it himself (to make sure Obama gets the most softball questions possible). If he does, we'll have a recap.


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    Keith Olbermann's Race Card: Dealt with Dirty Hands

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    March 13, 2008
    Olbermann: Will This Be Another Dog that Didn't Bark?

    OLBY

    UPDATED WITH NEW VIDEO!

    After an exhausting ten-minute Special Education Komment smearing Geraldine Ferraro as a racist and condemning Hillary Clinton for, well, we're not sure what for. But we do know Bathtub Boy flogged the story night after night, culminating in his orgasmic diatribe about injecting race into the campaign, the eeevils of racism, and how Hillary didn't do precisely what Keithy wanted her to do about it.

    After all that, we want to know if Keith Oralmann is going to cover the following story tonight with the same fevered demagoguery. Will he flog it for three nights in a row? Will there be a Special Education Komment denouncing the statements and slamming the Obama campaign? Or will Edward R Olbermann not cover it at all? Will this be just another of Olby's Dogs That Did Not Bark?

    Hat-tip: Hot Air.

    UPDATE: PhillyBurbs wonders if Keith (his writers, actually) ever reads a newspaper and provides this clip, a non-barking-dog Keith Klassic:


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    March 12, 2008
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 12, 2008

    "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)

    Host: Keith Olbermann

    Topics/Guests:

    • 2008 ELECTION: Eugene Robinson, Washington Post associate editor and MSNBC political analyst; Richard Wolffe, Newsweek senior White House correspondent and MSNBC political analyst

    Imagine that...the Elliot Spitzer scandal not doesn't get first billing, it doesn't get any billing in the official release from OlbyPlanet. What better time for a Special Education Komment to distract from the Democrats in Disarray (a phrase you're never likely to hear on The Hour of Spin). Let's see what makes the opening spiel: The Ferraro Flap! Do-Overs in MI/FL? Obama wins MS! People are worse off! And then, at the tail end, Client #9! And a plug for the eagerly awaited Special Education Komment. It's hump day at Olbermann Watch.

    Bathtub Boy

    #5: The eeevil Geraldine Ferraro. Clips of Hillary, Ferraro, Barack. Olby nitpicked the resignation, complained that Ferraro hasn't apologized, yada yada. Robinson ruminated and was not Great Thanksed but he was Pleasured.

    New poll: Obama more electable. How dare Clinton question Obama's credentials? The Wolffe Man joined in on the propaganda and for that he was Great Thanksed.

    #4: More on the Dem race. It's the only news in town! Delegate counts. Do-overs. Hillary's laying groundwork for "going after" the super delegates but they have to--they must!--be impressed by all the red states Obama won. Dana Milbank (do we have to get the same damn people night after night?) nattered about Hillary "winning ugly" and was (not Great) Thanksed.

    #3: Spitzer resigns. And for the first time in months, Herr Olbermann resorted to fobbing this story off on one of those recycled pre-taped reports from the network mothership. If he didn't have a Special Education Komment to do, Keith could have just stayed in the tub tonight. But this was the next best thing to avoid having to speak ill of one of his party.

    After Keith thanked the unspooling tape we got #2: the Media Matters Minute, as usual purloined from the usual sources. Oralmann attacked a couple of (R) Congressmen (Blue Blog Source: Think Propaganda).

    And then, held for the last possible Nielsen minute, the Special Education Komment. Delivered with mock seriousness and all the Olby stentorianism we have come to expect from the orange hack. He banged the table, raised his voice, dug up the obligatory obscure historical analogies, and compared the Clinton campaign and Geraldine Ferraro in particular to David Duke! And of course, there were the trademark camera pivots, timed, rehearsed, and carefully placed by his writers in cooperation with the director and, who knows, maybe even The Laughing Stagehand. The text follows; try not to break out in uncontrollable giggles as you read it and picture Bathtub Boy shaking his head, swiveling in his chair, and all but drowning anyone within five feet in catapulted spit...

    Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly book Culture Warrior

    Finally, as promised, a Special Comment on the presidential campaign of the Junior Senator from New York.
          By way of necessary preface, President and Senator Clinton -- and the Senator's mother, and the Senator's brother -- were of immeasurable support to me at the moments when these very commentaries were the focus of the most surprise, the most uncertainty, and the most anger. My gratitude to them is abiding.
          Also, I am not here endorsing Senator Obama's nomination, nor suggesting it is inevitable.
    Liar!
          Thus I have fought with myself over whether or not to say anything [Events insist--added for broadcast].
    Camera pivot!
          Senator, as it has reached its apex in their tone-deaf, arrogant, and insensitive reaction to the remarks of Geraldine Ferraro... your own advisors are slowly killing your chances to become President.
          Senator, their words, and your own, are now slowly killing the chances for any Democrat to become President.
          In your tepid response to this Ferraro disaster, you may sincerely think you are disenthralling an enchanted media, and righting an unfair advance bestowed on Senator Obama.
          You may think the matter has closed with Representative Ferraro's bitter, almost threatening resignation [letter].
          But in fact, Senator, you are now campaigning, as if Barock Obama were the Democrat, and you… were the Republican.
          As Shakespeare wrote, Senator -- that way… madness… lies.
          You have missed a critical opportunity to do... what was right.
    Look downward, then camera pivot!
          No matter what Ms. Ferraro now claims, no one took her comments out of context.    
          She had made them on at least three separate occasions, then twice more on television this morning.
          Just hours ago, on NBC Nightly News, she denied she had made the remarks in an interview -- only at a paid political speech.
          In fact, the first time she spoke them, was ten days before the California newspaper published them... not in a speech, but in a radio interview.
          On February 26th, quoting...
          "If Barack Obama were a white man, would we be talking about this, as a potential real problem for Hillary? If he were a woman of any color, would he be in this position that he's in? Absolutely not."
          The context [misread as "content" on air] was inescapable.
          Two minutes earlier, a member of Senator Clinton's Finance Committee, one of her "Hill-Raisers," had bemoaned the change in allegiance by Super-Delegate John Lewis from Clinton to Obama, and the endorsement of Obama by Senator Dodd.
          "I look at these guys doing it," she had said, "and I have to tell you, it's the guys sticking together."
          A minute after the "color" remarks, she was describing herself as having been chosen for the 1984 Democratic ticket, purely as a woman politician, purely to make history.
          She was, in turn, making a blind accusation of sexism -- and dismissing Senator Obama's candidacy as nothing more than an Equal Opportunity stunt.
          The next day she repeated her comments to a reporter from the newspaper in Torrance, California [reworded for air].
          "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."
          And when this despicable statement -- ugly in its overtones, laughable in its weak grip of facts, and moronic in the historical context -- when it floats outward from the Clinton Campaign like a poison cloud, what do the advisors have their candidate do?
          Do they have Senator Clinton herself compare the remark to Al Campanis talking on Nightline... on Jackie Robinson day... about how blacks lacked the necessities to become baseball executives, while she points out that Barock Obama has not gotten his 1600 delegates as part of some kind of Affirmative Action plan?
    Baseball? How clever!
          Do they have Senator Clinton note that her own brief period in elected office, is as irrelevant to the issue of judgment as is Senator Obama's…
         …while she points out that FDR had served only six years as a governor and state Senator before he became President?
          Or that Teddy Roosevelt had four-and-a-half years before the White House?
          Or that Woodrow Wilson had two years and six weeks?
          Or Richard Nixon… fourteen... and Calvin Coolidge 25?
    Five historical analogies! Five times better than one!
          Do these advisors have Senator Clinton invoke Samantha Power -- gone by sunrise after she used the word "monster" -- and have Senator Clinton say, "this is how I police my campaign and this is what I stand for," while she fires former Congresswoman Ferraro from any role the campaign?
    Bang table here twice!
          No.
          Somebody tells her that simply disagreeing with and rejecting the remarks is sufficient.
          And she should then call, "regrettable", words that should make any Democrat retch.
          And that she should then try to twist them, first into some pox-on-both-your-houses plea to 'stick to the issues,' and then to let her campaign manager try to bend them beyond all recognition, into Senator Obama's fault.
    raise the voice here
          And thus these advisers give Congresswoman Ferraro nearly a week in which to send Senator Clinton's campaign back into the vocabulary... of David Duke.
          "Any time anybody does anything that in any way pulls this campaign down and says let's address reality and the problems we're facing in this world, you're accused of being racist, so you have to shut up.
          "Racism works in two different directions. I really think they're attacking me because I'm white.
          "How's that?"
          How's that?
    turn it up to 8 or 9!
          Apart from sounding exactly like Rush Limbaugh attacking the black football quarterback Donovan McNabb?
          Apart from sounding exactly like what Ms. Ferraro said about another campaign, nearly twenty years ago?
          Quote:
          "President Reagan suggested Tuesday that people don't ask Jackson tough questions because of his race. And former representative Geraldine A. Ferraro (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that because of his "radical" views, "if Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn't be in the race."
          So... apart from sounding like insidious racism that is at least two decades old?
          Apart from rendering ridiculous, Senator Clinton's shell-game about choosing Obama as Vice President?
          Apart from this evening's resignation letter?
          "I am stepping down from your finance committee so I can speak for myself and you can continue to speak for yourself about what is at stake in this campaign.
          "The Obama campaign is attacking me to hurt you."
          Apart from all that?
    Watch the spitting here...
          Well. It sounds as if those advisors want their campaign to be associated with those words, and the cheap… ignorant… vile… racism that underlies every syllable...
          And that Geraldine Ferraro has just gone free-lance.

          Senator Clinton:
          This is not a campaign strategy.
          This is a suicide pact.
          This week alone, your so-called strategists have declared that Senator Obama has not yet crossed the "commander-in-chief threshold"…
          But -- he might be your choice to be Vice President, even though a quarter of the previous sixteen Vice Presidents have become commander-in-chief during the greatest kind of crisis this nation can face: a mid-term succession.
    Back up to 8 or 9 here!
          But you'd only pick him if he crosses that threshold by the time of the convention.
          But if he does cross that threshold by the time of the convention, he will only have done so sufficiently enough to become Vice President, not President.
          Senator, if the serpentine logic of your so-called advisors were not bad enough...
          Now, thanks to Geraldine Ferraro, and your campaign's initial refusal to break with her, and your new relationship with her -- now more disturbing still with her claim that she can now "speak for herself" about her vision of Senator Obama as some kind of embodiment of a quota ["if she wishes" added for broadcast]...
          If you were to seek Obama as a Vice President, it would be, to Ms. Ferraro, some kind of social engineering gesture, some kind of racial make-good.
    go to 10 here!
          Do you not see, Senator?

          To Senator Clinton's supporters, to her admirers, to her friends for whom she is first choice, and her friends for whom she is second choice, she is still letting herself be [misread as "being"] perceived as standing next to, and standing by, racial divisiveness and blindness…
          And worst yet, after what President Clinton said during the South Carolina primary, comparing the Obama and Jesse Jackson campaigns -- a disturbing, but only borderline remark...
          After what some in the black community have perceived as a racial undertone to the "3 A-M" ad... a disturbing -- but only borderline interpretation...
          And after that moment's hesitation in her own answer on 60 Minutes about Obama's religion -- a disturbing, but only borderline vagueness...
          After those precedents, there are those who see a spit this word pattern... false, or true. ["They see it" -- added for broadcast]
          After those precedents, there are those who see an intent... false, or true. ["They see it" -- added for broadcast]
          After those precedents, there are those who see the Clinton campaign's anything-but-benign neglect of this Ferraro catastrophe -- falsely or truly -- as a desire to hear the kind of casual prejudice which still haunts this society voiced... and to not distance the campaign from it.
    last camera pivot, make it good!
          To not distance you from it, Senator!
    bang table here
          To not distance you... from that which you as a woman, and Senator Obama as an African-American, should both know and feel with the deepest of personal pain!
          Which you should both fight with all you have!
          Which you should both insure, has no place in this contest!
          This, Senator Clinton, is your campaign, and it is your name.
          Grab the reins back from whoever has led you to this precipice, before it is too late.
          Voluntarily or inadvertently, you are still awash in this filth.
          Your only reaction has been to disagree, reject, and to call it regrettable.
          Her only reaction has been to brand herself as the victim, resign from your committee, and insist she will continue to speak.
          Unless you say something definitive, Senator, the former Congresswoman is speaking with your approval.
     go to 11
         You must remedy this.
          And you must... reject... and denounce... Geraldine Ferraro.
          Good night, and good luck.


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    Olbermann Special Comment Tonight!
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    Olby News Alert! For the first time in recorded history, Keith Oralmann tonight launches a Special Education Komment salvo against a Democratic candidate: Hillary Clinton. How the worm has turned. What set him off? Geraldine Ferraro. Listen to the comments that started the controversy. Then enjoy Ms Ferraro's latest, as she insists "I will not be intimidated":



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    Keith Olbermann Smackdown from Glenn Beck

    "Edward R Murrow would have despised Keith Olbermann."


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    March 10, 2008
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 10, 2008

    "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)

    Host: Keith Olbermann

    Topics/Guests:

    • ELECTION 2008: Chuck Todd, Dana Milbank, Richard Wolffe
    • LOVE CLIENT NO. 9: Some guy from the Village Voice

    Questions swirled as Keith Oralmann bellowed the opening spiel: Will we hear about the "Spitzer Scandal?" Nope, it started off with Obama's delegates! He's still got more than Hillary. Clinton and the dream ticket! Obama is up! SNL Live again! Oh, and as an afterthought: Spitzer and the call girl! The (S)candal word? Not used. It's an especially blue Monday at Olbermann Watch.

    Bathtub Boy

    #5: The Spitzer Scandal? No such thing. It's Delegate-Gate: Hillary "invented" a new category. Again, Clinton "inventing" new categories of delegates. It was around this point that the audio started cutting in and out--oh well, the less Bear one has to hear the better. Cliton may try to poach Obama's pledged delegates. Todd nattered but was not Great Thanksed.

    Who's got credentials? Hillary's trip to Bosnia and peace work in Ireland debunked. The media are giving Hillary's "silly" claims "a buy"! The Wolffe Man simpered.

    Olby teased a later segment: "Spitzer? Don't Even Know 'Er!" The Laughing Stagehand loved it, and he probably loved it even more when he read it online hours ago (Blue Blog Source: HuffPo). Yes, Monkeymann is now even lifting his jokes from the blue blogs.

    #4: The Spitzer Scandal? No, it's back to attacking Clinton, this time for being inconsistent about Obama's qualifications. The "dumbest thing yet" from Clinton. Plus the girl in Clinton's ad is supporting Obama. So there! Dana Milbank, sans splashy suits, was not Great Thanksed.

    After a few Halliburtons [Ding!] [Ding!] and an "under the bus" [Ding!] we got #3: The Spitzer Scandal? We'll see if that "s" word gets used (remember, it was used just a week ago regarding a McCain "scandal"). No s-word on the screen: the headline reads "strange bedfellows, then eliot flesh". Maybe he's trying to cut a deal. But Edward R Olbermann is like Old Faithful: you know he'll find a way to spin it, and he did. Why was this leaked? Was it the Bush Justice Department? Vitter wasn't leaked. Was it because he was a Democratic governor? Under the bus! [Ding!] It's all a Greek tragedy, according to Keithy.

    No, you didn't see any "Democrats in Crisis!" You didn't have a Rachel Maddow type there to gleefully cackle about someone caught in a sex scancal. And, unless we missed it during a sound outage, the S-word itself? Never used. No David Shuster on "scandal watch". Never has it been more transparently obvious what a slovenly political hack Oralmann is.

    #2: plug for #1. #1: SNL skewers Hillary, much to Bathtub Boy's delight.

    In the Media Matters Minute, Herr Olbermann attacked Brent Bozell (Blue Blog Source: Think Progress), Joseph Abrams (Blue Blog Source: Crooks & Liars) (Fixed News [Ding!] Fox Noise [Ding!]) for writing this, and "xenophobe" Steve King (Blue Blog Source: DailyKos).

    MisterMeter

    Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 1 [LOW]

    And that's The Hour of Spin for this, the 674th day since the declaration that "Karl Rove will in fact be indicted".


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    March 7, 2008
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 7, 2008

    "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)

    Host: Keith Olbermann

    Topics/Guests:

    • 2008 ELECTION: Richard Wolffe, Newsweek chief White House correspondent and MSNBC political analyst; Lawrence Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress; Dana Milbank, Washington Post national political reporter

    Keith Oralmann bellowed the last opening spiel of the week: Obama vs Hillary! Obamamentum! McCain gets "testy"! Another O'Reilly attack! Yes, it must be casual Friday at Olbermann Watch.

    Bathtub Boy

    #5: Is Hillary really a "monster"? Heavy coverage of Samantha Power's remarks. Hill questions Obama's Iraq withdrawal plan. Olby scolds Hillary over NAFTA inconsistencies. Obama "gets points" for quick reaction to the flap but Hillary's statements have a "disconnect". Again Merkle complains that Hillary is using "debunked" arguments and whines about her telephone call ads for the 813th time. The Wolffe Man simpered but was not Great Thanksed.

    Obama really won Texas and Herr Olbermann suggested maybe Hillary should be out of the race by now. If Obama wins Wyoming does he get momentum? Robinson rambled but was not Great Thanksed.

    #4: Hillary people (Keithy listed them) keep smearing Obama without repercussions, but one wrong word and an Obama staffer is fired. Double standard!!! But no matter, the whole flap magically somehow works to Obama's advantage! Imagine that. Dana Milbank, without weird wardrobe, parroted and was Great Thanksed.

    After a "comedian" [Ding!] came #3: McCain will "bring a lifetime of anger to the campaign"! Citations of McCain f-word uses. He shouldn't be near the trigger! Even the military fears him (citing military folks who just coincidentally are all supporting Clinton or Obama)! He's another George Bush, only more "irrational"! Then this outrageous, foaming-at-the-mouth temper tantrum on an airplane. Mark Benjamin of the discredited leftist Salon.com smeared away on how McCain "scares" the military, "loses his mind", and so was naturally Great Thanksed.

    After another replay of Bear's sappy, hypocritical plea to abandon partisanship, came #2: plug for #1, and #1: negative campaign websites.

    In the Media Matters Minute, Krazy Keith stuck to his favorite targets: O'Reilly attack #429: (Blue Blog Source: Crooks & Liars), and worst: "fear-monger" Oliver North (Blue Blog Source: Think Progress). Fixed News! [Ding!]. Oh, and Edward R Olbermann also attacked Dana Perino for mistaking Stenny Hoyer as a Senator rather than in the House (Blue Blog Source: Think Progress). To be sure, "Man on Fan" Olbermann made no mention of his own peculiar House/Senate confusion: when he called on the House of Representatives to mount a filibuster. But hey, Olbypocrisy is coin of the realm on The Hour of Spin. otherwise we would hear "Herr Keith Olbermahn, Worst Person in the Worrrrrrrld!"

    Keith Limpermann

    If it's Friday, it's our weekly assessment of Krazy Keith's masculinity. This week, Monkeymann attacked Fox and other broadcasters 30 times. Olby's source (Hillary Clinton's Media Matters) criticized (MS)NBC 15 times, but Keithy protected his corporate masters with zero criticisms. That makes this week's Olbermann Manhood Quotient: -90 [pansy limp].

    MisterMeter

    Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 1 [LOW]

    And that's The Hour of Spin for this, the 671st day since the declaration that "Karl Rove will in fact be indicted".


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    March 5, 2008
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 5, 2008

    "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)

    Host: Keith Olbermann

    Topics/Guests:

    • 2008 ELECTION: Richard Wolffe; Jonathan Alter, Newsweek senior editor and MSNBC political analyst; Chuck Todd; Dana "haha you have cancer" Milbank

    Keith Oralmann must have still been in a sour mood left over from last night as he barked the opening spiel: Hillary only gained 15 delegates! Will she get "dirtier"? The latest O'Reilly attack! It's hump day at Olbermann Watch.

    Bathtub Boy

    #5: Hillary's wins blamed on her "negative advertising". Plus they were "largely unchallenged by the media". (Cue clip of Herr Olbermahn handing Bill Jefferson a check.) Comedian [Ding!] Limbaugh was committing "sabotage". The Wolffe Man simpered and was Great Thanksed.

    Hillary's "telephone" ad was "slime" but Bear suggested Barack could do an ad about the phone ringing at 3:00 am and someone "asking for Bill" (a quip he stole from Dick Morris, by the way). They should both stop their "paranoia" about media coverage. Lefty Robinson rambled in agreement; he wasn't Great Thanksed but he was Pleasured.

    #4: The Dream Ticket. A content-free specularama that can be summed up in four words: it's a "long shot". Lefty Alter yammered.

    #3: Florida, Michigan, and Super delegates. Dr Dean seems to prefer new votes in the two states. Todd talked.

    #2: tease for #1. #1: McCain late for his endorsement. Yes, the first major candidate to secure enough delegates for the nomination is relegated to the tag-end "joke" segment. This is just the "bold-faced clincher" that will do in his doomed candidacy! Dana Milbank, lacking lurid livery, somehow forgot to make fun of McCain's cancer. That's news on The Hour of Spin.

    Bathtub Boy

    In the Media Matters Minute, Herr Olbermahn gave us O'Reilly attack #427 (for referencing this report) and #428 (Blue Blog Source: Hillary Clinton's Media Matters--never one to fuss over such niceties as accuracy, Bathtub Boy took the already-edited quote and sliced it down to just three words...no point in letting anyone hear the complete context and spoil a good joke smear). Plus the latest attack on Glenn Beck (Blue Blog Source: HuffnPuff). Fixed News! [Ding!] As always, straight from the lefty websites to Oralmann's teleprompter.

    MisterMeter

    Tonight's MisterMeter reading: 1 [LOW]

    And that's The Hour of Spin for this, the 669th day since the declaration that "Karl Rove will be indicted".


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    March 4, 2008
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 4th, 2008

    You Had Me At Merlot

    "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)

    Hosts: Daily Kos's Keith "Ignore Partisanship" Olbermann and Obamaniac Chris Matthews

    Topics/Guests:

    • SPESHUL SUPER TUESDAY REDUX COVERAGE: Contributors no one cares to watch or listen to

    Open thread for Obama, Cinton and chaos fans everywhere! Oh, and if you watch Der Fuhrer's ever brilliant bipartisan primary coverage, feel free to comment.


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    Keith Olbermann's New Promo: The Remix


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    March 3, 2008
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann - March 3, 2008

    "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ET)

    Host: Keith Olbermann

    Topics/Guests:

    • 2008 ELECTION: Chuck Todd, NBC News political director; Jonathan Alter, Newsweek senior editor and MSNBC political analyst; Rachel Maddow, Air America radio host and MSNBC political analyst; Eugene Robinson, Washington Post associate editor and columnist and MSNBC political analyst

    Keith Olbermann bellowed the opening spiel: Obama/NAFTA flap!Hillary "moved the goalposts"! McCain endorsed by "hate talker"! Clinton's "last stand"! It's blue Monday at Olbermann Watch.

    Bathtub Boy

    #5: Did Obama's camp talk NAFTA with Oh Canada? The "conservative Canadian government" put out the story and has back-pedaled from it. Polls show Clinton gaining. How dare the Canadian government "leak" this in the first place?!? Another "move the goalposts" (#2). Todd talked about Hillary needing to win "in double digits" or she'll get nowhere. He was Great Thanksed.

    Again with the goalposts (#3)! Should Hillary drop out if she doesn't win big tomorrow? Mark Penn threw people "under the proverbial bus" [Ding!]. Yes, Edward R Olbermann thinks "under the bus" is a proverb. He added that Hillary basically has no chance and can't imagine what she is thinking by continuing on. Who will tell her to "get out before we throw you out"? Lefty Alter allocuted and was Great Thanksed.

    The Obama informercial continued with #4: Hillary Clinton uses "fear" against "another Democrat"?!? Horrors! Her foreign policy advisors couldn't name any crisis that tested her. She never had a security clearance. She voted for Iraq. She actually ranked McCain ahead of Obama on foreign policy. "Unbelievable!" Yada yada yada. Comedian Rachel Maddow muttered.

    Yes, another night of naked Obamaganda. No wonder that the Obama folks plan their election night party around the infamous, deplorable one:

    We'll be hosting a not-too-fancy election-returns-watching party, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Feel free to bring chips or snacks, and BYOB, but we'll have some things here. Also, MSNBC is our station of choice.

    Bathtub Boy

    After another attack on Fox (Blue Blog Source: Raw Story, it was on to the nightly McCain attack segment. #3: McCain endorsed by a religious "hater". Olby mocks McCain's age in a funny voice: "What's that, sunny?" They threw Bill Cunningham "under the bus" [Ding!] so they have to throw Haege "under the bus" [Ding!]. How many people can fit under Oralmann's bus anyhow? Any more and the tires won't reach the road. The sextuply-discredted Shuster was called in because, according to Bear, it's a "scandal". Slippery talked about Israel and "eee-rahn", the Rapture, slaughtered Jews going to hell, and a good time was had by all.

    After a jaw-dropping reference to a "pew-TAY-tive" nominee (gag!) came #2: nothing, and #1: Hillary on SNL with Eugene Robinson.

    In the Media Matters Minute, first Herr Olbermann reached back to last week to level O'Reilly attack #426 (Blue Blog Source: Hillary Clinton's Media Matters), then Karl Rove on Fixed News [Ding!] (Blue Blog Source: Think Propaganda), and worstest: "lunatic fringer Jonah Goldberg", as Bathtub Boy equated pastor Hagee with Louis Farrakhan.

    OLBY

    Dogs That Did Not Bark: Once upon a time it as a big deal on The Hour of Spin: military service. A parade of sock puppets reiterated the talking point over and over: Bush (or Cheney) can't lead the nation because they "never served". But things change as OlbyPlanet turns. That's why the infamous, deplorable one spiked this completely. Oh and only if it had been the eeevil O'Reilly, this would be three days' fodder for "Man on Fan". Finally, there's nobody who likes demagogues, dictators, and tyrants more than Edward R Olbermann. That is, as long as they are leftists or socialists. Does it surprise anyone that Herr Olbermahn said nothing about this? And needless to say, there is another story that will never make air on The Hour of Spin. Aside from his weird, homoerotic Olbsession with Bill O'Reilly, Oralmann's most predictable spin is covering for his buddies in Tehran.

    And that's The Hour of Spin for this, the 667th day since the declaration that "Karl Rove will be indicted".


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    March 2, 2008
    Great Moments in Broadcast Journalism - 0015

    Hat-tip to Richard Adams.


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