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    Olbermann Watch, "persecuting" Keith since 2004


    October 21, 2009
    Keith Olbermann Assesses His Own Credibility: in His Own Words!

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    Uh...oops!
    Speaking of Olby and "Madd-ow," the following story came up in last night's Political Grapevine on "Special Report" (video):
    **During this morning's off-camera White House briefing with reporters, ABC's Jake Tapper asked press secretary Robert Gibbs about the ongoing White House attacks on Fox News. After being asked about the charge that Fox isn't a real news organization, Gibbs answered, "We render opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness of that coverage."
    Tapper: "That's a pretty sweeping declaration that they're not a news organization. How are they different from, say another, say ABC, MSNBC, Univision?"
    Gibbs: "You and I should watch sometime around nine o'clock tonight or five this afternoon."
    Tapper: "I'm not talking about their opinion programs. Or issues you have with certain reports. I'm talking about saying that thousands of individuals who work for a media organization — do not work for a news organization. Why is that appropriate for the White House to say?"
    Gibbs: "That is our opinion."
    Their strong opinions about our opinion shows (Glenn Beck runs at 5 p.m. ET and Sean Hannity at 9 p.m. ET), apparently do not extend to similar shows on other networks. A White House official tells us that the audience for Monday's off-the-record briefing with President Obama — included MSNBC personalities Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow.**

    I couldn't tell in the video--the Olby/Maddow part comes with 1:18 left--but I think Bret Baier also pronounced Rachel's last name "Madd-ow."

    Ah yes, another example of Cankles putting someone elso down for an error he himself makes....the self-rightous judge of all things who also accuses others of judging, Olbermann cannot help being his natural self....a hypocrite.

    The White House and Olby believe Fox News is not a real news organization. So what does a "real news organization" like MSNBC, the place for politics, feel is necessary to cover on their prime time 8pm news coverage:

    From Newsbusters:

    Olbermann: Prejean's Complaints About Breast Surgery Publicization 'Ironic' Because of Her Stance on Gay Marriage.

    It was bound to happen - an inevitable character assault on former Miss California Carrie Prejean by a host from MSNBC, the place for misogyny, after K2 Productions, the company that directs the Miss California USA pageant, filed a publicity-seeking, lawsuit.

    On MSNBC's Oct. 20 "Countdown," host Keith Olbermann dedicated part of a segment with the Village Voice's Michael Musto to a lawsuit seeking the $5,200 from Prejean, known for her stand on gay marriage, for breast augmentation surgery.

    "She says her privacy was breached when the boob job came out," Olbermann said. "Yet, she didn't have a problem sort of positioning herself to get in the privacy of the lives of gay people who wanted to get married. Do you think the irony of that is intelligible to her?"
    ********************************************************************************************************************
    What? Exactly how did she "position herself to get in the privacy of the lives of gay people who wanted to get married"? She answered a question posed to her in a beauty pageant. How is that getting into the lives of gay people? God, Olby is really reaching for everything and anything to smear a woman for giving an honest opinion to a question.

    I'm not going to go into the whole conversation Olby had with Musto because it was nothing more than two overweight guys taking jabs and mocking a woman over her breasts.

    Remember this is the type of news organization preferred by the White House. I simply have one question for Mr. Olbermann. Why are you so obsessed and have such an insatiable hatred for Ms. Prejean? I believe it's that "attack mentality" of his psychotic personality. How is this news? What do you accomplish by smearing a woman who gave her honest opinion to a question in beauty pageant. She never criticized or made disparaging remarks about gay people or gay marriage. This is the point I made in a previous post about the sociopath's personality. There was no attack but Olby perceived one so he uses her so-called attacked on gay marriage to justify his dreadful behavior.

    In other news...expect a full on Palin attack tonight. For what you might ask? Because she is going on Oprah November 19th to promote her new book. Olbermann will also regurgitate stories from the left that Palin refused to go on the show during the 2008 presidential campaign. This statement is totally false because it was Ms. Winfrey who refused to book Palin because she backed Obama in the campaign. But Obly will spin the story, as usual, in his obsessed world to smear Ms. Palin.

    Time to go to the transcript.

    #3: Before introducing Olbermann's Brain, Craig Crawford, Keith turned into a Krazy Konspiracy Theorist (Blue blog source: Media Matters):
    "It was a standard of the so-called yellow journalism dating back as far as the 1890s, even earlier; make up a story, print it in a gossip column or as rumor. Then when somebody denies it, or if someone else reacts to it, suddenly it's a news story, the reaction, the denial. You can put that reaction or denial in the newspaper.
    If you really want to play the game, you can then criticize the other newspapers for not covering the story, which, in turn, forces many of them to cover it. Our third story in the COUNTDOWN, a second front in the White House attempt to rescue journalism from the hostage situation at Fox and the ghost of William Randolph Hearst.
    An unnamed White House source telling “Politico,” quote, “we are doing what we think is important to make sure news is covered as fairly as possibly.” Offering the Acorn story as an example, “Fox News covered it breathlessly for weeks on end. Then you had a couple days of breast beating from the ‘Washington Post‘ and the ‘New York Times‘ about whether or not they were fast enough on the Acorn story. It's like, wait a second, guys, let‘s make sure we keep perspective on what are the most important stories and what‘s being driven by a network that has a perspective. Being able to make that point has been important."
    Meantime, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said, off camera, this morning, quote, “we render opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness of their coverage.” When asked what he thought the difference was between Fox and news networks, his answer, “you and I should watch some time around 9:00 or 5:00 this afternoon.
    As for how Fox opinion bleeds into its so-called news, you don't have to take the White House‘s word for it. A non-exhaustive list from the Media Matters website details dozens of instances, including October 1st;
    “America‘s Newsroom” co-host Bill Hemmer advanced a smear that the Department of Education state school adviser knew of statutory rape, but never reported it.
    May 6th, “America‘s Newsroom” pushed the falsehood that Democrats tried to protect pedophiles by voting in favor of a Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
    April 23rd, Mr. Hemmer claims to keep track of the stimulus money, but, in fact, was using research lifted almost verbatim from the website of House Republican Whip Eric Cantor.
    April 15th, “America‘s Newsroom” promoted Tea Party organizing, on air and online, frequently posting specific information and directing viewers to its websites with a list of protest sites.
    The other example offered by Media Matters are from Fox‘s “Happening Now,” “Live Desk,” “Special Report,” and the broadcast network‘s imitation of an actual Sunday news show, like “Meet the Press,” which it calls “Fox News Sunday.""

    Then, after introducing Craig, his first question was: "My sense here is the White House reacts viscerally to the carnival fun house stuff that the Becks and the Hannitys and the O'Reillys do, but what they are worried about, in terms of its affect on society, is the in by the side door method of main-streaming a dubious story. Explain that—I went through it cursorily. But explain the process in better terms than I used, and why they would be worried about it."

    More lowlights:
    CRAWFORD: ... I would point out, however, that with a lot of what Fox News does, if the attack is that they are a Republican campaign machine, they sure did a lousy job of it in the last election. We have a deeply Democratic Congress, a Democratic president, and most of the world worships Barack Obama.
    OLBERMANN: Also, the other part about this—I have no credibility to tell anybody not to push back against Fox News. It would be laughable if I said that for a minute, even if I felt that for a moment. But the active push back against media outlets of any kind has got to be a tight rope. What do you see the negatives as being?
    ...
    OLBERMANN: What about the bully theory? Being that you learn very early in life that the bully is going to hit you, whether or not you hit back. You might as well hit back.
    CRAWFORD: Right. The best defense can be an offense sometimes. As I said, take on somebody at least equal to you in the great arena of politics. I think taking on a cable channel like this, singling out individual hosts, just elevates them, give them what they want, which attention, and allows them to continue the circus, and the almost comic opera of characters, good and bad and villains and so on, that they play on that network. This White House is helping them feed that story line.
    OLBERMANN: I'm just glad there‘s somebody helping me do this. Craig Crawford of MSNBC and CQPolitics.com. Thanks, Craig.
    CRAWFORD: Good to be here.

    #2: Worsts.
    "... Our runner up, Boss Limbaugh [Ding!]. He is in high dungeon, because somebody caught on to his real deal, CNN. “They‘ve got a reporter who stalks me, Carol Costello. She's actually the beat reporter assigned to me. That's why I call her a stalker. She did today, started a series of reports today, anger on the air. Talk radio made our country viciously partisan. They went out and they found a psychiatrist to analyze the situation. The answer is that I bully you. You know what, Carol, you need to go sit on a fire hydrant and improve your day.”
    You do not need a psychologist to figure out that piece of childish fantasy. Emotionally, Rush Limbaugh is a 14-year-old boy.
    But our winner, Lonesome Rhodes [Ding!] Beck. The “LA Times” reported that the Entertainment Industry Foundation, one of the top Hollywood charitable organization, which held a Stand-Up To Cancer tell-a-thon last year, has gotten its members of all the broadcast networks, many of the cable ones, to put story lines in dramas and comedies for a week about volunteering. An “LA Times” article about this noted the foundation's chairwoman was inspired by the call for more volunteerism last year by candidates McCain and Obama. The story quoted NBC's esteemed VP of programming, planning and scheduling, Mitch Metcalf, who said “we're lucky that the Obama administration happened to think this was a worthy cause, and that the first lady, in particular, is behind this general effort. But that just provides support and shines a spotlight on it. We are certainly not servicing the White House.”
    So they were inspired by McCain and Obama. They were going to do this before Obama was elected. They did it for one week. Among the networks putting in the volunteering plot lines is Fox. So you know what this all means to Beck? It's an NBC conspiracy, with Obama and Chairman Mao.
    “Are we running out of volunteers in the country? Are we trying to fix a problem that doesn't exist? Are we creating a problem that doesn't exist to have an emergency that doesn't yet exist?”
    No. You're nuts. “Or is it just a coincidence that all of this falls in line with President Obama's Corporation for National and Community Service, and a call for more service and volunteerism? Or not a coincidence at all?”
    No. You‘re nuts.
    “This is fantastic. It's almost like living in Mao's China right now. But Mitch Metcalf, an EIF board member and NBC executive—my god, it can't be. This can't be true, right, an NBC executive?”
    No. Youre nuts.
    “Obama controls the message through the media he holds in his pocket, or his little hand that soon, if you disobey, he will just go.”
    No. You‘re nuts.
    “Now, the message will be embedded in television shows. Isn't that great? Aren't you proud of what we're doing?”
    No. You‘re nuts.
    “Information control. I'm going to break it down for you. I believe, by the end of the week, you'll be shocked.”
    No, I'm shocked now. Dude, it's about volunteering, charity. Ain't got squat to do with who is president. It's what you claim every other day of the week you believe in. It's being done by your own employers. Seriously, Glenn, delusional paranoia is a hell of a disease, man. See a pastor, get a pill, check in somewhere. You're nuts.
    Glenn Beck, today's worst—well, put it this way, he has issues."

    And if you think it's rough reading all that, try watching it! Thankfully, I didn't. I mean, dude, seriously, Keithy boy, you're the real nut. You get a pill. You check in somewhere. You, sir, are nuts. Glenn is not. You have issues. Glenn does not. 'Kay?!

    Beautiful audio grab!! Olbermann, how are thee a douchebag? Let me count the ways......

    #3 came up in the first hour of John Gibson's radio show today.

    In fact, a lot of what you read above in the transcript was played in audio form.

    Lemme be more clear. J$, great youtube piece! Olbermann F'd up Maddow's name too.

    Even I feel the sting from Ann Coulter's piece this week.

    Ouch! It's so easy to mock Olby. Enjoy.

    anncoulter.com

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