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Just what is it with Edward R Olbermann and Twitter anyhow? When he's not lying about Twitter to smear someone, or using Twitter to lie about his own words, the infamous deplorable one is getting himself in hot water by ridiculing and minimizing charges of rape. And just when you think Oralmann might have this interweb thing sussed out, he goes and walks into another propellor.
This has all the hallmarks of Olby's previous twitter snits: blocking people, alienating fans, nasty treatment of women...a compendium of Keith's Greatest Hits. Let Ceilidh-ann explain it all in what has become a disturbingly familiar pattern of Olbermann derangement:
My tweet being mentioned here is this:
- "What do Bachmann's looks have to do with it, Lewis? #Countdown"
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's physical appearance was mentioned in one of Lewis's comments, which I found unfair since it's unfair and extremely misplaced to emphasise style over substance in politics, especially in regards to women, who have faced such discrimination for so long. I never followed up on this tweet except for a couple replies to friends, and my tweet wasn't meant as some malicious insult to Lewis. Olbermann's justification for blocking me came here again in another reply to a friend of mine:
- "Just the last name is far more insulting than just the first. We're done here."
This is new to me. I've always been told that it's ruder to refer to someone you don't know by their first name, since it adds an edge of condescension to the equation, and with twitter, tone is so hard to grasp sometimes. Countdown is a political show and it's commonplace, or at least it is in UK, to refer to political figures by their surnames. I do it all the time and I know I'm not the only one. 140 characters requires brevity. The choice of surname wasn't meant as some damning critique of Lewis, nor was it meant as the insult of the century. Besides, Olbermann refers to someone by their surname a few tweets earlier. Maybe it's only rude if you're British:
There's much more so read the whole thing and marvel at the inner workings of that miasma of paranoia and insecurity that is Olbermann's Brain. Then you'll have some idea why Bathtub Boy has once again gone on a twitter semi-boycott: he'll continue to post plugs for his show, but he won't lower himself by actually replying to the rabble:
Man, if we wanted to we couldn't make up crazy like this.
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We've said it again and again, and the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann continues to verify what Olbermann Watch has been exposing for years. Edward R Olbermann smears people with lies. He gets his source material from blue blogs. Rip 'n' Read Olbermann then repeats whatever smear he finds there, ramping it up with name calling and other hysterical bits of performance art, and the gullible Olbyloons who think he is a 'journalist' with only the most 'reliable sources' lap it up like the credulous lemmings they are.
The latest example: Oralmann claims Rep Alan West boasted of being a member of a white supremacist biker gang. Where did Monkeymann get this hot news flash from? Maybe The Pulp. Possibly Democratic Underground. Whatever it was, Edward R Olbermann obviously never listened to the audio (which clearly reveals West in a sarcastic, this-is-the-kind-of-crap-I-have-to-put-up-with mode) or he did and decided not to let the truth stand in the way of his latest smear.
But even the left-leaning media aren't buying the latest Olbermann Lie. Here's Tommy Christopher:
Keith Olbermann gave Rep. Allen West (R-FL) top honors in his "Worst Persons" segment, ostensibly for "admitting" (and even "bragging") that he was a member of a white supremacist motorcycle gang, after denying any connection to such a gang for the past year or so.
While West's courtship of motorcycle clubs like The Outlaws is still worthy of scrutiny, the fact is that he made no such admission....
On his program last night, Keith Olbermann mangled even the basic background of the story, saying that last year, NBC reported that "goddamned liar" West "had once been a member of an otherwise all-white motorcycle gang."...it's hard to imagine something so obvious getting past everyone on his show.
No it isn't. Bathtub Boy's gaggle of yes-men never tell the Emperor about those new clothes he's wearing. Olbermann wouldn't hire them if they did.
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