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    September 8, 2007
    It's Official: Olbermann uses Parody Sites as News Sources

    We now have official documentation that Olbermann is using parody sites for his "news" sources on Countdown. Of course we here at Olbermannwatch have long documented Olbermann's use of questionable blog sources for his "newscasts" and know that without Media Matters, Huffington Post, and Daily Kos, Olbermann wouldn't have any show material whatsoever. But until Thursday night, we had no idea that the writing staff at Countdown were so dumb they couldn't discern from what was a real news source and what was a parody website.

    Let's go to the transcript! Olbermann reports:

    First here are COUNTDOWN's top three newsmakers of this day. Number three, Fox television is trying to one-up CBS's "Kid Nation" reality show, you know, set up a Lord of The Flies thing and see if they really will kill each other. A mid-season replacement on the Fox Network next January, Kid Army; 40 children, aged seven to 15 training and planning a military mission all on their own. Well, it does sound like it will go better than Iraq.

    One tiny problem however with that "source". Turns out it was from a parody site. Two commercial breaks later, Olbermann was forced to. . .gasp! Issue a retraction and apologize, to Fox!

    And let's get a correction out of the way immediately here. In the newsmakers segment tonight, we included an item about Fox trying to top CBS‘ show Kid Nation with something called Kid War. The source of that story turns out to be a satirical website. Somebody here didn't notice that. The ultimate responsibility for that falls to me. My apologies to Fox and to you for the lousy vetting.

    This would not be the first time the brain trust over at MSNBC had difficulty detecting satire and parody. Only a few short weeks ago, MSNBC.Com was caught posting a story attributing a quote defending Michael Vick to the Rev. Al Sharpton, citing what they said was Sharpton's website.

    In a story that ran last Friday on how the legal troubles of disgraced NFL star Michael Vick are dividing African-Americans, Web site editors apparently fell hook, line and sinker for a parody Web site that made up a quote from the Rev. Al Sharpton. In the first version of the story that appeared on, Sharpton was quoted as having written on his personal blog, "If the police caught Brett Favre (a white quarterback for the Green Bay Packers) running a dolphin-fighting ring out of his pool, where dolphins with spears attached to their foreheads fought each other, would they bust him? Of course not. They would get his autograph, complimenting him on tightly spiraled passes, then bet on one of his dolphins." In an updated version later in the day, had retracted the quote and added this "correction" to its report. "An earlier version of this article quoted from a blog entry purportedly by the Rev. Al Sharpton. has determined that the blog is a hoax." The correction also noted that Sharpton had in the past issued a statement condemning dogfighting. But the 24-year-old founder of the parody site, where the Sharpton parody first appeared, thinks that's a bit strong. "It's not right to call it a hoax," said Newsgroper founder Greg Galant. "We didn't put something on Sharpton's letterhead and mail it to them. "We label ourselves a parody and market ourselves as satire," he said. "They just made a mistake. I think they should be apologizing to their readers for reporting parody as fact."


    But the best coda on this story is from my favorite Olbyloon, the psychotic and multi-named BerryBush, Tru, Orinenglish, Kathy, Dorrie, Psych101. You see, as we've reported here before, BerryBush aka the Loon of 1000 Names, tapes each and every Olbermann broadcast for her own little personal "archive". I guess she thinks the Smithsonian is going to knock at her door any day and beg for her collection. Witness the following meltdown where Berry loses it over the aforementioned Olbermann apology. Seems she thought that he'd go back and name a new "newsmaker" in the Midnight show, thereby deleting and retaping that segment of the show to cover his error. Naturally, Berry had to have BOTH versions of the broadcast for her "collection". And hilarity ensues.

    I am so goddamned stupid, I can't get anything right.

    Finally, an Olbyloon has seen the light! And provided ample explanation as to the mindset of his audience!

    Before I take myself out back and shoot myself, did anyone catch the re-air last night? Did anyone see Keith's replacement Newsmaker? I set my machine to record it but despite VERY CAREFULLY CHECKING to see that the time I set on it was correct, I didn't get it. Then I look at the time set and it's set to FUCKING PM INSTEAD OF AM! I can't even tell you how angry I am. How many times do I have to look at something and see an A where there's a P...Anyone see it at all? I'm just curious.

    Just curious? No dear, you passed the "just curious" stage a long time and are clearly in full-blown psychotic meltdown.

    Sometimes I think I should just give up and throw all my recording equipment out the window. Other days I catch adorable things like Keith playing air guitar.

    Oh yeah, that Keith, he's "adorable" isn't he? How low must this woman's standards me if she thinks Olbermann is a sex symbol? And Berry aka Loon of 1000 Names? If anyone knocks at your door for your "collection", trust me, it won't be the Smithsonian calling, it'll be the men in white suits with a straight jacket waiting just for you!

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    July 15, 2007
    OlbyWatch Link Roundup: Dan Patrick, ESPN, and NBC

    In the wake of Dan Patrick's departure from ESPN Radio, Keith Olbermann's PR agents have been hard at work floating this preposterous notion:

    Keith Olbermann, whose return to radio with Patrick help boost both of their profiles the last few years and recreate the chemistry from their "Big Show" days on "SportsCenter," said Thursday's announcement was the first he had heard of The Content Factory.
    "I told Dan directly that I've been exactly where he is, and I'll support him any way I can, and that he needs to do whatever works best for him," Olbermann said Thursday. Olbermann added that ESPN has "been terrific and I'm very torn" about whether to continue on the network radio show - either hosting it by himself, as the network has offered, or do a shorter version. He could also join Patrick somewhere down the road at another syndicated show. "I don't think with my other jobs I could give it as much as the company and listeners deserve," said the MSNBC "Countdown" anchor said of taking Patrick's ESPN Radio spot. "Plus, my motivation has been working with DP. In short, we'll see."

    Yeah, sure Keith, you do realize of course that you'd actually have to talk about a sport other than baseball if you took over Dan Patrick's radio show right? Olbermann's dead silences when anything other than baseball were being discussed reveal Olbermann knows as much about other sports as he does about news, which is to say, little or nothing.

    But wait--there's more:

    From today's New York Daily News:

    Match made in hell: When NBC Sports added Keith Olbermann to its Sunday "Football Night In America" pregame show, questions were raised about the Peacock bringing in another anchor to team with Bob (Rapping Roberto) Costas. There was speculation a studio configuration would be devised where Costas and Olbermann would work at separate desks. According to an NFL spy that won't be the case. "They will be together and will be encouraged to, well, debate," the spy said. This could be interesting. Olbermann is a loose cannon. Costas ain't. Kind of like mixing Vodka with Yoo-hoo.

    Oh yeah, that's why viewers tune in to NFL football-to watch Olbermann and Costas "debate". It ain't a political forum folks, it's supposed to be a sports show.

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    May 22, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup May 22, 2007

    A piece of my mind

    I'm sitting on Woody's couch watching some whore of an intern trying to fill in for Keith Olbermann, and failing miserably. But that's beside the point.

    Liveblogging Olbermann
    The adventures of Princess Megling...

    Crap! No Keith tonight. And when I heard a girl's voice, I thought it might be Allison Stewart. She has subbed a million times. I recognized her from somewhere- but I wasn't interested. Lately though, I've been seeing her on 'The Green.' So my ears kind of perked up. But it's not. This Allison Notivotny (sp?) chick looks A LOT like Christy Harvey.

    It's the Patriarchy!!!

    In email this week, my mom posed the question, who are your living heroes? Here was my response: media figures Michael Moore and Keith Olbermann.

    Fort Dix Six: Keith Olbermann, Kos, Left Work to Change Image
    Post Chronicle

    In his "style" of continuing to play down any and all Islamist threats, we have MSNBC's Uber-leftist Keith Olbermann telling his handful of viewers on the same day the on-our-soil Islamists were arrested: "The FBI arrested six morons." As other leftists, Olbermann seems genuinely angry that the would-be terrorism plotters did not accomplish their goal.

    Today's starter, Keith Olbermann
    Times Herald-Record

    The injury bug has spread from the Yankees' clubhouse to the press box. Keith Olbermann, host of MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," reported to last night's game on crutches. He is battling a stress fracture in his right foot. "I'm ready to pitch for the Yankees," Olbermann joked.

    Email to MSNBC

    My mother has watched [Imus] on MSNBC since it was first put on the network. Because of this, we were introduced to other programs that we came to love and watch regularly, specifically Countdown. Much like Imus' program, we found that Olbermann's program was unlike any other on television today...She is especially upset by Keith Olbermann's lack of support in this matter. They obviously host two very different programs, but it is because of each host's choices to say things that everyone doesn't always what to hear that makes both programs so entertaining. This is why I am so upset that Keith Olbermann did not support a man on his network who truly made an impact on broadcast journalism.

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    May 10, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup May 10, 2007

    Fort Dix Plot: Right Wing Cheers, Left Wing Jeers
    Leaning Straight Up

    If you peruse the right wing blogs the details and congratulations to law enforcement are universal. But on the left....I wouldn't say the lefties are as mean spirited as they are about Cheney and Bush, but the general attitude is either a yawn, or some minimizing of the plot to make it no big deal...The Main Stream media has contributed to the jeering: Olbermannwatch.

    Olbermann: Jersey Jihad a Hoax!
    Red Alerts

    The problem Keith has with the F.B.I. story is that the six men arrested are "morons" and thus, in Olbermann’s mind, not dangerous. Olbermann Watch presents the best argument against Olbermann and his moonbattery in this post.

    Seditious Keith Olbermann Derides Ft. Dix Six Plot

    Olbermann is proof that any liberal wacko can get a TV spot. I'll bet he sprang from the same alien space pod Rosie O'Donnell sprang from. I'll also bet he dresses up in women's clothing and make-up and pretends to be Barbra Streisand while singing show tunes during his evenings at home.

    Keith Olbermann is the new Johnny Depp

    Smart, fearless, dapper, intense, funny. I forgive him for not being a pirate.

    Lady Raiders Coach Talks About Recruiting
    The Williams and Hyatt Show Blog

    A smattering of thoughts from the back of the media hospitality room while wondering how long it will take ESPN RADIO to dump Keith Olbermann from the Dan Patrick Show.

    Olbermann: Bush Only Wants White Voters

    To help make his case he brings in Rachel Maddow from Air America. Fair and balanced as always...

    We Had the Time 100 of Our Lives

    It was in this pre-event hour (sponsored by Cartier! it must be mentioned) that MSNBC general manager Dan Abrams, unsolicited, reminded us that he created Keith Olbermann's star (a joke, or at least a halfway joke)

    THURSDAY'S LETTERS: Olbermann, Civilian Death Payouts, 9/11 Newspaper
    Editor & Publisher

    In today's letters, praise for Keith Olbermann, and comments on Greg Mitchell's recent columns about the newspaper on the morning of 9/11/2001 and payments given to the families of dead civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    May 8, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup May 8, 2007

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    Olbermann Equals O'Reilly. Huh?
    Huffington Post

    Another touch o' drivel from our sterling mainstream press, as noted by various commentators: Yesterday AP ran a story about Giuliani's complaint over Keith Olbermann's participation in the GOP "debate" broadcast. I guess since Olbermann hammered America's Mayor for going demagogic with 9/11 speeches (Giuliani, ole Mr. Police Riot Instigator, a demogogue?

    Olbermann Not a "Democratic Partisan"?!
    Gold-Plated Witch on Wheels

    I'm always amazed when liberals try to tell you with a straight face that some journalist or other isn't liberal but is being "objective." In this instance, Walsh tries to whitewash Olbermann's screeds about the president by calling him a "Bush critic." This would be like saying Jeffrey Dahmer was a carnivore. Olbermann isn't just a "Bush critic." There's a website devoted to his nuttiness.

    Keith Olbermann's Republican Debate Coverage Pulls in Loads of Viewers, Complaints

    Keith Olbermann may be MSNBC's shining star - the shining star that network GNM Dan Abrams takes credit for - but he's also the source for their biggest headaches. The higher ups obviously thought having Keith host their Republican debate coverage would be a great idea for ratings. And it was: While Fox News won Thursday evening's overall ratings, MSNBC's 1.76 million was a win for The Peacock. But perhaps what they didn't expect is the same backlash Fox News receives when it lets Brit Hume anchor a newscast: Why the hell is the most infamous liberal show host anchoring what should be objective coverage of the Republican presidential debate?

    Wait, Keith Olbermann Dated Stalked Rebecca Lobo?
    Awful Announcing

    This is one of those stories/rumors that you automatically do not believe, but I guess anything is possible. Keith Olbermann, who has taken a random hiatus from the Dan Patrick Show, has some issues with stalkers. That's not the crazy part....the crazy part is that Keith is complaining about her when he used to do the same thing (I learned it by watching YOU Keith!!!)

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    May 7, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup May 7 , 2007

    Media Double Standard Dept: Can you imagine what the reaction would be...
    The Cable Game

    Welcome to the world of double standards: MSNBC uses Keith Olbermann in last Thursday night's debate, and the MSM doesn't so much as notice. That left Rudy Giuliani to complain about Olbermann's role at the Reagan Library debate as reported by the AP's David Bauder.

    Brit Hume is a "journalist"; Keith Olbermann is "partisan"
    Salon/Glenn Greenwald

    On Friday, the Associated Press -- in the course of reporting that the Giuliani campaign complained to NBC News that Keith Olbermann was assigned to cover the GOP presidential debate -- made certain statements which brightly reveal the current state of our political press. Think Progress has highlighted several misleading aspects of the AP story, and Joan Walsh today dissects several other glaring flaws with the story. I want to focus on what this episode so potently demonstrates about modern "journalism."

    Olbermann's Anti-Bush Debate Coverage, Republicans 'Belligerent' Toward Iran

    During Thursday's Republican presidential debate, which was dominated by questions that sounded like they were made up by liberal bloggers, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, known for his many anti-conservative and anti-Bush rants, got to anchor the cable network's debate coverage.

    Did AP Stretch Traditional Notions Of Objectivity When It Repeated Giuliani Talking Points?

    This line in an AP news article is, in itself, stretching traditional notions of journalistic objectivity past the breaking report. This sentence is an opinion, namely, the opinion of the Giuliani campaign repeated as a fact by an AP news report. It also misspells the word ideologue. Can the Associated Press, after this egregious breach of journalistic ethics, continue to cover the Giuliani Presidential campaign? Of course it can. It screwed up. It should admit its error and move on. Keith Olberman, by the way, did not screw up. He labelled his Special Comment um, a special comment, not news. AP did not label its editorializing as opinion. The AP needs a lesson in journalism it seems to me.

    Time Magazine's List of Entertainers Who Shape Our World
    I Am a TV Junkie

    Surprisingly also not on the list, probably because MSNBC has a partnership deal with Newsweek, is Keith Olbermann. Also not listed, neither Colbert nor Stewart.

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    May 4, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup May 3, 2007

    Why I Didn't Watch the Debates
    Low Man on Totem Pole

    If the Democrats are afraid to face Brit Hume on a debate held on Fox News, then why in the world should I give any credence to a Republican debate held by Olbermann, and Matthews on MSNBC? Doesn't seem very "balanced" to me.

    Can Keith Olbermann straddle the line between news and opinion?
    Associated Press/Boston Herald

    Olbermann’s popularity and evolving image as an idealogue has led NBC News to stretch traditional notions of journalistic objectivity. The danger for MSNBC is provoking the same anger among Republicans that Democrats feel toward Fox News Channel.

    Get off it Bill O'Reilly
    Cindy Sheehan

    I have mostly kept silent about Fox and their role as co-conspirators with the Bush Regime because I believe that the organization is too ridiculous to even waste ink or breath on. MSNBC, CNN and the networks are not much better, but they are not as openly pro-war or pro-BushCo as Fox. There are also fabulous internet sites (Media Matters and Sweet Jesus I Hate Bill O'Reilly) that do a great job of pointing out the errors and outright lies of Fox News. Robert Greenwald's Outfoxed and Al Frankens' Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them are great commentaries on the 'fair and balanced" network. O'Reilly is regularly Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person in the World" for his hateful and idiotic rhetoric.

    MSNBC ignores Congressman Paul's opposition to the Iraq war
    Ron Paul 2008

    Olbermann continually ignores Congressman Ron Paul’s position against the Iraq War. HE continually insinuates that all conservatives are for the war. When Olbermann May 2: Most Americans reject the war, but many conservatives do not. They vote in primaries, and they'll be watching Thursday's debate. "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann talks with Chris Cillizza of

    Keith Olbermann is so dreamy
    The Screaming Giraffe

    I was a bit confused when I tuned into MSNBC to watch the Republican Presidential debate tonight and found Keith Olbermann co-hosting with Chris Matthews. Matthews is only a sometimes liberal bias kind of guy. But if you want to talk about extreme political bias...let's talk about middle aged teenager Keith Olbermann. Many months ago this contemporary, well groomed, Abbey Hoffman wanna-be gave a four minute on-air hysterical inditement of George Bush for telling the American people not to think.

    Thanks, Liberal Media
    Most boring site on the web

    "Ohh...Steve, there is no Liberal Media Conspiracy. That's just wing-nut delusional paranoia." Yeah? Then why won't the company that employs Keith Olbermann let me watch the Republican Debate? Conspiracy, I tell you! It's getting close to my early bedtime tonight (many things to do tomorrow) but I thought I'd checkout part of the Republican Debate before I went to sleep. Fire up a browser and head on over to MSNBC, click on the link... DENIED

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    May 3, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup May 3, 2007

    In the FNC-MSNBC Turf War, Nobody Loses, But Nobody Wins

    Fox News features MSNBC's Keith Olbermann in b-roll footage. Keith Olbermann puts the footage in Countdown. Any questions on how the self-referential news cycle works? Didn't think so.

    We're All Mad Here
    Calamity Menagerie

    It's the same thing at Media Matters; every article is either "[name of commentator/politician] is a lying jerk," "Keith Olbermann says [name of commentator/politician] is a lying jerk" or "[name of commentator/politician] attacks us for calling [him/her] a lying jerk."

    Keith Olbermann Is Jesus
    We Love America More Than Anyone

    If I had a wife, I would want Keith Olbermann to impregnate her so I could pretend the kid was mine.

    Sweetie, I almost forgot our anniversary

    Keith Olbermann -- the man who ends every show with a tally of the days since the declaration of "Mission Accomplished" -- celebrated the 4-year anniversary of that infamous day in true style yesterday. Keith, on this anniversary, I would marry you all over again, man.

    "Mission Accomplished"
    The Krile Files

    ...heard an interesting factoid about Olbermann this morning. Monica Novatny was on the Stephanie Miller show, talking about working with Olbermann. She mentioned that he writes almost all of his show himself! That's impressive.

    Phil Giraldi on Hannity & Colmes Tonight
    No Quarter

    Phil Giraldi, who signed the letter to George Tenet along with Larry Johnson and other former CIA officers, will be on Hannity & Colmes tonight at 9pm ET on FOX News. Here's what Mr. Giraldi said on Countdown with Keith Olbermann Monday.

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    May 2, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup May 2, 2007

    Michelle Malkin Creams Olbermann in Ratings - AGAIN

    I'm sure the folks at Obermann Watch will have something to say about Michelle Malkin easily beating "Mr. NFL / NBC Contributing Analyst / Countdown Host" Keith Olbermann.

    Vernon Lee
    Tempest in a Teapot

    I've been engaged in an experiment. For some time, I've felt that daily immersion in the blogosphere and friendly media outlets (hello, Keith Olbermann; nice to see you, Bill Moyers) produces a strange tunnel vision that could perhaps be the equivalent of what many in Left Blogistan suspect to be a miasma of smug, clubby insiderhood that settles over Georgetown like a pestilent fog.

    Who's Running The Show?
    The Yankee Despiser

    At a visit to the owner's suite when the guest was former President Bill Clinton in June 2005, Steinbrenner demonstrated to Clinton how much he knew of Olbermann's career. "What I saw was the sharpness, but he couldn't remember my name," Olbermann said. According to a recent piece in the New Yorker quoted by "Gawker", George has Alzheimer's. This would explain the Olbermann incident.

    "The Gates" to Close Tribeca Film Festival
    ARC Magazine

    The Gates is a site-specific art installation by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The artists installed 7,503 metal "gates" along 23 miles (37 km) of pathways in Central Park in New York City...They received a great deal of their nationwide fame as a frequent object of ridicule by David Letterman as well as Keith Olbermann, whose apartment was nearby.

    Analyzing Bill O'Reilly...
    Inside Cable News

    Indiana University media researchers did a study of Bill O'Reilly's O'Reilly Factor program which will no doubt be controversial. But will O'Reilly comment on it? I'm sure Olbermann will.

    You are music to my ears, Keith Olbermann
    Relevant or True

    And then it's the end of the show, which is lucky because - hey - they've got a Dodgers game to get to. Keith "Good night"-s us, and "Good luck"-s us as well, and then he lets Bateman throw the balled up piece of paper at the camera. Damn fine show tonight.

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    April 30, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 30, 2007

    Family Guy - It Takes a Village Idiot
    Spoiler TV

    Incensed by Mayor West's complicity in oil-company pollution at Quahog Lake, Lois decides to challenge him in the upcoming election. Keith Olbermann has a voice cameo as an oil exec and Don Most plays himself. Angela: Carrie Fisher.

    Stephen Colbert and the latest GQ
    Blue Gal\

    You know, I'm sure lots of left-wing women share my fantasy of getting ONE of the big three liberal TV anchors for a night in a swanky hotel room. But I have standards and there would be certain...demands I would make to the gentlemen in question, not as a quid pro quo, mind you, but just to maintain my sanity. Keith Olbermann would have to buy me dinner and drinks after and convince me he doesn't have either obsessive-compulsive disorder or Asperger's Syndrome.

    ten "journalists" that we could do without

    Sad as this sounds, my favorite pundits are Jon Stewart (fake news) and Keith Olbermann (that really pissed off guy that used to be on Sports Center). So, without further ado, my list of ten so called journalists that this world would be far better off without.

    Bad News For Bush
    Rags & Bones

    Countdown seems to have missed a few historical details. For one, Bush missed Opening Day last year as well. As Paul Duggan pointed out in the Washington Post, “Except for when the world was at war, only two other presidents, Woodrow Wilson and Richard M. Nixon, missed Opening Day ceremonies two years in a row.

    Olbermann's Apoplexy
    The Daily Snarl

    May I have a towel with that rant, please? Jeez, Countdown's canny but cranky interlocuter dishes a mean invective, but I'm now covered with YouTube saliva from the apoplectic force of Keith Olbermann's recent tirade about Rudy Rudy Rudy Giuliani. And I thought I had issues.

    NBC: the Al Jazeera of Psychotic Killers
    Patriots and Liberty

    This is one strange network that seems to have no moral compass whatsoever. It fires Don Imus, under pressure from the left-wing Media Matters group, Al Sharpton and its own host, Keith Olbermann, when the words, though offensive, didn't actually hurt anybody in the physical sense. But it then gives a national platform to the hateful words and images of someone who killed 32 people, on the dubious pretext that we need to understand the twisted mind of a demented killer.

    Karl Rove, Turdblossom Headline on MSNBC, "Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann" This Can't Have been Meant, Can It?
    The Moderate Voice

    On television tonight, I thought I was seeing things… the headline under Karl Rove’s photo on a newstory about Rove scrutiny deepening, read in large letters: Karl Rove, TurdBlossom

    Olbermann Labels Giuliani Anti-Dem Remarks 'Terrorism'

    Keith Olbermann used his Countdown show to target Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani for a speech the former mayor gave at a Lincoln Day Dinner in which Giuliani contended that America would be "playing defense" in the war on terrorism under a Democratic president.

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    April 26, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 26, 2007

    Olbermann pays $4.2M for condo in Trump Palace building on Manhattan's Upper East Side
    Big Time Listings

    MSNBC host Keith Olbermann has paid the $4.2 million asking price for a five-room, 40th-floor condominium unit in the Trump Palace building at 200 E. 69th Street in Manhattan, according to public records and the New York Observer.

    Photos here.

    Keith Olbermann Spends $4.2 M. For Marbled Trump Condo
    New York Observer

    As a pleasingly debauched symbol of his transformation into a top-tier, top-paid newsman, Keith Olbermann has bought a sprawling 40th-floor apartment in an Upper East Side Trump condominium.

    Keith Olbermann Goes Off the Deep End, Again

    Don't watch this if listening to the tinfoil hat brigade leader, Keith Olbermann, makes you sick to your stomach. He's really outdone himself with this long winded tirade against Rudy, and the GOP. Olbermann's comments sound like something off a “truth sheet.”

    Olby is Insane
    Absolute Moral Authority

    First Giulliani is un-American. I thought it was Republicans who said that, though in general they don't. He goes on to blame Bush through implication for September 11th, as well as blaming, once again through implication, Giuliani for September 11th.

    Well Shucks, The Guys Right....
    Phil Hendrie's America On Parade

    Rudy Giuliani's comment that voting for the Democrats would be tantamount to playing defense against terrorists was greeted with the same bleating and whining that surrounded Imus and his jive-ass joke. The guy simply stated the obvious.

    It's a Bird, It's a Plane, it's Olbermann!

    Now that Rosie is going off the air, Keith is one of the few broadcasters left with any cojones.

    I think I want to have Keith Olbermann's baby
    My Big Ol' Blog

    I'm kidding... sort of. His Special Comment segment last night on Countdown was incrediblr...I'm almost serious about the baby thing...

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    April 23, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 23, 2007

    Mein Fuhrer, Media Matters: Thanks, Keith Olbermann and Nazi George Soros

    Best site documenting the freak show that is Olbermann: Olby Watch.

    Today In Karens Weekend Spotlight...Updated

    BLOG OF THE WEEKEND: Olbermann Watch

    This is getting ridiculous
    Mark My Words

    Then there is more yammering jackassery from the queen of such, Keith Olbermann. Little Keith whined about the "assault" weapons ban expiring under the Bush administration and a Republican Congress and this allowing Cho to get high-capacity magazines. Just a little problem for Olberbitchh. Such magazines were still available during the "assault" weapons ban.

    Olbermann Watch
    The Upward Way Press

    Did you know there is a whole website devoted to keeping track of the piece of wasted intellect that is Keith Olbermann? There is.

    Shootings & Gun Control
    A Different Planet/TownHall

    Muddying up the waters with preconceived ideas and notions, Americans are subjected to the likes of addle-brained, trash mouth moron Keith Olbermann blaming President Bush for the Va. Tech massacre. This is a massive quantum leap even for Olbermann. His thinking process must originate from smoking the drapes or peyote cactus induced dreams.

    Why I like Keith Olbermann and hate the rest
    Just One Opinion

    Keith outshines his other MSNBC news anchors, and those of Fox News as well, simply because of one simple fact: He lets his guests (usually one at a time) speak their peace without constantly interrupting them. Most of his guests are articulate and credible, so it is usually a pleasure to hear them give their opinions, filling in the facts of the news story without being shouted down or constantly interrupted.

    Where am I going?
    Turning 25

    When I came across this blog and his blogroll, the first two things that jumped out at me were the names Michelle Malkin (just barely a step down from Ann Coulter) and Olbermann Watch (a consvervative site bashing my favorite cable news host, Keith Olbermann)...ultimately made me decide not to give him a link, but I did debate long and hard about it.

    New blogrollers

    Expose The Left
    Turning 25

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    April 18, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 18, 2007

    Olbermann Misstates Facts in Gun-Control Segment
    National Review Media Blog

    It's not just ABC News that got the facts wrong when it comes to the sale of high-capacity magazines.* Last night Keith Olbermann just couldn't resist the opportunity to try to pin some part of the tragedy on President Bush.

    Olbermann blames Bush for Virginia Tech massacre

    And so the blame game begins. Keith Olbermann tried to blame President Bush and the Republican Congress for yesterday’s massacre because they “allowed” a ban on 9mm clips like the one used to murder 32 people to expire. Hat tip Olbermann Watch.

    Perpophobia: The Disorder Runs Amok
    The Powers That Be

    Keith Olbermann is blaming Bush and the Republican Congress...What the hell happened to Olbermann? I remember watching him as a sports broadcaster one day, and the next thing I knew, he was rattling off political diatribes worthy of running on a tape-loop at a re-education camp after a successful coup by the Chomsky army.

    The TV News
    The Water Lane Crew

    I boycott [MSNBC] because I can't stand to listen to Olbermann and any organization thats lets pretentious batshit crazy morons like him have a soapbox for an hour doesn’t deserve my attention.

    So Mr. Olbermann...
    A Conservative Opinion

    I served in the United States Marine Corps for four honorable years Mr. Olbermann, and I can honestly tell you that if I had an intent to shoot multiple targets it would not matter if my magazine allowed a certain number of bullets. I would simply reload, therefore your attack is weak, non-sensical and coward-like. You should apologize to the families of the deceased and the wounded for trying to make a cheap political point on the backs of their loved ones.

    TV news' brand names
    Denver Post

    Mustachioed John Stossel, pushing education reform on ABC, Ann Curry NBC anchor Brian Williams wields a sleek gravitas. (Post / Frederick M. Brown) reporting on Darfur for NBC's "Today," Keith Olbermann railing against George W. Bush on MSNBC, and NBC's "Dateline" series "To Catch a Predator" are other solid brands.

    How Hillary's Hit Man Got Imus
    American Daily

    While NBC News is claiming that black news personnel played a critical role in getting Imus fired, and that network executives responded to them with interest and sensitivity, it was a white liberal, Keith Olbermann, who boasted on his own MSNBC “Countdown” show on April 11 that he told his bosses “behind the scenes” that a decision to remove Imus “had to be made.” Olbermann is a Clinton sycophant who specializes in attacking others who are perceived to be too tough on the Clintons, both Bill and Hillary, and other Democrats. But he has some leverage at the network, based on having recently signed a new four-year contract.

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    April 17, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 17, 2007

    Know Something About Kieth Olbermann?
    Graphic Truth

    This link [to OlbermannWatch] was advertised to me via google promising to "Expose Olbermann's lies." As I expected, this was a usage of the term, "lie," that I was previously unfamiliar with. A "lie" in this usage seems to be a truth that makes you want to stick your fingers in your ears and chant "la la la la I can't HEAR you!" I see this as symptomatic of the sad, impotent and pathetic devolution of the right-wing blogosphere, that this blog gets enough eyeballs to justify a google Adwords account. They don't take just ANYONE, you know.

    NBC Assigns Drooling Jackass To Cover NFL
    Jawa Report

    Johnny Dollar will make sure he gets the "Limbaugh" treatment.

    Put The Biscuit In The Basket
    Curtis Edmonds solves the world’s problems

    NBC is doing the same show with five — six if you count Peter King. And one of them is going to be saying idiot things like “Tom Coughlin has a weaker grip on his job than Al Gonzales,” and “LaDanian Tomlinson’s three fumbles was the worst decision-making since Don Rumsfeld was fired.” And Olbermann’s going to get hives every time Reggie Bush touches the ball. You watch.

    The Morning Hangover
    10,000 Takes

    NBC's "Football Night in America" is going to be sweeeeeeet! We love Keith Olbermann and we're not afraid to say it.

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    April 16, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 16, 2007

    Dweeb of the Week
    New York Daily News

    If Imus' conduct was so bad, why didn't Olbermann confront him face to face when he was still at MSNBC? Perhaps because it would have taken guts. Instead Olbermann, in full weasel mode, waited until Imus was down for the count before making these comments on the radio. Then the blowhard patted himself on the back for being the MSNBC guy who took Imus down.

    Is Olbermann Worse than Imus?
    Red Alerts

    I've pointed out that Olby and his admirers do exactly what Imus got fired for. Why he doesn't get fired is beyond me and I'm not the only one asking that question. Perhaps racism by "liberals" is going to be called to task finally, something that's been a long time coming.

    Hypocritical people

    People are hypocritical. For instance, Imus gets fired, but Rosie can keep saying hateful things and mistruths about Bush, etc. and she keeps her job. Keith Olbermann on MSNBC questions Bill O'Reilly's manhood and says he needs to stand up to Fox for things they broadcast, but then comes out and says that he really can't say anything about Imus because they work for the same network.

    The Official PC Radio Hit List
    Atlas Blogged

    how disturbing is it that Olbermann would start calling for his ideological opponents to be taken off the air? How offensive is that mentality? (Offensive enough to call for Olbermann's dismissal? I'm sure some on the right would miss the irony and do exactly that.)

    Olbermann Revels in 'Racist' Limbaugh Getting Yanked Like Imus
    Media Research Center

    Keith Olbermann opened his Wednesday MSNBC show by displaying video of Rush Limbaugh on screen as he smeared conservative talk radio as "racist," asking, "Why have none from the racist right been protested, boycotted or fired?"

    An Ode to the Masters
    Hating the Player

    I always thought Reilly was this intelligent, funny, witty, even suave kind of guy, not the loud mouth, anything for a shock, bozo he was yesterday. At least I didn't have to hear Keith Olbermann turn the focus of every conversation back to himself.

    Keith Olbermann returns to football duty with NBC

    Ebersol expects the former ESPN SportsCenter anchor to ruffle feathers. "I'm sure there'll be some phone calls from the league," said Ebersol. But Olbermann said he'll limit his opinions to football, not the Bush administration or politics. "I'm not going in there with an agenda. I've been a sportscaster longer than I've been a commentator," he said.

    Hate Radio And The MSM - Huffington Post
    Right Wing Planet

    [Arianna Huffington] goes on to say for the exception of Olbermann, a damn moron, she is perplexed how the Imus issue was missed. Huffington is an IDIOT and should look no further than herself for serious damage to public discourse and news bullshit in this country.

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    April 13, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 13, 2007

    Don Imus Fired from MSNBC
    Times Square Gossip

    To think you [Dan Abrams] renewed a contract with a loser like Keith Obermann is beyond me. His ratings are down like almost 29 %. What does he have on you or MSNBC. He sucks. Worse that that. We should stand outside his apartment by Carnegie Hall and see the sleazy newsman be like he is which is SLEAZY!

    Olbermann's Rush Envy

    Keith, the scoreboard reader turned radical chic poseur is obviously never going to win the spelling bee, but we can't put this jump from Imus to Rush down to sheer stupidity. (Well, maybe we can, but let's assume for the moment that Keith is at a multiplication tables level when it comes to higher thinking skills.) Something else is at work here.

    Does Keith Olbermann want to date Anderson Cooper?
    S. Knabt's Overflow

    Keith Olbermann has a lot of important world events to filter through for inclusion on his television show. And in the great scheme of things he decides to chase after the sexual preferences of media rival.

    PC Police (selective) Rampage
    Utah Rattler

    it would be nice not to have race-baiting hypocrites like Jackson and Sharpton (see this too) lead the charge. With blood in the water, Olbermann wants more (not that Olbermann, himself, hasn't said anything shocking).

    Keith Olbermann - Outta control
    Sister Toldjah

    Keith Olbermann's latest target is - like most of the people he picks on - an undeserving one, but the significance of his latest target is that she's not a pundit, but a mainstream media reporter for Time magazine. Specifically, she's Time’s National Political Correspondent and her name is Karen Tumulty.

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    April 12, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 12, 2007

    The Last Don
    Extreme Mortman

    Why didn’t Olbermann take on Don Imus earlier? Before MSNBC fired Imus, Oblermann told ESPN radio, in a clip you can hear at Olbermann Watch, about “compromises you have to make and to some degree you do have to deflect your fire.”

    I officially hate: Keith Olbermann

    Olbermann is just a loser beyond comparison...he seems like that guy who no one liked because he would always suck up and make himself look good. He is attacking my four favorite radio host...I can't stand him

    The Downfall of Don Imus...

    Did you see MSNBC's long-winded and certainly anticipated run for cover by that sterling alumnus of Temple University, Steve Capus, on "Countdown" hosted by the also usually sterling, but suddenly tarnished host, Keith Olbermann last night? What a joke!

    I Renew Correspondence With My Good Friend, Keith Olbermann
    AOL Journals

    I recently had the misfortune of reading some of your book, The Worst Person In The World, at my dentist's office. I am sure it was left there by a masochist who begs to have his teeth drilled without any Novocain or nitrous, but I picked it up and flipped though it.

    Maybe I'll Start My Own "Dead Pool"

    Olbermann was distraught that similar consequences had not befallen a number of right-wing talk show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Neal Boortz, Bill O'Reilly, and Beck himself. Beck denounced this as neo-McCarthyite blacklisting, agreeing with Rosie O'Donnell's belief that what happened to Imus is indicative of a growing anti-free speech trend in American politics and media.

    Open Letter to NBC: Imus & Countdown
    the eye of Nova's mind

    I want to thank you for finally allowing Mr. Olbermann to cover the story. While I understand the general taboo against criticizing one's colleagues, this was such a major news item that I was sorely disappointed to see Countdown come so late in the game to the topic.

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    April 11, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 11, 2007

    Whither "Special Comments"?
    Brilliant at Breakfast

    Does it seem to anyone else that the pace of Keith Olbermann's "special comments" has slowed down markedly since he signed his new MSNBC contract on February 15? Since signing the contract, there have been exactly TWO of these commentaries -- one on February 26 about Condoleeza Rice comparing Saddam Hussein to Hitler, and one on March 16 about Tom DeLay comparing his critics to Hitler.

    Keith Olbermann calls out Anderson Cooper
    Out in Hollywood

    First he makes the cover of Out Magazine and now this. It seems that Anderson Cooper's decision to not talk about his sexuality is just unacceptable to some people, including MSNBC's Keith Obermann.

    Not Amused
    Under Certain Skies...

    WTF is wrong with Keith Olbermann? Was he dropped on his head as a child?...What is it about Anderson that gets Keith's panties in a bunch? Oh yeah, that Olbermann can't have him. And you know he wants him. Bad. Really, really bad. Just like all those little school girls that handed him his ass on a daily basis back in the day.

    Olbermann's Crutch
    partisan chaos

    It's been said that a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged by reality. Apparently a liberal is someone who's been mugged by little girls.

    Countdown Gone Wild
    Not Quite Ready For Fiction

    Keith Olbermann did the Girls Gone Wild bastard story, and of course there's the fucking footage. He rushes through a few sentences and says "That's enough of that video, please." Decorum! In a cable newscast! Who knew?

    New OlbyWatch blogrollers

    Lunde Designs
    The Influence Peddler
    The Absurd Report

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    April 10, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 10, 2007

    So...ESPN hates Keith Olbermann confirmed
    Narcissistic Views

    Profile of Olbermann in NYMAG and he comes off as some sort of paranoid person with issues unresolved combined with delusions of grandeur. It is not a flattering puff piece.

    Why Don Imus Won't Be Fired
    News By Us

    But MSNBC's problem isn't just Imus. The network features another smear artist, former sportcaster Keith Olbermann, who names a "Worst Person in the World" on a nightly basis and whose program consists of interviewing other liberals who agree with him. I don't watch the program but when I was named the "Worst Person in the World," I examined what Olbermann had said about me and discovered that he had flat-out lied. The Imus case seems different because Olbermann is considered by some a laughable crank while Imus is charged with being a racist by the left-wing civil rights community and many others. But throwing Imus overboard won't end the controversy over the strange entity that MSNBC has become.

    Throwing Keith Under the Bus
    Relevant Torture

    Dan spent the entire first segment trying to get Keith to come down on fellow MSNBC product Don Imus for his comments on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Women's Basketball team...At the end of the show, Dan says that Keith is no longer the "most trusted man in news" until he names Imus the "Worst Person in the World." Keith mimics falling off his tightrope and Dan is left to clean up with a mop and a bucket.

    Abrams and Media Matters Smear Gibson
    Johnny Dollar's Place

    According to [Dan] Abrams...nobody on Fox should criticize Imus because it's part of their "strategy" to attack MSNBC. (Never mind that just Keith Olbermann's attacks on Bill O'Reilly alone number over 175.) So Fox doesn't have "clean hands".

    NY Mag labels Keith Olbermann the "Limbaugh for Lefties"
    Journal News/Suburbarazzi

    "the former SportsCenter anchor has even been credited with helping to effect the Democratic takeover of Congress this past November." Okay, some points are more logical than others.

    Limbaugh for Lefties?
    Pajamas Media

    New York Magazine goes to great lengths to show how the 'new improved' Keith Olbermann is just like Rush Limbaugh with a rant-left slant. Minus many millions of people paying attention.

    Keith Olbermann a Hypocrite? Say It Ain't So!
    Gold Plated With on Wheels

    You won't read about this on any lefty blog in the stories about Don Imusgate, but we here at Gold-Plated Witch on Wheels are dedicated to showing you the snobbish hypocrisy of the left at every opportunity. Now we have more snobbish hypocrisy from the left's favorite unwatched "news" program: Keith Olbermann.

    Sweetness, I Was Only Joking When I Said By Rights You Should be Bludgeoned in Your Bed
    A Blog Named Sue

    It's not surprising that the straightest shooter on primetime cable these days is Keith Olbermann - a former sports reporter.

    I will take mine with a side of BS

    The ratings of the young adult/middle aged population who get their news from Olbermann, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report are staggering... and why... because young people are fed up with the propaganda we find in network broadcasting. Humor added to the news keeps young people hooked in and guess what... we actually learn something!

    New Olbermann Watch blogroller
    Eclipse Ramblings

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    April 9, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 9, 2007

    Keith Olbermann has been pissed off since he could lift the toilet seat
    Relevant Torture

    In spite of the author's decision to make anger the main theme of the piece, it's balanced and fairly in-depth. Yes, his well-known sins are trotted out in what seems like a never-ending parade (it's a fairly lengthy profile) and at no time is KO lit with a rose-colored filter, but this isn't a hatchet job. Though I expect there will be a faction of fans that see it as such.

    this is the problem with writing so much
    Not Poetry

    There's a profile of Keith Olbermann in this week's issue of New York magazine. (I was pleased I had something to read in the doctor's office this morning, that's for sure.) It's not nice, exactly, but it's not trying to cut him down or portray him as anything he hasn't already labeled himself as. It's very honest. He's very honest, I think, which makes me simultaneously pleased and embarrassed for him

    Olbermann overdoes it
    Count Me Blue

    For the first time in memory since I became a huge fan of his show, I'm disagreeing with Keith Olbermann. We all know you hate Bill O'Lielly, Keith - your outrage and venom for him is nearly always well placed. But to honor Geraldo in any way is most definitely overdoing it.

    Where's your AA sponsor, Don Imus?
    My Space

    MSNBC has an ethical responsibility to fire Don Imus. The only reason I even watch MSNBC is for Keith Olbermann's "Countdown," but if this station doesn't dump Imus, then I really hope Olbermann decides to jump ship. Otherwise, I'm never watching MSNBC again.

    Olbermann Passes O'Reilly in Demo
    The Grey Matter

    Me thinks much of his [Bill O'Reilly's] discontent may have to do with shrinking ratings. In key age groups, Keith Olbermann has passed him. O'Reilly's apparent solution: behave even more insanely than usual on air.

    Stop On By
    The Krile Files

    I've been invited by the fine folks over at OlbermannWatch to become a regular contributor. I spent some time over there last year, taking part in an online debate with some very smart people who just don't appreciate MSNBC's Keith Olbermann.

    More blogrollers

    Just One Minute
    Raymond's Homeport
    Public Secrets: from the files of the Irishspy

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    April 6, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 6, 2007

    Olbermann Caught in Pathetic Lie
    Dread Pundit

    Keith Olbermann caught deliberately misquoting Bill O'Reilly? Well, yeah, a dog-bites-man story for sure, but it's important to document the petty crimes of these weasels.

    Olby breaks silence on hostage crisis, says US "blinked"

    Refusing to cover the Iran-Britain hostage situation while it was actually going on, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann finally broke his silence last night to comment on the release of 15 British sailors....Way to keep your audience of three dozen and a cocker spaniel informed, MSNBC.

    Keith and Eric Alterman
    Kitschen Table

    So I actually tried to write a semi-thoughtful "political" "essay" on Eric Alterman's little dig at my new beau, Keith Olbermann...but Blogger erased both drafts of it, and I was so drained from my Herculean efforts...

    Fox News Implementing A Slow Growth Strategy

    O’'Reilly's troubles extend beyond his competition. Although his gains are far below those of his arch nemesis, Keith Olbermann, they are also lower than his prime time colleagues on Fox, Hannity and Van Susteran. And the pressure seems to be getting to him.

    The Gonzales Prep Work
    Krile Files

    Here's Countdown's summary of one of the more fascinating stories today - how Alberto Gonzales is being "coached" before his Houe Judiciary Committee appearance.

    More Olbywatch blogrollers.

    Eclipse Ramblings
    Rat Chat
    Peacerose Journal

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    April 5, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 5, 2007

    FTV Live Embarrasses TVNewser
    Media Bistro

    Boy, did Brian Stelter get his teeth kicked in this week or what?

    News sector sees switch to Internet
    The Daily News Journal

    Yes, Bill O'Reilly of Fox and Keith Olbermann still draw numbers, with O'Reilly showing a slide and Olbermann roaring up alongside him.

    Derb is the Worst! (Almost)
    NRO Corner

    Someone called Keith Olbermann had my picture up on MSNBC last night as 3rd Worst Person in the World...Mr. Olbermann is especially incensed at my saying (which I don't actually remember having said - but hey, it's only TV) that the sailors and marines should have resisted capture. This, he says, is an insult to our brave men and women in uniform.

    Keith Olbermann Pays Tribute to OlbyWatch "Great Moments"
    Inspiration Videos

    In a rather obvious nod to OlbermannWatch's "Great Moments in Broadcast Journalism" series, Keith Olbermann ran a clip from our inspiration for the series - David Letterman's "Great Moments in Presidential Speeches"

    Quote Patrol

    "Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds," Keith Olbermann recited this week. Uh, no. People often erroneously say "small," but the otherwise truth-squadding MSNBC personality also managed to miss the main point of the Ralph Waldo Emerson quotation. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Write it down.

    Spotlight: Olbermann Watch Part II
    I'll Lay Down My Glasses

    Robert Cox, editor of Olbermann Watch and I have made an agreement to add each other to our blogrolls. I thought it was a great idea, seeing as I am no fan of Olbermann. They do a great job over at Olbermann Watch, go and have a look.

    'Those Racists at Fox!'
    Johnny Dollar's Place

    John Gibson wants to know if Imus' racial slur would get him, or Glenn Beck fired.

    New OlbyWatch blogrollers

    Fire Keith Olbermann
    America's Victory '08
    The Republic of Biloxi

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    April 4, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 4, 2007

    Q1 Numbers: Countdown declining in the Demo?
    Inside Cable News

    Olbermann faces steep decline 2007 to date

    March #'s: Olbermann, Zahn Trend Down

    Keith and Paula slug it out for third place.

    Bane Rants

    Okay, Robert Cox of this blog (which I just put in my exclusive blogroll) contacted me today, and has asked me to pimp his site, and he will pimp my site in turn. I don't care, I just want Olberc-nt to have an anuerism (Wait, isn't a brain required for that? Never mind...).

    New OlbyWatch blogrollers:

    Conservative Blog Therapy
    Bane Rants
    Leaning Straight Up
    Verum Serum
    I'll Lay Down My Glasses
    Riehl World View

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    April 3, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 3, 2007

    Emailing Keith Olbermann, Part Two, The Quest For Publicity
    Fire Truck Book

    Last week I emailed Keith Olbermann in an attempt to brainstorm a strategy for a number of appearances on his show, but I never heard from him, so on Sunday I sent him yet another email. So far no reply. And I’ve offered this son of a bitch free beer.

    Hot Topic: Trendy Upper East Siders Recapture Their Slutty, Hedonistic Youths

    Issue: Rachel Marsden and Keith Olbermann both stalk people in their spare time
    You said: "Want PROOF that Olbermann is a stalker? [Here's] a 2006 interview where he admits that he hired a PI to track down a teacher he had a crush on in high school. If that's not stalker material, then I don't know what else is."

    SL Interview With Keith Olbermann
    old interview from Keith...hey it's a slow day for KO news

    [Keith Olbermann on covering the 1980 Men's Hockey Team at Lake Placid Olympics]
    I don't know if I provoked the first-ever chant of "U.S.A., USA" outside a sports event, but I was there for it, recording it after the win over the Russians.

    The Social Order of the Bob Cox Zoo
    Don't Be Such a Douche

    The OlbermannWatch site is for some reason one of my favorite places to observe the dynamic and social order of the confused wingnut community. From the mid-IQ guys at the top, to the racists and rabid morons in the general population of the comment sections.

    More OlbyWatch Blogrollers...

    Does Anyone Agree?
    The Right Place
    The Politics of CP
    Stuck On Stupid
    The Drunkablog!
    Mein BlogoVault
    Cabal of Doom-De Oppresso Libre
    Six Meat Buffet
    Kevin Dayhoff
    Age of Treason

    More Keith Lovers

    Liberal Talk Radio
    Don't Be Such A Douche

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    April 2, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup April 2, 2007

    Wikiality: Keith Olbermann Entry
    Wikiallity (Colbert Report)

    Keith Olbermann is being stalked by Log Cabin Republican Robert Cox, self-proclaimed head of the Media Bloggers Association. Mr. Cox has the hots for Mr. Olbermann and can't think of a better way to get his attention. Mr. Cox's website,, was founded by him and funded by Fox News to expose Keith Olbermann's extreme liberalness and anti-American agenda. [h/t Ko.o]

    Another magazine article featuring Keith, only HUSTLER

    This one is gonna be a little embarrassing for some of us to go get. It's in Hustler. Yes, I now have to buy that magazine and claim to be doing it for the articles. Or at least one of them.

    Keith Olbermann/What Bloggers Are Saying about MRC's 20th Anniversary Gala

    MRC's Gala is the "conservative Oscars," the MRC is a "important resource," and Keith Olbermann is about as popular as Haman at a Purim celebration. Those are just some of the observations from conservative bloggers

    Bush Bashers Welcome
    The Radio Equalizer

    Looks like Keith's in hot water again, plenty of updates at Olbermann Watch.

    Rachel Maddow on FOX Noise's Push Polling
    Crooks and Liars

    Keith and Rachel Maddow discuss what it means when an overtly partisan network like FOX uses push polls (similar to those used not used by Karl Rove against John McCain in the 2000 South Carolina primary) to shape public opinion in their favor and/or push their ideological message.

    Banner Blarney
    Johnny Dollar's Place

    When it comes to Fox haters, it's hard to top Keith Olbermann. His latest attack on FNC reveals not only arrogance, but also rank hypocrisy.

    New Keith Lover site added to blogroll:
    Olbermann Nation

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    March 30, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup March 30, 2007

    Conservatives To Olbermann: Booooooooo!
    Extreme Mortman

    But the real story of last night is the loud round of boos Keith Olbermann earned every time his name was mentioned or a clip of him was shown. My Jewish brethren might compare it to the racket we make every time Haman's name (boo!) is said during Purim. Keith might not have won an award last night, but he sure earned Worst Person On A Grand Hyatt TV Screen recognition.

    MSNBC's Olbermann Loses Big at 'Liberal Media' Dishonor Awards

    MSNBC's Keith Olbermann was perhaps the biggest loser last night: Nominated in three of the five categories, he failed to win a single award. Neal Boortz relished going after Olbermann, calling him "MSNBC's answer to a relief tube," a "void surrounded by a sphincter muscle," and said, "You know you've done something right when that footstool attacks you on national TV."

    Proof that Keith Olbermann is an Inveterate Liar!
    Red Alerts

    Are we really to believe that Olbermann got a call from a beautiful woman with, shall we say, an open attitude toward sex and he brushed her off? How exactly did Carey get his phone number unless he gave to to her, and why would he give her the digits (as we used to say) if he didn't want to "go out?" Something about Olbermann's story doesn't add up.

    Morning Wood: Say Yes To Mary Carey

    Did MSNBC's Keith Olbermann really turn down a date from Mary Carey? Or was it the other way around? Let's see, a guy in his mid-40s with a show on basic cable turning down a pornstar? Hmm, we'll get back to you on that one. ( +

    Chasing Rabbits..Bear with me!

    If you've been living under a rock the past few years, there's this annoying, mosquito-like,Max Headroom -looking dude named Keith Olbermann, who hosts a show on MSNBC. He is renowned in the liberal world for his acid-spewing, hateful rhetoric concerning Bush and all things conservative.

    Dan, Keith and Peter
    My Baseball Bias

    I was really surprised by Olbermann picking the Yankees to finish third behind the Orioles in the division. While I think the Orioles are improved, it’s hard to see then coming in second. Also, Olbermann, ever the Yankee apologist, picked David Ortiz to win the AL MVP.

    Bush's Anonymous Iraqi Bloggers Citing Wonders of Bush
    All Things Democrat

    On Keith Olbermann's Countdown show on MSNBC - it's likely Bush was referring to, and inflating, blog posts made by a couple of Iraqi dentists who have a blog that has been somewhat supportive of the American occupation in their country. But supposedly these bloggers are becoming more critical of what is going on, so Bush may not have named the blog because he did not want Americans logging in to see what else - besides unwavering support for him and his surge - is being posted.

    New blogrollers...

    Last Train out of Hell

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    March 29, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup March 29, 2007

    Turley Spars with O'Reilly
    Crooks and Liars

    If you want a lesson in responsible journalism, compare this segment with O'Reilly to this segment with Olbermann on the same topic.

    Undermining Howie
    Save WRKO

    Longstanding suspicions that these moves are part of a ideologically-based campaign to undermine WRKO's conservative image [were reinforced when] the station instead streamed network programming featuring Keith Olbermann, of all people.

    I Like Old Dudes, What Can I Say?
    Dream Too Loud

    I've come to the conclusion that I like old men. Okay not OLD men. I'm talking Bill Maher and Keith Olbermann. OldER men.

    Keith Olbermann got denied

    basically it's his word against hers. The evil host of a major cable news show who I'm pretty sure hates freedom versus a softspoken porn star just trying to get by in this crazy place we call America. Hmmmm... tough choice.

    Olbermann vs. Porn Star Mary Carey
    The Jawa Report

    Finally, a celebrity gossip battle I'm interested in! A porn star vs. a liberal talking head blowhard.

    MSNBC's Keith Olbermann Likes Em' Loose
    A Socialite's Life

    Has anyone noticed that broadcasters tend to be REALLY pervy? This guy, Pat O'Brien, Marv Alpert? Is it something in the teleprompters?

    Keeping Tabs On Who Keith Olbermann Bangs
    Kissing Suzy Kolber

    Excelsior to you, Keith. You got to Suzy Kolber before she turned into a lesbian, and now you're shootin' for the younguns. Well played.

    New OlbermannWatch Blogrollers

    Limestone Roof

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    March 28, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup March 28, 2007

    KO Keeps Swinging the Hammer

    Holy shiznit. Olbermann was the most watched cable news show Monday night...

    Opinion: MSNBC re-airing Countdown at 10pm?
    Inside Cable News

    NBC/MSNBC has invested a lot of time, effort, and money expanding its long form programming now undercut that by airing a Countdown re-run two hours after the original doesn't make a lot of sense.

    Olbermann Is A True Democrat
    The Ramblings Of A Conservative Mixed Breed

    What really scares me about Olbermann is that his ratings have been going up over the past year.

    Olbermann's Ooops
    Dana Blankenhorn

    Olbermann went on-and-on about how significant it was that Republicans did not filibuster a vote on the Iraq war today, how they let the vote go forward, and how a proposal to end it "won" by a count of 50-48. This had more errors in it than an early Mets game.

    Emailing Keith Olbermann
    Fire Truck Book

    I really would like to meet with Keith and hopefully talk him into plugging the book on his show (of which I'm a HUGE fan, and I'm not just saying that, I'm typing that, har har) and maybe he could make it his personal project to insure that it's a best seller and I could finally quit my night job. Maybe Keith could make this his charitable project for his life, you know like Jerry Lewis has his kids, Keith could have me.

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    March 27, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup March 27, 2007

    Audio: Chris Wallace rips Keith Olbermann
    Hot Air

    Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace unloads on Countdown to No Ratings’ Keith Olbermann last Friday on the nationally syndicated Mike Gallagher show.

    Memo II to Olbermann: Did You See Jack Bauer's Concern About Militant VP?
    Paul Levinson

    Keith Olbermann is by no means the only commentator who picks on 24...but he's been one of the most flamboyant of the show's critics, so I address this post to him...

    Bill Clinton Says '24' Is 'Trying To Be Fair'

    Clinton tore asunder the grand conspiracies of Keith Olbermann, who is now finding some other TV show to blame for Republicans and conservatives existing, because in his mind, it must be magical hypnotic TV 'rays' beaming directly into people's brains.

    Special Comment: Tom Delay's Delusion of Grandeur
    Crooks and Liars

    Keith Olbermann blasts the Bug Man, (one of the vilest men to ever roam the halls of Congress) after his Hitler quotes hit the Internets.

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    March 26, 2007
    Keith Olbermann Link Roundup

    George Soros: Anti-war war profiteer?
    San Francisco Chronicle

    "Conservative commentators are having a field day" [Link to OW] with the revelation, drily observed Business Week, which headed its item 'Irony Watch'.

    Glenn Beck unloads on "fat witch" Rosie, angers Olbermann
    Hot Air

    MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, host of Countdown to No Ratings, was furious with Glenn for his "weightphobia." It was just last year Olbermann called FNC"s Roger Ailes "fat ass." Olbermann Watch has more in last night's recap.

    Halliburton's not just for Michael Moore anymore
    USS Voyager NCC-74656, Delta Quadrant

    You lefties spent years and many sleepless nights trying to convince the free world that this company is "pure eeeeevil," and yet here is your own transnational sugar daddy dipping his hand deeeeep into the honey pot of Halliburton stock.

    Watching the watchers
    Likelihood of Success

    You knew about Olbermann Watch. But did you know about Watching Olbermann Watch? It's a website by those obsessively compelled to monitor a website that's obsessively compelled to monitor a guy who's making a nice living, thank you. And we know for sure that Keith Olbermann only writes - how many of these websites?

    Olbermann Slams Limbaugh
    Crooks and Liars

    Keith took comedian Rush Limbaugh to task last night for his heartless "analysis" of John Edwards' campaign prospects and Elizabeth's returning cancer.

    Cable TV news channel begins to finalize Secaucus departure while receiving another tax break
    The Hudson Reporter

    "This is looking like a classic case of how companies game the system and play cities and states off each other," he said. "These companies get tax breaks not because they need them, but because they can get them. Here you've got a situation where New Jersey over a period of 10 years subsidized these jobs, and now the exact same jobs are moving to New York, and New York is going to subsidize them.

    We are looking for a contributor to produce a daily roundup of Olbermann-centric links from the web. If you are interested to become a contributor please email me.

    New OlbyWatch Blogrollers

    The Blue Site
    Instrumental Rationality
    The Stout Republican
    Country Store

    We've gone ahead and cleaned up the blogroll as best we can. If you have blogrolled Olbermann Watch and we have not listed you please let us know.

    186k per second

    Ace of Spades HQ

    Cable Gamer

    Dean's World

    Extreme Mortman

    Hot Air

    Inside Cable News


    Jawa Report

    Johnny Dollar's Place

    Media Research Center

    National Review Media Blog

    Narcissistic Views


    Pat Campbell Show

    Radio Equalizer


    Stranded in Blue Islands

    Toys in the Attic

    World According to Carl
    The Blue Site

    Country Store

    Doug Ross@Journal

    Instrumental Rationality


    Return of the Conservatives

    Rhymes with Right

    Sister Toldjah

    Sports and Stuff

    Stout Republican

    Aaron Barnhart

    Eric Deggans

    Jason Clarke

    Lance Dutson

    Ron Coleman

    Victria Zdrok

    note: not every blog list on this list has blogrolled us, some are those that link to us from time to time.

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