Keith Olbermann Ragequits Twitter, Much Rejoicing in the Land
Breaking news: The intelligence of the average Twitter feed just skyrocketed.
Everyone’s favorite MSNBC (“Most Socialist Network On Basic Cable“) mental featherweight, Keith Olbermann, rage-quit the social-networking service on Thursday, citing his frustration over being targeted and mocked by fellow progessives, who are otherwise loyal supporters of the government secrets clearinghouse website, Wikileaks.
Olbermann had been the target of a “Twitter campaign”—an event better known as “slacktivism”—organized by followers of the progressive “feminist” website TigerBeatDown.com, who were upset that Olbermann dismissed Swedish courts’ pending charges of rape against Wikileaks leader and media-hound Julian Assange, calling them “hooey.”
Olbermann’s progressive critics were enraged at him for propagating the false claim that Assange was being charged with rape because of having unprotected sex with a woman, which is not the case, at all. According to Swedish court documents, Assange did engage in nonconsensual sex acts with the alleged victims—as opposed to Olbermann and Moore’s claims that Assange’s condom simply broke.
After several rounds of arguing with his fellow leftists, Olbermann finally gave into teh crazy and announced that he will “thus unblock all blocks, wish you all a Merry Christmas and […] suspend this account until this frenzy is stopped.”
Of course, Olbermann’s gotten our hopes up over this kind of thing before. In November, Olbermann suspended his gag reflex-inducingly stupid segment, “Worst Person in the World,” to much pomp and laud, for a staggering, indefinite two weeks.
It’s long been ceded by progressives that we conservatives dominate Twitter, and new media in general, but it’s always heart-warming to see a progressive loudmouth like Olbermann willingly remove himself from the zeitgeist like he did.
Now if we could just figure out how to get Bathtub Boy to quit television…