Clever Rubio/Maddow ad.
Background: Marco Rubio released an ad last week – one that was pretty clever in and of itself, and possibly even ‘cheeky’ – taking advantage of Rachel Maddow being… well, Rachel Maddow (and including a cheerful invitation for people who disagreed with Rubio’s tax relief views to watch Maddow, instead). Ms. Maddow responded by giving Marco some more campaign ad fodder: Way to make Marco’s | Read More »
Keith Olbermann is a historically illiterate buffoon.
“So what else is new?”, you ask? Well, apparently this time he was busy demonstrating that he was more pig-ignorant of American history than, say, Sharron Angle (Via AoSHQ). “Just for the record do you how many elections Abraham Lincoln lost in his lifetime?” [Keith "Moo" Olbermann] asked, leering into the camera. With drama benefitting Gloria Swanson as the fading star in Sunset Boulevard, Olbermann | Read More »
Clinton won’t help Olbermann muck about in AR primaries.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) I don’t know if Mediaite deliberately omitted the reason for former President Bill Clinton’s refusal to attend a Keith Olbermann-boosted ‘free clinic event.’ It’s entirely possible that the actual reason (warning: FDL link) – that Clinton thinks that the event in question is a thinly-veiled primary campaign event against Senator Blanche Lincoln (D, AR) and for Democratic Senate hopeful Bill Halter | Read More »
Olbermann spanked for making faces at Beck?
Here’s the (very entertaining) timeline: Thursday, September 3rd, 11:18 PM: Glenn Beck calls for his Twitter followers to send him information on “CASS SUNSTEIN, MARK LLOYD AND CAROL BROWNER” (all caps in the original, which is honestly a bit much). Friday, September 4th, 3:36 PM: Dave Weigel reports on all of this. Sunday, September 6th, 12:05 AM: It becoming clear that Van Jones is a | Read More »
The LA Times attacks a major cable television program!
Andrew Malcolm apparently felt obligated to make sure that the correction of the truly offensive thing that his host newspaper (the LA Times) did was made as public as possible. I might normally raise an eyebrow at that, but in this particular case I can understand the impulse for damage control. It’s way over the top. FOR THE RECORD: TV listings: The Prime-Time TV grid | Read More »
FrankJ has some not-useful advice for MSNBC.
In responding to this post FrankJ noted that the underlying problem for MSNBC is that nobody particularly wants to watch them anyway, so he offered a suggestion to boost their viewership: Maybe if they set Keith Olbermann on fire and threw him off a building, people would tune in to see that. I’d consider it. So, that’s something for them to think about. I am | Read More »
Welcome to the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, Gawker.
I’m sorry to have to tell you folks at The Gawker this, but it’s over. You’ve been tagged by the guy from the cow college as Outside the Pale, and you’re not coming back from that. It’s like this: you were fine with this post, for a given value of fine: you took precisely the line that was expected of you with the Mancow narrative. | Read More »
For all your “Laugh at Sy Hersh and his acolytes” needs.
But before you do, watch this video that has audio of Hersh talking about how the JSOC was an assassination squad under the orders of the Executive branch. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Yes, of course I’m going to harp on it. It’s my blog entry and the uncritical belief in whatever Sy Hersh says has been one | Read More »
It’s a shame Keith Olbermann’s not more popular.
If he was, my pointing out that this denial by Sy Hersh that he ever claimed that Cheney had a death squad was directly contradicted by audio found at this post: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy “It’s an executive assassination ring, essentially.” …might have some more oomph. Alas, it’s Keith Olbermann, and it’s Sy Hersh: nobody with a | Read More »
MOLES! Sy Hersh sees Cheney MOLES in the Pentagon!
They tell Hersh to do things. Things that he promised his mother that he’d never ever do, because he was a good boy: Cheney has moles in Obama Administration, reporter says Former Vice President Dick Cheney has moles in the Obama government which report back to him from the Pentagon, investigative reporter Seymour Hersh told NPR and MSNBC on Tuesday. Speaking with NPR’s Terri Gross, | Read More »
Strange New Respect for Keith Olbermann.
Well… OK, most of the country knows that cow college grads (sayeth the state school grad) can be so biting. But if it’s true that Keith Olbermann called the President “Cal Worthington Obama” in response to the President’s gentler touch towards Wall Street in comparison to the auto industry* (via Hot Air Headlines), well. I will have to raise my opinion of Olbermann’s potential wit. | Read More »
Now, Olbermann, there’s nothing *wrong* with going to a cow college.
Via Ace of Spades… as Ann Coulter* says, many good and decent people go to agricultural schools. Many of them even major in communications. But… well, we’ll let Ann speak for herself: …most people who majored in “communications” at an ag school don’t act like Marshall Scholars or go around mocking graduates of Regent University Law School. The sort of insecurity that would force you | Read More »
Mike Lupica thinks that we need to leave Obama alone!
That is, convincing sports writers that they, too, can be political pundits. Which maybe they can, but this particular example rapidly went from ‘funny’ to ‘sad’: Naysayers in media and partisans in both parties are undermining Obama The real wisdom on the current state of American politics comes from the great Walt Kelly, from his Earth Day poster from 1970, the one in which Pogo | Read More »
SNL Brings Teh Funny to Olbermann.
The McCain skits were both good – I admit to some disappointment that Senator Obama never followed either his or Governor Palin’s lead, but only some; he’s not the type to be comfortable with being made fun of – but the Olbermann one had me rolling. Note to his fans: the audience is shrieking with laughter because Olbermann really does sound like this all the | Read More »
Well, isn’t that a shame: Olbermann pulled from RNC coverage.
Him doing real work for a change might have made for a refreshing change, but not to be, not to be: Keith Olbermann was pulled from St. Paul to anchor MSNBC’s storm coverage from New York, with his seat beside Chris Matthews filled by David Gregory. Capus said political considerations had nothing to do with that move; Olbermann has been sharply critical of the GOP. | Read More »