We all knew Olbermann was going to do it.

It wasn’t a question of if, no, no. no! It was a merely question of how absurdly hyercharged and bloviated the Keith Olbermann “Special Comment” (regarding Hillary’s mention of June election timelines, Bill Clinton, and Robert F. Kennedy) was going to be. Knowing Olbermann was going to leap over the top was easy. The fun was to bet on how hysterical, overwrought, and phony his synthetic outrage was going to be on camera.

Has anyone forgotten his “outrage” when it was discovered that someone had breached Obama’s passport records? OMG, he devoted an entire hour to the story the night it happened. When it was reported that Hillary’s records and McCain’s records had also been accessed, the “outrage” ceased. The man is an idiot.

Olbermann has long since stopped being a man principle, a man whose words one could trust, a beacon of enlightened intellect and humor in the usually dull and vapid cable media spectrum. Any pretext of objectively as it relates to Obama has long since dissipated into the night. Olbermann’s nightly pimping and whoring for Obama’s candidacy has reached a point of insufferability.

It didn’t matter that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. issued a statement that he knew Hillary meant no harm. It didn’t matter that the original source of the story issued a statement noting they understood what Hillary was talking about and meant no harm. It didn’t matter that numerous media talking heads had (begrudgingly) admitted that Hillary was clearly distressed her comments might have caused anyone discomfort or pain. It didn’t matter!

True to form he launched into his latest Hillary attack blaming her for every transgression known to man. It would have been funny if it weren’t so sickening and pathetic. Olbermann fumed & fulminated, berating Hillary for:

  • Acknowledging FOX News balanced approach to her campaign calling it “fawning fairness”
  • Mentioning “Boss” Karl Rove
  • The 3 am political commercial which he apparently didn’t like
  • Geraldine Ferraro’s comments about the media’s sexist approach to Hillary’s campaign
  • Saying nice things about John McCain “at the expense of Obama and the Democratic Party” (oh, pa leese, give me a break)
  • Richard Melon Scaife’s endorsement of her candidacy.

On and on and on he droned emphasizing the hideous nature of the word assassination while he used it 13 times during the Special Comment!

Before I wrote this post, I happened across the word tartuffery and immediately thought about Olbermann’s resemblance to Tartuffe, a sleazoid character in the 1664 play by Molière. For those looking for a fuller definition of tartuffery see:

A show or expression of feelings or beliefs one does not actually hold or possess: hypocrisy, pharisaism, phoniness, sanctimoniousness, sanctimony, two-facedness. See HONEST.

That’s a good one for you Keith. See HONEST!



Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, cable networks, Culture, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, political party, political satire, politics, Uncategorized


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  3. christian

    I used to like KO but now find him beyond pompous. He does it for the kids at Daily Kos.

  4. sportsone234

    just looked at this Special Comment, again, and counted the number of times Olbermann used the “A” word or some derivative within the 4 minute segment.

    Thirteen(13)times this horses’ ass used the word he finds so appallingly despicable. What a hypocrite!

  5. Ted

    Hillary is doing quite well, considering the the bulk of the media cognoscenti have declared her candidacy dead in the water – KeithO foremost among them. He is to the media liberal establishment what Falwell was to Conservative Christianity – the most extreme, loud and preposterous version of their most orthodox members. The kind that make the extreme look tame. Here’s the attitude that his lot engender:

    Bingo. That’s what you’re going to get KeithO. Big time.

  6. Ted:

    There is nothing more hateful and divisive
    than extremism in any form, by any group, under any pretext.

    If our “presumptive nominee” is validated by the Howard Dean, the DNC etc., I for one will either support McCain or write HRC’s name in on election day.

    Under no circumstances will Obambi get my vote. BTW, preposterous is a wonderful word to describe KO.

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