Keith Olbermann has been fired again! It seems that chaos ensues wherever Mr. Olbermann goes to disseminate his unabashed left-wing commentary. After burning bridges with the folks at MSNBC, he took a position at Al Gore’s Current TV network. If you are curious about this network, be forewarned that brain hemorrhaging upon viewing is a common side effect. It is MSNBC on steroids with The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur, The War Room with Jennifer Granholm, and the now-defunct Countdown with Keith Olbermann. It’s a fun-filled liberal frenzy. Reports show that Mr. Olbermann’s block will be replaced immediately with a show hosted former Gov. Eliot Spitzer.
I guess we should all feel bad when someone loses their job, but I feel nothing for Keith. His misogyny directed towards conservative women was abhorrent. His denial of sexual assaults within the various Occupy camps was nauseating. His special comments on President Bush, Sen. Scott Brown, Republicans, and others in the conservative movement imbrued journalism and displayed nothing more than the anger the far left can unleash with complete disregard for facts. Even Jon Stewart, who is no friend of conservatives, called Olbermann out on his unhinged behavior during the 2010 Massachusetts Senate race when he said this of Sen. Scott Brown:
“In short, in Scott Brown we have an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, teabagging supporter of violence against woman and against politicians with whom he disagrees. In any other time in our history, this man would have been laughed off the stage as an unqualified and a disaster in the making by the most conservative of conservatives. Instead, the commonwealth of Massachusetts is close to sending this bad joke to the Senate of the United States.”
Hyperbole aside, Sen Brown has served our country and his state quite well and is running strong for re-election in an ultra-liberal state. He could be more conservative, but nevertheless a right-of center politician in a state that hasn’t had a Republican senator since Edward Brooke’s ousting in 1978 (and who’s sitting in the late Ted Kennedy’s seat) is a punch to the gut for liberals. No wonder why Mr. Olbermann was so angry.
I think the anger is a major point here since it usually incentivizes people to vote or become advocates in public policy. Hence, the creation of the Tea Party and its influence in shaping the debate about government’s role, spending, taxes, and deficits. These people vote and, as a result, gave the Republican Party the greatest net gain of House seats since 1948. It was a shellacking.
With Olbermann, his anger only led to his abstention from the political process. The man doesn’t vote. He stays it’s a “symbolic gesture” and it maintains “journalistic objectivity.” Well, if you don’t vote and have stupid reasons for not doing so, then what’s with the “special comments” Keith? If you don’t vote, you lose the right to say anything about the direction of the country. If Mr. Olbermann was so mad at President Bush, I would have suggested he vote for effete Senator John Kerry in 2004, but he decided to stay home in honor of “journalistic objectivity.” Perhaps he can return to where he should have stayed, in the world of sports broadcasting, but I don’t think that’ll work out either.
I don’t usually quote the bible, but perhaps Mr. Olbermann should have heeded the words “he who troubles his own house will inherit the wind.” Looks like this angry leftist has run out of places to spew his misinformation. Keith, the American people can only take so much of a person who’s shtick is to yell at them in perpetuity. It then becomes derivative and quaint. When Al Gore gives you the boot, it should initiate a state of self-examination. In the case of Mr. Olbermann, he’s throwing another temper tantrum.
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