Return Fire: Olbermann

posted at 7:32 am on November 17, 2006 by Bryan

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Fan? yes. Acolyte? No. While I do admit to finding Michelle to be a hottie (in a purely red blooded American male kind of observation) it isn’t her looks alone that the most attractive. High intelligence–and the guts to call these liars like Olbermann on their lies certainly raise my opinion of her.

That being said would I go out and do harm because she “told” me too? Please. I’m not an insecure child mindlessly following someone. Most people aren’t….at least not ones conditioned for years to ignore facts and just spout illogical talking points based on fantasy and feelings.

Bravo, Ms Malkin, for showing that you can stand up for yourself, show him to be the liar he is, and do so while keeping the high road–something Olbermann is incapable of doing.

Faith1 on November 17, 2006 at 3:45 PM

This is SOO ludicrous. What is Michelle, all of 5′1″ and 99 lbs. soaking wet? Ooooh, she’s so scary and intimidating!

I don’t know about you guys, but she intimidates the hell out of me. Must be her intellect!

Have a great weekend everyone and GOD bless the United States of America

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on November 17, 2006 at 3:51 PM

***Standing Ovation***

Huzzah!!

Psycotte on November 17, 2006 at 3:56 PM

“We will not submit”

They’ll never understand,,,,,

Chuck on November 17, 2006 at 4:18 PM

Fabulous vent! But you forgot to tell ‘em something: they ain’t seen nothing yet. Am behind you 1000% Michelle.

Webutante

Webutante on November 17, 2006 at 4:21 PM

What is Michelle, all of 5′1″ and 99 lbs. soaking wet? Ooooh, she’s so scary and intimidating!

- CyberCipher on November 17, 2006 at 10:56 AM

Well as the old saying goes, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.

I wouldn’t relish getting into a dogfight with Michelle.

She may not have “accolytes” or “troops,” but she does have worshippers. But not to worry, Keith, I’m not comin’ to get ya. I don’t think the Goddess would approve.

Spurius Ligustinus on November 17, 2006 at 5:06 PM

Long live GoddessMalkin and AllahPundit. God bless our troops.

infidel on November 17, 2006 at 5:27 PM

Kudos Michelle!
That weasel turd should go work for what’s left of Air America.

Vanquisher on November 17, 2006 at 5:41 PM

Why does this vent remond me of the Princess Bride?

You fell victim to one of the clasic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly les well known i this – never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line! hahaha! hahaha! haha–”
~Vizzini

yes, if you haven’t noticed yet, Michelle is Asain.

(and I am Sicilian… Let’s get that oompaloompah, Michelle!)

Mazztek on November 17, 2006 at 5:54 PM

Normally republicans take sleazy leftist accusations and respond by apologizing until we’re all sick to our stomachs. Think Allen – macacca etc. I am so happy to see that my hero, Michelle, ain’t fighting with a white flag for a weapon. Keep it up. Show that maggot who has the gumballs.

wcarr on November 17, 2006 at 6:10 PM

Must. Send. Anthrax. Letters.

Seixon on November 17, 2006 at 6:28 PM

You are a bright conservative light, Michelle. Keep on kickin’ ‘em where it hurts! (In the BRAIN!)

JEFF_IN_NC on November 17, 2006 at 6:32 PM

Bravo, Michelle. You go Girl!

TheBigOldDog on November 17, 2006 at 6:52 PM

oh my queen command me and thine will shall be done

Defector01 on November 17, 2006 at 6:52 PM

Best.Vent. Ever.

“Hell, yeah”

Allah, Bryan, Ian, Michelle: Thank you.

HerrMorgenholz on November 17, 2006 at 6:58 PM

“We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens’ creme brulee” (not a Malkin quote)

When is it a joke and when is it not a joke? Both sides are guilty here.

Jimmy Otool on November 17, 2006 at 3:34 PM

Improper analogy, Jimmy. This isn’t about what the jerk did, it’s about Olbermann’s attempt to tar innocent pundits with the guilt of the perp, simply because they are on the right and preferred “targets” of his cowardly attempt at rhetoric.

You notice how he uses the word rhetoric like it’s a bad thing when referring to someone he disagrees with, but employs worse. Well, I’d wish he even understood the proper usage of the term. Rhetoric, according to Aristotle, is “the art of finding the possible means of persuasion in reference to any given situation.”

But in today’s media lexicon, Rhetoric means spouting off unverified claims of fact from an emotional stance. Well, since that’s all Keith has, he might as well give it a name. But it isn’t rhetoric.

She may not have “accolytes” or “troops,”…

Gumballs. Malkins. Whatever you want to call ‘em, she’s got ‘em.

With all due respect, Michelle, respect is all I feel for you. No worship, no idolizing, nada. And somehow, I get the feeling that’s ok by you.

Great vent.

Freelancer on November 17, 2006 at 6:58 PM

I agree with Michelle, no rational person, thinks anyone is responsible for this guys actions but this guy.

Olbermann can but Oh so dramatic, bombastic and overblown.

However it does work both ways.

I really hate is the FOX NEWS Question MARK???

Is Hillery the devil?
Are the Dems for terrorism?

Everyone does this.

Olbermann says “Possibly” the right wing blogs influanced this action. Well the dude that sent these letters is affected for sure, and his gushing fan mail let the door open. Shame on Olbermann for making hay with it.

We have to be careful what we say, everyone.

Lets talk about Laura Ingraham, allegedly told listeners to block dem phone lines leading up the Nov 7 vote. Is that true. I think the Feds and FCC should be involved?

Ann Coulter? She is a provocateur and says stupid hateful things, including mock threats. Her shrill is very in articulate and unnecessary except to make waves. I think she is an embarrassment to conservatism. This is where Olbermann gets his predjuduce and unfairly included Michelle.

Michelle is neither of these Ladies and is more thoughtful. Don’t always agree but more thoughtful. Olbermann over reached at best. However the right wing pundits do it all the time. Listen to Hannity, OM gosh.

I did hear condemnation of the protesters who disrupted a Minuteman campus speech on liberal shows, but may be not enough.

Michelle thinks she is under attack because she is a woman, a conservative woman, she is, no doubt. However female Dems like Pelosi and Clinton are constantly and relentlessly attacked by right wing. I don’t hear Hot Air condemning right wing pundits. So lets not get into the old tired republican/conservative crying, media is so liberal and they did not cover this. Look we do have the conservative blogs, FOX NEWS and conservative shows on CNN and MSNBC.

HOWEVER Bill Oreilly recently said Hillery was a good Senator! End of the world? ha ha ha.

Nice reply Michelle but I think most reasonable people know you had nothing to do with it. It almost did not need to be said and you should have no guilt. I do think you are embarrassed this guy LOVES YOU!! Oh my. Creepy.

I say go woman of politics, blogs and punditry; just be careful what you say, and don’t lower yourself because someone else did it. You got to have thick skin, that oh so soft luxurious skin. (kidding)

BTW Michelle did you really really NEED to re-post the info of those protesters in 20/20 hind sight? Public knowlege or not. You have to know some people are a little fanatical and WILL do what you say or imply. Why even put that info up? I think you did make a mistake there.

gmcjetpilot on November 17, 2006 at 7:05 PM

Wow. Hot Air just keeps getting better and better.

The articulate Firecracker with balls speaking truth to slanderous morons, Bravo! Bravo!

Zorro on November 17, 2006 at 7:05 PM

I would like to change my screen name to Aco-Lyte. But I AM NOT WORTHY! Hail to the Truculent Firecracker!

RushBaby on November 17, 2006 at 7:20 PM

gmcjetpilot,

What on earth are you talking about?

Hillary and Pelosi are not attacked because they are female. Their socialism is attacked because it is BAD FOR AMERICA. Their hypocrisy is attacked because it is despicable. Their “do as I say, not as I do” behavior is attacked because it is wrong.

BTW Michelle did you really really NEED to re-post the info of those protesters in 20/20 hind sight? Public knowlege or not. You have to know some people are a little fanatical and WILL do what you say or imply. Why even put that info up? I think you did make a mistake there.

Dude, it’s so easy to go back and check for yourself. From Michelle’s 12 April blogpost, SEDITIOUS SANTA CRUZ VS. AMERICA

The unhinged group behind the anti-troops movement at UC Santa Cruz is “Students Against War.” The leaders on campus, according to a SAW press release, are:

Sam Aranke – XXX-XXX-XXXX – xxxxxxx@ucsc.edu
David Zlutnick – XXX-XXX-XXXX – xxxxxxxx@ucsc.edu
Janine Carmona – XXX-XXX-XXXX – xxxxxxxx@ucsc.edu

UPDATE: SAW has removed the contact information from its press release and is now lying about the fact that it made the info publicly available on the Internet. I am leaving it up. If you are contacting them, I do not condone death threats or foul language. As for SAW, my message is this: You are responsible for your individual actions. Other individuals are responsible for theirs. Grow up and take responsibility.

(Contact data redacted by me in this comment, but is still included in Michelle’s blog post)

The contact information was made publicly available BY THE GROUP ITSELF in a press release. Only after they realized they had set themselves up for trouble did they decide to paint Michelle as the evil one. And how did the violence-averse kiddies treat Michelle? Did they attack her ideas, her arguments, her opinions?

Content WARNING

Michelle did not at any time advocate misbehavior in response to the stupidity of the SAW kiddies. She reprinted their own press release.

Freelancer on November 17, 2006 at 7:26 PM

I’m of the belief that Michelle hung the moon, the stars and the sun.

Laura and Ann helped, too.

I’m in love with these three women

doingwhatican on November 17, 2006 at 7:26 PM

Bull Crap from the black hole of news, the Olberdoosh of crap.

signed, just one of the troops.

shooter on November 17, 2006 at 7:28 PM

Why all those seats were lost in the house? Because no one gave the impression Michelle gave in that video, some fire. We must be vigilant against our enemies, they are NOT our friends. Congress folks, spent too much time trying to be a social club and not giving the opposition a Thumping, instead our side got Thumped.

StuLongIsland on November 17, 2006 at 8:10 PM

I almost didn’t watch todays Hot Air. I’m glad I did! Now I’m fired up for the weekend. Give’m Hell Michelle! My stomach turns everytime that weirdo Gooberman talks. His cheese has slid of his craker!

Drtuddle on November 17, 2006 at 8:26 PM

Two reasons to love M. Malkin. One, she didn’t fall into that Yay yay, Hate O. J. trap. Two, Have ya seen her picture? Of course, my opinion may be TINTED so I guess I better ask Kleagle Byrd if it’s OK. Oh sweet Irony.

hillbillyjim on November 17, 2006 at 9:00 PM

Keith Olbermann is equal parts drama queen, attention whore, and blithering idiot. No wonder the nutroots idolize him. By all means, take the fight back to him.

ReubenJCogburn on November 17, 2006 at 9:13 PM

Three: very refreshing to see M.M. telling us that she, too, is human. Not subject to the “infallibility” DNA that seems to go hand-in-hand with most of our iconic news Screeders. Very much a breath of fresh Air.

hillbillyjim on November 17, 2006 at 9:14 PM

Never said I could count to three.

hillbillyjim on November 17, 2006 at 9:15 PM

Reasons Four through SIX: M.M. is NOT Keith Overlystupid.

hillbillyjim on November 17, 2006 at 9:24 PM

Sorry, folks, couldn’t resist (or count on fingers, duh.).

hillbillyjim on November 17, 2006 at 9:26 PM

I really, really love Twinkies. And now they are making me kill. Kiiiiiiilllll!!!

Doghouse on November 17, 2006 at 9:38 PM

Acolytes? who is this funny little man K.O. is interviewing? Doesn’t he remind any of y’all of Howie Carr’s Duh MMMmmm AAHHH mmm, well, MMMmmm., segments?????mmmmmmmMMMMMMMMM????

hillbillyjim on November 17, 2006 at 9:53 PM

Nice response…

Luv2Run on November 17, 2006 at 9:58 PM

The hardest part of responding to imbeciles like olberman, is speaking slowly enough for them to understand. It reminds me of this old joke:

Never argue with an idiot, they bring you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

Way to respond back Michelle. Conservatives have taken this slander and lies for too long without responding. Keep up the great work.

still468 on November 17, 2006 at 10:00 PM

>The hardest part of responding to imbeciles like olberman, is speaking slowly enough for them to understand.

It’s even worse than that. Emo-leftists only understand whining and crying, so it’s actually impossible to communicate reason to them. You can only communicate your feelings.

Doghouse on November 17, 2006 at 10:13 PM

Ok, if I’m reading Michelle’s eyeblinks right…let’s see….Keith Olberman…must…di…oops..sorry, did I say that out loud? Just kidding. I don’t know why I’m surprised by this. It’s just so pathetic. Olberman goes and finds some monkeyfishfrog to discuss some of the lamest conspiracy theories I’ve ever heard, in a feeble attempt to discredit three of the most intelligent women on the conservative side. It’s such a disgusting tactic…last time I saw it was during the 2004 campaign and some democrat hack consultant was actually saying on O’Reilly that George Bush betrayed his country during the vietnam war by only serving in the Air National Guard. At first I couldn’t figure out what the hell she was talking about..so I hit myself in the head with a hammer until my IQ dropped sufficiently that it made sense..it’s a simple smear. Use a person’s name in the same sentence with something horrible. For example: Keith Olberman…kiddie p*rn; pedophile; necrophilia. Remember, it’s not the evidence that’s important, it’s the seriousness of the charge. Olberdoosh is trying to get buzz going…anthrax letters..(Michlle Malkin)..cult of personality; ordering her acolytes (I mean, who the hell uses the word ‘acolytes’ outside of gweebs like me that used to play dungeons and dragons?) It’s lame, but considering the absolute stupidity of the american electorate, probably more effective a tactic than it should be.

austinnelly on November 17, 2006 at 10:15 PM

Great Vent Michelle! Wow! You really let it come out today! More Please! Perhaps you will consider more of these longer, passionate, and well presented Vents!

The Left will use any tactic to discredit those who they don’t agree with or who oppose them. Truth, accurate reporting, and logical conclusion from rational analysis are not considerations – only justification for their predetermined political bias is acceptable.

This is a classic example of why the Mainstream Media (MSM) is loosing viewers and attention – bias to the Left so pronounced that “news” and “commentary” from these sources is blatant propaganda, and an effort to deliberately manipulate those who veiw their content.

I believe those on the Left who control much of the MSM think that the “masses” (that’s us) do not have the intelligence, the savy, the understanding, or the interest to pay attention to, or recognize, their bias in reporting and commentary. I believe the Left does not think we will understand how they are attempting to manipulate public opinion to their benefit with half-truths, misrepresentations, biased conclusions not properly (often even remotely) supported by logical connection, and that we will believe and take as fact anything they feed us.

Surprise! Many of us know much better and disregared anything from such sources. Surprise! The MSM is loosing popularity and faciliting the rise of independent reporting and commentary that is contrary to their positions, bias, and poltical objectives. No Surprise! We see direct attacks by the Left (Olbermann, Troll that he is, is but one example) on the most clear thinking, well presented, honest, and rational alternatives – as is Michelle Malkin.

Perhaps another way to veiw such attacks by the Left is as a compliment – you have gained their attention, they are frustrated by their own futile efforts to counter your views and popularity, and are reduced to base attacks so thinly supported that even cursory examination reveals how absurd they are.

I say again, the Left will do unto themselves as no one else can, and this is but one more example. We should take advantage of this opportunity and give the electorate a clear alternative in the coming elections in 08. We should display good manners, clear thinking, sound rationale and not debase ourselves as Olbermann has done and is the subject of this vent.

omegaram on November 17, 2006 at 10:44 PM

Does anyone but me find it interesting that Sasquach rhymes with Michelle? Or, uh, em, I, uh, DUH! Uh nevermind.

hillbillyjim on November 17, 2006 at 10:47 PM

Betcha find this sort of Racism perfectly fine? Well, Ms. Pelosi, do ya??? In case you have forgotten, some folks out and about here haven’t? MMmmm? If you had to stop, pause, then answer, well, I guess that just about speaks for itself. U still wanna “speak truth to power?” Just as I suspected, another bag of wind.

hillbillyjim on November 17, 2006 at 10:57 PM

Maybe it’s just me, but I STILL say: Howie Carr For President. Keep up the great work.

hillbillyjim on November 17, 2006 at 11:15 PM

Olbermann isn’t worth the effort to dose him with anthrax.

James on November 17, 2006 at 11:54 PM

Michelle doesn’t need “acolytes” or whatever. She’s quite capable of verbally ripping new orifices for those who annoy her all on her own. ;-)

Patrick Chester on November 18, 2006 at 12:44 AM

At first I couldn’t figure out what the hell she was talking about..so I hit myself in the head with a hammer until my IQ dropped sufficiently that it made sense..it’s a simple smear.

— austinnelly on November 17, 2006 at 10:15 PM

That is hilarious!

What an entertaining scenario.

By the way, have you recovered after hitting yourself on the head with the hammer?

If not, remember, it is recommended that you cannibalize human embryos and human fetuses “for the greater good,” because they offer the “Best hope” for the future of “medicine,” and they offer “great promise” for amazing, miraculous cures, such as cures to damage from hitting yourself in the head with a hammer so your IQ points will be reduced enough to make sense of the dumb-in-smart “intellectuals” of the rabid attack dog left.

Best to you in your recovery.

William

William2006 on November 18, 2006 at 1:23 AM

Where do I sign up to be an “acolyte”? Does that come with matches?

This is my favorite “Hot Air”. When will MSLSD show the ‘other’ side of the debate?

(When pigs fly to the moon.)

jrvass on November 18, 2006 at 1:38 AM

Yup, Olbermann is a clown… (nod head) He is a bender of truth… (nod head again)… Did I point out that he is a CLOWN? (nod head)… Okay, everybody together… OLBERMANN is a CLOWN!

RalphyBoy on November 18, 2006 at 1:59 AM

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hadsil on November 18, 2006 at 2:04 AM

uh uh uh … der der der … of of of … er er er … duh duh duh … doh doh doh

is that guy retarded? oh wait, guest of Olberdouche… nevermind

SilverStar830 on November 18, 2006 at 2:06 AM

Lawsuits cloud the issue with senseless litigation, and besides, it’ll only give Oblerman more crap to spew about the repression of free speech and how the Patriot Act is baaaaaaad. I seriously doubt there’d be any way to successfully sue Oblerman and MSNBC over this.

I request that you review Sid Blumenthal’s defamation suit against Drudge. Drudge wrote on his website that Blumenthal was a wife beater. Blumenthal sued for defamation asking $30 million. A few weeks later, Drudge made a RETRACTION and then settled for an undisclosed sum.

Would have Blumenthal prevailed had it come to trial? I don’t know, but it got Drudge to RECANT and admit the comments were false. I’m not an attorney and don’t claim to be one, but the principle is the same here, I believe. Olberman and Cook literally concocted up an accusation of conspiracy to intimidate and incitement to violence, or worse out of absolutely NOTHING but swamp fever.

I’m, personally, convinced that the line between political opinion and defamation has been crossed with that Olberman broadcast. If it were me, and I was a regular contributor to a cable news show like Michelle is, a weekly columnist (an “opinion leader” using old media jargon) like Michelle and Ann, and a radio talk show host (Laura) the stain of being accused as an inciter of violence could seriously threaten my future sources of income, especially as this accusation is untrue.

Remember, the left wants to silence our voice, as Michelle notes in her rebuttal. If they are allowed to continue such attacks, they might succeed and then where is the 1st Amendment?

So, the litigation would not be “senseless,” its goal would be (1) an on the air retraction by these two individuals in the same media and time slot where they transgressed, and (2) enough of a financial adverse settlement to encourage them to be more careful in the future.

In fact, if it were me, I’d demand that my rebuttal (the one that Michell made in this vent) be broadcast in LIEU of Olberman’s show or at least, as part of it.

My wife is an attorney, and I’ll GUARANTEE you that within hours of Olberman’s and Cook’s being served, their attorneys will be advising their clients to KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT, beyond a routine and lame acknowledgement of the suit and their innocence, and so as to not make things worse.

But the REST of the media would sit up and take notice, as they did during Blumenthal vs. Drudge. And it would put the media on notice that these 3 women, who are part of the media themselves, after all, are not going to sit still for the typical leftist media character assassination that they routinely try.

As to the merits of a suite or the likelihood of success by Michell, Ann, and Laura, I don’t know, and that is why she, Laura, and Ann need to seek the advice of a good defamation lawyer.

We who are on the right have a vested interest in seeing that our voices and our opinions are heard by the public. Ann, Laura, and Michelle are three of the most potent voices we have. Not only do they use the broadcast medium and weekly news columns to communicate their ideas, each of them is a published author of books, who, if this defamation is allowed to run unchecked, would find their ability to publish to be destroyed.

Our voices cannot be heard if our speakers are defamed and denied a venue to speak because of outright lies and smear tactics by the left. If they cannot be heard, then WE LOSE THE DEBATE in the marketplace of ideas and that was, ultimately, I believe the Olberman’s and Cook’s motivation here.

georgej on November 18, 2006 at 3:23 AM

Freelancer wrote: “Hillary and Pelosi are not attacked because they are female. Their socialism is attacked because it is BAD FOR AMERICA. Their hypocrisy is attacked because it is despicable. Their “do as I say, not as I do” behavior is attacked because it is wrong.”

I’m not going to defend them; I was commenting on Ms. Michelle’s comments: (paraphrase)

“…when Olbermann uses harsh rhetoric and liberals think he is brilliant and insightful but when a female conservative speaks out she is thuggish…blaa blaa”

First no one, liberals, independent centrist or anyone thinks Olbee is brilliant; no one says that. Heck 1/3rd of the show is hollywood news, dumb animal acts and stupid criminals.

The “Worse Person In the World” bit he does is usually light hearted, but often takes little petty snips at his arch enemy “Bill Oh”. Its funny mostly, but some times he also takes on folks like Michelle. She responded, Bravo. No one really thinks Michelle or Ann Coulter had anything to do with the loony toons in Woodland Hills, Ca.

Michelle brought up the woman aspect, “Female conservative” as she was lamenting. Strong man, mean woman is a societal double standard. It’s not right, but that is no Olbermann’s fault. I’m saying other woman in politics get savaged or ATTACKED, to use your word. I agree it has little to do with gender (for most not all) and more about political view. It goes both ways. Liberals and conservatives can be truculent. No one has a monopoly on it.

Michelle can be pretty harsh and condescending herself. Good for the goose? I’d like to stick with facts and less name calling: liars, bullies, lapdogs and slimy to name a few, but that’s her style, take it or leave it. I listen to Malkin and find her viewpoint entertaining mostly. It also reminds me why I’m not married any more and not to do that again.

Look “DUDE” please don’t get self righteous and all up in your own butt.

As far as posting address’s, I thought it was a fair question on my part, but IF the group’s own general press release was posted in whole, not OUT OF CONTEXT, with the contact info, than you are right, it was unavoidable and they’re stupid for doing it. Again no one thinks she incited the harassment. Olbermann made it sound like she posted a LIST out of context, HERE ARE THE PROTESTERS (wink wink nod nod), but Olbermann is a wrong and should retract it, if this is the case. Better! Have Michelle on the Olbermann show! She’d probably have Olbee crying like a little girl. ha ha ha

gmcjetpilot on November 18, 2006 at 3:25 AM

First no one, liberals, independent centrist or anyone thinks Olbee is brilliant; no one says that.

You’ve got to be kidding. You don’t actually believe that, do you? Allow me to disabuse you of that incorrect notion.

No one really thinks Michelle or Ann Coulter had anything to do with the loony toons in Woodland Hills, Ca.

The retard he had on as a guest certainly seemed to think so, as he tried so desperately to explain it while tripping over his tongue.

Pablo on November 18, 2006 at 5:29 AM

God Bless to Michelle… that was your best ever. Let us know what we can do.

Bob on November 18, 2006 at 6:46 AM

It is a shame that Michelle even has to acknowledge a nutcase like Olbie because he is so far out there! But she responded with pinache and truth, neither of which is a tool of lefties.

Thank you Michelle for standing up to the clowns so elegantly!

LonelyMassRepublican on November 18, 2006 at 7:57 AM

Michelle (and hotair folk)…

It would be very helpful to have written transcripts of many (if not all) of your great works – particularly this one!

Exposing these lefties for what they are is great fun – and absolutely essential to maintaining civilization itself, because as you well know, lefties are incapable of being civil.

Ron C on November 18, 2006 at 8:28 AM

Take notice of the pure green envy coming from Olbermann.

He’s so jelous of O’Reilly he can’t stand it. And I know he is jelous of Michelle. Michelle doesn’t even have her own TV show but still gets better TV ratings than he does.

The fact that O’Reilly’s ratings to up when Michelle is on is telling. The fact that Olbermann can’t touch these same ratings on his best day has just got to be eating him up inside.

Poor guy. I pitty him.

Lawrence on November 18, 2006 at 9:20 AM

Herr Ubermann is a ripe turd and a media laughing stock. His ratings are in the toilet and anyone with a pulse has already made a decision on his spew of crannial diarrhea.

Why you felt the need to ‘return fire’ at (and draw attention towards) a big brown pile is beyond me.

locomotivebreath1901 on November 18, 2006 at 10:18 AM

Sue his lying ass.

The Monster on November 18, 2006 at 11:15 AM

Pffft, I’m betting more people watched Michell’s vent than watched Olberman’s show. Possibly even his entire season.

Faith1 on November 18, 2006 at 12:45 PM

blockquote>It also reminds me why I’m not married any more and not to do that again.

Michelle’s personality reminds you not to get married again? Nice. Well, I’m sure your ex and millions of other ladies out there thank Michelle for this, another service to her nation.

I’d like to stick with facts and less name calling: liars, bullies, lapdogs and slimy to name a few, but that’s her style, take it or leave it.

Ahh, but there’s a difference, and it isn’t one of degree. She backs up EVERY characterization she employs with substance, unlike her detractors.

Another difference, she isn’t presuming the mantle of reporter or journalist in her work, but editorial commentator. Olby would have us consider him a serious reporter of news, when he is anything but.

And the self-righteousness is on you, I’m afraid. Your comment was chastising of Michelle regarding her choice of blog post material. You didn’t do a moment’s work to find out the background. I spent the five minutes it took to recover the links to those posts, and some background, and respond.

I thought it was a fair question on my part, but IF the group’s own general press release was posted in whole, not OUT OF CONTEXT, with the contact info, than you are right, it was unavoidable and they’re stupid for doing it.

Well done, you’re a better man than John Kerry.

Olbermann made it sound like she posted a LIST out of context, HERE ARE THE PROTESTERS (wink wink nod nod), but Olbermann is a wrong and should retract it, if this is the case.

And this is really the whole point. Taking Olbermann’s words at face value is unwise at best. This is the beauty of the blogosphere, it’s so very easy to check on what others say. That was my point, and it wasn’t self-righteousness.

Thanks for playing, come back again soon.

Freelancer on November 18, 2006 at 2:46 PM

For the record…”they” aren’t gonna walk all over us anymore. :-)

SouthernGent on November 18, 2006 at 3:01 PM

You don’t actually believe that, do you? Allow me to disabuse you of that incorrect notion. The retard he had on as a guest certainly seemed to think so, as he tried so desperately to explain it while tripping over his tongue.

I said reasonable rational people, not retards. Calm down.

Both “sides” do this. No offense or to compare Michelle to Bill O’reilly, but in Bill’s “talking points” last night:

“Far left loons are out in force as there Internet MASTERS bid them……….”

AND

“Kool-aid Zombies doing the BIDDING for the left fanatics who just want to disparage me.”

AND

Michelle Malkin: “Left wing blogger LAPDOGS”??

So are we saying only left wing bloggers have control and influance of mindless people?

Both sides use rhetoric: lying, slimy puppet master blogger controls mindless unhinged zombie, zealot, lapdogs.

Michelle is hot that someone implied she influenced this disturbed man? “Left wing blogger lap dogs”? I guess someone could say this crazy guy was a right wing bloggers lap dog? It’s not what you say but how you say it?

To complain about it rings a little hollow if you’re in the name calling game yourself. Yes? No? Mommy THEY started it first?

Sure people are influenced by blogs and it goes both ways. Michelle does influence people with her ideas and views. You think? I hope and think for the best.

I don’t know who THEY are. Who is the they in, “they are not going to stop us.” I don’t think anyone is stopping anyone’s free speech, and yippee for the internet. Name calling and their are out to get us paranoia, is a waste. We’re all Americans.

You can label them as THEM, liberals, radical left, left wing or Progressive secular, but that’s just too simplistic. Olbermann is harmless. This is a big country; it takes all kinds. You have to be a little tollerent. No? Screw them? Ok just checking.

Good ideas float to the top. Pepper a good idea or point with insults and vitriol, it gets lost.

Michelle’s language is pretty harsh and critical at times, so she is going to draw fire. You think? Than to act surprised and say how dare they, is surprising to me.

Frankly it’s good for Michelle and Hotair, to get exposure to a 1/2 million people on MSNBC. Michelle is a strong voice, and bravo to her. However call people liars, unhinged, bullies, lapdogs and slimy, they’ll get mad. You think?

I watch Countdown occasionally because the first 20 minutes usually has very smart guest, serious people, with serious backgrounds who speak without interruption, about serious issues, mostly in a non partisan way. Olbee’s drama commentaries are lame, yes we can agree, so don’t watch.

Enough, lets get mad about Iraq!!!! Terrorist!!! Michelle’s a big girl and can take care of her self.

To Mr. My Mommy is a Lawyer, please, nothing is actionable. Lets not SUE free speech out of each other. You sound like a liberal. (Ouch did I say that) GET A GRIP, it’s not a big deal. You’re whipped into an indignant frenzy over very little. FOCUS CLASS, EYES STRAIGHT AHEAD.

Pres Bush is visiting Vietnam, first time ever, RIGHT NOW, about 38 years late, but never the less more bombs where dropped there then in all of WWII. Over 58,000 Americans died there. We pulled out of SE Asia! All of civilization did not end! Our security did not disappear! Now China and SE Asia is going capitalism! IF WE DID NOT PULL OUT OF ASIA, WE WOULD NOT HAVE WON THE COLD WAR! STAY THE COURSE?

NO ONE REALLY knows for sure what will happen when we bug out of Iraq. NO ONE. Gloom and doom is not an intelligent debate. We really have screwed the pooch in the middle east for a long long time. I mean really stupid stuff. It WAS or at lest seemed like a good idea to go in to Iraq at the time, but we need to save face, declare victory and change the course. What does that mean? I don’t know, but lying about how great it is, stay the course and losing lives and treasure at a tremendous rate will ruin us. We have tools other than bombing and ground wars to win over terrorism, smarter ways. I’m as hawkish as any, but this is a cluster f@%#*.

If Iraq falls into enemy hands, think of it as a toilet full of crap, we can always flush it later.

Attacking each other with words like “INTERNET PUPPET MASTERS” or “Left wing blogger lapdogs” sounds insulting for the sake of insult. It implies lefty internet blogger’s are inciting or influencing mindless zombies? OM GOSH! target them , how dare they….

It’s easier to trash each other and harder to really study issues and problems and talk about solutions. It takes effort and intellect. Trash talk just distracts us. Its entertainment for some I guess.

America is still strong, will continue to be strong and be the greatest country, nobel and overall good, BUT it’s only as strong as the union. Remember “united we stand divided we fall” and “a house divided can not stand”. All this petty crap and partisan bickering weakens us.

Who cares if some blogger has a theory Michelle influenced a disturbed man to commit domestic terrorism, we, reasonable rational people, know its not true. Comments like slap Olbermann w/ a lawsuit, lynch him, take him out back and beat the crap out of him is silly, and those comments support accusations by THEM of YOU being “unhinged”.

Did Michelle influence a crazy person? No, no no no no, but move on.

Let’s not be ignorant of history. People can be incite with just words, so lets use words and TONE carefully and responsibility. Michelle’s rebuttal did not need the slimy lapdog comments. LAPDOG? Zombies of Internet Masters? BOTH SIDES DO IT, so if you are going to dish out truculent rhetoric, than you have to take it or not take it too seriously or

gmcjetpilot on November 18, 2006 at 4:37 PM

greetings michelle, my first time to comment your friday vent was absolutley great. you are like as lady rush limbaugh. hit the liberals hard hit them often keep them off balance they deserve it. bootheel

bootheel on November 18, 2006 at 7:25 PM

Michelle walked on water, it seemed.

Heaven’s to Betsy.

doingwhatican on November 18, 2006 at 7:43 PM

Michelle walked on water, it seemed.

Heaven’s to Betsy.

doingwhatican

She steps on the puny brains of her greatful acolytes!

James (acolyte in training… Dickey-do award winner!)

jrvass on November 18, 2006 at 10:06 PM

If Michelle was looking at me like that…

I surrender! :P

infidel4life on November 18, 2006 at 10:24 PM

Completely unrelated to this weeks’ Vent – that’s a stunning picture of Michelle! Is it the pink sweater? The hair? The expression on her face? All these things? It’s very distracting. What was the Vent about again?

thedecider on November 18, 2006 at 11:53 PM

Who is the they in, “they are not going to stop us.”

you haven’t been paying attention to the Censorship Dems who want to, for instance, bring back “The Fairness Doctrine” to shutdown talk radio. Look at the Dems that threatened the broadcast LICENSE of ABC over the film “The Path to 9-11″. Look at the McCain-Feingold Incumbent Protection act.

Darleen on November 19, 2006 at 1:54 PM

The intellectual dishonest of the New Left no longer surprises me. If the newly elected Congressional officials take those ever takes those folks seriously, they will end up being one-term-charlies.

Michelle gave as she got, and I was impressed, which wasn’t surprising at all. ;-)

More please.

itzWicks on November 19, 2006 at 3:02 PM

I said reasonable rational people, not retards. Calm down.

No, you did not. You said “First no one, liberals, independent centrist or anyone thinks Olbee is brilliant; no one says that.” Scroll up. Then wise up.

Michelle is hot that someone implied she influenced this disturbed man?

No, it was not implied. The ‘tard Olberman put on the air stated it, albeit with an apparent mouthful of marbles or something.

It’s not what you say but how you say it?

To complain about it rings a little hollow if you’re in the name calling game yourself.

Name calling is not the same thing as making ridiculous allegations of RESPONSIBILITY. For instance, I could call you a fool without implying that you’re responsible for anything at all.

However call people liars, unhinged, bullies, lapdogs and slimy, they’ll get mad.

Really? How about “Worst Person in the World”? Do you think that rubs the wrong way?

If Iraq falls into enemy hands, think of it as a toilet full of crap, we can always flush it later.

Well, aren’t you special.

Pablo on November 20, 2006 at 5:48 AM

Pablo take a chill, I am worried you are going off the deep end. Peace, I agree with you mostly, but just lets not be hypocrites. You have been very civil and appreciate your point of view, we just don’t agree. You seem to have some resentment or predujust, and YES both “sides” do it. Its all the complaining about it from those involved in the spewing. If you dish it out, blaa blaa….

Take care and watch your blood pressure. Let’s put it in perspective, Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Shock, 22, of Tiffin, Ohio, died TODAY from his Nov. 19 wounds he received in Iraq. You, me, Michelle, Olber-weenie, not a big deal or very special. However my Mommy told me I was special when I was a kid, so there. Lets bring the DRAFT back! Yea!

gmcjetpilot on November 20, 2006 at 5:50 PM

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