Video: Olby attacks ’24′ as propaganda; Update: CNN asks, is ’24′ a ‘neocon sex fantasy’?

posted at 3:29 am on January 17, 2007 by Ian


Keith Olbermann attacked FOX’s ’24′ as propaganda and “a program length commercial for one political party.” He then said the nuclear explosion on Monday night’s show was a “fear tactic.” Someone should let Olby know the first season of the show aired in November 2001, two months after 9/11 and 30 days after the beginning of the War on Terror.

Speaking of being “a program length commercial for one political party,” Keith invited Robert Greenwald, the director of Outfoxed, on to discuss FOX’s “propaganda” show. Ha.

Hat tip to Johnny $, who writes:

The next enemy in Monkeymann’s sights was the eeevil tv show, “24″. It must be eeevil, it’s eating into the meager Hour of Spin ratings. He contrasted the reception the show gets to the reaction to Al Gore’s movie. Attention Krazy Keith: Gore’s film is supposed to be a documentary. “24″ is fiction. It’s not real. You know, like Sponge Bob. You should say to yourself it’s just a show, you should really just relax.

Olby’s intro talked about using fear to scare people to vote the way they want (yeah, that Kiefer Sutherland is on Karl Rove’s payroll), and KO took special note of the mushroom cloud, citing it as the administration’s “imagery” for the Iraq War.

MADMAN

All right, stop the tivo! Is Keith really this much of a nitwit, or is he dishonestly pretending this is something new?

Read the rest.

Update (AP): You’ll like the guy from Newsweek. Click the image to watch.

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I think we should all mail Keith a sheet of tin foil, so that he can make himself a new hat every day

mhexel on January 17, 2007 at 3:39 AM

All right, stop the tivo! Is Keith really this much of a nitwit, or is he dishonestly pretending this is something new?

Pretty much yes and yes.

However the comedy of listening to a leftist whine about fiction that is just not fair and should be, I guess, censored is priceless.

Topsecretk9 on January 17, 2007 at 3:51 AM

You should say to yourself it’s just a show, you should really just relax.

Robot roll call!

Savage on January 17, 2007 at 3:55 AM

Leaving aside the irony of Keith Olberpersonn railing against bias, isn’t it revealing that Liberals should see the fighting of terrorism as a Republican/Right Wing/Conservative motif?

Meanwhile, their sponsored muppets in Congress still maintain the facade of stoicism in the face of terror.

uptight on January 17, 2007 at 4:03 AM

Just when you think that Olberdouche couldn’t become any more of a moonbat caricature, he goes after fiction. What’s next, Patton? After all, it advocated defeating America’s enemies aggressively rather than whining, appeasing, and surrendering, so naturally it’s a 3-hour commercial for one political party.

ReubenJCogburn on January 17, 2007 at 4:30 AM

oh.my.word.

emmaline1138 on January 17, 2007 at 4:43 AM

emmaline1138

Inspired by THX1138?

Scot on January 17, 2007 at 4:51 AM

Somebody remind Olby of West Wing, as long as we’re on the subject of program length commercials.

And how many times does 24 have to bend over for CAIR before liberals find something to like about that show?

Mark V. on January 17, 2007 at 4:58 AM

Forgot to mention that the sad pathetic sellout known as Joe Scarborough said the Olberdouche is going to have his contract renewed. Apparently NBC and MSNBC have deciced that anti-American liberalism is the way to go.

Scot on January 17, 2007 at 5:05 AM

Keith Olbermann attacked FOX’s ‘24′ as propaganda and “a program length commercial for one political party.”

What’s so crazy about that notion? I mean, with all those overt references to the GOP on the show the other night…

Oh. Nevermind.

Sean M. on January 17, 2007 at 6:05 AM

Someone needs to find out how much Olbermann is getting from al-Quaeda to help their cause. I bet it’s a handsome bundle.

Halley on January 17, 2007 at 6:19 AM

Like care what that moron thinks….

georgej on January 17, 2007 at 6:29 AM

Spongebob’s not real? Damn.

vcferlita on January 17, 2007 at 6:38 AM

What a tool.

Mortis on January 17, 2007 at 6:45 AM

At least Republicans are marketing their propaganda as fiction…

Lehosh on January 17, 2007 at 7:06 AM

What did Olby say when the movie about the assassination of President Bush came out? Since so many at that time declared it was just a movie – can’t we just tell him 24 is just a TV show?

Candy Slice on January 17, 2007 at 7:33 AM

He truly is beyond hope. Call him Mr. 2.4, because that’s probably the best rating he could ever see.

JammieWearingFool on January 17, 2007 at 7:58 AM

This guy is simply the Rosie of commentators. He attempts to say the most outrageous things to get attention since his own rating are totally flushed.
However, it does amaze me that they worry much more about the right and conservatives than they do about the enemies that have pledged our destruction.
Yeah, I do think that what is being seen on “24″ is much more likely to happen that his examples of certain sitcoms. And, with liberals running everything makes it even more possible.

hoosierken on January 17, 2007 at 8:02 AM

Somebody remind Olby of West Wing, as long as we’re on the subject of program length commercials.

And how many times does 24 have to bend over for CAIR before liberals find something to like about that show?

Mark V. on January 17, 2007 at 4:58 AM

How about Commander in Chief with Geena Davis? Oh yeah, with her reputation for playing airhead characters (and doing them well I might add) not the best choice to play a serious character.

CrimsonFisted on January 17, 2007 at 8:04 AM

Everybody knows a terrorist attack inside the US is practically impossible. How dare this show’s producers suggest otherwise?

kmcguire on January 17, 2007 at 8:04 AM

maybe if we made season 7 about global warming he’d lighten up

blatantblue on January 17, 2007 at 8:07 AM

Oh, I see… but Al Gore’s fearmongering sideshow circus projecting Manhattan as it’s submerged under water is speaking “truth to power” and cannot be questioned? Terrorism is a more immediate threat than any alleged global warming issues. I think the people in Colorado and Oklahoma are probably praying for a little “global warming” right about now.

MsUnderestimated on January 17, 2007 at 8:08 AM

Oh well, he’s only trying to please both of his viewers. Olbermann is a certified idiot.

rplat on January 17, 2007 at 8:11 AM

If anyone should be able to spot propaganda, it should be KO. After all, he is the main disher of such.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 17, 2007 at 8:30 AM

The best part of this report was the clip showing the meeting of some group (think tank??) with the mtg title: Perception of the US Fight Against Terror–that’s not right, but it’s the essence.

The attendees very seriously talked about “24″ and its “meaning” in this context. Attendees included Rush Limbaugh, Clarence Thomas, Michael Chernoff.

Alrighty then.

honora on January 17, 2007 at 8:41 AM

Apparently MSNBC is so desperate for an audience they allow this clown to make an ass of himself night after night.

darwin on January 17, 2007 at 8:41 AM

BEHEAD THOSE WHO INSULT JACK BAUER!!!

Ringmaster on January 17, 2007 at 8:42 AM

Is this guy really that ignorant? Does he not believe there are a lot of really bad people out there that want to kill all of us that are different from them? It is a tv show, not the “nightly news” he likes to think his socalled program is. I would rather have our guys fighting in the sandbox than over here in the US, but unfortuanely, nitwits like Olby probably won’t open their eyes until it is happening in our streets. That guy gets under my skin. I’ve stopped listening to the Dan Patrick show on ESPN radio because of this guy.

fightingirish24 on January 17, 2007 at 8:45 AM

I don’t usually watch Boston Legal but apparently Olbermann doesn’t either. We have 4 hours a night of anti-Bush, anti-war, anti-US propaganda and the MSM record skips when one solitary show takes the opposite stance. What a friggin joke.

BillLalor on January 17, 2007 at 8:49 AM

Whoops. My last comment didn’t make any sense without explaining that last night’s episode of Boston Legal trashed the Patriot Act, with of course the obligatory shots at Christians, etc.

BillLalor on January 17, 2007 at 8:51 AM

KO is projecting his sick thinking to others. He thinks that “24″ is propoganda for the GOP to feed the robot conservatives because he knows that his show is propoganda for the moonbats. It is abundently clear that he feels people should listen to him without checking facts and he subscribes that tactic to all conservatism. He thinks “fair and balanced” is a catch phrase to draw in viewers because that is the reason HE uses catch phrases. (Like “good night and good luck”) What he doesn’t realize, as is indicated by his dismal ratings, is that “fair and balanced” means something and that is what people want to see.

csdeven on January 17, 2007 at 8:53 AM

What’s funny is that on the conservative side of the blogosphere, some are accusing the show of wallowing in PC thinking and decrying its liberalism.

Personally, I watch it for the explosions.

You can never have too many explosions.

Slublog on January 17, 2007 at 8:55 AM

Amazing that defeating terrorism seems to be a conservative issue. The guy from (I think it was newsweek) said that nothing on 24 would ever happen in real life. Really? I think 9/11 was pretty dramatic, pretty intense. Wow, I’m glad it was just a TV show and not real life.

hoosierken on January 17, 2007 at 9:00 AM

Who writes this tripe?

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on January 17, 2007 at 9:01 AM

9/11 was REAL! Hell, I thought it was an urban development project!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on January 17, 2007 at 9:02 AM

Yeah, Kiefer Sutherland’s grandfather was Canadian statesman and founder of Canadian medicare Tommy Douglas, who was in 2004 voted by CBC viewers as The Greatest Canadian.
Next installment Olbertampon will reveal the torture and mind control exerted upon Kiefer which forced him to piss all over that branch of his family tree on his way to becoming Rupert Murdoch’s bitch.

Stephen M on January 17, 2007 at 9:02 AM

Jack Bauer violates International Law on a TV show?! The idiocy at these news channels runs rampant. The Newsweek “hipster” should have brought his baby blanket along to help him man up, so he could speak without the quiver in his voice.

Stormy70 on January 17, 2007 at 9:13 AM

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the video link to the Newsweek guy.
He’s my sex fantasy of everything I’d hoped Newsweek might really, really be.
The zit-face made me swoon.

Holy crap! Perfect!

Stephen M on January 17, 2007 at 9:18 AM

‘The attitude of the American people as evinced by the press and the radio is such that I am inclined to think that I made a great mistake in serving them for nearly forty years.‘ -George S. Patton

Limerick on January 17, 2007 at 9:20 AM

It’s just a t.v. show. Olbermann needs to lighten up.

pullingmyhairout on January 17, 2007 at 9:27 AM

Wait, I thought 24 sold out and was now ex-terrorist becomes Muslim-superhero liberal propaganda? God, I’m so confused.

Seriously though, all of these pundit/talk show hosts are getting out of control with their noble crusades to stop the great injustices of the world. Liberal, conservative…both sides are completely ridiculous. Olby’s trashing “24″, Glenn Beck’s hammering “Happy Feet.” Get over it, it’s entertainment.

JaHerer22 on January 17, 2007 at 9:28 AM

ROFLMAO! Unreal. How long till they fit this guy for a straight-jacket?
Now 24 is some kind of republican porn? Good grief Charlie Brown!

oakpack on January 17, 2007 at 9:30 AM

So, it is a fantasy to hope that there are people dedicated to keeping America safe from killers? In their little Leftist world ,in which their fantasy is the take-down of the USA, I guess the two don’t mix that well.

bbz123 on January 17, 2007 at 9:39 AM

Ok Keith, have it your way.

24 is ours.

Brokeback Mountain is yours.

there it is on January 17, 2007 at 9:41 AM

Get over it, it’s entertainment.

JaHerer22 on January 17, 2007 at 9:28 AM

no kidding. sheesh.

pullingmyhairout on January 17, 2007 at 9:57 AM

Brokeback Mountain is yours.

there it is

Also West Wing, Commander in Chief, etc

Benaiah on January 17, 2007 at 10:01 AM

Meanwhile the leftists in Congress are perpetuating their plan to pass the ‘fairness’ bill that will silence these neo-con fantasies forever!!!!

Griz on January 17, 2007 at 10:02 AM

Good lord. So much for “never forget” eh, Olby? I guess it’s Sep. 10th all year long in your world.

Oh, and the Newsweek guy saying that nothing on ’24′ ever happens like that in real life? Hmm…yeah, who ever heard of anyone getting blown up on a bus or a subway…? Oh yeah, let’s see…people from Israel, Britain, Spain…but of course, that could NEVER happen in the US, right? I mean, we’ve got an ocean on either side of us.

These libs won’t ever learn…even if there is a mushroom cloud, or five.

CP on January 17, 2007 at 10:05 AM

MSNBC and CNN . . . the modern day “Tokyo Rose(s)”. Our enemies certainly do have well funded propaganda machines.

rplat on January 17, 2007 at 10:16 AM

Is there no one minding the store at MSNBC? It’s starting to become like your local cable access channel with the guy who has a show at midnight ranting about aliens.

I thought of “The Day After” when I saw this. So a nuclear attack on America by the Soviets is realistic if you are making the point that nukes are bad but not realistic if you are making the point that islamofascists want to kill Americans.

murty on January 17, 2007 at 10:17 AM

The Left Wing (Martin Sheen and every other lefty in television)

Dave (Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver)

The American President (Douglas and Annette)

Just to name a few. What a douche.

Jaibones on January 17, 2007 at 10:24 AM

24 must be doing something right if all these idiots are so scared…

d1carter on January 17, 2007 at 10:31 AM

Is it just me, or do others here get a thrill out of watching liberals squeel like, well, schoolgirls and wee their britches? I’m very much looking forward to the coming 2 years of laugh out loud campus hi-jinks!

Homemade Sin

james hooker on January 17, 2007 at 10:44 AM

BEHEAD THOSE WHO INSULT JACK BAUER!!!

Now that is funny. I’ve always wanted to go to a protest on a campus with a ‘Behead those who (insert activity you don’t like here)’ sign and see how long I would last before they..well, I’d probably be torn to pieces given the current university system’s views on diversity (that is: Conservatives should die.) But it would be pretty damn funny right up to the point I was killed.

I mean, just imagine at a pro choice rally: ‘Behead those who oppose choice.’ Just picturing it makes me chortle. I bet the organizers would have to really think about it. Is he a plant, or is he one of our ‘extreme’ members? Perhaps if I wear a headband (or Keffiyah) and gibber a bit they wouldn’t throw me out..hmm.

austinnelly on January 17, 2007 at 11:04 AM

Sheeeesh.

If I want a pimply 17 year old’s opinion of what a “neocon sex fantasy” might be I’ll go to the local high school and ask. What is someone that immature doing representing NewsWeek on a TV show?

Good grief.

Dwilkers on January 17, 2007 at 11:22 AM

I thought the lib talking point was that nukes could only be smuggled into the country in a “suitcase.” That’s why they oppose missile defense. I wish they could keep their story straight.

Coyote D. on January 17, 2007 at 11:26 AM

I think I’ll just block MSNBC on my TV. There is nothing worth watching on that channel. Pretty much ever.

Childish. Simply childish.

Sometimes, I try to see the point in any news commentary. There was no point there. Except for the one on that bespeckled oompaloompah’s head.

Mazztek on January 17, 2007 at 11:34 AM

They say they care about national security, then a show hypes terrorism and they say…it only helps “one political party.” Yep, it’s like those right-wingers who alone won’t aprove of Cindy Sheehan strangling Bush as a baby: you said it, not us.

Also, what in God’s name have the “neocon’s been saying all this time?” That there’s terrorism? ’24′ has nothing to do with democracy-spreading. Kudos to Newsweek guy for keeping the flame of “neocon = pointless generic term for bad” alive.

Alex K on January 17, 2007 at 11:36 AM

Well, 24 IS a fantasy. Homeland Security and Border Patrol both being run by intelligent and competent people instead of typical Fed bureaucrats? In what reality is that going to happen?

mikeomatic on January 17, 2007 at 11:42 AM

I have a theory: The concept of a “neocon sex fantasy” is a liberal sex fantasy–the idea that for rightwingers there’s some psychosexual connection between sex and other visceral feelings because that’s how repressed and/or violence-obsessed rightwingers are, and possibly becaue liberals don’t understand visceral feelings except sexual ones? Discuss.

Alex K on January 17, 2007 at 11:45 AM

Here’s the problem for Olby and MSNBC. It’s a ratings catastrophe. When “24″ is on the air in Olby’s time slot, his viewership drops to one – his pet poodle.

Let’s face the facts, people are more interested in non-stop exciting fiction than they are in non-stop boring fiction.

fogw on January 17, 2007 at 11:58 AM

Funny that Olbermann should mention Al Gore’s movie. The 20 foot sea level rise depicted in that movie is also fictional, according to scientists. The UN climate panel have concluded for their 2007 report that the sea level may rise 17 inches by 2100 – as a worst case scenario.

Ironically, Al Gore was trying to keep it real while 24 is trying to make a fictional action series.

Seixon on January 17, 2007 at 12:02 PM

Did Keith ever see a single episode of “West Wing?”

Sheesh, what a loon.

Malpaso on January 17, 2007 at 12:11 PM

This “Fear” theme among the lefties is moronic. Every terrorism news story is just neo-con fearmongering. Arianna, for example, will go on and on about fighting the fearmongers, and then the next column will be about how global warming is going to extinguish all life on earth within ten years if I don’t buy a Prius.

juliesa on January 17, 2007 at 12:18 PM

Olby is a sack of amphibian $hit… Is this what passes for political analysis on MSNBC? The fact is that a large portion of the American population sees this a a very possible and probable scenario. This show simply acts out what we already fear. Olby needs to join the winning team and come on in for the big win or get the hell out of the US and let us fight this war.

x95b10 on January 17, 2007 at 12:22 PM

neo-con sex fantasy=fighting terrorism

liberal sex fantasy=seeing Bush assassinated

Capitalist Infidel on January 17, 2007 at 12:29 PM

Not that this is shocking, but Olby’s rants are now being entered into the Congressional Record on the House floor by BDS suffering Democrats.

Well … according to the Democratic Underground anyway.

Gregor on January 17, 2007 at 12:38 PM

I swear, Massengill is missing out on a gold mine if they aren’t one of Olby’s sponsors.

ReubenJCogburn on January 17, 2007 at 12:55 PM

I write this as I wait patiently for my truck to defrost the mountain of ice on it…here in Austin we’ve had a piece of the big freeze that shut down the midwest last week. No doubt caused by liberal sex fantasy..global warming. My political sex fantasy’s generally involve women in politics; I’ll skip the names to avoid having my posting priviliges rescinded in the various communities I frequent.
My enjoyment of 24 has nothing to do with sex. It’s actually more of a fantasy of how I wish our country would react to attacks, ie, ruthless destruction of those attacking us. Other fantasys I have as a conservative (no neo-con here; I’ve always been a conservative. Probably why dating in college was so bad..sigh)

1. Ted Kennedy prosecuted for manslaughter.
2. John Kerry prosecuted for treason during Vietnam war.
3. Harry Reid prosecuted for corruption and thrown in jail so hard he bounces.
4. Ditto William Jefferson.
5. Armed men crossing the border from Mexico shot on sight, rather than ‘observed after strategic withdrawl of US forces.’
6. Border fence built and maintained.
7. Immigration laws enforced.
8. New York Times shut down for sedition.
9. CNN forced to reveal source of sniper tape.
10. Mike Nifong thrown in jail for prosecutorial abuse.
11. Ditto Ronnie Earle.
12. Al Sharpton prosecuted for Tawana Brawley hoax.
13. Oj found dead in his mansion; no doubt after finding the ‘real killers’
14. Rosie O’Donnell fired for being too stupid to be allowed on television.
15. Ditto Keith Olberdouche.

Those are conservative fantasys. Not practical, will never happen. 24 is just a fun TV show where the type of dirtbags John Kerry wants to negotiate with get their a$$es kicked by US anti terror forces.

austinnelly on January 17, 2007 at 12:56 PM

If, as Howdie Doowdie says, nothing on this show could possibly happen in reality, then why is Mr. Doowdie worried? Typical, typical, libs worried about fiction and have no interest in fact. Remember the idiotic noise made by some libs in Arnold’s first run for gov.? They actually tried to smear him with things he’d said and done in some of his movies. Now who has issues with fantasies???????

ritethinker on January 17, 2007 at 1:06 PM

Poor Olby, he needs to get drunk or get laid. Of course from what I’ve read about him, a woman would probably have to get herself drunk before she’d take one for the team. Evidently, the O man is a tad inadequate.

Ellen on January 17, 2007 at 1:09 PM

Evidently, the O man is a tad inadequate.

Ellen on January 17, 2007 at 1:09 PM

Harsh. That would actually explain quite a bit.

Gregor on January 17, 2007 at 1:19 PM

I don’t watch West Wing, nor 24. However, I find it curious that fiction is ok on West Wing, what Mr. Webb writes about or Mr. Olberkind talks about, and isn’t on 24.

Just another case of hyper-hypocrisy or fiction exclusively owned by the Left.

Entelechy on January 17, 2007 at 1:27 PM

BWA HA HA HA… Olberman attempts to take on the Undefeated champion of the world: “Popular Culture”.

He might as well try to stand fast in front of a herd of stampeding elephants.

OMG! I just realized! Elephants! I must be a RNC plant!!!

(Actually no, I just thought of the biggest living land animal on the face of the earth.)

Jones Zemkophill on January 17, 2007 at 1:34 PM

When “24″ is on the air in Olby’s time slot, his viewership drops to one – his pet poodle.

Under duress.

Purple Avenger on January 17, 2007 at 3:24 PM

why give this moron any time on this page? It’s not like The West Wing was not a liberal wet dream for a white house and president.

jdsmith0021 on January 17, 2007 at 3:40 PM

Evidently, the O man is a tad inadequate.

Ellen on January 17, 2007 at 1:09 PM
Harsh. That would actually explain quite a bit.

Gregor on January 17, 2007 at 1:19 PM

It’s all starting to make sense now.

Rick on January 17, 2007 at 3:56 PM

This is a little something I put together and dropped over at NewsBusters for our favorite Keith. Thought some of you here at HOTAiR might enjoy it as well.

Dave R. on January 17, 2007 at 4:00 PM

I can see how Keith could think that people would develop their worldview from episodes of “24″.

This is the man who regularly relies upon fictional quotations from “War of the Worlds”, “Animal Farm”, “The Twilight Zone”, and “1984″ as evidence of governmental (Bush and Republican) malfeasance.

Matticus Finch on January 17, 2007 at 4:05 PM

OOPS-sorry-I botched the link. Here is the text of it as it was posted at NB:

AN OPEN LETTER TO KEITH OLBERMANN

“If that wasn’t enough to scare or outrage you, the rest of the four-hour, two-night show opener featured a mall attack, a would-be suicide bomber on a subway, and a successful suicide bombing on a passenger bus. Not in places where these things have already happened, but in a country called the United States of America.

Dear Keith Quisling;

I must say, the above statement made by you is one of the most ignorant and uninformed utterances I have ever heard in my entire life. Some here suspect that you are suffering from some form of amnesia. I have a different theory. I believe that you have had your head inserted in the hind-end of the DNC donkey for so long that you have missed out on some major historical events. I thought I would take a moment and bring you up to speed. I’ll keep it short and as simple as I can, as I know I will be straining the limits of your attention span.

Around 1400 years ago, a bunch of illiterate, murderous Islamic barbarians touched off a conflict with what was then the Civilized World. They referred to it as Jihad, or conquest, if you will. That conflict has surged and ebbed ever since.

The beginnings of our involvement in the festivities came along in the 1970’s, when a peanut farmer from Georgia, due to some national neurological misfire, managed to get himself elected President of the United States. Around here, we know him as “Jihad Jimmy” for reasons I will relate forthwith.

Well, Jimmy decided that the leader of Iran had to go, and, through subterfuge, dumb luck and a little help from France, maneuvered a replacement in to lead that country. His name was Ayatollah Khomeini.

Khomeini soon repaid the kindness of Jihad Jimmy by promptly having the U.S. Embassy in Tehran seized, which resulted in 50 Americans being held captive for 444 days. After that, there were numerous other attacks on our country’s interests that got a lot of Americans killed. Many marines died in an attack in Lebanon, and one poor old retired gentleman was executed and thrown off a cruise ship. There were other acts of kindness shown to us by the Jihadist’s, but I think you get the picture. Nice people these peaceful followers of Islam.

In 1993, when Bill Clinton was president, we suffered the first major attack on our own soil. Some peaceful Muslims set off some bombs in the basement of the World Trade Center, in an effort some believe was intended to bring those buildings down. Thankfully they failed. Bill Clinton was so distraught over this attack that he couldn’t even bring himself to go to New York to visit the site or even the victims. What is more, he did absolutely nothing about it.

There were some indirect attacks on us afterward, but the next direct attack was a biggie. More of those peaceful Muslims came over here and slammed a couple of large airliners into the World Trade Center buildings, finally managing to bring them down. They also succeeded in killing about the same number of Americans as were killed in a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor that got us into WW II.

At this point, President George W. Bush decided enough was enough and declared war on the 7th Century barbarians. After all, a president’s first responsibility is to defend this country, is it not? He went after the Islamic barbarians with a vengeance, and went about it in such away as to attract them to a location other than this country to fight the Jihad, as Islamic barbarians are commanded to do by the Quran. Ever since, people such as yourself have done nothing but criticize the man and make it as difficult as possible for this country to prevail in the conflict we now find ourselves in.

In doing so, you have put my fellow countrymen, including people I care about, in far greater danger. In criticizing Mr. Bush in such a hideous manner, one I believe borders on sedition, you have seriously emboldened our enemies. These people are taught to look for and use whatever means available to exploit any perceived weakness in their adversary. The only thing they have respected for 14 centuries is strength.

Perhaps you should consider moving your show to a place where your efforts at weakening our country would be more appreciated by those around you and who have so much in common with you. Who knows? You may even see a huge jump in your ratings!

I think you should seriously consider a move to Al Jazeera.

Be sure and have wonderful day, Vidkun.

Sincerely,

Dave R.

Dave R. on January 17, 2007 at 4:08 PM

Somebody remind Olby of West Wing, as long as we’re on the subject of program length commercials.

The West [read: Left] Wing and a buttload of other shows.

JinxMcHue on January 17, 2007 at 4:22 PM

Somebody remind Olby of West Wing, as long as we’re on the subject of program length commercials.

Ah yes, the West Wing, co-written by none other than Lawrence “Creepy Liar” O’Donnell – a frequent political analyst libtard bloviator on MSNBC’s Countdown, Hardball and Scarborough Country.

Pot. Kettle. and …. you know the rest.

fogw on January 17, 2007 at 4:33 PM

I’d like to thank ReubenJCogburn for “Olberdouche”, and also thank all of the normal people on this thread for ignoring the troll JaHerr22 and the troll-ette honora–thanks again for not wasting your energy and our time trying to reason with a moron and a bitter old hag

Janos Hunyadi on January 17, 2007 at 4:42 PM

I’d like to thank ReubenJCogburn for “Olberdouche”, and also thank all of the normal people on this thread for ignoring the troll JaHerr22 and the troll-ette honora–thanks again for not wasting your energy and our time trying to reason with a moron and a bitter old hag

Janos Hunyadi on January 17, 2007 at 4:42 PM

Thank you, Janos, although I can’t take credit for “Olberdouche”. I have no idea where I first saw it, possibly here on Hot Air, but it’s way too apt not to use. I mean, if Massengill doesn’t want him, I’m sure Summer’s Eve could use a new spokesman. Just his picture would be enough.

ReubenJCogburn on January 17, 2007 at 6:38 PM

I think the movies “Die Hard”, “True Lies” and “The Peacemaker” were all propoganda films to remind people of 9/11 and get them to vote for Bush.

Oops all those movies were from the Clinton years when the feds were doing a perfectly wonderful job of finding terrorists

Resolute on January 17, 2007 at 6:39 PM

ha ha ha ha ha, boy that brought out some nonsequitors and hate. Keith-O is on one of his dramatic tear’s, funny. But really who cares, it’s TV time 2. We have a real drama going on. No, I don’t think we should whole sale torture and call the Geneva convention quaint. Only saw few early episodes of “24″, but I hear of late, it’s ultra violent. My only complaint is Hollywood is too damn creative and gives great ideas to the terrorist. Now why attack Hollywood, there on the torture team. The scary thing is, this is Dick “Shoot-em in the face” Cheney and Don “in the final throes” Rumsfeld’s favorite show, along with Condi the spinster “LOVES ALL HER GUYS AT FOX”. ha ha ha ha. They think they are Jack on “24″. What is it with republicans, Reagan quoted move lines and our leaders get inspiration for a TV show, but hate Hollywood. I think they secretly want to be actors. Hey they are actors, politicians pretending to be honest, truthful and competent. Slow news day?

gmcjetpilot on January 17, 2007 at 6:43 PM

Holy cow, those people need to see a shrink. I hope they do not own firearms… wow.

Zorro on January 17, 2007 at 9:38 PM

Did 24 come on at the same time as Countdown?

Maybe that’s why he’s pissed.

Who am I kidding? If it weren’t for bloggers watching Olberman while downing a bottle of Tums, he would have been erased from MSNBC a year ago.

Black Adam on January 18, 2007 at 2:37 AM

I rest my case.

james hooker on January 18, 2007 at 11:06 AM