Worst person in the world: “Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda”

posted at 11:23 am on September 10, 2007 by Allahpundit

That’s not the line that’s going to get him in trouble, though. This one is:

Al Qaeda really hurt us, but not as much as Rupert Murdoch has hurt us, particularly in the case of Fox News. Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda — worse for our society. It’s as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was.

I question the timing. No, wait — I mean, I celebrate the timing. His pals at Think Progress spent this weekend affecting phony piety at the right’s willingness to note that Osama’s leftist rhetoric is, in fact, leftist rhetoric. “Considering bin Laden’s threat yesterday to ‘escalate the killing and fighting against’ America,” intoned TP, “Brooks and his fellow conservatives’ attempts at humor — and that’s a charitable reading of their words — are especially insulting…” Okay, grandma: if it’s unfair to compare killers to non-killers — which Brooks et al. weren’t doing morally, although Olbermann clearly is — let’s see you bring down that rolling pin of indignation on Olby for this one. They won’t, of course, and not just because they’re hypocrites who agree with him here. As Johnny Dollar has often noted at Olby Watch, Countdown relies heavily on TP and Media Matters for story ideas. They’re not about to alienate a jackass who helps promote them by calling him a jackass.

I already e-mailed J$ to remind him that we’re apt to get one of jerky’s patented faux-outraged harangues tonight on Countdown along these same lines. Gutfeld, it would seem, is a shoo-in for worst person unless Olby’s afraid to take him on and end up as a nightly punchline on Red Eye. The good news is, J$’s already working on the long, long list of beyond-the-pale Olby analogies between Fox News and Republicans on the one hand and Nazis and terrorists on the other, just to have it at hand for when the earth-shattering hypocrisy inevitably comes. This little Playboy shpiel is the cherry on his sundae. Stand by for the rolling-pin treatment tonight around nine-ish.

Update: J$ goes nuclear.


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So, how many people has Murdoch killed??? He must be pure evil.

Miss_Anthrope on September 10, 2007 at 11:29 AM

Excuse me, but WTF is wrong with this moron…and with MSNBC for continuing his show!?! It’s ridiculous.

CP on September 10, 2007 at 11:30 AM

Al Qaeda really hurt us, but not as much as Rupert Murdoch has hurt us, particularly in the case of Fox News. Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda — worse for our society. It’s as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was.

Olbermann might be on to something here.

Al-Queda: supports the rhetoric of the political left.
Ku Klux Klan: founded, run, and supported by Democrats.

Olbermann finally admitted that the Democrats can be dangerous. Granted it was in the context of bashing his ratings superior, but its a start.

BKennedy on September 10, 2007 at 11:34 AM

Well, they made a Klan member a Senator, maybe he just wants Brit Hume to run as a Democrat.

trubble on September 10, 2007 at 11:35 AM

This clown is a putrid piece of pale pig flesh.

jdawg on September 10, 2007 at 11:36 AM

Still waiting for the Olby Ton-o-Bricks to hit Toys-R-Us.

Oh…and Sunday Night Football……thank the Lord for clickers. Bob Costas is bad enough but the appearance of Olbyhimmler mandated another network take over the screen.

Limerick on September 10, 2007 at 11:36 AM

Excuse me, but WTF is wrong with this moron…and with MSNBC for continuing his show!?! It’s ridiculous.

CP on September 10, 2007 at 11:30 AM

No its not ridiculous, treason and sedition are never ridiculous. They are serious as a heart attack, they are about destroying your own country so that you can remake it into something you want it to be after the government you despise has fallen.

doriangrey on September 10, 2007 at 11:37 AM

How obvious does it have to be Olde Olbie ? Need a new pair of eyes, Olde Olbie ? Or does your presents four eyes is getting in the way ? Oh, that’s right…You can’t think pass your nose.

oldelpasoan on September 10, 2007 at 11:40 AM

I honestly think that a-messNBC is attempting to be a hyperbolic outlet for the left in the way they perceive that O’Reilly and H&C are for the right. Problem is: they’re idiots and don’t know how to do it intelligently. This is why scAIR America is a failure. I do think that Olbermann believes what he’s saying, because he’s convinced himself of it. The rabid left keep daring eachother to take their tantrum-throwing to the next level, hence they get more and more absurd. He’s a narcissistic baby who’s angry that he didn’t win his election in 2000 or 2004 – nothing more. He’s Rosie O’Donnel with a smaller package.

foxforce91 on September 10, 2007 at 11:41 AM

Are we certain that Olbermann is an oxygen breathing organism or is he some species of spineless mutant?

rplat on September 10, 2007 at 11:43 AM

Gutfeld, it would seem, is a shoo-in for worst person unless Olby’s afraid to take him on and end up as a nightly punchline on Red Eye.

I was kind of hoping the Gut and Red Eye would be the worst people in the world. I was actually rather looking forward to it. Then the Gut and Bill could make fun of him and Levy could tear him a new one. I guess Olby didn’t want to make himself such an easy target since the Red Eye guys would take it and run.

mjk on September 10, 2007 at 11:46 AM

It’s as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was.

Shows what he knows. FoxNews is WAY MORE “dangerous” than the KKK. The vast majority of the American people dismiss the KKK out-of-hand (along with it’s hate-filled racist dogma), but there’s a whole lot of us that are listening attentively to FoxNews. KO has no inkling of just how “dangerous” FoxNews really is.

CyberCipher on September 10, 2007 at 11:49 AM

Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda — worse for our society. It’s as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was.

Hey, I don’t like Alan Colmes either, but geez…

Damian P. on September 10, 2007 at 11:52 AM

Why do you give this guy credence? The only thing that gets him any exposure is his twisted thinking and those that expose it. I actually detect a vile odor whenever you put his picture on the article page.

volsense on September 10, 2007 at 11:53 AM

Admin: please advise on links that go to playboy.com–some of us enjoy you at work. kthxbye

albo on September 10, 2007 at 11:55 AM

I can’t stand Football Night in America because of this jagoff

Defector01 on September 10, 2007 at 12:07 PM

Apparently also from the Playboy interview:

“When you’ve been through as much tumult as I have, you learn that age is way down on the list of what’s important in a relationship. The first question is, Can you stand being with this person? If the answer is yes, the rest doesn’t matter.”

Genius.

MT on September 10, 2007 at 12:09 PM

I guess Olby didn’t want to make himself such an easy target since the Red Eye guys would take it and run.

Huh? Has Countdown been on since 2 a.m. Saturday morning?

Jim Treacher on September 10, 2007 at 12:14 PM

So this is a new form of corporate competition. If you can’t beat them in the market place have them outlawed.

ronsfi on September 10, 2007 at 12:14 PM

Fox News sure is a bad thing for Olby. It’s why no one watches him.

MadisonConservative on September 10, 2007 at 12:17 PM

does olbie and msnbc realize that the 4:00am rerun of oreilly still whips the 8:00 pm show of this moron?

gee, I wonder why!

robo on September 10, 2007 at 12:19 PM

Chose a word from the list below that best describes Olbermann:

A. Jerkoff
B. Jerk-off
C. Jerk Off
D. JERK OFF

Good night and good luck.

fogw on September 10, 2007 at 12:20 PM

Shouldn’t he have to wear a bib?

For all the spittle?

It could have the logo:

Steel doesn’t melt!

profitsbeard on September 10, 2007 at 12:21 PM

When can we finally scrape the left from our collective shoe?

ronsfi on September 10, 2007 at 12:21 PM

Huh? Has Countdown been on since 2 a.m. Saturday morning?

Jim Treacher on September 10, 2007 at 12:14 PM

Oooo, good point. It’s Monday. I’m at work – Do you expect me to be able to you know, think? Is that a preview for tonight, Treacher? ‘Cause I sure hope so.

mjk on September 10, 2007 at 12:22 PM

albo on September 10, 2007 at 11:55 AM

Seconded, though I never click through to links when I’m at work, unless I check with a mouse-hover and they’re to sites I already know won’t get me into trouble.

It makes for a vastly diminished HotAir experience, but at least I don’t get fired.

James on September 10, 2007 at 12:22 PM

I don’t know what I’m going to do between football games this season…at least the games on NBC. I will not, under any circumstances, sully my home with the image of this idiot.

It’s no only the idiot but the format of that “Football Night in America” atrocity. Whatever happened to a single panel of 4 folks or so talking about the games?

Pilgrim on September 10, 2007 at 12:23 PM

I second that. Not fun getting the “page blocked by Websense due to “PORN” message at work.

RW Wacko on September 10, 2007 at 12:23 PM

second the linking to playboy warning I mean.

RW Wacko on September 10, 2007 at 12:24 PM

did he say this on the nfl broadcast? wait. why is this guy on an nfl broadcast?

lorien1973 on September 10, 2007 at 12:24 PM

Olby just needs a really long beard (using Grecian Formula), a rag on his head, and have his photo shot next to Bert, while on TV.

desertdweller on September 10, 2007 at 12:26 PM

Boycott this moron…and send emails to NBC to say you won’t watch the NFL pregame show because of him…WTF gives this moron the attitude to say what he says…who is he anyway…

areseaoh on September 10, 2007 at 12:29 PM

He’s Rosie O’Donnel with a smaller package.

foxforce91 on September 10, 2007 at 11:41 AM

so funny

JiangxiDad on September 10, 2007 at 12:32 PM

My Letter to NBC regarding Sunday Night football:

This man is an enemy of America. He does not represent me or anyone I know. He is entitled to his leftist communist opinions but he should not be employed by a major news network where he can spin his lies and hate as fact. Luckily, I have freedom of choice and can choose to avoid MSNBC altogether. The reason I am writing is that I am extremely upset that if I want to watch NBC’s Sunday Night Football, I have to put up with this man in my living room. Please reconsider the inclusion of this partisan hate monger as part of the SNF team.

Thank you,
Rob Sampson
CT

You can send your comments to them at nbcsports@nbcuni.com

RobertCSampson on September 10, 2007 at 12:49 PM

I don’t watch Olberman on MSNBC and I don’t watch Sunday Night Football during pregame or halftime. Maybe I’ll send NBC a letter, but so far, his hate hasn’t been worth my time. This post, and reading the comments, is all I have invested so far. I don’t take his hyperbole serious, although I imagine he does.

Ordinary1 on September 10, 2007 at 1:02 PM

Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda — worse for our society. It’s as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was. – herr ubermann

Get out! This is a snark from ‘The Onion’ or ‘Scrappleface’, right?

Oh, playboy? Pathetically different.

locomotivebreath1901 on September 10, 2007 at 1:11 PM

Do they give shots for “Ratings mania”? This rabid dog needs some meds.

right2bright on September 10, 2007 at 1:14 PM

Probably wasting time with NBC. To paraphrase Dennis Green, “They are what they are.”

However I suggest Commissioner Goodells’ office. Remind him of Olbermanns’ lack of support for the troops, and in light of that, whether he makes a good spokesman for the NFL.

And you might mention that you’ll be contacting the D.O.D. and Sec. Bill Gates, Office of the Secretary of Defense, asking why the Military and the taxpayers are supporting the NFL with Flyovers at their games when they are allowing the likes of Olbermann to be their spokesperson..

there it is on September 10, 2007 at 1:18 PM

He’s pushing for a mention in the next Osama video.

Dash on September 10, 2007 at 1:31 PM

All of this Osama talk makes me think that tomorrow is the anniversary of something, but i forgot :(.

jambus59 on September 10, 2007 at 1:53 PM

Olbermann is as deranged as Alex Jones and any writer at The Nation or Daily Kos.

Hilts on September 10, 2007 at 2:08 PM

Osama Olbermann’s hype, commercials, and publicity have gone up a few notches the last several sum-odd weeks I’ve noticed. I’ve also noticed he’s been doing some quasi-political sports commentarys lately as well. Something to fall back on I presume.

I suspect that his show ratings, much like his gray-matter, being in the toilet for so long has much to do with it. I’m seeing a starving dog, and the network’s tossing him a bone in a futile attempt to salvage his show and maybe his career. In return, he does his master’s bidding, including reducing himself beyond the snot nosed sniveling child he has always been anyways. He’s not really attacking Fox News, he’s attacking the employer’s of Bill O’Reilly, his superior in every way, and nemisis.

Osama Olbermann’s been around for too long to just be traded away like the 2nd stringer he is. If he’s still tanking in the next several months though, maybe he’ll disappear and go back to being a vapid sportscaster where he started. He’s the biggest self-important non-factor since Gerald Rivera.

I will concede without question, though, he is definitely the most useful useful idiot the left has on network TV.

SilverStar830 on September 10, 2007 at 2:55 PM

The hypocrisy of Keith Olbermann is amazing. Keith calls people “Worst Person in the World” for saying the exact same things he has said.

SoulGlo on September 10, 2007 at 3:43 PM

“‘If you don’t vote for me, you’ll die,’ which is another inch from saying, ‘If you don’t vote for me, I’ll kill you.’”

Ha! Really Keith? Whatever drugs this guy is on, must be good! I assume he said that in all seriousness. Wow! What amazing drugs he must possess!

Right Tracker on September 10, 2007 at 3:45 PM

Sorry, that came from the interview that he did with that magazine of greatest intellectual thinkers.

Right Tracker on September 10, 2007 at 3:46 PM

Can we add FNDS as a side effect of advanced BDS?

Mallard T. Drake on September 10, 2007 at 3:56 PM

Every time I think that Olberdouche has said the most idiotic thing he could possibly say, he goes and opens his mouth again.

ReubenJCogburn on September 10, 2007 at 4:22 PM

Dude is almost a caricature of a textbook deranged leftist. If you see somebody watching Olby and nodding in agreement, quietly remove sharp objects from the environment and move away slowly.

Merovign on September 10, 2007 at 6:42 PM

boycott sunday night football. keith is on there with some worse in the nfl for the day. give me a break. sucks i love football, can’t surport it on nbc.

kara26 on September 10, 2007 at 6:55 PM

Why do people continue to take this pompous cretin seriously?

ZK on September 10, 2007 at 7:01 PM

kara26 on September 10, 2007 at 6:55 PM

I know last night he couldn’t even look Bob Costas in the eye. I’m with you. Unless there is a game on critical to my livleyhood (ahem) I ain’t gonna watch Admiral Oberdouchebag.

sonnyspats1 on September 10, 2007 at 7:04 PM

Whoa. Please let us know when you are linking through to Playboy.com. Some of us don’t want that site on our screens in our homes.

realVerse on September 10, 2007 at 7:50 PM

If you see somebody watching Olby and nodding in agreement, quietly remove sharp objects from the environment and move away slowly.

Merovign on September 10, 2007 at 6:42 PM

Har de har! :D

Fortunately the pygmies have a bigger audience than KO.
You’d have spend your lifetime finding his viewers with sharp objects that one should be afraid of….. since they are not the sharpest tools in the shed.

Mcguyver on September 10, 2007 at 10:02 PM

Soros puppet.

GREENTURTLE on September 11, 2007 at 10:11 AM