Video: Olbermann sneers at “St. Carrie of La Jolla” for seven minutes

posted at 4:20 pm on May 13, 2009 by Allahpundit

Not his ugliest performance ever — not even his ugliest with respect to Miss Cali — but possibly his most gutless. I’ll let one of his sharpest lefty critics, Bob Somerby of the Daily Howler, explain:

[Gay marriage opponent Marion] Barry is a major American politician, in a major American city. He sits where the rubber meets the road—inside a political body which may consider a bill to legalize same-sex marriages. We weren’t offended by Barry’s “ugly words” ourselves—although we hope (and assume) he was wrong in his sweeping assessment of the views within DC’s black community.

But it’s funny, ain’t it? You haven’t heard squat about Barry’s “ugly words” on your “progressive” cable news channel! But last night, The Dumbest Person in the World devoted another lengthy segment to ridicule of Carrie Prejean, an insignificant 21-year-old who recently made the mistake of saying something about same-sex marriage which Olbermann has never even bothered describing. (For the record, her view on the matter seems to resemble that of Barack Obama. And that of Hillary Clinton. And John Kerry and Al Gore.) The big nut went on for almost seven minutes mocking Prejean—and her breast implants. But it’s funny, ain’t it? You’ve never heard a word on this program about the things Marion Barry said…

In this world, Barry doesn’t exist. You see, Barry is both black and male, and Keith doesn’t plan to enter such realms. For years, he has pimped you trash about women’s dumbness, while progressives have sat there and stared.

Well, not just women’s dumbness. Between mockingly calling her “St. Carrie” and reserving his most pointed sneers for her comment about being tempted by Satan — a standard formulation among devout Christians — pretty clearly it ain’t her gender that he regards as the smoking gun of her alleged stupidity. Most bizarre, though, is his accusation near the beginning that she’s guilty of “know-it-all-ism” on this topic. Really? When the whole thrust of her exceedingly modest answer at the pageant was that she was raised to believe in heterosexual marriage but meant no offense in holding that opinion? She’s the opposite of “know-it-all-ism.” And incidentally, is Keith Olbermann really accusing someone else of know-it-all-ism?

What this segment really is, although Somerby doesn’t say so, is Olby’s version of a Two Minutes Hate. The underlying policy issue is almost entirely omitted, despite the opportunity it offers to explore Obama’s position on gay rights. The point, rather, is simply to hold Prejean up to ridicule for her breast implants, her religious belief, and her misunderstanding of freedom of speech — about which he’s correct on the letter of the law (as I said myself) but not the spirit. Her point at yesterday’s presser, however misstated, was that speech isn’t real “free” when innocently answering a question on television means suffering a sustained campaign to personally humiliate you or your family. Olby might see that if he weren’t, you know, part of it.

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I agree. And wasn’t it the Miss California pageant that paid for her breast augmentation surgery? What kind of message is that sending her kids?
Y-not on May 13,


What proof is there that she actually had breast augmentation?

Can’t tell by the pics.

The accusation comes from Shanna Moakler who was forced to resign (FIRED!)

And confirmed by the openly gay Keith Lewis, co-executive director of the Miss California pageant.

Any possible conflict of interest here?

DSchoen on May 14, 2009 at 4:12 PM

What an arsehole!

scullymj on May 14, 2009 at 4:37 PM

All you have to do is look at the pics from four years ago, she went from a modest B cup to a nice C cup. Very tastement augmentation, if I must say. The front wheels really complement the trunk now. Of course I’m happily married to a pair of D’s, but you can’t blame a man for admiring the newer models at the auto show. What were we talking about again? Oh, Oberdouche. Never mind.

Falconsword on May 14, 2009 at 5:29 PM

Keith O. needs a host of different kinds of implants.




You name it.

He ain’t got it.

profitsbeard on May 14, 2009 at 10:32 PM

Carrie Prejean is a very beautiful woman.

Keith Olberman is an very ugly woman.

Phil Byler on May 15, 2009 at 7:31 AM

STOP Who is exuding the “Holier than tho” arrogance?

Mr. Obygollyogerman is out of step with everyone except his girlfriend Ms. Gafffolio who compete with each other in seeing who can stick their feet the farthest down their throats.

MSGTAS on May 15, 2009 at 10:24 AM

I don’t4 care if she had breast implanted. Olbermann, you can’t get it up anyway.

rlwo2008 on May 15, 2009 at 10:47 AM

OlberWho? Wasn’t he once on a small cable network without viewers?

JIMV on May 15, 2009 at 11:16 AM

If it weren’t for Allahpundit, Olbermann’s viewing audience would be 1 (Jeff Zuckerman.)

MaiDee on May 15, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Do you think Olbermann is aware of how much of a douche he really is?

VoxRobotica on May 15, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Stop the h8n, dawg.

elderberry on May 15, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Yawn. Anytime Herr Olberdouche goes off on a beautiful conservative, I simply recall his various ex-one night stands complaining about the three-inch little Olbermann, and then it all makes sense.

If I were him I’d be angry too at beautiful women, if looking at them reminded me of the tiny playskool tool in my shorts….

AttilaTheHun on May 15, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Carrie Prejean is a very beautiful woman.

Keith Olberman is an very ugly woman.

Um… as a woman, I want y’all to know that Keith Olbermann is not one of us.

Roxeanne de Luca on May 15, 2009 at 9:33 PM

Um… as a woman, I want y’all to know that Keith Olbermann is not one of us.

Roxeanne de Luca on May 15, 2009 at 9:33 PM

As a man, it is apparent that Keith Olbermann is not one of us, either.

Sterling Holobyte on May 15, 2009 at 11:40 PM

Ubermouth is not a woman. He is a eunuch (sp?). I am assuming that is why he has not yet reproduced, a fact for which I am profoundly grateful.

OlympicLeprechaun on May 16, 2009 at 9:00 AM

All you have to do is look at the pics from four years ago, she went from a modest B cup to a nice C cup. Very tastement augmentation, if I must say.


If you look at the photos from 4 years ago compared to today her whole body has changed.

Her current photos look very “tone” like she’s been working out, a lot.

About Olbermann new Segment WTF

It’s the can you guess WTF,

Drug this guy is on.

Is this idiots mental problem

Is today’s “issue” Olby

Is this guy’s problem.

Is he really this stupid, shallow obsessed?


DSchoen on May 16, 2009 at 3:02 PM

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