Olbermann: Cheney’s as “insane as any terrorist”

posted at 7:06 pm on May 22, 2009 by Allahpundit

I’m not going to bother posting the clip. The bombast, the hyperbole, the invective, and above all the sanctimony are simply too much for a Friday night before a holiday weekend. If, like Mancow, you want to test yourself and see how long you can last, have at it. I advise saving a bunch of time and reading the transcript at Newsbusters instead.

I’ll ignore his penchant for analogizing his opponents to terrorists just because I’ve written about it so many times before. Instead, let me highlight this bit:

You saved no one, sir. If the classified documents you seek released really did detail plots other than those manufactured by drowning men in order to get it to stop, or if they truly did know plans beyond the laughable ones you and President Bush have already revealed, hijackers without passports, targeting a building whose name Mr. Bush could not remember, clowns who thought they could destroy airports by dropping matches in fuel pipelines 30 miles away, men who planned to attack a military base dressed as pizza delivery boys, forgetting that every man there was armed, and today, the four would-be synagogue bombers, one of whom turns out to keep bottles of urine in his apartment, and is on schizophrenia medicine.

If those documents contain anything of value, you would have leaked those already, as you leaked those revenge fantasies of the Library Tower and the JFK Bomber and the Ft. Dix Six.

The supposedly addled synagogue bombers managed to purchase what they thought were actual explosives and to plant them in cars outside the building. The Fort Dix Six were convicted of conspiring to kill military personnel and faced life in prison because of it, a reality Olby’s never quite been able to accept because he simply can’t fathom how a surprise attack on an army base might result in men killed notwithstanding the fact that troops carry weapons. For all the criticism Olbermann takes, he’s never gotten the kind of heat he deserves for being a near total denialist about the threat of terrorism, especially when it comes to homegrown/freelance cells. The only attack he’s perfectly credulous about is 9/11, and that’s only because he enjoys accusing Bush and Cheney of having maligned or exploited the victims in various ways. You’ll see he returns to that theme yet again in this latest harangue.

In lieu of Olby, I’m giving you John Gibson’s amusing deconstruction of his rant. Well worth your time, even though his conclusion’s perfectly self-evident: The reason Kayo felt compelled to go off on Cheney was because he didn’t have the integrity to deal with Obama’s embrace of indefinite detention without trial for Gitmo prisoners the way he would have had Bush ordered it. He’s a fraud — straight up, as his pal Janeane likes to say. Click the image to watch.


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How would Olbermann recognize insanity?

You have to be lucid to recognize insanity

entagor on May 23, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Thanks,Allah for not linking to that jacka$$.If you had I might have been tempted to watch.Kind of like watching a train wreck.

DDT on May 23, 2009 at 1:11 PM

How would Olbermann recognize insanity?

You have to be lucid to recognize insanity

entagor on May 23, 2009 at 12:52 PM

In psychology they have a tool called introspection.
in the physical world they have a tool called a mirror.

He (the Obbie) is the posterchild for personailty disorders.

seven on May 23, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Olbermann: Cheney’s as “insane as any terrorist”

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byteshredder on May 23, 2009 at 1:58 PM

Olbermann would make an excellent guillotine tester.

Venusian Visitor on May 23, 2009 at 1:59 PM

As Olbermann confuses understatement with hyperbole, he confuses insanity with sanity. Anyone called insane by Olbermann, should have no concern about the validity of such a comment. If Dr. Krauthammer calls somebody insane, then that’s another matter.

BottomLine5 on May 23, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Mr. Olberman, is a delusional, self congratulatory, vain, psuedo intellectual, who is in no position to judge anyone, or make remarks such as this.

The proof is in msnbc’s ratings. He, with Maddow, and Matthews, have , in my opinion, been the collective reason, why msnbc is diminishing in viewers.

On top of that, the only reason, they continue to pander to the left, as they have been, along with NBC, is because they stand to make a hell of a lot of money, when GE gets it’s billions of dollars in contracts from Obama, when cap, and trade passes.

His words are tainted, and self serving.

capejasmine on May 23, 2009 at 2:41 PM

If it wasn’t for Hot Air, we wouldn’t know this piece of trash existed.

volsense on May 23, 2009 at 3:49 PM

It never ceases to amaze me that a failed sportscaster of limited intelligence was given a TV show. Even more amazing: there are a million or so morons out there actually watching.

n0doz on May 23, 2009 at 4:01 PM

I could be wrong but my recollection is that Olberman was an enthusiastic supporter of the war to liberate Iraq, …before it started.

Basilsbest on May 23, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Hummm. If someone who is insane says you are insane, does that mean you are insane? On the other hand if someone who is insane says you are sane, is that any reason to feel better about yourself? And remember Keith, just becaue you are paranoid does not mean everyone is not really out to get you.

MikeA on May 23, 2009 at 4:27 PM

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byteshredder on May 23, 2009 at 1:58 PM

IIRC, their rating ain’t all that good now. I don’t think you will get any of the dozen or so diehard loonytunes that watch KO on a regular basis to join your boycott. I agree with the thought though.

MikeA on May 23, 2009 at 4:29 PM

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They don’t need our help. Olbermann only has his boyfriend and mother watching now. One of them must have leaked his comments to the media.

orlandocajun on May 23, 2009 at 5:30 PM

How would Olbermann recognize insanity?

You have to be lucid to recognize insanity

entagor on May 23, 2009 at 12:52 PM

He looks in the mirror!!

dthorny on May 23, 2009 at 6:55 PM

you are a commie,plain and simple.

wade underhile on May 23, 2009 at 7:54 PM

How would Olbermann recognize insanity?

Well, he sees insanity every day, looking into a mirror. Whether he recognizes it or not is more than I can say.

Siddhartha Vicious on May 23, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Olbermann? Why does anybody pay attention to this turd? As a matter of fact no one (except Hot Air) does.

MaiDee on May 23, 2009 at 9:09 PM

The only dick is Olbermann.

BHO Jonestown on May 24, 2009 at 7:45 PM

” ***BOYCOTT MSNBC***

byteshredder on May 22, 2009 at 8:58 PM

What is this ‘MSNBC’ of which you speak?

;)

Midas on May 23, 2009 at 11:28 AM”

Duhhh, you gotta be kidding me?

byteshredder on May 25, 2009 at 3:22 AM

Olby…miserable POS! Added to the list of anti-american celebs whose graves I hope to piss on before I die (note to leftists: I AM NOT advocating anything other than a long healthy life for said POS). I call it my piss list.

jwp1964 on May 25, 2009 at 7:10 PM