“Should Olby root for McCain?”
Why bother. While Obama is president, Olby can just spend his entire show talking about what how wonderful he is, send a daily dvd copy of each show to audition to become Obama’s press secretary.
wise_man on June 24, 2008 at 3:37 PM
Olberdork will just have to focus 98% of his show on O’Reilly, up from his current 95% to fill the time.
Dirthead on June 24, 2008 at 4:01 PM
“When it comes to vanity getting its rocks off by posturing as moral outrage, I don’t see much daylight between them.”
I read that Olbermann initially was supposed to be their Jon Stewart. Instead, he just turned into what he was supposed to rail against – a pompous blowhard.
Marcus on June 24, 2008 at 4:07 PM
Maybe Olby can be as much an ass to the left as to the right. Maybe he’s just someone who hates anyone in power.
john1schn on June 24, 2008 at 4:25 PM
This jerk over-praises Obama and overly hates/is jealous of O’Reilly on every episode. He is a failed sports broadcaster and is not a sane guy. He fits the MSNBC-Soros mold perfectly.
jencab on June 24, 2008 at 5:26 PM
If Olbermann starts rooting for McCain, my days of supporting the Mav are done.
JetBoy on June 24, 2008 at 5:54 PM
Olbermann argues that the danger from Islamic radicalism is marginal to non-existent and that this (illusory) threat has been manufactured by Republicans and others (Lieberman et al.) for partisan gain.
He calls the Republican Party the leading terror group in America because of this. That is, they use the danger to scare people into supporting their political agenda.
All Republicans. That includes McCain.
There is no way – none – that he will support McCain unless McCain abandons his views on Islamic radicalism.
Which is about as likely as Olbermann becoming a fair journalist.
SteveMG on June 24, 2008 at 7:24 PM
Carson also compares Olbermann to FNC foil Bill O’Reilly: “When it comes to vanity getting its rocks off by posturing as moral outrage, I don’t see much daylight between them. That one is a bully and the other a scold is just a stylistic distinction that suits their constituencies.”
Nothing will hurt Olberkind more than this, to be compared with Bill O’Reilly.
Entelechy on June 24, 2008 at 9:18 PM
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