Did his boss publicly apologize, as bathtub boy demanded?
Rebar on November 8, 2010 at 7:36 PM
I’d never heard of Keith Olbermann until I came to Hotair, and I ‘m sure that the only people on planet earth who have ever heard that name are 1)liberals who watch MSNBC and 2) his mother, and 3) Hotair readers.
keep the change on November 8, 2010 at 7:37 PM
I’m NOT a countdown viewer and you can’t make me read that.
CyberCipher on November 8, 2010 at 7:37 PM
Ron Burgundy lives.
ted c on November 8, 2010 at 7:39 PM
And now, a special comment to “Countdown” viewers
I hope both of you are paying attention !
cableguy615 on November 8, 2010 at 7:40 PM
“ground rattling”…all ten viewers jumping up and down.
d1carter on November 8, 2010 at 7:41 PM
I think we will all remember where we were on this day.
ronsfi on November 8, 2010 at 7:41 PM
GnuBreed on November 8, 2010 at 7:45 PM
Aww, that is so sweet. I cannot stand the jackass, but it is insane that he would be bound under any sort of journalistic ethics standards. He is an opinion guy. Hannity, O’Reilly, Beck, Matthews, Madcow etc… are opinion guys. The only fracked up thing is that MSNBC lets there opinion monkeys moderate debates, and cover political events from the straight man role. They should watch FNC to see how you do it. Fox clearly makes the distinction.
Southernblogger on November 8, 2010 at 7:53 PM
Anyone giggling like me over this:
You should also know that I did not attempt to keep any of these political contributions secret; I knew they would be known to you and the rest of the public. I did not make them through a relative, friend, corporation, PAC, or any other intermediary,
So, when was he going to inform us of these donations? Next year? In 2012?
Why not inform the audience before he anchored MSNBC’s election coverage? Not afterwards but before?
And, of course, using third parties to donate is illegal. Since there are limits on how much one can donate, using a third party can be viewed as an attempt to circumvent those limits.
He’s full of it.
SteveMG on November 8, 2010 at 7:57 PM
Those were some thinly veiled jabs at Scarborough.
Abacab on November 8, 2010 at 8:04 PM
He is still a puke! No one cares what this a$$hat has to say. Keep him off the air. The world would be a better place.
milwife88 on November 8, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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tickleddragon on November 8, 2010 at 8:11 PM
fossten on November 8, 2010 at 8:11 PM
… Madcow etc… are opinion guys.
KS Rex on November 8, 2010 at 8:20 PM
Madcow etc… are opinion guys.
Southernblogger on November 8, 2010 at 7:53 PM
(Sorry, forgot to blockquote)
KS Rex on November 8, 2010 at 8:22 PM
So he sent a special message to his viewers, BOTH OF THEM! That’s just great…
maintenanceman on November 8, 2010 at 8:31 PM
A STATEMENT TO NILES, ZOE and ARRIANA, MY COUNTDOWN AUDIENCE
by Keff Olbermann
“I want to sincerely thank you for the honor of your extraordinary and ground-rattling astro-turfing publicity stunt you helped me perpetrate. Your efforts have been integral to the remedying of my abysmal ratings and the results should remind us of the power of individuals spontaneously (BWAHAHAHAHAHA) acting together to correct my abysmal ratings.”
I really wanted to spoof the whole thing, but I kept vomiting, you know, a little in my mouth.
hawkdriver on November 8, 2010 at 8:32 PM
lorien1973 on November 8, 2010 at 8:42 PM
only keith cold be a douche while making a statement. Grey printing on a white background, too small, and when you zoom i the text the crap on the sides and bottom blocks the text.
Olberdouche to the end.
Mazztek on November 8, 2010 at 8:48 PM
Shoot, I was really thinking Olby would be a “one term” liberal hack. With a toilet like MSNBC, sometimes a turd just won’t flush.
Rovin on November 8, 2010 at 9:08 PM
iam7545 on November 8, 2010 at 9:23 PM
juliesa on November 8, 2010 at 10:09 PM
Tennman on November 8, 2010 at 10:39 PM
unclesmrgol on November 9, 2010 at 1:51 AM
A STATEMENT TO THE VIEWERS OF C*UNTDOWN by Keith Obermeister No. No NO! Sarah Palin’s hand. A meatbag with lipstick. Fart! I want to NO! sincerely thank you for Worst Person in the World! — the honor of your NO NO NO! support. Your efforts have been instrumental to the remedying of Sarah Palin, and the results should remind us of the power of individuals spontaneously acting together to correct injustices great or small. I would like to acknowledge with respect the many commentators and reporters, including those with whom my politics fart, for their support. I also wish to apologize to you viewers for having obfuscated incessantly. You should know that I deliberately violated a stupid rule that pertains to the process by which such political contributions are approved by NBC. Certainly this merited a public rebuke, which I am now giving — my former boss, who is now a janitor, is the Worst Person of the Year! An on-air discussion about the merits of limitations on such campaign contributions would have allowed me to bloviate at length about how the Republican Party, whose recent temporary victories in the mid term elections by no means illustrate the power of individuals spontaneously acting together to correct injustices great and small, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fox News by virtue of their contributions, just as the Democratic Party is a wholly owned Fart! of me. Indeed, after my representative was assured that no suspension was contemplated, I was suspended without a hearing, and learned of that suspension through the media of which I claim I am not a part, and whose rules should not apply to me. You should also know that I did not attempt to keep any of these political contributions secret; I knew they would be known to you and the rest of the public sometime after the elections in the fullness of time — hopefully several years later. I made them through relatives, friends, corporations, PACs, and all other organizations which do not publish their donors until months after the elections. When a website contacted NBC about one of the donations, I immediately volunteered that there were in fact three thousand of them, each done with a different credit card from different foreign countries; and contrary to much of the subsequent reporting, I immediately volunteered to explain all this, on-air and off, in the fashion MSNBC desired, but was rebuked by the man who will now sweep the floor of my set every evening. That’s what I’m doing now — instructing him how to use a broom, for I also once dreamed of sweeping the ratings until I was brought low by Faux News. I genuinely look forward to rejoining you on C*untdown on Tuesday, to begin the repayment of your latest display of support and loyalty – support and loyalty that is truly mutual. –K.O.
unclesmrgol on November 9, 2010 at 2:16 AM
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