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Feingold: ‘This Is Not a Time for Cautious Politics’

Here we see former Sen. Russ Feingold taking stock of the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon on Monday’s “Countdown With Keith Olbermann,” declaring that the “unholy alliance” between big business and certain political operatives on the right (although not exclusively from that side of the aisle) is being challenged. (more)

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 READ MORE


Keith Olbermann, John Dean Preview Rupert Murdoch Testimony

Rupert and James Murdoch will face the British Parliament on Tuesday, and John Dean (above) thinks the elder tycoon may not be used to the pressure: “I think that this is the first time that Murdoch has ever been in this kind of atmosphere where people can push him to answer ... questions he might not want to address.”

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 READ MORE



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Keith Olbermann Leaves MSNBC

Friday evening’s edition of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” turned out to be the bombastic host’s last broadcast, as Olbermann announced on his show that he was leaving MSNBC effective that same day.

Posted on Jan 21, 2011 READ MORE


Olbermann, Unsuspended

After an eventful and controversial, albeit very short, suspension for making campaign contributions to Democratic candidates before the midterm elections, MSNBC’s top blustermonger Keith Olbermann returned to the airwaves Tuesday night. What did he have to say?

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 READ MORE


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Blizzard Triggers Meteorologist Meltdown

An excitable meteorologist by the name of Jeff Kosek, who delivers weather reports for AccuWeather.com, got a little worked up over the blizzard conditions in the nation’s Northeast. However, his unique delivery style, albeit perplexing, didn’t cost him his job, as an amused Keith Olbermann reports in this clip from Wednesday’s “Countdown.”

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Olbermann: Obama Could Face Primary Challenge

Keith Olbermann has had it with Liebermancare, and he says the president will lose the left and possibly face a primary challenger if he doesn’t kill the “heinous mandate” in the health reform bill.

Posted on Dec 17, 2009 READ MORE


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Fox News Drags Kids Into Faux Obama Conspiracy Theories

The folks at Fox News are outraged after seeing a clip of some New Jersey school kids singing President Obama’s praises and have handily spun the story into yet another sign of the Obama administration’s relentless indoctrination of unsuspecting Americans everywhere. Problem is, there’s similar footage to be found of schoolchildren doing the same for George W. Bush.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009 READ MORE


Whistle-Blower: Bush’s NSA Spied on ‘All Americans’

Russell Tice helped blow the whistle on Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program back in 2005, but the revelations don’t end there. On Wednesday’s “Countdown,” the former NSA analyst said the agency had “monitored all communications” and specifically targeted journalists.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009 READ MORE


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Bush’s Legacy Untangled

Keith Olbermann, in this comma-laden “Countdown” diatribe, really lets loose on the idea of George Bush’s legacy being anything but a dishonorable, terror-filled and disastrous eight years.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008 READ MORE


Olbermann Shames Prop. 8 Voters

“This isn’t about yelling, and this isn’t about politics,” says the “Countdown” anchor, who points out that the president-elect would not exist if Americans had never “redefined” marriage.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008 READ MORE


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Olbermann to McCain: Suspend Your Campaign

Keith Olbermann took time on “Countdown” Tuesday night for a “Special Comment” about the outbreak of hostility toward Barack Obama at recent McCain-Palin rallies, holding John McCain directly responsible for stirring up the crowds. “These people are speaking for you,” Olbermann insisted.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008 READ MORE


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Olbermann Turns the Tables on Palin

If guilt-by-association is a game Sarah Palin wants to play, Keith Olbermann is more than happy to go head-to-head. Rev. Muthee, the witch vanquisher, anyone? How about secessionist Joe Vogler?

Posted on Oct 7, 2008 READ MORE


Olbermann and Obama on the Lies of the McCain Campaign

Part one of Keith Olbermann’s interview with Barack Obama focused on the falsehoods of the McCain campaign. As Obama put it: “They’re not telling the truth.” The “Countdown” host followed with a question that’s been uttered once or twice around our own offices: “Why do people hesitate to use the word lie about these things?”

Posted on Sep 9, 2008 READ MORE


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Scott McClellan: White House Fed ‘Talking Points’ to Fox News

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan has dropped yet another bombshell, telling “Hardball” host Chris Matthews on Friday that the Bush administration helped “shape the narrative” of Fox News by passing “taking points” to certain members of Fox’s nighttime lineup.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008 READ MORE


Olbermann to Obama: ‘Give Them Something to Cry About’

The “Countdown” host is as frustrated as can be with Barack Obama’s newfound enthusiasm for the dreaded FISA bill, but luck has provided the senator with a second chance to walk the “tight rope,” and Keith Olbermann hopes he takes it.

Posted on Jul 1, 2008 READ MORE


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Clinton Talks Bin Laden, Scaife on Olbermann

Sen. Hillary Clinton paid a (virtual) visit Monday to Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown,” where she offered explanations for why she used an image of Osama bin Laden in her new campaign ad and why she accepted the support of Richard Mellon Scaife, the Pittsburgh-based media mogul who was once considered a key figure in the “vast right-wing conspiracy” against the Clintons during Bill’s tenure in office.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008 READ MORE


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Olbermann: Ferraro Sounds Like David Duke

Keith Olbermann usually reserves his scorn for the likes of George W. Bush, but, he says, “events insist” that he offer one of his “special comments” to Hillary Clinton over what he says appears to be a pattern of prejudice among her surrogates.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008 READ MORE


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Olbermann Slams New York Times

The New York Times made it onto Keith Olbermann’s “worst person” list with the news that the paper had hired William Kristol: “You guys at the Times can hire any conservative columnist you want, but why did you pick the really dumb one?”

Posted on Jan 3, 2008 READ MORE


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Keith Olbermann Visits the Simpsons

The “Countdown” host stopped by the Simpson household this week to convince Marge to stop skipping commercials with her TiVo.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007 READ MORE


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Keith Olbermann on Torture and Conspiracy

In another of his stirring commentaries, the “Countdown” host suggests that the story of Daniel Levin, who was fired from the Justice Department after he experienced waterboarding and called it torture, reveals that “the presidency of George W. Bush has now devolved into a criminal conspiracy to cover the ass of George W. Bush.”

Posted on Nov 6, 2007 READ MORE


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Olbermann Takes On ‘A War We Just Might Win’ Author

Keith Olbermann doesn’t object to Michael O’Hanlon’s right to believe that the Iraq war is winnable, but the “Countdown” host isn’t about to let the war cheerleader off the hook as a “constant and consistent critic” of the Iraq debacle, as he’s been billed.

Posted on Jul 31, 2007 READ MORE


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Olbermann on the Democratic Dust-Up

Why should the media worry about issues when there’s a new Clinton-Obama showdown to cover? Keith Olbermann plumbs the shallows of the latest non-controversy to emerge from the Democratic campaign.

Posted on Jul 25, 2007 READ MORE


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Chertoff’s Colon Our Last Defense?

Keith Olbermann rips homeland security czar Michael Chertoff a new, er, orifice, humorously parsing out what Bush’s master of disaster could have been thinking when he announced he had a “gut feeling” a terror attack might be imminent despite having “no credible intelligence,” in the words of a back-pedaling White House.

Posted on Jul 16, 2007 READ MORE


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Olbermann Calls on Bush to Resign

In another of his not-to-be-missed special comments, Keith Olbermann takes the president to task over his commutation of “Scooter” Libby’s sentence. The “Countdown” host compares Bush to Richard Nixon, who, he says, at least had the decency to resign once his abuse of power was exposed.

Posted on Jul 4, 2007 READ MORE


‘Countdown’ on Democratic Cowardice

Keith Olbermann and Newsweek’s Howard Fineman vent their disbelief and disgust over the Democrats’ war funding capitulation. Fineman likens the move to pushing piles of chips into the pot and then folding when the last card comes up.

Posted on May 23, 2007 READ MORE


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Olbermann Debunks White House E-Mail Claims

Keith Olbermann interviews a computer forensics expert, who explains various ways the White House might uncover those pesky missing e-mails. All in all, the chances that up to 5 million e-mails have completely disappeared are very slim.

Posted on Apr 16, 2007 READ MORE


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Olbermann Catches Conservatives Shaming Themselves

Keith Olbermann takes aim at Newt Gingrich for blaming residents of New Orleans for the devastation of Katrina, “comedian” Rush Limbaugh for suggesting that Barack Obama could own Al Sharpton because of their ancestry, and, of course, Ann “Coultergeist” for calling John Edwards “that name.”

Posted on Mar 5, 2007 READ MORE


MSNBC Re-Signs Keith Olbermann

MSNBC has asked Keith Olbermann to stay on as the host of “Countdown” for at least four more years. The left-leaning broadcaster is the network’s golden boy, with a ratings jump of 85 percent over the last year, thanks to his unique synthesis of Edward R. Murrow-style commentary and a wicked sense of humor.

Posted on Feb 16, 2007 READ MORE


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Bush’s Disturbing Iraq-Iran Parallels

Olbermann put together a video package that compares Bush’s 2002 rhetoric about Iraq with his 2007 rhetoric about Iran. It’s not pretty.

  • Also, see this Vanity Fair article, which has more frightening news on the topic.

  • Posted on Feb 1, 2007 READ MORE


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    Olbermann Outperforms Trash Media

    Keith Olbermann’s synthesis of in-depth Murrow-esque reporting and hard-hitting opinionated analysis has attracted a growing audience and turned the O’Reilly model on its head.  The Nation magazine has a profile of broadcast journalism’s rising star.

    Posted on Dec 2, 2006 READ MORE


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    Olbermann Weighs In on Elections

    With another of his stirring essays, Keith Olbermann speaks to the stakes of Tuesday’s elections: “Saddam Hussein will get out of Iraq the same way 2,832 Americans have, and thousands more.  He’ll get out faster than we will.  And if nothing changes tomorrow, you, Sir, will be out of the White House long before the rest of us can say ... we are out of Iraq.”

    Posted on Nov 7, 2006 READ MORE


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    Olbermann: ‘Why Does Habeas Corpus Hate America?’

    Keith Olbermann responded to the passage of the torture bill with this tongue-in-cheek investigative report on habeas corpus. (Video & Transcript)

    Posted on Oct 11, 2006 READ MORE


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    9/11 Panelist Slams ABC?s Fib-U-Drama

    On Wednesday?s ?Countdown,? 9/11 commissioner Richard Ben-Veniste, above,  added his voice to those criticizing ABC?s credibility-challenged 9/11 ?docudrama,? saying: ?It was quite clear, as the 9/11 commission report states, that Clinton authorized the CIA and the American forces to get Bin Laden?capture or kill?and this miniseries does not depict it accurately.?

    Posted on Sep 7, 2006 READ MORE


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    Olbermann to Bush: ?Have You No Sense of Decency, Sir?’

    Keith Olbermann has been on a roll lately, contesting the administration?s ?recent Nazi kick? with a series of essays.  This time the ?Countdown? host went after the man himself, saying: ?Mr. Bush, you are accomplishing in part what Osama Bin Laden and others seek?a fearful American populace, easily manipulated, and willing to throw away any measure of restraint, any loyalty to our own ideals and freedoms, for the comforting illusion of safety.? (Video & Transcript)

    Posted on Sep 6, 2006 READ MORE


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    Crooks and Liars

    Olbermann Puts Rumsfeld to Shame

    Keith Olbermann delivered a masterful retort on Wednesday to Donald Rumsfeld’s recent diatribe on fascism.  With a commentary as apt as it was eloquent, Olbermann excoriated the defense secretary’s very patriotism: “In what country was Mr. Rumsfeld raised?  As a child, of whose heroism did he read?  On what side of the battle for freedom did he dream one day to fight?  With what country has he confused? the United States of America?” (Video & Transcript)

    Posted on Aug 31, 2006 READ MORE


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