Sunday, November 7, 2010

Olbermann: Gone At Last!

"I'm not going to sit here and tell you who to vote for. Odds are, if you're reading this column, you're in one of two camps. The first camp is Chairman Obama is wrong every day of the week and twice on Sunday. (Needless to say, this is the camp I call home.) Thus, my telling you who to vote for would be an obvious example of preaching to the choir. The second camp would be would be the 2+2=5 Progressivevik junta camp that wants to send people like me to a FEMA camp. Attempting to reason with you would be like attempting to explain journalism to Keith Olbermann, so I won't even bother, since it would be an exercise in futility.

I'm not going to tell you who to vote for, but I'm damn well going to tell you how to vote.

Use your head for more than a hat rack." --Alan Levy, lead columnist of Absolutely Nobama on 11/02/10


Boy, if Keith Olbermann had torn a page out of my playbook, perhaps he wouldn't be joining the nation's 9.5% unemployed.

Next to the slaughter that was the Midterm elections, the "indefinite suspension" of Keith Olbermann by PMSNBC was this week's biggest news story. Olbermann was suspended for giving campaign donations to Democrat party candidates during the '10 campaign, including Raul Grijalva (Socialist-AZ), who appeared on Olbermann's show. This was in violation of PMSNBC policy that forbids partisan donations without management approval.

However, believing that this was the only reason Olbermann had the fork put in him is like believing 2+2=5.

Keith Olbermann was canned because his ratings have fallen in the toilet. In the 2nd quarter of 2010 Olbermann only averaged 263,000 viewers in the famed 25-54 demographic. That would be far less than Glenn Beck drew to his rally and only slighty more than Jon Stewart's Million Moron March. Even Lawrence O'Donnell, the obscure socialist, was giving Olbermann a run for his money in the ratings. Olbermann was fighting for professional life at the time of his axing.

Ah...but why were his ratings crumbling ?

Keith Olbermann went from a political commentator to a political hack. He never, ever booked opposing views unlike Sean Hannity or Bill O'Reilly. Every one of Olbermann's guests were in lock step with his Progressivevik views, which makes for boring TV. No one wants to watch some ideologue rant and rave while the host nods in agreement like a bobblehead, as Olbermann had often done. Not only that, Olbermann became an angry and nasty bobblehead, claiming the Tea Party was on its way to hell for being selfish, calling Michelle Malkin a bag of meat, and many other malicious comments. I know that sounds a little hypocritical coming from yours truly, especially when you consider the title of this column, but the difference is, I don't insult people for the sake of insulting them. Every insult I have thrown at others was to make a point. Have I been rough ? Damn right. Did I hit below the belt like Olbermann ? No.

Keith, if you're willing to learn, I'm willing to teach.

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