Tucker Carlson: Keith Olbermann's 'Despised at MSNBC...Most Disliked Person in Building'
According to the Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson, people that work for MSNBC hate Keith Olbermann.
"I'm not saying every person at MSNBC despises him but I would say he's the most disliked person in the building by a factor of 10," Carlson told Mediaite's Steve Krakauer.
As NewsBusters reported Thursday, the Daily Caller recently purchased KeithOlbermann.com.
With this in mind, Krakauer and company couldn't wait to chat with the former MSNBCer about the purchase and the object of most conservatives' disaffection (video follows with partial transcript and commentary):
TUCKER CARLSON, DAILY CALLER: The opportunity to acquire KeithOlbermann.com arose and we felt it was a market niche which we could enter and dominate and it would be a public service so we did it. Plus it's amusing as hell. [...]
I've heard a lot from MSNBC, from friends of mine who work there who despise Keith. I've always had kind of a soft spot for Keith because I feel sorry for him because of his various phobias. He won't drive a car. He's obviously a sad guy, in elastic-band jeans...
A lot of people there, as you well know, since you've reported on it for years, really hate Keith Olbermann because he's cruel to people who work for him. A lot of those people have emailed me with joy, jubilation in their voices, in their email. Letters of congratulations, just thank you for doing this finally...
He's despised at MSNBC...I'm not saying every person at MSNBC despises him but I would say he's the most disliked person in the building by a factor of 10, and I would dare anybody who's worked there to look me right in the eye and deny that...I don't have any malice toward Olbermann. I feel sorry for him.
The Daily Caller reported Thursday that Olbermann has threatened legal action against the website. In the piece, Carlson responded:
"Some might step back and allow Mr. Olbermann to drain his bladder on the first amendment - indeed, on the Bill of Rights itself," said Carlson. "Not us. No, by God, not us."
To really rub Olbermann's face in it, Carlson is now using the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now THAT'S entertainment!