Olbermann Shows Mad Love for Moore and 'SiCKO'
Michael Moore and MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann had a lovefest on “Countdown” July 12. Now, we’re not quite talking Brokeback Mountain, but close enough.
The filmmaker went on “Countdown” to discuss his recent catfight with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, but got sidetracked with his praise for Olbermann.
“[I] think what really got me going in terms of the other day [his spat with CNN] is that I just, I just feel Keith – and – and of course you talk about this all the time on – on your show, and your commentaries have been incredible about the war – that here we are, we’re in the fifth year of this thing and, and I've seen very few media outlets issue an apology for not doing the job that they should have done,” Moore said.
Olbermann also had no qualms about letting his viewers know how much he supports Moore. In the interview tease, Olbermann said national health insurance is a topic again “thanks to Michael Moore’s movie ‘SiCKO.’”
“You just used a great phrase here that – that we seem to be distracted by – by nitpicking,” said Olbermann. “This is the way things like … should there be universal health care. These are the way these things get – get sidetracked. Isn’t it?”
Nitpicking is apparently fine with Moore, when he’s doing it. It’s just when others start calling his facts into question that he gets hot and bothered. Moore calls it nitpicking, CNN called it fact-checking.
Moore told Olbermann that he wasn’t going to give up until CNN issued an apology for its “inaccuracies” that led to his spat with Blitzer and Gupta.