Olbermann: Scott Brown's A 'Homophobic, Racist, Teabagging Supporter of Violence Against Women'
UPDATES AT END OF POST: Joe Scarborough calls Olbermann out for these disgusting remarks -- now including video!
"In Scott Brown we have an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, teabagging supporter of violence against woman and against politicians with whom he disagrees."
Such was actually said Monday evening -- on national television!!! -- by a person currently employed by one of America's largest corporations, General Electric.
If the following "special comment" by MSNBC's Keith Olbermann is considered acceptable discourse on a cable news network today, there really is something very wrong in our nation (video embedded below the fold with transcript, h/t Story Balloon):
KEITH OLBERMANN, HOST: Lost in the angst about Obama and Coakley is the little-recognized real headline of this vote. You have heard Scott Brown speculating, talking out of his bare bottom, about whether or not the President of the United States was born out of wedlock. You have heard Scott Brown respond to the shout from a supporter that they should stick a curling iron into Ms. Coakley's rectum with the answer, "We can do this."
You may not have heard Scott Brown support a Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, or describing two women having a child as being quote, "Just not normal." You may not have heard Scott Brown associating himself with the Tea Party movement, perhaps the saddest collection of people who don't want to admit why they really hate since the racists of the South in the sixties insisted they were really just concerned about states' rights. You may not of heard Scott Brown voting against paid leaves of absence for Massachusetts Red Cross workers who had gone to New York to help after 9/11.
In short, in Scott Brown we have an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, teabagging supporter of violence against woman and against politicians with whom he disagrees. In any other time in our history, this man would have been laughed off the stage as an unqualified and a disaster in the making by the most conservative of conservatives. Instead, the commonwealth of Massachusetts is close to sending this bad joke to the Senate of the United States.
If General Electric and NBC don't recognize how far over the line of decency this is, the downward spiral our nation has been heading is without question close to irreversible.
The time has come for this type of inflammatory hyperbole from so-called journalists to stop - for the sake of our children and our children's children.
Obermann calls Brown a "homophobic racist reactionary" who "supports violence against women." How reckless and how sad.
It is no longer enough to simply disagree with someone. These days some feel the need to call opponents evil. It happens on both extremes.
*****Update II: Scarborough mentioned this on "Morning Joe" Tuesday (h/t Mark Finkelstein):