Olbermann Suggests Palin & Other Conservatives ‘Slightly Less Madmen

January 9th, 2011 6:05 AM
 As he hosted a special two-hour edition of Countdown on Saturday night to cover the violent attack on Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann ended up delivering a "Special Comment" in which he called for an end to the use of violent imagery by political figures of all ideologies, even apologizing for his own history, but he also at one point seemed to describe…

WaPo’s Ezra Klein: Obamacare is ‘Best Thing’ Dems Have Done ‘I

January 7th, 2011 10:59 PM
 Appearing as a guest on Friday’s Countdown show on MSNBC, Washington Post staff writer and Newsweek columnist Ezra Klein defended Obamacare and warned Republicans against attempting to repeal the law as he contended that some provisions are popular with the public. After host Keith Olbermann asked if Democrats should "relish rejoining the fight over health care reform" because it could hurt…

WaPo Editor Tells Keith Olbermann 'Michele Bachman Has a History of Sa

January 7th, 2011 11:08 AM
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and Washington Post associate editor Eugene Robinson said on national television Thursday that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has a history of saying "crazy-ass things." After doing so on MSNBC's "Countdown," Robinson was offered $100 by Keith Olbermann if he would title his next article using exactly those words (video follows with transcript and…

On MSNBC, Rolling Stone’s Taibbi Accuses Boehner & Tea Party of Raci

January 7th, 2011 12:38 AM
 Appearing as a guest on Thursday’s Countdown show on MSNBC, Matt Taibbi - contributing editor of Rolling Stone magazine - ridiculously accused Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Tea Party activists of racism in the form of using "coded language" to refer to "Mexican immigrants and non-white inner city, Democratic-leaning voters" as he responded to a soundbite of Boehner talking about…

MSNBC’s Fineman: Obama to Run Vs. a ‘Tear Down Congress,’ Lieber

December 21st, 2010 2:53 AM
 Appearing as a guest on Monday’s Countdown show on MSNBC, the Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman - also a political analyst with MSNBC - spoke favorably of the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law, asserting that "this historic vote will be remembered as a very important one in the social history of the United States," and, as he admitted that independent Senator Joseph Lieberman "takes a lot…

Olbermann Suspends Twitter Account to Avoid Criticism for Assange Rape

December 16th, 2010 7:26 PM
Keith Olbermann suspended his Twitter account Thursday as a result of a torrent of criticism over comments he made about the rape charges filed against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The trouble started Tuesday when schockumentary filmmaker and Assange supporter Michael Moore was Olbermann's guest on "Countdown":

Olbermann Incompetently Bashes Neil Cavuto With Poorly-Researched Cher

December 16th, 2010 10:25 AM
UPDATE AT END OF POST: Olbermann responds via Twitter. As NewsBusters previously reported, Fox News's Neil Cavuto on Monday went after MSNBC's Chris Matthews for making fun of New Jersey governor Chris Christie's weight. Choosing to defend their colleague, Keith Olbermann and his crack research team on Wednesday incompetently responded with a poorly-researched cherry pick from a July 2009…

Olbermann Slammed 'Racist' Conservatives for Calling Obama ‘Arrogant

December 10th, 2010 6:35 AM
 Last January, when a number of white conservatives used words like "arrogant" and "cocky" to refer to President Obama’s State of the Union speech, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann asserted that they really meant Obama was an "uppity" black man: "When racist white guys get together and they don't want to be caught using any of the popular epithets in use every day in this country about black people…

Bristol Palin Strikes Back at Olbermann: 'Sorry We Can't All Be As Per

December 3rd, 2010 1:11 AM
As NewsBusters previously reported, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann pathetically attacked Bristol Palin on Monday for being the Candie's Foundation's abstinence spokesperson. On Thursday, Miss Palin struck back via Facebook:

By MSNBC Standards, GE's $16 Billion in Bailout Loans Compromises NBC

December 2nd, 2010 2:34 PM
Do a media company's political activities affect the way its subsidiaries report the news? The folks at MSNBC sure think so. That channel's hosts have insisted ad nauseum that Fox News parent company News Corporation's political actives compromise the ability of Fox to report the news fairly and accurately. But MSNBC has, as I have noted before, shilled for policies that would enrich its…

Keith Olbermann Attacks Bristol Palin for Something Announced 18 Month

November 30th, 2010 10:32 AM
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann showed viewers just how on top of things he is Monday attacking Bristol Palin for something that was announced more than a year and a half ago. During his newly renovated "Worst Person in the World" segment, the "Countdown" host gave Palin top honors for being The Candie's Foundation's abstinence spokesperson (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Sarah Palin Sends 'Message to All 57 States' Bashing Media Focus on No

November 26th, 2010 10:09 AM
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin on Thursday struck back at media members that bothered reporting the slip of the tongue she made the previous day concerning North Korea being America's ally. In a Facebook posting entitled "A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States," Palin mocked news outlets for not giving similar coverage to gaffes made by Barack Obama:

NPR Singles Out FNC for 'Nazi' Remarks, Ignores Litany of Bush/Fox-Naz

November 22nd, 2010 12:42 PM
National Public Radio is right to defend itself against charges of Nazism leveled at the radio station by Fox News chief Roger Ailes, who has since apologized for the remark. But NPR decided to make the leap from defending the station to attacking Fox News as uniquely disposed to Nazi comparisons, an absurd claim on its face. There are commentators on both sides of the political spectrum who…

Olbermann: FNC & Conservative Side ‘Close to Playing With Its Own Po

November 19th, 2010 12:59 AM
  On Thursday’s Countdown show on MSNBC, after guest Howard Fineman of the Huffington Post predicted that Republican Congressmen would be reluctant to extend unemployment benefits, host Keith Olbermann asserted that, referring to congressional Republicans, "They don't live in this world. They don't live in this country. And I think we'd be better off if they didn't live in this country."…