Friday, February 15, 2008

Keith Olbermann

One of the cool things about is that you can usually check out all sorts of stuff that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to see if you had missed it in the first place. One thing I like to do is catch up on old episodes of Countdown With Keith Olbermann.

Keith Olbermann is a United Station newsman, political commentator, and sportscaster who has worked on the Fox news channel, with ABC radio, and who is currently with MSNBC doing the Countdown. He spends his time on-air criticizing the US right-wing, particularly the administration of G. W. Bush, and Fox commentator Bill O’Reilly. He has also gone after liberal politicos (like Ms Clinton), but I think it’s safe to say that his targets of choice are right-wingers (Mr. Olbermann has responded to accusations that he is a liberal by saying, “I’m not a liberal, I’m an American.”)

I find his commentaries to be balls of fire, and he doesn’t take prisoners. I would say that he uses the tactics of the right-wing, and he uses them well. He is loud and when something bugs him he lets you know about it. He uses humour and sarcasm and is adept at taking what people have said and tossing it back at them. The folks on the right-wing just don’t seem to be able to handle it.

I don’t mind Al Franken, but he seems to be a little too soft and as funnily vicious as he can be it sometimes seems that he wants to be liked by everybody (yeah, I could be wrong, but that’s okay). Keith doesn’t appear to care whether people like him or not, and I think that’s cool. Pour it on, Keith. Make ‘em sweat.

Anyway… Humouroceros

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