Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Countdown Live Blog: 7/7/09 (And A Rant The Likes Of Which This Blog Only Sees When ESPN And TBS Show Their Mid-Western Media Bias)

(Guest posted by JFein from Fire Andy Reid Now!)

I just found out that I have to run an unexpected errand to run so I may be a bit late. If I'm back in time, I'll do the live blog as normal, although I have a new and totally different style for this than what you're used to that I think will work, although it will only work if I'm back in time for 8. If I'm back between 8-8:15, then I will do the live blog on a bit of a delay for those following live from my DVR which is recording the show and I'll just use the style I've been using (which is essentially the same as JC's, although I put more of my opinion in the story, which at times disagrees with Olbermann; my new style would not work like this). If I'm back after 8:15, then I'll just do a plausibly live blog at 10. As for the style that will be used then, well, I'll see how I feel.

I'm in a few minutes late, so I'll stick to the old format.

The Tie: Black with silver and purple stripes.

Number 5: All about Sarah Palin. She's up to her old tricks and she claimed that she knew that she would not run for re-election when she was chosen as McCain's veep. Riiight. She is also now claiming that she is not sure if she will run for the White House in 2012. Richard Wolffe joins from Washington.

"There is nothing quite as dead as a dead fish, and this is a dead fish of an idea." - Richard Wolffe making no sense.

"She was not ready for primetime, she was not even ready for daytime." - Richard Wolffe. Sarah Palin is a media whore. I think she was ready for primetime and she was ready for the lights, but in a way in which we were not prepared. She wants to be talked about, she wants to stay relevent. That is her M.O. and to that point she succeeded greatly. She's a terrible politician, but hey, we're talking about her non-stop, aren't we?

Why am I even opining on her? Ugh. I can't stand her, honestly. There are good Republicans and bad Republicans (the same can be said with democrats), and Palin is a bad one. Also, that being said, the media really framed her as a no-nothing. Claims of an anti-Palin bias by political media watchers do have a very solid base. Case and point of anti-Palin media: The man we are currently watching, Keith Olbermann. Another case and point, the man who Keith just showed a clip of, David Letterman. Sarah Palin, as much as I can't stand her, did get a bad break from the media this campaign.

Eugene Robinson is basically talking about the point that I just made but saying the other way. There were total lies about Palin out there that were spread out as truth (i.e.
Keith Olbermann's lie about Palin and the Alaska Special Olympics).

And why is Keith going back to the Letterman-Palin feud. I honestly summed it up best in an email to kt1000 earlier today, at times Keith is hilarious and very eloquent and fun to listen to, and other times, he is so off-the-wall and so wrong that he just drives me crazy and I want to tell him to shut up.

Number 4: Ladies and gentlemen, Senator Al Franken! And I do have something to say about this. With the democratic swinging independents, the Dems now have a filibuster proof majority. It's a super-majority in both the House and the Senate and regardless of what Keith, Howard Dean (who is now being interviewed by Keith), says, THAT IS A BAD THING!!!!!!!!!!!! Forget the fact that I am a Democrat, absolute power corrupts absolutely. It's a proven fact of history. I just hope that they listen to the other opinons and don't just completely blow off the Republicans for if they do, and I'm calling it right now, this administration will fail, to use the words of Rush Limbaugh. And I'm also calling it right now, the Republicans will win seats back in the House and the Senate in 2010.

I'm quickly starting to realize that after
my rant at FARN! a little over a week ago, it's too soon to be live blogging this again. Sorry JC, I'm not trying to be negative or anything. I really should have said no....

Oddball: Doc Severenson's birthday. He's a Countdown viewer; who knew? The Prince Of Tight-Rope Walking Contest in China. Did Keith just say, "The Great Fall of China?" Ugh. In India, a new speaker of the House of Parliament made a speech that caused everyone to fall asleep. And there is a tub run in Japan.

Best Persons
3. Reps Jean Schmidt and John Shimkus, a pair of anti-gays, are going to an Elton John concert.
2. Viktor Mirosiichenko wants your immortal soul.
1. A son who was angry with his Mom sold naked photos of her online. The Mom would prefer the "glamor" photos of her in her underwear.

Number 3: Mark Sanford......Argentine lover......possible censure.......Margaret Carlson.....yada yada yada.....

Time to turn to O'Reilly for a bit. Glenn Beck is on vacation somewhere, however, O'Reilly can't say where he is.

"If I told you, then I would have to kill you." - Bill O'Reilly

Hey!!!! That's my line!!! Only it's my line with the few magic tricks that I know. If you ever want to learn the secrets of the great illusions of magic, check out Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed on MyNetworkTv at 9 ET. Everything from Copperfield walking through the Great Wall of China, holding your breath underwater for 18 minutes, Criss Angel's walking on water.....I know how are all done. Now if only I could buy the equipment to do these tricks, I could be a millionaire!!!! You don't have to watch the show, if you don't want to. I could tell you right now how those tricks are done......but then I'd have to kill you.

They are just showing the best of the At Your Beck And Call segments as Beck is on vacation as mentioned above. Odd moments between the 2. Very odd.

Back to Keith now for the Worst Persons In The World.
Bronze: Manny Ramirez!!!!!!!!!! Man-Ram did not buy any of his minor league teams and/or teammates anything, as is generally tradition when one has a rehab stint in the minors.
Silver: Joe The Plumber is going off again on illegal immigrants. Wait, did he just insinuate that Joe may have ancestors who are illegal? Did I hear that right? WTF, Keith, WTF??? Hence the, "he drives me crazy" from above.
Gold: Michael Scheuer went on Glenn Beck's show and said that the U.S.'s only chance as a country is for Osama to detonate a "major weapon" in the U.S. And wait a minute, KEITH?????? Tell me he didn't.............He just criticized Glenn Beck for not saying anything!!!!!! OLBERMANN, YOU FUCKING HYPOCRITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JEANINE GAROFALO, HELLO!!!!!!!! NEED I REMIND YOU OF HER????????????????


And no, this is not me defending what Scheuer said or Beck's reaction. It was extremely stupid, idiotic, and uncalled for and both he and Beck are certainly deserving of the tongue-lashing given to them. But this is not about that. It's me calling out hypocrisy! I'll have the WPITW video up in a moment when it becomes available.

Michael Scheuer, Glenn Beck, and Keith Olbermann are today's worst persons in the world. All 3 of them.

I will say this, though, if you did not understand or know where I was coming from in my rant that I linked to above, here it is. Here's the Garofalo video and I'll have video from today up a little later. And keep in mind, these are not right-wing, OlbermannWatch edited videos I am showing you. This is raw footage you are about to see. Watch this and tell me that there is no hypocrisy here.

Garofalo on Countdown claiming that EVERY American who protested Obama's tax plan and calling them all racist and Keith audibly agreeing with that assessment.

Keith Olbermann criticizing Glenn Beck for not saying anything when Scheuer said that the only chance the U.S. has is for Osama to attack the U.S. again with a major weapon.

The #1 story is video of David Letterman on Sarah Palin.

But back to WPITW. I challenge anyone that is a fan of him and believes that Keith Olbermann can do no wrong to defend this, either in the comment section or by emailing me at FireAndyReidNow@gmail.com if you're gun shy when it comes to blog comment sections.

And keep in mind, I've said this a thousand times and I'll say it again because this always seems to be a point that comes up when someone criticizes Olbermann. I am a liberal democrat. I campaigned hard and voted for Obama throughout. I had Obama's back since Day 1 of the Primaries. This is not a left and right issue. This is not an issue of politics. It's an issue of journalism integrity, and to that point, Keith has none of it. Great comments at times, great liberal commentary at times (see Prop 8 special comment), although the lack of debate foils it at times, and the back and forth between him and Steinberg that you can read about below here was great.

And I guess that's just it. Keith Olbermann should get out of politics and stick to sports 100% of the way. Whether it be a radio show, a permanent sports job with NBC (we all know that he burnt every bridge possible at ESPN, so there's no going back there), a sports job on cable at Turner, Versus, wherever. He needs to stick with sports. Because when it comes to politics, his hypocrisy is so overwhelming it's not even funny. My trip to Europe (and subsequent vacation from Keith) can't come soon enough...

1 comment:

  1. My bet JFein. Southern Dems will start pulling the reigns back in congress. They know they can be voted out real easily.