Monday, August 11, 2008

Me and Daily Kos

I love Daily Kos. I love it so much I regularly blog and comment there. But sometimes they don't seem to love me too much. Take this guy (gal-who knows)?
On Monday during "Countdown" TV host Keith Olbermann marveled at the presence of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the now famous "celeb" ad released by John McCain's campaign. The problem: The object to which Olbermann refers was NOT the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but a structure located at the site of Obama's Berlin speech, called the "Victory Column".
Listen you little creep, if I say it's the Leaning Tower of Pisa, it's the Leaning Tower of Pisa got it?

That's not all. Olbermann also claimed to have seen the Washington Monument in the ad in question, which is flat-out false. The Washington Monument is not in the ad either.
Does this guy/gal actually think I have the kind of time to watch the damn ad?

Turns out he does.
Keith is both clueless and arrogant, hence my decision to make him center of this diary. Furthermore, as progressive media critic Bob Somerby observed today "He’d (Olbermann) had twelve hours to check his facts—but he still was repeating these world-class blunders..."
Okay I'll own up to being arrogant. I am Keith Olbermann's Ego after all. But clueless? Me? No, I just don't have the kind of time to watch this stuff. I have staff for that buddy.

Okay so I screwed up. Big deal, Washington Monument, Leaning Tower of Pisa, whatever. They're both big and white, right? What's the big diff exactly? I was close enough. But this little creep continued on to insult me even further:
Spare us the BS next time, Keith, and start justifying the ginormous salary MSNBC pays you. Watching the video was all it took for you to have avoided making an ass of yourself. Too late now.

I have feelings. I hurt. I need love. I need so much love. Thankfully my Kossacks were there to defend me. 300 plus comments baby! I am the king! I am the King of All Media. (Yeah I know that's Howard Stern's title but does he has his own cable news network tv show? Does he run a damn cable news network like I do? That's what I thought). Where was I? Oh yes, The love. My Kossacks love me. And that's the way I Keith Olbermann's ego loves it.


marinara said...

I read that diary. It was pretty good, but I didn't comment. I know Keith does stupid shit like that sometimes, and most of the time, I just don't care. Except when it really, really pisses me off, like when he refused to say anything about NBC using their lawyers to keep Dennis Kucinich out of the Dem debates in Nevada. A lot of people were pissed about that, but he said nothing. That was back in the day when the Newshole was updated frequently, and everyone was haranguing him to say something. Anything!

I'll never forget that. But you know what? I think he wanted to comment, but couldn't. He still won't. I hit him up at the D/Kos about it, but he wouldn't answer.

I generally don't get involved in Keith bashing or Keith love at the Kos. One extreme or the other is disturbing to me, and participating in either would ruin my rep. Yet, this blog and DSKO are adequate for the purposes of bashing. I do it because I love him. I won't touch Olbermannwatch. They are too hateful there. Can't get near the sickeningly sweet ones, either, like ERT and the forum at

Keith Olbermann's Ego said...

I hate it when the Kossacks call me out on something. Do they think I can address all of their pet little projects? I'm a busy man.

And please don't insult my loyal fans. They worship me as the God Amongst Men that I am. I expect and demand no less.