Glenn Beck\’s just Jealous of Keith
Beck goes after Olbermann. It\’s not a fair match, because Beck isn\’t armed. He\’s just jealous, because Rolling Stone didn\’t interview him.
An unfamiliar viewer tuning in to Keith Olbermann\’s prime-time news program on MSNBC, Countdown, might, at first glance, assume he was watching a highly traditional broadcaster. Olbermann has a long, sober face and trim hair that\’s going gray. With his glasses, he looks like a Fifties newsman — Clark Kent behind an anchor\’s desk — while his stentorian delivery can sound almost self-consciously retro, the sort of voice (of God or your high school principal) mocked nightly by Stephen Colbert.
But there\’s a sharp contrast between the way Olbermann looks and sounds and what he\’s actually saying. After President Bush recently called for a troop escalation in Iraq, for example, Olbermann described the strategy as \”absurd\” and \”childish,\” then added, \”Mr. Bush, the question is no longer \’What are you thinking?\’ but rather \’Are you thinking at all?\’ \” He has described Fox News anchor Chris Wallace as \”a monkey posing as a newscaster\” and begged Rush Limbaugh to \”Please, go back on the drugs.\” His nightly \”Worst Person in the World\” feature has honored, among others, Dennis Miller, John McCain and former first lady Barbara Bush. Then there is Olbermann\’s favorite target, Bill O\’Reilly, known on Countdown as Bill-O, \”the Sisyphus of morons\” and \”the Big Giant Head.\” The persistent needling has so irked O\’Reilly (who refuses to mention Olbermann by name on his own show) that the Fox host regularly rants about the \”liberal bias\” at NBC and started a Web campaign to have Olbermann replaced with Phil Donahue.
\”I\’m not declaring victory in that war,\” Olbermann tells me, \”but I think the point that Jonathan Alter of Newsweek made on the air the other day was pretty solid — that if my goal was to make O\’Reilly go nuts, I have succeeded.\” … ..
But at least Beck admits he\’s a dope before he took his swing at Keith… and missed, let me add.
Too bad the irony is lost on Mr. Beck, as well as Michelle Malkin\’s crew at
Hot Air (you can find the link on memeorandum if you really want it), who admit Beck is \”carrying a blade to a bazooka fight.\” The problem comes when Hot Air posits that Keith Olbermann \”can\’t handle stuff like this,\” meaning Beck\’s miny blast, because of his ego. Like Keith cares what some nat named Glenn Beck says about him. I mean, really.
The proof is in Keith\’s rants. Rolling Stone put up Keith\’s \”top five.\” Enjoy!