"Don't tell me you don't want to talk about personal life...Your shtick is your personal life!"
And with that, Keith Olbermann unleashes fresh hell on CNN's Anderson Cooper, decrying his rival's steadfast need to keep his sexual preferences in a state of non-disclosure. Color us utterly dumbfounded, but it all seems a little unhinged. To wit:
Olbermann: "It's the same thing as the Bush administration saying, 'We're going to war, but you really aren't allowed to know why.'"
Sure! Excluding the enormous expense, the lives lost, the careers ruined, the lack of potable water and power, the corrupt dealings of military contractors, the sectarian violence, the blowback in Iran and Syria, Abu Ghraib, John McCain's heavily armed stroll to a Baghdad falafel stand, and anything that could remotely be considered high stakes, it is SO TOTALLY THE SAME, Keith!
This wouldn't, by any chance, have anything to do with yesterday's chatter about Coop's expected pay increase, would it? Because if so, this is a heck of a way to start salary negotiations!
Good night, and GOOD GRIEF!
[UPDATE: As it turns out, all of Olbermann's rantings on the topic of Cooper's sexuality well precede the news of Coop's pay raise. We're sorry to have implied anything other than the fact that Olbermann really, really, really, really cares about penetrating mysteries that are largely irrelevant.]
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