“To paraphrase Flip Wilson, the question is not who is Keith Olbermann, but WHERE is Keith Olbermann? Why was he on his own show only ONE day last week after missing the entire previous week? Is that not the real story, not his comment on Komen made during one of his rare sightings? With all the gossip being reported about every talking face on TV, why is there no coverage of Keith's no-shows? Anyone?”
FatFeline on Feb 13, 2012 at 03:06:28
“Everyone who knows Keith knows that he was taking a bath. Several baths.”
roger37 on Feb 13, 2012 at 00:33:08
“I am really offended by Olbermann's seeming lack of work ethic at Current. And at MSNBC last year, when he was supposed to be sitting in the hospital with his dying father, a camera caught him at a World Series game. Now he's got bronchitis, I hear. Right.
And his coverage of one of the Repub primaries was a total bore, while MSNBC rocked it.
I think I would rather see Jennifer Granholm at 8/7, and let Keith go to his own public access TV show.
And I, too, would like to know from the frigging "journalism" profession what the hell is going on with this timeslot, because I want to see Al Gore's network succeed.”
“Two quick thoughts. First, today's Los Angeles Tmes has a wonderful cartoon about the way America blends in Dr. King's holiday with the rest of the year's betrayal of the poor and helpless.. Second, let's not forget Stokely Carmichael's prophetic speech when Dr. King was killed, where Stokely opened every sentence with the phrase, "When white America killed Dr. Martin Luther King" and went on to tell it the way it is and has been for the past 44 years.”
“You sound like the kind of guy who will be surprised when McCain achieves a 50 state sweep
You should like the kind of guy who will be surprised when 30 million Democrats sit out the election because they did not like being called racists every day for six months for supporting the other candidate
You sound like the kind of guy who will be surprised when several Democrats for McCain offices pop up within walking distance from your local Starbucks
You sound like the kind of guy who will be surprised that "God Damn America" turns out NOT to be the winning slogan for the Dems in November
You sound like the kind of guy who will be heartbroken when after eight years of Republican hell, loss of civil liberties, a cruel unjust war(s) and economic devastation of America, we still lose anyway because we can't unite the party behind a candidate who can win. I know I will look like that kind of guy.”
ReadMyApocalypse on Apr 2, 2008 at 14:45:33
“You sound like the kind of guy:
who does laundry just so he can separate the whites from the colors;
who was upset by Brokeback Mountain but aroused by the photos at Abu Ghraib;
who wants a stamp with Reagan on it just so you can lick his ***;
who gets more satisfaction screwing people financially than physically - unless it's anonymous, and in an airport bathroom;
who fails to recognize that John McCain is just a slightly less unhinged version of Cotton Hill (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton_Hill);”
tonyrich on Apr 2, 2008 at 13:03:21
“Boy are you a dreamer, take Hllary and Oabama poular vote combine them together then,count all the Repug especially McCain's. He is anothe Bob Dole, It people like you that ran this country down the financial drain.”
Mormondude on Apr 2, 2008 at 12:51:43
“Well done, I think you did better than both McCain and Letterman.
"You sound like the kind of guy who will be surprised that "God Damn America" turns out NOT to be the winning slogan for the Dems in November"
“Thank you for your insight. I am happy to see that none of the comments I have read so far blame this all on the Clintons. That is indeed a pleasant surprise. After the S and L crisis, this was not supposed to ever happen again. Just like Iraq could not have possibly happened after Viet Nam. Why did no one blow the whistle when it was obvious that millions of people were buying homes they could not afford?
Why are twenty thousand dollar tear downs in places like Santa Monica California still selling for two million dollars? I think there is an answer to all of this, and it is one of the inconvenient truths that people do not like to hear. The bubble that has now burst was not just the real estate market. A few years ago the Wall Street journal had a lead article about 401-K millionaires--blue collar people who were millionaires because their 401-Ks were riding high before the crash. Anyone who owned a home in many large cities was a paper millionaire like the people in Santa Monica because their home equity was a million +. The democratization of greed (please remember that phrase) was one of the worst things that ever happened to our country. Like the roaring twenties never happened.”
“The conservatives are laying the foundation (with great success so far) in making the 2008 election one between people who love America and people who believe "God Damn America". Why are we helping them? After reading several hundred comments on liberal web sites in which posters are writing off all Americans to the right of Michelle Obama, I wonder what this love affair is about between liberals and losing. Losing is not any more fun this year than it was in 2004. In fact, it is worse. We have more at stake. We are one more war away from becoming a second rate power, and one more Supreme Court justice away from overturning Brown vs. Board of Education. Why are we helping destroy this country? Do we have to destroy America to save it? I do not think so, but Obama supporters need to look in the mirror and see what is looking back at them. I have read dozens if not hundreds of posts that say the same thing. Because of America's history or racism, genocide and all that goes with it, we must support Obama hell or high water, win or lose. If it takes an Al Gore/Chris Dodd team to win, let's nominate them, not turn our country into a waste land to punish the people who owned the slave ships and who gave diseased blankets to the Native Americans. Not many of those people are still around to take the punch.”
“Some of us GOP (grumpy old people, not Republicans) want to win the election in November, and not lose the election because the Obama camp is happy to write off the imperfect people who might otherwise make a majority. It is we imperfect people who together with a coalition of bitter black folks and guilty white liberals = a majority. If you accept our faults we can work together. Our faults do not include racism, but do include a distaste for liberal elitism. Reach out to the grumpy old men, the NASCAR dads and the Personal Trainer moms and we may keep Roe v. Wade and a couple of civil liberties another few yrs.”
“Excellent point. I smell some possibly inadvertent lying with statistics in this post. For example, if 23% of a certain group believes Obama comes from Mars, I would like to know exactly how many people are in that group. I also can't help shedding a tear over the fact that after being called a racist for the millionth time for supporting Clinton, I am still expected to march into the voting booth in November and vote for Obama. When are Obama supporters going to wake up to the fact that calling Clinton and her supporters racists cuts very deep, and that a coalition of bitter black folks and guilty white liberals, while well represented on liberal web sites, is not going to beat McCain in November? I have been around since FDR's time and have never been so openly hated by people who support another candidate and never have been called such vicious names for not supporting the other guy. Just why are Obama supporters so self destructive? I used to think Obama's fanatics wanted to lose so that this country would turn to violence as a means of choosing its leadership. Now I think they are just misguided and ignorant.”
writer99 on Mar 28, 2008 at 23:09:21
“Come on get with the program, it's what happens every General Election carnival season - extremes of passion - then reconciliation - dont be so sensitive. At the end of all of this get in the booth and exercise your right for your candidate or your party - they may be one and the same.”
SpawnOfJerry on Mar 28, 2008 at 13:18:45
“And Obama supporters get called sexist. So what? Yes, it's irratating, offensive, and unfair particularly since I'm a woman. However, I'm not going to let that stop me from making the right decision in Nov if Hillary is the nominee, because there are more important things at stake here than my ego.”
TriniGirl on Mar 28, 2008 at 12:57:18
“I'm an Obama supporter and I don't think that ALL people who support Clinton are racists, but I think that it's a statistical certainty that SOME are. And so are SOME of the rest of this country. So what? It's not unusual for people who have different opinions of each other to call each other out on one thing or another. Why is being called a racist so much scarier than being called an "SOB" for example? If you know you're neither, why is one more heinous than the other? What I know is that Obama hit the nail on the head - we just don't want to talk about it. We'd better. We'll choke on it if we don't.”
aftershock on Mar 28, 2008 at 11:31:48
“Wow, the audacity to whine about being mislabeled a racist and then make the sweeping generalization that Obama supporters are "a coalition of bitter black folks and guilty white liberals," is astounding! Not only that, you went on to call us all, "misguided and ignorant"...
“This kind of post is not just an attack on Clinton but an attack on all Clinton supporters and all right thinking moderates in America who know that she owes no apology for what she has said. Obama is once again being dragged down by his own supporters. Nothing will satisfy the Clinton haters except Clinton withdrawing from the race and leaving Obama alone to be swift boated by conservatives into the stone age by June. Obama supporters simply do not understand the concerns that the majority of Americans have about "God Damn America" and the other vile comments out of Chicago. People who actually believe the "God Damn America" line and consider it to be reasonable have no place picking the Democratic candidate. It may fly in your leftist circles but it does not fly in Pennsylvania.
Even after a fifty state sweep by McCain, nothing is going to change until there is a new party in America that represents the 40% of moderates who are simply being left out in the cold by this campaign. Let the Democratic party be the party of "God Damn America" and let the rest of us get some representation for a change.”
druidlady42 on Mar 30, 2008 at 23:30:05
“In the past seven years I, too, have g--d---'d America--not America itself, but our Congress and the majority of the American public for not rising up in outrage and anger to remove these "leaders" who have callously violated international law by launching a war of aggression, ignoring the loss of Iraqi lives, spurned the Geneva Conventions to sanction torture, renditions, and imprisonment without trial, supplied illegal weapons and aircraft to Israel for the ravaging of Gaza and Lebanon, corrupted our Justice system and our Constitution,---not to mention ignoring the needs of our own people (Remember Katrina!), and trashing our economy for the greed and profit of the top 1%! All of us should be a LOT angrier, not only over our present state of affairs in this country, but our shameful history of social/racial injustice and subjugation! What we SHOULD be outraged about was what Pastor Wright felt was his duty to call his flock's attention to, then work in their families and communities to correct!
I believe Pastor Wright has every right, every obligation, to call attention to our faults as a nation,---not as an act of disloyalty, but as a call for restoring this great country and our society to our original values, dignity, and honor! I seem to remember that JESUS HIMSELF once got VERYangry in the temple at the greed and corruption of the Pharisees, and proceeded to clease the temple of their kind! Sometimes, RIGHTOUS ANGER is good!”
barrista on Mar 27, 2008 at 10:21:54
“LOL at "leftist"
Oh dear, someone said "God Damn America". Better put your head in the sand and cry.”
research on Mar 26, 2008 at 22:49:32
“My country right or wrong?
Was America right to slaughter the native Americans? Was America Right to invade Iraq?
Both are Damnable actions.
Get over you idealized concept of America.
It's false and blinding.”
JTyroler on Mar 26, 2008 at 22:11:59
“Clinton's a moderate and Obama's a leftist? Are you serious? They agree on, what, 95% on the issues.
Are Rev. Wright's words worse than Falwell and Robertson's blaming 9/11 on abortionists, gays, and lesbians? Robertson praying for a hurricane to strike Disney World on their "gay" day. Are they worse some of the religious "leaders" that are supporting McCain? Hurricane Katrina was because of gays in New Orleans?”
dawlishgal on Mar 26, 2008 at 20:51:42
“More hyperbole. Aren't there any Clinton supporters who can admit that they are speaking for themselves only? Where do they get the information that allows them to speak for "all right thinking moderates?" I consider myself a fairly "right thinking moderate" and this speaker doesn't speak for me AT ALL. A month or so ago, I would have been satisfied if Clinton had won the primaries and was the nominee. Not any longer.... Clinton is AT LEAST as vulnerable to being Swiftboated as Obama is (and rumor has it that Murdoch already has the dossier to do it). And when the Clintons were investigated and hounded in the past, for either real or imaginary misbehaviors, they certainly didn't handle it very well then. In fact, several times, including their impeachment, the US government was driven almost to its knees. Don't forget that BC messed around with a bimbo when he was fully aware that he was under well-financed scrutiny, and when he got caught, Hillary led for him. By itself, his behavior was very disrespectful of those of us who trusted him enough to have voted for him twice.
Don't go around thinking that you are speaking for all "moderates"...there are a lot of us who would prefer a presidential candidate who was not irreversibly tied to an administration that was paralyzed by its own bad behavior and its inability to deal with being swiftboated.”
gjklbc on Mar 26, 2008 at 20:50:54
“Let's be clear. What Rev. Wright was really saying was "Goddamn, this government running, America". Agreed?
At the start of this war I knew it was wrong and I, for one, felt deeply ashamed. The shame I felt for attacking a people who never meant us harm and a shame for knowlingly ruining our reputation as a people who respected law and our moral authority.
Why is it that Hillary, who knows better, is using this low ball tactic to curry votes? Because she knows it's politically expedient.
It's sad that the American people are so narrow minded to not look at the deeper meaning of the Reverand's words. And Hillary knows this too well and is only looking to paint Obama as un-American to further her chances of votes from the ill-informed.
We have a chance to change this kind of government and Hilllary wants none of it. She's happy with this division and war with Republicans. I used to be in this crowd too. No longer. I see now that if we don't play this game, we don't have to in order to win. There are enough really important things to get done and we have an electorite open to new ideas. Let's no blow this chance to really make positive changes needed to move America forward to to return to our rightful place in the world as the moral and economic leader. That chance is Obama.”
“It is well known that Hannity broke off his relationship with Turner in 2000, eight years ago.
It is also well known that talk show hosts like controversy, and Rush and Sean often want to seem reasonable compared to someone even more extreme on the right. Nice try folks.”
simmern4u on Mar 23, 2008 at 20:33:21
“By Sean's denial and then acknowledging Hal turner, that should be enough to get him fired off Fox News. And I think he should be sued for slander against Rev. Wright and Sen. Obama. I hope Malik put the nail in his coffin.”
brandX on Mar 23, 2008 at 20:12:50
“8 years and he's off the hook?
Fox News seems bent on blaming every possible evil in the world on Bill Clinton. Weren't they recently blaming him for the weakened state of our military?
Hasn't it been 8 years since Clinton held office?”
buddhistMonkey on Mar 23, 2008 at 19:44:58
“Hal Turner had a long-time, friendly relationship with Sean Hannity. He was a guest on Hannity's show so often that he had the phone number for Sean's Special Friend Hotline. Your pitiful excuse that Sean wants to "seem reasonable compared to someone even more extreme" doesn't wash, because we now know that Sean shares a lot of Hal Turner's views. We now know that the only difference between Hal Turner and Sean Hannity is that Hal Turner is at least honest about his racist views.”
BrooklynLager on Mar 23, 2008 at 19:35:54
“Uh,no, this is really damning.
Because Sean Hannity's game is to make people he politically disagrees with apologize for people slightly more extreme than they are. He'll have a black politician on, and he'll make them apologize for something Farrakhan said. He'll have a democrat on, and he'll make them denounce moveon.org or something.
This makes that trick very hard to pull. "Shut the fuck up Sean - you supported a Nazi on your show." End of discussion. End of rhetorical trick forever. End of anti-american swiftboating.”
abot on Mar 23, 2008 at 19:35:46
“doesn't mater when he broke off his relationship its the fact that he did have a relationship. he knew about is views and they were friends.
so if Hannity is going to go around and accuse folks of being ractists etc. then I expect his nose to be clean which its not. he needs to explain this.
“So once again, the comments made by Iran's sabre rattling Holocaust denier do not count, because if the top clerics in Iran speak to the contrary, it is OK for the secular leader to want to blow us and Israel off the face of the earth. Neville Chambelain, if he were still alive, would be declaring peace in our time based on the promises of Iranian leaders, at least the ones he chose to listen to. Why American liberals are willing to overlook the statements of their gay-denying, head in the sand friend in Iran is amazing and makes Bush's world view reasonable in comparison.”
realpolitic on Mar 22, 2008 at 13:29:03
“The president of Iran never said he wants to blow us off the face off the earth. I do not believe he said such remarks in regard to Israel either. He said he would like Israel located in Europe, instead of the Middle East, I believe. Israel has dozens or perhaps hundreds of nuclear missiles and Iran is no threat to them. Every situation on earth is not comparable to Neville Chamberlain and WWII. Besides Chamberlain was a conservative. Because somone denies there are gays in his country is no reason to launch a missile attack. Bush is still a fool.
As a footnote, the president of Iran has little power. The power rests with the mullahs. Alternatively, President Ahmadinejad has little favor with the Iranian people. Bush's bellicose rhetoric just increases Ahmadinejad's popularity there.”
bronceye on Mar 22, 2008 at 10:49:10
“You know, besides Neville Chamberlain, you could mention Prescott Bush, who also thought that hitler was a swell guy.”
charlietuna11 on Mar 22, 2008 at 10:45:13
“the iranians are not stupid, they are fully aware that israel have nuclear subs off their coast that could wipe out most of their population..if you know anything about iran than you know their president has about as much authority as the israeli president..he can't make foreign policy, or treaties..the little authority he does have is limited to domestic programs..he has a much better chance of becoming pregnant than destroying the u.s. or israel..there are many things to worry about, irans threats aren'y one of them. if you insist on being frightened by this paper tiger, be my guest..”
Hakha on Mar 22, 2008 at 10:01:52
“Although George W and his cabal believe that if you say a lie enough times it becomes truth, the incompetent President of Iran never said that Israel should be wiped off the face of the earth in some nuclear holocaust. He actually quoted the Ayatollah Khomeini from two decades earlier and said "the Zionist regime occupying Jerusalem should pass from the pages of history." Doesn't have the same Dr. No flair so the let's-demonize-Iran-to be-worthy-of-attack crowd keeps on repeating the misquote. Let it be corrected. If you don't believe me, learn Farsi and listen to it yourself.
Meanwhile, the short sighted Iran demonizers continue to dominate the American response to the Islamic Republic and play right into the hands of the Iranian conservatives, depriving any reformist of the oxygen they would be provided in a less confrontational atmosphere or one in which economic trade actually created a constituency for reform a la China. A hearty thanks from the Iranian people.”
plainsman on Mar 22, 2008 at 09:49:06
“What you fail to realize is that the prime minister of Iran has, for all practical purposes, no real power.”
MajorKong on Mar 22, 2008 at 08:53:26
“Ahmadinejad has also said "Iran is a threat to no other country, including the Zionist Entity". Of course, I'm only supposed to believe him when he says something that helps make our case for attacking Iran, which we wanted to do long before he became President.”
“This whole incident shows how easy it is for liberals to be knocked out of a presidential race. It is only March and the conservatives are beating us blindfolded with both hands tied behind their back. Conservatives know how to make people feel negatively about a liberal candidate. It does not matter when we trot out all our excuses. Freedom of speech, innocent until proven guilty. Give me a break. The only thing that matters is voter perception. In 2004 it was "flip flop flip flop" and "purple hearts from self inflicted wounds". The truth means nothing. This is a battle for voter perception, and we are losing big time. Wake up, please, liberals, before it is too late.”
laocoon on Mar 21, 2008 at 11:23:37
“Much of that problem lies in the media and how and what it covers. The Hagee story is not being run like this is. The blonde lobbyist story is not run like this. Bush's own questionable service was not covered like Kerry's medals. Reality is what the media says it is.”
SoulSistah on Mar 21, 2008 at 05:40:47
“I see . . . some very uninteresting points you're makinig. Thanks”
shep1900 on Mar 21, 2008 at 00:36:21
“And the sleeping giant--otherwise known as the NRA--hasn't even gotten started yet.”
“Sorry that everyone seems to be missing the point. Keith has a unique talent. I loved his show, the Thurber readings as much as the political comments. He will be missed. I worry about him and his inability to keep a fifty million dollar gig. I hope he has close friends who take care of him. Compared to Keith, well meaning and talented people like Rachel are just very good. Keith was special and I already have a bad feeling I will not see him on the air again unless I stay up for Letterman on Tuesday or tape it.”
GAYF on Mar 31, 2012 at 14:45:07
“You, I , and a few other thinkers are in the same boat. Losing Keith is another blow to intelligence, civility and balance in this downhill slipping nation-state.”
“Who cares about Trump? What I want to know is what happened to Keith Olbermann. His disappearance from his new job at Current TV is getting to be the biggest deep dark secret of the media world. I hope he is OK.”
“Dead since 1953 but Uncle Joe still casts a shadow over our discussions today. The Stalinists I do not forgive are the ones who supported the Stalin-Hitler pact until the day Germany invaded Russia in 1941. The other more recent Stalinists are the dreamers like the character played by Peter Sellers in I'm All Right, Jack. Trotskyites are also dreamers.”
“I guess the definition of an American is someone who thinks Amanda Knox is a hero and Casey Anthony a villian. Why bother with justice systems around the world when the media decides guilt and innocence and the public laps it up?”
rylege on Oct 5, 2011 at 01:09:06
“One word: Mignini!!!! Look up the convicted corrupt Prosecutor of this case and if that does not change your tune, nothing will!”
YOKEL13 on Oct 5, 2011 at 00:53:11
“I didn't understand that anyone was labeling Knox a hero. If she was not involved in the murder, then she was subjected to a four-year ordeal gratuitously. Was she involved? How can anyone know for sure? If the evidence upon which she was convicted was faulty, then the finding of the appeals court was valid. In order to be involved in such a horrendous crime, Knox would have to be a wicked person, and I haven't seen any indication of that prior to the murder. It seems rather unlikely that she went all the way to Italy in order to coerce a roommate into some kind of sexual melee. Something about that scenario doesn't quite add up.”
Apollonavigator on Oct 5, 2011 at 00:40:33
“And here I thought it was the courts that made the final determination...In both cases. Knox is not a hero, she is a young woman who spent four years in an Italian prison for something she did not do.”
“There is no conspiracy here, only the weirdness and contradictory nature of the fashion industry. Sorry if some people do not like serious comments and just want to yell "pervert" at the world.
The truth is that the same fashion industry that wants seven year olds to wear push up bras and seems to be pushing the limits of taste above the waist, has decided to go ultra conservative Victorian (Queen not secret) below the waist. With scorts, leggings and compulsory muti-layering we can be sure that no child as young as four will ever accidentally show her underwear bottoms, no matter how flashy her above waist attire. Sorry folks, this is not an evil manipulation of children and their parents it is a study in fashion contradictions like all other fashion contadictions over the years. Go figure. But please do not make groundless accusations.”
Kalikat on Aug 13, 2011 at 13:41:02
“Golly,bras are not the worst of it, look at the stupid, ridiculous and outrageous outfits that the sticks wear who come prancing and dancing down the runway. No wonder most of these designers are men, they think the more stupid the outfit, the more pliable women will wear them. You don't see on decent beautiful dress any more. Shades of Edith Head.”
“what happened in LA when the women's soccer team played mexico? Look that up. If you do not like being in california, the united states of america and consider yourself a citizen of mexico then by all means cross the border at san ysidro going south and tell all the legal citizens of mexico to not live in the united states of america and stay home in unoccupied mexico.”
“No wonder all the young men in the inner city hate the police. Nothing much has changed since Jack Nickolson's China Town. Just grab the first guy with a shaved head you can find when the heat is on from the press. Hey, it's China Town!”
whomod on Jul 22, 2011 at 03:22:08
“Yeah. I know as a Latino that we're all born with shaved heads and tattoos and have a genetic predisposition to menacing countenances..
Which is what is always suggested when people try to play the poor guy just can't help the way he looks nonsense.”
BuckoForce on Jul 22, 2011 at 03:05:50
“Um, that is why they shave their heads and wear similar clothes. It is a strategy by gangs to blur identity. It is a smart tactic to confuse and obscure whatever is going on. You won't get away with much, if you have a red mo-hawk.”
theuniversalcollective on Jul 22, 2011 at 00:35:13
“We need to finally grow up. Eric Cantor and the other smirking little devils in Congress want the country to faiil, they want seniors to lose their social security checks, etc. Then the new world will be rebuilt in the fashion that these fascist thugs want to see. Asking Republicans to care about people getting their social security checks is like asking Eichmann to worry about the people he is "relocating" losing their voting rights. Why is it so hard to realize that this is a battle between good and evil? Such battles to not only happen in the movies. It is going on now and we are too brainwashed to see it.”
Jul 20, 2011 at 10:37:37
“I am proud of the Huff Post for printing this article. It is fair to Bachmann and I hope she somehow sees the article and sees that progressives do care more about fairness than scoring cheap shots against conservatives. Bachmann is not the first female candidate to be held to a double standard. For example, male candidates do not need to explain why a having a large growth protruding from their groin might cause them and their intern to be distracted while on the red phone in the oval office with another world leader.”