LA Times Accidentally Lists 'Jackass' in Olbermann's Time Slot

August 21st, 2009 10:27 AM

The Los Angeles Times Calendar section on Thursday accidentally listed MTV's hit series "Jackass" as airing on MSNBC at 7 and 10PM.

7 and 10PM just so happen to be when "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" replays on the West Coast.

Innocent mistake or Freudian slip?

You decide as you read what Andrew Malcolm deliciously reported Friday:

Here is an actual correction from Page A4 of today's print edition:


 TV listings: The Prime-Time TV grid in Thursday's Calendar section mistakenly listed MTV's "Jackass" show on the MSNBC cable schedule at 7 and 10 p.m. where instead MSNBC's "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" should have been listed.

Malcolm marvelously quipped, "It's not the Worst Mistake in the World."

Even better, as a result of this error, "a few thousand people might have tuned into MSNBC, the Obama administration's favorite cable channel, expecting to see a 'Jackass' show and instead they'd have found Keith Olbermann."

As Malcolm wonderfully asked, "[W]hat if nobody noticed the difference?"