Tempestuous sportscaster Keith Olbermann is used to blowing a gasket, absolutely trashing people and getting away with it because employers look the other way. What he's not used to is employer disapproval. Earlier this week he urged people to make a hunter's life a "living hell," and ESPN chopped him down to size. Yes, that ESPN! President Jimmy Pitaro previously said his network should not be political and, for once, the head of the network is standing on his word.
Within hours of her racist remarks towards Valerie Jarrett, Roseanne’s hugely successful sitcom was reduced to a pile of rubble. On Monday, ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey stated, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”
In contrast to last episode’s expletive-ridden rant against President Trump’s supporters, Tuesday’s episode of Hulu’s Difficult People, “Cindarestylox,” took multiple swipes at avid Trump hater, Keith Olbermann. Olbermann, host of GQ’s liberal web series, The Resistance, has focused on several laughable anti-Trump topics, showcased in episodes such as “Let’s Take a Look at Trump’s Cabinet of Villains” and “Trump is Steering Us Toward International Disaster.” Yet Difficult People, which makes no effort to hide its contempt for the President, repeatedly scorns Olbermann for his unpopularity
In a since-deleted tweet, an aide to Washington State Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal claimed that President Donald Trump had ignored a "child in (a) wheelchair" who reached up "twice to shake the president's hand" after a Friday speech. It turns out that the aide, Ansel Herz, clearly engaged in the kind of "selective editing" critics claim conservative undercover journalists commit (but almost never do).
This week, Keith Olbermann, host of the GQ's web show ‘The Resistance’, launched into an unhinged rant and openly called for the arrest of White House adviser and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner for doing something that isn’t even illegal. Finally having found a home at GQ News after being fired from other outlets for breaking ethics rules, Olbermann has become a leader of "the resistance" to the new administration by playing to the hard left on his "news segments" posted to the magazine's YouTube channel.
Someone needs to tell the folks at the Comedy Central cable television channel that in order to have the word “Comedy” in your name, you should actually be funny. A perfect example of this concept gone wrong aired on Thursday evening, April 27, when the low-rated channel debuted The President Show, which mostly consists of President Donald Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik sitting in the Oval Office with Peter Grosz as Vice President Mike Pence nearby.
In “Trump Mania & Kegal Exercises,” Netflix’s Chelsea used three Mexican teenage girls – ages 14-16 – in her quest to regularly bash Donald Trump. The attack ended with Chelsea hoisting a piñata made in the likeness of Trump in public so a crowd would gather and help the teens smash it. Talk about overwrought aggression!
With Halloween on the horizon, October is a month full of such scary things as ghosts, goblins and … a possible return to MSNBC by fire-breathing former anchor Keith Olbermann.
According to an exclusive article by Joe Concha on the Mediaite.com website, NBC News president Andy Lack is looking for someone to solidify the network's prime-time line-up and may replace the low-rated All In With Chris Hayes with a new program anchored by the former ESPN, Fox Sports and (now-defunct) Current TV channel host.
As NewsBusters has often reported, MSNBC's line-up has led the cable news channel to a freefall in the ratings, with Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik blasting the schedule as “unwatchable” and “24 hours a day of mess.”
In an article posted on Thursday, Politico columnist Dylan Byers reported that the channel's daytime year-to-date viewership “is down 21 percent overall and 41 percent in the coveted 25- to 54-year-old demographic.”
Tabloid TV host Jerry Springer sang the praises of the supposedly "smart," "funny," and "witty" Keith Olbermann in a Wednesday post on Twitter, and proposed that the former MSNBC host should become Jon Stewart's successor at The Daily Show.
It's different when the MSM puts a Republican inside a bullseye, because, uh . . . Remember when in 2011 voices on the left from Keith Olbermann to Paul Krugman to the Huffington Post among many others suggested that Sarah Palin was at least partially to blame for the shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords because Palin had put out a map of House seats with bullseyes depicting districts, including Giffords', that Republicans were targeting? Krugman for example wrung his hands over the "climate of hate" that Palin and others on the right were supposedly fomenting, and predicted growing political violence in the years ahead.
Will those same leftists condemn the Daily Beast, which today featured a photo of Rand Paul inside a big red bullseye over a story headlined "Rand Paul = Democrats’ Enemy #1." Enemy #1? Bullseye? Oh, the humanity! View the photo after the jump.
Remember that scene in "Spinal Tap" when lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel showed documentary filmmaker Rob Reiner how he could turn up the volume on his amplifier all the way to 11, for that "extra push over the cliff" which he couldn't get with ordinary amps that would only go to 10?
Left wing radio host Thom Hartmann just cranked Iraq war revisionism all the way to 11. (Audio after the jump)