Thursday, August 28, 2008
"My reaction to that is: 'Grow up!' They have to just grow up," said Connie Chung, a former MSNBC host and former co-anchor of "CBS Evening News."
It's amazing how Phil Griffin tries to explain all of this away. He's a windbag.
Connie Chung was able to sum up the whole thing is just a few words. Good for her.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Why is he taking this route? I use to think he had a good business mind but after the past two nights I can't think that anymore.
His "star" is going to burn out or be put out if he continues making an ass out of himself AND out of MSNBC. This has gone way beyond unprofessionalism. In fact, it's jumped right into adolescent behavior and childish antics.
But like driving by a bad car accident you can't help but watch the destruction.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
On a different note. Keith isn't very good at this political convention stuff, is he? I just find his reporting a bit out of touch. He looks awkward and sounds unprofessional. Not so much so that he shouldn't be there but...maybe he seems uncomfortable.
I know he felt this overwhelming desire to let the Kos kids know he took a bathroom break. Gee, will he next be telling them how it all came out? Lord knows, he doesn't want them getting upset or making speculations about why he did this or that.
Maybe he'll let us ALL know what color his underwear are or if he's even wearing any.
Come on Keith, is your life so bad that you have to just chat up these people with such ridiculous information? You really aren't happy at home, are you? That can change, you know. After all, this is the campaign of change.
Monday, August 25, 2008
He gushed all over the place after her speech. I was thinking maybe he needed a cigarette.
Oh, and he took the Kos kids with him. He's already commented twice on there. What's the matter Keith? Not getting enough love from Joe? Or Katy? Or Chris? Or the crowd down behind you holding up t-shirts with your face on them?
He needs to bring himself down a notch or two and stop acting like a spoiled child at the carnival. Or better yet, the girl who wanted the goose that lays the golden egg NOW.
He needs to start being realistic. He was the only one who couldn't come up with a decent story of hardship. Could it be because he's never had to endure such a life? This is something he just can't connect with no matter how hard he tries.
Poor Keith isn't very poor. Never has been and never will be. And will never know how to connect. Period.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Last night he wore a very pretty mint green tie, which, of course, means he loves me ;-)hehe, but his hair took on this strange green hue. And today he had on a pale blue one with a blue background and- his hair was blue.
I don't usually talk about his clothes or ties but I couldn't help notice this. Is it just me or has anybody else seen this as well?
Friday, August 22, 2008
I know it is one of the cardinal tenets of this place that Donahue was cancelled because of his political viewpoints, but I must tell you, that wasn't the reason.
Did his opposition to the war hasten the cancellation? I'm sure it did. But had there been no war, or had there even been no push for war, all I know about that show suggests it would have been cancelled anyway. There's a New York Times article I stumbled across the other day, from September 2002 I think, that talks about how he was nearly cancelled because of expenses and ratings, then.
My last submission: the same people who pulled the plug on Donahue are the ones who started, fought for, defended, and aided Countdown -- especially in the politically dangerous times of 2003 and 2004.
"If you're going through hell - keep going!" -- Winston Churchill
by Keith Olbermann on Thu Aug 21, 2008 at 05:36:42 PM PDT
I don't believe a word of that last sentence.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
"THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW" LAUNCHES SEPT. 8 ON MSNBC
NEW YORK - Aug. 20, 2008 - "The Rachel Maddow Show," a smart look at politics, pop culture and all the day's top stories, will premiere Monday, Sept. 8, on MSNBC, it was announced today by Phil Griffin, President, MSNBC. "The Rachel Maddow Show" will telecast weekdays, 9-10 p.m. ET.
"Rachel is unbelievably talented and brilliant; her breadth and depth of knowledge of politics and news is astonishing and I'm so excited to give her a place to really showcase what she can do," said Griffin. "We've established MSNBC as the place for politics and the destination for viewers who want the smartest take on the day's developments. Adding Rachel into our primetime lineup makes perfect sense."
"I've loved working with MSNBC, and being asked to host my own show is an amazing opportunity," said Maddow. "I can't wait to get started."
Dan Abrams, currently the host of "Verdict," will remain Chief Legal Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC; he will be expanding his role contributing to "Dateline" and "Today" and will also serve as an anchor on MSNBC during the day.
"When Dan served as General Manager, he really laid the groundwork for MSNBC's success today, with ratings growing 62 percent under his watch. Dan helped establish MSNBC as the place for politics, launched our political "Super Tuesday" coverage and was vital in positioning the network for its current success," said Griffin. "Dan is the best legal analyst in the business. Our primetime focus is now politics, so this move will enable Dan to focus on what he does best."
"Putting my G.M. hat back on, I think this is absolutely the right call. I look forward to my future success at NBC News," said Abrams.
"The Rachel Maddow Show" will feature Maddow's take on the biggest stories of the day, political and otherwise, including lively debate with guests from all sides of the issues, in-depth analysis and stories no other shows in cable news will cover. Maddow will also continue to host "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Air America at 6 p.m. ET.
In January of 2008, Maddow was named an MSNBC political analyst; she is a regular panelist on MSNBC's "Race for the White House with David Gregory" and a frequent contributor on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann." She has been the regular guest host for "Countdown," has filled in for David Gregory on "Race," and has been a regular panelist on MSNBC's 2008 election coverage.
Maddow has worked with Air America Radio since its inception in the spring of 2004. Prior to joining AAR she worked for WRNX in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and WRSI in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Maddow received a bachelor's degree in public policy from Stanford University. She earned her doctorate in political science at Oxford University, which she attended on a Rhodes Scholarship. She is currently working on a book on the changing role of the military in U.S. politics, due out next year. She lives in New York City and Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula.
Keith's Mom is a member of Kos. I'm just joking. I thought it was kind of funny that this lady calls herself Mrs. Olbermann. And, yes, there's a story behind it. It seems her husband joked about her "boyfriend"(Keith) coming on in a few minutes. I doubt she's the only one. In fact, the joke happened to me a long time ago. That was until I learned he was an egotistical creep. Quite often now I miss the first ten minutes of the show. I do it on purpose because the first story is usually boring.
But, all in all, it's a bit humorous.
Impressive, indeed! (8+ / 0-)
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by Mrs Olbermann on Tue Aug 19, 2008 at 09:39:04 PM PDT
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
My my, isn't he just proud of himself. It's great news that Rachel has her own show. It's bad news that Keith thinks he Superman.
I believe he probably went to bat for her and talked a good talk to get her that job, but ultimately it's the big wigs who makes the decisions. Keith ain't no big wig. If he was he would be making a hell of a lot more money than what he is.
Keith puts himself on a pedestal way too much and his so called "modesty" doesn't work that well. At least not for me anyway.
But, putting aside his EGO, the rapper worst persons thing tonight cracked me up. That was the funniest thing since he and Mo Rocca discussed the variety of farts.
Monday, August 18, 2008
I'll say it again.
Too much of a good thing isn't a good thing.
Granted, it's been a while since he's done the last one but it seems like it was just yesterday.
It's gotten to the point where the whole show is pretty much a "special comment"..with guests.
I do prefer to read them, though, when he insists on doing them. The writing is good. However, they've almost become passe.
No more special comments. Please. Or at least wait till Obama gets into office and screws up.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
"guy goes out of his way to return money he found"
Katy quote, "Now, I only have a ten. I don't have that much money."
A) it wasn't necessary to put this in her explanation. B) since she insisted on saying it, she left out two very important words: "With me". "I don't have that much money with me". That would've been the more appropriate thing to say.
Actually, she shouldn't have said it to begin with. She doesn't have that much money? That's kind of a slight slam on Keith, isn't it?
And before you go and say, "No, she's makes her own money", let's look at the facts.
She had no job or money when she moved in with Keith. It took her over a year to get that job and we all pretty much speculate how she got it. She lives in a multi million dollar condo with someone who isn't hurting for cash.
Now one can ask, did he cut her off? Is it that she makes very little money and Keith is making her fend for herself? One can only guess at the answers to those two questions.
I don't know how much a "freelance" reporter makes. Apparently it's not that much. She obviously doesn't spend money on professional clothing. But that's a different issue.
The facts remain. She never should've said that. Her reputation will always be questioned as long as she lives with someone who has a bad reputation. Also, if she wants to go far in this business she can't afford to be taking on Keith's personality.
I know that when two people live together for a long time they tend to pick up each other's habits. He is not a good habit to have.
Though she may not see it that way, it's still the facts. She's very young and impressionable, and easily manipulated. She has yet to create her own way of life and personality. Which means, she's not an individual. She's becoming exactly what Keith is molding her in to.
I say that because her statement was something that Keith would've said. In other words; don't put your personal business in with your professional business. I think that's where Keith made his biggest mistake.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
So Rush Limbaugh is a hole, huh? I guess that's the easy way of saying he's an asshole? Never heard anybody called a hole before. But what Rush said about Elizabeth Edwards, or insinuated, was typical of just about any guy. Your wife is a nag so therefore it's okay to look elsewhere.
No offense fellas but you guys don't look at women as people first. How many of you can actually say that the first thing you look at are her eyes?
Though I thought it was commendable what Keith was trying to do, I think he's the wrong person to be spouting out moralities here. Or defending a woman's intellect.
Keith is about as moral as Hugh Hefner. How many times does a girl have to jump up and down before you're satisfied?
As for the murder of that poor man? I realize Keith was pissed that it happened, and I can understand that, but don't associate those of us who had nothing to do with the robbery of the White House and the heinous crimes of this administration in order to get your point across. I didn't vote for the creep. Nor did I participate in any injustice towards humanity. WE are not responsible. THEY are.
Now to The Soup and the end of the fun with Joel McHale. What a cop out.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
That's just insanely childish.
He sits there and does a good job of reporting..well...stumbling reporting, some very interesting news tonight and then suddenly turns into this adolescent that makes one raise a brow or two.
He usually has good reason to bash BillO but, gee, can it be that difficult to do it without looking like a 9 year old?
Not once did I smile at this.
His parents must really be proud of him.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
car free saturday
I really do wish this girl would get better. Seriously, I do. Though she disgusts me I still wish her luck in this field. I have the tendency to root for the underdog, but for how long, is the question.
This particular one is not very good at all.
If she doesn't get better she will have to rely on Keith for the rest of her life and that, dear friends, is not a good thing in any body's life. If you are constantly dependent on someone else to get you where you want to be in life, you will never learn how to be yourself. You will always be the person that the other person wants you to be.
I learned this when I was in the entertainment business(In my early 20's). That's why I'm not in it anymore. People will make you do things you don't want to do but yet you do them out of fear. Fear that you will not make it. Fear that you will have to go back and start all over again. Fear that you will never amount to anything.
These are the kinds of things those people will instill in you. They will make you feel you are worthless without them. And it's going to cost you a lot.
When I was told I would never get far in this world if I left the business that set the tone for me to get out. Don't tell me I can't make it on my own.
This child has yet to learn this lesson.
People with large egos always cheat. They do this because they think they're invincible. And invisible.
I really liked him the first time he ran for President. And I thought he was cute. I'm hoping now that he realizes what a true cad he is.
I also hope that Keith learns from him. But I'm not holding onto that hope.
You should go here for the latest installment. It's really good.
Countdown, though, was entertaining last night. I love Christian Finnegan. He makes me laugh. Keith also made me laugh, which is a rare thing these days.
I will not, however, listen to Gene Robinson anymore. I mute the t.v. whenever he's on. I like him but too much of a good thing is not a good thing.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I had the feeling Keith was definitely typing and I figured it was probably on Kos. Well, I checked out Kos and lo' and behold.
Does Keith not realize how despicably rude that is? How disrespectful it is? Now you tell me if he and bonehead truly get along. If he's that way with his guests I can only imagine how painful it is to live with him. But don't get me wrong I don't feel sorry for her. She spread her legs fast for a life of disrespect. And you can bet she's getting a boatload of it.
Shame on you Keith. Shame shame shame.
By the time I got to the hospital the pain had eased. Which meant, of course, that it was passing. Yep, folks, I passed a kidney stone this morning. hehe.
They gave me some wonderful pain medicine. And now I'm all better.
One more thing. Some comments have been removed. I'm thinking Blogger must've done it inadvertantly. I know I was having problems with some other things regarding the publishing of comments, and I know they were scheduled for an outage so it may have been during that time.
I can only retrieve two comments, and I will do that and post them shortly.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Now, it would be great, and I would be the first to say go ahead, if the international community tries that lot with war crimes.
Come on people. We already know this shit. Give us something new.
Also, Keith really needs to stop trying so hard to be funny. When he does that it makes him look incredibly stupid.
Now Rachel Maddow, on the other hand, has a great sense of humor and timing. She's a natural at this. And I think it has a lot to do with the fact that she goes with the flow. Keith's problem is, he thinks he's the flow. When in fact, it's the story. So his part in it is practically non existent.
One word to solve Keith's problem. PreparationH.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Personally, I could not make it... I was supposed to go to the Clinton Foundation Christmas party last December. I mean, that I was (on the air) criticizing them, was deeply, personally painful to me. I'm sure they will say not as deeply personallly painful to you as it was to us, but I really agonized over it and in many respects, I held fire on it. A lot of the subjects that she did early on in the campaign did not strike me as particularly in concert with the rest of the Democratic feel, so, you know, it wasn't personal – it really wasn't.
Would somebody be so kind to explain this to me? If it was personally painful to him then how can it be that it wasn't personal?
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Yes, I know what the blog is about but I found it amusing how it became a battle between who's the biggest baby.
Only Keith can bring something like this about. And funny how he's totally ignoring this. In fact, he hasn't posted on there in over a month. That's a record, isn't it?
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Countdown was okay tonight. In bits and pieces.
The ratings slug fest has really got to stop though. It's extremely juvenile. I'm surprised Keith doesn't stick his thumbs in his ears waving his fingers going "Nanny nanny boo boo" at the end of his spiel.
You know, when I was a kid I use to think adults were these people with all the knowledge and foresight and maturity that could only make your upbringing a good thing, so I have to ask, did Keith's parents really intend for him to grow up to be such an immature, irresponsible, egotistical, rude, hateful, attention seeking, slut searching idiot? I seriously doubt it.
But he's just a wonderful guy, isn't he? If you really want to get immature about it, though, Keith started it. All.
Keith is the last person to be telling someone they need to see a shrink. First off, what that woman said about Obama needing to put some meat on his bones was not shrink worthy. Stupid, yes. Secondly, if everybody who said incredibly stupid things needed to see a shrink then we would all have to line up behind Keith, BillO, Bush, Cheney, Limbaugh, Ingraham, etc.
Granted Obama is a thin guy but it's really really stupid to NOT vote for him just because he's thin. And anybody who bases their vote on such a lame reason doesn't need to be voting. Stupid people shouldn't vote. But it's not necessary to go to a shrink.
Also, Keith said you can tell a man by his friends. Well, that was a mouthful, wasn't it? Keith has no friends. What does that tell you?
Aside from those few stupid things I rather enjoyed seeing Craig Crawford again. He cracked me up tonight. I never knew he had such a good sense of humor.
I've gotten to the point where I won't even listen to his guests anymore, with the exception of those who aren't on there very much. Like Derrick Pitts. Keith actually did something right with this guy.
It was also nice to see Craig Crawford. Haven't seen him in a long time. Though he gets on my nerves a little bit with the way he talks but I kind of like him.
Don't get me wrong, Countdown is a good show. It's the host that makes it hard to stomach at times. Keith is becoming more and more physically unattractive. If he keeps gaining weight he's just going to be downright ugly. But then, that would work more to his advantage considering his attitude is already ugly.
I just get the feeling that, eventually, Keith is going to piss off the wrong person and he's not going to get out of it scar free.