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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Deactivate Olbermann!

Hitler will be disappointed.
A day after he engaged in multiple Twitter arguments and called Penn State students "pitiful," ESPN suspended Keith Olbermann for a week. The global sports network released a statement Tuesday announcing the news, saying Olbermann's actions were "completely inappropriate and [do] not reflect the views of ESPN."
So much for saving the news media from the Brian Williams crisis.

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Anonymous Toddy Cat February 24, 2015 3:44 PM  

Let us not forget, Olbermann made his comments in the context of PSU students raising money to fight pediatric cancer, and his comments were infantile even for a lefty, such as "PSU students are pitiful because they are PSU students", whatever the Hell that is supposed to mean. Classy, Keith, classy...

These guys are actually nuts, and thanks to the escapades of people like Olbermann and Williams, people are starting to realize it.

Anonymous Noah B. February 24, 2015 3:47 PM  

Maybe the news media should just do re-runs from now on. By Grabthar's Hammer... what a savings!

Anonymous Will Best February 24, 2015 3:49 PM  

ESPN's problem was hiring him in the first place after MSNBC cut him loose.

Blogger Chris Scena February 24, 2015 3:53 PM  

You would think not being able to cut it on MSNBC would have been a sign or something. Even Sharpton still has his show on MSNBC.

Blogger Mekadave February 24, 2015 3:59 PM  

You would think not being able to cut it on MSNBC would have been a sign or something. Even Sharpton still has his show on MSNBC.

Not for much longer! :-D

http://rollingout.com/tv/msnbc-shake-al-sharpton-lose-nightly-show/

Anonymous karsten February 24, 2015 4:06 PM  

I'm sorry, but... "Hitler will be disappointed" in this?

I confess that I don't get the joke.

Anonymous DavidK February 24, 2015 4:08 PM  

You need to go back to the Brian Williams post here and see the YouTube clip that Vox linked to.

Blogger Joshua Dyal February 24, 2015 4:17 PM  

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2015/02/it-never-gets-old.html

Blogger Chris Scena February 24, 2015 4:18 PM  

Karsten,

Vox linked to a video with Hitler last week (with his take on the Brian Williams scandal). Look it up. Absolutely hysterical.

Anonymous MendoScot February 24, 2015 4:21 PM  

I confess that I don't get the joke.

Der Krieg ist verloren.

Anonymous Daniel February 24, 2015 4:24 PM  

What does ESPN mean those comments don't reflect their views?

Oh, they are talking about the views that they make public.

Anonymous scoobius dubious February 24, 2015 4:27 PM  

"I'm sorry, but... "Hitler will be disappointed" in this?"

OK that's it, somebody has got to draw the line. If you don't get the "Hitler is disappointed" joke BY NOW, then I'm sorry, but you are officially banned from the internet. By the power invested in me, yadda yadda.

I think Nate has some cow-pies that need cleaning. Go talk to him about it. But no more internet for you.

Srsly.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 24, 2015 4:58 PM  

Conservatives refuse to believe the establishment is becoming illegitimate, any day now a Nixon or even better a Reagan will ride in and save the day, but the libtards keep trying to prove their illegitimate reign of error is no fluke but the stupid party refuses to believe it and here we are.

Anonymous Scintan February 24, 2015 5:14 PM  

OT, but of a piece with the sickness on the left, We've got the UN IPCC Chief stepping down because of harassment charges.

Anonymous Keith Olberman February 24, 2015 5:17 PM  

My genius appears as insanity to idiots like you!

Anonymous Salt February 24, 2015 5:21 PM  

Olbermann should seek a job at Gawker.

Anonymous p-dawg February 24, 2015 5:37 PM  

@Mr.MantraMan: If we got another Reagan, we'd just end up with another liar who commissions studies on how to fix the budget and then completely ignores every recommendation they make. He was no conservative, he just played one on TV.

Blogger Eric February 24, 2015 5:59 PM  

ESPN's problem was hiring him in the first place after MSNBC cut him loose.

That's what I don't understand. The prima donna crap he pulled at MSNBC, even putting aside his politics, is a sign of an unbalanced individual. And he's been getting worse over the years. Even were I a lefty I wouldn't hire this guy to paint my house.

Anonymous J. J. February 24, 2015 6:21 PM  

Maybe this will help. Since 2011 when the hammer fell at Penn State, I've noted a pattern that when the media heaped lies, distortions, and rushes to judgment on anyone associated with Penn State.... and when a few (very few) media members would speak out against those lies and distortions, there was a "liberal media" vs. "conservative media" thing going on. That is perhaps an oversimplification but it's been a general pattern. Maybe Penn Staters were supposed to be quiet even in the face of obvious untruths, "for the sake of the children". Terrible things happened to children there, so the "Joe-bots" should just bend over and take anything the pinkshirts wanted to say during their various two minute hates. I wasn't surprised Vox's posts on the situation were reasonably fair. I'm not surprised Olbermann is still having a cow over Penn State, even though the situation now looks very different than it did during the initial frenzy. When it comes to pedolphilia, it seems that the ladies (like Olbermann) doth protest too much. It's the final frontier... the last place the SJW/pinkshirts can attempt any kind of appearance of sanity in regard to sexual mores.

Blogger James Dixon February 24, 2015 6:49 PM  

> PSU students are pitiful because they are PSU students"

Now, to be fair, having lived to close to Penn State for comfort most of my life (yeah, 150 miles is way too close, believe me), I can't find anything to argue with in that statement. But then I may have a slight bias, being a WVU graduate.

OpenID bc64a9f8-765e-11e3-8683-000bcdcb2996 February 24, 2015 6:57 PM  

So olby had a paid vacation for a week coming up, and he and ESPN needed a little "controversy" to get them through the "slow" sports news season?

CaptDMO

Anonymous Lacking a Coat February 24, 2015 8:04 PM  

OT Rotherham in Aberdeen

Blogger bob k. mando February 24, 2015 8:19 PM  

Only idiots hire women, OT
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/02/reddit-ceo-ellen-pao-takes-on-former-vc-firm-in-gender-discrimination-case/
Nazre was married, although “he falsely told her that his wife had left him.”

Pao admits that she ended up having sex with Nazre "two or three times" but then told him in the fall of 2006 that “she would no longer have a personal relationship with him.”

Anonymous Jim Milo February 24, 2015 8:24 PM  

My apologies if this is old news, but the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery is going through a SFWA-like purge that would sound so familiar to Vox:

http://www.blacklocks.ca/ottawa-media-face-expulsion/

Under proposed amendments, members may be expelled for a range of new offences including:

•“personal harassment”;
•“sexual harassment”;
•“violence”;
•“threats of violence”;
•“intimidation”;
•“a criminal offence that was or could have been tried by way of indictment and for which the member has been found guilty”.
Reporters would be expelled on the recommendation of a “confidential” meeting of the Gallery executive ratified by 10% of the membership – some 40 people. Expulsion for most members would mean the loss of livelihoods.

http://www.ipolitics.ca/2015/02/23/changes-to-gallery-rules-meant-to-protect-reporters-payton/

In a statement issued late Monday, iPolitics editor James Baxter said:
“In response to verbal abuse by a veteran gallery member toward a senior member of our reporting team during work hours in the middle of the ‘hot room’ on Parliament Hill, I believe the Gallery needed to take appropriate actions. The incident, which I view as inappropriate and unconscionable behaviour, included angry threats to “take (our reporter’s) fucking head off.”
“While not the first incident of its kind, this interaction was recorded and passed along to me. It was clear to everyone on my staff that it could not go without response. We have a young and ambitious team at iPolitics and I believe they deserve a work environment that, while lively and competitive, is free of intimidation and threats.”

Anonymous Noah B. February 24, 2015 8:44 PM  

Pao admits that she ended up having sex with Nazre "two or three times" but then told him in the fall of 2006 that “she would no longer have a personal relationship with him.”

She voluntary sleeps with one guy and another guy gives her a book. Now she's asking for $16 million.

Yeah -- THAT'S going to do a lot to encourage companies to hire women.

Blogger Frank Brady February 24, 2015 9:26 PM  

Gruber was self-evidently correct.

Blogger rumpole5 February 24, 2015 9:52 PM  

Aren't fewer and ever fewer people watching TV anyway? Even in the richer area of sports where some are still viewing, the PTB are trying to kill off any waning interest by having players play pretty in pink and obsessing about brain damaged players and spouse abuse, or whatever else is the leftwing bitchbark du jour.

Anonymous roo_ster February 24, 2015 10:07 PM  

Completely off topic:
Just finished one bright star to guide them by john c wright. It has been a long time since i read such a warm and beautiful work of fiction.

Anonymous Colorado Confederate February 24, 2015 11:39 PM  

MrMantraMan: Conservatives refuse to believe the establishment is becoming illegitimate

Indeed, that's the problem right there. The current Federal/Corporate/Banking/Media/Academic establishment is irredeemable. Screaming about it [the conservatives usual tactic] won't help. Time to "Alter or Abolish" [Jefferson].

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 25, 2015 12:10 AM  

uh oh!! man did a Hagel Sprung into instability, dang it. Yo, we need everyone working who can work to feed the pig. (a ref to the public service announcement regarding savings/taxation, taxation is still theft.)

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 25, 2015 12:25 AM  

Youtube; Springtime For Hitler - The Producers 2005. Crazy funny.

Anonymous meh February 25, 2015 12:52 AM  

Release the robotic Richard Simmons.

Anonymous Jack Amok February 25, 2015 1:02 AM  

That's what I don't understand. The prima donna crap he pulled at MSNBC, even putting aside his politics, is a sign of an unbalanced individual. And he's been getting worse over the years. Even were I a lefty I wouldn't hire this guy to paint my house.

Well, that's because sucessfully painting your house doesn't require having a bunch of people show up to watch. If it did, hiring someone bound to make a spectacle of himself as he did the job would make more sense.

At least until the audience started throwing rocks.

Anonymous rho February 25, 2015 3:01 AM  

Didn't Ann Coulter already make fun of Olbermann for going to the Cow College version of Cornell U.?

Twitter needs to update their TOS to explicitly allow any and all forms of abuse directed at current and former college attendees when the abuse is entirely based on their school of origin. Some time in the mid-'80s we converted all racial jokes to school-based jokes. If Twitter takes this away, even by proxy, then many good chuckles will be lost. And I, for one, will not stand for it.

Blogger CarpeOro February 25, 2015 12:25 PM  

"Youtube; Springtime For Hitler - The Producers 2005. Crazy funny."

Didn't bother to see the remake. The original with Gene Wilder was all that was needed. Did Mel Brooks direct the remake also?

Blogger ray February 26, 2015 3:31 PM  

PC-Politburo mouthpiece Olbermann sucks so bad he gives Neil Patrick Harris competition for Emasculate of the Decade. There can be no healthy future with 'men' like these remaining in the gene pool.

Anonymous jm February 27, 2015 5:45 PM  

Technically, NPH has taken himself out of the pool, what with the ghey and all.

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