Keith Olbermann: Chris Wallace a 'Monkey Posing as a Newscaster'
Poor Keith Olbermann. The one-time ESPN sportscaster turned chief of the left wing fringe with his low rated MSNBC talk show desperately seeks attention and often reaches for something, anything to pull him out of the ratings doldrums.
This time, Keith Olbermann will try another bout of name calling.
Olbermann's target this time is Fox News host Chris Wallace.
Wallace - who was greeted by former president Bill Clinton with a finger wagging lecture worth of "I did not have sex with that woman" that was broadcast over the weekend in a Clintonian attempt to re-write history now gets to deal with D-List broadcaster Olbermann.
Keith Olbermann's assessment, Wallace is a monkey. Hard to believe his show has little audience.
In an online "Special comment" Olbermann's giveswhat sounds like ajealous rage. He writes, "It is not essential that a past president, bullied and sandbagged by a monkey posing as a newscaster, finally lashed back."
He tries desperately to defend Clinton in the rest of his online rant, but clearly Olbermann understands that he can't really gather an audience beyond the finite group of left wing activists that tune in - so he delivers them some red meat by calling Wallace a monkey.
It's impossible to take him seriously after that lede.
His paranoid rant continues, " Consider the timing: the very weekend the National Intelligence Estimate would be released and show the Iraq war to be the fraudulent failure it is—not a check on terror, but fertilizer for it."
"The kind of proof of incompetence, for which the administration and its hyenas at Fox need to find a diversion, in a scapegoat," he writes.
Then the laugh line is delivered by Olbermann, "Had I in one moment surrendered all my credibility as a journalist, and been irredeemably humiliated, as was he, I would have gone home and started a new career selling seeds by mail."
Who knew Keith Olbermann had credibility as a journalist? That begs the question - does Keith Olbermann have a seed-selling side business that he runs from home?
--Jim Roberts writes from Manhattan
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