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Keith Olbermann
Image:Keith Olbermann - small.jpg
Keith Olbermann, 2008-01-07
Born January 27, 1959 (1959-01-27) (age 49)
New York City, New York
Education B.A., Cornell University
Occupation Broadcaster
Title News Anchor, Commentator, and Sportscaster
Family mother, father, sister
Spouse N/A
Children 0
Ethnicity German-American
Religious belief(s) unknown (brought up Lutheran)
Salary $4,000,000
Net worth $14.2mm (est.)
Notable credit(s)
Official website

Keith Olbermann (born January 27, 1959) is an American news anchor, commentator, and radio sportscaster. He hosts Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC, an hour-long nightly newscast of five selected stories with commentary by Olbermann and guests. Starting with the 2007 NFL season, Olbermann also serves as co-host of NBC's Football Night in America with Bob Costas. 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... This article is about the state. ... A news anchor (US,Can. ... The word commentator has many different meanings. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anchorman redirects here. ... The word commentator has many different meanings. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Countdown with Keith Olbermann is an hour-long weeknight news program [2] on MSNBC which airs live at 8pm Eastern Time and reruns at 10pm and 2am on weekdays. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... The 2007 season of the National Football League (NFL) is the 88th season played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... This article is about the television network. ... Football Night in America is the studio show preceding NBCs broadcasts of Sunday night National Football League (NFL) games starting in the 2006 NFL season. ... Robert Quinlan Bob Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ...

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Early life and career

Originally from New York City, Olbermann grew up in Westchester County, attending school at Hastings-on-Hudson. Keith Olbermann is of German ancestry. [1] As a teenager, he often wrote about baseball card collecting, appearing in many sports card collecting periodicals of the mid-1970s. He is credited in Sports Collectors Bible, a 1975 book by Bert Randolph Sugar, which is considered one of the important early books for trading card collectors. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Hastings-on-Hudson is a village located in Westchester County, New York. ... Bert Randolph Sugar (born June 7, 1936 in Washington, D.C.) is a well known boxing writer. ... Various trading cards A trading card (or collectible card) is a small card which is intended for trading and collecting. ...


Olbermann graduated from the Hackley School in Tarrytown two years after future ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school as a play-by-play announcer for WHTR. Olbermann started college at the age of 16 and in 1979 he earned his bachelor of science degree in communications arts from Cornell University, where he served as sports director for WVBR, a student-run commercial radio station in Ithaca.[2] Hackley School is a private college preparatory school located in Tarrytown, New York and is a member of the Ivy Preparatory School League. ... Tarrytown is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Christopher (Boomer) James Berman (born May 10, 1955, in Greenwich, Connecticut) is a sportscaster, who anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, Baseball Tonight, U.S. Open golf, and other programming on ESPN. He joined ESPN a month after its founding and has been with the network since. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... B.S. redirects here. ... Cornell redirects here. ... WVBR-FM is a radio station that broadcasts to Ithaca, New York, and surrounding areas. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... The City of Ithaca (named for the Greek island of Ithaca) sits on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, in Central New York State. ...


Olbermann began his professional career at UPI and RKO Radio before joining then nascent CNN in 1981. In 1984, he briefly worked as a sports anchor at WCVB-TV in Boston, before heading to Los Angeles to work at KTLA and KCBS. His work there earned him 11 Golden Mike Awards, and he was named Best Sportscaster by the California Associated Press three times.[3] Front of UPI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. United Press International (UPI) is a global news agency headquartered in the United States filing news in English, Spanish and Arabic. ... WRKO is an AM radio station based in Boston, Massachusetts, currently owned by Entercom and broadcasting on 680 kHz. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... WCVB-TV is the ABC affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... KTLA, channel 5, is a television station in Los Angeles, California. ... KCBS-TV is the CBS owned and operated television station in the Los Angeles, California area. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ...


Career at ESPN

In 1992, he joined ESPN’s SportsCenter, a position he held until 1997. He often co-hosted SportsCenter with Dan Patrick, the two becoming a popular anchor team. In 1995, Olbermann won a Cable ACE award for Best Sportscaster. Olbermann would later co-author a book with Patrick called The Big Show about their experiences working at SportsCenter. On the May 10, 2004, episode for Countdown, Olbermann said that the short-lived ABC dramedy Sports Night was based on his time on SportsCenter with Patrick.[4] ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ... For the politician of the same name, see Dan Patrick (politics). ... For other uses, see Anchor (disambiguation). ... The CableACE Award was an award that was given from 1978 to 1997 to honor excellence in American cable television programing. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Dramedy, a portmanteau of drama and comedy, is a genre of movies and television in which the lines between these very different genres were blurred. ... This article is about the American television series. ...


Leaving ESPN

In 1997, Olbermann abruptly left ESPN under a cloud of controversy, apparently burning his bridges with the network's management.[5] This began a long and drawn out feud between Olbermann and ESPN. Between 1997 and 2007 incidents between the two sides included Olbermann publishing an essay on Salon.com in November of 2002 entitled "Mea Culpa" in which he stated "I couldn't handle the pressure of working in daily long-form television, and what was worse, I didn't know I couldn't handle it."[6] The essay told of an instance of where his former bosses remarked he had "too much backbone," a claim that is literally true, as Olbermann has six lumbar vertebrae instead of the normal five.[6] In 2004, ESPN famously snubbed him from the guest lineup of its 25th Anniversary SportsCenter "Reunion Week," which saw Craig Kilborn and Charley Steiner return to the SportsCenter set. In 2007, ten years after Olbermann's departure, in an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, he said "If you burn a bridge, you can possibly build a new bridge, but if there's no river any more, that's a lot of trouble."[7] During the same interview, Olbermann stated that he recently learned that as a result of ESPN agreeing to let him back on the airwaves, he was banned from ESPN's main Bristol, Connecticut campus.[7] Salon. ... The lumbar vertebrae are the largest segments of the movable part of the vertebral column, and are characterized by the absence of the foramen transversarium within the transverse process, and by the absence of facets on the sides of the body. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ... Craig Kilborn (born August 24, 1962) is an American comedian and former talk show host. ... Charley Steiner (born July 17, 1949) is an American sportscaster. ... Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ... Nickname: Mum City Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Central Connecticut Incorporated (town) 1785 Incorporated (city) 1911 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor William T. Stortz Area  - City 69. ...


Return to ESPN

Olbermann co-hosted an hour of the syndicated Dan Patrick Show on ESPN radio from 2005 until Patrick left ESPN on August 17, 2007. [8] Olbermann and Patrick referred to this segment as "The Big Show," just as their SportsCenter show was known. Patrick often introduced Olbermann with the tagline "saving the democracy," a nod to his work on Countdown. The Dan Patrick Show is a syndicated sports talk show that is hosted by SportsCenter personality Dan Patrick and broadcast on ESPN Radio in Bristol, Connecticut and New York, New York during the NBA season. ... ESPN Radio is an American sports radio network. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Other sports broadcasting

Fox Sports

In 1998, Olbermann joined Fox Sports Net as anchor and executive producer for The Keith Olbermann Evening News, a sportscast similar to SportsCenter, airing weekly on Sunday evenings. While at Fox, he again hosted the 2000 World Series as well as Fox Broadcasting's baseball Game of the Week. Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... Dates October 21, 2000–October 26, 2000 MVP Derek Jeter (New York Yankees) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, and Bob Brenly Umpires Ed Montague, Jerry Crawford, Tim McClelland, Tim Welke, Charlie Reliford, Jeff Kellogg MTA logo for the 2000 Subway Series. ... FOX redirects here. ... The Major League Baseball Game of the Week is the defacto title for over-the-air, nationally televised, coverage of regular season Major League Baseball games. ...


According to Olbermann, he was fired from Fox in 2001 after reporting on rumors that Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corporation owns Fox, was planning on selling the Los Angeles Dodgers.[9] When asked about Olbermann, Murdoch said "I fired him...He's crazy."[10] News Corp. sold the Dodgers to Frank McCourt in 2004. Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian born United States citizen who is a global media executive and is the controlling shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation, based in New York. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and the third worlds largest. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899...


ABC Radio

After Olbermann left Fox Sports in 2001, he provided twice-daily sports commentary on the ABC Radio Network, reviving the "Speaking of Sports" and "Speaking of Everything" segments begun by Howard Cosell.[11] The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Howard William Cosell, born Howard William Cohen (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist on American television. ...


NFL on NBC

Olbermann was named on April 16, 2007 as co-host of Football Night in America, NBC's NFL pre-game show that precedes their Sunday Night NFL game.[12] is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Football Night in America is the studio show preceding NBCs broadcasts of Sunday night National Football League (NFL) games starting in the 2006 NFL season. ... NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. ...


Career at NBC Universal

First NBC stint

In 1997, Olbermann left ESPN to host his own primetime show on MSNBC, The Big Show with Keith Olbermann. The news-variety program covered three or four topics in a one-hour broadcast. Olbermann also occasionally hosted the weekend edition of NBC Nightly News, and, along with Hannah Storm, co-hosted NBC Sports’ pre-game coverage of the 1997 World Series. For the news website, see msnbc. ... NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... Hannah Storm (born Hannah Storen on June 13, 1962) is an American television news journalist and a current co-host of CBS The Early Show. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ... Dates October 18, 1997 – October 26, 1997 MVP Liván Hernández (Florida) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Umpires Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL), Joe West (NL), Greg Kosc (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Ken Kaiser (AL) The 1997 World Series is regarded as...

See also: Major League Baseball on NBC

When the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke in 1998, the show morphed into White House in Crisis. Olbermann became frustrated as his show was consumed by the Lewinsky story. In 1998, he stated that his work at MSNBC would "make me ashamed, make me depressed, make me cry."[5] An NBC Sports camera capturing the action at Dodger Stadium. ... While working as an intern at the White House, Monica Lewinsky had a short-term sexual relationship with President Bill Clinton. ...


Return to MSNBC on Countdown

Olbermann returned to MSNBC in 2003 as a substitute host on Nachman and as an anchor for the network's coverage of the war in Iraq. Prior to his return, Olbermann was a regular contributor to CNN and provided twice-daily commentary, “Speaking of Sports,” for ABC Radio Network. His own show, Countdown, debuted shortly thereafter on March 31, 2003, in the 8 p.m. ET time slot previously held by programs hosted by Phil Donahue and, briefly, Lester Holt. On October 13, 2004, Olbermann launched Bloggermann, his Countdown weblog, hosted on MSNBC.com.[13] Olbermann used the open format of the blog to expand on facts or ideas alluded to in the broadcast, to offer personal musings and reactions, and to break news at odd hours. However, in February 2007, Olbermann launched a new blog, The News Hole. Countdown with Keith Olbermann is an hour-long weeknight news program [2] on MSNBC which airs live at 8pm Eastern Time and reruns at 10pm and 2am on weekdays. ... Jerry Nachman (February 24, 1946 - January 19, 2004) was the editor-in-chief of MSNBC until his death from cancer. ... This article is about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Phillip John Donahue (born December 21, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American media personality and writer, best known as the creator and star of The Phil Donahue Show, also known as Donahue, the first tabloid talk show. ... Lester Holt, wearing a red apron, cooking on Weekend Today. ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A weblog (now more commonly known as a blog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally, but not always, in reverse chronological order). ...


Countdown's format, per its name, involves Olbermann ranking the five biggest news stories of the day or sometimes "stories my producers force me to cover" as Olbermann puts it. This is done in numerical reversal or counting down with the first story shown being ranked fifth but apparently the most important. The segments ranked numbers two and one typically are of a lighter fare than segments ranked five through three. The first few stories shown are typically oriented toward government, politics, and world events. The last two typically involve celebrities, sports, or the bizarre.


Countdown posted a 77 percent gain in total viewers (52 percent in viewers aged 25 to 54) for the first quarter of 2007 over the first quarter of 2006 in the 8pm timeslot, Bill O'Reilly's gains during that period were 5 percent, Nancy Grace's 12 percent, and Paula Zahn's suffered a loss of 10 percent.[14] It has been suggested that Bill OReilly political beliefs and points of view be merged into this article or section. ... Nancy Ann Grace (born October 23, 1959) is an American talk show host and former prosecutor. ... Paula Zahn (born February 24, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American newscaster, most recently the host of Paula Zahn NOW on CNN. On 24 July 2007, she resigned from CNN. The last broadcast of Paula Zahn Now on CNN aired August 2, 2007. ...


On February 16, 2007, MSNBC reported that Olbermann had signed a four-year extension on his contract with MSNBC for Countdown, as well as the inclusion of another show set to air on NBC in the fall. The details of the show have not been fully disclosed, but Olbermann was quoted on air as saying it will deal with commentary segments similar to his "special comments", but not so politically oriented. He has referred to them as "essays."[15] is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


In a technique similar to that of former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite in connection to the Vietnam War, Olbermann counts the days since May 1, 2003, the day President George W. Bush declared "mission accomplished" in Iraq. He then ends the broadcast by crumpling up his notes and throwing them at the camera, saying his signature close, "Good night and good luck" in the mode of another former CBS newsman, Edward R. Murrow. CBS News logo, used from Sept. ... Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. ... Edward R. Ed Murrow (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American journalist and media figure. ...


Ideological bias

Although it began as a traditional newscast, Countdown With Keith Olbermann has gradually adopted an opinion-oriented format. The majority of the program features criticism of prominent Republicans and rightward leaning figures, especially the George W. Bush Administration, and of rival news commentator Bill O'Reilly, whom Olbermann routinely dubs the “Worst Person In The World."[16] GOP redirects here. ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... It has been suggested that Bill OReilly political beliefs and points of view be merged into this article or section. ...


The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz has written that Olbermann is "position[ing] his program as an increasingly liberal alternative to The O'Reilly Factor."[17] The conservative media watchdog group Media Research Center (MRC) has accused Olbermann of liberal bias.[18][19] The MRC compiled a list of the recipients of Olbermann's “World's Worst” for about a year from its beginning on June 30, 2005 and reported that, of the approximately 600 recipients, 174 (29 percent) of those fit their definition of “conservative” people or ideas while only 23 (4 percent) were what they considered “liberal.”[20] Olbermann has frequently chastised 2008 Democratic Party nomination candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton for her campaign tactics against her primary opponent, Senator Barack Obama (D-IL). Olbermann has also posted on the liberal blog Daily Kos, a site where visitors tend to be pro-Obama. ... Howard Alan Kurtz (born 1953, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American journalist, blogger, author and media critic. ... Modern liberalism in the United States is a form of liberalism that began in the United States in the last years of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century. ... An example of The OReilly Factors Talking Points Memo The OReilly Factor is an American talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill OReilly, who discusses current political and social issues with guests from opposing ends of the political spectrum. ... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Image:BBozell. ... Liberal bias is a common phrase used in American political discourse to express the view that the American media generally has a liberal bias. ... Daily Kos (IPA: ) is an American political blog, publishing news and opinion from a progressive point of view. ...


In a Countdown interview with Al Franken on October 25, 2005, Olbermann noted that in 2003, after having Janeane Garofalo and Franken on his show, a vice president of MSNBC had questioned him on inviting "liberals" on consecutive nights, contrasting that occurrence to the apparent ideological latitude he enjoyed at the time of the second Franken interview.[21] Alan Stuart Al Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an Emmy Award–winning American comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator, radio host and, recently, politician. ... Janeane Garofalo (born September 28, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, political activist, writer and former co-host on Air America Radios The Majority Report. ...


In November 2007, conservative British newspaper The Daily Telegraph placed Keith Olbermann at #67 on their Top 100 list of most influential US liberals. It said that he uses his MSNBC show to promote "an increasingly strident liberal agenda." It added that he would be "a force on the Left for some time to come."[22] Investigative journalist Robert Parry has characterized Olbermann as being on the "left side of the scale."[23] This article concerns the British newspaper. ... Robert Parry is an American investigative journalist who has written extensively about the Iran-Contra scandal. ...


Olbermann has refused to "pigeonhole" himself politically, stating, "I'm not a liberal, I'm an American."[24]


Criticism of the Bush administration

In Olbermann's "Special Comment" segment on July 3, 2007, he called President George W Bush's commutation of Lewis "Scooter" Libby's prison sentence the "last straw," and called for the resignation of Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Olbermann said: Countdown with Keith Olbermann is an hour-long weeknight news program [2] on MSNBC which airs live at 8pm Eastern Time and reruns at 10pm and 2am on weekdays. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001 and re-elected in the 2004 U.S. presidential election. ... Commutation of sentence involves the reduction of legal penalties, especially of terms of imprisonment. ... I. Lewis Scooter Libby Irve Lewis Scooter Libby, Jr. ... The idiom the straw that broke the camels back is from an Arab proverb about loading up a camel beyond its capacity to move. ... The Vice President of the United States[1] (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS,[2] Veep, or VP) is the first person in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ...

We enveloped our President in 2001. And those who did not believe he should have been elected — indeed, those who did not believe he had been elected — willingly lowered their voices and assented to the sacred oath of non-partisanship. And George W. Bush took our assent, and re-configured it, and honed it, and shaped it to a razor-sharp point and stabbed this nation in the back with it.[25]

On his February 14, 2008 "Special Comments" segment, Olbermann castigated Bush for threatening to veto an extension of the Protect America Act unless it provided full immunity from lawsuits to telecom companies. Olbermann stated, A bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to provide additional procedures for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence information and for other purposes also known as the Protect America Act of 2007 (Pub. ...

Mr. Bush, you say that our ability to track terrorist threats will be weakened and our citizens will be in greater danger, yet you have weakened that ability, you have subjected us, your citizens, to that greater danger. This, Mr. Bush, is simple enough even for you to understand. For the moment, at least, thanks to some true patriots in the House, and to your own stubbornness, you have tabled telecom immunity, and the FISA act. You. By your own terms and your definitions, you have just sided with the terrorists. You got to have this law, or we‘re all going to die. But, practically speaking, you vetoed this law.[26]

During the same commentary, Olbermann stated: "If you believe in the seamless mutuality of government and big business, come out and say it. There is a dictionary definition, one word that describes that toxic blend. You‘re a fascist—get them to print you a T-shirt with 'fascist' on it. What else is this but fascism?".[27]


In a special comment on May 14, 2008, Olbermann took Bush to task for announcing that he had stopped playing golf in honor of American soldiers who died in the Iraq war. Stating that Bush never should have started the war in the first place and accusing him of dishonesty and war crimes, Olbermann snapped "It is not, Mr. Bush, about your golf game! And, sir, if you have any hopes that next January 20th will not be celebrated as a day of soul-wrenching, heartfelt thanksgiving, because your faithless stewardship of this presidency will have finally come to a merciful end, this last piece of advice . . . when somebody asks you, sir, about your gallant, noble, self-abnegating sacrifice of your golf game so as to soothe the families of the war dead. This advice, Mr. Bush: Shut the hell up!" Asked by MSNBC senior vice-president Phil Griffin if it was really necessary to tell the President of the United States to "shut the hell up," Olbermann replied that it was, because he couldn't say "fuck" on television.[28] This article is about the game. ... In the context of war, a war crime is a punishable offense under International Law, for violations of the laws of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. ...


Feud with Bill O'Reilly

Olbermann has repeatedly named Bill O'Reilly, host of the The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel as his “Worst Person in the World," naming him more than 60 times from June 2005 to August 2007.[citation needed] It has been suggested that Bill OReilly political beliefs and points of view be merged into this article or section. ... An example of The OReilly Factors Talking Points Memo The OReilly Factor is an American talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill OReilly, who discusses current political and social issues with guests from opposing ends of the political spectrum. ... Fox News redirects here. ...


The feud blossomed with Olbermann's public celebration of O'Reilly's 2004 sexual harassment suit by former Fox News Channel producer Andrea Mackris;[29] he jokingly kept track of money his viewers pledged to buy the tapes from Mackris and ran a “Save the Tapes” campaign. Sexual harassment is harassment or unwelcome attention of a sexual nature. ... Andrea Mackris, and her lawyer Benedict Morelli at a news conference in New York City, Wednesday, 13 October 2004. ...


Olbermann went (on August 30, September 5, September 11, and November 1 of 2006 commentaries) from criticizing O'Reilly to confronting the Bush administration directly. In a September 2006 “Worst Person in the World” segment, Olbermann said, “I'm sorry, Bill. I can't play with you right now. I have bigger fish to fry.”[30]


According to The New York Times, O'Reilly eventually stopped criticizing Olbermann on The O'Reilly Factor, but Fox News spokeswoman Irina Briganti has released the following public statement in response: The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...

Because of his personal demons, Keith has imploded everywhere he’s worked, from lashing out at co-workers to personally attacking Bill O’Reilly and all things Fox, it’s obvious Keith is a train wreck waiting to happen. And like all train wrecks, people might tune in out of morbid curiosity, but they eventually tune out, as evidenced by Keith’s recent ratings decline. In the meantime, we hope he enjoys his paranoid view from the bottom of the ratings ladder and wish him well on his inevitable trip to oblivion.[31]

A press release by NBC on May 1, 2007 indicates that ratings for Countdown went up significantly since Fox’s 2006 statement.

Countdown with Keith Olbermann" (8:00 to 9:00 pm ET) continues its ratings surge, up 81% in total viewers (818,000 v. 452,000) and 73% in the demo (292,000 v. 169,000) over a year ago. "Countdown" maintained its lead over CNN, with a 9% advantage in total viewers and a 7% advantage in the demo. CNN delivered 749,000 total viewers and 273,000 in the demo for the month.”[32] The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...

While attending a Television Critics Association breakfast session on 22 July 2006, Olbermann was photographed holding up "an O’Reilly mask while raising his right arm in what resembled a Nazi salute."[33] The next week, while a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Olbermann was asked to comment on the photo, which had appeared on the Drudge Report. Olbermann said he had been waving to a friend, though he added that "Bill O'Reilly has defended the Nazis from World War II on three separate occasions."[34][35] Olbermann's comments referred to an episode of The O'Reilly Factor, in which O'Reilly inaccurately stated that American troops were the aggressors in the Malmedy massacre. The Television Critics Association is a group of approximately 200 U.S. and Canadian jornalists and columnists who cover televions programming. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Roman salute is a closed finger, flat-palm-down hand raised at an angle (usually 45 degrees) and was used by the Roman Republic. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (April 28, 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian and television host, who succeeded Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992. ... The Drudge Report is a U.S.-based news website run by Matt Drudge. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... United States soldiers discover the aftermath of the Malmedy Massacre. ...


On 28 July 2006, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) sent an open letter to Olbermann at MSNBC stating, "We are deeply dismayed by your ongoing use of the Nazi 'Sieg Heil' salute, both on your program and in public appearances…" The letter explains that Olbermann's use of the salute prompted many complaints from its members, including Holocaust survivors, and that any use of it "serves to trivialize the Holocaust and the six million Jews and others who died as a result of Hitler's Final Solution." The letter closed by asking Olbermann to "reconsider [his] use of the Nazi salute in the future."[36] is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Anti-Defamation League (or ADL) is an interest group founded in 1913 by Bnai Brith in the United States whose stated aim is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... Sieg Heil is a German phrase, which literally means Hail [to] Victory. ... For other uses, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation). ... Hitler redirects here. ... This article is about the term with respect to the Jewish Question in World War II. For other uses, see Final Solution (disambiguation). ...


Olbermann had written a year earlier in his weblog that Nazi references have "no place...in this culture" and "the analogies are wrong, offensive, and deeply hurtful" when used in partisan politics.[37] A weblog (now more commonly known as a blog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally, but not always, in reverse chronological order). ...


On the 6 December 2007 Countdown, Olbermann gave O'Reilly the bronze during The Worst Person in the World segment for telling Dana Perino, "you know, I've never understood why you, Tony Snow, McClellan, and White House spokespeople and President Bush himself, the president himself, don't get as angry as I get from the 'Bush lied crowd'. They can't prove any lies. They say it over and over and over. Somebody accused me of being a liar like Biden just did, I'd be all over them. I'd be all over them." Olbermann challenged O'Reilly, "Okay. You're a liar. Come get me, tough guy." [38] is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Dana Marie Perino (born May 9, 1972) is the current White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, having taken over the position on September 14, 2007. ...


Criticism of Fox News

Olbermann has repeatedly voiced criticisms of Fox News, usually calling it "Fixed News" or "Fox Noise" due to his belief that the network is about entertainment and putting forward conservative ideals rather than reporting the news. He has on many occasions labeled Fox News journalists and the network itself as "worse, worser and worst in the world" during his popular segment. Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ...


Criticism of the Hillary Clinton campaign

On 12 March 2008, Olbermann used his "Special Comment" on Countdown to criticize the direction and management of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Olbermann said Sen. Clinton is "campaigning as if Barack Obama were the Democrat and [she] were the Republican", and pled with Senator Clinton to "take back the reins of the campaign from whoever has led you to this precipice".[39] REDIRECT Hillary Rodham Clinton   This is a redirect from a title with another method of capitalisation. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


In a May 2, 2008 "diary" entry in the Daily Kos political blog Olbermann berated the Clinton campaign for Sen. Clinton's interview with O'Reilly even after Sen. Obama appeared on Fox News Sunday three days prior. [40] [41]


Again, on May 23, 2008, Olbermann made Senator Clinton the subject of a "Special Comment" due to a remark that she made on the same day. He strongly criticized the senator's reference to Robert F. Kennedy's June 5, 1968 assassination which she made as part of a rationale for continuing her "second place" presidential campaign into June, calling it and her other conduct "unforgivable."[42] Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was one of two younger brothers of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and served as United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964. ...


Other news journalism

Olbermann was a fill-in for newscaster Paul Harvey.[citation needed] The September 11, 2001 attacks provided the impetus for Olbermann to return to full-fledged news reporting.[citation needed] He won an Edward R. Murrow Award for reporting from the site of the attacks for 40 days on ABC Radio and Los Angeles radio station KFWB.[43] Olbermann wrote a weekly column for Salon.com from July 2002 until early 2003.[44] For the Stuckist artist, see Paul Harvey (artist). ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... The Edward R. Murrow Award is an award presented by the Radio-Television News Directors Association in recognition of what the Association terms outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. ... For other uses, see ABC Radio (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... KFWB is a Los Angeles, California AM radio station operating on 980 kHz with 5,000 watts of power from a transmitter site near Lincoln Park (East Los Angeles). ... Salon. ...


Olbermann anchored MSNBC's coverage of the death of fellow anchor Tim Russert on June 13, 2008. He presented a tribute, along with several fellow journalists, in honor of Russert. Timothy John Russert, Jr. ...


Baseball historian and fan

Olbermann is a dedicated baseball fan and historian of the sport, with membership in the Society for American Baseball Research.[45] He is also one of the most prominent baseball card collectors in the country, particularly of T-206 tobacco cards and other rare cards, such as the very rare 2006 Alex Gordon rookie card.[46] He argues that New York Giants baseball player Fred Merkle should not be denied inclusion into the Baseball Hall of Fame because of a baserunning mistake."[47] He contributed the foreword to More Than Merkle (ISBN 0-8032-1056-6), a book requesting amnesty for Merkle's error, also known as the "Merkle Boner." Olbermann was also one of the founders of the first experts' fantasy baseball league. He was one of the founders of the USA Today Baseball Weekly LABR league, giving the league its nickname (LABR stands for League of Alternative Baseball Reality).[48] Because of his extensive baseball knowledge, Olbermann is a consultant to Topps, the baseball card manufacturer. Topps allowed him to open the first pack of 2007 baseball cards on Countdown the week before they hit stores. The first card of the pack was Johnny Damon of the New York Yankees. In high school, Olbermann compiled an extensive list of first and third base coaches in baseball history. This documentation now sits in the Hall of Fame, and is considered the definitive compendium of first and third base coaches in baseball history. This article is about the sport. ... SABR redirects here; for Selectable Assault Battle Rifle (S.A.B.R.) see XM29 OICW The Society for American Baseball Research was established in Cooperstown, New York in August of 1971. ... A baseball card is one type of trading card, relating to baseball, usually printed on some type of paper stock or card stock. ... The T206 Honus Wagner The tobacco card set known as T206 was issued from 1909 to 1911 in cigarette and loose tobacco packs through 16 different brands owned by the American Tobacco Company. ... Cigarette Cards were issued by tobacco manufacturers both to protect the cigarettes by stiffening the pack, and also to gain customer loyalty to their particular brand of cigarettes as a form of tobacco advertising. ... Alex Gordon (born February 10, 1984 in Lincoln, Nebraska) is a Minor League Baseball player in the Kansas City Royals organization. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Frederick Charles Merkle (December 20, 1888 – March 2, 1956) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... In baseball, baserunning is the act of running around the bases performed by members of the team at bat. ... Frederick Charles Merkle (December 20, 1888 – March 2, 1956) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Fantasy baseball is a game whereby players manage imaginary baseball teams based on the real-life performance of baseball players, and compete against one another using those players statistics to score points. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... USA Today Sports Weekly is a weekly magazine that covers Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, NCAA baseball and the National Football League. ... LABR was the first high-profile fantasy sports experts league of its kind. ... For the meat company, see Topps Meat Company. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...


Anti-smoking

On Monday, August 8, 2005, the day following Peter Jennings’ death from lung cancer, Olbermann revealed on-air that he had a benign fibrous tumor removed from his palate just 10 days earlier. In an explicit monologue (in which he described, among other things, his experience spitting blood into a trash can), he attributed his tumor directly to his 27-year habit of smoking pipes and cigars. He vigorously urged his viewers not to wait until they see symptoms to quit. "Do whatever you have to do to stop smoking — now. While it's easier."[49] is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a Canadian-American journalist and news anchor. ... Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. ... For malignant tumors specifically, see cancer. ... The palate is the roof of the mouth in humans and vertebrate animals. ... The cigarette is the most common method of smoking tobacco. ...


This marked the beginning of "I Quit," once a recurring segment on Countdown which offered anti-smoking tips and encouragement. On August 16, 2005, Olbermann's NBC colleague Mike Taibbi joined him for "I Quit" to discuss kicking the habit.[50][51] is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mike Taibbi is a television journalist working at NBC. Taibbi received Bachelor of Science degrees from Rutgers University in sociology and journalism in 1971. ...


Other television appearances

  • He appeared in a cameo as himself in an episode of NBC's Surface.[52]
  • He appeared in a series of television commercials for the Boston Market restaurant chain in 1997, in which he tells a bunch of Calvin-Klein type models to "eat something."
  • Olbermann has lent his voice for The Simpsons 2007-2008 season episode "Funeral for a Fiend." The episode featured Sideshow Bob whom Olbermann had previously compared to Bill O'Reilly.
  • On June 27, 2007, Olbermann and Patrick appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.
  • On the HBO series Big Love, Olbermann appeared in Season 2, Episode 9 ("Swing Vote Margene") as himself during a fictitious newscast.
  • On April 24, 2008, Olbermann appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.
  • On June 13, 2008, Olbermann hosted the MSNBC's commercial-free special coverage to honor his colleague, the late Tim Russert(1950~2008). During that broadcast he visibly wept during the many segments.

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Bibliography

  • Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush Administration's War on American Values (Random House, December 2007). ISBN 978-1-4000-6676-6.
  • The Worst Person In the World and 202 Strong Contenders (Wiley, September 2006). ISBN 0-470-04495-0.
  • The Big Show: Inside ESPN's Sportscenter (Atria, 1997). ISBN 0-671-00918-4.
  • The Major League Coaches: 1921-1973 (Card Memorabilia Associates, 1973).

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