“Keith Olbermann could be the poster child for the progressive media outlets who hate on Trump. The sports commentator turned political commentator has a really big vocabulary but an extremely small brain.” — Dennis Michael Lynch
“His career is a mess” says DML, when speaking of Olbermann. The smooth talking liberal started at ESPN as a sport commentator offering play by play analysis. But then he moved over to politics and hosted a show on MSNBC until he was let go. Then he moved over to the barely breathing Current TV. Now he now hosts a political web show for the magazine GQ. How long his latest gig will last is anyone’s guess after his latest attack on a female member of the Trump administration.
Keith Olbermann was called out by USA Today for using the “F-word” in a tweet aimed at Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in the midst of Hurricane Harvey.
“Our prayers are with all those in the path of
#HurricaneHarvey. @usedgov stands ready to assist impacted schools,” wrote DeVos on her Twitter account, as the massive storm forever-changed lives in the area.
Olbermann, an outspoken Trump hater, quoted DeVos and retorted in a tweet: “The hurricane is going to do less damage to schools than you are, Motherf____.”
Olbermann seems to frequently limit his vocabulary to what your mother may have called “potty mouth” words, as evidenced by the title of his latest book, “Trump is F__cking Crazy.”
USA Today deputy editorial page editor David Mastio forced an apology out of Olbermann, suggesting that the “gentleman’s” concept in GQ had clearly vanished. No other mainstream media outlets had written a word about the attack.
Mastio tried to get GQ editor Jim Nelson to comment, but he didn’t reply to the query. According to a report in Newsbusters, “Nelson is such a hopeless Obama partisan that he gushed that Obama was so great that he belonged on Mount Rushmore and insisted Trump voters opposed Hillary out of a deep-seated ‘fear of gynarchy.'”
Public relations reps for the Condé Nast-owned magazine also declined to comment.
The hurricane is going to do less damage to schools than you are, Motherfucker https://t.co/D71GP8Qnw0
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) August 26, 2017
Mastio, therefore, took to Twitter and, as a result, received an off-the-record communication from the people at Condé Nast, after which he reported:
I promised I would include an important fact in anything I wrote. The important fact is that even though GQ’s website and Olbermann’s Twitter profile say Olbermann is a “GQ special correspondent,” and his anti-Trump videos for GQ have been downloaded more than 170 million times, it is not accurate to associate Olbermann with GQ or Condé Nast because he is not a full-time employee.
Even before he could write the article, Mastio was alerted by the magazine to check out Olbermann’s Twitter feed, on which he tweeted an apology “without reservation.”
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) August 28, 2017
Mastio reacted to the tweet with skepticism, writing:
At first glance, Olbermann’s words sound like a solid apology, except for three things:
— The promo for his F-bomb-titled book is bigger than the apology.
— Olbermann left up his post calling DeVos that word.
— And if you read carefully, he promises to keep that gutter language coming. He’ll just be more judicious.
If Donald Trump ever apologized, that’s just the kind of apology he’d deliver.
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