I figured it would only be a matter of time before Howie Carr penned a smackdown of the man he loving called “Comrade Keith” Olbermann, the bombastic lion of the left who was mercifully shown the door at MSNBC on Friday.
If Howie’s meanness seems a little over-the-top, it might be because he’s trying to mock his subject. After all, Olbermann once called Mass. Senator Scott Brown an “irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, tea-bagging, supporter of violence against women and against politicians with whom he disagrees.”
On the subject of conservative columnist Michelle Malkin getting hate mail, Olbermann thundered that it was “all thanks to the total mindless, morally bankrupt, knee-jerk, fascistic hatred, without which Michelle Malkin would just be a big mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it.”
In a stinger, Howie pushed back with this reaction to a recent Olbermann segment:
… Comrade Keith did a 12-minute, spittle-streaked screed last week right out of the box. By the seven-minute mark, even Barney Frank had changed the channel.
Of Olbermann’s interminable “special comment” segments and mediocre ratings, Howie added:
Fidel could get away with four-hour speeches because no one in Cuba had anywhere else to go.
It looks like it just boiled down to the fact that Olbermann is a very difficult employee who was being paid $7-8 million a year to bring in only about a million viewers a night. In a word, he was an overpaid jerk and Olbermann’s bosses finally realized it.
I hope he goes back to sports. Frankly, I don’t think Olbermann’s that bright. The new star will be Rachel Maddow. Agree or disagree with her, but she is one very smart woman. Olbermann, on the other hand, is little more than a glorified jock-sniffer.
See, I can be just as mean as Keith …