That Keith Olbermann–what a classy, classy guy. Will someone please explain to me how incredibly “progressive” this is?
Be sure to read the actual words the corporate hireling said: “Our number-one story: Miss California now being accused of using performance-enhancers.” (To watch the whole segment, click this.)
As many readers already know, this whole thing started when [Carrie] Prejean was asked to state her view on same-sex marriage. She stated a view slightly to the left of Barack Obama’s (and Al Gore’s, and Hillary Clinton’s). She therefore had to be trashed on the progressive TV shows which endlessly kiss that president’s keister. Thereby attracting the demo, of course, which these programs exist to stalk.
Ha-ha! Millionaires with poor news judgment using their platforms to mock a relatively unimportant person because she’s a young woman with breast implants. (How exotic in California, especially for someone who competes in beauty pageants!) Now this cutting-edge journalism: calling a beauty queen ”dumb and twisted,” “a human Klaus Barbie Doll,” a ”ding-dong,” and “not just a boob, but a fake boob.” Somerby continues:
The segment had been our “guilty pleasure,” KeithO told us progressives. And then, he threw to Rachel Maddow, as he does every night at this time.
As readers may know, we’re not real high on Maddow’s work to this point. We think she tends to be under-prepared (and over-extended). We think she isn’t real sharp on domestic affairs; we think she’s made a few very poor judgments. That said, it was a remarkable pie in the face when Olbermann staged this segment of locker-room clowning about boobs and breasts, then threw directly to Maddow. Elsewhere, gentlemen of Olbermann’s type get sued for such wonderful workplace humor. But as has occurred since the dawn of time, Maddow was forced to take his pie right in the kisser last night, although we thought she may have seemed a bit offended as the hand-off occurred. (Tape of the opening isn’t available at the Maddow Show site.)
Don’t worry, Bob–our girl knows that making fun of women because they’re women is what’s required on MSogyNyBC. Olbermann knows that the his target Dem audience is only “progressive” until it comes to, you know, the (female) majority of the party. Do Dem women watch this crap and giggle along, thinking that they’re somehow unmockable? (Just try running for school board, baby!) Do they think this kind of treatment is reserved only for beauty queens and Hillary Clinton, and isn’t about them too? (If you’re really in the mood for a blast of stupid, head on over to Bob’s archives to gaze in slack-jawed amazement at MSNBC’s coverage of the “tea parties” two weeks ago, and read all about how Olbermann and our Rhodes Scholar anchorwoman giggled about d!ck jokes all week long.)
Super, super classy!