Olbermann WPITW: Talks Ratings, Rips LA Times

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In Friday’s WPITW, Keith Olbermann slammed the LA Times and writer Andrew Malcolm. We noted on Friday that the LA Times had issued a correction for its TV schedule which had listed the show “Jackass” in place of “Countdown.” Pretty funny mistake.

But not so hilarious — for Olbermann at least — was a one-line zinger “Top of the Ticket” blogger Malcolm had delivered in his summary of the little incident:

But without this kind of correction, online too, a few thousand people might have tuned into MSNBC, the Obama administration’s favorite cable channel, expecting to see a “Jackass” show, and instead they’d have found Olbermann.

In response, Olbermann ripped into Malcolm and the LA Times, saying (among other things), “[The LA Times] daily circulation has dropped below 725,000. The first rerun of this program last night had a larger audience than that.” Here’s the clip from “Countdown”:

(h/t Mediaite)