Olbermann WPITW: Talks Ratings, Rips LA Times


By kevin Comment

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)