Keith Olbermann Still Trying to Matter

TV Presenter and former comedian Bill Maher, ever the tolerant and respectful person, felt the need to reiterate his hatred of religion for those of you who missed his movie (and who didn’t miss that bomb?) by tweeting on Christmas Eve: “Wow, Jesus just fucked #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler ‘Hey, Buffalo’s killing them.”

Maher can’t stand that anyone would disagree with him, so he attacks. It’s his shtick, his rubber chicken (yes, I hear there was a time those were funny, too). It’s not unexpected, it doesn’t shock and the only people who care what Maher thinks are people looking for publicity for being outraged by him and people looking to suck up to him.

With the later choice in mind, enter Keith Olbermann.

You might remember Keith from when he had a TV show on MSNBC. It was a comedy show that took itself seriously. It was cancelled and Olbermann went on to become Current TV’s “Chief News Officer.” For those of you who live in the real world, Current TV is a cable channel you probably have but have never watched and “Chief News Officer” is a made up title to make Keith feel important. He has a legendary ego and psyche as fragile as a snowflake.

Keith, ever desperate for attention now that his twitter feed reaches more people than his television show, felt the need to defend Maher and take a swipe at Fox News in the process.

Olbermann tweeted: “For all those calling for @BillMaher to go to hell for the Tebow tweet: a) shut up b) you know why it’s hell, right? Fox News is on tv there.”

See what he did there? First, he kissed up to a guy whose show he’d like to be a guest on, which will probably work since Maher loves having choir members on so he can preach to them. He also took a swipe at Fox News by saying they’re on in Hell.

The fact is, Hell’s cable package probably does have Fox News, and MSNBC, CNN, Bravo and all the channels people actually watch. What it probably doesn’t have is Current TV. Then again, it might. But, just like here on Earth, no one watches it.