Olbermann Really Does Read Negative Comments About Him

If you post a diary or comment on Daily Kos and you say bad things about Keith Olbermann assuming he’ll never read them, well, you know what happens when you assume.

As reported on NewsBusters, Olbermann posted a long response to a diary that ripped him for doing nothing but attacking Republicans on his show, MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

Olbermann’s diatribe:

I preface this by saying, got a complaint about me, go ahead. Diarize, comment, whatever (actually those first two are your only choices—there is no ‘whatever’). There’s a chance I’ll ignore it, there’s a chance I’ll agree with it, but usually I’ll respond to it and try to explain or at least address it. I’d say “Bring It On,” but that doesn’t necessarily have the same meaning it used to.

However, be forewarned: you may be part of a plan to make it look like I’m under siege by the Left.

Step 1: Trollish person writes over-the-top critical diary (in this case, on the Mark Sanford email reading).

Step 2: Lots of defense of your undersigned diarist (thank ye).

Step 3: RW website writes piece quoting this here site: “By Wednesday, even critics on the left said Olbermann had gone too far.” […]

Again, no request for amnesty, agreement, criticism-free zones, or universal love is implied here. Just watch out: there’s nothing better for the lunatic fringe when a Mark Sanford hits an iceberg, than to throw up some phony Liberal-on-Liberal-Violence sabotage chaff in front of the torpedos headed towards a Republican-In-Crisis.

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