Olbermann/Coulter Take Cornell Debate To Andy Bernard-Like Level

By Chris Ariens 

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann is calling out Ann Coulter, who wrote a piece on her Website calling out Olbermann for calling out Rush Limbaugh for a mistake Limbaugh made during his CPAC speech on Saturday. That’s a lot of calling out. Here’s part of what Coulter wrote:

These small-time opportunities to show off by correcting someone else’s teeny-tiny mistakes are the lifeblood of Olbermann’s MSNBC show, “Countdown.” There is utterly no purpose to these lame “gotchas,” except that Olbermann is so desperately insecure that he is willing to waste valuable airtime in order to convince other status-conscious idiots that he is, like, scary-smart.

Coulter then went on to criticize Olbermann’s educational background. Both Olbermann and Coulter went to Cornell, but different schools. “Keith didn’t go to the Ivy League Cornell; he went to the Old MacDonald Cornell,” she writes. Olbermann responds:

Poor Annie has completely lost it. Cornell diplomas don’t make any reference to individual college or major. They’re Cornell diplomas. Mine looks exactly like hers, only if she was an out-of-stater she probably paid 8-10 times what I did for mine. And the premise of the University is that anybody can take almost any course. Nearly half of mine were in “her” Arts College. And this is the first time since I went there in 1975 that I’ve ever seen a Cornellian rag on all the other colleges. It’s a long way to go just to rationalize Limbaugh not knowing the Constitution from the Declaration of Independence.

It’s a Cornellian debate that would make Andrew Bernard weep