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O'Reilly vs. Olbermann Through Wednesday, March 12

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March 14th, 2008

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  • Arjay

    21.

    I’m a conservative and I watch everyone and all news networks periodically throughout the week so I can assess all the respective agendas. O’Reilly is a pompous blowhard, Hannity blares the same 5 points nightly, Chris Matthews is a whining shill, and Olbermann is a sports-guy who aspires to be an insightful, intelligent and oh-so-clever political pundit–failing miserably. And hey, MSNBC: back off on the Olbermann extreme closeup. The dude’s massive noggen filling up my entire big screen is frightening. I can listen to his diatribe without having to count his nosehairs in doing so. Seriously, you’ve got to back the camera off.
    …and oh, yeah. Olbermann has his own “perceived cleverness gauge” and the two indicators are inversely proportional. The more clever he thinks his comment, the smaller his mouth becomes and the larger he flares his nostrils. I’m right on the money on this one, check it out.

  • Arjay

    21.

    I’m a conservative and I watch everyone and all news networks periodically throughout the week so I can assess all the respective agendas. O’Reilly is a pompous blowhard, Hannity blares the same 5 points nightly, Chris Matthews is a whining shill, and Olbermann is a sports-guy who aspires to be an insightful, intelligent and oh-so-clever political pundit–failing miserably. And hey, MSNBC: back off on the Olbermann extreme closeup. The dude’s massive noggen filling up my entire big screen is frightening. I can listen to his diatribe without having to count his nosehairs in doing so. Seriously, you’ve got to back the camera off.
    …and oh, yeah. Olbermann has his own “perceived cleverness gauge” and the two indicators are inversely proportional. The more clever he thinks his comment, the smaller his mouth becomes and the larger he flares his nostrils. I’m right on the money on this one, check it out.

  • Arjay

    Hey Randy; re you comment about Fox;let me give you an example of 'fair and balanced'. About a week ago, I watched CNN interview Ron Paul live on a morning news show. In the interview (I'm paraphrasing) he claimed Hillary and Obama were 'frauds' if you look at their voting records and what their rhetoric is. He also said he would never support John McCain, as he doesn't reflect Paul's values.

    Guess which part of the interview CNN played all morning long? That's right, the “I'd never support McCain” part. Not a peep about Hill or Obie-wan. Try some objectivity in your analysis and you'll see EVERY network reflects a bias or an agenda, whether left or right. Our responsibility to sift through it all and come to our own conclusions, not the views of tools like Olbermann or O'Reilly.

  • Arjay

    Hey Randy; re you comment about Fox;let me give you an example of ‘fair and balanced’. About a week ago, I watched CNN interview Ron Paul live on a morning news show. In the interview (I’m paraphrasing) he claimed Hillary and Obama were ‘frauds’ if you look at their voting records and what their rhetoric is. He also said he would never support John McCain, as he doesn’t reflect Paul’s values.

    Guess which part of the interview CNN played all morning long? That’s right, the “I’d never support McCain” part. Not a peep about Hill or Obie-wan. Try some objectivity in your analysis and you’ll see EVERY network reflects a bias or an agenda, whether left or right. Our responsibility to sift through it all and come to our own conclusions, not the views of tools like Olbermann or O’Reilly.

  • Brett

    O'Reilly has his days and Olbermann has his. What is disgusting about Olbermann is the way he has to justify his hatred for O'Reilly by always calling him out(I've seen it on two different “Countdowns” on two random days). What you don't see O'Reilly doing is calling out Keith in his show. It's always the “Far left loons” that gets mentioned. What also kills me is that all the libs that criticize Fox also get their's from CNN, NBC, CBS, etc. You won't see Fox putting black “X”s over Pelosi's face during a speech like you from CNN and a Bush speech. Justify how they're not “Fair and Balanced” and I'll vote for Hillary.

  • Brett

    O’Reilly has his days and Olbermann has his. What is disgusting about Olbermann is the way he has to justify his hatred for O’Reilly by always calling him out(I’ve seen it on two different “Countdowns” on two random days). What you don’t see O’Reilly doing is calling out Keith in his show. It’s always the “Far left loons” that gets mentioned. What also kills me is that all the libs that criticize Fox also get their’s from CNN, NBC, CBS, etc. You won’t see Fox putting black “X”s over Pelosi’s face during a speech like you from CNN and a Bush speech. Justify how they’re not “Fair and Balanced” and I’ll vote for Hillary.

  • Brett

    And a I forgot a site with rating numbers “Mediabistro.com.” It's about the only place I've seen hard numbers of the news shows. I always see ratings on Drudge about # of viewers but I wonder where they get those numbers from. It seems Mediabistro has some good info.

  • Brett

    And a I forgot a site with rating numbers “Mediabistro.com.” It’s about the only place I’ve seen hard numbers of the news shows. I always see ratings on Drudge about # of viewers but I wonder where they get those numbers from. It seems Mediabistro has some good info.

  • Arjay

    I'm with you, Brett. Watch Olb dog Glenn Beck. Olby is so inconsequential that he rails against everyone who's kicking his butt ratings wise.
    What libs don't get is that until Fox News came along, there was ONLY one view among CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN: the left's view.
    Fox took a view from the right that wasn't an option before. That's where the 'balanced' came in, but they're incapable of seeing that.

  • Arjay

    I’m with you, Brett. Watch Olb dog Glenn Beck. Olby is so inconsequential that he rails against everyone who’s kicking his butt ratings wise.
    What libs don’t get is that until Fox News came along, there was ONLY one view among CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN: the left’s view.
    Fox took a view from the right that wasn’t an option before. That’s where the ‘balanced’ came in, but they’re incapable of seeing that.

  • Sammie

    I view the Olbermann show much like a commuter speeding thru traffic, surfing from one relevant news broadcast to another, stopping only for a moment to glance at his car wreck of a show. KO has become the journalism equivalent to the interstate fender bender-much do about nothing. He simply slows our daily commute in search of trust worthy information. Lighten up and stop pretending to be a newscaster you ass clown-you’re boring the crap out of us.

  • http://Mick Sammie

    I view the Olbermann show much like a commuter speeding thru traffic, surfing from one relevant news broadcast to another, stopping only for a moment to glance at his car wreck of a show. KO has become the journalism equivalent to the interstate fender bender-much do about nothing. He simply slows our daily commute in search of trust worthy information. Lighten up and stop pretending to be a newscaster you ass clown-you’re boring the crap out of us.

  • http://Mick Eric

    Ass clown. LOL. Best desription of Olberman I’ve heard yet. Keith is an ass AND a clown. Ass clown. Perfect. Very nice Sammie.

  • Eric

    Ass clown. LOL. Best desription of Olberman I've heard yet. Keith is an ass AND a clown. Ass clown. Perfect. Very nice Sammie.

  • Ann

    I used to like Olbermann as a good counterweight to FOX, but after he joined the love train for Obama and abandoned any notion of objectivity I have given up on him. He is actually worse than O’Reilly. Both are biased and propagandaists, but Olbermann thinks he’s noble and a real journalist. He isn’t. He’s as bad as Hannity and O’Reilly, just on the other end of the spectrum. I long for the days when reporters and anchors just reported the news, had guests who gave both sides of the issues and let the viewers decide.

  • Ann

    I used to like Olbermann as a good counterweight to FOX, but after he joined the love train for Obama and abandoned any notion of objectivity I have given up on him. He is actually worse than O'Reilly. Both are biased and propagandaists, but Olbermann thinks he's noble and a real journalist. He isn't. He's as bad as Hannity and O'Reilly, just on the other end of the spectrum. I long for the days when reporters and anchors just reported the news, had guests who gave both sides of the issues and let the viewers decide.

  • smitty

    Was channel flipping last night and caught piece of the “reporting” over on msnbc…their hysteria over this is laughable. KO and Schuster were literally hyper ventilating over the “breaking news” that Obama's passport had unauthorized access over at the State Department….lol…I'm sure they're convinced that they are on the next Watergate cover up and downfall of the Republican party….lol. Their lack of journalism experience con't be more obvious. Why is no other news sources following this “story”? Becasue it no legs. Minor incidents like this happen all the time and anyone familiar with government bureaucracy is well aware and I'm sure they'll “discover” McCain, Clinton and many other famous folks have had the same unauthorized (not illegal) scrunity. Poor Keith…he reminds me of a lemming, so ready to jump off any news cliff that shows republicans in a negative light. Lol. He makes me laugh. And not in a good way.

  • http://Mick smitty

    Was channel flipping last night and caught piece of the “reporting” over on msnbc…their hysteria over this is laughable. KO and Schuster were literally hyper ventilating over the “breaking news” that Obama’s passport had unauthorized access over at the State Department….lol…I’m sure they’re convinced that they are on the next Watergate cover up and downfall of the Republican party….lol. Their lack of journalism experience con’t be more obvious. Why is no other news sources following this “story”? Becasue it no legs. Minor incidents like this happen all the time and anyone familiar with government bureaucracy is well aware and I’m sure they’ll “discover” McCain, Clinton and many other famous folks have had the same unauthorized (not illegal) scrunity. Poor Keith…he reminds me of a lemming, so ready to jump off any news cliff that shows republicans in a negative light. Lol. He makes me laugh. And not in a good way.

  • Randy Crawford

    I agree most news networks have a bit of bias to some degree but Fox is slanted to an extreme degree.They are basicly a propoganda network.A history channel special in 2002 on the rise of Nazism in Germany in 1930s ended with several historians being asked if it could happen again and quite a few historians choose the right wing christian fundamentalist movement as a likely source for such a totalitarin state in USA.Fox news is the ministry of propoganda and breeding ground for that state to be achieved.I stopped watching FNC after the Iraq war started when their anchors started routinely calling anyone who opposed the war a communist or terrorist.

  • http://randyz.crawfordcartoonist Randy Crawford

    I agree most news networks have a bit of bias to some degree but Fox is slanted to an extreme degree.They are basicly a propoganda network.A history channel special in 2002 on the rise of Nazism in Germany in 1930s ended with several historians being asked if it could happen again and quite a few historians choose the right wing christian fundamentalist movement as a likely source for such a totalitarin state in USA.Fox news is the ministry of propoganda and breeding ground for that state to be achieved.I stopped watching FNC after the Iraq war started when their anchors started routinely calling anyone who opposed the war a communist or terrorist.

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