Olbermann spanked for making faces at Beck?

Just in case: that’s RedState dot COM, Keith.  Have you noticed that nobody in the media ever updates their links?

Here’s the (very entertaining) timeline:

  • Thursday, September 3rd, 11:18 PM: Glenn Beck calls for his Twitter followers to send him information on “CASS SUNSTEIN, MARK LLOYD AND CAROL BROWNER” (all caps in the original, which is honestly a bit much).
  • Friday, September 4th, 3:36 PM: Dave Weigel reports on all of this.
  • Sunday, September 6th, 12:05 AM: It becoming clear that Van Jones is a crazy 9/11 Troofer and a generally not-particularly-mainstream fellow, he resigns as Green Jobs Czar (via AoSHQ).
  • Sunday, September 6th, 10:14 AM: Keith Olbermann declares a Crusade against Glenn Beck (via Verum Serum).  This is to be an epic war of battle between Olbermann and Beck, yadda yadda.
  • Tuesday, September 8th, 8:21 AM: Media Decoder hesitantly points out that media-on-media wars may not be the smartest things in the world; and is treated to a righteous, stylized response from Olbermann himself.
  • Tuesday, September 8th, 8:22 AM to 9:46 AM (time indeterminate): Somebody in either MSNBC or GE notices that Olbermann is calling for a Crusade.
  • Tuesday, September 8th, 9:47 AM: Olbermann calls off the Crusade (via Newsbusters & Instapundit).

There is, of course, no evidence whatsoever that GE sent Olbermann was off to bed without his binky.  Personally, I’d have enforced a timeout and Olbermann being made to write out ten things that he liked about Glenn Beck, but that’s just because I’m a dad now.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.


  • matt says:

    I wonder if rateings were beining to slip on one or both of their shows. Either way I don’t think any pundit should be paid much attention to.

  • FeFe says:

    But was Olbie sent to bed without any dinner? Eating meat is the leading cause of global warming, ummm, climate change, ummm, fat people who cause melting polar ice caps, yeah! No dinner for you Oblie. Do it for Gaia, and that binky better be recycled plastic not containing Bisphenol A or I’m telling Cornell, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

  • CB says:

    Becks ratings are actually on the rise – whereas Olbermann can’t come close to the numbers that Beck rates.
    The best things that happened to Olbermann is Beck and O’Reilly – outside of those two gentlemen, Olbermann couldn’t get his name into a Penny Saver.

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