Olbermann’s writers have become more incoherent than usual lately, or perhaps Keith is skipping some lines on the teleprompter.
Thursday in “Worst Person, Bronze” he began by describing Karl Rove as having been named as “one of the most prominent Norwegian-American statesmen in America” and then segues into him demanding apologies from newspapers because he has not been formally indicted in the Alabama Seiglemann case.
I first thought Rove was demanding the apologies for the “Norwegian-American statesmen” thing, which seemed odd; then for not having been indicted, which seemed even more odd. Why would he want to be indicted, and why would it be the responsibility of the newspapers to do so? Olbermann never made that entirely clear.
Then Friday in his “Nexus of Policy and Terror” segment Olbermann twice says that Donald Rumsfeld defended himself against Tom Ridge’s charge of raising the threat level for political reasons by quoting Osama bin Laden. Olbermann then provides quotes from Rumsfeld “spokesmen,” but he never quotes Rumsfeld himself to the extent of a single word, or gives the slightest hint of the nature of the Osama bin Laden quotes that Rumsfeld supposedly used. That was just weird.
Countdown: 3, 2, 4, 5, 1.