Eric Trump Picked a Fight With Keith Olbermann on Twitter. It Did Not Go Well.
There's nothing wrong with covering expenses when raising money for charity, particularly when the money is desperately needed by excellent organizations like St Jude's hospital for children. But when you fail to disclose that a) all the money raised isn't going to the charity ...read more
Faced With Indisputable Proof of Trump's Guilt, the Right Abandons the Rule of Law
You. Yes, you over there with the anti-Trump t-shirt: Put down the champagne and turn off the celebration music. I know you're excited that Donald Trump Jr. was stupid enough to save an email explicitly detailing criminal activity. I know this proves the Trump campaign did, in ...read more
Keith Olbermann on Bill O'Reilly: "I Genuinely Thought He Was a Menace"
On his nightly MSNBC show, Keith Olbermann used to spend an inordinate amount of time going after Bill O'Reilly, a man he viewed as being a misogynistic, dishonest fraud. On Wednesday though, Olbermann, who now works as a special correspondent for GQ Magazine, was not in a ...read more
Tweet of the Day: Keith Olbermann Mocks Alt-Right and Trump Administration's Horrendous Week
It has been a very, very rough week for the Trump administration as it careens from one spectacular disaster to another, and an even rougher one for the Alt-Right movement that saw it's most prominent PR flak disintegrate in the space of 48 hours. And who better to remind them ...read more
Keith Olbermann Explains Trump's Slimy Plan To Cripple The Press
Keith Olbermann's latest Resistance podcast highlights the ulterior motive for Trump kicking the White House press corps out of the White House and it's continuing a dangerous pattern on Trump's part. This won't come as a surprise to anyone that's been paying attention to Trump ...read more
Keith Olbermann Calls Trump A "Disloyal Bastard" In His Most Heated Rant Yet
Sometimes, a rant needs to happen. Especially when we are far too close to a man leading our country that repeatedly sides with dictators over our own leaders. Keith Olbermann delivers that needed rant in his latest piece and he has some choice words for Trump. Trump's love of ...read more
Keith Olbermann Has a Sobering Message For 3rd Party Voters: "Assume it Will Be The Last Vote You Get to Cast"
Keith Olbermann has been waging a one man, intense and fact driven war against the possibility that this country could see an unqualified, terrifyingly juvenile man win the presidency. In his latest withering assault, he has a message for the possible 8 percent of America who ...read more
Keith Olbermann: Trump's "Humane" Deportation Plan Looks An Awful Lot Like Concentration Camps
Keith Olbermann's latest video forces the watcher to face up to the reality of the evils in Donald Trump's "Pandora's box." It is going to be very uncomfortable for many, many people. What exactly, Keith asks, does the "humane deportation" of 11 million people look like? The ...read more
Keith Olbermann: Trump Has "Killed a Part of Our Democracy."
Donald Trump said something during the debate that some may have dismissed as theatrical overreach: he vowed to jail his opponent if he wins. However, as Keith Olbermann lays bare, this overreach isn't theatrical, it's dictatorial. Trump keeps showing us, over and over again, ...read more
Keith Olbermann: "We Have Had Enough"
In a special comment on GQ.com, former MSNBC firebrand and liberal hero Keith Olbermann delivered a withering takedown of Donald Trump and his supporters. Olbermann took specific issue with the "angry, white male Trump voter", who he claims believe that they are owed privilege ...read more
Watch Keith Olbermann Literally Call Donald Trump Racist From Inside His Trump Tower Apartment
I've got a "Special Comment" for Keith Olbermann's recent grandstanding over his decision to sell his Trump Towers apartment: bullshit. He says he';s selling because he just can't take living under the Trump name anymore, but here he is five years ago literally calling Trump ...read more
Quote of the Week: Vintage Keith Olbermann Eviscerates Donald Trump
Keith Olbermann may be a vile tempered, obnoxious egoist who is impossible to work with and his own worst enemy, but he can deliver vicious verbal beatdowns to Republicans like no other. Penning a highly entertaining column in the Washington Post, Olbermann describes why he is ...read more
Is Keith Olbermann Coming Back To MSNBC's Primetime Lineup?
Keith Olbermann is a nightmare to deal with. He's reportedly been a toxic presence in almost every one of the shops in which he's worked, his arrogance, tendency toward self-indulgence and general neuroses always making like a living hell for both his superiors and his peers. ...read more
MSNBC Needs To Bring Back Keith Olbermann
The important thing to remember about MSNBC is that since its debut in 1996 it's been a mess more often than it hasn't. It's easy to look at its current state and imagine that the network has somehow gone downhill, given that the place's ratings over the past couple of years ...read more
Cenk Uygur Finally Opens Up About Keith Olbermann: "He’s Clearly Got Clinical Issues"
Cenk Uygur is the anchor and co-founder of the Internet talk radio and television show, The Young Turks. In our "10 Questions With..." series, we talk to Cenk about his beginnings as a Republican, getting replaced by Al Sharpton, and finally being able to go on record about ...read more
All Brain, No Heart: Why We Don’t Need Keith Olbermann on ESPN
Sports is a hard subject to talk about. It’s harder to discuss intelligently, rationally and earnestly than politics, for sure. And that is why I’m scared. Sports are an escape that we fans know, deep down, is silly. As I’ve said before, sports gives us hope, so we ignore the ...read more
The Morning Banter: Weiner Face-Off, Rise of the Machines, and Olbermann's Countdown To Unemployment
Here's a quick look at what you should be reading this Friday morning instead of trying to figure out ways to duck out of work early. 1. Player Hatin' Here's a shock: Anthony Weiner's poll numbers are plummeting in direct correlation with his likability and anyone's ...read more
MSNBC's Extreme Makeover
Call it one hell of a shot across the cable news bow. In the span of just 24-hours MSNBC has made it perfectly clear exactly what kind of network it wants to be. The outraged populist with the combative tone, force-of-nature personality and tendency to let his constantly ...read more
The Daily Banter Mail Bag!!: Obama's Gay Announcement, Biden's Big Mouth and More!!!
Welcome to this week's edition of The Daily Banter Mail Bag where Bob, Ben and Chez answer readers questions!! Today, we discuss President Obama's announcement that he supports gay marriage, Joe Biden's extraordinary ability to put his foot in his mouth at every given ...read more
Keith Olbermann to Sue Current TV for $70 Million
Keith Olbermann has just sued Current TV ... claiming the network violated his contract, torpedoed his show ... and still owes him up to $70 million in unpaid compensation. In the lawsuit, filed in L.A. and obtained by TMZ, Keith says, "After being enticed to leave MSNBC and ...read more
Olbermann Will Be Chief News Officer For Current TV
On his conference call announcing his new venture, Keith Olbermann has announced that he will be chief news officer for Current TV, with a tv show debuting later this year. Olbermann says it will be "news that is produced independently of corporate interference." From ...read more
VIDEO: Keith Olbermann's Countdown Signoff
It's too bad. When much of the media was giving a pass to the Bush administration's malfeasance, or actively cheerleading it (Fox), Olbermann was one of the few to say "what the fuck is going on here?" as the right tried to destroy America. No doubt, this departure is evidence ...read more