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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 10:09 AM
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69. I don't do twitter, so can't comment on that,
but I am willing to cut Keith some slack. This has been a bad time for him, losing both parents with in such a short time, the stress of having his father in ICU for months, watching him suffer,having to make the decision to let him go, etc.

Grief can be very debilitating, and manifests itself in a myraid of ways. Some people can't stop crying, some get angry, some slip into depression. Some even get furious at the person who died for leaving them. It's very complicated.

The way you're describing Keith's behavior on Twitter suggests to me that he is expressing his grief through anger. On the other hand, he does have a reputation for being thin skinned, so it could be that, or maybe it's a little bit of both. Whatever it is, I'm still willing to cut him some slack.
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  -Keith Olbermann, the Kossack Cheerleaders, and Fake President Maddow samplegirl  Jun-17-10 08:00 AM   #0 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-17-10 08:03 AM   #1 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-17-10 08:08 AM   #2 
  - Both sides need to learn how to identify authenticity & the fact that, e.g., I can agree with critic  patrice   Jun-17-10 08:13 AM   #3 
  - Keith and Rachel are not zero-sum thinkers.  Berry Cool   Jun-17-10 10:19 AM   #16 
  - K&R  highplainsdem   Jun-17-10 08:14 AM   #4 
  - Seems to me...  samplegirl   Jun-17-10 08:28 AM   #5 
  - If the speech had not been "lackluster" than it would have been  treestar   Jun-17-10 08:31 AM   #6 
  - That is an Interesting Observation  On the Road   Jun-18-10 08:46 AM   #65 
  - Why should we give ANY POTUS an inch, be they R or D?  Joe Fields   Jun-18-10 01:29 PM   #75 
  - I was surprised to see so many at DU turn against him.  Child_Of_Isis   Jun-17-10 08:37 AM   #7 
  - I'm surprised daily at how a portion of members here will side with this  jp11   Jun-17-10 10:15 AM   #14 
  - yea its alot of work  pezDispenser   Jun-17-10 10:50 PM   #44 
  - I used to be a staunch KO supporter, but no more  lbrtbell   Jun-18-10 03:51 AM   #59 
     - I don't do twitter, so can't comment on that,  dgibby   Jun-18-10 10:09 AM   #69 
  - What's funny is that anyone who disagrees with Maddow or Olbermann  geek tragedy   Jun-17-10 08:44 AM   #8 
  - Olberman cheerleads himself.  izzybeans   Jun-17-10 08:44 AM   #9 
  - I'd vote for Fake President Maddow any day of the week,  Bette Noir   Jun-17-10 09:21 AM   #11 
  - Is it a contest?  izzybeans   Jun-17-10 09:55 AM   #12 
  - You won't "march in lock step with our favored telescreen channel"  Berry Cool   Jun-17-10 10:25 AM   #18 
     - Comprehension fail.  izzybeans   Jun-17-10 10:38 AM   #19 
        - "I's actually a simple process. " A rogue AI?!?  Ignis   Jun-17-10 11:52 PM   #49 
        - see, you're supposed to march in lock step AGAINST the dems. get with the program  dionysus   Jun-18-10 11:12 AM   #70 
  - K&R  roguevalley   Jun-17-10 02:22 PM   #25 
  - So would I, but I would settle for Obama removing  sabrina 1   Jun-18-10 12:05 AM   #50 
  - izzybeans seems to be smarter than KO,  Vattel   Jun-18-10 09:00 AM   #66 
  - "No skin in the game"? Are you kidding? Did YOU have white powder delivered to YOU?  Berry Cool   Jun-17-10 10:23 AM   #17 
     - .  izzybeans   Jun-17-10 10:40 AM   #20 
     - I consider the press important. I believe Thomas Jefferson did too.  laughingliberal   Jun-17-10 09:57 PM   #38 
     - actually, I listened to O's speech  newspeak   Jun-17-10 11:19 AM   #22 
        - That was a pretty telling bit on Stewart. It makes the entire country  izzybeans   Jun-17-10 11:28 AM   #24 
  - Calling people "cheerleaders" or "haters" who want a pony is intellectually lazy.  elocs   Jun-17-10 09:07 AM   #10 
  - There's a long list of folks who stood up against George Bush who have been trashed ...  KoKo   Jun-17-10 10:04 AM   #13 
  - What she said -  Hell Hath No Fury   Jun-17-10 02:34 PM   #26 
  - +1 Careful! You'll make us a stronger, more effective party!  theFrankFactor   Jun-17-10 09:43 PM   #35 
  - It's more the centrists, not the left that trashes anyone  dflprincess   Jun-17-10 10:21 PM   #40 
     - LOL. Certain self proclaimed members of the left demand lockstep as much as anyone.  SemiCharmedQuark   Jun-18-10 02:53 AM   #55 
  - K&R n/t  Berry Cool   Jun-17-10 10:18 AM   #15 
  - K & r, nt  jonnyblitz   Jun-17-10 10:43 AM   #21 
  - I find a lot of pieces like this mildly self-contradictory.  D23MIURG23   Jun-17-10 11:19 AM   #23 
  - I think it's hilarious that Olbermann is letting people on the intertubes get to him.  Skinner   Jun-17-10 03:24 PM   #27 
  - A lesson that I'm sure you know all too well.  Number23   Jun-17-10 07:24 PM   #28 
  - It's bizarre that he let it bother him that much.  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 08:37 PM   #32 
  - until you start getting mailed packets of white powder, then it's not so funny anymore  ShamelessHussy   Jun-17-10 10:50 PM   #45 
  - Nobody on Kos mailed him any powder. One commenter was a dick to him  SemiCharmedQuark   Jun-18-10 02:37 AM   #54 
  - Damn you, Skinner!  bleever   Jun-18-10 01:33 AM   #52 
  - but  Skittles   Jun-18-10 03:00 AM   #57 
  - The Dear Rachel blog wasn't really that bad  Number23   Jun-17-10 07:25 PM   #29 
  - Thin skinned  WeDidIt   Jun-17-10 07:37 PM   #30 
  - Come down from your cross.  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 08:34 PM   #31 
  - Obama to Open Offshore Areas to Oil Drilling for First Time  theFrankFactor   Jun-17-10 09:47 PM   #37 
  - no one attacks Obama  William Z. Foster   Jun-17-10 10:12 PM   #39 
     - Well said. Thank you. nt  laughingliberal   Jun-17-10 11:26 PM   #48 
     - You must be thinking of another board.  Radical Activist   Jun-18-10 11:48 AM   #71 
     - "no one attacks Obama"  dionysus   Jun-18-10 01:00 PM   #72 
        - I believe you  William Z. Foster   Jun-18-10 04:42 PM   #77 
  - When did "heinousness" become a word?  NoPasaran   Jun-17-10 09:10 PM   #33 
  - I'd bet he's received a lot of hate mail  frustrated_lefty   Jun-17-10 09:19 PM   #34 
  - Frankly folks ...  GeorgeGist   Jun-17-10 09:46 PM   #36 
  - K&R! n/t  Kermitt Gribble   Jun-17-10 10:25 PM   #41 
  - Thanks for posting this. These "Freepers of the Left" are not helping.  20score   Jun-17-10 10:40 PM   #42 
  - What exactly is a "Freeper of the Left"?  KonaKane   Jun-17-10 10:46 PM   #43 
     - a zealot  ShamelessHussy   Jun-17-10 10:52 PM   #47 
     - Sounds just like baiting language  KonaKane   Jun-18-10 01:02 PM   #73 
        - i think it is fair to say that about some...  ShamelessHussy   Jun-18-10 08:16 PM   #78 
     - oh yes it does  Skittles   Jun-18-10 03:02 AM   #58 
        - Wouldn't that make them the Freepers of the "center-left"?  JVS   Jun-18-10 07:20 AM   #64 
           - I agree with everything except the "left" there.  Ignis   Jun-18-10 01:21 PM   #74 
  - K&R!!!  DeSwiss   Jun-17-10 10:51 PM   #46 
  - Keith rocks. That's the best they've got to "smear" him with?  Waiting For Everyman   Jun-18-10 12:06 AM   #51 
  - LOSTA GOOD POINTS!!!!  winstars   Jun-18-10 02:19 AM   #53 
  - a sizeable segment of DU participates in blind worship  Skittles   Jun-18-10 02:58 AM   #56 
  - I love it when the very first response busts a freeper...  Hubert Flottz   Jun-18-10 04:10 AM   #60 
  - Freepers of the left....  earth mom   Jun-18-10 05:02 AM   #61 
  - no one would ever confuse me with a cheerleader  cleveramerican   Jun-18-10 06:42 AM   #62 
  - I will continue to watch Olbermann  Enthusiast   Jun-18-10 07:14 AM   #63 
  - Too late to recommend but +1 n/t  Catherina   Jun-18-10 09:15 AM   #67 
  - Well said  depakid   Jun-18-10 09:22 AM   #68 
  - Bravo!  JHB   Jun-18-10 01:33 PM   #76 

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