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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 03:40 PM
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Looks like our man Keith O is making all the right enemies.
Edited on Thu Nov-11-04 03:40 PM by burythehatchet
From his blog...

It has all even come to the attention of the blithe agitator of the far right, Ann Coulter, who yesterday not only wrote of the election irregularities but, Im proud to say, slimed and misquoted me. In a major report on Countdown with Keith Olbermann last Monday, my fellow Cornell alum writes, Olbermann revealed that Bushs win in Florida and thus the electionwas attributable largely to largely Democratic districts suddenly switching sides and all voting for Mr. Bush at the same time!

It made for fascinating reading, because it made me think for a moment that I had been on television while in a coma. I couldnt recall making such a broadly ridiculous remark and it turns out I didnt. Ms. Coulter, living up to her usual standards which many of us in the Alumni Association nightly pray she didnt learn at the university, took a quote from a transcript of the November 8th show completely out of context, and entirely twisted its meaning.

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I love it...Nothing I'd like to see more than a death match between Keith and the witch.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 03:40 PM
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1. I demand this fight be conducted with kris knives!
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benito Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 03:41 PM
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2. but he *did* say that.
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FeelinGarfunkelly Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 03:43 PM
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3. Keith explains it on his blog
How it was taken OUT OF CONTEXT by Ann the Man
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 03:44 PM
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4. .
The actual quote follows, with the key portion discarded by Ms. Coulter indicated in bold face:

There (Florida), county totals in Tuesdays election might be attributable largely to largely Democratic districts suddenly switching sides and all voting for Mr. Bush.

Thus, a comment indicating how President Bush might have legitimately achieved majorities in some Florida counties, is transformed into a contention that the entire election turned on those county margins.

Its a neat trick the journalistic equivalent of the dog who learns to balance the biscuit on her nose and then flip it into her mouth on voice command.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 03:50 PM
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5. That's also a neat trick,
to sort of reference a "female dog" without actually coming out and saying "bitch." Hee hee hee. Keith's bringin the funny.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 03:55 PM
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7. d'oh, I didn't catch that...good one
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benito Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 03:50 PM
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6. ok
because I did watch the video clip 'countdown_on_voting_irregs' again. at the 6:44 mark he made this quote.

Yall really shouldn't listen to Man Coulter. She's still skiddish after that AlPieda attack.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 03:55 PM
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8. He did NOT say Man, did he?
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 05:26 PM
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9. anyone hated by Ann the Man is a friend of mine . . .
I wonder if she knows how stupid she sounds . . .

nah . . .
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