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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-15-08 03:43 PM
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Keith Olbermann: David Frum - Super Genius (brutal)
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David Frum - Super Genius (Updated)

by Keith Olbermann
Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 12:05:36 PM PDT

It has been the nation's yoke - but also its salvation.

The Neo-Cons, the Bushies, the Contractors from Contract With America - the whole cornucopia of schemers, manipulators, and corner-cutters - have a thirst for power and control that is exceeded by only one personality facet:

Their stupidity.

Our latest winner, David Frum, the auteur of The Axis Of Evil, the guy who decided it was a good idea to try to sandbag his intellectual superior, Rachel Maddow, and wound up lucky to not have his eyebrows singed off.

He has done it again.

He has attributed a quote to me about the Reichstag fire - leaving no room for doubt that I said it, that I somehow said it about him, that I even called John McCain a "Nazi."

As convinced and unequivocal as the "evidence" demanding the invasion of Iraq.

And just as wrong.

I never said anything of the kind, on television or off. The quote he attributed to me was from a blogger. And here's the biggest shock - he hasn't corrected it.

Frum may believe he legally covered his laughable ass by preceding his NRO post with the phrase "I'm told last night" that I spoke out about his appearance with Rachel.

But then he drops the hypothethical and goes into unambiguous assertion of fact.

<...>

Honestly, watching the far right over the last few weeks is like watching Lee J. Cobb come apart like a cheap suit at the end of "Twelve Angry Men."

UPDATED AT 4:30 PM EDT: After the intervention of MSNBC's crack PR team, Frum has "corrected," after a fashion:

PS - I'm told wrong. I have the transcript now, and I see that he called me the runner-up "worst person in the world." Always a bridesmaid ...

Keep trying, Dave. We'll make more.


:rofl:



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NotThisTime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-15-08 03:51 PM
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1. I love KO!!!
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-15-08 04:28 PM
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2. K&R for KO! n/t
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-15-08 05:34 PM
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3. SECOND UPDATE
SECOND UPDATE AT 5:25 PM EDT: David could be celebrating tonight, if only he could understand the history to which he contributed. Countdown defeated The O'Reilly Factor in the "advertising demo" (viewers aged 25 to 54) last night, 931,000 to 829,000 (CNN, 365,000). In fact MSNBC beat Fox for the evening.


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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-15-08 05:39 PM
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4. Lee J. Cobb! Cheap suit!
:rofl:

Take that, Speechwriter Boy!
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-15-08 05:48 PM
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5. "Always a bridesmaid".... Beautiful!...n/t
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