Randi Rhodes Blasts Keith Olbermann
Last night's Countdown on MSNBC was devoted to a one-hour "special comment" by Keith Olbermann. I always thought a comment was a brief observation. Evidently I was wrong about the "brief" part. I'm sorry, but that was the most self-indulgent hour I've heard since Emerson, Lake & Palmer broke up. Keith! Talking for an entire hour isn't a comment. It's a filibuster. Olbermann railed on for an hour about how we need healthcare reform. Keith, the best thing about stating the obvious is that you can state it pretty quickly. At least most people can. Watching that there were a lot of things I wanted to hear Keith Olbermann say. But mostly I wanted to hear him say "And in conclusion..."
OUCH! What really makes this FUnnie are the outraged blasts at Randi from the DUmmies and KOmmies for daring to attack their sacred Keith as you can see in this KOmmie THREAD, "DISGUSTED WITH RANDI RHODES ARE YOU?" as well as this DUmmie THREAD, "geez, randi going off on keith olbermann," and this THREAD, "Randi Rhodes lost it on air today...." So let us now watch both KOmmies and DUmmies attack Randi Rhodes in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, suddenly thirsty for at least a dozen Ketel Ones, is in the [brackets]:
DISGUSTED WITH RANDI RHODES ARE YOU?
["Amused" would be a more accurate word.]
I know this brief but I feel compelled to get a sense of this domain regarding her behavior today on her show. She spent the whole three hours tearing down last night's Countdown on MSNBC devoted to a one-hour "special comment" by Keith Olbermann.
[Three whole hours! I MUST hear that audio. Anyone out there have a link?]
She railed on her radio show today that the one-hour commentary by Keith Olbermann last night as elitist and unintelligible. Now while I can understand she may have missed the point. Olbermann framed the health care issue as life and death and that many of us are fortunate to have our heath care while many thousands die each year simply because they do not. Ms. Rhodes an alleged progressive might as well have been working for WellPoint, Cigna, or any one of the other insurance giants for all the good she did today to advance reform.
[Did Randi's insurance policy cover her attack by 14 Ketel Ones on the streets of New York? Now on to the other KOmmies...]
I stopped listening to her a long time ago. She is just annoying, repetitve and shrill.
[She sounds like a carbon copy of Keith Olbermann.]
Randi Rhodes? This is the pot calling the kettle black.
[In Randi's case, it is the pot calling the Ketel One black.]
It hurt to hear it. But, like witnessing a car wreck, I loyally listened the entire 3 hrs
[And knowing Randi, the cause of that car wreck was DUI.]
I seriously doubt that her opinion will get much mention in the wider world.
[It's getting mentioned in the DUmmie FUnnies.]
I think that she's jealous. She's been doing her schtick for a long time and is good at what she does (normally, imo). She's had a topsy-turvey last year or two, and has persevered; however, she's not as "famous", if you will, as Ed Schultz and Keith. Hence, her very own ego was bruised.
[Hey! I'm doing my best to keep Randi in the limelight. After all I helped kick off her national career when she was confined to a low power West Palm Beach station.]
When I used to listen she would often refer to the fact that
1. Keith gets so much of his information from her show and never credits her and
2. he never has asked her to be on the show and
3. he's really egotistical a bully and is not very nice.
[What does it say about you if you think a maniac is stealing your material?]
I was shocked when she called him out for being "all ego". She's the self-professed "Goddess of Radio"!
["Queen of Ketel One."]
I might disagree with her on Keith Olbermann, but Olbermann owes his current career to Rhodes's leadership in broadcasting.
[Keith stole her NUtty act and got himself a gig on MSDNC.]
Randi did not pave the way for him! Gosh before AAR, she was an unknown outside of lower Florida.
[And guess who brought her to the attention of the outside world. Psst! Look here. Look here. Now on to the DUmmies...]
geez, randi going off on keith olbermann.
[That sounds vaguely kinky.]
basically, she feels he wasted an hour, and she would have done a better job.
[Randi thinks she can be a better NUtcase than Keith.]
randi seems to be upset that keith never acknowledges her...
[...and given her credit for making him the NUtcase that he is.]
I have heard randi complain that Keith steals all of her material.
[That NUtcase is stealing my material! That's why he sounds so NUts!]
Once I remember her bringing up the types of women Keith dates....and how she isn't his 'type.'
[Keith doesn't like burnt out bar hags? And now to the second DUmmie thread...]
Randi Rhodes lost it on air today....
[Her lunch? Too many Ketel Ones will do that to you.]
This is the woman who at one point, long ago, said that Keith Olbermann stole her material.Today, she raved for three hours about his special comment last night, saying dozens of times what an ego he has. She also took credit for the success of Keith and MSNBC. Later in the show she said that she, Randi, has no ego.
[When you're the last bar hag sitting alone at the 3 AM closing time, it does tend to diminish your ego.]