The bad news keeps coming for MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. The 2010 ratings data is starting to trickle in, and the news is not so great for the Countdown host. In a down year for cable news where all three networks registered a decline in viewers, Keith Olbermann lost 11% of his total audience, but what is most troubling is that among the coveted age 25-54 demographic Olbermann lost 25% of his audience.
On his MSNBC program Keith Olbermann mocked the bomb that is Sarah Palin's latest book America By Heart. Olbermann said, "Even if the book as sold as many copies at Walmart as it has everywhere else combined, you're looking at 70% of a print run sitting in warehouses waiting to be returned to the publisher."
On his MSNBC program Countdown, Keith Olbermann exposed how Rupert Murdoch and his New York Post have betrayed their own war on Christmas by turning their backs on baby Jesus in order to promote the worship of Santa Claus. Olbermann said, "William Donohue and Rupert Murdoch's New York Post, traditional combatants in the war on Christmas have trained their yuletide guns on someone not for failing to put the Christ back in Christmas but for failing to worship Santa Claus."
Lewis Black popped by MSNBC's Countdown tonight, and he had some thoughts to share on Sarah Palin. Black said that the idea that Palin could be considered a presidential candidate is epically insane, "The whole concept of her doing the reality show is more than -- and then to hear them talk about her as a possible candidate for president is -- we've now reached epic -- it's epically insane."
On his MSNBC program Countdown, Keith Olbermann was recapping some of the stranger moments from last night's victory and concession speeches when he discussed John Boehner's leaving his man pants at home and crying at the drop of a hat, "This was set against the context of a republican campaign filled with demands from conservatives about manliness and manning up. Ladies and gentlemen, the new weeper of the house."
Tonight on his MSNBC program Countdown, Keith Olbermann spent some time reminding America that despite the best efforts of all the former Bush staffers in the media, of why we should not miss George W. Bush, "The true shadow cast by his presidency is who and what we miss because of Bush. What and who we could have been."
In a blistering special comment on his MSNBC program Countdown, Keith Olbermann dispelled the hysteria and politically motivated fear of the so called Ground Zero Mosque. Olbermann said, "What better way could we honor the dead of the World Trade Center than to do the terrorists heavy lifting for them?"
On his MSNBC program Countdown tonight, host Keith Olbermann used his nightly Tea Time segment to blast Sarah Palin's big solution to the Gulf oil spill, prayer. Olbermann said, "Well There you have it. A Palin presidency preview in microcosm, something bad happened, don't worry, God will fix it."
On his MSNBC program Countdown, Keith Olbermann, while discussing Sarah Palin's latest paranoid freak out over getting a new next door neighbor in Joe McGinnis mentioned that what Palin considers the family "swimming hole" is really a 350 acre lake, with public access, because you know all real Americans have a lake in the back yard for swimming.
On Fox News tonight, Bill O'Reilly took up Sarah Palin's latest conspiracy theory that Obama is more worried about campaign cash then cleaning up BP's mess. Not surprisingly, O'Reilly disagreed with Palin, and said, "Oil companies give big time money to both parties...John McCain got a lot of money from oil companies. Sarah Palin gets money from oil companies."
On his nightly Tea Time segment during his MSNBC show Countdown tonight, host Keith Olbermann dove into the growing desperation of the Tea Party movement, and said, "A hint of desperation is starting to sink in. He highlighted that the Tea Party has admitted that they coined their own nickname. He used poll numbers that show the negativity of is starting to hinder the enthusiasm of Republicans.
On his MSNBC program Countdown, Keith Olbermann finally brought into the mainstream media what many in the blogosphere have been wondering for days, did Sarah Palin perjure herself with her testimony in the email hacking case? The fact is that the emails released from Palin's personal email accounts contradict her testimony, and Sarah Palin is caught in yet another lie.