Archive for ‘keith olbermann’

May 14, 2009

Miss December 2001 decides she can no longer associate with Miss USA pageant

Shanna Moakler, whose erstwhile career as a Playboy centerfold has been previously noted here, considers Carrie Prejean a disgrace:

“I cannot with a clear conscious move forward supporting and promoting the Miss Universe Organization when I no longer believe in it, or the contracts I signed committing myself as a youth,” she continues. “I want to be a role model for young women with high hopes of pageantry, but now feel it more important to be a role model for my children.”

Thank you, Miss December 2001 and divorced mom. As “a role model for young women,” your quest for another reality-TV contract and friendship with Perez Hilton will surely be an inspiration to millions.

P.S.: You misspelled “conscience.”

(H/T: Memeorandum.)

UPDATE: Let’s hear from someone who has never appeared nude in Playboy:

Christians are supposed to be fat, balding sweaty little men with bad complexions. It’s liberals who are supposed to be the sexy ones. (I know that from watching “The West Wing” and all movies starring Julia Roberts.) But sadly for liberals, in real life, the fat, balding sweaty little guy with the bad complexion is Perez Hilton and the smoking-hot babe is Carrie Prejean.

Yes, it’s our own adorable Ann Coulter, and you should read the whole thing.

BTW, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the hateful opportunists who attempted to destroy Miss California by leaking those Carrie Prejean nude photos, and thereby drove this blog to previously unimaginable peaks of traffic. Of course, I was the only conservative blogger with the capitalistic foresight to lock down both “Carrie Prejean jailbait” and “Carrie Prejean sideboob” with a single post, but I couldn’t have done it without the assistance of unscrupulous photographers and gay gossip bloggers.

Speaking of naked gay video, Keith Olbermann:

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(H/T: Hot Air.)

UPDATE II: Welcome Instapundit readers! Remember Professor Reynold’s famous words:

“Personally, I think the more topless photos, the better. But as a straight male, what do I know about beauty pageants?”

More commentary at Jules Crittenden, Pundit & Pundette, Sister Toldjah, and Right View from the Left Coast.

UPDATE III: Perez Hilton plays the “homophobia” card:

(H/T: Townhall) No Perez, Miss Prejean doesn’t hate all gay people. She only hates you.

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May 2, 2009

Video: Gay gynephobia

Look, I’ve made clear my disapproval of breast implants. So now, watch as Keith Olbermann and Michael Musto make clear their disapproval of . . . vagina:

Please remind me of this video, next time a feminist calls me a misogynist.

UPDATE: Welcome, Instapundit readers! Meanwhile, Allahpundit has this video of Laura Ingraham and the viciously intolerant Gloria Feldt:

Notice how Feldt says that Prejean “has a right to her opinion.” Leftists don’t actually mean this. The whole point of the gay-rights movement is to abolish your right to disagree with them.

Linked by Hedgehog Blog and Daley Gator.

UPDATE II: BTW, the Ingraham/Feldt interview is the kind of TV I hate. Feldt filibusters and interrupts; Ingraham becomes derisive. As a journalist, it has always been my thought that, when interviewing someone who is transparently wrong, the best policy is to give them enough rope to hang themselves. I wish Ingraham had let Feldt finish her prefab talking points and then hit her with a hard question.

As to Feldt’s talking points: She began with the assertion that “feminism is about justice and equality,” which ideology Prejean is accused of betraying and therefore (to complete the syllogism) Prejean is not a feminist.

Which is correct. I have argued explicitly (a) that feminism is wrong precisely because it is a radical egalitarian ideology and (b) that the same-sex marriage argument is based on the same fallacious doctrine. Please see my American Spectator column, “Marriage: A Hill to Die On,” as well as “Whither Marriage?” and “Gay Rights, Gay Rage.”

The argument against same-sex marriage can only prevail if we begin by rejecting the assertion that men and women are “equal” in the sense that feminists mean it — identical and therefore interchangeable.

In fact, men and women are different, and it is their differences that create the necessary complementarity of marriage. Insofar as we accept the counterfactual feminist ideology of legally-mandated androgyny — that men and women are the same, and thus fungible — then it becomes impossible to argue coherently that it makes any difference whether you marry a man or a woman.

UPDATE: Dan Collins reminds Musto and Olby that “despite what your girlfriends may tell you, catty, stupid, vicious, jealous, ugly and self-righteous is no way to go through life, son.” I’ve got some related stuff here.

March 22, 2009

An Olbermann Quiz

by Smitty

Clip A:

Clip B:
Without inspecting the URL, which one was a Saturday Night Live parody, and which was the real McJackass? I know, you said the parody was B. SNL really has gone downhill in the last few years, no? Can’t even tell the difference between a website and a human being. Lorne Michaels may need to retire.
via HuffPo.

February 19, 2009

Olbermann lies, won’t apologize

Betsy McGaughey has issued a letter calling MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann a liar, and demanding that he issue a retraction and apology for his defamation of her. (Via Newsbusters.)

November 25, 2008

Olbermann on Turkeygate

Here’s a perfect recipe for holiday nausea: Take one large turkey, add a popular Republican governor and Keith Olbermann. Stir well.

(Via Hot Air.)

UPDATE: The great thing about MSNBC is their utterly unobjective chyrons: “Footage of Turkey Extermination . . .” Where do these idiots think cold cuts come from? Bacon? Burgers? And don’t even get me started on foie gras.

November 3, 2008

Olbermann’s paranoid style

Of the many things that “Saturday Night Live” writers got right in their parody of Keith Olbermann — the angry certainty, the hyperbole, the self-righteous indignation — none was more right than Olbermann’s penchant for the elaborately long sentence. Ben Affleck opens his Olbermann diatribe with this 92-word rambler:

That he is the worst president in our nation’s 220-year existence, indeed, that he is the worst president ever to head a government of any kind in the whole of human history is beyond dispute, but even Mr. Bush’s harshest critics had until this week credited him with a modicum of human decency, a decency utterly belied by the tape you are presently to see, a tape in which, at a White House press conference, Mr. Bush abruptly launches into a stream of ugly racist invective that would embarrass even David Duke.

Note the backward construction of the sentence. You go 33 words before you get to “is beyond dispute,” without encountering an antecedent for the pronoun “he” en route. Affleck/Olbermann then pivots on “but” and goes off in another direction for 48 words.

This show-off, self-conciously “smart” type of discourse is the intellectual equivalent of the nouveau riche ostentation of wealth. I know rich people whom you’d never suspect were rich if you were to meet them in the stands at a ballgame. They’re not some Thurston Howell III stereotype. In the same way, geniuses don’t generally declaim in entire paragraphs full of GMAT vocabulary words.

What Olbermann does with his “aren’t I smart” style is to play on his audience’s conviction that liberalism is smarter than conservatism. They’re like chess-club nerds, sneering at the jocks and preppies. Olbermann is reinforcing their smug condescension, and they love him for it.

July 19, 2008

Olbermann lies about … Olbermann?

(Via Hot Air/Olbermann Watch.)