Keith Olbermann lacks class, tact
Keith Olbermann is not a man but a mongrel—a cross between a Shih Tzu and a bull terrier. There’s nothing appealing about him. He’s incredibly masochistic, he can’t keep a job, and he’s one of the most hated talking heads in the media today.
After a conversation occurring on “The Joy Behar Show,” he posted a couple of incredibly slanderous, demeaning, rude and crass Twitter messages about S.E. Cupp, who was part of Behar’s panel.
Most politicians and talking heads would refuse to respond as he did in fear of being fired from their high paying jobs or sued for defamation of character, but Olbermann has remained unapologetic for the past week.
What I’m wondering is how long will this loser continue to possess the get-out-of-jail free card? After all, what he said about Cupp was entirely uncalled for.
If you don’t know, Cupp is a regular contributor to the New York Daily, the host of “The S.E. Cupp Show” and is regularly seen on Fox News sharing her opinion as a pundit.
Olbermann doesn’t have a kind bone in his body, which is unfortunate. Really, he’s nothing short of uncouth and disrespectful. He never likes anyone on television who has an opposing opinion — which actually makes sense.
By now, you’re probably curious what Olbermann posted on Twitter and what Cupp did to provoke Olbermann. On Behar’s show on April 14, Cupp and Jerry Springer were invited to be guest panelists to converse — more so to argue — with Behar about Planned Parenthood and other pertinent issues.
A couple minutes into the conversation, Behar made a statement to Cupp, “Stop pretending that it’s just about fiscal issues when you know that you’re hiding your social agenda. There also, look at the Planned Parenthood thing; they practically stopped the budget from going through. We almost had a governmental shutdown because of abortion.”
So, naturally, Cupp, being a fiscal conservative and pro-lifer, was not too fond of Behar’s view; she rebutted, “The Democrats almost had a governmental shutdown because they refused to allow cuts in spending for Planned Parenthood. You can point fingers at either side.”
On Thursday, I was on Twitter, checking updates from the people I follow, when Olbermann posted a tweet obviously directed at Cupp. It read, “On so many levels she’s the perfect demonstration of the necessity of the work Planned Parenthood does.” This tweet was obviously supposed to insult Cupp and her fans by wishing Cupp dead. This is never acceptable, but like I said, Olbermann loathes people with opinions in opposition to his.
When a person backpedals, it’s disorienting and never makes sense, so when Olbermann posted, “I said no such thing. Only 3% of planned parenthood’s work is abortions. Unless you’re moron Jon Kyle,” and “I have never mentioned abortion. I said her parents should have used counseling by [Planned Parenthood] rather than get the results they did,” people were confused and grew more enraged, sending Olbermann more responses.
My beef with Olbermann is how awful for him to hide behind the abortion issue in order to attack a woman. I may be a pro-lifer, but I know how personal abortion is, and in no way would I ever use abortion as a weapon to insult a woman or cowardly suggest someone’s birth was a mistake, simply because I didn’t agree with his or her opinion. Although America protects free speech, it’s time for our society to take some responsibility for their words.
— Sage Mauldin, psychology junior