Thursday, January 17, 2008


NEW YORK – January 15, 2008 – Following are quotes from "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" for the weeks of Jan. 2-4 and Jan. 7-11. "Countdown," a unique newscast that counts down the day's top stories, telecasts weeknights, 8-9 p.m. ET on MSNBC. Complete program transcripts are available at

[Referring to the fact that Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee admitted he had no clue about the NIE, but knows about Jamie Lynn Spears' pregnancy]
Olbermann: "Lord help us if we start electing or not electing presidents based on their Britney Spears I.Q."

[Referring to Britney Spears losing all visitation rights to ex-husband Kevin Federline]
Tom O'Neill, In Touch Weekly: "I'd like to say they are safe with K-Fed, but they're with K-Fed."

[Referring to a new book that claims Tom Cruise is the number two ranking official in the Church of Scientology and that his daughter, Suri, might have been fathered with the frozen sperm of the late L. Ron Hubbard]
Olbermann: "I thought it was Heather Graham starring in the remake of "Rosemary's Baby," not Katie Holmes [Cruise's wife]."

[Referring to Fox News' Sean Hannity being chased by an angry mob of Ron Paul supporters in New Hampshire}
Olbermann: "The villagers have gotten their pitchforks and their torches and stormed the mad scientist's castle that is Fox News Channel."

"On his [syndicated radio host Bill Cunningham] Sunday broadcast, he repeatedly identified a Democratic presidential candidate as, 'Barack Mohammed Hussein Obama' even though that is not his name. That is as offensive and dishonest as calling that host 'Bill Intelligent Cunningham.'"

[Referring to the fact that Bill O'Reilly is trying to link NBC and GE to Osama Bin Laden]
Olbermann: "That's right, Bill, and John Wilkes Booth worked for us, too."

Olbermann: "Rudy Giuliani has said you need to read, write, and speak English to become an American citizen. He started running a new campaign commercial on three Miami TV stations. The commercial is in – yes, Spanish."

What's O'Reilly's problem with John Edwards?

You notice how often Bill O'Reilly spews about John Edwards' candidacy? He refuses to take him seriously. Not that anyone in O'Reilly's audience cares anyway. But what's O'Reilly's problem? Well, besides the fact that he's a Democrat?.

Earlier this month, he slapped Edwards for showing compassion for homeles veterans.

This week, with guest Ed Schultz, he dismissed Edwards' comments again.
So O'Reilly doesn't think there are any homeless veterans? If O'Reilly might step out of his ivory tower once in a while, he might see reality.
Hey, Bill, John Edwards is surging himself, partly thanks to your continual mentions of him. People are listening to him. Good for them. Good for us and the political process.