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September 14, 2004

Keith Olbermann Spins Right-Wing Dirty Trick Theory Regarding Memos

As you probably know, the liberal media spun a conspiracy theory based on the fact that "Buckhead" wrote his famous "post 47" at a time-stamp of 8:59 on Wednesday -- suspicious, NPR thought, because Dan Rather's broadcast had only ended at 9:00PM.

How on earth could someone already have so thoroughly debunked a report within moments of its broadcast? Perhaps "Buckhead" was really Karl Rove. Maybe he was even Chuck Colson.

Of course, the enlightened geniuses failed to keep in mind that there are, get this, several time zones in America-- four of them, in fact -- and that FR is hosted from the Pacific zone. Dan Rather's report ended at 9:00PM, Eastern; Bukhead posted at 8:59PM, Pacific -- better known as 11:59PM, just before midnight, by New Yorkers and other east-coasters.

Well, Keith Olbermann, who's not only not-funny but also not-bright, picked up on this conspiracy theory, even though the original premise supporting it had already been debunked. The Not-Funny Nitwit decided that, even though Buckhead had had hours to critique the piece, it was all still "suspicious" enough to begin blaming Republicans anyway.

I expect he'll be making a forthright retraction.

Any. Minute. Now.

Allah corrects me; he says that Keith Olbermann said the posting had been made "within two hours" of the broadcast. So he didn't actually make NPR's goof.

But this seems worse to me, actually. First of all, he didn't get the time right-- the post came within three, not two, hours of the end of the broadcast.

Second, he doesn't even have NPR's boneheaded time-stamp error to justify making such a serious charge of political conspiracy. He is claiming that if someone knocks down a transparent media-perpretrated forgery within two (actually three plus) hours, that means that Republican dirty-tricksters are behind the forgeries.

Is this bias?

Have you ever heard Keith Fucking Olbermann making such a serious charge against Democrats with absolutely no evidence whatsoever?

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